I’ll admit, there was a time when I skipped moisturizing in my daily beauty routine (do not try this) because it seemed like no matter what thirst-quenching formula I slathered onto my face I would wake up every morning with a new whitehead or pimple. However, the aptly named La Solution 10 De Chanel (US $80; AED/SAR 294) came to my rescue, and it just might be the top contender for best moisturizer for sensitive skin. Formulated with only ten ingredients, the oil-free, non-comedogenic formula has proven to be the hydrating answer to my extremely sensitive and reactive acne-prone skin.
The brainchild of Amy Wechsler, MD (the consulting dermatologist for Chanel since 2011), the cream is the result of five years of research on how to create a product with as few ingredients as possible. But just because the formula is a gentle one, doesn’t mean that it isn’t effective. The product includes the most potent form of glycerin as well as silver needle tea extract—a strong antioxidant, which is hand-picked and sun-dried only once a year—in combination with water, vegetal squalane, soft powder, shea butter extract, as well as an emollient, emulsifier, humectant, and preservative to give you a soft and hydrated complexion without aggravating rash-prone skin or clogging your pores. An added bonus? The soothing product can be massaged into the dermis even during a breakout or after a bad reaction to another product.
One pump of the fragrance-free product is enough to cover your entire face—two pumps if you wish to massage it on your neck—and it absorbs instantly and completely due to its lightweight formula so that you can jump right into your makeup application. Massage into the skin in the AM and PM after cleansing for a supernaturally fresh face that glows all year round.
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