We are mad for anything Chanel. While neither one of us will probably ever be able to afford their to-die-for clothing...seriously...$5,000 for a jacket...yeah...not in this lifetime...it's easy to make a splurge for their skincare, cosmetics, and fragrances.
Well, if you're like us and love anything beauty related with the double C's, hold on to your credit cards because Chanel is set to release a new line of Precision Cleansers and Toners, specifically meant to combat the daily dirt and pollution that our beautiful faces come in contact with on a regular basis.
After a lot of research by the Chanel Research team, they've come up with these amazing products. There's a lot of scientific speak that follows and it's actually pretty interesting, so read on...
At the heart of this high-performance collection developed by Chanel Research is the Tulip Tree, which has been planted in cities worldwide to help de-pollute the air. Its shiny green leaves are covered by a protective wax that traps pollutants. As the toxic particles accumulate, the wax barrier prevents the pollutants from penetrating the surface, allowing them to be naturally eliminated when it rains.
The use of plants to de-pollute the environment, a process called phytoremediation, utilizes plants to naturally absorb the environmental contaminants. However, Chanel is the first to integrate this natural technique into a tailor-made product line which addresses the onslaught of environmental pollution head-on.
Combining the natural strength of the Tulip Tree Extract & Concentrate, with a bio-technological ingredient, Bioglucane, for greater efficacy, Chanel Précision Cleansers & Toners are able to perform three exclusive actions:
1. Trap pollutants to prevent skin damage from daily exposure to harmful environmental elements
2. Remove up to100% of impurities caused by harmful indoor and outdoor pollution
3. Protect the integrity of skin’s natural defense barriers, while respecting skin’s delicate balance
All we know is that it sound fabulous and we can't wait to check it out. Below are the three choices for each specific skin type.
Comfort: For Dry, Dehydrated, and Sensitive Skin
Specially formulated to alleviate dry and dehydrated skin with lasting comfort. Arum Lilly Extract, a flower known for its hydrating and moisturizing properties, enriches these effective nondrying formulas to thoroughly and comfortably cleanse, soothe and tone. Freshened and freed of pollutants, skin is deeply moisturized for long-lasting comfort.
Mousse Confort - Rinse-Off Foaming Mousse Cleanser 150ml $45.00
Lait Confort - Creamy Cleansing Milk 150ml $45.00
Lotion Confort - Silky Soothing Toner 200ml $45.00
Balance: For Normal to Combination Skin
Each formula in this range offers normal-to-combination skin perfect cleansing. Mallow Extract, from a flower renowned for its emollient and softening properties, respects skin’s balance and gently purifies. Skin is velvety-smooth and radiant.
Mousse Douceur - Rinse-Off Foaming Mousse Cleanser 150ml $45.00
Lotion Douceur - Gentle Hydrating Toner 200ml $45.00
Purity: For Combination to Oily Skin
Gently yet effectively formulated to meet the needs of combination and oily skins. Meadowsweet Extract, from a flower with naturally powerful astringent properties, helps eliminate excess sebum; surface oils are controlled. Skin is optimally cleansed, visibly freshened and beautifully mattified.
Gel Purete - Rinse-Off Foaming Gel Cleanser 150ml $45.00
Lotion Purete - Fresh Mattifying Toner 200ml $45.00
The new line is due to hit Chanel counters in stores and chanel.com in August 2008.
With love (always),
Jennifer and Christine
photos courtesy of Chanel
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