I was dazzled by the jewels, the exotic skins; the feminine simplicity channeled into fine details and a craftsmanship only money can buy as defined by one name: CHANEL. When the M.I.S.S. Crew ladies and I visited Chanel Ultra-Luxe Boutique at The Encore in Las Vegas back in February, I found myself in complete and total awe of every single item I laid my eyes upon, including Chanel’s line of skincare products, of which we kindly received a sampling of. Now, if there is ANYTHING you should spend your money on cosmetically in this economy, it should be on your skin, and flawless skin by Chanel is the ultimate luxury. But let’s face it, most of us aren’t quite yet in the Chanel tax bracket, so to not break the bank, this week’s picks will also include additional price points, since beauty is attainable at all income levels. And the secret to young looking, beautiful skin is keeping it smooth and hydrated from the inside and out, which means drinking plenty of water (8-10 glasses per day), getting at least eight hours of sleep a night, protecting it from the sun (use at least an SPF 25 and wear a hat), and most importantly, using a good moisturizer. Additionally, women 25 and older will want to invest in a face cream, which is the focus of this week’s picks: Crème de la Crème – Face Cream Gets Grown and Sexy.
PICK #1: Chanel’s Sublimage Essential Regenerating Cream – Universal Texture
This cream screams old world LUXURY. Heavily scented, and extremely moisturizing, it’s a face cream I imagine great divas like Marie Callas would have used after one of her magnificent shows – dabbing it on her face while draped in a silk dressing gown in her flowered filled dressing room. The cream is infused with Planifolia PFA (a plant from Madagascar) to nourish and protect the skin. Works best on very dry skin.
Cost: $375 for 1.7. oz – ($220.59 per oz.)
Where to Buy: Chanel.com
PICK #2: Crème de la Mer
Yes, I know it’s a cult classic, but Crème de la Mer is another luxurious cream that works wonders for drier skin types. The cream, infused with sea kelp, and a variety of vitamins and minerals, was invented by an aerospace physicist named Dr. Max Huber as a result of being severely burned in a laboratory accident. Celebrity folks like JLo swear by it, I break it out during the winter months to help heal my dry, chapped, wind-burned skin.
Cost: $130 for 1 oz. – ($130 per oz.)
Where to Buy: NeimanMarcus.com
PICK #3: The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream by Shiseido
This multi-purpose cream is great for younger complexions (teens – 25). Light, non-greasy, and very hydrating, it’s perfect for all skin types, and can be worn day or night. For a sheerer look, I like to blend with my foundation in the summer months.
Cost: $43.00 for 1.7 oz. – ($25.29 per oz.)
Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com
Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!
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