The Real Story Behind the Iconic Chanel La Solution 10
By April Long |
This article first appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of NewBeauty. Click here to subscribe.
The brainchild of Chanel consulting
dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD (also
a certified psychiatrist), La Solution 10 ($80) is an elegant
formulation that strips away all unnecessary—and potentially irritating—elements,
delivering super soothing hydration and
antioxidant-rich protection with only
10 meticulously selected ingredients.
Why We Love It
A first in luxury skin care, La Solution 10 is free from fragrance, colors, oil, alcohol and fillers, making it one of the cleanest, most skin-comforting products.
Precious, Chinese-grown silver needle tea is La Solution 10’s secret weapon: The handpicked leaves contain twice as many antioxidant polyphenols as green tea and downregulate levels of a nerve growth factor that causes sensitivity in skin.
The cream was tested globally in environments known to cause reactive skin flare-ups. In heavily polluted Beijing, 79 percent of subjects found their skin was less sensitive after one month. It has also been proven to reduce irritation after harsh procedures such as microdermabrasion.
Again and Again
117: The number of trials it took to perfect the essentials-only recipe at Chanel’s skin-care labs.