Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum
Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum is another focus for Chanel right now as part of their Essentially Chanel store events, where you can get a complimentary make over and top tips if you drop by a counter. I posted on Le Blanc de Chanel yesterday, and the Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum is the only other product from their iconic picks that I use regularly and happily.
Even though Chanel is championing this as an ‘iconic’ product, it’s too new really to have earned its iconic stripes. However, as a product to use before make up, it’s wonderful. I’m often hunting around for just the right moisturiser to use under foundation – something that gives my skin a smoothed and hydrated look so the base looks better with no signs of dryness. Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum is, I guess you’d say, watery, so that means that skin drinks it up straightaway. It’s got a very light serum feel finish that lets your foundation glide over the top. The claim is ’24 hour moisturisation’ – I know I’m a die hard Chanel fan but I’m doing an all nighter to prove or disprove this claim! I will have to flag up that it’s taken an absolute slating on Paula’s Choice, mainly for containing alcohol, but on my skin, it’s not dried it out or caused irritation (although it is perfumed).
The big sell of the serum is camellia micro-droplets .. I know.. but really, it’s a glidey base for your make up that gives, at least in the short term, a beautifully smooth feel and look to the skin. Again, this is a product that isn’t age relevant, and is for anyone who likes to go the extra mile with their base. It is expensive at £66 but Boots have an offer for 15% off anything over £30 HERE so that seems like the best place to buy it.
Is Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum the best possible hydrating base for foundation? Probably not, but it is a very unusual texture with that watery-serum thing, and ticks all the right boxes (on my skin) for improving the canvas for make up.