Bye bye tubes! Hello ovals. Chanel’s interpretation of hand cream packaging just makes me wonder why everyone doesn’t do this. Apart from the fact that it’s Chanel (I can’t help it), what I love about this oval packaging is that it bounces back to shape every time – it stays in that oval presumably to the last drop and doesn’t ever ‘squidge’ down. That’s not something I’d though about but much like the toothpaste tube, hand cream tubes can start to look quite sad by the end – technical term is shape memory as in toothpaste doesn’t have any, the Chanel oval does.
The little tip at the end is where the hand cream formula comes out and one squeeze delivers the right amount – there is no mess or residue once it’s out. In terms of formula, May rose wax and iris pallida, both from the Chanel Pegomas gardens in Grasse, glycerin, hyaluronic acid and shea butter. It’s genuinely a very light formula that feels absolutely beautiful on the skin. I don’t notice any scent in particular but it’s got decent staying power and zero stickiness.
Chanel La Creme Main is £45 (50ml) and launches on 13th October.
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