When it comes to beauty products, simply walking into a Mecca Cosmetica store is enough to see you empty your entire life savings. The products on shelves glisten like rare gems, enticing customers with heady scents of lavender or vanilla and the kind of packaging that sees them resemble something more akin to a sculptural artwork than product reserved for the bathroom counter. And with celebrity approvals coming in thick and fast, discerning from the good to the bad, to the not-worth-the-price-tag can be incredibly difficult.
But when it comes to Chanel - a brand steeped in history that’s continued to command loyal customers for decades - you can be sure that you’re money is going towards a product that actually works. There are no gimmicks with this brand, just effective ingredients that even have celebrities swooning. Such is the case with the brand’s latest hand cream, Le Creme Main. With its glossy white, egg-shaped squeeze tube, it’s just as chic as it is vital to one’s skincare regime.
In a recent episode of Vogue’s “What’s In My Bag?”, Margot Robbie pulled out the chic product from her purse. Not surprisingly, everyone wanted to know about the product which received Australia’s own Golden Girl’s tick of approval. As a Chanel ambassador, it’s not unusual to see Robbie’s purse stacked with Chanel products, but when it comes to the product in question, Robbie is more than just an adoring fan. She swears by it.
If you were on the fence about it, consider the reviews. “Worth every penny. Makes my age spots diminish and crepey skin disappear,” wrote one person. “Wish it came in a big tub for the whole body!” Others said the silky formula leaves their skin soft but not slipper, and that the scent is luxurious and not overwhelming.
Featuring sweet iris extract and rose wax, the cream works to protect the skin barrier and diminish dark spots. The skin is left hydrated, softened and has a long-lasting protective veil against the elements thanks to the rich, luxurious formula. Glycerin, jojoba oil, panthenol, vitamin E, sunflower seed wax, hyaluronic acid and shea butter also boost the moisturising properties, while licorice root extract adds to the brightening impact.
Retailing at $87, it might seem like an investment, but the reviews suggest it’s all worth it. And when you consider the fact most Chanel products in the skincare range retail for upwards of $100, it’s quite the steal.
To purchase Chanel’s La Creme Main, visit the website here.