This is a first look at the Chanel CC Cream ($55/ 1.0 oz.), which has just become available to certain Chanel boutiques across the U.S. This will soon be available where ever Chanel is sold. Although this has been released internationally for some months, this is the first tube that I’ve seen in person. I was so excited to experience this product, so I thought that I can’t be the only one. I’m posting this quick overview of pictures so that you can see it with me.
Edit/updated: My in-depth review has now been posted here.
As far as I know, this is just released in one shade–20 Beige–at least so far. There are five primary attributes of the product:
- Anti-aging: Includes Rejuvencia, an active ingredient derived from marine micro-organisms to stimulate the natural production of collagen to prevent the appearance of aging.
- Moisturizing: Contains hyaluronic acid to help maintain skin hydration levels.
- Soothes: Uses cornflower water to comfort skin.
- Sun protection: Broad spectrum SPF 30 helps to block UVA and UVB rays using physical protection.
- Covers and perfects: essentially, has coverage in the nature of a sheer foundation
Here’s the product literature (in English) (click to enlarge):
The packaging is a travel-friendly squeeze tube:
The Chanel CC Cream in 20 Beige runs fair and warm. Here is a comparison with Chanel CC Cream, Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 32 Beige Rose (which is much pinker/cooler), Chanel Lift Lumiere in Ivoire (14) (similar, but with a bit more coverage), MAC Pro Longwear in NC15 (more coverage, lighter), and Nars Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska (darker).
Here is the active sunscreen agent, titanium dioxide 12%:
The additional ingredients (click to enlarge):
Additional packaging information:
I asked the Chanel cosmetic specialist, who was in the boutique for the weekend, whether the product had any color-reducing properties (for example, the Smashbox CC Cream advertises that it will help fade acne scars and discolorations). In other words–does this product correct permanently with skincare ingredients, or does it “correct” by covering up? The Chanel representative said that this product is not advertised to actually correct discolorations permanently, but that it could be used with the Chanel Le Blanc line (which is designed for those purposes).
I hope you enjoyed this first look. I’ll post again in a few days once I’ve had more of a chance to test this out.
Available with free ship and return at Nordstrom.com, and other Chanel sources.
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