A DROP OF YOUTH One mi­cro­cosm of ever­last­ing hy­dra­tion is Chanel’s an­swer to glow­ing, taut skin. Li Ying Lim un­locks the se­crets to this hy­dra-revo­lu­tion in Taipei.

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In terms of beauty stan­dards, noth­ing com­pares to the de­mands of Ja­panese women. Fa­mously known to per­form a twelve-step skin­care rou­tine daily (at least) with high qual­ity, tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced for­mula for all their prod­ucts, th­ese women are cer­tainly in the know when it comes to what re­ally works to il­lu­mi­nate, soften, and hy­drate the skin – and they have the ex­ten­sive vo­cab­u­lary to prove it. “The Ja­panese have a very old skin­care cul­ture and very deep knowl­edge,” ex­plains Dr. Marie-Helène Lair of Chanel Beauty when we meet in Taipei. “Their lan­guage is also very spe­cific when it comes to de­scrib­ing skin­care sen­sa­tions. Ja­panese is a very del­i­cate and re­fined lan­guage, whereas we only have one word in French to il­lus­trate when the skin feels good! That was why we looked to Ja­panese women to study all the an­gles for soft, flaw­less skin.”

The cul­mi­nat­ing dis­cov­ery? Four di­men­sions that Chanel Re­search then ap­plied to for­mu­lat­ing a skin­care prod­uct un­der wraps till now. Re­search showed that for th­ese women, the idea of “mois­ture-in­fused skin” was multi-faceted. It meant that the prod­uct would be to­tally ab­sorbed; con­vey­ing the ra­di­ance pro­vided by wa­ter for that “moist glow.” They would have the sen­sa­tion that skin is deeply hy­drated, sup­ple,

Diane Kruger, the face of Chanel Hy­dra Beauty

Chanel Hy­dra Beauty Mi­cro Sérum works best fol­lowed by the Hy­dra Beauty cream

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