Best dry skin moisturiser: Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème
Desperately need a moisturiser but overwhelmed by the sheer number on the market? We found one to rule them all
Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème, RM380
Despite all the reminders to hydrate, our skin tends to err on the parched side, no thanks to air-conditioning, over-cleansing and environmental stressors. Luckily, Chanel has created a high-tech solution for dry skin that is as much a work of art as the result of cutting-edge science. How cutting edge? Think five patents for just one cream. By partnering with Harvard physicist and microfluidics pioneer David Weitz, Chanel Beauty Research and Innovation created a system that protects the full potential of a highly concentrated camellia oil extract, Camellia Alba OFA, right until application. The crystal-clear encapsulations can be seen with the naked eye, yet are stable enough to activate only upon contact, creating a decadent, fresh feeling as droplets burst to flood the skin with moisture, plumping and maintaining optimal moisture levels, all while antioxidant Blue Ginger PFA strengthens the skin's natural defenses. If you have dry skin and only try one new moisturiser this year, make it this one.