Chanel HYDRA Beauty Range

 Classic leather ware that every girl wants, and their long reigning parfums, Chanel is one of the top designers in the world.  Their new skincare range, Hydra Beauty promotes intense hydration, whilst protecting skin from pollution.  Is this Hydra range really all that great?

 Two key ingredients have been noted:

Camellia Alba PFA*

Blue Ginger  PFA*

Camellia is a flower found in the eastern and southern Asia.  With thick, serrated and glossy leaves, this flower has been adapted into human lifestyle, either in oils or teas. Chanel have incorporated this ingredient into their Hydra beauty range, claiming it to be the ultra hydrating ingredient.

Blue ginger, or Galangal, is a plant’s root, commonly found in the ginger family. The stems are commonly used in asian cuisine and tea; now in the hydra beauty range.  As claimed by Chanel, it has the power to reinforce the skin’s defence system.

The camellia is derived by Chanel, and incorporated as an ingredient. Not many labels use Camellia, however Galanga is used commonly in moisturizers.  Biotherm &  Clarins moisturizers contain Galanga, but are half the price of Chanel.  What makes Chanel’s line so much more expensive?  The camellia? I highly doubt it.  In fact, the name Chanel probably adds $50 to the price.

Hydrating products have very common ingredients, and as a result of labels, price differences arise.  A hydrating product from Chanel, will probably give the same results from a Clarin’s moisturizer.  If it were anti-aging, the results may differ slightly, however when regarding hydration, i highly doubt any significant difference.

I was very keen on trying Chanel’s hydra beauty range, but when i was given their sample, it felt pretty much the same as Armani’s Skin Minerals serum.  For me, i don’t need to spend an extra $50 for the name Chanel.  I already have Armani, which i quite like.  Although i probably paid $30 for the Armani name, the ingredients are apparently volcanic derived, which no other label has included.