Back in 2008, Chanel created the heavenly Hydramax+ Active range, which boosts the skin's hydration systems thanks to an ingredient called Ceratonia PFA. Without proper hydration, the skin barrier can be compromised which not only sounds bad, is bad. Skin becomes fragile, it lacks protection and all in all just looks gnarly. You need to feed it up with water and lipids to ensure that this doesn't happen and I'd heavily recommend Chanel's latest addition to the Hydramax+ Active range: Nutrition. The three-piece range — there's a lovely rich Nourishing Cream ($109), the first-ever lip balm ($52) and a mask, too ($79) — features Ceratonia PFA, plus rosemary liposomes to help balance natural cell renewal, cottonseed oil extract to help restore the natural skin barrier and rose wax, to prevent against future dehydration and damage.
The Chanel Hydramax+ Active Nutrition is available from May 16.
Stockists: Chanel (02 9900 2944)