Chantecaille Healing Emulsion

We were naturally disappointed when Hurricane Sandy nixed the chance for Sylvie Chantecaille to unveil this product to us in person - but frankly, using it makes up for that - and then some. We (like most of our colleagues) have what's known in the business as 'beauty editors' skin':  exposure to hundreds of products, over the years, results in sensitivity, touchiness - sometimes, downright rebellions.  (Think:  redness, itching, dryness.)

A light-textured gel-cream, Chantecaille Healing Emulsion melts beautifully into skin and feels instantly calming and cooling   Botanicals used in Traditional Chinese Medicine feature alongside jasmine, lily and magnolia (which make for an ultra-light, not-at-all-overpowering fragrance).

It's designed to calm the redness associated with windburn, radiation treatment, menopause and rosacea - and having used it for a while, we'd like to propose that Sylvie adds the phrase 'beauty editor's skin' to the list of complexion woes this lovely tackles effectively.

UK readers find Chantecaille Healing Emulsion at£105 for 50 ml - buy here US readers find it at$120 for 50 ml - buy here