Chanel Blue Serum: Longevity Must-Have Product

For years, Chanel’s research and development team has looked into the science of aging (and women’s attitude toward it). The premise was simple: women want to take care of themselves and improve their longevity, while still remaining true to themselves.

The Chanel researchers took inspiration from the best possible source: the world’s Blue Zones. These areas across the world are characterized by populations who have exceptional longevity. The five blue zones are the Italian island of Sardinia, Okiniwa in Japan, Loma Linda in California, Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, and Ikaria, and isolated Greek island. Along with remarkable ecosystems, these populations share a lifestyle based on four common factors: a healthy, balanced diet, regular physical activity, good stress management and close-knit social structures.

The researchers also identified similarities between the behavior of these centenarians and those whose skin maintains a youthful appearance long-term.

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They discovered four mechanisms essential to anti-aging longevity:

1. Cellular energy, comparable to daily physical exercise;

2. Cellular metabolism, just as important as a balanced diet;

3. Adaption to cellular stress, essential in facing the onslaught of daily life; and

4. Intercellular communication, essential to the skin’s wellness.

The Chanel researchers focused on plants endemic to these zones, selecting a combination of three ingredients that had a bearing on the four mechanisms:

  • green coffee of Costa Rica. This ingredient is concentrated in exceptional molecules, kahweol and cafestol, which is known for their anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It delivers revitalized and healthier-looking skin.
  • the olive of Sardinia. This ingredient’s leaves and oil is rich in antioxidants, with a high concentrate of polyphenols and essential fatty acids. The result is more resilient skin protected against external aggressors.
  • the lentisk of Greece. It is rich in oleanolic acid to help skin’s natural restorative abilities, leading to denser, well-rested skin.

Using these natural ingredients elements, they harnessed powerful active ingredients.  The concentrations were created through a customized extraction process, to create a serum that aims to improve your cutaneous longevity and activate your skin’s youthful appearance, resulting in skin that is smoother and firmer, and a more even complexion.

Want to learn more about the Blue Zones? Click here to discover the secrets of the centenarians who live in these areas.