The month of April was all about innovation here at bellabox, so we thought we'd commemorate it by celebrating one of our many crushes here at bb, but selecting one who was also a innovator in her field...
Did you know that Coco Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the corseted silhouette and making the sporty, casual chic look accessible for women? So you can probably thank her, in part, for the popularity of pants in women's closets! She was also named as the only fashion designer in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Quite a feat! And of course, you are probably one of millions of women who lust after one of the quilted bags now synonymous with the label she founded.
In honor of Mademoiselle Chanel, we've chosen three Innovative beauty finds we think she'd have loved.
There's a reason people went nuts when bb creams came to town - they are just that good! Containing 9 benefits in one cream, we love the Rimmel version. Lightweight and fast absorbing, this cream acts as a primer, gives good coverage, adds moisture to the skin, as well as leaving a bright yet matte finish. Chanel once famously said, the best colour in the world is the colour that looks best on you - and with a choice of shades that blend into the skin, you'll be sure to find yours.
Not only is this stunning oil comprised of the same golden hues as Chanel No 5, it also carries a sweet scent of its own thanks to its amber and vanilla fragrance. Made from a mixture of argan, linseed and cyperus oils , this serum provides a delightful silkiness, lightness and shine to locks. Hair oils are now a dime a dozen, but the true innovation in this product sees it nourish strands without weighing them down or contributing any oily grease to strands. Hair simply soaks up all the goodness! Can you tell we are in love?
Being fabulously french, we think Chanel would've appreciated the brilliance of Avene. With key ingredients hailing from Southern France, Avene products are kind to even the most sensitive of skin, and restore balance to all skin types. This 3 in 1 formula ticks the boxes of groundbreaking skincare. Cleanses whilst soothing, removing every trace of makeup without rinsing, and toning skin for a fresh and dewy complexion, all these benefits can be achieved in just one step - simply apply lotion to a cotton pad and swipe all over.
Have you tried any of these innovative beauty products? Do you think Chanel would have loved them too? Let us know! - Lauren