SPF 50/PA++++


Step up your game with complete protection. Beyond a shield against all harmful UV rays (UVA - short and long-, UVB, indoor lighting), UV Essentiel SPF 50/PA++++ combines two natural and powerful ingredients: Life Plant PFA* and Desert Yeast Extract to intensify skin’s all-round daily self-defense against pollution, oxidative stress and maintain optimal hydration.
An exceptional gel-cream texture combines the lightness of a gel with the comfort of a cream, going the extra step for long-lasting luminosity. Skin’s youth capital is preserved and extended.

*PFA: PolyFractioning of Active ingredients - a process specific to CHANEL that allows for the creation of ultra-pure cosmetic ingredients.


Complete protection to preserve skin’s youthfulness. Skin is instantly refreshed, hydrated and luminous, ideally primed for Makeup application.

Active ingredients

A combination of 3 powerful active ingredients offer complete protection:

. SPF 50/PA++++ FILTERS:
Powerful UV Filters protect skin from harmful UV rays including UVB, UVA, indoor lighting and provide very high UV protection even under intense sun.

Life Plant is cultivated in Madagascar and has adapted itself to grow and live in extreme UV exposure conditions. Life Plant PFA* protects skin from oxidative stress with its powerful antioxidant action.

Desert Yeast Extract regulates the impact of both indoor and outdoor pollution particles. It also stimulates skin's natural defense to reinforce its moisture barrier function and helps skin maintain an optimal hydration level.

Application ritual

Apply UV ESSENTIEL thoroughly to face, neck and décolleté as the final step in your skincare ritual, before makeup.