MR x Chanel Presents: Saving Face

In partnership with Chanel Solution 10.

You know when you’re having a really rough day/week/month/hour and the last thing you want to deal with is a doctor appointment, inconveniently situated right now, today, on the opposite side of town relative to where you need to be and what you need to do? You feel rushed, you’re frustrated, you’re probably tired and as much as you know that consulting a doctor is probably exactly what you need, you think you know better.

Only you don’t! So, no matter the genre of doctor, you suck it up, you go, and once you arrive you remember that it is never as bad — being at the doctor — as you think it’s going to be once you’re actually there. You’re a complex individual, of course, so, again, no matter the genre of doctor, you sort of turn the appointment into a therapy session. The physician asks how you’re doing and like a can of beans that has runneth over and cannot be stopped from spilling, you talk. And talk. And talk. You’re mad at your mom, you’re overwhelmed at work. Your skin is breaking out. Your best friend won’t talk to you. And then, like an angel from the heavens (or a happy lamp from Amazon), a beam of wisdom shines upon you. Sometimes it is simply words, other times, a doctor-approved remedy. And just like that, the worst day on earth has become the best.


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Which is exactly what this video, shot in partnership with Chanel, sets out to illustrate.

We partnered with Chanel to support a sensitive skincare product the brand launched last year called Solution 10 (aptly named to reflect the only ten ingredients in the product) because, frankly, we are suckers for anything simple that works (just like, uh, talk therapy!). The formula was developed with renowned dermatologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Amy Wechsler (or as I like to call her, the light of my life) — another profound selling point because, you know, the humdrum of a rough day really can be stopped short by “just what the doctor ordered.” Sometimes, it’s a moisturizer for stressed-out skin that is on the brink of burn out and thus very sensitive, other times it’s for a mind in the same boat. If you are lucky, the solution responds to both.


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So, sit back, have a laugh, indulge and if you’re looking for a pro-tip, I recommend you leave a bottle in your bag and lather it on midday. It’s like a snappy, indulgent spa treatment at your desk. Ditto that for wine and chocolate on a treadmill.

Special thanks to star guest Dr. Wechsler, director and producer Jay Buim and his team, and makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi.

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