The origins of Chen Yu go back to 1942. At that time, Richard Hudnut, a brilliant American businessman, maintained a close relationship with key members of the film industry. He actually had been family with the legendary actor Rodolfo Valentino, who once was married to his daughter. Thanks to Valentino, Hudnut built a friendship with many Hollywood stars and producers. After Valentino's premature death, which happened in 1926, Mr. Hudnut continued cultivating such relationships.
Among Hudnut's Hollywood friends there was an oriental lady named Chen Yu. She had been Rodolfo Valentino's favorite makeup artist and one of his confidants. Moved by Valentiono's devotion for Chen Yu, Richard Hudnut asked her to develop an innovative skin care and makeup line that could synthesize the fine texture and sophistication of Chinese lacquers. And so she did, following every one of Hudnut's guidelines.
The Chen Yu line was immediately a huge success, thanks to Chen Yu's hard work, know-how and creativity. And to Richard Hudnut's entrepreneurial talent. This innovative brand, conceived as a kind of homage to Rodolfo Valentino, was born as an American line and the Chen Yu products were then produced in the United States. Nowadays Chen Yu has its state-of-the-art labs and production lines in Paris and Barcelona, but the principles originally established by Chen Yu and Hudnut are kept invariable. That's why Chen Yu continues being the beauty brand that gathers the secrets of the East and the West.
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Regular Price: $67.10
Special Price $63.75High performance repairing cream with Caviar extract, White Tea and Coenzyme Q-10. It also incorporates Kiwi and Water Lily extracts. And a unique anti-aging complex called Vitasource. It helps slow down cellular aging and reinforce the structure of skin tissue. Ideal for dry skin, can be used on all skin types. Learn More
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Special Price $23.35Balancing and pore-reducing lotion, specifically created for oily and combination skin. It normalizes the skin pH. Instant noticeable mattifying effect. With plant extracts, Laricyl, Allantoin, D-Panthenol and Menthol. Learn More
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Special Price $23.35Cleansing gel specifically created for oily and combination skin. It balances and refreshes. And deeply cleans, moisturizes and closes pores. Can be used on eye & lip contour. With plant extracts, Panthenol, Allantoin, Magnesium and Laricyl. Learn More
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Special Price $36.72Ultra moisturizing cream for dry and extremely sensitive skin. It boosts hydration on all skin layers. Also fights premature signs of aging. It firms and eliminates skin dullness. As an extra advantage, this unique cream was specially created to act like a premium makeup foundation. Learn More
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Special Price $18.19Shower gel by Chen Yu. With creamy texture. Dermo-active. It produces a pleasant foam that deeply cleans without harming the hydro lipid barrier. It contains moisturizing and nourishing ingredients that favor a young and illuminated skin. With milk proteins and a revolutionary smoothing polymer. Learn More