Brand Rounds


(c) 2015 JuleChu Lifestyle

(c) 2015 JuleChu Lifestyle

Last winter was probably the worst my skin has ever seen. It was irritated, reddened, and dry. And it make matters worse, my usually clear skin was breaking out. I tried a few different cleansers, but those cleaners made the dryness worst. I then tried to compensate with heavier moisturizers, but those made the break-outs worst. I was stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of bad skin and not even spa facials were helping. Around this time, I received an email invitation to have a complimentary skin consultation at Chanel. It was a timely answer to my skin’s prayers.

I was more familiar with Chanel for its iconic fragrances than for its skin care line. So I didn’t really have any big expectations. I thought face soap was just face soap. But I was so wrong and have been using this regimen ever since. This is a spotlight on my top three favourite Chanel products.

Cleanser Mousse Douceur

The first step of my regimen is cleansing with mousse douceur. I only need to use a pea-sized amount mixed with water to get a good cleanse. It works to gently purify my sensitive skin from pollutants and makeup, without striping moisture from my skin. It contains tulip tree extract and mallow extract that help balance moisture and protect the skin’s integrity. I wash my face with this cleanser twice a day. But for a deeper detox, I use a red clay masque every couple of weeks.

Toner Lotion Confort

Next I use the lotion confort, which is an alcohol-free, hydrating toner. A small squirt on cotton gives my face an extra cleanse and soothes my skin. I pay extra attention to the more oil-producing spots of my face like my nose and forehead when using this toner. It makes my skin feel more refreshed and helps minimize my pores.

Serum Hydra Beauty Microserum

Of the whole regimen, this seemed to make the biggest difference. I went through two samples before finally deciding to buy the (pricey) full-size product. I use one pump to moisturize my face, neck and décolletage. The serum is made of an exclusive blend of camellia and blue ginger. It’s light and not greasy at all. It leaves my face feeling smooth and hydrated all day long.

During my consultation at Chanel, the consultant used also the Hydra Beauty cream on one side of my face and Le Lift cream on the other to compare the results. I preferred the Hydra Beauty side because, on top of the microserum, that cream made my face look naturally dewy and radiant even without any makeup on. I didn’t buy the cream in the end because I was finishing up another moisturizer I had at home. But I can easily see myself purchasing it in the future.

This is not a sponsored post. The thoughts expressed are honest and my own.