Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Chanel Le Jour, La Nuit and Le Weekend creams review

I have recently had the opportunity to try out a set of samples of the new Chanel cream range. These creams present a slightly different approach to skincare, instead of dividing products according to skin type chanel decided to offer creams for day, night and weekend use.

Le Jour is the last one of the set I've tried out and I feel I liked it most out of the three. I liked the fact that this cream didn't feel greasy on my oily skin. I liked that it wore well under make-up. I liked how surprisingly lightweight it felt when applied, considering its thickish consistency. However, when you think of the brand, the design of the product, the price tag, you'd expect it to promise you something but it offers nothing but diminishing the appearance of pores, which any foundation primer will do for you. I wonder which age group this product is for. If it's for women in their early twenties, then the product is horribly overpriced for skin that has no special needs (apart from allergies, acne etc.). I really liked the sample, but apart from the immediate results like smoothing my skin and filling in pores and small wrinkles I expect some anti-wrinklke, lifting or smoothing properties.

La Nuit is pretty thick in consistency but it melted into my skin nicely and absorbed so quickly that a person with oily skin could consider using such cream under make-up. What I'm saying is that while I found it moisturising, for somebody with dry skin this could be a bit drying, especially that this is a night cream. The sample was too small to notice any long-term results, but I was surprised not to notice any immediate softnes or smoothness in the morning. A sample should encourage the buyer to get the product full-size and this one left me unconvinced. The thing I liked most about it was its Chanelesque fragrance, quite subtle, somewhat chypre, perfume-like.

Le weekend is balm-like, but not too thick. I found it extremely moisturising without being greasy. It absorbed surprisingly quickly and left a kind of film on my skin. It has very pleasant scent, not too strong but nice and distinct.
I tested this cream on my sore red nose after an infection and I noticed immediate improvement. The parched skin disappeared and the relief was evident. I can picture women with dry skin falling in love with this cream.

My interest in skincare is rising, and I would consider getting a full-sized version of the cream if I led a typical life of an employee of a corporation and could afford pampering sessions on Saturday or Sunday mornings. With my current lifestyle I see no place for such a product in my skincare routine.

Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.

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