Hello lovelies! Ok, so a while ago I developed an obsession with Chanel skincare products and I bought this scrub (the name is so fancy I wouldn't even know it was a scrub! would you?) during that time. I've had it for more than two months now so I think it's long enough to properly review it.
To be fair it's not really a scrub, technically it's an exfoliating gel and according to the Chanel website it "delivers powerful exfoliating action for a refined, revitalized, luminous complexion". So does it deliver?
The packaging is pretty basic for this product but pretty nonetheless! It comes in a light pink tube with a shiny black cover on the bottom which you unscrew and then squeeze the gel out. Not a lot comes out in one go so you don't waste any product, which means it will last you longer.
The consistency of the gel is very creamy unlike a lot of gels that either feel thin and watery or thick and greasy, this one has the perfect consistency in my opinion. The color is a light light pink with darker pink exfoliating beads suspended in the gel. I like that the beads are very gentle on my super sensitive skin and they didn't cause any irritation whatsoever, which is rare in my case. The SA I bought it from told me not to scrub it in too much because it wasn't made for that kind of scrubbing and it might irritate my skin. So I was very careful to not rub it in and just lightly massaged it on my face in circular motions.
The radiance, however, doesn't last very long. A day and a half at the most and then I was back to non radiant normalcy. For whatever reason I just expected more from this product (maybe because it sets you back a heft $45) but it does what it says, it does revitalize your skin temporarily and the effects are certainly very good. It's not something that is a staple in my skincare routine but definitely good for a spa day when you want to pamper yourself. So to sum up!
- Creamy consistency
- Gentle enough for sensitive skin
- Did not cause a break out
- You will most probably look like a goddess for a while and ooh and aah at your face in the mirror
- Expensive ($45 at Nordstrom)
- Effects are temporary
- No long term effects (is this the same as the one above? Maybe but I'm going to write it anyway!)
All in all, if it's within your budget and you feel like treating yourself I recommend this product and hey, you can return it if you don't like it! Nordstrom is the best when it comes to returns. If you're looking for a facial exfoliator to join your regular skincare routine I wouldn't go with this one.
Makeup Alley rating: 3.3/5
My personal rating: 3.5/5
Let me know what you think in the comments below! Have you tried any exfoliating gels? Which ones worked for you? :)
The opinions expressed in the above review are my own and I was not paid for this review, I bought the product myself.