I’ve got to a point now where I have my skin taken care of predominantly by Chanel. I don’t know how I got here, well I do. The Chanel beauty counter calls to me. There are other products in my routine that I slot in. But over the years and at the moment especially I find myself going back to Chanel. It hydrates my skin and keeps it so clear and luminous that I always come crawling back for more. That and the distinct smell that runs across all the skincare, a fruity, soft scent that triggers memories of living in Paris while modelling.
I have two products from the hydra range which are perfect for dry winter skin that I use every day. The Hydra range is centered around camellia plant extract which is there to aid hydration and also help maintain ideal moisture levels in the skin.
To begin with, always starting with a cleansed face. I apply one pump of the Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum, it’s a watery texture that sinks in instantly. You can feel the difference straight away, the skin feels so smooth. Both the serum and the moisturiser, which I’ll get onto in a minute are aimed towards extremely dry skin. Which I get in winter and I always try and make sure that come September all my skin care is primarily working towards hydrating my face. The serum has micro droplets that you can see suspended in the bottle, they remain intact until they come into contact with the skin. This helps pump more moisture into the skin on each use and has a longer lasting effect. This is the newest edition to my routine and so far I’m seeing nothing but benefits.
I follow this up with the Chanel Hydra Beauty Nutrition Moisturiser. This is a thick heavy cream, aimed at the most dehydrated and dry skins. It’s in a pot so you have to be careful with how much you scoop out. I tend to go for a pea sized amount, you don’t need much. I use this morning and night, which I think for a lot of people it might be too heavy. It has clogged up my skin a few times when I’ve over applied but when this happens I tend to reduce my usage down to evenings only. It reminds me so much of the Embryolisse Lait Creme Moisturiser, a much more affordable alternative. The Nutrition Moisturiser has to be my favourite heavy duty moisturiser that I’ve ever owned. I don’t have any signs of dry skin this winter, and even though it’s a heavy moisturiser I can still apply makeup over the top in the morning. If I’m having a particularly dry day in the evening I apply a thicker layer and use it like an overnight mask.
I’ve had Le Weekend De Chanel for such a long time and it’s only been over the past few months that I’ve religiously stuck to using it twice a week. It’s a glycolic acid that comes out a light cream that helps exfoliate and brightens your skin. I always get compliments from makeup artists at work when’s I’m using this as part of a regular routine. It has taken me a while to get into acid exfoliation and with Chanel, the concept of using on the weekend is an easy way to remember.