|Le Jour, La Nuit, Le Weekend de Chanel|
Resynchronizing skincare for day, night, and weekend.
|Le Jour de Chanel - Contains jasmine extract and salicylic acid. Helps keep the pores clean and skin looks fresh due to the gentle exfoliating properties of salicylic acid.|
|La Nuit de Chanel - contains frankincense extract calms skin to prepare for overnight repair and hyaluronic acid to restore skin's hydration.|
|Le Jour de Chanel and La Nuit de Chanel|
I love the pump-dispenser packaging on these bottles - so much more hygienic than the tubs and jars!
Obviously, I quite like this new skincare routine. I don't have to make any drastic changes to my existing skincare routine or throw away products that are working fine for me. At the same time, I get to take tiny steps into antiaging - something I really should be looking at now - without using heavy creams that tend to cause break outs. Le Jour de Chanel is perfect for my oily-combination skin as it gets oily during the day. La Nuit de Chanel works overnight at keeping pesky dry patches that I tend to get over my cheeks and forehead at bay. Both absorb quite easily and are light enough to be used comfortably under my regular skincare. I feel my skin looks healthier, cleaner, and I definitely notice a softer look to my skin when I wake up in the mornings. Le Weekend de Chanel is a weekly treatment - use once (or twice a week), both morning and evening, instead of your regular moisturizer. This is a glycolic acid based treatment, and I was a bit worried about it irritating my skin, but I found it very mild. I do need to take care to stay out of the sun and use sufficient sun protection while using this, though. I stay at home weekdays, so I use this some time around the middle of the week :P I think my skin looked a tiny bit fresher after using this, but I really cannot tell for sure. I haven't yet made up my mind about buying this, mostly because I still have enough samplers remaining.
Le Jour, La Nuit, Le Weekend de Chanel - Ingredients
Overall, I think this is a good routine for someone with combination-oily skin - most people I know with this skin type don't take too well to the usual antiaging creams while most salicylic-acid based treatments tend to leave skin too dry. Chanel seems to have found a happy medium with some well-balanced products that aren't too difficult to incorporate into any regular skincare routine. A little goes a long way with these products, and I see these bottles lasting me a while. I do wish there were more samplers available to try before buying or some kind of a starter kit that was a little less expensive. The samples I got were from Chanel online (a gift of sorts for regular customers), and Nordstrom online currently has an offer with purchase (Chanel).
Availability: Chanel.com (and Nordstrom)
PRODUCTS FROM MY REGULAR SKINCARE ROUTINE:
Day cream: Lush Dream Cream (it's a body lotion that for some reason works fabulously as a face moisturizer!)
Night cream: Currently using the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask or Lush Dream Cream.