It has actually been quite a while since I bought this Chanel Gommage Microperlé Éclat Extra Radiance Exfoliating Gel. A couple of months ago I discovered something beautiful called Chanel skincare. I ended up trying the Chanel Gel Pureté and the Chanel La Mousse and I loved both. Because I was such a big fan of both of those products, I ended up buying another one. This is a scrubbing gel that will make your skin look more radiant. This sounded pretty dang cool to me so I ended up buying it. I’ve been trying it for a while now, which means that it’s about time for me to review it. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about this exfoliator, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Chanel Gommage Microperlé Éclat comes in a small tube. The tube is a lot smaller than I expected, especially if you compare it to the big Chanel La Mousse tube. This tube comes with 75 ml of product which doesn’t seem like an awful lot, but because this is an exfoliator and therefore a product you won’t be using everyday, I do think that the size of it is pretty decent. I use this about once a week, maybe twice if I feel like I really need it, and therefore this tube will last me for a very long time.
The colour scheme on this packaging isn’t necessarily my favourite. The tube has a bit of a salmony kind of colour and the rest of the packaging is black. Compared to most other Chanel skincare products that come in white packagings, I don’t like this as much. I think it looks a little old or something like that. But okay, it’s just the packaging so it doesn’t matter that much anyway.
According to Chanel their Gommage Microperlé Éclat is a product that reveals the natural radiance of the skin. They say that it gently relaxes and exfoliates and that its invigorating and refreshing gel-cream texture awakens the complexion with its exfoliating particles. It should refine the skins texture and create a smooth, silky and luminous complexion. At the heart of the formula is an original blend of silky cultured pearl powder and round jojoba microbeads that supposedly gently remove dead cells. A radiance complex unites the energising powers of plant and marina extract that supposedly stimulates microcirculation and reactivates cellular respiration. The orange blossom concentrate in the product will revive the radiance of the complexion. Lastly they recommend you to use this one to three times a week, depending on the skin’s needs.
I do think that all of their claims sound pretty interesting and I do like that they tell you a bit more about the active ingredients in this product. This makes it sound more trustworthy and it does give me more hope that this product will actually do something for your skin.
Before I go in and talk about my opinion about the product, I do want to talk about microbeads for a second. I have read a lot about these things and people are saying that they can be harmful for the skin. They can be too harsh and damage your skin by tearing it apart of removing too many skin cells or something like that. I don’t know the complete science behind them, but you have to be careful with them. Because of that I don’t use it more than twice a week and I never use it in combination with my Visapure.
Another rather important thing when it comes to these microbeads is that you shouldn’t use it with the part of your hands that you can put the most pressure on. Therefore I like to use just the tips of my fingers to work it in. If I were to use the palms of my hands I think it would be way too rough.
Anyway, back to the product. This is an exfoliating gel and to my surprise it really has a nice texture. It is gelly but also nice and creamy. The little beads in there are very, very tiny and quite gelly as well. A little bit of it goes a very long way. According to the instructions you should massage it into the skin for up to a minute. After doing that I feel like my face is very nice and smooth. Dead skin cells have been removed and my skin feels like new again. I also feel like my skin doesn’t feel stripped of dry after using this. It actually does leave some kind of moisturising layer behind. I wouldn’t say it’s super moisturising, but it isn’t dry at all. I really like that about it.
In the long run I do notice that this product makes a difference. Sometimes I feel like these effects of like exfoliators, scrubs and masks are all very temporary, but in this case I don’t think so. I do think that if you use this regularly, like once a week on the same day, you will have more smooth and even skin. I do think that it improves the quality of my skin and it makes makeup go on smoother and more even. I do think that on the first day after using it these effects are far more visible than they are after a couple of days, but that’s obvious. I mean it would be strange if that didn’t happen.
I also feel like the microbeads don’t harm my skin too much. You can tell that it’s too much if your skin feels kind of irritated or stripped after using it. Well, that’s how I think you can tell. And with this product that doesn’t happen. I have gone too far once. Back then I did use the palms of my hands and I really went wild on my face. But I noticed I did that pretty quickly and I never did that again after that.
All in all I actually quite like the Chanel Gommage Microperlé Éclat Extra Radiance Exfoliating Gel. I do think it works really well for my skin. It’s gentle enough not to harm my skin too much and I do really like the effect it has on my complexion. It makes my skin feel smooth and even and it makes my makeup go on more evenly and easily. Compared to other exfoliators and scrubs I have tried this is definitely one of the better ones. It’s a bit pricy for what it is, but I’m really glad I have it and I can use it.
With that being said I think I’ve covered everything I wanted to. Thank you guys so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know which exfoliator is your favourite!