Recently I started trying some Chanel skincare products. The first one I tried was the Chanel Gel Puréte, which I reviewed not too long ago. After I fell in love with that I decided I wanted to try more of the Chanel skincare range. After doing some research about their collection I ended up buying the Chanel La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-To-Foam. It seemed like a great product for my skin type and for what I want a cleansing product to be. After testing it for a couple of weeks I feel like it’s about time I start telling you guys about this product. So, if you’re interested in finding out what the Chanel La Mousse is like and if it’s worth the price, make sure you continue reading this post!
Let’s start off by talking about the packaging like we always do. The Chanel La Mousse comes in a really pretty sturdy white box with a black rim along the bottom. Even the box already feels very luxurious to me. When you open it up you’ll find a rather large tube filled with 150 millilitres of the La Mousse. The tube is for the most part white and the cap is black. In terms of design I think Chanel kept it really, really simple. They placed the name of their brand on the bottom of the tube and at the top it says in blue the name of the product and underneath that, in black, what it is in short.
The tube is made out of a very flexible plastic material. It’s difficult to describe but somehow it does feel very nice in the hand. What I like about it is that it’s easy to squeeze and therefore you don’t have to work hard in order for you to get some product out of the tube. That might sound like a very obvious one, but trust me, it isn’t.
All in all I’m a big fan of the packaging. I think Chanel always kills it when it comes to packaging and this time is no exception. The product looks very luxurious and clean and I’m a huge fan of that look.
Chanel La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-To-Foam 150 ml – €38
Before I jump into talking about my experience with this product, let’s first go through the claims. According to Chanel this is a simple and effective makeup remover. It’s a universal product, dedicated to all women and skin types, offering the most exquisite makeup removal. The La mousse deeply cleanses and purifies the skin. It should free it from its impurities, such as pollutants, dust, sweat and excess sebum, while removing traces of makeup. On contact with water, the rich cream texture is supposed to transform into a generous, enveloping foam. It’s supposed to be an indispensable step in your routine that becomes a moment of wellbeing, leaving the skin clean, soft and comfortable. The complexion should glow with freshness.
I think that Chanel did a really great job there making this sound like heaven in a tube. I mean what doesn’t this product do? However, it also sounded a bit too good to be true. Especially for a brand that is not like a sciency skincare brand. But well, it is expensive and I’m sure a lot of smart people have worked on this product, so I did have high hopes for this. It was also pretty difficult to get my hands on since it was sold out everywhere, which must mean something as well.
The first time I used this La Mousse I was kind of disappointed. I wanted to love it so bad, but there was something off about it. It made my skin feel very like not-smooth. Not in a way that it was textured, but in a way you couldn’t really glide your hand across your face. I think the best way to describe it is that it was sticky but not really sticky. It wasn’t silky. After a while that went away and everything was fine, but I did think this was pretty strange. After a while I realised that that might be caused by the fact that I used it wrong. I didn’t foam it up before I applied it to my face. When I started doing that, the weird feeling wasn’t as obvious anymore, but it still wasn’t always gone.
Then again I felt like the rich cream didn’t really get as foamy as I thought it should. The consistency is really rich and creamy like Chanel describes and when you rub it in between your hands it does get foamy, but not like a real foam. More of a creamy foam. I don’t know if that’s what’s supposed to happen -maybe I’m still doing something wrong- but that’s what I’ve been doing throughout the whole time I’ve been using it.
In terms of the way it works I am very positive. It says that it removes traces of makeup but I’ve used this to remove a full face of makeup and it did an amazing job at that as well. I didn’t really expect it to because it’s such a creamy product, but it actually surprised me. The makeup was gone within seconds and nothing was left behind.
When using it on clean skin it’s really nice as well. What I like about it is that it’s very mild and rich. It doesn’t feel stripping or cleansing like other skincare products sometimes do. Instead it feels like a very thick -slightly foamy- cream that you’re massaging onto your skin. It’s a really nice experience and a very comfortable one at that. I think that that’s one of the things that makes this product appropriate for all skin types. Even the dry and/or sensitive ones.
After using this La Mousse for a while, I haven’t noticed major difference in my skin. Something that I did notice however is that it didn’t irritate my skin at all. It actually helped to keep my skin nice and calm. Sometimes my skin tends to act up when I use more aggressive cleansers or cleansers aimed at oily skin. Because this is very mild and creamy I feel like it doesn’t need to be aggressive in order to be effective. The cream melts off the junk that’s on your face leaving your skin hydrated and soft.
All in all I do really like the Chanel La Mousse. The way my skin feels after using it when I don’t foam it up enough is a little weird but the long term effects are great. It does an amazing job at cleansing my skin and I think it’s very suitable for all skin types. It’s a very mild and creamy product that is gentle to the skin and doesn’t harm it in any way. I’m a big fan!
That’s pretty much it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading this review and be sure to let me know what you think of Chanel skincare and whether or not you’d try/use it!