Recently I bought my first ever Chanel skincare product. I have to say that I have heard little to nothing about Chanel skincare in my entire life, but I was just very curious about it. I didn’t know whether or not it’d be any good, but at least it looked good. After looking through their collection and finding some information about it online I ended up buying the Gel Pureté. After I receieved it I started testing it and never stoppen. So, after using it for about a month I think it’s about time for me to review it. So, if you’re interested in finding out whether or not the Chanel Gel Pureté is worth the splurge, make sure you continue reading this post!
Let’s start of with the basics. The Chanel Gel Pureté comes in a really pretty big white bottle. The bottle has a rectangular shape and is pretty thick. It looks very luxurious, classic and professional. The bottle part is white and the lid and the pump part are black. In terms of design they kept it very, very simple. On the bottom of the bottle you’ll find the name of the brand, Chanel, in a big black font. I think this is already a really pretty detail. Moving up a couple of inches you’ll find the name of the product and what is it in a couple of languages.
Aside from that the bottle is pretty much empty. It’s a very clean and minimalistic design. The only other detail is the Chanel logo on top of the black lid, which by the way looks really stunning. I’m a big fan of all of it.
The bottle has a pretty decent size. It comes with 150 ml of product. That’s not an awful lot, but considering the fact you only need one or two pumps per use I think it’s a pretty decent amount. The bottle won’t last you for ages, but it will definitely stay with you for a good couple of months if you use it on a daily basis.
Chanel Gel Pureté Anti-Pollution Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser 150 ml – €38
Having discussed the packaging, let’s dive into the product itself. Before I start telling you guys about my experience with it, I first want to give you guys some information on the product. This information comes straight from the Chanel website, just so you know. According to Chanel their Gel Pureté eliminates excess sebum, impurities and pollutants from combination to oily skin with a precious tulip tree extract. Its gel texture transforms into a rich, easy-to-rinse foam on contact with water. They say that this product wil purify the skin while maintaining its balance. It will leave the skin purified, perfectly cleansed and visibly mattified.
All in all it sounds like the perfect cleanser for oily skin. I have to admit that recently I’ve not been using skincare aimed at oily skin anymore because I feel like it does more harm than good, but in this case I don’t hate it. I actually think that this Chanel cleanser helps my oily skin to get more balanced in a very proper way. It doesn’t make me feel stripped, it doesn’t make my skin feel tight and it doesn’t dry me out or anything like that. It does however remove the excess oil and leave you with super soft and clean skin.
But before we are going to draw conclusion from it, let’s first talk about my experience with this product in more depth.
The main reason why I use a cleanser like this is to remove all of my makeup. That might seem like an easy job to do, but lot’s of cleansers don’t succeed in taking off all of my makeup in one go. However, this boogar does that with such ease, I was amazed by it. It doesn’t even feel as rough as other cleansers and that’s really nice. It get’s rid of all of your makeup, even the waterproof products, within seconds. You don’t have to rub hard for it. It just dissolves. The best thing about it is that it does it while smelling great. The cleanser has a really nice luxurious Chanel scent to it. If you’re not into perfume in your skincare -which I totally understand- I get why this would be a dealbreaker for you. I personally don’t bother it so for me it’s actually a good thing.
If you’re wondering why on earth a brand like Chanel would put so much perfume in their skincare products, I have an answer for you. I googled it and found out that that’s because of the French culture. Apparently smelling good means a lot of them and they want everything, including their toiletries, to have a nice scent. Of course things change and this idea of putting perfume in your skincare was invented before people knew it was terrible for your skin. But it still leaves its traces in products like this.
Anyway, back to the product. Chanel also claims that this is and anti-pollution product. It sounded really nice in my ears, but I also realised that I actually don’t know what that would mean. After googling a bit I found out that air pollution is actually very harmful for the skin. The pollution particles are easily absorbed by the skin and form pigmented spots. It can also lead to premature signs of aging. By using a good cleanser you can prevent buildup from pollution. A product that says it’s anti-pollution should be especially made to properly get rid of those particles.
And that brings me back to this cleanser. Of course it’s very hard to tell whether or not it actually does that, especially if you’re not some sort of skin scientist. But to be honest, I do believe that it does that. It does really cleanse my skin thoroughly in a way I feel like my skin is cleaner than ever. It doesn’t just limit itself to removing makeup, it does more than that. Obviously this could all be a placebo effect, but I do like to believe that it’s true.
All in all I am impressed by this cleanser. All though it’s not ground breaking, I do think that it’s a pretty high quality product. It does everything I want and need a cleanser to do in a very friendly way. I don’t think that this a harsh and stripping product, even though it is aimed at oily skin.
I just think that Chanel did a great job creating this product. It does what I want it to do gracefully. Ever since I started using it I feel like my skin has become more balanced and less oily. It is very quick to use and allows me to minimise the amount of products I have to use to take off my makeup. It makes my skin feel smooth, silky and it helps to prevent blemishes as well. All in all it’s definitely a product I love and will keep on using. Whether I’d recommend it obviously depends on your skin type and your opinion on perfume in skincare. But in general it works really well for me, so if you don’t mind the perfume and have combination to oily skin I’d recommend trying it!
And that will be everything for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post, and be sure to let me know whether or not you think this cleanser is worth the splurge!