This is billed as a revitalizing facial oil with Jasmine extracts and a contemporary take on the original Jasmine facial oil created by Mademoiselle Chanel in 1927. No matter how modern or new the products, Chanel always makes a connection with the past. They keep this brand so firmly about its creator in a way that very few other brands manage to do successfully.
Obviously, it’s far too soon to say how effective it is at revitalizing because it’s a very recent delivery but since I’m mad for facial oils at the moment, I couldn’t wait to get it on my face. As you’d expect – and hope at £97 – the comfort is immediate. It’s not a heavy oil; it’s actually quite light in texture and not ‘oily’ as such, so without the weight of heavier oils I was able to use it as a hydrating cushion under my foundation.
I showed this on my Facebook Live channel a couple of days ago and had requests for an ingredient list so here goes: Squalene, Dicaprlyl Carbonate, Ehtyl-Hexyl Palmate, Camellia Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed oil, Canola Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-20 Glyceryl Trisostearate, Jasmine Flower Extract, Parfum, Tocopherol, Citric Acid. As you can see, it contains fragrance (Jasmine) and if you have no reactions to fragrance, it adds to the overall experience.
I’m quite an advocate of adding a drop of oil to foundations – it just seems to make it sit more comfortably on the skin and makes the complexion feel softer and more dewy. In terms of getting hold of it… it’s available from CHANEL at Covent Garden, CHANEL at Burlington Arcade, CHANEL at Old Spitalfields Market, CHANEL Boutiques and www.chanel.com from April 15th.
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