When Chantecaille launched Bébé skincare collection, I was very thrilled to get my man to try out Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream as he has eczema-prone uber sensitive skin which can't handle most of the baby products on the market. I've mentioned about his skin condition in my previous posts, and I'm constantly in search of products that are kind to such fragile skin like his, ever since I've first met him back in 2011.
Based upon my personal experience with their products, Chantecaille tend to keep their promises that are stated on the package. And the company claims that Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream is designed for the most delicate, sensitive skin, so I decided to give a leap of faith in spite of its high price compared to other baby products that you can easily find in shops. I I don't normally just let my man to try the products straight away as the result can be painful if a product gives his skin very bad sensitivity. And it's very heartbreaking for me to watch the process, so I'm always the first one to test thoroughly before letting him use the product. I had to give the cream a try in different weather conditions, so it took a little longer for me to review due to the nature of the product.
Our delicate face crème is rich in organic plant oils like coconut and tamanu, which seal in moisture—just like the soft down on a cute little duckling. Pure floral waters and Wild Moss Rose extract help soothe and calm. Smooth gently, with love, to nourish even the most delicate, sensitive skin. Each product in the Chantecaille Bébé line is plant-pure and certified organic according to the internationally recognized COSMOS standard.
Chantecaille Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream smells very strongly of orange/citrus with a hint of powedery floral hue. I personally love the scent, and I would even wear it if they decide to make a fragrance out of it. However, my man found it very stinky (in his term) although he liked the fact that it smells a bit of orange. This can be good and bad as a pleasant scent does make a skincare ritual more enjoyable, yet it can really irritate skin of the company's targeted users the most delicate, sensitive skin.
Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water*, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Glycerin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Ether, Tilia Platyphyllos Flower Water*, Aqua/water/eau, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Levulinate, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Sodium Anisate, Benzyl Alcohol, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Pullulan, Chondrus Crispus Powder (Carrageenan), Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Citric Acid, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Phytate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Silica, Dehydroacetic Acid, Glucose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Portulaca Oleracea Extract [limonene, Linalool]
- ingredients From Organic Farming
- 99.63% Natural Origin Of Total
- 57.27% Of The Total Ingredients Are From Organic Farming
- Cosmos Organic Certified By Ecocert Greenlife According To Cosmos Standard
Chantecaille Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream comes out of the tube like an creamy emulsion, which goes on very smooth and absorbs very fast into skin. There's no overly thick or greasy feel to skin, and I think this makes the cream feel more elegant and luxurious compared to other common baby products on the market.
Despite its lightweight texture, there's some emollient oil infused feel to the emulsion, so it sort of gives skin a light barrier.
Skin feels velvety smooth and supple to touch with a natural glow, and I can imagine even adults would like to use it as a day moisturiser.
I've personally been enjoying Chantecaille Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream when I'm in a rush to go somewhere or during my cycle when I don't normally put much products on. It's very quick and easy to use thanks to its fast penetration to skin. The best part is that it's buildable, so I could put two layers if my skin needs more moisturising. This works the best in warmer seasons, but it can be a little tricky in colder seasons as I don't find the cream to be sufficient. So I've been adding a few drops of face oil to the cream or just layering the oil after cream application. One thing to be careful is the massaging part, if you rub a bit too much, the cream can peel off. I also had the same issue with using sunscreens on top of the cream, so getting the right texture and amount of the sunscreen is very important. I don't see any problem adults using the Chantecaille Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream as a daily moisturiser as long as their skin isn't sensitive to some of the essential oils.
However, for actual baby skin and those people who are pregnant or nursing, I cannot say that Chantecaille Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream will be the best fit. First of all, the pleasant scent literally makes my eyes sting even after 4-5 hours since the initial application. There's no scent leftover that I can recognise, but I'm certain that there's something lingering that is irritating my eyes. To be honest, if the company claims that the moisturiser is made for the most delicate, sensitive skin, it implies that it's safe to use around the eye area too, right? Skin around the eye area is very delicate, and if it doesn't work for adult's eye area, then how can we safely put the cream onto our fragile baby skin? Certainly their eyes don't have better tolerance than us.
Of course, all the mum-to-bes and adults who are buying the product would love the cream because of the beautiful scent and the texture. The ingredients also may seem fine for most of the adults, but I personally believe that less ingredients are better for truly delicate, sensitive skin. And essential oils can even be irritating to those adults with normal skin, and I'm not sure what the company was thinking when they decided to add essential oils into a baby product. It may work for grown children as long as they don't put near the eyes, but I wouldn't certainly put the cream onto my man's skin as his skin is more fragile and sensitive than most babies'.
There has been false marketing going around in the beauty market over recent years in regards to natural skincare products, and I must point out here that not all natural products are gentle and there's no such a thing like natural products are always the best for sensitive skin. Even people with normal skin have problems with certain natural ingredients, which is why you need to look for the better formulation and balance in the products instead of focusing on whether it's 100% natural or organic. Although Chantecaille Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream has quality ingredients along with a heavenly scent and texture, I wouldn't agree that it will work brilliant for the most delicate, sensitive skin sadly. However, if you are an adult and you are usually fine with citrusy essential oils, then it may be worthwhile to try out as the oil infused formulation is simply pleasant to use for coming seasons.