I've decided to break down some of the key points on the luxury skincare brands that I couldn't deal with in my previous post (Part 1) including Chanel, Estée Lauder, Dior and Chantecaille. As I mentioned on that post, there are still more luxury brands that I would personally regard, which I will write about sometime in the future.
As the majority of the brands that I will breakdown today have a floral scent in their products, I decided to use my drawing as a main cover instead of the classic ones which I often use. I won't repeat the same disclaimer that I always mention on my comparison posts as I believe that Beautémia readers are sensible consumers💖. So I will just skip it, and let's go straight to the main😃.
Chanel has probably been one of few luxury beauty brands that I've been using for many years without realising the fact that their products have been in my life all these years 😂 Despite the fact that Chanel is famous for their fragrances, their skincare products haven't caused any irritation including breakouts, itch or redness, at least on my dehydrated to normal skin. Speaking of fragrance, my skin is more likely to be reactant to natural essential oil based scent, so Chanel's artificial ones work better for my skin. However, some people are the other way around, or their skin just doesn't just get along well with any type of fragrance. Personally, I wouldn't recommend most of their products if your skin tends to be very sensitive, but their La Solution 10 de Chanel will work fine as the number of ingredients are minimal and it's gentle overall.
- Chanel - Le Lift Collection (Lifting/Firming)
- Chanel - Hydra Beauty Collection (Hydrating/ Protecting)
- Chanel - Le Blanc Collection (Brightening/ Anti-pigmentation)
- Chanel - Sublimage Collection (Overall skin aging prevention/ Comforting)
To be honest, Chanel skincare products are a little more affordable and the ingredient composition may look more simple than very upscale ones such as La Mer, Sisley and La Prairie, but the results don't fall behind including skin comforting, detoxifying and overall skin aging prevention. On top of that, they also offer a gentle moisturiser La Solution 10 de Chanel, which has become one of their strengths to attract those consumers whose skin can be easily irritated👍. If you have started skincare at early age, your skin is in a general good condition or even if you go to spa on a regular basis, your skin will be just as fine using Chanel skincare without even trying La Mer.
2. Estée Lauder
Frankly speaking, I haven't been that impressed with Estée Lauder overall in a long time, apart from their make-up range. However, for the past few years, I've noticed that the company has been actively improving their skincare range. I could easily tell that they have clearly been working on that re-birth moment in their position amongst luxury skincare brands. If you have been following my website, you would have already noticed that I have been enjoying their products thoroughly. That's right, Estée Lauder stepped up like a phoenix and they are no longer a 'generally okay skincare brand'.
- Estée Lauder - Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Collection
- Estée Lauder - Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Collection
I'm not sure what might have triggered this turning point, but my first guess is that they wanted to create something comparable to La Mer with more trendy, make-up-friendly Estée Lauder touch to the products. Estée Lauder Group owns La Mer, so this is indeed great news for those who are on a budget as you could just use Estée Lauder skincare and you would get similar results.
- Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Collection
- Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion & Micro Essence Aquaceutical™ Mist
As expected from their innovation on bifida ferment lysate and with algae extracts, you will love their products if your key focus is skin renewal and improving texture. Their products are strong with skin regeneration, so even those with both mature and premature skin can enjoy them without worrying about make-up compatibility😎.
Back in the days when Chanel wasn't that invested in developing new skincare products, Dior was the only fashion house that I would consider to be good at both make-up and skincare. Unlike Chanel rendering deep hydration and skin nourishment most of the part, personally Dior seemed to always be interested in how we could tackle the process of skin aging in a more practical way in accordance to the changes in individual lifestyle.
- Dior - Dior Prestige Collection
- Dior ONE ESSENTIAL City Defense SPF 50/ Mist-Lotion/ Booster Serum/ Eye Serum
This was certainly very well-observed when pioneering their skin detox range along with boosting skincare. No one can deny that they have brought massive consumer interest to detox and anti-pollution, and they have become a part of their core DNA👏.
- Dior Addict Lip Glow Hydrating Color Reviving Lip Balm (004 Coral & 006 Berry)
- Dior CC Cushions (Capture Totale Dream Skin VS Forever Perfect VS Diorsnow Bloom Perfect)
The company is also very much invested in suncare as you can tell by their different SPF protection options including CC cushions and their iconic tinted lip balms. Dior skincare is indeed designed for the modern trendy lifestyle, and all of their products have make-up in mind, so their products textures don't come overly heavy or greasy compared to other more mature/dry skin targeted luxury skincare brands. If you are generally happy with daily skincare products that don't focus too much on correction, Dior skincare is a good alternative to consider.
Chantecaille may be a little unfamiliar to some of the readers here, but if you are someone who enjoys naturally derived skincare products, you will love the brand. Like Sisley, they are not 100% natural or organic, but the formulation is well-balanced to be effective and promising to be a part of the timeless luxury skincare army✨. I have personally always regarded skin soothing and hydrating qualities remain in the focal point of Chantecaille skincare, which is why their products tend to be very gentle.
- Chantecaille Vital Essence (Hydrating serum)
- Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum+
- Chantecaille Detox Clay Mask with Rosemary and Honey
- Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask
- Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing Cream & Magnolia, Jasmine and Lily Healing Emulsion
- Chantecaille Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream
Having said that, the texture can be a little compromised if you are a make-up lover, depending on the products due to the expected nature of typical natural skincare. So I would always suggest to apply a small amount first, then build it up as you go.
- Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Face Cream
- Chantecaille Nano Gold Firming Treatment
- Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask (Revitalising Treatment)
- Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen broad spectrum SPF 45 primer
- Chantecaille Poudre Haute Protection Naturelle SPF 46 PA+++
Just like Sisley, Chantecaille skincare products are all-rounders, and they are great with the majority of skincare categories including intensive treatments and suncare. As long as you are not sensitive to subtle rose floral hue in their products, Chantecaille products will be a winner whether your skin age is 18 or 40. I'm usually sensitive to natural scents, but I have never once got a breakout from their products over the past years👌.
Hopefully all of you had some great holidays, and enjoyed Sun😎. As the weather is cooling down a little, I thought I should also add that over-cleansing skin on post-Summer skin is especially bad and could bring irreversible change to our skin, so I hope everyone sticks to a gentle skincare routine until our skin has adjusted itself to the coming season. I hope this post was helpful to my readers as usual, and if you have any questions, please leave a comment below or on a relevant post😊 Thank you for your timeless support of my website!😘
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