I have no idea why I haven’t reviewed this product yet, I have used it for almost 6 months now and I must have just thought I had already reviewed this product.
I would definitely suggest using a toner regardless of what type of skin you may have. It is an important step of any skin care regimen. See my article here
I purchased the lotion douceur probably about 6 months ago at a Chanel facial event. I was happily using the Chanel Beaute Initiale Nanolotion prior to that but unfortunately it was a discontinued product. Over the last year Chanel has been discontinuing a few of their first signs of aging products in the Beaute Initiale range. It’s disappointing as I feel that I fit into the category of first signs of aging and age prevention however in saying that if you take excellent all rounded care of your skin prevention should happen on its own.
From using the Lotion Douceur, I believe it is a great toner for those of you with normal to combination skin. It’s not drying or too moisturizing , it’s just right. Remembering to my first impression of it, the Lotion Douceur did feel lighter than the nanolotion and I felt like I did prefer the nanolotion more as it felt more moisturizing after application. However after using it daily, the Lotion Douceur has grown on me. As the beautician said to me, this lotion is perfect for normal skin, it balances the skin out meaning it won’t feel dry or oily. And it does just that.
Tulip tree extract: The anti-polluting agent to remove impurities yet maintain the balance of the skin so that it’s not stripped away of its natural oils.
Bioglucane: Works in synergy with the tulip tree extract.
Price Factor: 5/5
I purchased this for $71 at Smith & Caugheys. It stands at 150ml. For a toner it is probably on the expensive side as with most Chanel products. I have been using this twice a day for 6 months and I still have just under half remaining so personally I don’t think it’s very expensive for the amount of use I can get out of it.
I am aware that Clinique, Lancome, Shiseido do larger bottles of toners and cleansers which is all well and dandy as long as you can get through them in a year. Most skincare products should be used within a year of opening. If you think you’re getting better value for money by getting big bottles but take 2 years to use them up , check the back of the bottle for the useby time to make sure you can really make the most of the product.
In a nutshell
Using a toner is essential as part of a good skincare regimen. Toners help freshen the skin, remove impurities that may not have been cleansed off and moistuises the skin. The Chanel Lotion Douceur is a great toner for normal to combination skin. It freshens while leaving the skin feeling reasonably moisturised. I would most definitely buy this product again next time round.