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Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum Product Review
Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum
Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum
Chanel claims that the Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum will intensely moisturize the skin and leave it healthier, glowing, and more youthful. The reason Chanel says that the serum leaves the skin so extra-charged with moisture and with youthfulness is Chanel's partnership with a French company that has designed microfluidic technology. Being that Chanel is one of the leading brands in beauty it's easy to say they are trustworthy with their claims that the serum will do what it says. So are the claims true?
My Review of Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum
Flipping through an Elle magazine brought me to an ad for the Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum. There was an inviting, small sample stuck to the mostly light baby blue colored ad.
As a licensed esthetician and certified makeup artist I enjoy trying out new skin care and beauty products. Naturally I was interested in checking this new product out. I read up on the ingredients on the Chanel website before trying the sample of the serum, and after finding nothing I am allergic to I gave it a go.
I always recommend to clients or people I know personally that they should check their beauty products for anything they are allergic to. Sometimes people don't consider this a hazard, and while it isn't quite as bad as ingesting it is it can give you a rash or outbreaks of acne. If you apply a product to your face or hair that you are allergic to it may even give you a horrible headache, or worse a migraine.
Even if you aren't checking up on product ingredients you should certainly check out the Chanel website, as it's a really well-made website. It's interactive with plenty of Chanel's advertisement videos featured alongside their products. Now that I think about it, after looking at all of the videos featured on their website and skimming over their youtube page, I realized I rarely see Chanel ads on TV very often. Either I'm not watching the channels that Chanel puts their ads on now, or Chanel has put most of their advertisements onto their website and youtube. Of course I could be wrong and I'm just not watching the right channels to view Chanel ads. If they show them on the ENews channel for example, there's no chance of me watching it. I don't typically enjoy watching ENews unless they're showing You've Got Mail, which they tend to show often for some reason.
After cleansing my face I applied a small amount of the serum onto my skin. Another tip when trying a new product is to always try only a small amount on your lower jaw so that way you can wash it off with only the chance of a little rash if it irritates you. I waited fifteen mintures before applying it over the rest of my skin just to be on the safe side. Instantaneously the product seemed to make my skin refreshed. I was pleasantly surprised by the aroma of the product which has a sweet, cleanly scent. The texture was a smooth gel-like consistency, that deliciously slid over my skin like silken fabric.
The product contains the moisturizing ingredients: camellia alba PFA and hyaluronic acid and the age fighting antidioxidant: blue ginger PFA. These ingredients have so far had positive results in moisturizing skin and somewhat combating aging of the skin. However the alcohol and focus on scent does not make a great hydration product. Alcohol and the ingredients to produce the strong aroma that Chanel incorporates into so many -if not all-of their products can actually dry out the skin. From the brief time I tried the product I felt that it was pleasant, had a nice scent, and left my skin feeling smoother and softer. It seems like a nice product that feels as if it leaves your skin moisturized by the good ingredients in it. If you use it in the long run though and your skin starts showing some inexplicable dry patches discontinue use. I know that the scent to products often is the draw for most people, but always be wary that those ingredients to produce the scent could be counterproductive for the purpose of the product you're using.
The Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum costs $110. It is costly for the product, but know that a little goes a long way, so you can likely make it last a half a year to a year. If you want to try the Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum but are unsure of spending $110 on a product you may not even like, you should check out your latest high fashion and beauty magazines to peruse the pages for an ad for the product. Like I said I got a sample from a Chanel ad in Elle magazine, so you may be able to find a sample of it in Elle to try it out too. I got two uses of the sample that I had. Which isn't enough to know what the long term results are for this product after a few months use.
To sum up my opinion after my experience from using the serum are that it really did seem to give my skin a nice moisturizing effect. It felt softer. It looked smoother. But like I said the long term results may be vastly different. I'm not sure if the good ingredients balance out the use of alcohol and scent ingredients enough where it really doesn't matter that they are contained within it, but I'd still say to pay attention for dry patches if you do use this product often and within a long period of time.
Full List of Ingredients
- Glyceryl Polymethacrylate
- Butylene Glycol
- PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil
- Sodium PCA
- Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer
- Isononyl Isononanoate
- Camellia Japonica Flower Extract
- Zingiber Officinale