Chanel Hydramax + Active active moisture gel cream
"Normal skin. Active moisture gel cream for the face. Intense hydration + softness." as stated on the box. I apologize, I can't find the pamphlet anymore and this product is being discontinued so I couldn't include the full description of the product. I'm also sorry that it took me so long to write a review on this, I never thought that this line would be discontinued =\.
The products comes in a jar which includes a spatula. It's a light blue color silky gel cream that smells absolutely divine and spreads on easily. Since it's a gel-cream, it doesn't get absorbed as fast as a lotion or gel but it doesn't leave a shiny residue after application. Once it has sunk into my skin, it leaves it very soft and hydrated. However, I must wait for it to sink in before applying sunscreen or else it will ball up. There was a lapse of time where I did use in morning and night. It didn't leave my face shiny or make it oilier by the day. When used overnight, I would wake up with very soft skin. However, it doesn't moisturize my skin enough in those rough and freezing winter days. Depending on the days, my skin would react mildly to it by being itchy on my jawline (it's the most sensitive part of my skin) but nothing more. Despite the alcohol in it, it didn't dry my skin out. It didn't cause any breakouts or milia too.
The reason why I share a love/hate relationship with this it's because it makes my skin incredibly soft and hydrated but the price I pay for a list of ingredients full of "cones" makes me reluctant to continue using this. This product does quench my skin and make it look healthy but I would like to look into more "natural" products and cut down on the "cones" and especially alcohol on my skincare products. Chanel's Hydramax + active gel cream was a pleasure to use, but I wouldn't repurchase. It retailed for 76$ Canadian dollar and I heard that the new Hydrabeauty line is a bit more expensive too.
Have a great week!