19 February 2010

Product rave- Chanel UV essentiel

I've been worried about ageing for as long as I can remember and one day in lectures a dermatologist informed us that UV rays from sunlight is the biggest cause of skin ageing and since then I've read numerous magazines which have stressed the importance of sunscreen.

Since being told this fact I looked at numerous high street mosturisers but most only offer UVB protection and the only products that gave UVA protection were sunscreens which were too heavy and broke me out. Now I'm normally a high street girl when it comes to skincare but in desperation I went around the high end counters where I discovered this little gem.


What they say: With its SPF50/PA+++, UV essentiel shelters your skin against UV rays, pollution and free radicals. Enriched with moisturizing agents, its silky texture gives a translucent, non-oily, non-shiny finish while leaving the skin feeling incredibly soft.

What I think: This is one of my holy grail products. Its a milky white fluid which isn't too thick like most sunscreens so it applies easily without dragging into the skin. I wouldn't say it sinks in completely but it doesn't sit on the skin like most high street sunscreens and it leaves my skin matte with no horrible greasy afterfeel.

It makes an excellent base for make up and doesn't make my skin any oilier than normal. I was initially doubtful about how good a sunscreen it was but when I used it on holiday my face was significantly lighter than my body so it was clearly doing something. I can be prone to spots, especially when I use sunscreens but because this is so light I've never had any problems.

The sunscreen is designed to be applied over moisturiser so it is an extra step in my morning routine but its definitely worth it if it'll give me younger looking skin in the long run.

At £33.72 for 30mls its not cheap but you only need to use a small amount each time and each bottle lasts for a good few month.

Would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a daily sun protection product for the face!

9 comments:

  1. Ageing is not something you can run from, eventually it catches up with you either way.

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  2. thanks for the review !
    i've been looking for a good sunscreen myself !

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  3. Dreams that glitter- It really is, just wish it was cheaper! x

    AVY- Very true,we're all ageing and going to get wrinkles one day but isn't it worth trying to prospone it for as long as possible? x

    Michell- Hope you like it x

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  4. I've been thinking about buying this for the summer, thanks for the review!

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  5. AVY: It's still worth using high factor sun protection to avoid skin cancer.

    http://emeraldgreen88.blogspot.com

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  6. Lovely review, well timed too, I've been looking for a new sunscreen. This has tempted me, although it's very pricey!

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  7. Miss Nylon- It really is worth it, especially if you tend to break out when using other sunscreens. Hope you like it if you decide to get it x

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