when it comes to exfoliators!
I happen to fall into this category. When I use an exfoliator, I want to feel it exfoliating and I want immediate softness results.
Not all high-end skincare is created equal. I spoke of Kate Somerville’s exfolikate in a previous post. That product is more of a chemical-type peel, it’s not abrasive, but it is very effective and the results are immediately visible and palpable.
This post however is about the Chanel exfoliator and the Lancer Method Exfoliator (blemish control).
I am disappointed in the Chanel because it’s not as “rough”. It has some beads but not enough so that I feel like I’m buffing away dead skin. I do love the smell and packaging, but in terms of results, the drugstore St. Ives Apricot scrub is better and a lot less expensive!
The past 4 weeks, I’ve been working on-stop, I had court every day except one day, a lot of work, plus my 10 month old and life. Before going to shower, sometimes I watch beauty reviews on YouTube. Well, it just so happened that one of the videos had to do with the Louboutin mascara. As these things sometimes do, I got suckered in- it felt like in those old cartoons where there’s an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. Well, one side of me was saying- even if it’s that good, you’re not insane to pay $70 for a mascara; the other side of me was saying- if you work so hard all the time and you want ridiculously priced but allegedly good mascara, why wouldn’t you get it? What’s the point of working ?
All this to justify to myself getting that mascara which I will review some other time. However, there is another point to the story. I ordered the mascara online from Neiman Marcus and you can select some samples with your order. Since my two favorite things are fragrance and skin care, I picked fragrance and skin care samples. I received Lancer’s method samples and I instantly fell in love with the exfoliator. It’s really grainy so it feels exfoliating, smells great and has a warming effect on the skin. Once you rinse it off, it’s like baby skin!
So in the battle of Chanel vs. Lancer for skincare, specifically an exfoliator, Lancer wins by a landslide.
However, Chanel takes the cake with this beautiful, flattering blush from their 2017 Cruise collection. No need to review this, it’s blush-if you like that peachy-pink healthy glow, this is for you!