I am not new to chanel skin care, i have been using Hydramax cream for years when i was in my 20s and it was great and i loved it, i kept buying and buying until i reached my 30s, i kept looking for anti aging products that suit my oily and sensitive skin, i tried alot of products from designer to drugstore and non that i felt completely comfortable with, i spent alot of money on so many products that i didnt even complete the jar/tube, none were good enough for me.
Around 6 months ago i passed by Chanel counter and saw the Sublimage skincare, i completely forgot how much i loved their skincare line before so when i asked for a skin consultation they finally recommended the Sublimage line for my type of skin so i got the cream which i believe is called Fine Texture and the eye cream, and i also got the serum (the sales lady didnt insist on buying it but i wanted it anyways because i wanted the maximum result for my tired skin).
Let me tell you that i have noticed a difference from the first use, i used the products first time at night and i woke up the next morning and my face was so fresh and bright that i couldnt believe it, my skin was feeling "out of life" for a long time and it was a pleasant thing to finally see my skin alive again, i felt like i am in my 20s again.
I am still using the same products, i love them so much that i keep on buying them, the only problem is that i use alot from the face cream, it doesnt stay with me a long time like the serum or the eye cream (they stay around 2 months but facial cream 1 month and i use them twice daily -morning and night), the prices are very high especially the serum it is unbelievable but i know how serums are important and sometimes the most active ingredients come from them.
I LOVE the Sublimage line. I have the cleanser, the concentrate, and the cream (Texture supreme).
I tried a few samples before deciding to purchase the items (and I suggest you do the same). The ladies at Chanel counter are usually very generous, so if you are thinking about purchasing it, do not hesitate to ask for samples first.
My impressions of each product:
- Cleanser: very gentle, yet effective. It removes eye shadow and mascara without irritating my eyes. I love the gentle scent of the product as well. The texture is amazing - sort of oily, but non clogging. You can remove it using the little towel that comes with it, or just water (I usually remove it with water only - super quick).
- Concentrate: It took me a little longer to decide to purchase this, as I wasn't sure I needed (I had the cream and it already worked wonders for my skin). The concentrate is different than other serums I have tried. It is quite light (definitely non-greasy) and the best quality in my opinion is how calming and hydrating this product is. I have less spots, less dehydrated patches, less redness. It works wonders as a primer too, evening out my skin tone. (I don't use foundation. I simply apply moisturizer on top of this.)
- Cream: AMAZING!! My favorite product of the line. This is the first product I purchased (and if you can only afford one, this is what I would recommend). My skin has changed after using this. It is more even toned, glowing from within, less fine lines, and it feels overall firmer. I chose texture supreme as my skin can be quite dry sometimes (specially over Winter). The other plus: I don't need an eye cream when using this. It brightens my dark circles and it made my fine lines around the eyes disappear.
I don't need foundation or tinted moisturizer anymore. At least once a week (not kidding) someone tells me how my skin looks nice and ask me which product I use.
I am so happy!
Ladies! Worth every penny.
this is the only cream that works for my eyelids. i don't sleep well so my eyelids go dark. since i started using this product i clearly can see the result. its amazing. i've only been using it for over a week. i love it. day cream is also good but it does't do anything less expensive cream wouldn't do. but eye cream- definitely worth it!
I got several samples of this, thank goodness, since I found it highly perfumed and it made my eyes sting/water. Am not normally that sensitive to products so was suprised. Definitely try before you buy!
Would you go to Pizza Hut for the best steak in town? That would be a no, so why would you go to a makeup counter that started as a fashion house for the best skincare? In my opinion simply because the brand name of Chanel, not so much that its a results driven product. I actually worked for Chanel for years and while working for them never would use their skincare products even though I would receive it free. I would buy Natura Bisse and others because they far surpass the quality and results. Sublimage base it's claims from a type of ingredient called Vanilla Planifolia that they exclusively say they filter in a way called polyfractioning. Basically that means they put in the purest form of that ingredient. In my professional life I have never looked at anyone using this product and asked "Your skin looks amazing what skincare do you use"? I've tried it and personally have never seen any result except that my skin looked hydrated only when I had it on. I saw no miraculous results on myself or anyone else. It has a pleasant scent in my opinion but very strong to most people. Most of there skincare products are highly fragranced anyway. I suggest if your looking for a skincare product that you are wanting to really see great anti wrinkle or lifting results look elsewhere. Look to a company that specializes in the skin not a company that is just iconic for there name.
I received this as a gift. I would never spend this amount of money on cream that would end up as acne on my face. However....this is the absolute first cream I have ever been able to put on my face without acne. I have never had dry or oily skin and at age 50 I still don't. I am allergic to all make-up. This product has not made my wrinkles disappear, but it has evened my skin tone, makes my wrinkles less noticeable, made my acne scars less noticeable, and I don't feel so embarrassed to be out in public without makeup. It is worth every dime of money. I am totally shocked that I can use this product. I love it.
Perhaps it's just something about Chanel...Chanel No. 5 perfume is the only perfume I can wear without breakouts or a severe headache.
I am a massive fan of the Chanel Sublimage Essential Comfort Cleanser. Bought myself a bottle in January and I still haven't reached the end of it in August! So it actually doesnt work out that expensive. You only need to use a very small amount to clean your face and the smell is wonderful and not too overpowering. I have combination skin; dry cheeks and an oilier chin, nose and forehead. Previously I suffered from bad redness on my cheeks and bumps along the bottom of my cheeks. This cleanser is the only one I have ever used that solves these problems! It leaves me with smooth, soft, bright and radiant skin. I have even switched to makeup with much lighter coverage because my skin is so much better. I cannot recommend this enough, I have tried Clarins, Clinique, Dior and even cheaper brands like Garnier and Simple but non come close. If you dont want to risk buying it before trying ask can you try a sample, hope its as good for you as it has been for me!
It really did nothing for me. Too expensive for no result.
Before writing this review I will tell you my history with this product. I have been using Sublimage ( Texture ) Supreme for 6 months .
I read every single review on makeupalley and every other review on the internet I could get my hands on before using this.
I have to say it is by far the best product I have ever used.
One jar lasts about 6 months for me with use once a day at night. I use SPF 70 and Chanel Sunlit tinted moisturiser in the day .
My skin is much better - soft, smooth and no breakouts. I dare say firmer ,even toned and though I would not say I 'glow ' - my skin is not that of a 40 year old - maybe early 30s . That's the truth . I think I saw the most difference within the first 2 weeks . You can use this around the eyes with no puffiness or oil seeds occurring so really you don't need the eye cream.
Use this with the Sublimage cleanser ( which is also A + ) and your skincare worries are solved.
*** I just read Victoria Archer's review of the cleanser. It is really a wonderful wonderful cleanser. I panic if I am running out. On my 3rd tube - soon will be getting my 4th . Holy grail for sure.
It works out quite cost effective as you do not need anything else- no eye make up remover or foaming wash , no cotton wool needed for make up removal as you get a washable reusable 100 % cotton face cloth with the cleanser.. Just use Sublimage cleanser to cleanse in the morning , take off your make up up at night. That's it.
For sensitive and mature skins or drier skins- I think you'll find this a treat to use.
Caveat Emptor- if you use a waterproof mascara - Sublimage cleanser will not remove it nor will it remove Diorshow Iconic mascara which is not waterproof. Sublimage does remove Estee Lauder's non waterproof macaras though.
If you love Sublimage cleanser but you don't like the price- try Eve Lom's cleanser. The cleansing method is similar and you use a cotton face cloth as well. Another excellent cleanser and slightly less expensive.
I work in a beauty court near a Chanel counter and I was telling my friend (who works for Chanel) just how dry my skin was and how I had done absolutely everything to get rid (and believe be, I did) it was so visible you vould see the dry, raised patches under my make up and it was constantly flaking and sensitive. She gave me two small samples of the creme and to be honest I had heard of the outrageous price before so I was very interested to see if it actually lived up to the hype. The next day I washed my face as usual and when my skin was totally dry I applied it. I found that although she said I would only need a very small amount I did use an awful lot of product on my face and neck which would be an issue as I don't think using it at that rate would be great on my bank account. I did see and immediate brightened effect and it absorbed really well, it was definitely a quality product and I didnt feel caked in oil as a lot of moisturisers seem to feel. It didn't really have a great scent, I love vanilla but it didnt really smell of anything much. Much to my surprise, by the end of the day all the dry patches had completely gone! my skin felt silky smooth and amazing. The brightened effect didn't last but that wasn't really my main concern. As for purchasing the product, although it did exactly as I wanted it to I think there are numerous moisturisers for a more reasonable price that could of done the same job as realistically I can't afford the designer price tag, if I could I most definitely would.