Since my beloved Olay sensitive was discontinued 4 years ago (and going off the pill at the same time!), I have been looking for a moisturizer that would provide me with the same benefits; great moisturization, evening out my skin tone, prevented dehydration lines, not caused irritation, whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Goodness have I tried all the creams....Clarins (multi active), Vichy (liftactiv), Clinique (moisture surge), Lancome (many, many), Biotherm (Aquasource...loved texture and scent but caused milia), La Mer, Aveeno (ultra calming), Estee Lauder, Avene, new Olay reformulations, Lise Watier, Ahava, Phytomer, Kinerase (which I loved but eventually stopped working), Kielh's (ultra lotion...made my skin very dull!)...and maybe others I cannot recall right now. To be fair, some were not bad, such as Aveeno, but it did not do anything for my skin texture, La Mer was nice but i believe I was applying too much.
All this to say...I don't even know how I stumbled onto this creme but I am so happy and grateful I did. I first got a sample, which is the only way I shop now. As you can see from the above, I have given away many many creams. The texture of Hydra Beauty is very luxurious, and having been used to Olay for so many years, I really do appreciate this. The scent is very lovely, like peaches and flowers. You really do not need very much at all because it is so luxurious and spreads so easily. So what else is unique and beautiful about this cream? It hydrates exquisitely, My makeup (EL Double Wear Light) goes on flawlessly, It does not cause any irritation, pimples, etc, my dehydration lines are gone, dry patches gone. The milia caused by Aqausource evaporated after 2 days of use. And my skin has a glow. My skin tone has somehoow evened out but not enough for my liking.
I did not give this product 5 stars because:
a) It has not completely evened out my skin tone
b) my skin is not as dewy as I would like
I have also used this as an eye cream and it is better than any eye cream I have ever tried! It lightened and brightened and hydrated my eyes like never before.
It is the closest creme I have come across to being perfect in the past 4 years after much trial and error.
I have to mention that it is the dead of winter and i am pregnant, so it is possible that this is also affecting my results. However, the creme has done amazing wonders for me since my skin reacted from my change in hormones.
The last thing I want to add is that, with this creme, it takes days, weeks, months to see improvement, but the improvement is real and it is soooo worth it.
I am a huge Chanel fan and may be a little bias but I will try my best to be fair!
I use this product and I do actually have a true oily skin however I get a fair bit of dry flaky skin around my nose which seems to be pretty common, I am only 18 so it may still be a bit of teen acne prone skin, either way I decided to purchase this product just for that dry area of my skin to clear it up and it really did work! The dry flaky patches went away and now it does have a slightly different texture to the rest of my skin still but it's definitely clearing up.
After noticing how great this product was around my nose I decided to start using it all over my face even though I didn't feel I needed more hydration given that I had oily skin but from the first use I am in love! My skin is plumped and smooth, and it has actually amazingly, controlled my oil slightly! I think maybe my skin was actually dehydrated and pumped out the oil to compensate. A lot of people get dry and dehydrated skin confused like I had until I realised from using this product.
My skin is still oily as it is oily skin but it's now a bearable slight oil that I can pass off with "dewy" skin when I have foundation and powder off unlike before
I'm very impressed with the results of this product in regard to helping with my dry flaky skin and my oil (weird how one product did two opposite things but hey...)
The packaging and scent is lovely too and even though it is pricy it is definitely worth it and come on, it is Chanel after all..
This is an average cream. It hasn't caused any additional irritation to my skin. However, it's main and only function is to moisturize. Thus, if your only concern is dryness and/or dryness-induced irritation, this works. But if your skin is irritated or appears dry/flaky due to more than just dryness, this moisturizer does little to "calm" or "sooth" your skin.
it so nice this gives my skin that dewy look when i just finish cleaning my face and the effect last all night.. the product it self last about 3 months if your using in every day at the right amount like the chanel ba told u to lolol i love this product and im on my second jar with a back up in the draw..... love love love love
I was expecting a lot from this product, I have dry skin so when I was purchasing this I was expecting wonders, well atleast for my dry patches to be covered, this product didn't to the trick and found out I was breaking out
I love the smell of it and the packaging but the sales associate kept telling me to get the gel Creme
I was disappointed with this product, I tried to take it back and get the hydramax nutrition cream but they said no , not happy
A SA recommended this product to me when I told her I was suffering from dryness from my BP cream. My skin would peel off because it was so dry, and a moisturize4 that I used to own, which in the past had served me quite well, could not calm my skin fown despite the several additional applications throughout the day. The SA said that the cream version would be better than the gel since my skin was so dry, and she was right! I woke up the next day with glowy skin. I am a little bit concerned about this causing me to break out since I have sensitive acne prone skin, but I have not seen any new ones after 3 days of use. I will post an update later ...
MUA let me with pleasure be the first to review the Hydra Beauty Creme by Chanel. I initially received 2 5 mil samples of this from a generous SA at Chanel Harvey Nichols in Manchester, as well as 2 of the serum that goes with it which i'm yet to use. I've been using this now for a month and have to say i've always strayed away from thick creamy moisturizers and opted for lightweight creams. However i am converted! I use this at night in conjunction with my Advanced Night Repair by Estee Lauder, and they work beautifully together. I wake up with supple, plumped, smooth skin every morning! My acne scars reduced somewhat which pleases me greatly and great hydrated skin. I also used it prior to makeup for nights out and it works as a great primer for foundation. I also received 2 samples of bobbi browns hydrating intense night cream which i used after and loved that too, they're very similar and i'm torn between which one to buy as this is £12 dearer, however i may splurge as the packaging is much nicer and i lovelovelove the scent and the cream itself! much better than la mer in my opinion!