Chanel Resynchronizing Skincare

by Ally Harding, 5:00 AM

I read about Chanel Resynchronizing Skincare in a couple magazines and online and it really sparked my interest. It's 3 lotions you use daily, nightly, and on the weekends to rejuvinate your skin and bring it back to it's optimal state. It claims to give you an even texture, smooth, supple, and beautiful skin. Sounds too good to be true right? That's what I thought too and I wanted to see for myself if it held up to it's promises. 

Let me first tell you about my skin, because it's not your normal 27 year old skin. I have very oily, acne prone skin. It's hard for me to talk about it because what 27 year old wants to admit they have acne? Acne is for teenagers starting puberty, not women almost 30. I've tried so many different kinds of skincare and some have worked, for a short time, and others haven't done a thing or even worse, made my skin look like a pepperoni pizza. I tend to break out around my chin which is supposedly hormone related which in laymans terms means, it probably isn't going anywhere anytime soon and lord help you when you get pregnant and your hormones go haywire. My skin goes through spurts where it's great and looks clear as the sky but then my good old Aunt Flo comes into town and screws everything up! 

Back to the Chanel Skincare, so there's 3 lotions you use. I used all 3 for a full week. Saturday to Saturday. There's Le Jour for daytime, La Nuit for night, and Le Weekend for well, I think it's pretty self explanatory. Le Jour is made with salicylic acid which is gold to me. Salicylic acid is what I use on a daily basis to help keep my face acne free. When I saw Le Jour had salicylic acid in it I knew I had give it a try. 

Le Jour (Reactivate)

This day serum is exactly that, a serum. It's clear and runny. It does have salicylic acid in it like I said so it can make your face dry. I'm not scared of dryness since I'm used to having oily skin but this stuff makes your face DRY. For me to say it you know it's true. The directions say to use your normal moisturizer after applying Le Jour and I figured since I wanted to be drier I wouldn't need a moisturizer. The whole week I used Le Jour I could tell my makeup just didn't look right and it took me the whole week to realize it's because my face is as dry as cardboard. So if I was going to use this skincare permanently, I would certainly use a moisturizer after applying Le Jour. Salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid which gently exfoliates your skin while you wear it. I give it a 4/5. It seemed to dry up my existing pimples but made my skin way too dry. So it did it's job, and then some.

La Nuit (Recharge)

This product is to be used at night and it smells amazing. It has frankincense extract in it which is calming and I swear helped me sleep better. It's designed to smooth and moisturizer your skin. It also has hyaluronic acid in it which mean't nothing to me so I looked it up and it's the magic ingredient used in fillers. You know how doctor's inject fillers to plump your lips and hide wrinkles? Well, it's the same thing in this lotion and it claims to plump and hydrate your skin while you sleep. Aside from this stuff smelling heavenly, I really didn't notice a thing when I woke up. It didn't make me break out, which is awesome, but I didn't wake up with magical plumped hydrated skin. I'm pretty neutral on this stuff so I give it a 2.5/5. I could take it or leave it. I do know Chanel recommends using your same night creams and lotions along with La Nuit.

Le Weekend (Renew)

This stuff is the holy grail of this whole skincare line. I had read reviews online before I started using my samples about how great Le Weekend was but had my doubts. I was truly blown away with how amazing this lotion is. This product is to be used only on the weekend, day and night. While using this you do not use Le Jour and La Nuit. Le Weekend contains rose water which smells great and a glycolic acid to exfoliate and moisturize. This lotion goes on so smooth and silky and instantly your face looks radiant, smooth, and soft. My makeup went on smoothly and looked great all day. Like I said before, I struggle with oily skin and this kept my face pretty oil free all day. Glycolic acid can be harsh on some people with sensitive skin, so Chanel recommends you gradually build this up rather than start using it twice a day. If you've never used glycolic acid before it can tingle at first and that's normal. It's a shame you're only to use this product on the weekends. I'm sure they do this so you don't over exfoliate your skin. I give this a 5/5. 

Being that it is Chanel this skincare line isn't cheap. It's expensive and would be very hard to maintain. Each bottle only contains 50ml and my samples were 5ml each and I pretty much used them up by the end of the week. So doing the math the 50ml bottles would only last me about 10 weeks. The reviews online claimed the sales associates told them it would last a good 6 months but I found that hard to believe. I made sure to use the smallest amount with each application too. The whole line costs $285 with Le Jour and La Nuit costing $85 each and Le Weekend costing $115. I did ask for this skincare for Christmas/1 year Anniversay but I know it won't happen. It just isn't realistic. Now I could just buy Le Jour and Le Weekend which I loved and not buy La Nuit but then in the back of my mine I'll always wonder if La Nuit truly did bring something great to my face and I just didn't know it.

So that's my review. Has anyone else tried this line? You can buy the samples on eBay if you're interested in trying it. I'm not sure if Chanel is still handing out free ones. 

Bottom line: great skincare just too damn expensive!
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  1. This looks so awesome! I may have to give this a go!

  2. It sounds like I have the same skin type as you! I'm 25 and I'm like what the heck?? I thought I was too old to break out! But as you said even if my skin finally clears up, around that time of the month it will go crazy again! So frustrating! I've never heard of this line, but it sounds interesting!

    Carly (sundays grace blog)

  3. I was looking forward to this review! I have pretty dry skin so I don't think I could handle this stuff if it dried your face out! And the price is a little scary. If you are willing to spend the money, look into La Mer! I have been dying to try this - it's on my Christmas list :)

  4. oh girl I'm with you on skincare being expensive!! I am still loving my Rodan + Fields stuff! But I love all the Chanel lotion samples I've ever gotten- especially the firming day and night ones. They are aaaamazing but out of my price range for sure! :) Loved this review!

  5. You're not alone! I'm 27 too and my acne is almost at bad as it was when I was 16. Thank you for the review. My skin is so dry and sensitive I think this would too much for me.

  6. For me, it sounds like the just the weekend would be worth it. Loved your honest review!

  7. Thanks for the review. I'd definitely like to get my hands on a sample. Why do skincare products have to be soooo expensive! Ugh!

  8. The best skin care is way too expensive! I'm with ya girl - I'm 29 and get terrible break outs in the winter. You're not alone! Great review.

    FYI - giveaway at my blog

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. I wish that I could spend money on things like this! Luckily my skin is pretty good to me other than being dry on my nose!

  10. Great review and I'm so intrigued! I must get my paws on some samples ASAP! The weekend product sounds amazing! I'm pretty happy with my Nerium AD for day and night! I have lovely, hormonal cystic acne on my jawline and neck. Ah the joys of being a woman.


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