Like Swiss timing, Chanel is all about precision … the new Precision line of facial cleansers and toners, that is. Have you given ’em a sniff yet? With a fresh floral scent, a hefty price tag and minimalist, elegant packaging, they’re a lovely, indulgent way to clean your purty face.
Tulip Tree extract is the star ingredient. The Chanel marketing folks claim it protects skin from air pollution, something those of us living near cities can appreciate. Within the Precision line are products targeting three skin types, ranging from Balance for normal skin, Purity for oily skin and Comfort for dry and sensitive skin types.
I have dry skin, and to deal with it I’ve been using Creamy Cleansing Milk from the Chanel Precision Comfort range ($45). I haven’t yet used any of the other products from the Precision line, but Creamy Cleansing Milk compares favorably to Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple, probably my all around favorite facial cleanser of all time.
While I’d say Precision Comfort feels richer and smells a little better than Purity Made Simple does, Philosophy’s bad boy has one huge advantage — PRICE! A 24-oz bottle of Purity sells for $40, or about $1.66 an ounce. A 5-oz bottle of Chanel Cleansing Milk, on the other hand, sells for $45, or a staggering $9 an ounce. Tres expensive, oui?
Chanel Precision Comfort Creamy Cleansing Milk
Price: $45 for a 5-oz bottle
Use: A moisturizing makeup remover and facial cleanser for dry and sensitive skin
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
It’s always safe to assume anything by Chanel is going to cost an arm and a leg, and true to form Cleansing Milk isn’t exactly budget friendly, but it is a nice way to splurge if your aim is to find a luxurious and high quality facial cleanser for dry and sensitive skin.
Read more about the full Chanel Precision line of cleansers and toners at Chanel.com.
How’s it going? What have you been up to today? Right now I’m eating a tuna sandwich and reading the Benefit Fall 2008 catalog. I’m really interested in the fall lipsticks. They sure look pretty.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,