Product Type: Chanel body care
Newest Review: ... that smells like antiseptic. If you open it pointing down, expect clothes covered in green goo too, the bottle could be better designed. It... more
Great when you're used to it
Chanel Gel Tendre
Member Name: Angelisse
Chanel Gel Tendre
Date: 11/11/03, updated on 11/11/03 (107 review reads)
Advantages: Skin feels really fresh & clean, Doesn't irritate sensitive skin, Doesn't dry skin out
Disadvantages: Strange colour/smell, Packaging could be better designed
I bought the full size without trying a tester in the shop or getting a sample. It's Chanel, I fall for their packaging... alas, some of us are weak. But this did pay off eventually. I approached it as a faithful disciple and it lived up to my expectations.
At first I thought 'ick'... flourescent green goo that smells like antiseptic. If you open it pointing down, expect clothes covered in green goo too, the bottle could be better designed. It's tacky on the fingers when you apply, and washing it off is a chore if you're keen to go to bed.
Those are the downsides.. in my opinion, the plus points outweigh the superficial negatives.
I've been using it for 2 months now, and I've never had such clear skin. My skin is dry, all cleansers leave it feeling 'shrunk in the wash'.. Except for this. For some reason it feels a tad strained for a few minutes, then settles back into soft and supple mode - best cleanser yet. No traces of makeup left, skin feels *really* fresh. I've gotten used to the smell and colour now, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all.
An over all 9/10 - initially a bit weird on the visual level, but the effects are great... it actually *works* to get rid of the day's city-grubbiness and 12 layers of makeup, no re-application needed, no vicious scrubbing with toner to get rid of remnants, and you only need the smallest ammount, so it lasts ages.