I’ve been eyeing the Chanel L’Huile Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil for a while now. I love a good cleansing oil but I’ve had a hard time finding one with the right consistency. Many of them are too thick and I feel they clog my pores. I love Chanel beauty because the quality is always top-notch but I waited a while before splurging on this one due to the $45 price tag.
I was feeling spendy one Friday afternoon and stopped by the Chanel counter in Bloomingdale’s Soho store to take a look at what was new. I didn’t find any makeup I wanted to try, and I ran out of my cleansing balm, so I decided to pick up the Chanel L’Huile Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil.
If you’ve never used a cleansing oil and don’t completely understand the idea, then listen up… Using a cleansing oil is a great alternative or addition to a traditional foaming cleanser depending on your skin type. I prefer using cleansing oils as the first step in my cleansing routine as it is amazing at removing makeup. When applied to dry skin, the oils break down all of my makeup (even waterproof) like a dream. All you have to do after is add a bit of water, work up a lather and rinse the oil and makeup away.
If like me, you have oily skin, you may feel more comfortable following this up with a gel cleanser, just to make sure you don’t have any residual oil before moving on to toner and moisturizer. You may ask yourself why I would use oil if I have naturally oily skin. Well, sometimes the skin can overproduce oil if the skin is lacking it. So I actually use oils at night to moisturize my skin to avoid overproduction. Oil also attracts oil so using a cleansing oil is great for getting rid of excess oils on the surface of the skin, without stripping it of all of the moisture.
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I’ve been using this cleansing oil for a couple of weeks and can say that I’ve found a winner. The lightweight consistency is perfect for my oily combination skin. The texture is silky smooth and rinses away with lukewarm water. There isn’t an oily film left on top of my skin as I’ve experienced with other cleansing oils and the light rose scent of this is amazing, like every other Chanel beauty product.
Although $45 is on the higher end when it comes to the average costs of cleansing oils, you get so much product and only have to use so little each wash that this will end up lasting forever. Stop by your nearest Chanel counter or click below to experience this cleansing oil for yourself.