Chanel has been doing much better in terms of makeup and skincare products in the last few years. Price-wise it’s very similar to Dior and Guerlain (not skincare products though). First I fell in love with Chanel eye makeup remover. Next I decided to try cleansing milk. Before I used Dior cleansing milk and I can say that I like Chanel much more.
The bottle of Chanel cleansing milk costs $45. The bottle is pretty big – 150 ml or 5 fl.oz. This is a very gentle but effective makeup remover for sensitive skin. It has a nice but rather strong smell: I like it, however, if you generally don’t like strong flowery smells in your skincare products, try it first at Nordstrom (or Bloomingdale’s). Packaging is great: the pump is convenient to use and never gets clogged. Black-and-white bottle is simple and elegant and looks good on my bathroom counter top.
Chanel Lait Confort cleansing milk has amazing silky texture: after I use it, my skin is soft and velvety. Unlike other makeup removers, Chanel cleansing milk does not irritate my skin: it doesn’t get red, there are no breakouts, no stinging. Sometimes I don’t even use night cream after I clean my face because it is that gentle and moisturizing. Lait Confort’s moisturizing qualities are due to Arum Lily Extract. Although it’s gentle it cleanses skin deeply and thoroughly: apparently, it’s all thanks to de-pollution qualities of Tulip Tree extract. I don’t know anything about tulip trees, but it’s extract works!
I only use this makeup remover for removing face makeup (foundation, bronzer, blush). To remove eye makeup I use either Chanel or Shiseido eye makeup removers (not huge fan of Shiseido but need to finish the bottle). The reason is that I prefer water-and-oil-based makeup removers for my eyes and brows.
I use Chanel Lait Confort exclusively as a makeup remover, not as a toner or a cleanser. I use it every day, usually at nighttime. This is my usual makeup removing routine:
- Remove eye makeup. I use Chanel eye makeup remover.
- Remove face makeup with Chanel Lait Confort cleansing milk.
- Remove the residues of makeup and tone the skin with Dior Instant Cleansing Water with Pure Lily Extract.
Instead of CVS cotton rounds I use Selena Organic Cotton Facial Puffs from Japan. They are sold on Amazon: 200 puffs for $5.94. They are organic, have no pesticides, chemicals or bleach and have awesome texture: soft and velvety.
In conclusion, I absolutely love Chanel Lait Confort cleansing milk and I think that I finally found my perfect makeup removing combination (Chanel Bi-Phase eye makeup remover + Chanel Lait Confort cleansing milk + Dior Instant Cleansing Water).