Chantecaille Radiance Elixir has just been released and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Made to be applied after you cleanse and before you moisturise, it’s the magic product to cure all your skin concerns! It has loads of benefits from helping to reduce redness and even out your skin tone, to giving you a smoother and brighter complexion and the main one- making your skin more radiant! You can imagine I was definitely curious about this wondrous product!
Application & Formula
The Radiance Elixir comes in a glossy plastic bottle that is painted pearl white, totally love the packaging! The bottle aesthetic is elegant and minimal. Once opened, it has dropper applicator connected to the (also) plastic cap coated with metallic silver paint. For £198.00 or $210.00, you’ll have 30mL worth of serum which is a standard amount amongst the rest in its category.
The product sure does cost a lot, and I wish the packaging was made from glass instead of plastic to really get the feel of money well spent. But as far as worth goes, of course, the packaging doesn’t always matter and we’ll leave the product to do the explaining. Does the Chantecaille Radiance Elixir actually transform your skin?! Let’s find out!
The serum is a thick semi-opaque liquid that is coloured like the packaging— pearl white, quite lovely in fact! It’s a little difficult to describe the texture, or rather the product. However, it looks and feels like a thick cream and when it is applied it actually feels close to a concentrated soluble gel.
The serum can be applied directly to your skin after cleansing or you can add a drop or two to your moisturizer or foundation for a dewy complexion. For me to achieve its maximum effects, I have taken the liberty to do both!
As a night serum, the product feels wispy on the skin. I got worried at first that my skin would react negatively because it felt warm as I massaged it over my face. But after it seeped into my skin, which took no time at all, my face began to feel chilled. My skin was definitely more radiant and glowing after using the serum the night before.
Honestly, using the Radiance Elixir feels like waking up on a vacation! Get ready to always look recharged with fresh and soft skin! Just looking at an overall worry-free face every morning has led me to appreciate this serum.
When I tried the serum mixed with my makeup, I immediately noticed how it gave my foundation a glowy finish. It has also made applying my foundation so much easier.
Sorry to bring negativity to such an awesome, lovely product, but there was one slight negative factor. That is that I have noticed when mixing it with my foundation, it made my foundation quite runny. Or should I say, my face felt a little heavy and oily? This could be simply that’s it’s not a great match for my foundation. Knowing that my foundation doesn’t usually have that effect on me, I assume it’s from the Chantacaille Radiance Elixir. Around 5 or 6 hours into wearing my serum-infused foundation, it started to get uncomfortable.
For the makeup wear test, I had to reapply my foundation and freshen up with powder and setting spray to fix the melted patches. Not the most ideal way to wear a long-lasting foundation. So I’ve come to the conclusion it might only be best to mix the serum when you know you won’t be wearing makeup for long, but need that baby skin glow up. Or perhaps if you have dry skin, I’m not sure because my skin tends to be on the oilier side.
There’s more good news! This rollercoaster isn’t over yet. The plus side is, it has done a completely amazing job at clearing out my skin! Since using the serum, I haven’t had a single pimple or whitehead emerge.
That’s about all the things you need to know. I had some high expectations with the face serum, and while not all were met, it sure was a fun ride with loads of benefits to your skin.
Rosa Damascena Flower Water (also labelled as Damask Rose Flower Water and Rose Hydrosol on other products)
This is the liquid extracted from a Damask Rose. Generally, flower waters or extracts (also called hydrosols) are diluted versions of essential oils. They contain the same components but in much-reduced concentrations. So if you see an ingredient such as Eucalyptus Hydrosol or Jasmine grandiflorum Hydrosol, they are basically toned-down versions of their essential oil counterparts.
I mention this here because it might help those with sensitive skin or severe allergies to essential oils. And the Chantacaille Radiance Elixir may trigger mild reactions to those with sensitive skin.
These are tomato-derived molecules which immediately reduces the appearance of redness, revealing a radiant look. Dicaprylyl Carbonate is one of the carotenoids included. It’s a clear, colourless, almost odourless oil that is meant to spread on the skin with ease and gives a satin feel to the skin.
Natural Tensing Agent
These form an invisible layer on the skin for instant smoothness. Ideally prepping your face for makeup.
This helps to reveal a transparent crystal-like appearance on the skin. Thus the glass-skin effect.
Skin Awakening Peptide
This promotes a well-rested, energized appearance by helping the skin regenerate better and faster overnight.
Lotus Japonica Extract
This works like glycerol drawing in moisture to soften the appearance of wrinkles and dehydration effects.
Some products are just straight-up jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising, and heart-exhilarating and I live for that adrenaline! Chantecaille Radiance Elixir is one of those products! The effects that it has on the skin are instant and there!
One amazing feature of the Chantecaille Radiance Elixir is that it’s completely alcohol-free and oil-packed. Another thing to be noted of is that just as I had used the product with caution, this face serum may not be best for those with constant oiliness. So for all skin, always do a patch test first.
I know that it’s pricey but I really think it lives up to the name and price tag. Would I buy it again or recommend? Well, I think it’s worth the investment for those with combination skin going to dry and super-dehydrated skin. I also think it might be great for the cold months where we all need that extra moisture and hydration. If you plan on replacing your everyday serum with this, 30mL will last you long enough to enjoy your splurge.
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