Chanel Huile de Jasmin was first introduced in 1927. Mademoiselle Chanel created this skincare recommended for face massages. 90 years later, Chanel revisits the Huile de Jasmin (RM550), which I’ll refer to as the Chanel Jasmine Facial Oil, and it is sold exclusively at Chanel boutiques.
When I first saw it, the bottle reminded me of perfume, specifically Byredo perfume bottles. Similar but different, but they spark a sense of class and elegance. No doubt about it. Instead of a dropper, we get a stopper. This is probably to maintain the minimalistic look but you have to be patient to get the oil out. I just give it a shake for 1 to 2 drops but I usually use about 4 drops for my entire face. So, I just give it a couple of shakes. It’s not hard and it makes sense too, because you really don’t need much.
If you’re expecting this oil to be rich and heavy, then you’re wrong. Chanel Huile De Jasmin is light and non-oily. Due to the non greasy finish, I’d say this is a dry oil. I usually add 3-4 drops to my moisturizer at night and it protects my skin from the drying air conditioning in my room. I have normal and slightly dry skin, and I find this oil just enough. It takes a few minutes for the oil to be fully absorbed, but I think if you have drier skin, it’ll absorb much faster. Once a week, in the afternoon when Ashton is taking a nap, I like to massage my face with this oil. I spritz my face with some rose water or lavender water, put 5 drops on my palm and gently rub it all over my face for a mini massage. I’m sure it would feel better it someone else did it for me, but this will do.
Now let’s talk about the scent. Do you like jasmine? I don’t. I never liked the smell of jasmine. It doesn’t make me gag, but it makes me wrinkle my nose a little. That said, let me tell you that I still enjoy using this oil. There is a hint of jasmine – it’s there for sure, but delicate. I add a few drops of this oil to my body cream because my legs have been extra dry and the scent in the body cream overpowers the scent of jasmine easily. However, if you have really sensitive nose, I’d suggest you try sniffing this first.
Another way I use it is to add 1 drop to my matte foundation. I’m not a fan of matte finish foundations anymore, so adding a drop of oil gives it a more dewy healthy finish. I don’t add the oil to my moisturizer in the morning. My skin is not that dry, and using the oil in the day then go run around doing chores does give me a shiny face.
Face oils have slowly made into my nightly skincare routine since I first tried one a few years ago. As I age and as my skin gets drier, face oils have become essential. For those of you interested, here are the ingredients.
Squalane . Dicaprylyl Carbonate . Ethylhexyl Palmitate . Camellia Kissi Seed Oil . Jojoba Seed Oil . Meadowfoam Seed Oil . Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride . Canola Oil . Caprylyl Glycol . PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate . Jasmine Flower Extract . Parfum . Tocopherol . Citric Acid .
Are you a fan of face oils? Do you have a favourite?