|$75.00 for 1.0 fl oz.|
A purifying oil-free serum formulated with an advanced Marine-Bio Extract to help rebalance skin. Helps control oil production and reduces the appearance of pores for clear, smooth and refined complexion.The Intense Refining Skin Complex from CHANEL was actually a bit of a shock for me. I'm not trying to knock the brand, I promise, but I think the reason I own as much CHANEL as I do is because I had this pedestal vision of the products. However, as with every brand, it's some stuff works for me and some stuff really, really doesn't. This is the product I believe I will use for years to come (budget allowing).
This serum, which in the picture I've used in its entirety, is light-weight and visibly decreased the appearance of my pores within the first application. I do not use this statement lightly, and I didn't see quite the long-term decrease I was hoping for. The initial change in size was maintained throughout the use of the whole tube. It also controlled oil exceptionally well all day long, and at the time of using this first tube, my acne and breakouts hit a recent high (uncomfortable but this serum soothed the worst of it).
The price is quite scary, even looking at it now, knowing how well it works, but I'm more confident in this purchase than I was in the Estee Lauder Idealist (mostly because of the pore shrinking at first and then the great feeling skin). The 1 oz. bottle has a pump that pushes up the product from the bottom so you get all the product (thank god) and it lasted for 4 months, so $225 a year for something that works this well is worth it for me personally. I could have also made this last even longer by using it a little less to keep the pore-results but not the under-makeup feeling everyday.
Guess its worth is utterly in the eyes of the beautiful beholder!
Beauty Newb Rating:✪✪✪✪✪
Available at fine department stores and CHANEL.com