Sunday, 15 September 2013

Review - Chantecaille Just Skin SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer

Chantecaille is one of those niche luxury brands whose creators purposely stay away from trendiness and hype, and focus on making classic products that always deliver. If I could commit to one brand for my beauty staples it would definitively be Chantecaille.

The brands philosophy relies on fusing the power of natural botanicals, essential oils and skin vitamins with the latest scientific research. They are commited to making both skincare & makeup with no animal testing, no animal derivatives, no mineral oils, no lanolin and no added fragrance. The founder Sylvie Chantecaille spent years developing and perfecting product formulations for the beauty giant, Estée Lauder so it's obvious that she poured all that knowledge & experience in her very own brand. It's safe to say she knows her stuff!

Perhaps the biggest reason I love Chantecaille (aside from top notch quality) is their constant philanthropy commitment and support of biological conservation efforts. As opposed to a lot of other brands that give-back once in a while, Chantecaille has been a constant presence in the fight for endangered ecosystems and animals at risk. What's even better is their desire to pass on this universal concern to their customers and promote awareness in the community through their products & press coverage. Almost every year Chantecaille releases limited edition items in support of the specified conservation efforts and then donates a portion of the profits to the selected organization. 
Pretty makeup and cute animal conservation all at once - double win! 

My introduction to Chantecaille began with the Just Skin SPF 15 tinted moisturizer, which was more than just a little impressive. The name Just Skin is definitively appropriate because this is the first product, in the line of many, that promises that elusive "my skin but better" and actually delivers.

Official description;
Lightweight tinted moisturizer perfects and protects skin with SPF 15
Ideal moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation for both women and men
Revolutionary complex of botanicals fights free radicals
Smooth, velvety, extraordinarily lightweight texture

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Noepentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Peg-400, Magnesium Sulfate; May Contain: Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Mica, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Dextrin Palmitate, Methylparaben, Tocopherol, Methicone, Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Preregen, Nectapure, Edelweiss GC, Rose Water Concentrated E4445, Colorants, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide.

Chantecaille promises that Just Skin will give you coverage, smooth out any fine lines, provides sun protection and perfects your complexion without looking chalky.
As a skincare enthusiast I love hybrid products like tinted moisturizers and Just Skin seems to be a perfect mix of coverage and treatment elements. It contains anti-irritants, antioxidants and anti-pollution extracts, along with titanium dioxide, which is a natural mineral UVB sun protection. Essentially it's a tinted moisturizer on steroids. 

The coverage offered is a bit like a lightweight foundation - it will even out your skin tone, cover up superficial redness, bring out natural radiance, smooth out any small bumps and finally dry to a clean natural dewy finish. Adding a concealer where needed can result in an almost perfect canvas.
The texture is a bit thicker than traditional tinted moisturizers and the feel is much more nourishing.
I love that the end results makes me feel and look much more polished.

The wear time for me is at least 8 hours and can last even longer with a good primer and slight dusting of translucent powder. Personally I never add powder on top because I love the dewy, healthy glow this gives but I can see how those with oily skin may need a little help halfway through the day.

The shade selection of this is quite limited and caters mostly to light-medium skin tones. I am on the fair side and the two shades that worked for me were Nude and Glow however all the shades are very forgiving since they blend so seamlessly.

My final conclusion is very positive!
Nothing else in my stash makes my skin feel or look as good as the Chantecaille Just Skin. I would even go as far as saying its my HG!

Chantecaille products can be purchased through their website

Have you tried Chantecaille products? What's your favorite tinted moisturizer? 



P.S. If you enjoyed this post and want some more Princeza Beauty Musings, please consider following me through GFC, Bloglovin, Pinterest or Twitter! Insert "happy dance" here :-) 


  1. Great review! Can I ask how this compares to the Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer?


    1. Hi Rachel,
      thank you so much for stopping by my tiny blog and taking the time to comment too! Its so nice that someone is actually reading this lol
      To answer your question - the Just Skin and the Sunday Riley primer are very similar and personally for me the SR primer is mislabeled since it acts as a tinted moisturizer and not a primer lol The Chantecaille gives a bit more coverage and has a more glowy finish on the skin. I love them both but if i had to choose I would probably go with the Sunday Riley just because it looks a tiny bit more natural...
      If your skin is on the oily side than the Chantecaille can look a bit more glowy as well
      I hope that helps :-)
      I hope to see you back here again :-)
      Thank you so so much