Chanel Le Lift Serum and Cream Review

November 5, 2016

It is very clear that my biggest skincare obsession now is fighting against gravity. I am a firm believer in that if we start caring for our skin from an early age for preventative purposes, we can delay the skin from sagging and aging relatively. The Chanel Le Lift range is my current favorite because the products really work. I was given a couple of samples of the Le Lift Cream when it was first launched, and I loved it so much, so I bought a full-size jar, as well as the Le Lift Serum for the best optimum result.



LE Lift CREAM RICHE (bought here in Australia)– It is housed in a weighty black glass jar, and comes in 3 different textures – fine, normal and riche.

Since I have dry skin, I go for the rich version which works well for my skin in winter. It actually doesn’t feel that rich compared to other well-known heavy duty moisturizers such as La Mer Cream or Fresh Creme Ancienne. It has a lightweight creamy texture and absorbs into the skin without feeling greasy, but it still leaves a nice moist and soft touch to the skin. It makes your skin appear smooth and radiant and works wonderfully as a makeup base for the day. I have been using it every day, and it keeps the skin well moisturized even in the season transition time.

As for firming, it is a mini ‘face-lift’ in a jar for a quick fix for getting rid of morning puffiness, as well as making the face shape appear more toned and lifted. Since it has a nice slip consistency, you can massage the product in an upward motion for 1-2 minutes. If I apply this product liberally, I notice an instant tightening effect around the cheeks and jaws, and the contour appears more defined with a more V-shaped face. The lines around the nose are also less visible. Overall, I am impressed with this moisturizer and will re-purchase!



I would give 9/10 to the moisturizer, and 7/10 to the serum. One pet peeve is that it is packed in a plastic bottle which does not equate to the high price tag.  It has a milky texture, and feels lightweight and absorbs completely into the skin upon application. It adds mild hydration to the skin and makes the skin appear more plumped. There might be some long-term benefits over a period of use (which is hard to measure anyway), but for delivering an instant result, the moisturizer is more superior for lifting. I feel the serum is giving an anti-oxidant and hydration boost to the skin and supplements the moisturizer for achieving the best firming and anti-aging results.


Bottom Line: I am very pleased with the result they deliver, as I see an improvement in my skin in the texture and firmness from using the Le Lift Range. Overall they are worth looking into if you are after firming skincare products that really work. Once I finish the serum, I will try out the new Chanel V-Flash which is already launched in the US but not yet in Australia.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Laila Riaz November 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Caring for your skin early is very important! I love Chanel skincare and makeup, I really need to look into more skincare products!

Laila from Townhouse Palette


Aya November 5, 2016 at 11:56 pm

When it comes to my skin, i love trying masks and skincare products. I can see changes with natural masks but unfortunately not many skincare products work. I’ve never tried any Chanel products but i always hear good things about them, and since you gave such a good review about these i guess i’ll try some of them 🙂 thank you !!


Wildfire Charm November 6, 2016 at 6:59 am

The moisturiser is definitely what I would go for too! It sounds ideal for winter. I love that it doesn’t feel greasy.


Stasja November 6, 2016 at 11:48 pm

These sound amazing! I’m 26 now and have started to notice some fine lines trying to creep up and I’ll do anything to prevent them as much as possible. 🙂


Kathy Martucci November 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Hello – I read your reviews on Chanel’s LeLift products and also the lifting serum from Chantecaille. I am very familiar with both of these lines and I personally cannot make up my mind which one is the better of the two regarding lifting and firming. Since you did review both of these serums, please offer me an opinion on which one you think you would purchase. Both are great products and I am at the point where I must purchase something. I look forward to your response. Kathy


Reika November 15, 2017 at 5:21 am

Hi Kathy if I prefer the Chantecaille over the Chanel Le Lift Serum 🙂 Both serums are great for anti-aging, but if you are after a product that gives you an instant lift look, I highly recommend the Sisley double tenseur moisturizing gel (my HG and it’s reviewed here)!


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