Chanel L’Eau De Mousse Water-to-foam Cleanser

Chanel L’Eau De Mousse Water-to-foam Cleanser

Where I got it

My Chanel Beauty SA told me that they are doing a “Black Friday” deal (don’t think it’s official?). I got a black pouch as a gift with my purchase. I ended up getting this free pouch with a purchase over $250 (she initially told me $500). It’s an empty pouch in a leather-like material (probably PVC) with a gold zipper. I decided to order an oil cleanser, a foam cleanser and their famous egg-shaped hand cream. It was shipped for free, all wrapped up in a festive ribbon! So festive!

What I got

This is the Chanel L’Eau De Mousse Water Foaming Cleanser ($85 for 150 ml.) L’EAU DE MOUSSE is a self-foaming cleanser. With a single pump, this lightweight micellar water transforms into a luxurious foam that purifies the skin while preserving its natural barrier. Its thick, ultra-soft foam delicately cleanses the skin without friction for an addictive sensory experience. Perfectly cleansed, the skin is comfortable and looks radiant.L’EAU DE MOUSSE is soap-free and formulated with gentle surfactants, rich in amino acid derivatives and mineral-rich marine spring water to gently purify the skin and keep it in balance. It also combines two marine plant extracts, the signature active ingredients of the cleansing range, which help to fight pollution while preserving the skin’s essential functions.

Ingredients: AQUA (water) | Lauryl Glucoside | Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate | Diglycerin | Pentylene Glycol | Polyglyceryl-4 Caprylate | Cocoyl Propyl Betaine | Glycerin | Seaweed Extract | Sea Ponceau Extract | MARIS AQUA (seawater) | Citric Acid | Sodium Chloride | Perfume (perfume) | Caprylyl Glycerin | Polyglyceryl-3 | Spermolive | Potassium Sorbate | Coconut Acid | Mantis Root Extract | Phytic Acid | Sodium Benzoate | Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride | Sodium Hydroxide | Sodium Citrate | IL57B

How I found it

Initially, I wasn’t going to buy this cleanser because I haven’t used foaming cleansers for a while and I always find them too stripping or drying. This watery foaming cleanser is a new product from Chanel, so I couldn’t find it on Smith & Caugheys. It’s a cleanser that starts as water and turns into foam when you pump it out. It’s a second step cleanser, which means you need to use the first cleanser (i.e. makeup remover or cleansing balm) to remove makeup and sunscreen first, and then… Read More

The cleanser looks like a mousse when you squeeze it out, but it’s as soft as a foam. I use about 2 pumps to effectively cleanse my entire face. The foam doesn’t disappear when you massage it in, so I’d say it’s more like a mousse because usually when you massage it into your face, the foam breaks and you feel like it’s watery and doesn’t do anything. The foam stays for a good massage and then rinses off easily with water without leaving any residue. Skin feels clean, but not exceptionally so.


I wasn’t sure what to expect from this Chanel Foaming Cleanser. On one hand, I was worried that the foaming cleanser would be too drying, but on the other hand, I was hoping for more exfoliation from Chanel’s foaming cleanser. For a few years, I thought “Oh, Chanel just sells expensive skincare products because of branding and marketing, they don’t really know how to do proper, effective skincare”, but after using their products, I do feel that their products do work. However, may be suitable for more normal skin without specific skin problems such as acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea etc. It focuses more on moisturizing, hydration and overall anti-aging. There may be more science and tech behind their high end line, but I haven’t researched that at all. Chanel is a luxury brand, so even though they do make skincare products, they are of course high end and expensive. On top of that, the whole package is scented, which makes for an amazing sensory experience.

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