When I first opened my package and looked at these products, I was in awe. The packaging is just so simple yet beautiful. Creamy white with gold and dark grey lettering. I loved how 3 of the 4 products came in a pump form, which I find is really hygienic, compared to those tub containers where you have to dip your fingers in every time. The Intensive Hydrating Complex is the only one that came un-pumped, rather it had a dropper instead, which I guess is common for serum-type products.
Intensive Hydrating Complex. It comes with a dropper/cap and it's a transparent liquid that goes on sticky at first, and then it quickly dries leaving your face pretty moisturised. I use it after I apply a toner. What I do is put two dots on each cheek and one on the forehead, and quickly spread it on my face. I feel like it locks my skin's moisture in and my face feels really smooth. I don't think the moisturising factor is sufficient though for daytime wear, so I still apply some face cream before I go out. I do love it by itself to moisturise my face before bed though! :)
Skin Action Sebum Gel. It comes in a little pump, and the product looks like the Intensive Hydrating Complex above. It's a bit minty on the skin, which I really like as it feels really refreshing! I apply it on my T-zone (across forehead, down my nose and chin) after the former product. I find that it actually does lessen the oiliness of my T-zone, but not that much that it really mattifies. It doesn't feel tight and my skin really likes it. But because it isn't really sufficient to keep shine off-bay, I replaced my MAC MSF natural with another face powder, which I love and will review soon!
Derma Whitening Essence comes as a yellowish liquid in a little pump. I was sent it to lighten some of my freckles. However, I have also been putting it on my undereye circles and some dark acne scars I have, which I feel have lightened quite a bit. But not so much that can be seen in photos though.
Out of all the products, Oxygen Mousse Cleanser had the best first impression and I really loved it for a while, however I think it may have brought me the worst. It pumps out as a foam, like those foams you make in bubble baths (but less sticky!). One pump is sufficient for my entire face, and it makes your skin feel really refreshed, cool, minty-like. However, there are some drawbacks to this product. I used it for 2 weeks until I developed problems with my eyes. And I have feeling this product may have contributed to that problem. Although the wash makes your skin feel a bit minty, it makes your eyes feel that as well. Though obviously I don't wash my eyes in this, the foam still gets stuck in my lashes and my eyes open feeling a little tingly. It felt alright for a while, which is why I did bear with it, but when I started having eye problems, they stung like hell. Oh noes. I wash my face twice a day - before going out and before bed and have been using this for 2 weeks as I already said, so I guess with my general sensitivity with beauty products it was about time I got a reaction to this. Another thing is, this product is recommended to be used after you wash with a separate cleanser, so this doubles your face-washing time. But that didn't really bother me though, I loved the refreshing feeling. ♥
When I first tried these products, I was really amazed. I had a few spots that immediately cleared the next day! However, I wasn't too optimistic, since my skin usually reacts well to good beauty products for a short period, and then goes back to the way it was - a bit temperamental. That's how these products were for me - however I feel like my skin's a little less irritable now.
Here's a little step by step of half my morning routine: ♥ ♥
I developed those undereye circles from Med school :(
Overall, I enjoyed trying these products out. If you have the cash to splurge on skincare, these are worth checking out - just be careful with the Oxygen Mousse Cleanser! Here's a link to their website xx
Hope this review was helpful! ♥ ♥