08/05/2010

Cellnique Skin Care Review

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I'm so happy to be given the opportunity to review these products from Cellnique. *Thank you Selina! I've been using these for three weeks now and I can say that their products are pretty good and have done well for my skin. I was sent the Oxygen Mousse Cleanser, Intensive Hydrating Complex, Skin Action Sebum Gel, and Derma Whitening Essence. Keep reading for my reviews on the individual products!

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.

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My favourite product is the 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! :)

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Because I have an oily T-zone, I was sent the 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!

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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.


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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: ♥ ♥

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Bare face, fresh from washing! ( I no longer use the Oxygen Mousse Cleanser )
I developed those undereye circles from Med school :(

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Take your Intensive Hydrating Complex.

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Use the dropper to dot 2 dots on each cheek, and one on the forehead. Spread quickly but gently! A little blob goes a long way :)

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Yay for moisturised face!

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Pump out a tiny drop of Skin Action Sebum Gel. ( I deliberately wanted to show you my nail polish ;) )

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Run it across your forehead, dot it on your nose and chin. Spread quickly but gently!

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Voila! Ready for makeup ♥

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 CleanserHere's a link to their website xx

Hope this review was helpful! ♥ ♥


5 comments

  1. it looks like the kind of product that i would like to use <3 and yay for your nails! the color is hot!!

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  2. @Saving Capulet- I'm happy to hear that! Yes, the colour is fab x I hope to be able to share it soon! xx

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  3. Nice review! Love how you put up your own skincare routine. You look so pretty even without make up! Such a lucky girl.

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  4. very nice beauty sharing such a lovely blog having Excellent content regarding skin issues find out more Skin care

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  5. I absolutely adore Cellnique's range of products.They are so worth recommending! I used to have blackheads and whiteheads problem plus large pores (due to the bad acne scars), so you could imagine what it did to my self esteem. However everything changed after i started using Cellnique's products, and i love their B.liv Japan Silk Masks as well. They are worth every dime spent! I'll definitely continue using cellnique! :)

    http://www.cellnique.com/bliv/japan-silk-mask

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