Please don't forget to enter the $125 gift certificate to CSN Stores giveaway (click here to enter). It ends June 6 at 11:59 PST. :) About a month ago, Cellnique Paramedical sent me skincare products to try out. They are an Asian based, Malaysian and Singapore, company that sells skincare products for all skin type including problematic skins like acne. The PR person asked me what type of skin I have and my concerns. I told her I have combination, huge pores on my nose, towards dry skin and I worry about my aging skin. She sent me five products to try out. When I received the products, the boxes were bent. The reason behind that is they are an earth friendly company and packaged through a bubble wrap instead of a box. It's all good as long as the products weren't ruined... hehe~ :)
"Cellnique Corporation is supporting Earth Day and Environmental Month in promoting awareness and appreciation of Earth environment where we believe that all of us can make a few small steps in our daily life to care and improve on our environment by starting with these 2 simple initiatives:
1. Reduce paper usage by saying NO to packaging box
2. Reduce disposable bag and start using recycle bag
Information on the back: With its unique combination of Acetyl Tetrapeptide Gold Dipeptide and Rhodochrosite extract, this breakthrough eye formulation helps alleviate eye puffiness by increasing blood circulation and deep moisture the eye areas. It reveals radiant eyes immediately after short period of application.
My short thoughts: I used this twice a day (morning and night) around my eyes, smile line, and forehead. You're probably asking why I use this around my forehead and smile line... lol~ Koreans use eye cream around all the wrinkles on the face because it's more concentrated than a moisturizer. :/ I recently learned this and it really has helped the worried line on my forehead!... hehe~ :)
Texture and smell: It's a clear, gel-like and it does not smell unless you put your nose to it. When you closely put your nose, it has a slight scent but hard to tell.
Pros: * It has a pump. * It squirts evenly. * Gel-like formula making it easy to pat/massage on the eyes. * It does not have a scent. * Cooling to the skin. * Noticed less wrinkles on the bottom of my eyes.
Information on the website:This is a phyto bio-engineering formulation gel for all skin types to reduce both blackheads and whiteheads on affected skin area without painful extraction. This daily maintenance gel also reduces sebum secretion, leaving the skin clear and producing smooth visible results within 10 days of application.
My short thoughts: I only used this once a day, mornings, on my nose. I have huge pores where a primer does not help. When I apply pressed powder on top of my nose, it sinks into the pores. :( By the way, I received a sample not the full size.
Texture and smell: It's a clear, gel-like and it has a peppermint-like smell. I'm not too keen on the smell since I don't like peppermint... hehe~ :X
Pros: * It comes in a squeeze bottle with a tip. * Extremely cooling to the skin. * Noticed the pores decreasing on the nose.
Cons: * It's hard to squeeze the product out. * Amount that comes out from the tip after you squeeze it isn't always the same. * Peppermint-like smell.
Information on the back:A quintessential luxury formula containing Nano Diamond and Nano Platinum powder, it helps reinforce skin resilience, rekindle skin cells functioning and replenish moisture. Combined with biotechnological aFGF (Fibroblast Growth Factor) and EGF (Epidermis Growth Factor), Reversal Diamond EGF Drop helps promote fibroblast proliferation, counteract signs of aging and reignite youthful luminosity.
My short thoughts: It comes in a dropper and I apply it twice a day, morning and night, all over my face and neck. Whenever I use this product, I feel like I'm back in college... lol~ I have not seen skincare products that has a dropper. I used droppers for chemistry/biology labs. I think it's a genius idea for skin care products though! :)
Texture and smell: It's a clear, oil-like sebum with no scent.
Pros: * It comes in a dropper. * It does not have a scent. * It softens the dry spots. * Face feels smoother.
Cons: * The oil-like sebum leaks from the dropper. * It can get messy. * It takes some time to absorb onto the skin.
Product Review:Cellnique Derma Brightening Complex Price: $45 for 1 fl oz/30 mL Made in Singapore Information on the back:Derma Brightening Complex helps prevent skin hyperpigmentation while restoring its natural, luminous glow. Inflused with Kojic Acid and L-ascorbic Acid, this strongly-effective yet gentle formulation works to suppress melanogenesis, while facilitating the cell-renewal process. Excellent for all skin types including sensitive skin, pre- and post-operative skin, users can expect highly-satisfying results after a short period of application. Ingredients:
My short thoughts: I use this oil-based booster twice a day, morning and night. This one also comes in a dropper and the dropper seems to be better than the one above.
Texture and smell: It's a light yellow, oil-based booster and it smells like nuts. I'm not too keen on the smell... hehe~ :X
Pros: * It has a dropper. * This one isn't messy. * It's cooling to the skin. * This one absorbs onto the skin quicker.
Information on the back: Vital Cellular Repair Emulsion is an innovative formulation that consists of reparatory ingredients that are specifically designed to repair damaged cells and promote healing process. Bioactive Vitamin C provide visible skin replenishing and reparative benefits. Perilla Extract is powerful free radial scavenger to help reduce tissue scarring, photo-aging and skin sensitiveness. It protects all skin types including skin sensitive to environmental aggressions and provides relief to dry and dehydrated skin conditions.
My short thoughts: When I first used this, it reminded me of Clinique Moisture Surge. You only need a little product to spread/massage onto your face and neck. If you have dry skin and used all the products prior to this, this is very moisturizing. If you use this alone, I didn't find it that moisturizing.
Texture and smell: It's a dirty, colored cream and it doesn't have a scent.
Pros: * It has no scent. * Cooling to the skin. * Moisturizes the face if you used the products prior to this.
Cons: * This is the only one that you need to dig your fingers into. * Used alone, it isn't moisturizing for dry skin people.
Would I buy these again? Yes, I see improvements on my skin.
Rating: 4/5 Tobey's Paws
Now for the before, a month ago, and after pictures. I'm WARNING you it's pretty graphic!!!... lol~ There's a lot of freckles and no makeup whatsoever... eek~ Trust me I wish I didn't have to show you these but I think it's good to see what the results are. :X
Before: After: PLEASE ignore my fat, nasty nose!!! :X I don't know if you can notice the difference, but I noticed my pores became smaller on my nose. There's also less noticeable white and blackheads.
Before: After: On the inner, bottom corners, I noticed less wrinkles too. I think I was wearing sunscreen in the before picture. I see a tint of whiteness in the before picture... hehe~ :X
Before: After: I used the eye cream on my forehead and noticed less noticeable lines. Please ignore the worried line. I've had that since my teen years I believe. It's genetic in my family. Everyone seems to have it... lol~ :X
The company is kind enough to give first 50 of my readers a sample, 3 mL, of Vital Cellular Repair Emulsion.
How to get the sample: 1. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address, or the blog's url if you have any with the subject ahleessa4realz.blogspot.com. 2. Readers that send their blog's url might stand a chance to do a product review. 3. This ends in one week, June 7th, and the delivery will take 4-6 weeks.
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me by Cellnique. They sent these products for me to review. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.