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14 August 2010

Review: Cellnique Paramedical Part 1

I was contacted by Cellnique to try and review their products. I told them about my skin conditions, which are oily skin, enlarged pores, black/whiteheads and acne scars. I was surprised that they actually sent a set of all full size products to me.

Here's the guideline for the daily routine:
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Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Price:  US$ 35 

Description (from Cellnique):
A gentle yet highly effective foaming cleanser consists of Lactic Acid and Quinine Bark Extract that is formulated for all skin types to remove dead skin cells, all trace of pores clogging debris or impurities and excessive sebum.

Benefit (from Cellnique):
-Gentle exfoliation
-Anti-inflammatory
-Aids in skin moisturizing and softening

Ingredients List (from Cellnique):
Purified Water ( Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Quinine (Cinchona officinalis) Bark Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sour Milk ( Lactic Acid), Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross Polymer, PEG-20, Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Algin, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Ethylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Butylparaben, Potassium Sorbate.

My Thought:
When I tried this cleanser for the first time, I struggled with the packaging when I tried to squeeze out the product. It was really hard to press but after I figured it out, it's been so much easier and I love the hygienic bottle. Although it says foaming cleanser, it doesn't really foam. It has a gel like texture and has a very pleasant scent which reminds me of mango. It claims to reduce excessive sebum, but I don't find it do much on my oily skin. My skin is still as oily as before.

Pros:
- Pleasant scent
- Hygienic bottle

Cons:
- No oil control
- Doesn't foam
- Hard to squeeze out

Rating: 2.5/5
Repurchase: No, I'll opt for a better and cheaper cleanser.



Soothing & Hydrating Lotion
Price:  US$ 25

Description (from Cellnique):
This unique complex lotion consist 14 types of plant extracts to calm sensitive prone skin. It helps to refresh tired skin and replenish skin moisture - spray anytime you wish to. This is a hypoallergenic formulation excellent for all skin types.

Benefit (from Cellnique):
-Prevents skin dryness
-Soothing and calming
-Evens skin tone

Ingredients List (from Cellnique):
Purified Water ( Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Quinine (Cinchona officinalis) Bark Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sour Milk ( Lactic Acid), Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross Polymer, PEG-20, Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Algin, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Ethylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Butylparaben, Potassium Sorbate.

My Thought:
I love the spray bottle, it's more hygienic and it saves the use of cotton pads. But it also requires more time for it to absorb to the skin. It has ginger scent which I don't like and I have to hold my breath everytime I spray it to my face. But I do think that it's hydrating and it also makes my skin feel smoother although I don't think it evens out my skin tone like what it claims.

Pros:
- Hydrating
- Smoothing
- Hygienic bottle

Cons:
- Unpleasant scent (for me)
- Doesn't even skin tone

Rating: 3.5/5
Repurchase: Probably yes if it's not ginger scent.


Skin Action Sebum Gel
 Price:  US$ 51

Description (from Cellnique):
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.

Benefit (from Cellnique):
-Controls excessive sebum
-Reduces the formation of blackheads and whiteheads
-Reduces skin inflammatory
-Controls and prevents breakouts
-Increases skin moistures and improves skin elasticity
-Anti-irritation

Ingredients List (from Cellnique):
Purified Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana ) Extract, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Menthol, Poly(Oxy-1,2-Ethanediyl),α-(Donyl Phenyl)-ω-Hydroxy, Sodium Hydroxide, Peppermint (Mentha piperita) oil, Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Potassium Azelaoyl Diglycinate, Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Leaf Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

My Thought:
This is probably the most raved product from Cellnique and I was really excited to try this and had really high expectation. It has clear gel texture and smells minty. When I applied it on my skin, it feels really cool and fresh, I don't have any stinging sensation. I do feel that it controls my excessive sebum but not much, it just keeps my oily skin at bay for a longer time than the usual. My most concern problems are blackheads on my nose and whiteheads on chin area. I don't see any difference on my nose, my blackheads are still as much as before which really disappoints me. But on my chin area, I do notice that the whiteheads are lesser, you can see from the pics below.

Left: Before, Right: After.

Pros:
- Reduces whiteheads
- Good oil control
 - Cooling & refreshing
- Hygienic bottle

Cons:
- Doesn't reduce blackheads
- Pricey

Rating: 4/5
Repurchase: Most likely yes, I still hope it will reduce my blackheads.


Stay tune for the part 2! :)


Disclaimer: The product was sent to me for review purposes. I am not affiliated with the company. This is my honest opinion, product that works on me doesn't mean it works on you and vice versa.

14 comments:

Dizzy said...

Wow sounds good! Especially the Skin Action Sebum Gel!
Can't wait for part 2 8D

mandy said...

The skin action sebum gel is still getting good reviews! I've tried the little sample and I think it really helped make my skin smoother (but I only had the teeny weeny sample size so I don't know how it would be in the long-run or if it was just my imagination LOL I think I might save up for it...it sounds so good, very tempting!

Can't wait to hear about how the other products worked for you! ^__^

Anastacia said...

I like Celnique skin care products! They are really woks nice!

Fruity Lashes said...

thanks for the great review. looking forward to part 2

Karen said...

Aw 2 out of 3 of these seem like a no go! I may need that sebum gel though.. I'm grossed out by blackheads and whiteheads on my face :( thanks for the thorough and honest review!

Pop Champagne said...

cellinique general is quite good I think, but yeah a bit on the pricey part because most of these products you gotta buy online and also pay for shipping! cool review :)

*~kAy~* said...

Thanks for the review! :)
Ah.. these are always more on the pricey side huh..
I like your before and after pics! :) amazing!

Nic Nic said...

I am on the same boat as you, I really like the sebum action gel! I have to review that soon. XD

looking forward to seeing your pt.2 review!

Kristie said...

Thanks for the awesome review. I don't think I've seen this brand before.

Silkybow said...

The review is really great :3

nana said...

i have never heard of this brand, it sounds great!
x

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Kasia_B said...

Fantastic review!! This serum looks like it does such a great job. Your pics from before and after really show the difference!

<3
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Shop N' Chomp said...

Every girl seems to like the sebum gel! I need to buy myself one. :)