Over a month ago my skin started to break out pretty bad, I think because of stress. When I break out it's always on my chin.
I decided I was going to try a new skincare system geared towards acne and acne prevention.
The Cellnique gods must have known my problem because I had an email from them asking if I was interested in trying their products. I decided I would give it a try because I was not happy with my skin at the time. I actually was sad! :( When my skin breaks out I get slightly depressed. I try not to but I can't help it!
A couple weeks later I started using the products. I have been using them for over a month now because I wanted to give a thorough review and these are my thoughts.
Skin Purifying Cleanser $32
Cellnique: This is a lightweight and non-comedogenic cleansing gel with micro-fine beads to remove dead skin cells and reduce excessive sebum. The multi active ingredients such as Burdock Extract, Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil accelerate the recovery process of acne prone skin to deliver a clear and fresh complexion.
My thoughts: When I first used this I didn't realize it had beads in it till I started washing my face. The beads are a bit abrasive. They are not as gentle as say Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash. I have to wash my face slowly and not scrub so hard because if I do it leaves my face red in the areas that I scrubbed too hard. It also has a chemical/medicine like smell which is not so pleasant at first but I got used to it. It did do a good job at cleaning my face and left it feeling soft.
Skin Action Sebum Gel $51
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.
My thoughts: This is my favorite product out of everything I tried.
I've been using this on my T-zone and I really see a difference in my pores on my nose. I have also been using it as a spot treatment and on my chin. If I get a blemish I dab some of this on it at night and the next morning it has significantly reduced the size and appearance of it. This also has a peppermint smell and gives a cooling/tingly feeling on your skin. I love it!
Skin Purifying Day Time Protection 20 $32
Cellnique: A specially designed 3-in-1 daytime protection with SPF20 for oily and acne prone skin. It works as a full spectrum sun protection (blocks UVA and UVB), an acne cream and a natural foundation to even acne marks. Non-oily formulation.
My thoughts: I thought this was just a regular moisturizer with an SPF but it's more of a tinted moisturizer because it has color. It is lightweight and doesn't leave my skin greasy looking. They don't have colors to choose from, this is the only color and I think it's too light for me. It leaves an almost white cast on my face. I don't use MAC foundations but I'm about an NC30 to give you an idea of my skin tone so if it looks too light on me I would imagine it wouldn't work for darker skin tones. I do love the formula of the moisturizer though but I wish it came in different shades to choose from. This doesn't have a scent to it.
This is what the color looks like.
Overall I have been very pleased with this skincare system. All the products together work great. I have really seen an improvement in the overall appearance of my skin. It has helped me tremendously with the breakout I had. I also have some brown spots from acne scarring on my chin and this seems to have faded them almost. Since I have been using these products the scarring is not as visible which has made me VERY happy!
You can find all of these products and more at http://www.cellnique.com/
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