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Cellnique Paramedical Skincare Review

5.12.2010


Cellnique Skincare for Sensitive & Dehydrated Skin

I had the pleasure of reviewing 4 skincare products from Cellinique which was sent to me in February. However I could not review them as I was attached to another skincare campaign which requires me to only use their products exclusively. A short introduction on Cellnique, which started in 1997 with a unique brand concept whereby they are the first beauty saloon brand product line that blended medical in skin care products and provided in-depth beauty knowledge to their customers. Some of you may be aware of the beauty saloon Cres or Cres Slimming Center? or the much talked about Sebum Action Sebum Gel? popular for eliminating blackheads and whiteheads.

warning: these are not edible!

I was sent 4 products for my skin [combination] with the following concerns [dehydration & sensitive]. I was thrilled to try out the products, it's my first time actually using Cellnique. The colors, scent & texture sparked me right at the start. I am glad they're not creamy or heavy to use as I can't stand putting heavily textured skincare during the day especially in our hot Malaysian weather. Anyway hope you like the pictures, I wanted to do something different than showing them on my hand or face this time.

texture and colors of the products used in this review
(courtesy of Cellnique Paremedical)

Cellnique Seaweed Cleansing Gel RM99

Seaweed Cleansing Gel - A natural based cleanser with the highest grade of Algae, Aloe Vera and Green Tea. Easy to rinse off, there's no foam, water soluble cleanser. My face felt refreshed and energized with the minty effect of the cleanser, which I check was due to the Peppermint ingredient. Though the texture is gel like and light green in color like the seaweed, the peppermint took the stage with its minty fresh performance. The product claims to be extremely gentle and free from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Also that it removes debris (yes), leave skin supple and soft. However, I am a bit worried about the peppermint ingredient in this cleanser as highly sensitive skin would get irritated by it. Said to be suitable for Dry, Delicate Skin, I think combination skin to oily skin would also benefit from this refreshing seaweed cleanser as it left my skin feeling tight and dry afterwards.


how to use the seaweed cleansing gel

Main Active Ingredients

Red Algae Extract
Red Algae Extract
Algae are commonly referred to as Seaweed. Because Red Algae photosynthesizes and lives in very deep water, it is one of the richest and most complete sources of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. It has great benefits to all skin types because it both purifies and nourishes.
Pennywort Extract
Pennywort Extract
Pennywort is wonderful when used to boost circulation, improve the collagen foundation of the skin, and fight oxidation. It has softening, regenerating and anti redness properties. It firms the epidermis and restores the skin’s strength and youthfulness, making it a superb ingredient for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Cucumber Extract
Cucumber Extract
One of the best naturally derived ingredient, Cucumber Extract is known for its antioxidant and natural moisturizing properties. It manages to reduce skin irritation, shield the skin from pollution due to freely suspended particles in the air, and acts wonderfully as natural skin emollient, making skin smooth and shiny.

Full Ingredients List

Purified Water ( Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Hydrolyzed Algin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, PEG 20, Disodium EDTA, Cucumber (Cucumis sativus ) Fruit Extract, Perpermint (Mentha piperita) Oil, Red Algae Extract, Pennywort (Centella asiatica) Extract, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Cl42090, Cl19140.


Soothing & Hydrating Lotion

Soothing and Hydrating Lotion - dub the best seller, the information booklet says this product would calm sensitive skin, replenish its moisture, refresh tired skin with hypo-allergic mist. Excellent for all skin types especially skin in post-peel condition. I do love that the product comes in a mist-spray form which is easy to use and the refreshing sensation I get from the mist-spray delights me. Smells like GINGER! (thank goodness I have nothing against Ginger). However my skin felt irritated after using the toner. Bottom line, I don't think it suits me :( but being the best seller, it must be working for many others?

how to use the soothing & hydrating lotion

Main Active Ingredients

Plant Extract
14 types of Plant Extracts
Includes Witch hazel, Arnica, Calendula, Lemon, Ginger, Burdock, Rosemary, Ivy, Pine, Safflower, Watercress, Matricaria, White nettle and Capucine. All known to heal and prevent dry skin, treat skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and slow the aging process.
Ginger Root Extract
Ginger Root Extract
The use of ginger on the skin can increase skin’s radiance and decrease inflammation that may contribute to acne and psoriasis. Ginger is an antioxidant, not only does it fights skin-damaging free radicals, but also promotes smoothness and evenness in skin tone.
Witch Hazel Extract
Witch Hazel Extract
A plant extract with toning and astringent properties. It also helps promote healing, reduce inflammation and has anti irritant properties.

Full Ingredients List

Purified Water (Aqua), Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Methol Crystal, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mountain Arnica (Arnica montana) Extract, Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Extract, Lemon (Citrus medica limonum) Extract, Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root Extract, Burdock (Arctium majus) Extract, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Extract, Ivy (Hedera helix) Extract, Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Extract, Sage (Salvia officinalis) Flower Extract, Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) Extract, German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) Extract, White Deadnettle (Lamium album) Extract, Garden Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.



Intensive Hydrating Complex

Intensive Hydrating Complex (best seller) - another best seller from Cellnique. Contains high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid and essential Amino Acids to bind moisture in the dermal connective tissue and to restore elasticity of the skin. Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and deliver an instant supple and smooth skin. I did some research online, Paris B reviewed this product and it worked well for her. However I must agree with Connie from Skindeco with the results of trying this item. Priced at RM198 and packaged like a lab product where u pinch drops of sticky liquid onto you palm and then massage into your skin. I really like how its designed to be use. The texture is sticky, thick fluid like which can be use around the eye area as well (massage 2-3 drops) and 6 drops to massage on the face. Easy to apply and absorbent, its sticky but soon after it get dries and itchy for my skin. Probably my face is just too dehydrated as many had claim to be liking this product.


how to use the intensive hydrating complex

Main Active Ingredients

Sodium Hyaluronate
Sodium Hyaluronate
A powerful water-binding agent, able to absorb and hold water up to 1,000 times of its own weight. It is very important in tissue hydration and lubrication. When Hyaluronic Acid is applied on the surface of skin, it forms a permeable layer to keep skin moist and smooth. This protective yet breathable barrier on skin locks in moisture which gives the skin a youthful appearance.
Essential Amino Acids
Essential Amino Acids
Includes Glycine, Proline, Serine, Alanine, Arginine, Threonine, Glutamic acid and Lysine. Help improve skin that has been scarred, filling lines (aging), smoothing and improving skin tone and color. It can also improve skin’s ability to stay hydrated, thus providing the surface of your skin with a smoother appearance.

Full Ingredients List

Purified Water (Aqua), Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Proline, Hydrolyzed Algin, Serine, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Extract, Alanine, Rosehip (Rosa aff. rubiginosa) Seed Oil, Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Oil, Arginine, Threonine, Glycolipids, Glutamic Acid, Pro-vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Lysine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.


The only thing missing in my skincare regime is the Cellnique moisturizer which they ran out of testers for me so I will be using my own moisturizer after the Intensive Hydrating Complex serum. Let's move on to my favorite!


Intensive Soothing & Hydrating Masque

Intensive Soothing & Hydrating Mask - Oil free formula of wonderful skin moisturizing gel masque. Skin becomes soft and moist after application. The instructions to use says "every 1 - 2 weeks" this sounds very intensive indeed. I use this once after cleansing & toning. It's a cooling blue gel like texture that's easily absorb leaving behind a soft and moist skin. I like this product very much! It feels nice on my skin, I actually put it in my fridge before using so that the cooling sensation intensifies while I lay in my bath tub. If anyone notice, a lot of sensitive skincare products contains witch hazel, which is said to sooth irritated skin and has astringent properties. After 20 mins, I removed with a cotton pad soaked with the Soothing & Hydrating Lotion and slap on my moisturizer.

how to use the intensive hydrating masque

Main Active Ingredients

Witch Hazel Extract
Witch Hazel Extract
A plant extract with toning and astringent properties. It also helps promote cells healing, soothe irritated skin, reduce inflammatory reaction of skin and restore normal sensitivity threshold.
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Research has confirmed that Aloe Vera has anti inflammatory properties and promotes wound healing. It acts as water binding agent, delivering a soft, smooth and supple texture to the skin.
Horse Chestnut Extract
Horse Chestnut Extract
It balanced the circulation in the skin, promoting not only a clear skin, but an even complexion and good skin tone. It also has a potent anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

Full Ingredients List

Purified Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Gel, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Carbomer, Collagen, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Extract, Horse Chesnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) Extract, Allantoin, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben.


I'm also going to email in for a free sample!

I would like to thank Cellnique and Selina for giving me the opportunity to review their products and their generous service to giveaway free samples of the popular blackhead and whitehead reducing serum "Skin Action Sebum Gel" to the first 50 readers of Plusizekitten's Blog who email in their full name and mailing or shipping address to fbfreesample@cellnique.com with the subject plusizekitten.blogspot.com. Valid one week from this blog post date and deliver within 4-6 weeks.

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disclaimer:
Taking in account of the weather, my diet, my health, skin condition and type. The results experienced could be due to numerous factors unknown. To be fair, please consult the Cellnique skincare specialist first and do a skin analysis before buying a product. My skin condition is dehydrated and sensitive (easily redden, inflamed due to external irritants and sometimes due to ingredient(s) of the product). As sensitive skin has many reasons that differ from one person to another, the results of my testing is my own personal experience and does not mean it is a one off template for sensitive skin. Also I am not a dermatologist or a specialist to give an accurate review. This is based on my experience of using the products.

45 comments:

  1. Mui: are they really good :)

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  2. wow..nice review miu..am gonna request for their samples to try..:)

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  3. I want try too thanks miu :D

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  4. ks:nick:

    Miu lah! not Mui ah.. T__T

    u mean the skincare that I reviewed or the Skin Action Sebum Gel giveaway? coz the SASG should be really good. I heard a lot of positive comments and reviews on this product. I'm compelled to get a sample to try!

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  5. Sapphire: i like my spoonful of sugar... *singing mary poppins song*

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  6. i heard from a friend who use the sebum gel, its hazardous wei...anyone know about this?

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  7. duno leh, why hazardous O_o

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  8. okay, I sent mine. for fun. let's see if I am lucky.

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  9. Miu It is effective, I have problems finding a perfect product for black heads.

    Every weekend I have to use a fine tweezer to pull it out. When it is out my nose like shinning clean. Happy then come next weekend again.

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  10. Abby: i think u'll make it to top 50 lah..today only this post come out..

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  11. Bubblie Green Tammy: really serious! if the sample works well, i don't mind investing in a good blackhead product! i hate =_= my blackheads!

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  12. thx Miu!

    from paper ^^

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  13. i also send liao~~ thanks miu!! muakss muakss..i think im in the list gua?? *_~

    hv a nice day miu..^^

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  14. Cindy: muaks muaks!! i think so! 1st 50 mah..the comments here also not more than 15. Gambate! i am sure u get it, coz today only this post come out.

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  15. ok thanks.I will send later.

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  16. oh send now! dun send later.. since u online

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  17. Emailed them oredi!! Thx Miu bebeh!!

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  18. thanks miu for reviewing the product,the product is interesting^^i always have blackhead problem..
    i had email them hope i got the chance to try it

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  19. i want the samples!!!
    i was once on cellnique and i luvvv their effectiveness....

    its TOTM for me zits here & there sniff sniff

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  20. I desperately need a Cellnique Trial Sample desperately........Waaaaaa

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  21. I have sent the email.thanks

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  22. send mine already.. blackheads on my nose are getting annoying!

    hope this works.. :)

    thanx miu!

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  23. Pinky: i have blackhead problem too! i wanan see how effective it is.. so many reviews on it say positive results!

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  24. Fatin: yeah.. let me know when u try it okie

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  25. Lavender: 2-3weeks to get it :D

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  26. stellar: u were?! O_O on which range n product?!

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  27. Bubbly Green Tammy:

    haha nice name... so funky!

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  28. I found that Intensive Hydrating complex is quite good. is the sample still available?

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  29. ohh.. i've used that seaweed cleansing gel before, when they used to sell cellnique at watsons. it's really good. i was very sad when watsons stopped carrying cellnique... as i din't know where else to get them :(

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  30. never used this product but wanna try it.

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  31. Slowbrogal: the skin action sebum sample? try your luck :D just email n see.

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  32. Anonymous: the sample product is quite popular :) u can email in n try.

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  33. Zyrin: ohhh r u still using? now u can get from Crest Saloons ^___^

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  34. hey gal, thanks a lot~ i got the sample d :)

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  35. Hi Christin woah so fast! i din get mine yet :(

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  36. Dear Miu, i was having a sensitive skin about 2 years ago. Then, i was introduced to Symrou Body Wellness in Penang which uses Cellnique products. After going on few facial treatment and of course using the Intensive Soothing & Hydrating Masque and all four products u reviewed, my skin is no longer sensitive. Perhaps, u should have used these products for a longer period of time :)

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