March 7, 2011

Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque

This product was the second of the two products sent to me by the Cellnique Company for consideration. This was months ago. I did review the Serum, but the Masque did undergo some testing.
Its very difficult to actually see or pin point on any long term results or benefit using JUST a product like Masque. Face Packs or Masques are more a part of collective skincare regime.

This unparalleled scrub masque is formulated with bio-captured fresh fruit enzymes and acids complex. It works effectively in exfoliating dead cells, optimizing cellular renewal performance and deep pore cleansing, thus revealing a softer, fresher and healthier skin.

The Claims:

Exfoliates dead skin cells and deep pore cleansing
Optimizes cell renewal performance
Slows down aging process
Instant lightening, brightening and whitening effects

The Color and Consistency:

This is a Grayish White, fluffy Cream.

The Scent:

A very Obvious, strong Fruity Scent. Pineapple to be precise.

The Texture:

A Grainy, Light weight, Fluffy, Clay like Cream texture.

The Application:

Duration: Once a Week for 15 minutes

Technique: I apply it on Dry skin, using my fingers. It is very light weight and spreads very easily. Not too much of product is needed, as it is very spreadable. I leave it for 15 to 20 minutes undisturbed. The masque does not dries completely. I remove it off by moistening my face with water and then by scrubbing it gently and lightly using circular motions of my fingers. Later I rinse with tepid water and pat dry.

The Feel:

Mild Tingling Sensation. I noticed it during initial two applications. Then I believe my skin got used to it. Its very mild and lasts for just 30-60 seconds. Also, as mentioned above, the masque does not dries completely like any clay mask, even though it has Kaolin as a part of ingredient. As a result, the skin does not feels itchy, dry or stretched after removing it off.

The Effect:

There is no redness or dry patchy spots after removing the mask. No Itchy, Dry or Stretched Skin. It feels soft and smooth. The skin looks fresh and clean. It looks Plump.

The Contents and Active Ingredients:

Advanced Bio Renewal Masque contains 20% BioCELL eL, Cellnique’s exclusive acid complex formulation that uses AHAs to accelerate cell renewal rates, enzymes and vitamins to neutralize and prevent possible irritation by the acids.
Alpha Hydroxyl Acids (AHAs)
AHAs are known to have the ability to rejuvenate skin by exfoliating dead cells from the skin,this further causes the skin to grow new cells to replace the damaged cells. AHAs also helps in wrinkles and photo-aging.
  • Papaya enzyme + Bromelain from pineapple fruit extract
  • Bromelain, an enzyme derived from pineapple plant, Bromelain helps digest keratin protein and promote exfoliation effectively. Skin appears smooth and brightens after the dead skin cells being removed.
  • Papain, an enzyme derived from papaya, helps exfoliate damaged and dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores that can result in skin eruptions. It is able to whiten and soften the skin, heal wounds and prevent the subsequent development of pimples.
Full Ingredients List
Purified Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Kaolin, Glycolic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol,
C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Papaya (Carica papaya) Enzyme (Papain),
Phenoxyethanol, Trithanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Pomelo (Citrus grandis) Peel Extract,
Pineapple (Ananas sativus) Fruit Extract, Acrylate / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,

The above Ingredient Information is totally from the Cellnique website. I do know one thing for sure. Products that contain AHA and enzymes are usually the ones that are not always suitable for sensitive skin. Many experience Redness and Peeling. In fact, AHA are a part of peeling treatments.
This masque did not leave my skin red at all. It was great, because I could get the benefits of AHA without actually suffering the issue of AHA. I could get a clean, fresh and glowy skin without the actual itchy or red patches.
The Packaging:

This comes in a sturdy, wide mouthed jar. The lid is like a mirror, but is actually not a mirror. A handy tool. I would have preferred a squeezy tube packaging any day over the jar, simply because this whole jar concept is a bit un-hygenic.

The Cost:

This costs $51 for a jar. A bit on the pricey side for a masque. I would prefer spending the extra bucks on some serums rather than on a jar of Masque. It does lasts for a very long time. Being used only once weekly, would make it last for almost 6 months of not more.

Will I buy Again?

Usually, when we all read product reviews on many blogs and sites that are sent for free, our first reaction is "Yeah, its sure will like it" or "Its pricey!!, but for you its free..." "will you buy it spending your own money...."

Even I have reacted so many times saying " I would love this Guerlain product, if they were free....". Its a basic Human reaction. No issues with that.

Back to Answering the question. I would not buy the product again. I would prefer spending the extra bucks on some serums or stuff that would give me results to sustain in the longer run. Me not being able to afford the product, cannot deny the fact that the product itself is a nice and is of good quality.

More information can be found on the company website.

Disclaimer: The product was sent to me free, for consideration. As always, honest opinions, based on my personal experience. I am not affiliated to the company in anyway. This is not a paid review.


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