Remember the first Cellnique product I reviewed? It was the Cellnique Contour De-Puffy Jewel.
The second product that I tried from Cellnique was Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque. This 50g jar of masque costs RM159, the most expensive masque I ever tried. It’s an honour to be able to try it out.
I thought it’s blue in colour but when I opened it up, it’s grayish white. Then I smelt something… Soy sauce! Aiks… I sniffed it again, fruity smell. Then sniffed again, soy sauce! *LOL* Soy sauce-fruity-soy sauce-fruity-soy sauce…
The first time, I applied it on my face and the same smell greeted me, soy sauce-fruity-soy sauce-fruity-soy sauce… Very funny. Finally I figured out the fruity smell was actually pineapple smell. I suspected pineapple enzyme in there and I was correct! For the whole 10 minutes, I’m smelling soy sauce-fruity-soy sauce-fruity-soy sauce…
The grainy texture also serve as scrub. I’m using it once a week after cleansing my face. After 10 minutes, I wet it with some water and massage in circular motion before washing off the mask from my face. I was warned that it might have warm and tingling sensation at the cheek area and I really felt it for the whole 10 minutes the first time I used it but it’s not unpleasant, I quite enjoyed it ;p.
The second time I used it, the warm and tingling sensation only lasted for awhile. This time, no more soy sauce ;p maybe I got accustomed to the smell. The pineapple smell was so yummy, it made me hungry!
The following is from their own website:
This unparalleled scrub mask 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.
– Promotes cell renewal
– Slows down aging process
– Exfoliates dead skin cells
– Lightening, brightening and instant radiant effects
Advanced Bio Renewal Masque contains 20% BioCELL eL, Cellniqueâ€™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 Acid
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, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Potassium Sorbate.
I like the after feel. My skin looked and felt so smooth and clean.
My skin looked quite rough before the masque, then after that it looked so smooth. The after photo was actually slightly blurred so the skin looked so smooth but this was what I saw with naked eyes too.
The photo was taken with macro mode. Seeing my skin in macro gave me a chill -.-” all those pigmentations, blackheads, pores and so on really freak the hell out of me. Really cannot play play with this. I’m not young anymore! I really hope with constant use of this mask, my pigmentation will be in control.
Anyway, you notice the arrows? That’s one of the clogged pores and it was gone after the masque session.
I quite like this masque but the price is a bit steep as usual but I might be able to use it for quite long because I don’t have to use much. I estimated that if I used it once a week religiously, it might be able to last me a year or more. So… Price wise, maybe it’s not that expensive after all.
What I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t come with spatula, so it’s not that hygienic.
However, please take note if you have very sensitive skin. This product might not be suitable for you because it contains AHA.