As someone obsessed with makeup, I don't know why I always skipped over skincare products. However for the last year my interest in skincare has grown, when fine lines started rearing their ugly heads under my eyes. Anyways, a company called Cellnique contacted me about a month and a half ago asking if I wanted to try out some of their skincare products from the b.liv line. Shall we see what the verdict is?
b.liv by Cellnique Balm and Calm, Soothe and Splash and Repair and Rescue
First up we have Balm and Calm, which is a serum designed for sensitive skin, to reduce sensitivity and repair your skins natural barrier. It is a clear gel consistency. The things I liked about this is that it is very fast absorbing and it made my moisturiser sink into my skin well. My skin has been feeling a bit less sensitive overall since I have been using this in combination with the Soothe and Splash Moisturiser. However I don't feel the results were enough to write home about!
The website says that it works best for those with red acne prone or extremely dry skin, and maybe the reason I only saw moderate results is because I only have moderate sensitivity. It retails for $49. I don't think I would purchase this myself, unless my skin was really acting up.
Next we have the Soothe and Splash Moisturiser. I love this stuff. It goes great under makeup, and makes my skin feel so soft! Their website says you will have radiant, velvety skin, which I think is a perfect way to describe how my skin felt. My skin's texture felt totally smooth after using this product for 2 weeks. I liked that I actually saw a change in my skin's texture, which was very nice!
My only gripe with this product is that it doesn't have SPF in it, which is something I look for in a daily moisturiser. It retails for $39. I wish this had SPF in it, if it did I would purchase it myself.
Last but not least I was sent a box of the Repair and Rescue Sheet masks. There are seven in the box when you get them but I have already used four up, once a week since I got them. I absolutely love these masks. They are the most effective face masks I have ever tried.
Cellnique say that these masks rescue skin from sensitivity, restore skin's renewal to tone and rejuvenate the complexion. Basically what I experienced after using these was my skin feeling very very moisturised and smooth. If I had any redness it was completely calmed town and my skin almost felt more plump and youthful. If you have dry, irritated or tired looking skin, you need these in your life. I am saving these last three for when I have something special on and want my skin to look radiant. These masks retail for $25. Hell yeah I will be purchasing these with my own money.
Overall I have to say I love this brand. Their packaging is really clean and simple, and the products do what they say on the bottle. I'd be interested to see how someone with worse skin found the Balm and Calm serum. There website is http://www.cellnique.com/bliv/ and they have free shipping on all orders, worldwide. That's always something I like to hear!
Cellnique also gave me a 30% coupon code for you to use which is BLG30A
The coupon expires on 30/6/13
I'd love to know what is your holy grail skincare item?