Cellnique sent me a few products to review and it took months for me to finally write a post because my skin was breaking out like crazy. I had to figure out what was causing it and I wanted to make sure I found the culprit. Bottomline: it wasn't anything from Cellnique... it was some cleanser I was using that turned out to be too harsh.
I've shared in the past that I have rosacea - the middle part of my face gets so red that I always have to be careful with what I put on my face. Two of the products I received are meant to help reduce redness and I was thrilled at the thought of having these!
The first one is their D'sensi Calming & Hydrating Cream which is a moisturizer that can be used day and night. Now the word "cream" is deceiving because it's more like gel. It's light and watery which my skin drinks up easily.
The first day I tried this, I did not notice the redness go away but after a few days of continuous use, there was an improvement. I saw the redness subside. Although the formula is lightweight, my skin can retain the moisture all day even when I'm stuck in an air conditioned area.
A jar contains 50g - I used this for both day and night for 3 months and it looks like I have more or less a month's worth left before it empties out. The label says it does not contain any artificial fragrance but the perfumy scent makes me think otherwise.
On to the next product!
Immuno Rescue Essence is my favorite among the items that were sent to me. This is applied before moisturizer, just like any other serum. In terms of weight, its lighter than Cellex-C Hydra B Complex and similar to Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster.
Each box contains 8 small bottles with 0.1 oz each. It doesn't sound like much but a little goes a long way. A drop or two is all I need and a bottle lasts approximately a month and a half before it goes empty.
I tried using D'sensi Calming & Hydrating Cream with and without this serum - there is a noticeable difference. With the serum, the redness disappears by the time I'm done with my skincare routine. I use both products everyday because I need them!
Another side experiment I did was to stop using the serum and I switched to another moisturizer for a week. The redness came back immediately. Point is, you need to continuously use these products to keep the redness at bay.
Before the company contacted me, I had never heard of the brand before but I'm glad I had the opportunity to try these out because it addressed one of my major skin concerns.
A press sample was provided for editorial consideration.