Oct 23, 2011

western skin care : cellnique intensive silk hydrating mask review

I've had the pleasure of trying out one of these masks from a very generous friend. She gave me one of these expensive masks. For a box of five pieces, it costs RM125, making it RM26 per piece. Of course, it's not as
expensive as SK2 facial treatment mask. But i'd say it works very well, if not even better!....heheh, well that's because my skin reacts to SK2 products.

This multi-property sheet masque intensely hydrates, moisturizes and regenerates skin from within, leaving it dewy-soft, youthful and supple. It is also fortified with anti-aging properties to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Enjoy a truly pampering experience after single application.

• Retains and holds moisture 
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles depth 
• Stimulates collagen synthesis 
• Restores skin natural radiance

Sodium PCA
•   A natural hydrating factor that penetrates deep into the skin and readily to be absorbed by the skin. It helps retains water and increases the capacity of skin to hold moisture.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 
•   This powerful relaxing agent works within few minutes of application to reduce overall wrinkle depth, and to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Acerola Fruit Extract
Acerola Fruit Extract 
•   Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, helps in increasing collagen synthesis which not only aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also helps in the restoring of skin natural radiance.

Full Ingredients List

Purified Water (Aqua), 1, 3 – Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium PCA (Sodium 1-Pyrrolidonecarboxylate Solution), Propylene Glycol, Lemon (Citrus medica limonum) Fruit Extract, Sour Milk (Lactic Acid), Mandelic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Hyaluronate, Co-enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Hydrogenated Egg Yolk Phosphlipids, Acerola (Malpighia punicifolia) Fruit Extract, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Lecithin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, BHA (Salicylic Acid), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sulisobenzone (Benzophenone-4).

My thoughts:
i must say i'm loving this very much. It left my skin bouncier than ever with ample moisture. My dehydrated skin's saviour! It even brightens skin tone with added acerola , lemon, sour milk extracts for exfoliation and brightening. Furthermore, with added anti-aging properties, i think this mask is value for money. It's so good it left my skin hydrated for days after. If i'm willing to invest, i think once to, at most twice, a week of this intensive facial treatment will do wonders for dehydrated skin types like mine.
The mask can be left on for longer than the usual 20mins as this mask does not dry up easily. I think you can even leave it for up to 45 mins and it still stays wet.

beware though, it may cause irritation for those with very sensitive skin. I had this slight stinging sensation for the first 5 mins or so and then the stinging dwindled away. Cellnique products do not agree with my sensitive skin so i would only use this mask from their array of products.

rating: very good 4/5
i find it's rather pricey though.

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