Having bad skin and a not-so-perfect complexion (read: dreaded scars!), I try my very best to ensure I pamper my face with the necessary, corrective facial treatments once a month.
Not that my post-acne scars are entirely reversible, that is. 🙁
But hey, that’s the least I could do to lighten the marks.
Sunday night regime
Seeing that I have used Cellnique’s professional care + B.liv products for a good 5 years now, I was thrilled when Cellnique delivered a wonderful gift to my doorstep.
It was their 5-pack Intensive Hydro Repair Biological Masque!
Pic credits: Angeline Tang
Now, this is no ordinary mask. Certainly unlike the ones I’ve received and reviewed before.
Why? We’ll see in a bit.
Pic credits: Angeline Tang
1 box contains five sheets of masques all sealed up.
When I tore open the packet, the masque was clearly luxuriously moist!
A result of being soaked in copious amounts of their special formula and concentrated essence.
Once I’ve placed the mask on my face, there was still so much more to massage onto my neck and shoulders. How generous! 😀
Each sheet consists of 3 different layers – of which two, would have to be peeled off.
It works as a protective layer and of course, to retain its moisture and hold its shape.
Only the middle layer is placed onto your face
This hydrating and soothing biological masque sliped on with ease, to bring the concentrated essence and hydrating benefits to overstressed and dehydrated the skin.
It contains a unique formulation of Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrergy and Syn-Hycan that helps skin achieve maximum hydration and revitalizes the complexion, while Faex and Snail Mucin provide immediate comfort by cooling, calming and restoring the skin.
All dried up after my skin has absorbed its goodness! 😀
As a result, we get to reap all these benefits just by applying the masque once a week!
• Immediate comfort
• Cooling, calming and restored the skin
• Skin emerges infinitely regenerated
• Achieves maximum skin hydration and revitalizes the complexion
No need to wash it off! 😀
As the Cellnique Intensive Hydro Repair Biological Masque’s main ingredients are Snail Mucin & Hyaluronic Acid, I could already see visible results quite rapidly.
It was like a burst of regeneration to my skin!
You’re advised to cover your eyelids too, of course! 😀
Did you know that snail/slug slime has been used for centuries to speed up cell renewal, thus healing scars more efficiently? My long-time beautician previously recommended snail mucin products to me before too.
So hey, I’m no stranger to snail mucus! 😀
Slime me they way Nickelodeon does!
My favorite thing about this masque?
The texture felt like second skin to me, literally. The masque was soft, cool, moist and gel-like to touch and its texture was really stretchy, thin and smooth.
Shall we come to the geeky part now?
Scientifically, for those interested to know, this masque is made of:
Purified Water(Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylamino Butyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Magnesium Chloride, Algae Extract, Polyglucuronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Glycoproteins, Yeast Extract (Faex), Aleuritic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance.
Pardon the jargon.
In layman’s term however, here’s what the main ingredients are all about:
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of (HA) that locks in moisture. As we get older our bodies produce less and less HA. Skin starts to sag, lose its elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles appear.
The acid is known as the key to the fountain of youth because it helps to keep skin smooth and “plump” through the ability to retain and hold moisture which is the secret to youthful, healthy, vibrant skin.
It holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water within the cells of the skin and tissue underneath, literally acting like a sponge to retain a supple, firm skin tone and youthful appearance
As mentioned earlier, snail slime provides superior skin cell regeneration and repairing to damaged, aged skin cells and restoring skin to its original healthy condition.
– Helps promote the natural healing process,
– Reduces scars, removes damaged cells and imperfections
– Nourishes the skin, protects it from free radicals, improves elasticity.
– It also increases density, moisture retention capacity and skin’s firmness and leaves it baby soft and smooth
– It also treats acne, stretch marks, scars and sun damage.
It contains polyglucuronate, whose structure is analogous to hyaluronic acid, to soften and moisturise skin; and vitamins B1, B2, B12, and Niacin, to stimulate ATP production, boost the energy level of the skin and protect it from various forms of stress.
This helps to fight sagging skin! 🙂
Hyaluronan (HA) plays an important role in the skin. The excellent moisture-holding property (see DSM’s Hyaluronic Acid BT for topical use) leads to a gel-like framework for collagen, elastin and skin cells. Also important is its ability to act as a filler, which helps provide the skin with mechanical cushioning.
Fresh hyaluronan and stronger collagen fibrils result in a visible remodeling effect and a firmer skin.
Two months in!
After about 2 months using this masque, I can testify that my complexion turned visibly clearer & radiant, scars were generally less visible and my skin sure feels more supple! That’s the hydration talking. 😀
This is an excellent masque for hydrating & healing damaged (post-acne/spots/scars) skin or mature (dry/ageing) skin. But if you’re lucky enough to be blessed with normal skin, then by all means, use this masque to maintain your skin’s flawlessness!
Thank you Cellnique, for this wonder of a product!
The Intensive Hydro Repair Biological Masque is available for the retail price of ONLY RM180 for a pack of five.