I think I am the luckiest person in the world to get to try this amazing clay mask! I am going to be upfront and say that I asked for a sponsorship because of my current skin condition and I just couldn't resist asking. (My first time actually emailing and asking for a direct sponsorship for a product) Not to worry, everything written in this post is MY 100% honest opinions.
Ok, so the right side of my face, more specifically the cheek area, has been breaking out constantly. I have been religiously cleansing, toning and moisturising, but nothing seemed to help stop or slow down the inflammation. I have been using several spot treatments, from tea tree oil (TTO), benzoyl peroxide (BP), salicylic acid pimple cream/gel/lotion whatever form it comes in, but the results were only temporary. And by temporary, I mean less than a month when things start to go haywire again.
Roseanne from http://roseannetangrs.com/ (who is currently holding a b2s giveaway), has recently reviewed the Cellilux mask. Post here. I got from her review that it is a powerful mask that cleans the excess sebum and dirt from deep within pores to prevent new breakouts. Curious and intrigued, I went straight to their Facebook page, Lifes Miracle Asia (the distributor of this mask in Singapore) and took a look at the BEFORE & AFTER pictures.
Had to send in an email, because the mask itself is quite pricey at $238, and being a student, a sceptical one at that, I did not want to shell out a bomb for something I didn't know would work. As you can tell, I have tried a lot of things spent a lot of money and did not get the results I wanted. Before and after pictures tend to draw people in and of course I get duped all the time! BUT NOT THIS TIME. If you head over now to look at the pictures, I'm sure you would think it impossible. (By the way, my sponsorship with them included me taking pictures every week during the month of me using the mask everyday, once a day, with NO OTHER SKINCARE products) Album here.
NOW YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE. I was so shocked by the effects from DAY ONE. My skin has never felt better. I'll show you how effective this mask is:
You can see how much oil this mask absorbs in just under 20 mins.
The best thing about this mask is that it is your entire skincare routine in one jar! You know that tight dry feeling you get whenever you use a clay based mask? This is the total opposite. After rinsing the dried mask off, your face feels baby smooth and moisturised! Also, when rinsing this mask off, it is best if you wet your fingers then massage your face. It has this nice smooth scrubby feel that I'm sure you will enjoy!
So as you guys can tell, my skin has improved tons! And I can say that after using it everyday for a month, my breakouts are controlled, skin is still breaking out but not as quickly, my skin feels much cleaner and softer, and much more balanced in terms of oil control and dryness in my combi-oily skin! It is pretty much normal now, but the T-zone still oils up faster as compared to the rest of the face.
When I'm done with my current jar, I will definitely be purchasing another. If you think about it, using this everyday in place of a regime that requires a cleanser, toner and moisturiser, the price tag is quite reasonable! This mask comes in a 6 oz. tub which should be able to last for 2-3 months, or even 4 if you use a thinner layer and concentrate on problem areas (probably could last you much longer that way).
Okays, time for me to save up for my next jar!!! Please don't hesitate to leave me a comment if you need to know more about the mask!
Oh right, I totally forgot! The texture of this mask is mind blowing and I love it! Some of you may not. It feels like a thick jelly that spreads easily, gliding right onto your skin. Application is a breeze! Only gripe I have is that I have to leave it on for at least 20 mins, which translates into a longer skincare routine. But hey, it works and you only do it once a day! (for me at least)
Haha! okay! I am so glad Lifes Miracle Asia agreed to sponsor me with this mask and that I can let you all know about this product! THANK YOU!
Now that my skin is becoming more manageable, I will be targeting post acne scarring. Even though this mask does claim to do that, I believe that is a long term result and I'd like to speed that up! I believe this mask, used in conjuction with products targeted at scarring would help boost the effects and help myself acheive clear skin faster! :-)
Ending this post with a picture of my current skin condition: Doesn't look too bad from the very first picture huh? :-)