Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cellnique Seaweed Cleansing Gel and Intensive Hydrating Complex Review

Hi everyone! I was kindly given two products from Cellnique to review. Please bear in mind that this is my honest review!

Cellnique specialises in products to deal with problem skin. All their products are infused with Cx formulation. [An advanced in clinic formula that combines biologically active ingredients, natural plant extracts, anti-oxidants, and a bio-active delivery system to offer visible results in targeting skin problems.]

This all sounds great to me! Time to see how I got on with the products:

Cellnique Seaweed Cleansing Gel - US$32/ 200ml

According to Cellnique:

This unique and all natural-based daily cleanser consist the highest grade of Algae, Pennywort and Cucumber Extracts, serve to remove pore clogging debris and impurities without over drying. Leaves skin feeling super clean, smooth and refreshed!

- Replenishes hydration
- Anti-irritation and soothing
- Antioxidant and skin protection

[Click here for more info]

Full Ingredients List:
Purified Water ( Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Hydrolyzed Algin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, PEG 20, Disodium EDTA, Cucumber (Cucumis sativus ) Fruit Extract, Perpermint (Mentha piperita) Oil, Red Algae Extract, Pennywort (Centella asiatica) Extract, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Cl42090, Cl19140

My thoughts:

Texture and Scent

This cleanser is in the form of a light green, runny gel. The texture is really silky smooth, and the scent is absolutely fantastic. It's an uplifting, fresh minty scent, which I love.

My Experience

I really found that this cleanser was a joy to use. It felt silky and smooth on my skin, lathered nicely, and rinsed off easily. My skin felt extremely refreshed after use. I wasn't left with a tight, dry feeling. Instead, my skin felt very soft, smooth and very comfortable. I really like the fact that the gel contains anti-oxidants, which gives it an added anti-ageing benefit. It also felt nice and gentle on my sensitive skin.


- left skin feeling refreshed, soft and silky smooth

- gentle on sensitive skin

- contains anti-oxidants

- uplifting minty scent


- only con is that some people might find the green colour off-putting. I quite like it!

Cellnique Expert Series Intensive Hydrating Complex - US$61/30ml

According to Cellnique:

A lightweight formulation with high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid and Essential Amino Acids. Helps bind moisture to restore elasticity of the skin. It thereby minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and helps deliver an instant supple and smooth skin.

- Keeps skin moist and smooth
- Locks in skin moisture
- Improves on
scarring, lines and skin tone

[Click here for more info]

Full Ingredients List:
Purified Water (Aqua), Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Proline, Hydrolyzed Algin, Serine, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Extract, Alanine, Rosehip (Rosa aff. rubiginosa) Seed Oil, Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Oil, Arginine, Threonine, Glycolipids, Glutamic Acid, Pro-vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Lysine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

My Thoughts:

Texture and Scent

I found the texture to be really gloopy. It's a very thick serum that is difficult to dispense. It's so gloopy that it does really sticks to the dropper. Saying that, the serum was very easy to spread onto the skin. It has a very, very subtle indescribable scent.

My Experience:

This serum felt very light and cooling on my skin, and I felt very refreshed after use. It left the skin with a nice glowing radiant appearance. However, I felt that the product was not hydrating enough for my skin (which is a bit on the dry side this winter). I also found that it slightly irritated my sensitive skin. I think this serum would be great for those who do not have sensitive, dry skin.


- felt cooling and refreshing on my skin

- left a nice dewy glow

- absorbs into the skin fairly easily


- I found that it was not hydrating enough for winter skin

- irritated my sensitive skin slightly

- product was difficult to dispense

Here are the before and after shots of my skin. Sorry for the bad lighting, I'm having trouble taking pics with good natural sunlight this winter. My skin looks nie and glowy in these pics, but I'm pretty sure that's just due to the bad lighting masking my flaws!

I think because I was quite happy with the condition of my skin to begin with, I had no skin concerns apart from sensitivity. I didn't see a huge improvement to my skin after using these products.

*Before I finish this post, I want to let you all know that Cellnique is offering free 3ml samples of their Intensive Hydrating Complex to the first 50 readers to register at their website www.cellnique.com

All you have to do is complete the registration form. Under 'where did you hear about us', put my blog URL 2beautyetc.blogspot.com

Put your own blog's URL under 'Company', and you might get a chance to do a product review! *


  1. I think your skin is already beautiful enough without Cellnique's help :P

  2. Seriously, I am with Nic Nic - Your skin is GORGEOUS!!!

  3. yea.. agree to the both above.. :) nice skin already!!


  4. your skin is flawless and I will look into those products!

  5. Thanks for the review but just like what everybody said, you have good skin already!:D

    ***** Marie *****