There are 2 masks from Cellnique that will be reviewed here – one is a clay mask and the other is a sheet mask – take your pick which type you prefer! 🙂 Well not literally take your pick, but the two masks are quite different and can actually be used consecutively or separately. I received these recently and decided to try them together and learnt something new in process- moisture masks work better when used after clay masks! I’ll elaborate further below 🙂
Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque (Clay Mask)
When I saw that the Cellnique mask was a clay mask, I thought it would be like the Kiehl’s Rare Earth mask. Clay masks are well known not to be great for those with drier skins but one day, realizing I’d misplaced my Kiehl’s mask (is there a gremlin in the house?!) I reached instead for the Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Mask that was sent to me.
The mask is a clay mask but smells delicious – like pineapple or tropical fruit puree. Just don’t mistake this for your salad dressing! When I saw that the mask contains fruit enzymes, I went “Ah! No wonder it smells of tropical fruit!” Its a yummy sort of smell 🙂
I spread a thin layer on my face, as I do all clay masks and the blue clay mask is quite a sight – don’t go round scaring anyone with this – or maybe do scare people with this for Halloween! 🙂
There is a slight tingling feel on the skin which isn’t unpleasant. The clay mask will dry and harden a little so wait until it all dries then wipe off with a wet washcloth or rinse off with warm water. I found my skin feeling super smooth – must be all that fruit enzymes and AHA at work.
I must say that although this is a clay mask, it did not leave my skin feeling very dry after washing off, though you should follow up with a hydrating moisturizer.
The Advanced Bio Renewal Mask is targeted at clearing dull skin and open and enlarged pores. I can see how this mask can help. Just after 1 use, my skin felt better already. However, I won’t recommend using this more than 1 time a week and not if you are allergic to fruit extracts as I know some people are.
A 50g tub of Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Mask retails at RM159 (US$55 online) and can be purchased online (free shipping worldwide) or at Cellnique salons and authorized counters (list). I rather liked this one and since you don’t use too much each time 1 tub can last a long time.
Pros: Leaves skin feeling smooth, Not drying
Cons: May not be suitable for anyone allergic to Fruit Extracts or AHA
Ingredient List: Purified Water (Aqua purificata), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocamphodiacetate, Pineapple Enzyme (Bromelain), Papaya Enzyme (Papain), Polyethylene Micro Beads, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Tomato Extract, Lemon (Citrus medica limonum) Oil, Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera) Extract, Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Amino Acid, Saponaria (Saponaria offcinalis) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Gel, Linden (Tilia cordata), Titanium Dioxide, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Tropical Fruit Fragrance.
Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Masque (Sheet Mask)
Sheet masks are a wonderful invention. Never has masking at home been made so easy as with the invention of the pre-soaked sheet mask! 🙂 The Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Silk Masque comes sealed in individual silver packs in a box of 5.