21 December 2010

Review: B.Liv by Cellnique (Drench Me & Submerge Me)

Hello world!
How have you guys all been?

Not too long ago... I was sent two products from B.LIV by Cellnique to review for my fellow followers which includes: Submerge Me & Drench Me.

So if you're not familiar with this company, let's do a little research!

Cellnique is a company based in Malaysia and Singapore, offering the products of the finest quality to treat several different cases of skin problems/types. Their range includes: acne, aging, congestion, discoloration, dehydration, open pores, sensitive and scarring.

B.LIV, originally named 'Cellnique Pro-Series' is one of their release lines targetting a total of 4 different ranges. This includes the: blackhead range, large pores range, blemish/acne range and a range for people with dry skin!

Each range has approximately 3~4 products to help improve your skin conditions and prices varies.

I think what interests me most is their '14-days money back guranteed' policy. Promising a refund if the products were not performing up to the customer's expectation within 14 days of purchase! They also offer exchanges for faulty products. i.e. if the pump is not working properly. Great policy! :)

Okay.. so first off!

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Drench Me
This ultra-silky weightless gel cleanser frees your face from impurities, while ensuring your skin’s much needed moisture never flees. Seaweed,Aloe Vera and Green Tea extracts – a robust combination in a hydrating cleanser that ensures your skin stays supple and moist. Together with antioxidant properties, Drench Me keeps aging signs at bay.
sourced from HERE >

Product type: Cleanser

Claims (on packaging): The moisturizing cleanser frees your face from inpurities while ensuring your skin's much-need moisture never flees. Drench Me is a balm for faces soiled and dry, as it washes away dirt and dust - while keeping skin supple and moist. Its anti-oxidant properties keep aging signs at bay, and its water-binding ability keeps you hydrated all day.

Directions:
- Use Drench Me 2-3 times daily, before using Quench Me.
- Wet your face with water.
- Pump 1-2 pea-sized drops onto your wet palm and lather with water.
- Apply gently on your face using upward circular motions.
- Rinse well with lots of water.

Price: US$25.00

Capacity: 4.4 FL OZ/130ml

*No animal testing
*Formulated to minimize the risk of allergy

Made in: Singapore


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Packaging
I really DO like the packaging of this bottle. The pump works really well! One full pump would give approximately be about 1/30 of the bottle, which is quite alot since you're only suppose to use 1-2 pea-sized drops at a time. No complains about the pump.

The bottle is NOT transparent, however is little see-through which allows you to check your usage... which is great! :)

For size comparison with my phone

On the back of the bottle, details the ingredients, directions, claims and the website.
Twisting off the cap of the bottle...


I absolutely LOVE the packaging design of the bottle! Am happy that after finishing this product, I could re-use the bottle for another product! :)

When I received it.. it came like this..


Great stuff! If I were to camp, sleepover or travel elsewhere.. I could definitely put this in my bag without having to worry it will be a mess. Thank you for the invention of the little clip, stopping from accidental pumps! :)

I'm not sure if this product had any box packaging, when I both products.. Drench Me didn't have a box packaging, so I highly doubt it.

Anyways, before you say I'm so easily amused.. hawhaw :D


Scent
I can definitely smell the Aloe Vera, however I don't know about any other particular substances which contributes to the scent. I'd say the scent is very pleasant and does not bother me at all. Smells yummy :3

Texture
This product is a cleansing gel, so no doubt, is in gel form. The gel has a brown shade to it, just a little brown, but that shouldn't matter - although, at times, I do wonder why it's brown LOL :|


Product
Now.. I use this together with 'Submerge Me' which is a moisturizing booster, so I'll try my best to tell you about ! :)

I use this in the morning when I wake up.. or shall I say.. at noon since I've been waking up at 2PM every day and I really do like it! The after-feel feels sooo good! My skin feels so soft and smooth!
After about 10 minutes of using this, my skin isn't as dry anymore, however is still a little bit flaky. However, do take into consideration that I don't exfoliate. I only exfoliate.. maybe once a month when I'm bothered :P

This moisturizing gel works pretty well and the product itself, does not have any downfalls. The only factor to consider is the price. US$25.00 for this bottle, I think is somewhat pricey.
Before putting my hands onto this product, I was using Bioglo's Skin Perfecting Cleanser and would say they are quite comparable. However, for Bioglo, my skin feels a little bit tighter after.. however that doesn't bother me.
They both remove my make-up, noting that my make-up routine consist of:
- Moisturizer
- Maybelline Mineral Liquid Foundation
- American Beauty Powder
- Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder

So for me.. after finishing this bottle of DrenchMe, I'd most likely go back to my Bioglo's Skin Perfecting Cleanser since it's only AUD$10.50 and works almost the same. Pin-pointing that it also consist of Aloe Vera, so it would be quite comparable to Bliv.

For mini-reviews on the website, you can visit the product page HERE >

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This was also another product they sent me to review.


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Submerge Me
Thirsty? With the new “SKIN BIO-MIMIC” technology, Submerge Me offers deep moisture penetration to serve intensive and instant relief to parched skin as well as brightens dull complexions and calms skin irritations. Take our advice, it’s best to take the plunge with Submerge Me’s faithful mate – the ever popular Leach Me.
sourced from HERE >

Product Type: Serum/Booster

Claims (on packaging): Unfortunately!! I've lost the box packaging :( So I don't have the details which were written on the box :(

Directions:
After using Drench Me (cleanser) or on a cleansed face, apply and smooth Submerge Me all over face, before applying moisturizer. Use twice daily.

Price: US$49.00

Capacity: 1.5 FL Oz/45ml


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Packaging
Like Drench Me, you can reuse this bottle after it's finished. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PACKAGING!! :D I'm such a suckup for packagings, but I really think that a professional company should be able to have their packaging carefully designed to reflect off some sort of reliabity.


A small dispensing hole, so neat!

Also has a small cap which makes it extra or perhaps, very handy for travelling.

The expiration date is located on the bottom side of the bottle and the bottle is not as transparent as Drench Me for you to actually see how much product you have used. Sucks?

Scent
There's nothing unpleasant about the scent, in my opinion. Doesn't smell like chemicals or anything.

Texture
When applied to face, it's not sticky or greasy. It's a lotion form like any other moisturizer.


Product
As mentioned, I use this WITH Drench Me, a cleansing gel, therefore both products combined give me the result stated below, not only this individual product.

Submerge Me is a moisturizing booster. At first, I didn't know that this was a serum-kinda-product. I thought it was a moisturizer, therefore I used it in my skincare routine, thinking that it was moisturizer. So for the first fewer days, I used this in my make-up routine as a moisturizer instead. I was actually supposed to use this product before moisturizing and after cleansing. So... yup.

I don't find that it held my makeup or primed it in any sense. Nor did it ruin my foundation coverage or lasting time. It never claimed to do so anyways.

After weeks of using this, my skin has got much better! From VERY flaky to little flaky now, ONCE AGAIN, taking into consideration that I don't exfoliate as often. I would say once every fortnight or before any special occasions.

When applied to face, in less than 1 minute, I would say 30seconds, the product would quickly be absorbed into my skin. I really don't like products that take its time to absorb into my skin. Just because when I rush out.. I don't have enough time to complete my foundation routine :(

But good thing is this does absorb quickly and also hydrates my skin. My skin is no longer very very flaky anymore. And also, after using this product for quite a while, my skin is more glowy now... does that make sense? It just looks little more healthy now, and more glowy, as if I highlighted my cheekbones :3 It's great!!

Before & After


OVERALL FOR BOTH PRODUCTS: I DO recommend both products! However, considering their price.. they are way too pricey. So if you are urging to look for a product to help your dry flaky skin (like mine) and money isn't a downfall, do check out their range. However, I am still a jobless student, so... And I really think there are fewer products comparable to Drench Me, however, not so much for Submerge Me. So if you've came to an end, do check out Submerge Me as a moisturizing booster.

These products were sent to me for reviews! And these are my most honest opinions of the two products. I have considered everything I could possibly think of, if you have anymore questions. Please do leave me a message in the comment box.



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2 comments :

  1. Wow! Your skin looks so hydrated and brighter!
    Have you used the Bio-Oil (for the scars)? I used it and it works pretty well, but only on certain scars & you do have to use it every morning & night but it's worth a shot! Nothing to lose except 6$ or so LOL

    I'd like to try some :D!
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