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Monday, 24 May 2010

Review: B.liv by Cellnique

Hey Dolls :)

I recently received some skincare items to test out from a Malaysian brand called b.liv. I had never heard of the brand before and consequently I was quite excited to try some of their products. I received three products specifically designed for blemish prone skin - No Spots Bye Dots Blemish Cleansing Gel, Spots Got Shot Blemish Treatment Serum and Kick Spots Out Blemish Treating Mask. I have been testing the products for a month and here are my thoughts...

No Spots Bye Dots Cleansing Gel



I have been using this cleanser twice daily for the last month and I've really enjoyed using it. It's a clear gel that's quite fluid which means it does not feel too heavy on the skin. It smells lovely - quite fresh and light and I would say that one pump suffices for the whole face. It leaves the skin feeling refreshed and clean - the cleanser contains salicylic acid which in the past has had a tightening and drying effect of my skin but I'm glad to say no spots bye dots was not drying at all!

I suffer quite badly from hormonal breakouts on my chin which I don't expect a cleanser to prevent however I will say that towards week two the rest of my face (for some reason I get a lot of spots around my hairline) was a lot clearer...I'm happy!

You can purchase this cleanser here which brings me onto the one down side - the price. On the b.liv website it lists the cleanser as $32 which works out roughly to be £22/23. However, it is a good quality product that lasts a long time.

Spots Got Shot

This is a serum applied to blemishes when needed in order to aid the removal and healing of spots gently in order to avoid acne scarring. Similarly to No Spots Bye Dots, Spots Got Shot is much gentler than other spot treatments I have tried, it caused no irritation or drying to my skin and has a slight almost medicinal scent. As mentioned, my problem area is my chin - the easiest way for me to demonstrate the serum in action is to show a before and after shot



The second photo was taken two days after using Spots Got Shot - I think that's pretty impressive! After four days the area was clear so I'm really happy with the way the serum works. I can't stress enough about how gentle the formula is and being honest I was a little dubious over whether it was going to make much difference or not, I'm glad I was proved wrong! You can read more from the b.liv website here

Kick Spots Out


This mask claims to clarify blemish prone skin, prevent blemishes and control oil. I have never used a mask like this before as it's a film-like piece that actually drapes over your face...

On the plus side it smells nice - kind of like cucumber and it does feel really refreshing on the skin. However, there was far too much serum on the mask - so much so that it dripped off my face and also into my eye which stung a little. You also have to keep the mask on for up to half an hour - for me that's just a tad too long to keep a mask on, particularly when it's wet and cold. If there was less serum on the mask and it was effective after 10-15 minutes I think it would be much more enjoyable and relaxing to use. You can find out more about this mask here

Overall, I'm impressed with B.Liv's products, I feel my skin generally feels a lot clearer and any break outs are healed quickly. As I keep on stressing the main positives of the products are how gentle they are - I've had so many bad experiences of spot treatments that are akin to paint stripper so this was a nice surprise! The one downside is the price of the range - however, the company do have a good shipping policy which is free all over the world however always remember to factor in the duties and VAT.

All three products are not tested on animals and what appealed to me about Cellinique is that they are a green brand - with my package I received a recycle bag - if you do order anything from the website you can opt to not receive a packaging box and you too will receive a free b.liv recycle bag (read more about Cellnique's green policy here)

Finally, when reading other reviews on b.liv's products I was intrigued by their Off With Those Heads - the before and after pictures look amazing. B.liv are giving you the chance to try a sample of Off With Their Heads - all you have to do is send an email with your full name and shipping address to fbfreesample@blivskin.com and put carrsky-carrsky.blogspot.com in the subject box. Also if you have a blog you should pop your blog URL in the email too for the chance to review more products. The offer ends a week from today and expect the samples to take between 4-6 weeks to get to you.

Lots of Love
Nic
xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Great review sweetie! It's good to know these are effective but gentle and I really like the idea that you get a recyle bag! I'm going to e-mail them for a sample!

    May
    xxx

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  2. May - Thanks babe - Yep I really like how they have a strong brand ethic - oo when you get it let me know how you get on, I think I might buy it, the reviews look really good! xxx

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  3. Hi lovely

    you won 3rd place in my comp if you want to have a look x

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  4. I've nominated you for a blog award! :)

    http://sarahbox04.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  5. Wow, I'm really interested in getting this as nothing seems to work on me at all :( so glad its gentle too! hxx

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  6. I like the sound of the cleanser, is a bit of a downer about the price - but i'll keep an eye out to see if any random sites are selling it cheap.

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  7. Heather - You should def send away for a sample and include your blog address - you might be able to review some products too :)

    Pheobe - I was on the website the other day and there was a promotion on, should have a look and see!

    xxx

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  8. That spots got shot cream worked wonders! What a difference it made so fast! I love seeing people in face masks lol!

    Great post sweetie! ♥

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