One of my favorite whitening products is the SK-II Cellumination Essence which helps us ladies who are facing dull skin problems to even out our skin tone and achieve radiant and healthy looking skin :) I tried it previously and noticed improvements in my skin tone. I was interested when i heard that the SK-II Cellumination Essence has a new upgraded version called the Cellumination Essence Ex which was launched in Singapore in March 2012. It claims to give women seeking radiant and aura skin an even better result at a closer look.
"With highly defined aura bright skin, I'm confident I look great. Even from 20cm away." said Lee Sinje, Actress & Passionate SK-II User for 6 years in her TV advertisement for the new product. She looks really good in the commercial and i believe it is every women's dream to achieve glowing and radiant skin like her ;)
The new SK-II Cellumination Essence EX is designed to refine and radiate skin, as if illuminating the skin cell by cell. This helps skin achieve a high level of Aura index improvement by enhancing skin's balance of Red, Green and Blue light in just four weeks. This new upgraded whitening product takes a great formula and makes it better with the new Pixel WhiteTM whitening ingredient. The new ingredient, Pixel White™ works on micro-texture issues by inhibiting stress receptors, thus slowing down texture roughness on our skin.
One of Sheila Sim's Beauty Tips shared on SK-II Facebook was also to use the SK-II Cellumination Essence EX for that extra boost of radiance and I'm really happy that SK-II has given me a bottle for review as i was really curious if i can achieve better results with this upgraded version.
I have used the product for more than 4 weeks and I decided to use all the products featured in Lee Sinjie's summer skincare regime for this review to test out its effectiveness. However I'm using the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion for toner during the daytime and Mask-in Lotion at night as it is more suitable for my combination skin. I'm using the Cellumination Deep Surge instead of the upgraded version as i wish to finish my existing bottle.
How To Use:
After washing your face, condition your skin with (toner) Cellumination Mask-in Lotion and Facial Treatment Essence.
Then spread an appropriate amount of Cellumination Essence (Pearl sized drop on your palm) over your face. Quickly spread the essence by gliding over the entire face with the pads of the fingers. Blend into the skin so as to envelope the entire face.
Follow with the Cellumination Deep Surge.
I started using the product once a day at night although it is recommended to use twice a day as i wanted to let my skin get used to the product before increasing to twice a day. After using for a week, i did not experience any skin irritations and skin feels softer at the first try and well hydrated after applying Deep Surge. I started using it twice a day. I love its light and watery texture which is similar to the Cellumination Essence and it absorbs easily to my skin. It leaves a matt and refreshing feel on my skin and would be really suitable for those with combination and oily skin.
At the 3rd week of usage, i started to notice visible improvements in my skin tone and texture and there is a healthy glow on my face which i love although not as flawless as Lee Sinjie's hehe :) It seems easier and smoother to apply power on my face and i can also do with lesser or no makeup sometimes and just go out with only sunscreen which is a compulsory product to block out harmful UV rays! I also noticed my face looks more radiant on photos compared to before using the product :) Hopefully i can achieve even better results with continued usage ;)
I would highly recommend this product to ladies with dull and uneven skin tone problems but do note that the time it takes to see results might vary among individuals. If you wish to lighten your dark spots, freckles and acne scars, you would still have to use the Whitening Spots Specialist as i noticed that the Cellumination Essence EX does not help in lightening my existing freckles and new acne scar. It is also important to have sufficient sleep, lead a healthy lifestyle and have a balanced diet, as just relying on skincare alone would not be sufficient to achieve healthy and radiant skin.