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I finally managed to write the review on these b.liv products by Cellnique (Sorry that it took over a month). Selina from Cellnique contacted me at the end of June to write a review about these products. I was super excited to try out these products and I decided to try them out for a full month before writing about them (Rather than the suggested 2 weeks) because it always take longer for my skin to take in the effect of new products. Even though these products were send to me, my review of them will be 100% of my honest opinion. Please be aware that I’ll be reviewing on 5 products, so this review will be rather long.

Here are some background information about the company taken from their website:
Pronounce as ‘believe‘, b•liv has the impeccable pedigree of being the creation of Asia‘s most effective paramedical salon brand — Cellnique Paramedical, a brand that has emerged as one of the problematic skin expert amongst the industry over the past 12 years. Read more on www.cellnique.com

Philosophy:
b•liv seeks to inspire the youth of today to believe in themselves; that they can make a difference not only in the care of their skin but also the world they live in. b•liv was also developed to create immediate results for youth requiring products that are sophisticated, but whose functions are simple-to-understand and easy to use.

Based on my skin condition (oily) and my skin concerns, Selina send me products that catered to my needs. These are the products that I have received and a guideline to how to use these products in my daily beauty routine (This chart is provided by Selina and it was very useful for me to add these products into my routine)
1) Off with those heads
2) Shrink and Tighten +
3) Spots Got Shot
4) Glow and Shine
5) Leach Me, 1pc

Off with Those Heads


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Off With Those Heads removes white & blackheads without violence or pain, and stops them from appearing ever again. The gel softens the clogging blocking your pores, allowing for effortless extraction and removal of all sores. Its essence ingredients keep oil secretions under control, and skin irritation will never again rule!

Price: USD 49
Size: 30ml
Main functions: clear blackheads + whiteheads

FOR BEST RESULT
Use Off With Those Heads daily, on your cleansed, towel-dried face:
1. Pump 2-3 pea-sized drops of Off With Those Heads onto your palm.
2. Apply on T-zone areas, or areas with black and whiteheads

INGREDIENTS
Purified Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Extract, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Menthol, Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Oil, Poly(Oxy-1,2-Ethanediyl)Α-(Donyl Phenyl)-Ω-Hydroxy, Sodium Hydroxide, Perppermint (Metha piperita )Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
I had such high hopes for this product because it is one of their best sellers and I have heard amazing things about it through other beauty bloggers when it was on sale on Cellnique. With that being said, I was a little disappointed after trying this product out for a month. As you can tell from the photos, the liquid is clear and a pea-size amount is enough for your nose/t-zone area. It doesn’t have a strong smell and it doesn’t sting or anything. The results were not instant or dramatic. I wonder if this had to do with the reasons that I do not have a lot of blackheads. I was more interested in seeing how this product would get rid of my whiteheads. However, after 4 weeks, my whiteheads are still there. But I did notice that it prevented new ones from forming. Thus, I couldn’t completely write-off this product just yet. Maybe I’ll give it another week or so to see what will happen.

RATING
Product (3/5)
Cost (4/5) – Pricey but only need a really small amount
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5) – I think the b.liv packaging are very hip, which is good because the line is catered to youths

Shrink and Tighten +


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Shrink & Tighten+ works its magic in the night to stimulate collagen production, to make sure your pores will always be out of sight. Its 10% L-ascorbic acid and cell regeneration nutrients firms your skin, brightens your complexion, leaving your looking flawless and absolutely healthy once again!

Price: USD 49
Size: 15ml
Main functions: pores reducing + firming + brightening

FOR BEST RESULT
Use Shrink & Tighten + nightly for best results:
1. Pump 2-3 pea-sized drops of Shrink & Tighten + onto your palm.
2. Apply gently over your cleansed face using circular motions until fully absorbed.
3. Follow with application of Submerge Me.

INGREDIENTS
Glycerin, Purified Water (Aqua), Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Extract, Vitamin B5 (D-Panthenol), Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) Oil.

WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
This is my FAVORITE product out of the 5 that was send to me. I have some large pores around t-zone area and I was really exciting to see the difference that it made after a month. My pores are visibly smaller and dark spots were lighter. Check out the photo:


This is the strongest smelling product out of the 5 that I had received, but it’s not unbearable. There will also be a light sensation when you first apply this product, however once again, it’s not unbearable. The only down side that I see with this product is the price. This small bottle cost $49 USD (On sale now for $41 USD). Yes, it works and yes, I’ll continue to use it. But it is still expensive. I do want to try out the Shrink and Tighten Serum from the same purple collection, which is for the morning.

RATING
Product (5/5)
Cost (3/5) – quite pricey for such a small amount
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5) – I think the b.liv packaging are very hip, which is good because the line is catered to youths

Spots got Shot


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Spots Got Shot diminishes blemishes from your face, and soothes your aggravated skin to ensure marks leave without a trace. It soaks up excess sebum, to prevent future problems, and removes dead skin cells, to leave you looking vibrant and well.

Price: USD 25
Size: 15ml
Main functions: blemish & spot therapy + oil control

FOR BEST RESULT
Use Spots Got Shot daily for best effect:
1. Cleanse your face.
2. Apply a thin layer of Spots Got Shot on areas affected with spots
3. Apply 2-3 pumps of Quench Me for best effect.

INGREDIENTS
Purified Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Phosphates), Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Latic Acid, PEG-40 Stearate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Zinc PCA, PEG-10 Stearate, BHA(Salicylic Acid), Polysorbate 80, Sulfur, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
This is my new blemish fighter! When I break out, I have really stubborn blemishes that will last for a week or even longer. And the worst part is, that most of my pimples will leave a mark. I have tried almost everything possible to get rid and to prevent my breakouts, but nothing works. However, this is going to replace my current blemish cream. I will add that even though this product helped in reducing my blemishes, it did take a long time to see its effects. However, my skin is weird like that and it takes my skin a long time to get use to new products. I was 3 weeks into using this product before I started to see the results. What I really like about this is that even though it fights acne, it does not leave your skin feeling dry. Unlike most acne cream, this has a really fresh smell to it. I would actually say this for all the products that I had tried from b.liv. Everything is very moist and really soothing for my skin, which I really liked. Also, this product has also helped in reducing the scars left behind from past blemishes. But once again, it is a slower process. Thus, I’ll continue to use this product.

RATING
Product (4/5) – Just because the process is slow
Cost (4/5) – It’s a really small tube for $25 USD
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5) – I think the b.liv packaging are very hip, which is good because the line is catered to youths

Glow and Shine


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Glow & Shine deeply exfoliates damaged, scarred or unhealthy skin, to reveal the smooth, flawless complexion lurking within. It also lightens and brightens the dull and uneven-toned face, to make one’s inner glow and shine rise to the surface.

Price: USD 25
Size: 50ml
Main functions: exfoliating + pores reducing + brightening
*For sensitive skin with large pores

FOR BEST RESULT
Use Glow and Shine once a week:
1. Wash your face.
2. Apply a thick layer over your face and neck after cleansing. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Avoid the lip and eye area.

INGREDIENTS
Purified Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Koalin, Hexyldecanol, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Stearic Acid, Bentonite, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Menthyl Lactate, Methylparaben, Papaya Enzyme (Papain), Fragrance, Propylparaben.

WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
I don’t love this product, I only like it. I used it once a week during the past month, so in total I had tried this product 4 times. This exfoliates my skin really well because it contains little particles inside that helps scrubs away all impurities and dirt. It did leave my skin feeling soft afterward but I didn’t notice the “glow” or the “shine” that it had promised. After a month, my skin is not any brighter or fairer, I think it looked the same. However, if you are looking for a really good exfoliating mask, I would highly recommend this one. The smell is very typical, I don’t know how else to describe it other than it smells like a really nice washroom. Haha!

RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (4/5) – Still expensive for a small tube
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5) – I think the b.liv packaging are very hip, which is good because the line is catered to youths

Leach Me

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Leach Me latch on to your dry, dull, deteriorating skin – and feel it moisturize, fortify and synthesize from within. The mask acts fast, burrowing its special nutrients into your skin – and your lines will refine, your dryness will vanish – and the mirror will reveal a beaming face once again!

Price: USD 28
Size: 6pcs
Main functions: deep moisturizing + brightening + age preventing

FOR BEST RESULT
Use Leach Me 2-3 times weekly to boost skin hydration, brightness and prevent aging:
1. Remove protective sheet before placing the mask over a thoroughly-cleansed face.
2. Leave the mask for 20-30 minutes.
3. Remove the mask and gently massage any excess serum into the skin.

INGREDIENTS
Purified Water (Aqua), 1, 3 – Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium PCA (Sodium 1-Pyrrolidonecarboxylate Solution), Propylene Glycol, Lemon (Citrus medica limonum) Fruit Extract, Sour Milk (Lactic Acid), Mandelic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Hyaluronate, Co-enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Hydrogenated Egg Yolk Phosphlipids, Acerola (Malpighia punicifolia) Fruit Extract, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Lecithin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, BHA (Salicylic Acid), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sulisobenzone (Benzophenone-4).

WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Sadly, I have only give an initial reaction to this product because Cellnique only send me one sheet of this face mask. I’ll do a review on it based on my first trial of this product. When I took the mask out of the package, I noticed how extremely moist the mask was. The excess serum were dripping out of the package. This shows how hydrating this mask is going to be. I loved the refreshing feeling that the mask leaves because it has a really fresh smell and the mask is also a lot thinner than most face masks. When it’s left on my skin, the mask becomes almost see-through.

Overall, I really love this product because it left my skin feeling really soft and hydrated. I had left this mask on for more than 30 minutes because there were just so much serum on the mask that my skin needed more time to absorb it all. I would definitely use this product again.

RATING
Product (5/5)
Cost (3/5) – Pricey for only 6 sheets
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5) – I think the b.liv packaging are very hip, which is good because the line is catered to youths

Now FREE SAMPLES:
b.liv by Cellnique would like to offer free samples of Off with those heads, 3ml to my readers (first 50 readers). You can email your full name and mailing/shipping address to fbfreesample@blivskin.com with the subject thiswasforever.blogspot.com. This offer is valid for a week!

credit: blivskin.com

  • Wow.. this makes me wanna try the Shrink and Tighten.. I think I even have larger pores than you do.. @_@ but its pricey ~really..

  • nice review! the products are working on you.

  • yea, I would prefer to try it first before I commit to buying the full size product since it is pricey. I saw this same free sample offer from get gawjus’s blog and emailed them like 3 weeks ago. unfortunately I got no reply. =(

  • wow, seems like not bad..

  • nice review… I would love to try the off with those heads since I’ve got quite a fair bit of blackheads that I’ve been wanting to get rid of….

    but the overall product price are pricey :(

  • This is a wonderful review, Emily : ) The side by side pic comparisons are really helpful! Glad your skin got a lot of pampering fu fu fu