I think my skin is still in the 3-month stage of getting totally used to this Differin but I think it's starting to calm down again. So far so good, and didn't have as insane breaking out as going from nothing to differin 0.1%. Just occasional random large zits in atypical places like my temple or lower chin.
And here is my naked face. To be sure, this was at a time that I considered my skin to be in a "nice" stage but it was right after I was having my frustrating stage of pretty bad breakouts so you can see the leftover hyperpigmentation on my cheeks especially.
I showed you guys earlier the samples of Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel I got from Eki. She said this stuff was pretty good so I was excited to try it out. Here's a pic of what the full-size product looks like.
And here's what it looks like in real life. It's a clear gel and I only use a tiny amount, like half-a-pea size drop. (I have small fingers so it looks bigger here but it's really just a small drop.)
Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel on my face. I dot it on sections of my freshly washed face then rub it in. It has a slight cooling sensation at first and absorbs very, very quickly. It's matte almost as soon as it touches your skin. It feels nice for me and didn't make my skin tight, but probably not the best if you have drier skin. I moisturize right afterward with my regular facial lotion.
And done! (lol, you can see my eyelids are 짝짝 here. Right is double left is single.)
Okay, here is the evidence. Did it work? After a month of using this at night, here is my bare face:
Yeah, obviously my skin is not perfect (and I don't ever expect it to be) but I was really impressed with how the hyperpigmentation had faded a lot! Also, I think it helped for new acne not to develop in that time. I'm not sure I should give ALL of the credit to the gel since I was also using my Clarisonic at the same time but I think the combo of the two did give me really great results.
Here's "after" with makeup on. Smooth canvas = nice makeup application too. ^o^
My skin RIGHT NOW isn't as good as these pics and I haven't been using the gel as regularly. :P I should get back on that! I want the Cellnique skin back again but I'm scared for my tiny sample to run out! XD All in all, I absolutely do recommend this product and I think I'm going to purchase the full-sized version. You can find Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel here at Cellnique's website.
Disclaimer, I didn't receive this sample from any company and I'm reviewing of my own accord with my 100% honesty as always! :)
Blah, I've been sick these last few days which, if you are already following me on twitter, you've probably heard me lamenting about it! One great thing about being sick though is I've been drowning out the sickness with lots and lots of matcha green tea and chamomile tea with honey. Loves it! ^^ Hope you are all happy and healthier than me! Drink lots of hot tea and stay warm from the chill!