April 28, 2010

Review: Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Oasis Gel

When So Loverly was contacted by Cellnique a few months ago to trial some of their products for free, this moisturising gel was originally sent to Kahani. She ended up passing it to me along with some other Cellnique products to trial.

"I hope it works better for you," Kahani sighed. The stuff gave her breakouts.

I had my doubts. Gel-type moisturisers and my skin aren't the best of friends as they usually lack the moisture my skin craves so much (H2O+ Face Oasis, come this way honey!). So I crossed my fingers, gritted my teeth and decided to try it for a month.

At first, I was pretty impressed. The Cellinique Intensive Hydrating Oasis Gel really did deliver. I didn't break out and no bumps appeared on my face. It was great for both day and night time use, especially when used to seal in serums. The gel is easily spreadable and absorbs into the skin quite quickly. Three pumps are enough for my face and neck.

Then I moved to Sabah.

You have to keep in mind that Sabah has always been a little drier than Peninsular Malaysia and this year, the weather has been hotter and drier than usual (goodness knows how we are going to celebrate Harvest Festival at the end of May). Not only have I turned a shade darker, but my skin has been screaming for water.

Let's just say that this gel isn't the pleasant oasis of water which my skin is looking for in this weather. I had to up the moisture levels by using it together with Hada Labo's Moisturising Lotion. I keep this for day time use as it does work as a nice makeup base.

Priced at RM 129 (RM 139 if you are based in East Malaysia), I will give this a miss. I am pretty sure that this will work great for others with normal to combination skin however so if you stay in West Malaysia and are looking for a light moisturiser that packs a punch, you can give this go.


xin said...

awww too bad this is not moisturizing enough for u, now i think weather has gone mad. my skin has never been so thirsty before, i have to slap few layers of stuff on my face day n night to keep my skin from flaking!

Kahani said...

Well at least you have some use for it. =)

Of course my oily skin is DIGGING this weather. I blot less and my skin is clearer. =P

Connie De Alwis said...

Hada Labo's awesome isn't it? cheap and makes more of difference than a product that's 3 times its price

Eli said...

Xin: Urgh, I know. My skin can't decide on being oily or dry some days.

Kahani: There's a silver lining in every cloudless sky!

Connie: I love, heart and adore Hada Labo. Need to find out if its available in the local Guardian outlets here.

Kahani said...

Eli: don't worry I'll post it to you when you run out of slap happiness.

Eli said...

Kahani: Yay! But now I sound like I have a slap fetish.