Finally my review on Cellnique's Contour Renewal II
here is when I got the items and what my milia looked like then
This product was sponsored by Cellnique to write a review about this product and share my thoughts about Contour Renewal II.
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what is this product?
|CONTOUR RENEWAL II|
|Designed to remove oil clogs, or milia, around the eye contour area. Contour Renewal II provides noticeable results after one only week of application.|
|• Oil clogs • Milia|
|All Skin Types|
What's in it?
Belonging to the alpha hydroxy group of acids (AHAs), glycolic acid works as an exfoliant, and was the first AHA to be used in skin care. Glycolic acid is famous for its effectiveness in removing dead skin cells and regenerating collagen as well as elastin in deeper skin layers.
|Known in the East as the ‘King of Aromatics’, jasmine oil soothes and calms the skin, encourages cell growth and increases elasticity of the skin.|
Balm Mint Extract(Melissa Officinalis)
|From the leaves and flowers of the Balm Mint plant. Imparts an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action that has a calming, soothing effect on the skin.|
Full Ingredient List:
- Glycolic Acid, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Red Sandalwood, Retinyl Palmitade, Ivy, Sambucus Canadenesis, Pellitory, Amica, Yeast Beta Glucan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oils of Rose, Lemon, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Balm Mint, Lime.
$20 USD for 5ml/.17 fl oz
Its really small tube but little goes long way
semi sticky clear/yellow tint liquid
ok so my story now, I have been using Cellnique products since mid last year and their products have really improved my skin texture and my complexion. My favorite is their skin Action sebum gel, this serum alone have made my pores smaller and my skin from breaking out so I was really happy that I have started to use Cellnique.
my review on past cellnique products
One of my many concern with my skin is milia under my eyes, I always notice them being under my eye but they never got to a point that they bothered me since they were tiny. But with time they seem to gotten bigger so last year I read lots of sites to help minimize milia but most people's recommendation was to get it removed by dermatologist and most people said that the Doc use Glycolic acid to get rid of milias basically they dry them out since milia's are keratin filled cysts or fat deposits under the first layer of epidermis.
so when I saw that Cellnique has a items made just for milia and said to include Glycolic acid I wanted to try it out.
My experience with Contour renewal II:
I started this products few week after I got it from Cellnique and I was really excited about trying them since their other products have worked wonders for my skin so I read the direction on their website on this product with is
- Use an amount equal to the size of a grain of rice for each eye. Apply Contour Renewal II gently with the ring finger around the eye areas in outward and upward circular movements.
I have used this product every night for the first 3 weeks, I stopped using this product for 2 weeks because it BURNS and dried out my skin where it was applied to a point it was crusty. :/
At first it didn't burn as much the couple times I have used this product but the more I used it the more my skin became sensitive to it so it burned ALOT.
Please excuse the below photos,, X3
Macro mode on a skin is really scary thing.... you can see all your flaws :(
my another concerns: sun spots and discolorations
you can see that my under eye area is semi red from using this product.
Now you can see that its getting really red, my under eye area was so sensitive, stingy and sore. Also same sensation as when you burnt your skin. :(
I honestly couldnt tell if it was improving my milia at this moment.
My under eyes have dried up and turned brownish shade. It felt like I had mild form of scab and crusty flaky skin, just looked really bad cant really tell in this photo tho... :/
It felt like it was actually burning the fat out or something, it was really intense for me that's why I stopped for 2 weeks and I contacted Selina Cellnique rep and told her my experience so far with Contour Renewal so she said "it’s normal to have a little tingling and burning sensation but it doesn’t normally dry out the under eye area and I should stop for a while and see how it goes since it could be the weather that could be the factor too for the dryness."
So I took 2 week break for this so the my under eyes would recover,
After taking 2 weeks off from this product I have started using it in hope to see some results.
At this moment I really cant tell the difference yet, some days it looks like my milia's seem to have shrinked and some days it looks the same as before.
my skin still burns alittle but not as worse as before, as far as the drying goes I can feel slight dryness but not as bad as before.
This was taken a week ago, looks like its looking better but I didnt take the clearest picture, actually all of the recent macro photos were blurry since I took then in hurry and didnt double check X/
I think overall this product just take time to see improvements and that milia's are hard to get rid of but I do think I see alittle bit of improvements in the sizes of the milia now they dont seem as big as before I think LOL
I am going to continue using this product till it runs out since Im only half way on that tiny bottle! it really do goes a long way :)
3.5 out of 5
easy to apply
seems to peel off a layer of skin and make under your eyes smoother
milia's are SLOWLY shrinking * at least I think LOL*
sometime it itches too :/
dries out skin
I recommend this product if you are ok with burning sensation and have lots of patience :3
I Do really believe that Cellnique is a great brand and a high quality products!
This review will contiune.....♥
Hope this helps anyone with milia problems like me :D