review: cellnique skin action sebum gel

7 October 2010

I'll admit that I was a bit cynical about these products at first, maybe it was because I hadn't heard of Cellnique before or because promises were thrown that others have not been able to keep. I hadn't yet found a product that made a difference to my visible pores and underskin spots and wasn't about to start thinking this was a miracle product.


what the Sebum Gel should do
Control excessive sebum
Reduce the formation of blackheads and whiteheads
Reduce skin inflammatory
Control and prevent breakouts


problems the Sebum Gel should fix


both my nose and either side of it are covered in visible pores. I think because of this it is the most spot prone area of my face.

on my chin, mainly in the crease there have been blocked pores and lots of tiny spots and lumps for as long as i can remember  - you may notice some discolouration here compare to the photograph of my nose. i am starting to battle this with the Cellnique Derma Brightening Complex seeing as I have been so impressed with the sebum gel.

using the sebum gel
I have been using it religiously on my problem areas in the morning and evening. I cleanse and tone as usual, then apply the thin gel in an upward circular movement (which I do anyway without the illustration telling me to). I then wait about a minute for it to dry, smelling and feeling the minty freshness on my skin and use then my moisturiser, primer and apply my makeup as normal. But if i'm going to bed I will skip the last 2 steps. Because of the thin consistency of the gel I am able to wear it under my makeup primer without it sliding which is perfect for this sort of product!



the results!
I keep meaning to take a photo! But the lighting is always appauling when my face happens to be bare! And so there is not photo at this point in time though I will probably add one at a later date and include it in my week in photos. So anyway.. the results: After 1 month of using the gel my pores are less visible and the pinkness has faded. Plus my chin is completely clear! This is what I am most impressed with as my spots here have been around for as long as I can remember and now this area is completely smooth, it's quite incredible and I could not be happier with the results the Skin Action Sebum Gel has had on my skin.

in summary..
This is such a great little bottle to invest in for unblocked skin. I'm not saying that I am completely without spots because I still have surface white heads and redness on occasion but at least i'm not worrying about my nose and chin anymore and can battle those separately. I will be repurchasing the skin action sebum gel when it runs low. It is a new must in my skin care regime :)

If you like the sound of this then click here for more of a browse of the cellnique site or here to go straight to the Sebum Gel!

Thanks for reading!

♥ abby