June 24, 2010

Ance History + Cellnique Review

Hey lovelies,
Before you guys watch this video, I just want you guys to know that this is probably the most challenging video I've ever made. I know how hard it is to do a video without makeup on and for me, it is such a huge deal because I know that I don't have that perfect, flawless skin. I know that these are certain insecurities that I've faced for a few years now. But after those miserable years of suffering with acne, I have finally found products that do work well for me. I have regained more self confidence both inside and out. As cliche as it sounds, it's true because not only have I worked on my self confidence, outwardly, but most importantly, building my self confidence deep within me. 

I know how deeply exhausting it is to be struggling with acne. I honestly couldn't even bare look at myself at pictures or even on the mirror because I couldn't see anything else but a face full of pimples. I always thought of myself as ugly and comparing myself to other people didn't exactly help either. I was in denial with my self confidence because I didn't want people to see that certain weakness that I have in me. I wanted to show people that I am strong and I'm not like other people who struggle with self esteem. However, within those lies, it did get tiring and I just cried myself to sleep most of the night, wishing all the "ugliness" would just go away. 

I covered my face with a ton of make up thinking that will suffice the "ugliness" that I felt inside. However, it just got worse.

I've used a billion different products for my acne, but nothing worked for me. In desperate attempts, I even tried higher end acne cleaners, etc, but nothing, until I saw videos about using all natural ingredient. After more than 6 years of suffering acne, I couldn't believe that I have found it.

Back then, my parents used to always criticize how much makeup I put on my face, but what I didn't realize is that they were just telling me the truth. My boy friend also tells me that he likes me a lot better with less make up, mainly because it's just me, plain and simple. 

Now that I think back to all their comments, I realize that they're right! Now, I put a lot less foundation and makeup and you know what, I actually like it! I feel beautiful with or without makeup now, and my confidence has sky rocketed. Not only did my acne go away but I hardly break out now. 

*I hope that this video helps you guys understand more about my history and struggle in regards to acne. 

Even though my skin isn't entirely flawless, I'm content and happy to how far my skin has gotten. I have regained more self confidence and to say it in a plain and simple text....well, I feel BEAUTIFUL! Regardless of what people now think of me, I know for myself that, beauty is found within but having better and healthier skin just enhances the beauty that you already have.


Discription: This is a phyto bio-engineering formulation gel for all skin types to reduce both blackheads and whiteheads on affected skin area without painful extraction. This daily maintenance gel also reduces sebum secretion, leaving the skin clear and producing smooth visible results within 10 days of application

Controls excessive sebum
Reduces the formation of blackheads and whiteheads
Reduces skin inflammatory
Controls and prevents breakouts
Increases skin moistures and improves skin elasticity

Overall Thought: 5/5 I put this serum on right after I wash my face with my cleaners, etc. I use this 2x a day, in the day time & night time. This particular serum has a slight peppermint scent to it, which I love, by the way. I also love how it doesn’t leave my face all oily or feeling greasy. It actually has a matte finish which is awesome. What I love about it is it does what it claims! It gives my face this matte finish that makes it feel oil-free. My skin now feels very dewy and a lot less oily. It only takes me about 2 small pumps or 1 big one to cover my whole face or areas that are on the oiler side. I love this products a whole lot!!!!!

Discription: This is a high-performance lightening essence that effectively targets the appearance of dark spots to give skin an extraordinary radiance and natural color. It is a revolutionary formulation for gradual fading of pigmentation or harm caused by free radicals
Treats pigmentation
Reduces signs of aging
Antioxidant and anti free radicals
Whitening effect

Overall Thought: 5/5 I apply this serum right after I’ve applied my moisturizer. I use it 2x a day as well. I use it in the day time and night time. This product hardly smells like anything, if anything, it is very faint. It has a yellowish color to it that looks like mustard. The consistency is like a light foundation. It makes my face a bit shiny after I’ve applied it on, but doesn’t make my face feel too greasy. I love this product mainly because after using it, my acne scars have actually gotten a lot lighter. It really does what it claims which makes this one of my favorites as well, because I can and did see what this product can do. Plain and simple!


Discription: This unparalleled scrub masque is formulated with bio-captured fresh fruit enzymes and acids complex. It works effectively in exfoliating dead cells, optimizing cellular renewal performance and deep pore cleansing, thus revealing a softer, fresher and healthier skin.
Exfoliates dead skin cells and deep pore cleansing
Optimizes cell renewal performance
Slows down aging process
Instant lightening, brightening and whitening effects

Overall Thought: 5/5 This masque has a off white borderline gray color to it with micro beads that also helps gently exfoliate your face right when you wash it. It has an amazing fruity smell to it, which I love (smells like pineapples) This type of mask is actually a clay type. I use it about 1x a week after my cleaners and it gives my face this silky smooth canvas right after I wash it. Like, I can’t even explain how good this masque makes my face feel. It definitely helped smoothed out my skin a lot more, leaving my face as smooth as a baby’s bottom (literally!) I just absolutely love this masque! 

Discription: A specially designed 3-in-1 daytime protection with SPF20 for oily and acne prone skin. It works as a full spectrum sun protection (blocks UVA and UVB), an acne cream and a natural foundation to even acne marks. Non-oily formulation.
Kills bacteria P.acnes that causes acne inflammation
Prevents breakout
Heals acne prone skin
Promotes acne healing
Reduces inflammation

Overall Thought: 4/5 I use this sun block along with my Biore moisturizer. I mix a little bit of it and pat it all over my face. The consistency is very much like Missha’s Perfect Cover BB Cream. It’s a bit on the thick side, but doesn’t clog your pores. I love how the color is like a regular foundation, which really does remind me of a BB Cream. I love that it has SPF 20, which is great especially since it’s summer time and the sun is out to get us. Having SPF is always good to prevent acne scars getting more darker J


1.) Advanced Bio Renewal Masque
2.) Skin Action Sebum Gel
3.) Derma Whitening Essence
4.) Skin Purifying Day Time Protection 20

Here's my before and after pics! I've used these products for about 3 weeks and as you can see, my face has gotten a lot smoother and the acne scars has lightened up a whole lot.

lots of redness & the texture is very rough looking

less red and smoothed out a whole lot

skin has gotten a lot smoother & less bumpy

skin is more dewy and texture has gotten 5x better. you can totally see the difference :)

Another thing!!!!!
Cellnique is actually nice enough to offer an Advanced Bio Renewal Masque sample for my first 50 readers to email them at fbfreesample@cellnique.com

 Please put "ewwitsnikki.blogspot.com" on your subject line and include your full name, mailing address and blog url (for a chance to do a product review)

This promo is valid for at least 1 week and delivery will take about 1-6 weeks.

The products mentioned in this review were all sent to me by http://cellnique.com for review purposes only. I did not get paid to do this review nor am I anyway affiliated with this company. My review is a 100% my own honest opinion. Use at your own discretion! What may work for me, may not work for you.


  1. =)..I know how you feel hun because I'm having the same problem.. But this few weeks my skin getting better because I finally found one product that can cure my old acne scars..I'm currently using Dermedex product..

  2. me too... ive got oily skin since time immemorial. so glad you have found something that really works for your skin.


  3. what a great post! you are beautiful, girl. when you did your many faces of nikki didn't you see that most people loved #5, the minimal makeup look, the best?

    i feel exactly the same. i try not to leave the house without concealer because i want to fool people into thinking i don't have acne. i don't want the stares. i can't deal with looking ugly for a week to get rid of the problem.

    i am trying some st. ives products i just got today and i will look into the lush/cellnique products from your vid : )

    i'm glad your skin is healing. no matter what the media says, as long as you can look in the mirror and carry on every day, you are beautiful.

  4. @Angie: Aww I'm glad & hope that dermedex works for you well :D

    @Elsa: Thank you so much!

    @Angie: Thanks love!!! <333 it means so much to me! :) I honestly felt so ugly back then and no one has ever seen me without makeup on aside from my family at home. But now, I can go out to random places and not mind how I look without makeup :D Also, let me know what you get at Lush & Cellnique :)

  5. awww wow you amaze me for doing what you did! an inspiration to all girls out there =]

    your beautiful with or without make up babe!

  6. Good review! I'm so glad I won the full jar Cellnique mask from another blog girl. hehe.

  7. Oh WOW....it REALLY works as in i can TOTALLY see the differences its awesome...thanks for doing this review..i really want to give it a try now

  8. I totally know you feel on this one! I've had acne for a while now too but ever since I went to my dermatologist, my skin has never been better. I'm really glad that Cellnique is working for you! Look at the difference! I've seen so many reviews on Cellnique, I think I need to try some out as well!

    P.S. Nikki, you're BEAUTIFUL! <3

  9. I just wrote them but I believe that I arrived late...
    Thank you for the chance and the review :)

  10. This is a very useful post, I think I'm going to buy some cellnique products in the near future.
    I do use Lush products now and they have been so useful for me!

  11. Great review!
    I would love to try this!

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