Monday, April 4, 2011

Celeteque Advanced Anti-wrinkle Light Cleansing Oil

When I first saw this on the magazine, I was like ‘Sswweeettt’… I know celeteque comes on cheap price tag. So I’m sure this is under a thousand bucks only. I was thinking, this could be a cheaper version of Shu Uemura cleansing Oil.

So when I saw it at the mall I immediately grabbed one.



So the instruction was just to massage it on face or use it using cotton pad and rinse. So I did. I slathered it on my face, massaged it to lift grime and dirt, then rinsed my face, I was shocked, it didn’t turn to milky substance. It felt like it didn’t got rinsed off. So I immediately grabbed a tissue paper to remove excess oil before finally soaping my face.

I thought to myself, this can be used for Oil cleansing method.

Nevertheless, I still soaped my face and put on my moisturizer. Amazingly in the morning, at work, my skin is dewy. I love the glow it gives. My skin usually turns oily and looks stressed at the end of the day, but using this, my skin just glow and is dewy. Not my imagination coz my officemate noticed it too.

I tried using it, the-Oil cleansing method-way sans the steaming part. I just massage it on my face, wipe with tissue paper. Put a tiny drop of oil in my palm that’s ran on faucet (to dilute the oil), then pat on my face and leave it overnight. The oily feel don’t freak me out since I used to put Emu oil as night moisturizer before. But the OC in me, shrieks the idea that I had not washed my face. Well, it gave the same result anyway.

I think this is one promising product. Not overhyped and most importantly, minus the high price tag.

As for the anti-wrinkle effect, I think oil alone wont do it. You would need to slather on your anti-ageing moisturizer by the morning. But it does make skin soft, moisturized and dewy.

So what exactly is the “REAL” Oil cleansing method?

(Taken from the internet)

The Oil Cleansing Method

Oil dissolves oil. Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil, alone, will not bring you blemishes. Pimples, cysts, zits, blackheads, whiteheads...these are a result of several different factors including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and the buildup of these factors. Your skin naturally produces oil because it needs it. Not only does your natural oil help lubricate, it also heals, protects, and moisturizes your skin so that it may function properly. Properly functioning skin is beautiful, clear, and glowing.

We will need two oils. The first, and most importantly, is Castor Oil. Castor Oil has potent anti-inflammatory properties, but is also healing and cleansing. "Castor oil will leave the body in better condition than it found it." A little bit of Castor Oil goes a long way and too much will leave you, surprisingly, with dry skin.

Since Castor Oil is so thick and its cleansing properties so strong, we need to dilute it with another oil, thinner in consistency, like Extra Virgin Oil or Sunflower. Both are wonderfully caring oils for skin application, but I've found that Sunflower Seed Oil has a more luxurious feel for massage. It sinks into the skin better, aiding the castor oil in transportation deep into the pores and allowing it to draw the dirt and grime to the surface of your skin. The essential fatty acids help restore the skins natural moisture balance and help prevent unnecessary dryness. The secondary oil that you choose is entirely up to you and should be determined by your skins needs and the properties of that oil.

Your Personal Oil Blend

The starting point for creating your own, personalized skin cleansing oil blend is knowing your general skin type. Those with dry skin will want less Castor Oil. Those with oily skin will want to blend in more. Finding your perfect combination of oils will probably take a little bit of trial and error, so start with very small batches. Once you know what your ratio of oils looks like, you'll be able to blend much more at a time for convenience.

Some suggestions in creating your blend of deep cleansing oil:

§ Oily Skin: Try a blend of 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil.

§ Balanced Skin: Try a blend of 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil.

§ Dry Skin: Try a blend of 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil.

The Oil Cleansing Method

This is typically done in the evening, prior to bed. There should be no need for deep cleansing in the morning if you're waking up with skin cleansed the night before. In the morning, a quick wipe with a warm washcloth should suffice. We don't want to overcleanse our skin as this will serve only to irritate and cause more oil production. The objective of using this method is to deep clean while balancing our skins oil production at the same time.

§ You'll need a soft washcloth, your oil blend, and hot, running water.

§ Pour a generous puddle of oil into the palm of your hand. Roughly, the size of a quarter, but more is acceptable. Rub your hands together to warm the oil and smooth over your face.

§ Begin massaging the oil into your face. Massage the oil deeply into your pores. This will remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities, so there is no need to use a makeup remover or wash your face prior to the massage. This removes even stubborn waterproof mascara and concealer.

§ Once you're satisfied that your pores are saturated, pick up your washcloth and soak it in clean, steamy water. We want the water to be warm enough to open your pores and remove the oil. Cool water will not open your pores, nor will it remove the oil efficiently. We're not scalding our skin, we're steaming to coax our pores to release the oil carrying the impurities.

§ Hold the washcloth to cover your face. Allow it to stay until it cools. Wipe the oil gently away and rinse the washcloth well in hot, running water. Repeat three or four more times. Avoid any temptation to scrub, as you'll find your skin will be soft, smooth, and free of flakes without the additional manual exfoliation.

§ Have no fear of the oil, as the steamy washcloth will remove it. The Castor Oil, though it is an oil, will help with the removal of the other oils, as well. It is our main cleansing oil and is easily removed with warm water.

§ If your skin feels tight, take a tiny drop of your oil blend, rub it between your clean, damp palms and pat it onto your damp skin. Gently massage any oil residue into your skin so there is no film of oil left sitting on the surface. Your skin should now glow!

§ This deep cleansing method should be done regularly, but not too frequently. You'll know if you're deep cleansing too frequently by the dryness that your skin will exhibit. Don't be surprised if you find you've unblocked an oil flow for the first few days. Once you remove the plugs from your pores, they will begin functioning properly again. Perfect skin won't happen overnight and while it should take a few massages to achieve your goal, you should notice a huge difference in your skin after the first deep cleansing massage. Give your skin a few days to adjust and adapt to being clean and clear of blockages; understand that the new oil coming from your skin is actually a good sign and will balance out very shortly. You'll find redness and irritation subsiding. You'll find your skin losing that "congested," and thick feeling.


Shopcoholic said...

thanks for the review! I love Celeteque products! Im using their facial wash, toner and anti-aging moisturiser (as eye cream).

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April said...

I just bought a bottle today (actually, I got 2 because of the buy 1 take 1 promo at the watsons where I bought it from)since I was curious about cleansing oils. Is it better than cold creams in removing makeup?

shatzlaine said...

@April - I dont like cold creams,. I think the only brand we have here is ponds. Im never hiyang with ponds, never fail to be me break-outs. So for me oil cleansing is better.