Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Skincare Review: SK-II Cellumination Mask-In Lotion

Long time, gals! I have been slacking and slacking since I wrapped up this 4-year research weeks ago. What a treat! Pretty sure I deserve some fresh air before moving on again! My auto-detox system however began to break my skin out with effect from the wooh-I-am-done! moment, as usual. But I gathered over these few weeks that SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (see my previous review HERE) is really like a godsend skincare item. My zits plus the scars that follow are recovering so much faster than they used to. Despite the blemishes that are, thank God, fading out now, my skin is smooth and radiant. I am finishing my first bottle of this magic potion and it's added to my staple list if I haven't already told you. 

With this fascination in mind, I tested out SK-II Cellumination Mask-In Lotion, which turns out to be pretty good, but not fantastic for sure. As the name speaks for itself, it's a translucent fluid that does what sheet masks do for you, but this one, in a flash. It contains a high concentration of the signature Pitera and you can tell without using a calculator that it's rather affordable compared to the real SK-II sheet masks! The texture of this Lotion is brilliant. The fluid seeps through my skin in no time. I tried rubbing it at the center of my palms before patting it directly onto my skin. Unlike Sulwhasoo First Care Serum (see review HERE), there's literally no traces of the Mask-In Lotion when I removed my palms. Yes, I'm sure something got through my skin! But of course, the bottle can survive longer if you apply it with cotton pads. Upon application, my skin does feel like I have just used a sheet mask - quenched and soft plus you know that sticky hydrated sensation you get after using a mask? I have to confess that this item is definitely not imperatively needed, rather it's more of a treat, a luxury to your skin. I honestly don't see any further improvement in skin radiance, on top of the exhilarating effect of the Treatment Essence. At most, it boosts my skin's suppleness...yes, it really does. I can feel it. So the ultimate question is whether you want to add yet another pre-serum item (if you are already using the Treatment Essence or its equivalents, e.g. L'Oreal Youth Code Serum) to your skincare regimen.


  1. Thanks for the review! I love your site!

    So what order do you use your skin care now?
    Sulwasoo, this, the FTE? Thanks!

  2. Thanks for liking and reading my site!

    I've been pretty lazy with my skincare lately, so I try to keep my regimen simple (and effective still). The summer here is very humid, which makes it unnecessary to use Sulwhasoo First Care Serum either. If you wanna use it, use it after SKII FTE cuz anything you apply with a cotton pad should go BEFORE Sulwhasoo. Basically, I only survive with the Avene facial cleanser, Caudalie toner, SKII FTE, Laneige Water Bank Essence for the aqua, Caudalie Radiance Serum on selective areas (including my under eyes), Bioderma Corrective Concentrate for Dilated Pores on my T-zone, and Vichy Aqualia Thermal 24-hr Hydrating Care to lock in moisture. Already quite a list before and after a long day, I think. And yes, most of my staple products lately are drugstore brands, but they are REAL good!

  3. Hi! I'm enjoying reading all your reviews! I'm wondering if you take a look at ingredients since these days it seems like all products have something harmful in them! I've also been reading about a lot of products that you love and I was wondering if you could write a post on your favorites? Thank you so much and I hope you continue reviewing products, it makes it a lot easier for us readers!

  4. Hi there. Really enjoyed reading your blogs. Please keep it up.

    1. Glad to know that you enjoy reading my blog. Stay "tuned" =)


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