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Review: Celeteque Dermoscience Restorative Ultra-Lifting Concentrated Serum

Part of the first wave of products that I got from Sample Room was this Celeteque DermoScience™ Restorative Ultra-Lifting Concentrated Serum.

This is not the first Celeteque product that I have tried. When I was still in college, I use their facial wash regularly. Thus, when I heard of their new line of products, which is DermoScience™, I got so ecstatic to find out that it was available at Sample Room! You can imagine my excitement when I was finally able to get hold of my own sample!

Here are 3 facts about CELETEQUE DermoScience™ according to their website:

  • CELETEQUE DermoScience™ merged Unilab’s medical expertise and dermatological advances to develop products that are clinically tested to deliver results.  With 6 skincare lines co-developed with dermatologists for different skin conditions:  Hydration, Acne Solutions, Sun Care, Brightening, Advanced Anti-Aging and Restorative.
  • Beautiful skin starts with healthy skin. The DermoScience technology makes use of derma-grade ingredients necessary to promote overall skinhealth.
  • With CELETEQUE DermoScience™, there are no empty promises, no superficial claims, just effective results that are based on lab tests, clinical facts and studies.

As we grow older, our skin starts to sag and lose its firmness. This is evidenced by dry and sagging skin with visible fine lines. Without proper care, these fine lines may then become deep wrinkles. Their Restorative line of products claims to “lift and firm sagging skin and reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles.” They even go so far as to claim “2mm lifting of sagging skin in just 2 weeks.” With that kind of promise, I’m sold. Thus, among the many samples available at Sample Room, I chose this product to see if it would reduce the appearance of fine lines on my forehead and under the eyes. 

CELETEQUE DermoScience™ Restorative Ultra-Lifting Concentrated Serum has Advanced Peptide Complex that boosts collagen synthesis and improves skin barrier function. The Oceagen and Sodium Hyaluronate Moisturizers effectively improve skin elasticity and firmness while reducing fine lines. – from Celeteque website

The 30mL full size product costs P899… and I got it free from Sample Room! 🙂

The product comes in a frosted glass and a glass applicator that looks like a medicine dropper. And the serum is a clear viscous liquid that has almost a gel-like consistency. It also does not have a strong smell. In fact, I can barely notice any scent.

What I like about the dropper is that it allows you to get only the amount that you need. You can actually control just how much you can get. For me, I usually just use a pea-sized amount for my entire face and neck. Also, it is very hygienic to use since there is less chance of contaminating the whole product with airborne particles like dust or microorganisms.

A pea-sized amount of the serum

I normally use this twice a day. In the morning, I spread a pea-sized amount on my face and neck after using a cleanser and a toner and before using a moisturizer and sunblock. And then at night before I go to sleep, I apply it after a cleanser and toner and before a moisturizer. It is a bit sticky when you apply it at first but it leaves a slightly shiny finish on my skin. I also make sure that the serum has been completely absorbed by the skin before I apply the moisturizer. The waiting time is minimal since it becomes fully absorbed almost immediately. The product also feels light on the skin thus it is okay to use even when you are planning to put makeup on afterwards.

It is my first time to use a serum and with this, I have just realized how important it is to include it in my daily skincare regimen. The product leaves my skin very soft and supple. Every time I apply the product, I notice that my fine lines on my forehead become less visible. But then the tightening effect wears off after a while. Maybe if I use this product regularly for a longer period of time, it would have a more permanent effect. Even so, prevention is better than cure. That is why as early as now, I use anti-aging products to maintain my skin’s firmness and to prevent the appearance of sunspots and wrinkles all over my skin.

I used this product everyday starting December 11 and it has just run out this second week of March. This little bottle really goes a long way! Since I used it for around 90 days, it’s safe to say that it costs less than 10 pesos per day. Not bad for a product that really works great (and which I got for FREE)!  🙂 One more good thing, this product can be used by those with sensitive skin because it is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

So am I repurchasing? Yes, definitely! 🙂

Celeteque DermoScience products are available in Watsons and SM Department Stores nationwide.

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♥ Monique ♥


Etude House: I Need You, Honey! Wash-off Pack

I have had this Etude House Honey Wash-off Pack since December 2012 and today, I got curious enough to try it. 🙂

Etude House Honey Wash-off Pack is a facial massage pack formulated with medical herbs and honey to soften, nourish, and replenish the skin. It comes in a pack of 4 containing extracts of red ginseng, ginseng, angelica, and cactus.

Etude House I Need You, Honey! Wash-off Pack

Etude House I Need You, Honey! Wash-off Pack

Red ginseng is used to increase skin elasticity. Ginseng is used to rejuvenate skin. Angelica extracts help tighten pores and cactus extracts remove skin dirt.

Honey has moisturizing benefits. In fact, it has long been used as a facial moisturizer. It’s just that I find it too sticky to use as a DIY facial mask. Good thing I got this for free. 🙂

Packaging: 12 g per pack (Net Weight of 48 g)

I think the packaging is too cute! It looks like butter! 🙂 Since it comes in smaller packs, it is more hygienic and convenient. All you have to do is open a pack and store the leftover in the refrigerator. 1 pack can last for 3-4 uses.


If you’re interested in purchasing this, you can get this at Etude House for P198.00.

How to Use:

After facial cleaning and prior to toner application, massage pack onto facial surface. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Before Applying the Pack

With the Mask On. Sorry for the super close up shot. Haha!

After using the pack. My face feels so refreshed and I think it looks brighter. 🙂

The Product:

The sample I have contains red ginseng. The wash-off pack has a smooth, viscous, and sticky texture. It does not have a very strong smell. It is easy to apply. I am amazed how easily it glided on my skin… and I’m happy to say that I probably used just one-fourth of the pack. I can use what’s left the following days. 🙂 After leaving it on for 10 minutes, just wash it off with warm water. It’s a bit sticky so it takes a while to remove everything.

By the way, make sure you use a head band to prevent the product from sticking to your hair when you apply it.

What I love:

After applying the product, my skin immediately felt soft and moisturized. Honey does wonders to the skin. It is easy to use. It smells good and my skin feels so refreshed. I also love their cute packaging and it is so affordable!

Since the product costs P198 for a pack of 4, and you can use 1 pack for up to 4 times, it’s like you just spent around P12 for a moisturized skin. 🙂 So cool, right?

What I don’t love:

After washing it off, somehow the moisturizing effect was rinsed off as well. The effect is short-acting compared to the other moisturizers that I use.

Will I repurchase?

Maybe. I just love Etude House products! Even though this product is not as remarkable as the others I have tried, I will still keep on purchasing their products. 🙂


Do you have any suggestions on which products I should review next? Just let me know, okay? 🙂


♥ Monique ♥

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