Monday, May 23, 2011

Celeteque Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 Review

I have said before that i stopped using anything on my face because i'm afraid of breaking out. I only wash my face every now & then & try not to put anything on my face. If you are going to ask me what is the status of my skin right now, i am acne-free already but not blemish-free. 

I have lots of blemishes, sun spots, skin discoloration & worst of all, scars because of my acne. But i am still not using any heavy products to address those problems for i am still concerned that it might start my acne again.

The time when i purchased this, i feel my face becoming dry but oily. Can you imagine that?
It's dehydrated yet oily. Since i still don't want to push my luck by using any face products that has numerous benefits but might make me break out so i decided to go back to using a water-based moisturizer, which is Celeteque. That was the time when i was using Eskinol + Dalacin C to address my acne, but sadly it didn't work for me. :(

I debated if i would be buying the original water-based moisturizer or this with the SPF 15. Since it has become really hot i decided to of course opt for the one with the sun protection. By the way, you can check out my review of the classic Celeteque Moisturizer HERE if you are interested.

I'm not sure if this is still water-based though. Maybe it still is but what's important for me is that it is non-comedogenic & hypoallergenic.

Ingredients list...

I like how the expiration date is clearly seen on the tube so you would know when to ditched this.

It is in white fluid form that is easily absorbed by the skin.

I don't have much to say about this product since again, this doesn't have any claims aside from the hydration & sun protection. It didn't break me out which is good. I will not say that it is fragrance-free though because there is a scent.. it's more of a lotion scent but is not that bad & overwhelming so it's ok with me.

It does a good job in moisturizing the skin. It is quite light & non-greasy which is good especially for those who hate having that slick, heavy feeling that traditional face creams/sunblocks give you.

The sun protection that it provides is not that high though so it's just ok for home use but not enough when you go outdoors. It offers broad spectrum protection UVA/UVB protection so again, it might be enough for home protection. If you are planning for heavy sun exposure just make sure that you go for a higher SPF protection that also has broad spectrum protection.

I can't remember the exact price but as far as i remember it is sold for less than Php 150 so it's not that heavy on the budget.

I'm quite satisfied with this.

  • locally available
  • cheap
  • light & non-greasy
  • hypoallergenic
  • non-comedogenic
  • easily absorbed by the skin
  • expiration date is at the back of the tube so you know when to throw it
  • SPF is not enough
  • might not be available internationally
Will i buy it again?
Most probably i will but since i have a lot of sun protection products to try so i won't yet. But i like how light this feels, seriously! This didn't make me perspire unlike other products so this is a keeper.

I still prefer the classic water-based moisturizer compare to this one but then this is perfect for an everyday use if you are just indoors. Compare to using a moisturizer & a separate sun protection product then this is still preferable for me. 

I hope that this monday will be good for you,honeys!
Jaa ne~!


herroyalbleakness said...

it's good that it didn't break you out, Jem. But basing it on your review, the gel variant is what you prefer better, right?

i know what you mean by having oily skin that's eventually running to becoming a bit on the dry side!!!! im having the same experience! my current antidote is Human heart nature sunflower beauty oil mixed with my topicals. :) i wake up to softer and less dry skin in the AM

MilknCookiie said...

If you are seeking for hydration then maybe it is a good idea to invest in a hyaluronic acid serum. I have used the Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 gel before and it is basically just hyaluronic acid and panthenol (vitamin B5). It is a bit on the pricey side, but perhaps you can find a similar product for a cheaper price.

Remember to choose products with a short and simple ingredients list and try to avoid artificially fragranced products and you should be fine. ^^

♥ Milk

Yen said...

Nice review! I've never tried this one before. And you're right, the SPF isn't enough. But actually, SPF 15 already blocks 95% of the sun's rays. COuld be wrong but I'm pretty sure it's more than 90%. LOL!

makeup,hauls, and anything under the sun! said...

I have some zit scars too, my dermatologist told me to use a face sunblock with spf50 even when i'm just at home. :)

DeBi said...

i've tried the other version and it broke me out (together with the cleanser and toner) for a few days...luckily it stopped.

Im planning of going back to this since lactating season is almost done and I want to say goodbye to my current moisturizer as it feels a little heavy.

nice review...will think about it before buying.


Michelle said...

I love how Celeteque products just sink in to the skin. It's so amazing!

Askmewhats said...

My brother used this and loved this! I haven't tried this variant but I talk to a lot who uses Celeteque and they love it!

Hollie said...

I've been using the plain variant and lovin it. I did see this in the rack but did not get it. I might give this a try. awesome review.

Nina said...

I havent tried anything from Celeteque. My sister tried it a few years ago and it broke her out and ever since I've been scared to try :) Maybe i should! :)

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Pop Champagne said...

mm I got some scars too and so I buy ones with SPF, I'm wearing SPF everyday but my grandma still says I'm getting a tan lol

iann.monzon said...

Hello! Thanks for this review, it seems nice but I think I'll stick to the water-based one..

Btw, you wrote that you have dry but oily skin? I had that before (my skin used to be crazy acne-fied!) but it got balanced when I started using a cleansing oil/makeup remover before washing my face. If you wanna read my review, its here:

iann.monzon said...

That happened to me too, i broke out for a week. Then it became really nice after. Maybe that's how it works? By "resetting" your skin? Haha

Thiamere Brea said...

i do use cleansing oils...i have shu uemura but it's still the same..hehe
it's just dehydrated... hyalauronic acid is great!

Thiamere Brea said...

They say that if you reach that stage, that is when the skin really purge the dirt off of your skin.

Good thing that your skin cleared up!

Mischelivisagar said...

I bought Celeteque in a some drug store and i'm cofuse to use it because I didn't see the expiration on the box or in the bottle. only Manufacturing on 2009. When will be expired?

Mischelivisagar said...

hello..the celeteque toner had an expiration? And how do we know it? Because I bought in some drug store and I found only manufacturing affair on a box last 2009. When will be expire?

Thiamere Brea said...

i read before that toners actually expire a year after opening except when it contains vitamin c on which it won't last for longer than a year.

but i guess if you don't want to waste it maybe you can use it to tone your legs after shaving. i use products that are 'expired' on some parts of my body pag hindi na pwede sa face. gaya ng face mask... i use it on my feet pag sa tingin ko pwede pa naman kahit ko na gagamitin sa face ko.. hahaha!

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