Friday, February 21, 2014

Review : NuCerity Skincerity Nightly Breathable Masque

This is my first time I came across this brand NuCerity which is originated from USA and recently they have just entered the Malaysian market. Skincerity Nightly Breathable Masque one of their star product promises to help our skin feel smoother and look younger in just days. 

Introduction of what Skincerity is all about

Skincerity claims that they are the world’s only cosmetic product with patented Breathable Barrier technology that seals in our own natural moisture to deeply hydrate our skin. While the Breathable Barrier holds in moisture, it both infuses antioxidants and allows oxygen molecules to penetrate the barrier to help restore and rejuvenate our skin. In simpler words, they protect and seal in the body’s natural moisture to hydrate the skin. I was also told this can treat all kinds of skin problem including acne, acne scar, pigmentation, fine lines, large pores, and even eczema, rosacea or psoriasis.

A quick look at their main ingredients and their benefits 

1. Acetone - Flash dries off the skin in 2-3 seconds to turn the liquid into a dry, skin barrier, flash dries to create microscopic “skin healthy” breathing pores and deep cleans the skin on contact and keeps bacteria out of the bottle

2. Vitis Vinifera (grape seed oil) - powerful nutrient known to relieve stressed tissues and enhance skin moisturization. Vitis Vinifera contains proanthocyanidins, which are very helpful in diminishing the sun’s drying eff ects and lessening free radical damage

3. Vitamin E - gives antioxidant to the the skin and protect skin from UV damage, reduce the formation of free radicals, and further strengthen the skin’s barrier function

4. Patented Polymer - create a thin, flexible Breathable Barrier masque that works for hours and functions much like your own skin.

5. Fragrance - their fragrance is extracted from apple hence it's unlikely to irritate the skin

ACETONE, yes I know those that they used in nail polish remover. I was shocked when I first found out they are using Acetone in their mask. However I was told that the the Acetone used in the mask is pharmaceutical grade and not same with those in nail polish, and it evaporates to the air after 3 seconds and it doesn't go into your bloodstream. To be honest, I wasn't very convinced so I went to my look for my best friend Mr. Google and  found this in Wikipedia
Acetone is produced and disposed of in the human body through normal metabolic processes. It is normally present in blood and urine. 
Acetone is used in a variety of general medical and cosmetic applications and is also listed as a component in food additives and food packaging. Dermatologists use acetone with alcohol for acne treatments to peel dry skin.  
Acetone is commonly used in chemical peeling. Common agents used today for chemical peels are salicylic acid, glycolic acid, 30% salicylic acid in ethanol, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Prior to chemexfoliation, the skin is cleaned and excess fat removed in a process called defatting. Acetone, Septisol, or a combination of these agents is commonly used in this process.
Initially I was quite sceptical to use Acetone on my face but after reading the above facts from Wikipedia, I feel a little more convinced to give this Skincerity Nightly Breathable Masque a try. 

The instruction to use is pretty simple, after cleansing the face at night, just apply on this on our face. 

Just roll on the skin to use. Pretty simple to use without getting our hands dirty

It also can be used alone or with our favourite skincare products. Do note that if you are applying your usual serum & moistures, do make sure your skincare is fully absorbed and skin is dry before applying this.

My first try is to swipe it on my hand, the first thing I smell is Acetone. The scent is really really strong. 

And within seconds, it dried up. We can either leave it overnight like suggested or removed after 15-30 minutes (up to your preference)

Actually you may notice Skincerity has already begun to “lift ” a little bit especially after leaving it for a while . I know most of us will be tempted to peel it off but please do not do that because that is not the right way to remove the mask. It would be painful & very drying.

Instead gently massaging the skin’s surface with warm water, soap or cleanser. Use a towel or Dermal-Cloth (which was provided) to remove any remaining film. While removing Sincerity, it would actually helps to slough off dead skin cells and impurities from our skin.

After trying on hand, definitely I took out my courage to try it on my face.

My review on Skincerity Nightly Breathable Masque

When I rolled Skincerity on my face, I got hold my breathe for a few seconds to let the acetone evaporated to the air (... left me breathless!) because the smell of the Acetone is pretty strong. And in fact I was sneezing a few times after that because I have really sensitive nose. The smell of Acetone faded away after a while and by then the masque on my face is already dry up. The roller was pretty easy to use but you got to be fast with your hands because you supposed to hold your breath as you are rolling it on your face remembered?

On some areas on my cheek which are more sensitive I feel a tingling session however it was gone after a while. My face feel tight once the masque is dried up. It feels like those peel off mask, where you not suppose no talk or laugh... or you will create more fine lines on the face. I think that's why they suggested to apply this before sleeping (unless you talk in your sleep).  

After 30 minutes, I decided to remove it with the given Dermal cloth. Some masque on my forehead stuck on my hair and it is a hassle to remove it ( so you got to be careful where you apply). As this masque is not dis-solvable, remember to picked up from the basin and throw it at the dustbin. After washing it off, I do feel my skin feel softer and firmer. And when I look in the mirror I do see my skin feel brighter by a little bit and pores appeared smaller. I wonder if I have left it overnight, the result would more drastic. 

Note : My usual my advice is if you have sensitive skin, do a patch test before using this on your face . If the Acetone scent is not that strong that will actually trigger my sensitive nose,  I would actually try it a few more times to see if it will really lighten my pigmentations.

As NuCerity is a MLM company from USA, the prices for Skincerity Nightly Breathable Masque differs for non-member, member and preferred customer. For now, the price is fixed in USD and it's floating following the market currency. The pricing will be in fixed in our local currency (RM) once the office in Malaysia is opened in April. 

Each bottle of NuCerity Skincerity Nightly Breathable Masque is weight at 30 ml and lasts approximately 30-40 days with daily use. It's selling at $139.95/bottle (For non-member) and  US$76.95/bottle (For Preferred Customer). Also non-member can buy as preferred customer where they get to sign up for auto-ship so they'll get to continue to enjoy the product even when they forgot to place order when their current product is going to finish soon.

For Member, there are different packages: 
- Personal Pack (2 bottles Skincerity) = US$130 
- Business Pack (8 bottles Skincerity) = US462 
- Builder Pack (16 bottles Skincerity) = US840
(Note : The packages above can only be purchased during the initial 28 days after joining as a member. After that, they can only purchase bulk order which is on a different pricing or maintain an autoship with 2 bottles of Skincerity every month.)

For more info how to buy Skincerity Nightly Breathable Masque in Malaysia check out the link here

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