Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector Review

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Price: CAD24.99
Volume: 30ml

Continuing with my Marcelle haul, I’ve test run this fragrance-free serum ever since I picked it up in Vancouver and I’ve used it twice a day on its own before my moisturizer as well as after my ANR II face serum. As a skin perfector, this product claims to make my skin:

  1. more hydrated
  2. glowier
  3. more even-toned
  4. brighter

In addition, this Skin Perfector is supposed to also help:

  • tighten pores
  • eliminate dark spots and scars
  • improve skin’s texture
  • reduce fine lines

Available at any drugstore that stocks Marcelle or on the company’s website directly, the packaging is your standard squeeze tube with an interesting soft red tip, which you can use to apply the product directly to your skin as opposed to just squeezing out the serum into your palms and then massaging it onto your face. I chose to incorporate this serum after my ANR II face serum as I use that as an all-round base serum before adding any other potent serum-based products; upon squeezing out a dime-sized amount of the serum and massaging it into my skin, I noticed that the texture of the product is of a thicker, white lotion variety but it doesn’t leave any oily residue behind; the Skin Perfector absorbs quickly and immediately my skin looked and felt fresher, silky smooth and well-hydrated. As such, in a drier climate, I would use this in the morning as well before my daily moisturizer and sunscreen as added hydration; whenever I used this in the morning, my makeup looked a little more luminous and dewier than usual; if you’re not a dewy-look kind of person, I would try this out at night to see whether you’d like it on your skin in the morning.

All in all, although this product is hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and safe for sensitive skins, there are silicones in it, so if you’re not a fan of those then I would approach with caution. I feel that this is a great beginner serum for those with sensitive skin and would like to start including a serum into their skincare routine; I have yet to see the results with dark spots and scar elimination, but I can definitely vouch for the hydration, radiance and skin texture aspect as it’s only been a little more than a week and already my skin feels glowy and happy <3


Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel Review

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Price: CAD12.99
Volume: 350ml

This was so soothing on my sensitive, combination-dry skin during my stay here in Canada, I’m not even joking. As a really mild and non-foaming facial cleanser, which is also gentle enough to be used on the eyes to efficiently remove makeup, this cleansing gel is enriched with aloe vera and glycerin, where the cleansing strength is strong yet it also protects the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

I first started with Marcelle’s BB Cream because it’s recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association, which is excellent news for people with sensitive skin concerns. This time around, Marcelle’s Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel also bears the official seal of recognition of the Canadian Dermatology Association‘s Skin Health Program; to be recognized by the CDA, products must:

  • be fragrance-free and non-comedogenic
  • tested under dermatological control
  • have a low potential for irritation
  • does not contain the most common contact allergens

In terms of usage, I tried it out in two ways where I would massage the cleanser onto my mug full of makeup and then I would either:

  1. wipe off the makeup with tissue or
  2. rinse it all away with lukewarm water

I’ll note here that you can use the cleansing gel over eyelids and lashes to remove (light) eye makeup, but I simply prefer not to because I’m used to using a separate eye makeup remover.

I love that this is super gentle on my skin, yet it still cleanses properly and thoroughly. This cleanser is suitable for any skin type, especially for sensitive and dehydrated skin. In addition, I like the fact that it has no fragrance, parabens, sulfates, oils or soap in its formula. For the price point this product is set at, the amount that you get is quite substantial and it can last for quite a while, especially if you like changing up your cleansing products every now and then based on your skin’s concerns and needs. Furthermore, having the CDA seal of approval puts me at ease knowing this product has been extensively and is safe for people with sensitive skin. Finally, I love how Marcelle has easy, no-fuss packaging; in particular, I love how the pump is one of those where you turn it to lock and unlock the pump, which makes it actually travel friendly, despite its rather cumbersome size. I’m quite happy that I was able to test run it here in Vancouver and bring it back to Hong Kong knowing that the pump is locked and I won’t have the product spilled everywhere in my suitcase.

All in all, this is definitely going to be in my shopping cart the next time I need to stock up with this cleanser either online or in stores <3

Vancouver Haul (Part 1): Marcelle & Sephora

Vancouver Haul (Part 1): Marcelle & Sephora

On Boxing Day, I went a little crazy when I landed at Sephora during my shopping trip out in downtown Vancouver. 1.5 hours later and it was a done deal:

  1. Smashbox Primer Water
  2. Smashbox Photofinish Primer
  3. Smashbox Telephoto Face Brush
  4. Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit
  5. Smashbox BB Water Foundation
  6. Smashbox Halo Perfecting Powder
  7. Smashbox BB Cream Concealer
  8. Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzer

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In addition, back in July 2015, I’d ordered a couple items from Marcelle since I couldn’t get this amazing Canadian brand in Hong Kong:

  1. Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector
  2. Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel
  3. Marcelle DD Cream
  4. Marcelle BB Cream
  5. Marcelle BB Roll-on Concealer

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Reviews to follow later <3

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