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Dealing with my pesky red dots: Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel and Concealer

I had a good experience with Celeteque Hydration Facial Moisturizer. So, I wanted to try and buy more of their stuff. Specifically their acne solutions line.

So, on our weekly mall trip, I made it a point to go to the drugstore and look for the products. I am looking for their acne spot corrector gel and their concealer that I hoped would make my pesky red dots invisible.

A quick run to the drugstore, and a bee line to the counter. I got both products!

Here are my thoughts on the items, after two weeks of daily use.

this product is worth buying

this product is worth buying

Their acne spot corrector gel is effective. I used it twice a day after washing my face and putting on toner. (my soap and toner are formulated by my dermatologist)

On the first 3 days of use, I did not see any difference on my pimple other than the pimple not swelling, and that once the gel is applied on the pimple/s it doesn’t sting. The gel also has a pleasant smell that I love! No chemical smell.

I normally use erythromycin gel for my pimples as prescribed by my dermatologist. Using erythromycin leaves the pimple redder and bigger overnight. I think it is because the erythromycin speeds up the pimple to dry and empty itself of its “head”.

So, It was a surprise for me that Celeteque’s acne spot corrector gel does not work the same way as the erythromycin gel that I am used to. Celeteque’s acne spot corrector gel minimizes the swelling on the first three days and by the fourth day you can experience mild peeling of the skin, which goes on till the seventh day then you will see the pimple would now be just a light brown spot. If the pimple is a bit big, the redness will not go away. But Celeteque’s acne spot corrector gel does not make the pimple redder (color intensity). It will just stay the same red color. I appreciated that as I am very conscious about the number of red spots on my face already.

fair skinned people need NOT buy

NOT FOR FAIR SKINNED PEOPLE

So, I also tested Celeteque’s Concealer, hoping that it will hide my pesky red dots.

Sadly it was much too dark for me. Too bad they have no tester/s on display.

this is how dark the concealer is on me.

this is how dark the concealer is on me. max fail.

Had I known that it will be too orange-y/ dark, I would not shell out for it. (For reference, my skin is NC20-25 on MAC.) I can’t use it. Such a waste. 

Hopefully they come up with a lighter shade for their concealer, and a bigger size for their acne spot corrector gel.

Price? Celeteque’s acne spot corrector gel goes for 169php, and the Concealer 269php.

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the product. This is not a sponsored post, I paid for this (from) my own pocket.


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Celeteque Hydration Facial Moisturizer: thankful for this find

Since the cold months are here, I noticed something different. My skin is dryer than the usual. On my mind I was thinking finally, a rest from oily-ness! Maybe my pimples would be minimized. *wishful thinking…

But no, three weeks later, my skin felt like sand paper.

On my scheduled derma visit, I asked my derma about my sandpaper skin.

I was told to use a facial moisturizer, I was skeptic because I might get more pimples! I used to have a lot of products as part of my regimen. Hmmm… must not forget to write about my acne journey/products I used before. 

I have used moisturizers before and honestly, they sometimes felt thick, and too much for the humid climate we have. I was advised to use Cetaphil facial moisturizer. So, off I got to the nearest drugstore and proceeded to get a moisturizer. When, the bill came up. My jaw hit the floor. The Cetaphil facial moisturizer (250ml) is priced at 700+php. After shelling out for the derma treatment plus some derma made medicines, I am not going to shell out that much. Because if I did, I might as well give up my lunch for a week.

RC Celeteque Hydration Facial Moisturizer

I looked at the counters and saw Celeteque Hydration Facial Moisturizer.

I hurriedly looked at the price. For 50ml it goes for 120php. Not bad.

I quickly took photos of the two products side by side with clear close ups of the ingredients and hurried back to my derma, explaining my dilemma to my derma. It took 10 mins of waiting and yes, I was given the Go signal to swap the prescribed brand to Celeteque.

So, I used it twice a day. And googled about the Celeteque brand. I learned that it is made by Unilab, a local brand and they actually made specific celeteque lines to address different needs of people’s skin! I even took their skin analyzer test.  Take the test for yourself here. 

I have been using the moisturizer for a week now. My skin is not as rough as last week. Doesn’t feel as dry as before!

It did not give me a breakout. My pimple population stayed the same. Lols. And it also a gel type moisturizer, does not feel thick or sticky. That factor is a major plus for me.

I’m happy about it. And currently contemplating on getting more of their products.

Provided my derma allows me.

 

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the product. This is not a sponsored post, I paid for this (from) my own pocket.