Thursday, 3 April 2014

Review : Clinicell Oral Skincare

Let's see whether it works for me!
Alright, let's face it. It is truly an Asian 'thing' when it comes to 'whitening', 'brightening' or 'having a fair skin'. To a handful, it may be their ideal skintone : Light or Fair  for various reasons. When growing up with a Disney Princess Snow White, whose skin is "as white as snow, as red as blood and as black as the wood in this frame", I had always wanted to have fair skin and black hair but I guess we can't have everything our little heart desires. Or can we? *smiles*

Well, this post is for you if you are looking for an effective and easy way to achieve such skintone! Read more after the jump. 

About Clinicell Oral Skincare
Founded by Mona Shafitri Muhammad Yusoff Irham, alongside with the Head of Research & Development of CLINICELL - Major (Rtd) Dr. Jill Nur Mohamad Najib. The contributing factor to their dedication in developing their first and an all-rounder product - CLINICELL Oral Skincare Anti-Aging & Whitening Essence is that they found women has become daily victims of beauty & health products, which most of the products contains prohibited or harmful substances.  

It came to their realization that the importance of beauty & health products are that it is safe to use or consume. They refuse to conform their product using materials or substances that maybe harmful and strived to use only best, natural, and HALAL ingredients in their product. After several years and series of studies, CLINICELL was finally launched in November 2013. It gained recognition from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Jakim (Halal) and GMP. Their mission is "to help as many users as possible with a positive value, effectiveness and healing by natural sources of nutrition for Beauty and Health." 
  • Certified Halal by Jakim
  • High rate of absorption 
  • 100% safe and effective
  • The effect can be seen on the entire body because it is taken orally (eat/drink)
  • 6000 times more potent than Vitamin C
  • 800 times stronger than CoQ10
  • 550 times stronger than Vitamin E
  • 75 times more potent than Alpha lipoic acid
  • 40 times stronger than Beta Carotene
  • Tastes of oranges 

Clinicell Oral Skincare's Nutritional Values 
  • Anti-aging
  • Encourages the production of collagen in the body
  • Clears skin
  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Firms up the skin
  • Protects against UV rays
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduce skin pigmentation and acne
  • Helps strengthens the hair
  • Relieves joint and muscle pain 
  • Strengthens brittle nails
  • Removes toxins from the body
  • Helps prevent cancer and other diseases related to the cell such as Parkinson's and Stroke

Packaging
First off, I love how the product comes sealed with a transparent, plastic cling wrap to ensure that it is not tampered or opened. If you received it without a transparent plastic cling wrap on your product, please return it and request for a new one (just to be safe). It comes in a light blue coloured box with 15 sachets, each containing 15 grams of powder formula of CLINICELL Oral Skincare Anti-Aging & Whitening Essence. The sachets are easy to tear open and quite hassle-free

Another plus point is, that the important details such as the ingredients, usage instructions, and recommended dosage comes in both languages, English and Bahasa Malaysia. The expiry date is clearly printed and easy to see. 

Consumption
I do agree with CLINICELL that it tastes and smells of oranges but my sensitive nose could still taste or smell the fishy scent. The fishy scent, however, I personally think the fishy scent is not a turn off as it is not very strong or potent. The orange extract masks the scent about 85% (?). 

The recommended dosage is 1-2 sachets a day/night and to be consumed 30 minutes before breakfast or before bedtime for maximum results. I opted for the latter, as it was easier for me to remember consuming it 30 minutes before bedtime everyday for two weeks. I did not miss any days during the two weeks of consumption as I would like to see the maximum results it can acheive in the 2 weeks time frame.

Preparation
The instructions says:
"Empty content of sachet into 150ml of lukewarm water (40'c - 60'c) or cold water. Stir and serve." 

On the first day of consumption, I actually measured and warmed the water. *facepalm* Haha! I have tried cold water as well but I would recommend lukewarm water as it would help to dissolve the product better and faster.

Overall, it is easy as ONE - TWO - THREE.
ONE - Empty content of sachet into cup.
TWO - Add about half a cup of lukewarm water into the cup.
THREE - Stir and DRINK UP. 

Front and back of the packaging
Side view of the packaging
Ingredients
  • Fructose 
  • maltodextrin 
  • orange extract 
  • fish collagen 
  • citric acid
  • acerolla cherry 
  • L-gluthathione 
  • malic acid 
  • astaxanthin 
  • permitted flavour 
The bolded ingredients are the active ingredients in CLINICELL ORAL SKINCARE. The information below is taken from the brochure which came in the box : 
Glutathione has been called the "Mother of All Detoxifiers" by renowned wellness experts around the world. There are almost 90,000 medical articles about it. It is extremely important as an essential antioxidant, detoxifies, immune system booster, skin whitening and anti-aging. 
Collagen is a protein present in all the body's organs and tissues. It provides the matrix that sustains the body's structure. Collagen's main function is to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness and elasticity to their structures. Maximizing collagen levels will keep skin supple.  
Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful anti-oxidant, whitening and anti-aging. It has been shown to protect the body's largest organ, the skin. The studies are clear and consistent and show excellent results for helping with skin moisture levels, smoothness, elasticity, fine wrinkles, and spots or freckles. 
Acerola Cherry (Malpighia glabra), also known as Barbados cherry or wild crapemyrtle, is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae, native to the West Indies and northen South America and also cultivated in India. Acerola has been studies in the laboratory and has been found to be a powerful antioxidant and have anti-cancer potential. Acerola contains polyphenols and vitamin C. 
Experience
This is my first time using a skincare orally. Yes, I was skeptical at first but decide to try as I was desperate to bring back my previous complexion which required minimal or no makeup at all. During my second and third year in university, my skin worsen and now its slowly (very slowly) regaining back to its former condition. It is not to say I have a flawless skin, but a skin which I found no or very little fault with. 

But having countless of whiteheads, blackheads and pimples with big, opened pores - I feel insecure with my skin and always feel that I need to put makeup on whenever I go out. A big thank you to HiShop for providing the opportunity to test out CLINICELL ORAL SKINCARE. 

I consumed all 15 sachets, 30 minutes before bedtime for two weeks and throughout the duration I did not experience any negative reactions towards the product. Since I only consumed CLINICELL ORAL SKINCARE for only 2 weeks or 15 days to be exact, I noticed only 2 out of 9 benefits after consumption which is my skin looks fairer and felt that my skin's ability to hydrate itself. The pictures below shows the Before consumption and After consumption. 





Conclusion
Based on the pictures, my skin problems (pimples, etc) reduced a little but some came back again due to period/lack of sleep/lack of water, etc. But overall, my skin looks fairer and my skin look less tired or dull. I was surprised to see the difference in the Before and After pictures. If I were to continue the skincare for another two weeks, I would like to believe that there will be a more significant results. 

CLINICELL provided some tips on enhancing their ORAL SKINCARE's effects which are:
  1. Drink 8 glasses of water
  2. Reduce or quit smoking
  3. Eat a lot of vegetables, fruits and nuts such as broccoli, blackberry, blueberry, walnut and pecan. 
  4. Exercise and live a healthy life 

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Well, that's all from me now. I hope you found this review useful and informative. 

Have you tried this product? If yes, how did it fare for you? If no, would you like to try it?
I would love to hear from you in the comments below!

Love,
Sarah :)

Disclaimer : This review is brought to you by HiShop. The sponsored product does not affect my honest and personal experience and the thoughts are my own. 

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