Wednesday, June 12, 2013

b.liv skin Oil Levitate Gel Review

"Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review purposes in exchange for my honest opinion after trying it out." Complete disclosure here

Hello, lovelies~ As most of you may already know, I am an oil slick when it comes to my face. I mean, I have very oily skin up to the point that America may as well invade my face and pay me the profits, hahaha. That being said, I am always on the look out for moisturizers that have a good oil control because I tend to mix them up with foundations to make tinted moisturizers. Yep, I still do that because there are days when I can't be bothered to wear foundation.

Okay, enough with the ranting and plot about America invasion for oil on my face. A few weeks back, I was contacted by b.liv skin to do a review on their moisturizer that is formulated for oily skin (like mine!) called Oil Levitate Gel. After trying it out for two weeks, here is my take on it.

The moisturizer came in a separate box that is covered with a plastic sleeve. The box has descriptions as well as the ingredients list printed on it. It also has its manufacture date along with an expiry date.

Once out of the box, the moisturizer is packed inside a white opaque pump bottle that is secured with an opaque white cap. On the third lower portion of the bottle is a yellow stripe that has the name of the product printed in black ink.

I'm glad to see that it doesn't contain any fragrance, which is one of the most potent irritant that can be found in beauty products nowadays. However, the scent of the gel is a bit fruity, more like citrusy with a little hint of floral. You can see the complete list of ingredients in the table below. 

The consistency of the moisturizer is quite runny compared to other moisturizers that are formulated for oily skin. It resembles water that has been mixed with a little bit of jelly since it is a transparent liquid.

It is recommended to use a pump or two to moisturize the whole face. However, I do feel that it is a bit much for my face, so I use half a pump and spread it all over my face

The moisturizer feels a bit sticky during the first few seconds while I'm spreading it, but once it's blended out it feels smooth and non-sticky. The picture below shows me applying the gel moisturizer without washing my face first, so you'll be able to see that it gives a semi-matte finish on my very oily skin. I like using this when I'm certain I will be staying home that day inside my very cold room. It feels lightweight on my face, which is always a plus for me. 

As for oil control, I started to notice shine of my forehead after 2 hours of using this product alone. It's not that great in oil control for my very oily skin. I think if you have combination skin, it'll be good for you since it still contain sodium hyaluronate so the dry areas will still be moisturized. However, my oil production seemed to stay the same, but I've only been using it for two weeks, so I'll update you if there are any changes in my oil production. ^_^

Overall, I think this is a good moisturizer for those who have combination skin to oily skin types because it does give a semi-matte finish and controls the shine on my face. Surprisingly, it has only a few handful of ingredients as opposed to other moisturizers that has tons of ingredients in them. It's great to see that it doesn't contain any Fragrance, so it may suit even sensitive skin. I was thinking of using this as a primer, so I'll let you know how that goes. ^_^ 

If you would like to know more about the product, you can click on the name below and it will bring you to the website of the product.

b.liv by Cellnique Oil Levitate Gel 

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  1. wah udah berminyak setelah 2 jam, tapi gel selalu lebih oke untuk muka berminyak daripada cream

    1. Iya, Ren, kayanya lebih cocok buat yang combination skin dibanding VERY oily skin ^_^

  2. wah, tekturnya keihatan ringan ya. Kulitku juga berminyak jadi aq juga menghindari pelembab yg creamy ato rich gitu.