If you are reading this and you go…what Fiona? More brightening again? Yes. You have follow me long enough to know that I am obsessed with anything whitening or brightening. This is the only thing I am very Asian about 😉
To further elongate my 5-dimension luminosity, I switched up to Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System quite recently. To be quite honest, it took me some time to get used to this new range. Slowly but surely, I picked up the pace and started to understand why fellow blogger friends has been loving it. The whole MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System was designed for Asian skin to address a whole new level of luminosity benefits including translucency, brightness, purity, even-looking tone, and hydration.
MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Foaming Cleanser (RM 129 / 100ml)
The Foaming Cleanser surprises me the most. It does not contain any fragrance scent and to one extend it smells like watermelon (to me). The MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Foaming Cleanser itself are very creamy and foams up pretty well. I like that it creates a creamy foam, which is hydrating on the skin despite being a brightening cleanser. What I like the most is when I used it in the morning. My skin never look so soft and bright with any other cleanser. It cleans well without the squeakily dry feeling.
MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Freshener (RM 129 / 100ml)
It’s toner on the other hand is known as Freshener. They are basically the same, just named differently 😀 . With this toner, I like to soak up a whole cotton pad. I find that it is very watery and not as sticky as other toner, which I LOVE. I hate toner that gives me that heavy, sticky feeling. Not with this MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Freshener. Which is why I like a whole wet cotton pad for all over the face as I like my skin to be slightly damp before applying serum. It does freshen up the skin as it said, does not have any alcohol scent to it (brownie points for this) and gentle enough for day and night use.
MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Ultimate Serum (RM 350 / 30ml)
Whitening or brightening products are known to be drying to the skin except that Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+ Luminous System has been specifically developed to include products such as Ultimate Serum to conditions skin without drying it out and Ultimate Cream that provides all-day moisturization when used day and night.
MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Ultimate Serum contains key ingredients such as Hexylresorcinol — shown to target glutathione (vital to the skin’s purification process) and the accumulation of pigment on the skin’s surface. Many of us are not aware that as we gets older, our body’s production of glutathione starts to decrease. Stress and environmental pollutants can also deplete its levels. In addition, glutathione can impact melanocytes, which are responsible for melanin that can appear on the skin. Therefore, Mary Kay includes another key ingredient in the serum – Maritime pine and white birch extracts to target melanin.
This serum I like the most. It is very serum-y and absorbed fast into the skin. One pump actually does not dispense a lot of product so for me I like to use at least two pumps per usage for all over the face and neck. Same as every other products within the MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System range, it does not contain any artificial fragrance. As you know, brightening products can be very fragrant. So do expect this to not smell as fragrant as others but neutral.
MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Ultimate Cream (RM 180 / 30ml)
The Ultimate Cream on the other hand was not my favourite at first because I was not sure if this will goes well with my makeup in the day. It turns out all was good! Mary Kay designed this cream to provide a 24-hours hydration when used day and night. What I do like about this cream is that no matter how much I apply, it does not feel sticky or heavy. And you know I can go very heavy handed with my cream. The texture kinda feels like gel-cream. It has quickly become one of my favourite as I find this MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Ultimate Cream works efficiently when paired with Ultimate Serum. All the acne scars from previous breakout before this review were all gone!
MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Mask (RM 169/ 85 ml)
The mask in the range is everyone’s favourite. It is one of mine too as I like cream mask compared to sheet mask. Usually cream mask is harder to rinse off and MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System Mask is the only mask I have used that rinses off in no time. After rinsing, you would see a significantly brighter and softer skin. It does not leave my skin dry and tight. Instead it feels like any other hydrating cream mask I used before.
There will be no Before and After photo this time around because I just got off another whitening skincare and you may not see any major wow if I do put a comparison photo. After all, both is from within the same skin targeting range. What this MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System does for me is to further brighten my skin’s luminosity from within. It works. And more. When I stopped the other whitening skincare range, I still have some acne marks on my jawline, chin and upper lip. Now those marks are lighten.
Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System contain patent-pending proprietary blend of ingredients that are capable of delivering powerful brightening benefits. These ingredients includes:
- Edelweiss extract: to target melanin in helping diminish discoloration on the skin.
- Algae extract: targets melanin and helps reduce the appearance of discoloration on the skin’s surface.
- Vegetable amino acids: to significantly improve the brightness of skin, the overall evenness of skin tone, and reduce the visible contrast of dark spots on the skin so they are less noticeable.
If you’re looking for something affordable and effective brightening skincare range that works by boosting skin luminosity and translucency, brightens skin, helps skin to look more purified, having a more even toned complexion, improve, regain and maintain skin clarity as well as dramatically enhances skin’s overall appearance, do give Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System a try 😉
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.