[Beauty Review] Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System ❤

Calling all Mary Kay fans! 

The new MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System is finally here! This complete regimen targets the translucency, brightness, purity, even-looking tone and hydration of your skin. And this is exactly what most women are looking for in a set of skincare product! The proprietary blend of edelweiss extract, algae extract and vegetable amino acids helps to reduce the dark spots appearance by targeting the melanin in our skin. 

Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System range (:
So, what is the function of the signature ingredients?
  • Edelweiss extract - Targets melanin which helps reducing skin discolouration
  • Algae extract - Diminish skin discolouration by targeting melanin
  • Vegetable amino acids - Brighten the skin, improve overall skin tone evenness and diminish visible dark spots on skin.
  • Shitake Mushroom extract (in all products except Ultimate Serum) - contains specific enzyme which helps purifying our skin. 

MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System has been tested on Asian skin for its effectiveness and all provides immediate boost in hydration and brightening benefits which is retained over long period of time. This skincare range comes in five products:
  • Ultimate Serum
  • Foaming Cleanser
  • Freshener
  • Mask
  • Ultimate Cream 
The products are suitable for all types of skin - dry, normal, combination or oily skin - and deem gentle and non-irritating on the skin.  

Most often, people associate brightening products with drying to the skin but fret not. The Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System is developed to be hydrating as well as brightening your skin! All thanks to the Ultimate Cream that sustain the moisture level all day coupling with the Ultimate Serum which adds on to the hydration.

Looking into the products individually:

Foaming Cleanser (RSP: RM 129 / 100ml)
Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Foaming Cleanser
As claimed, the cleanser indeed removes the impurities on the skin and it does not leave the skin too dry after washing. The skin feels smooth and clean unlike other facial cleanser which strips off even the moisture leaving the skin too dry and peeling.

The cleanser has a creamy texture and it lathers easily with small amount of water. A small amount of the cleanser is sufficient to cleanse the whole face. The scent of the cleanser is mild and refreshing smelling like cucumber extract.

Freshener (RSP: RM 129 / 100ml)
Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Freshener
The freshener functions as a toner which further refreshes my face. The watery essence gives instant boost in hydration leaving the skin soft and supple. The toner absorbs into the skin rapidly and immediately brighten the skin. The freshener is gentle to the skin and does not leave my skin feeling oily or greasy.

Ultimate Serum (RSP: RM350 / 30ml)
Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™Ultimate Serum
This tiny yet powerful serum is the best product in this range. It contains Hexylresorcinol which targets glutathione, an important antioxidant for the purification process of the skin and pigmentations on the skin surface. As we mature, the production rate of glutathione decreases which is also impacted by daily stress and the increasing exposure to the environmental pollutants. The glutathione affects the melanocytes, which is accountable for the pigmentation on the skin. The fusion of maritime pine and white birch extracts in the serum also helps to target melanin.

This serum only requires a small amount to experience its full benefits. It is easy to apply as it spreads across the skin easily and evenly. The serum absorbs immediately into the skin, leaving the skin feeling bouncy and smooth. Be sure to apply around your neck too! :D

Ultimate Cream (RSP: RM 180 / 30ml)
Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Ultimate Cream
This cream works exactly as it claims! The moisture is retained for 24 hours if I apply both during the day and at night. The most obvious effect is the next morning where I wake up to hydrated skin.

The instant absorption capacity provides immediate hydrating effects, leaving the skin feeling moisturised and soft. This cream is perfect for the Malaysia weather which is currently hot and dry. However, the texture is rather creamy, causing the skin to be slightly sticky but it isn't too obvious to bring discomfort.

Mask (RSP: RM 169 / 85ml)
Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ Mask
What most people are looking for when it comes to mask is the ease in rinsing off and this mask is able to deliver that element! The rinsing isn't too messy and isn't time consuming. This mask immediately boosts the luminosity and radiance in my skin which then increases the skin vitality.

It evens out the skin tone in combination with soft- and smooth-feeling skin. Visible discolouration on the skin can also be tackled with this product.

After using the mask! :D 
Overall, the stickiness of the moisturiser is compensated by the instant and long-lasting hydration. Staying in air-conditioned room for extended hours no longer a concern with this product. This product range is PERFECT for people with dry skin.

Results after using Mary Kay MelaCEP Plus+™ in one application (:
Besides skincare products, Mary Kay also has its own cosmetic range. Do check it out at their website: Mary Kay Malaysia.

Mary Kay's MelaCEP Plus+™ Luminous System products are dermatologically tested and has been clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. They suitable for sensitive skin and specially formulated for Asian skin. 

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