[REVIEW] Celimax The Real Noni Hydra Firming Lotion

Celimax sent over for my thoughts is the The Real Noni Hydra Firming Lotion – another product in their Noni line! This new lotion follows the Noni Moisturising Toner I’ve also reviewed on my blog.

I don’t usually have a lotion step in my routine so this was additional.

My routines usually look like:
cleanse – tone – serum (optional) – moisturise, so with this lotion it was now:
cleanse – tone – serum (optional) – lotion – moisturise.

Key ingredients:
42.75% Noni extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Adenosine. Contains fragrance.

Thoughts:
Similar to the Noni Toner, this has a rosemary scent to it.

Texture wise, it has a light gel feel. Does not look green on the skin. Unfortunately, I didn’t like how it sat on my skin after application. Perhaps I’m just not used to the additional step in my routine. It sits slightly tacky on the skin before being absorbed, before I can layer moisturiser or SPF on top. It almost feels as heavy as the Cerave Daily Moisturising Lotion I’ve been using as my day-time moisturiser.

In terms of this lotion’s firming and anti-aging claims, I didn’t see any changes in my skin’s appearance over the month I used it. However, I think it has helped with my skin’s hydration in recent weeks. I don’t see any dry patches on my face’s usual areas at all during the time I used this.

Overall, I’ve learnt that I’m not a lotion gal, it feels like an unnecessary step in Singapore’s heat & humidity that my oily/combi skin can skip. If you’re thinking of checking one out, this newly released lotion is currently sold out internationally. Celimax is working to restock it asap.

Use tip: I removed the original stopper of the bottle so that I get more product out effortlessly, works great!