Hey guys, I’m back doing beauty reviews! Apart from having my hands full, I stopped using makeup after giving birth. I don’t feel my best most days and was not motivated to beat this face any further. But I’ve slowly dropped the extra weight and started feeling like my old self again.
No, I haven’t piled on the makeup but I focused on skincare even more. After giving birth, my skin was a sad mess but slowly, the dry patches were gone (I will write a separate post on how I restored my skin post-pregnancy). But my skin looked lackluster, the pores are larger, and I feel like my skin has become blotchy. That’s why I’ve been searching for the right product to even out my skin tone, brighten my skin, and minimize the pores.
Thankfully, my sister, who is an even better skincare junkie than yours truly, gave me this toner as a pasalubong: DR. Ci Labo Labo Labo Super-Keana Lotion!
Darlings, I say this with no exaggeration at all, you need this is in your life. The results are the reason why I felt compelled to do these product reviews again. This product also inspired me to take better care of my skin and shop for similar products.
What is it: DR. Ci Labo Labo Labo Super-Keana Lotion
According to the brand, Super-Keana Lotion “tackles the pores from all fronts, to make them tight, upright and invisible to the eye. This is a lightweight toner that unclogs the pores, refines the skin texture, and hydrates the skin:
UNCLOG – with AHA and Lactic Acid
TIGHTEN – with Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid SHIELD – with Pore Care Complex Blackheads are formed when the pore is clogged.
The DR. Ci Labo Labo Labo Super-Keana Lotion is enriched with water-soluble collagen and hyaluronic acid that give the skin a youthful, smoother appearance.
It has a refreshing orange scent and a cooling effect on the skin. I typically steer clear off orange-scented products because the fragrance triggers my migraine but this one has a light, pleasant smell.
The toner itself (the Japanese call it a “lotion”) looks like your average toner. It feels and looks like water. Just soak a cotton pad with the stuff, spread the product all over the skin after cleansing, and then leave the cotton pad on your problem areas. In my case, it’s my nose and chin, I have blackheads and whiteheads on these areas. I just leave the damp cotton pad on for a good 2 minutes and then follow up with my moisturizer.
Quality and Packaging
My sister got me one in a limited release packaging. She said that the product is often paired with other skincare products. The lotion came with a full-sized Neutrogena sunscreen spray, which I thought was so cool!
The product itself is housed in a simple plastic bottle with a silver screw cap. It feels so high in quality, the packaging. It’s not eco-friendly but I am a sucker for great packaging and the Labo Labo brand looks so luxe with this kind of limited release packaging.
I know this will come across as an exaggeration but guys, I’ve only used the DR. Ci Labo Labo Labo Super-Keana Lotion 3 times and already saw results. This is the truth.
I hate posting unflattering pictures but just to show you the difference, here is an unintended before and after (I say this because the BEFORE pic was not intended to be compared with the after pic, it was a random close-up photo that I took in two different times but of the same month) The lighting was the only thing that’s different between these photos. One was taken indoors and the other at the mall.
In the first image, my skin looks rough and dry because it is. It’s not so obvious but I had dark spots also. The sides of my nose, for instance, are discolored. In the other picture, my skin looks smooth, clear, and bright. No makeup on both images, no retouching, no editing, no filter. These are all un-enhanced images.
I was so elated by the results, I literally scoured the four corners of the internet to buy a couple of bottles as a backup. This product is not available in the PH and I didn’t want to get this on Lazada for fears of getting fakes. I got extras from yesstyle.com. If you can hook me up with a local seller, that would be lovely.
A 200 ml. bottle of DR. Ci Labo Labo Labo Super-Keana Lotion retails for PHP1,400+, which I thought was reasonable given that you’re getting a big bottle of the product. A bottle is supposed to last a month or so when it’s used twice daily. I am only using this at night because the stuff is drying.
DR. Ci Labo Labo Labo Super-Keana Lotion has AHAs so it will speed up cell turnover and promote collagen production. The downside is that, it causes dryness, at least initially. Right now, the sides of my nose are peeling but this should go away once my skin has adjusted to the toner.
If you’ve been dealing with the troubles that come with skin-aging, if you have dry, rough, and blotchy skin, you NEED this in your life. I’ve been using this toner for more than two weeks now and the effects have been consistent. I saw and felt the effects just a few days of using this toner, applied once every night.