Saturday, 19 April 2014

[Beauty] b.liv - Off With Those Heads Blackheads Sebum Gel & Absolute Matte Japan Silk Mask Review

If you read my previous posts, I did mention I'm a blackhead-removing-addict (lol wtf ikr XD). I used to buy different brands of pore stripes or peeling gel because I love seeing the dirt came out and the smoothness on my skin, especially my nose area! I can't stand when I touched some roughness on top, like this :
Disgusting right?? Are you facing the left side situation or right side's?  Luckily mine is less than left side's. Haha! XD

But I know that using pore stripes too much wouldn't stop me from producing blackheads. It sometimes caused more and gone worst (like causing pimples or holes) if I'm too lazy to continue with the skincare steps!

Thanks to HiShop once again (yup I received lotsa products from them to review recently), I get to try this famous top brand from them which I don't need to peel and peel and peel my blackheads away but still can get rid of them - b.liv by cellnique!

What I received is Off With Those Heads sebum gel and Absolute Matte Mask.

So before we start the review, let me explain to you how does blackhead form so that you won't feel blur while reading my following paragraphs.

Blackheads form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in your skin. Each follicle contains one hair and a sebaceous gland that produces oil, called sebum, which helps keep your skin soft. Dead skin cells and oils collect in the opening to the skin follicle, producing a bump called a comedone. If the skin over the bump stays closed, the bump is called a whitehead. When the skin over the bump opens, exposure to the air causes it to look black and a blackhead forms.

Some factors can increase your chances of developing acne and blackheads, including:
  1. producing too much body oil
  2. buildup of the p. acne bacteria (propionibacterium acne) on the skin
  3. irritation of the hair follicles when dead skins cells don’t shed on a regular basis
  4. undergoing hormonal changes that cause an increase in oil production during the teen years, during menstruation, or while taking birth control pills
  5. taking certain drugs, such as corticosteroids, lithium, or androgens
  6. Some people believe what you eat or drink can affect acne. Dairy products and foods such as carbohydrates that increase blood sugar levels may play a part in triggering acne, but researchers aren't convinced that there is a strong connection.
-adapted from 

So let's get started! 
First, lemme introduce you this awesome product - Off With Those Heads sebum gel.

Bye bye blackheads!! No more ugly heads!!!

Off With Those Heads

Ignore the tester sign loll.. every blogger also got it in tester size haha.

Yup, 2 weeks money-back guarantee!! So you can just get it to try before reading my post! Awesome!! :D
*But you still have to read till the end because I have an exclusive offer for you! :D*

So this is the gel texture, smooth gel type. Easy to be absorbed.

Be hold... the disgusting picture of my blackheads...

Luckily mine was still okay-okay kind, the pores not really big, but I still dislike it! 
Some of my blackheads appeared like the one I circled in the picture on the right side! 
It can't be squeezed out and if you did, pimples coming out!

So here comes my blackheads saviour! :D

  1. Get your sebum gel from HiShop here: (30ml / 45ml)!
  2. Pump 2-3 pea-sized drops onto your palm. (I only used only 1 drop on my cleaned finger as your skin will secrete more oil at first)
  3. Apply on T-zone areas, or areas with black and whiteheads. 
  4. Voila! Use it everyday to see the results in a week!

My Opinion

As it mentioned the first few times of application will make your skin secrete more oil, and it did. But after few days, the oil secretion decreases (but of course still have cause I have oily skin) and I see my blackhead appeared lesser now! I'm using it for two week already and I'm still waiting for a month to see a better result! I'm waiting for you to impress me, you little sebum gel! I b.liv you! XD 

Besides, I love it because it's very easy to be used! Instead of drop it on my palm, I just pump it onto my fingers (remember to wash your hands first!) and just slightly rub it onto my affected areas! For me, I felt that 1 drop is very enough if you only wanna apply on the nose area. You won't wanna make your skin feel even more oily right? So don't apply too much. :)


Due to the hot weather and using blackhead sebum gel, my skin secreted more oil!
Plus the water disruption makes me can't bath well and I feel so dirty with so much oil on my skin! Gosh!!
b.liv please help me!!

So if you read the above definition of blackheads, you know that blackheads mainly caused by oily skin! So another skincare product that will decrease your black and whiteheads appearance and at the same time, control excessive oil secretion - the Absolute Matte Japan Silk Mask!

Absolute Matte Mask

It surprised me when I saw that' it's in black sheet instead of white!!!
I always love black one more cause it feels much better!!

Okay I know I look creepy. This is how I look like every time when I do mask. I can't smile!!

"Doing mask now and gonna enjoy it wi, but first, lemme take a selfie!" XD

Close up look for the texture. It's just like using a thin cloth! SuperB!

  1. Again, get your silk mask from HiShop at here!
  2. Apply the sheet on your face and leave the mask for 15 minutes.
  3. Gently massage the remaining essence for 30 seconds.
  4. Leave it for another 30 seconds for complete absorption.

Don't forget to squeeze out the remaining essence from the mask and the package and apply it on your neck, hands and legs!

And I feel so squeaky clean now! Credits to my cute minions for letting me feature them in my post! 
Haha they have serious blackheads problem :P

My Opinion

First of all, I love the feel of this mask! I can say that it's better than white sheet mask and more than other black sheet mask! It ain't just so comfortable, I can feel that it did controlled my oil after the 15 minutes of application! The sheet size fits so perfectly on my face, unlike some other white sheet mask, it's either too big or feel like it's dropping if I didn't lie down. Overall, a super recommended sheet mask to be tried! 

It's my first b.liv mask actually because I don't really have the habit on having mask time every week, plus their masks' price are higher. But after I tried this one, man... I definitely gonna try other types of their masks now! I felt that it's worth the money. *To-Do list added* XD

So did I convinced you on trying this awesome product?? Get yours from HiShop now!


#1. Key in the code "BLIV2014" upon your check out to get a RM20 rebate off your total bill on a purchase of mininum RM99 from HiShop! (valid till 30 April 2014)

#2. Key in the code "NICOLEYIE" upon your check out to entitle an exclusive 15% rebate on your purchase in HiShop!

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So tell me guys, what's your way to remove blackheads?? Leave me a comment down below so that I can know more about blackheads removers! Appreciate it much! :)


  1. Babe this is random, but I love your eyebrows! XD May I ask what brow pencil you're using? XD

    1. I'm using Holika Holika auto eyebrow pencil ya babe. It's really nice as it's angled pencil type! Check out my 2013 favourite post, got pictures there ;)

  2. Lovely ! Enjoy reading this post ^_^

  3. kind of looking blackheads remover...glad I found your post.

  4. I am astonished to have found your site. That is good to remove your blackheads. Thanks.