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I’d never heard of Neulii before encountering the AC Clean Saver line, but after trying these three products out (spoiler: they did save my skin), I’m officially a fan – sign me up for the light sticks and fan chants!
What is the AC Clean Saver Line?
Comprising a toner, serum and cream, this line targets various problems by soothing troubled and sensitive skin, controlling excess sebum secretion, brightening dull complexions with niacinamide, and smoothing wrinkles and fine lines with adenosine. In addition, it relieves symptoms of atopic dermatitis with MultiEx BSASM Plus™. Non-comedogenic (meaning the products won’t block pores or aggravate blackheads and whiteheads), budget-friendly and multifunctional, this collection is marketed by Neulii as suitable for skin care beginners and those looking to kick-start a routine.
Off the bat, I loved the lightweight texture of these products. As a skin care minimalist (a.k.a. just a lazy person), I was concerned about incorporating three new products into my nighttime routine, but I came to look forward to this little pampering session and stuck to it religiously. It helped that they took basically no time to dry, settling into my skin immediately. I also loved the fragrance, which wasn’t too heavy or artificial. I think it smells exactly like Fanta (while others around me registered ginger notes) – sweet but still light. Another bonus is that all three come in travel-friendly packaging. The toner is 100ml, the serum is 45ml and the cream is 30ml. It’s a relief to know I won’t have to find a temporary substitute while on holiday – these will be with me both at home and when traveling.
Touted as a toner-meets-essence, this product surprised me with its viscosity since I was expecting a more watery texture. Due to the bottle having only the tiniest of holes, you have to shake quite vigorously to dispense enough liquid. I initially attempted applying with a cotton pad, but I would recommend directly pouring the product onto cleansed hands and patting into skin, as it’s easier to make the most of every drop this way. Despite its gel-like consistency, the toner actually feels very lightweight when applied. It quickly absorbs into skin and leaves a refreshing, non-sticky finish.
Like the toner, the serum also sinks into skin easily and is comfortably lightweight (albeit slightly thicker, as a serum should be). However, what makes it potentially my least favorite out of the three is its slightly sticky, waxy finish that makes it comparatively difficult to spread on skin.
Creams usually connote a certain heaviness, but this one maintains the soothing lightness that’s consistent throughout the AC Clean Saver line without skimping on its moisturizing factor. It settles into skin gently, immediately creating the sensation of smoother skin.
Did They Work?
After a week-long vacation in a much drier destination, my skin didn’t adjust well to the very polluted and humid city I live in. Coupled with lack of sleep due to jet lag, this meant really bad breakouts – those persistent pimples just wouldn’t go away. Thankfully, the AC Clean Saver line appeared at just the right time.
Within a week of consistent use, my skin saw visible, significant improvements. Not only did I stop getting new zits, but I also woke up with smooth and supple skin that felt cleaner and healthier. My complexion also gained a radiant, lit-from-within glow, and discoloration gradually faded to a more even skin tone. On top of that, even though I was wearing a surgical mask eight hours a day with base makeup on, my skin still looked fresh and matte when dinner time rolled around. These products effectively control sebum production and as a result, boost the lasting power of my makeup.
I can’t attest to the power of the AC Clean Saver line for those with atopic dermatitis, sensitive skin or wrinkles and fine lines. However, given how well the collection worked for me and my skin, I’d still 100% recommend it to those suffering from these skin problems.