Review – Uriage Hyseac R Cream

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Since my teenage years I had problems with my skin, not acne, but dry patches, redness, blackheads, sebum, and so on. I’ve tried a lot of things to achieve a good looking skin, some of them worked, but my skin still wasn’t looking as I wished.

And if that wasn’t enough a couple years ago I had a very bad irritation, even today I don’t know what was that or what caused it. What help me back then was Zineryt, if you want to read my whole story click here.

I was putting on my face Zineryt, products for blackheads, redness and mattifying creams because I have an oily skin, so you can imagine with how much stuff I was torturing my skin.

Back in the present, my skin looks better, I used Avene Cleanance Expert, read the review here, and La Roche-Posay Kerium DS Cream, the review here, and both of them were good.

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A couple weeks ago I wanted a new cream, but I wanted something new, something to renew my skin and I’ve bought Uriage Hyseac R Cream from comenzi.farmaciatei.ro, if you are from Romania they have very good prices.

“Hyseac R is the perfect ally for skin that has been dried out by treatments as it brings immediate and long-lasting comfort. Its formula enriched with TLR2 REGUL (Uriage patent) and Prickly pear cactus extract reinforces the soothing performance of the product and delivers immediate comfort.

Restores the skin barrier with the patented complex Cerasterol-2F, this product helps to rebuild and reinforce the skin barrier while respecting its natural physiology. The active ingredients provide long-lasting hydration.”

PROS
– fast-absorbing
– a small amount is enough
– hydrating
– light formula

CONS
– none

Price: 7€ (40ml) from comenzi.farmaciatei.ro

Conclusion
I like it and I recommend it, I’ve been using it for almost one month and I really love that is fast absorbing. I had small dry patches around my nose and now are gone, so it helped me a lot with that, my foundation looked horrible in that region. It is also a good makeup base.

What do you think about Uriage Hyseac R Cream?

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Review – La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleanser

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As I mentioned many times before I have oily skin with problems, not acne but red patches, large pores and so on. For a while, I bought just drugstore products to remove my makeup and clean my face, but none of them worked for me. So, I decided to try dermatological products, because I had a very good experience with products like La Roche-Posay Kerium DS Cream and Avene Cleanance Expert.

The main problem I have with cleansers for oily skin is that my skin feels so dry after washing. I might have an oily skin, but I still want a gentle cleanser to remove my makeup and clean my face.

After some search online looking for other reviews and doctor’s recommendations, I’ve decided to give it a try to La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, just because fulfilled all my demands.

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“Gently cleanses impurities while respecting skin’s pH balance for oily skin. Zinc purifies skin and helps remove excess oil with a clear, refreshing texture. Use as a daily face wash for oily skin. Soap-free. Alcohol-free. Oil Free. Paraben free. Suitable for sensitive skin.”

PROS
– removes makeup
– a small amount is enough
– not drying the skin
– easy to use packaging

CONS
– parfum/fragrance as the last ingredient

Price: 11€ (400ml) from emag.ro

Conclusion
I really like La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel and I recommend it. What I enjoy the most is that my skin is not dry after that, it just feels clean and smooth. I appreciate the packaging, so easy to use and it’s enough just one pump for me. It doesn’t really have a scent, all though the last ingredient is parfum/fragrance.

If you are from Romania you can find it a very good price on emag or farmacia tei.

What do you think about La Roche-Posay Effaclar?

If you are interested in dermatological products check also my Review – Avene Cleanance Expert (En&Ro) and Review – La Roche-Posay Kerium DS Cream (En&Ro).

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Review – Batiste Dry Shampoo

Another review about a hair product!

I think that in this month I had reviewed quite a lot of hair products, to be honest, I try to take better care of my hair, I use the hair straighter a lot and because my hair is flat and greasy I tease it every day to have a decent look.

Yes, I have a greasy hair and if you are like me, you might know that a dry shampoo is a great saver between washes. I’ve tried several dry shampoos, but by far the Batiste ones are the best. If you live in Romania you can find them in Sensiblu, but on elefant.ro are much cheaper.

“Batiste refreshes your hair between washes, leaving it feeling gorgeously clean and fresh with added body and texture. No water required! With a range of products to choose from, Batiste makes every day a fabulous hair day.” Indeed.

In my experience, all Batiste dry shampoos have the same results, but you are able to choose a scent and here are those that I’ve tried, from left my favourite to right least favourite.

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Batiste Cherry
My favourite one until now. What I really like about this product is that the scent is long lasting, at the end of the day my hair still smelled like cherries, fact that I couldn’t experience with the rest of shampoos.

Batiste Sweetie
If you like sweet perfumes this will be your favourite dry shampoo, when I used this product I thought about candies, I’m not a fan of sweet scents, but I appreciated the longevity, is not as long lasting like Cherry but is better than the rest below.

Batiste Original
Has a fresh scent that disappears after 10 minutes, I would say that this is made for those of you how are not enjoying a scented dry shampoo.

Batiste Blush
I forgot to include it in the picture, my mistake, it’s the one with pink flowers on the bottle. Has a nice sweetish floral scent that is not quite my style.

Batiste Strength and Shine
This one supposed to strengthen the hair structure, I haven’t seen a difference and I can’t imagine how a dry shampoo can do that but is still a good product with a soft fresh scent.

PROS
– absorbs the sebum
– gives volume
– nice scents

CONS
– none

Price: 4€ (200ml) from elefant.ro

Conclusion
I really recommend them, it has a nice way to refresh the hair especially when is a greasy one and besides that, adds volume and scent to your hair.

At the end, I would like to share with some tips and how to use a dry shampoo, because I’ve seen a lot of people that didn’t know how to use it, and blaming the products that are not good because the results weren’t so great.

Dry shampoos are sprays that absorb the excess oil, offer volume, and adds texture to your hair (some of them). You have to spray it evenly from a 25cm distance, let it sit for 1 minute and then brush it.

If you have dark hair like me don’t be afraid, respect the steps above and you will not have problems, at least with a good dry shampoo like Batiste. Of course, there are specially dry shampoos made for dark hair that has a darker powder, but there are not so popular and sometimes can be hard to find.

TIP! Use it just on the roots and if you spray it too much use the hair dryer to get rid of any white powder.

Have you tried the Batiste Dry Shampoos?

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Review – Syoss Purify and Care Shampoo

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Today I have for you another shampoo review and it’s about Syoss Purify and Care Shampoo, a drugstore product. If you read my previous review, Tigi Bed Head Resurrection Shampoo, you might know that I have very oily roots and the rest of my hair is quite normal.

Since an early age I was always looking for shampoos specially made for greasy hair, where ok for my roots, but they tangled my rest of the hair, so I tried to look up for other types of shampoos, for volume or fine hair.

Two moths ago I was looking again for a new shampoo and I saw the Syoss Purify and Care Shampoo claiming to be for greasy roots and dry ends. Apparently the perfect shampoo for me, I wasn’t exactly sure how this shampoo works, I mean what kind of formula is this to be suitable for something oily and dry in the same time, but anyway I bought it.

syossMy hair is greasy, frizzy, fine and without volume

“Effective Shampoo Syoss Purify and Care thoroughly cleanses hair from excess grease, all impurities and dead skin cells, and revives it in a unique way. Professional hair care leaves hair silky-soft, naturally elastic and wonderfully shiny.

It revives the hair and keeps your hair perfectly clean for 48 hours; Reduce the split end up to 95%; Provides nutrition and elasticity to hair; Reduces the shaking of the tips and regenerates; It leaves hair silky smooth and easy to brush.”

PROS
– cleans well
– nice quantity for the price

CONS
– it did nothing for my greasy roots and dry ends
– tangled my hair
– my hair started to be oily after 1 day

Price: 4€ (500ml)

Conclusion
Such a disappointment, I don’t recommend it if you have oily roots like me and you’re trying to find a suitable shampoo. It did nothing to my hair, like many others shampoos, but the fact that it’s for greasy hair and my hair looked oily after 1 day plus I had to use a lot of conditioner it made me stop using it.

Have you tried the Syoss Purify and Care Shampoo?

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Review – L’Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation

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I have a combination skin, my t-zone is very oily with large pores, so it’s important for me to find a good foundation that keeps my sebum in control throughout the day. I’ve read a lot about the L’Oreal Infallible foundations especially about the Pro-Matte one, but unfortunately, it’s not available in Romania.

The L’Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte catch my eye and I thought it will be a great foundation for the hot season, claiming to be a mattifying foundation.

“A matte result that lasts up to 24 hours. Clinically proven; waterproof, steamproof. All the comfort, none of the shine. Perfect coverage. No Cakey effect. Easy to apply, enriched with perlite technology, and reduces the appearance of shine up to 24 hours.”

I’ve chosen the shade 22 Radiant Beige (yellow undertone) if you are a MAC NC27 this colour will suit you.

lorealI have a combo skin with large pores and redness

PROS
– matte finish (it’s the most matte foundation I’ve ever tested)
– medium coverage (buildable but in a thin layer)
– after 6 hours I start to see some sebum on my t-zone
– last me up to 19 hours with powder (it wasn’t looking great, but I’ve still had it on my face)
– semi transfer-resistant
– beautiful colour

CONS
– accentuate the dry patches and the peach fuzz
– after 6-8 hours it looked weird around my blackheads (liked the blackheads absorbed the foundation and my nose was full of dots, I hope it makes sense)
– dries very quickly
– the natural finish faded and felt heavy on the skin

Price: 12.5€ (30 ml)

Conclusion
It is a really good foundation, but I only recommend it if you have oily/combination skin, but without any other imperfections. I really like the matte finish and the fact that has the power to control my sebum, if you plan to wear it for a few hours you can skip the powder. I don’t really understand what happens that the foundation separates from the blackheads, maybe is just me, but because of this fact, I would not buy it again.

Another thing, you really have to moisturise before applying the foundation, without a base, it will not look good.

I have a love-hate feeling for this foundation, it has what it takes for a combination skin, but after hours fighting with sebum, it will not look good.

Have you tried the L’Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation?

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