We continue to develop the theme "Not All That Gold, Where Many Zeros".
Today, poisonous words about Estee Lauder, Sisley, Sensai and ... unexpectedly ... La Mer.
So, we take out a knife and cut the truth-uterus forward.
1. Sisley. Black rose precious face oil
This oil was released more than 3 years ago and, perhaps, you remember the information hype that rose when the new product entered the market. In cosmetics stores, in magazine reviews, in posts they talked about the magical properties of magic black rose oil ... they promised minus the five-year plan per night and in general: yesterday a pensioner, and tomorrow PionErka.
Of course, I’m still about 20 years old until retirement, but it's time to think about youth. As a whole, I trust the Sisley brand, so I bought oil almost in the first week of sales.
So what ... well, it clogged my pores on the third day. This “dry oil” was absorbed with great difficulty even when applied to moisturized skin, leaving an unpleasant film and “overfeeding” the skin until it became slightly swollen.
I tried to return to Black rose precious face oil both in the warm and in the cold season, and at night and day and with cream and without - the result is one. Unsatisfactory.
“Good: it didn’t happen to the face, put it on your hands,” I thought.
So it is, too, hands soaked to peeling!
I don’t know how thin, dehydrated and generally killed the skin must be in order to “take” this oil. Perhaps it will show a gorgeous result on a very adult woman with very dry skin, who has never been in the cosmetologist’s office. But it seems to me such a woman has oil for 11 thousand rubles. will not buy.
Sorry, Sisley fans, but Black Rose Precious Face Oil is a failure.Conclusions:
Shelf life - more than 3 years intermittently, not regularly and generally still stands :)
The price is about 11,000 rubles. for 25 ml
Rating - 2
If your skin is not parchment - this oil risks being too oily
2. Estee Lauder. Advanced Night Repair Synchronized recovery complex II
Advanced Night Repair Serum is a legendary product. The second version of the serum, judging by the description, should ideally fit my skin type (normal, 30+).
Serum should put your skin in order overnight. It is necessary to wake up with a radiant face and a satisfied smile (as in an advertisement).
I can not say that Advanced Night Repair is a hell of a horror. This night serum is both pleasant and quickly absorbed in composition, but in the morning I wake up ordinary
If you haven’t slept much, it will be seen if you returned from the cosmetologist’s aggressive procedures — the redness persists, you slept face-down in the pillow — here you are, swelling.
A light average daily cream will give a similar “no” result, and the night creams that I had show themselves an order of magnitude better than the legendary Advanced Night Repair.
In addition to the zero effect, Advanced Night Repair accelerates the clogging of pores: with its regular use, the cosmetologist kept the cleaning results for me for 2 weeks instead of the usual 4 weeks, and cyclic eruptions occurred more abundantly.
I think 25 years ago, when Advanced Night Repair just appeared, such a light moisturizing night remedy was a breakthrough novelty and favorably differed.
But now there are more effective night remedies with an excellent natural composition and with a more pronounced caring effect, for example: Origins, Aveda. Therefore, even the reprinted Advanced Night Repair seems to me morally obsolete.Conclusions:
Period of use - with interruptions of approximately 6 months
The price is about 6,000 rubles. per 30 ml
Rating - 3
This cancer was good for bezryba, but it already has a lot of more worthy replacements in our cosmetic stores.
3. Sensai. Eye contour cream
First of all, I want to once again apologize to my close friend.
The fact is that we bought this eye cream at the same time as my filing.
I love to go shopping for cosmetics and help my friends with tips - they know this weakness of mine, so they often invite me to the store instead of “let's go to the cafe”
In general, my friend needed an eye cream with a pronounced drainage and nourishing effect. She had a budget of up to 4000, so the options I personally tested (La Mer and Sisley) did not suit her.
I decided to experiment and read super positive reviews about Sensai. The sign from above was the special price for him.
According to my “blind recommendation”,
I am wildly ashamed, if you read - I'm sorry my
friend bought Sensai ... and I, too ...
What can I say ...
The first month of use, I was very pleased with myself and the purchase. The cream visually smoothed wrinkles, it felt good to moisturize, the only thing was that the concealer rolled on it a little, but this problem was easily corrected with a finger.
A month later, during the next visit to the beautician, they told me that it would be nice to do something with the eyes, because the skin under them is too dry and wrinkles that did not exist before appeared. Then another cosmetologist told me the same thing.
The final touch was the remark of the mistress that after steaming I had "even wrinkles smoothed out under my eyes"
I began to look closer to my eyes and realized that they really had acquired a network of fine wrinkles, and the cream visually smoothed them. That is, he did not moisturize the skin of the eyes, but only pretended
After 3 months, I stopped using Eye contour cream, and one injection procedure and returning to La Mer helped me return my eyes to their previous decent condition.
What is a girlfriend?
Girlfriend cream domazala. She was left without much enthusiasm, but her eyes, fortunately, were not affected, since she was simultaneously taking a course of hyaluronic injections and her overall skin hydration level was very high.Conclusions:
Duration of use - 3 months
The price is about 5,000 rubles. for 15 ml
Rating - 2
Origato to you, Sensai, for a great lesson. The first and last time I advised cosmetics, which I did not use myself or did not see its effect on loved ones.
4. La Mer. The renewal oil
This is a multifunctional shaitan oil for face, hair, nails and other parts that are worthy of a swim in La Mer.
At first I tried to use it only for the face, but it didn’t work: with regular use, the oil becomes oily and clogs the pores of my normal skin.
Adding oil to the foundation for “natural radiance” also turned out to be a strange exercise: the tone lays thinly, the pigment “eats up” and as a result, the tonalnik tuned with oil does not hide even the slightest imperfections in the skin.
I managed to find only three usefulness from oil:
# 1 it quickly and permanently removes peeling;
# 2 it can be used instead of a night cream after harsh procedures by cosmetologists - it remarkably accelerates skin healing;
# 3 is an excellent cuticle remedy, much more nutritious than analogues from CND, Cristina Fitzgerald, etc.
But I expected more from La Mer than a cool cuticle tool ...Conclusions:
Duration of use - approximately 2 years
The price is about 12,000 rubles. per 30 ml
Rating - 3
Theoretically, oil would be good for dehydrated and irritated skin, but it was suitable for me only on certain days after very severe tests (after salicylic peeling, weathering in the cold, etc.). A cuticle somehow without such an expensive oil survive