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Gerovital Happiness - Mattifying Moisturizing Cream

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Moving on with my reviews and raves on the Gerovital Happiness line, here's a moisturizer for oily and combination skin that you would absolutely fall in love it. It will be love at first touch, in fact. :-)

Continuand cu recenziile si parerile mele foarte bune despre linia Gerovital Happiness, iata o crema hidratanta pentru ten gras si mixt, de care in mod sigur va veti indragosti. Va fi dragoste la prima atingere, de fapt. :-)

But first, here's what's in it:

Dar, mai intai, iata ce contine:

Aqua, Niacinamide, Yeast Ferment Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum Seed Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Biotin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-22, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Pectin, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Serine, Arginine, Proline, Glucose, Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus), Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Titanium Dioxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxyde, BHA

There are a lot of ingredients to make sure your skin is well moisturized (for example: glycerin, arginine and proline), whilst not making it produce more oil than necessary. And, what you would immediately notice - it sinks into your skin fast and leaves a wonderful matte finish, that you can build your makeup base on.

Crema aceasta contine multe ingrediente care sa asigure o buna hidratare a pielii (de exemplu: glicerina, arginina si prolina), fara sa o faca sa produca mai mult sebum decat este nevoie. Si, ceea ce puteti observa imediat - se absoarba rapid in piele si ii confera un aspect mat minunat, pe care veti putea construi baza de machiaj.

The packaging is a nice, purple colored 30 ml/ 1.0 fl. oz. container with a pump, that is very easy to use. The cream smells of blueberries (as it says on the packaging, the cream also contains blueberry extract).

Ambalajul este dragut - un recipient mov de 30 ml, cu pompita, care este foarte usor de folosit. Crema miroase a afine (dupa cum scrie pe ambalaj, crema contine si extract de afine).

The texture is very light, since the entire Gerovital Happiness range is really intended for young skin (which doesn't mean women of any age couldn't or shouldn't use).

Textura cremei este foarte lejera, din moment ce intreaga gama Gerovital Happiness este de fapt facuta pentru tenul tanar (ceea ce nu inseamna ca femeile de orice varsta n-ar putea sau nu ar trebui sa o foloseasca).

Of course, if you have sensitive and oily skin, I'd recommend you do a patch test before using the cream on your face. In fact, that is what we should all do before buying a new product - do a patch test to make sure we don't get an allergic reaction to that product (or to some ingredient from the product's formulation).

Bineinteles, daca aveti ten sensibil si gras, va recomand sa testati crema pe o portiune mica de piele, inainte sa o aplicati pe fata. De fapt, asta ar trebui sa facem cu totii inainte sa cumparam un produs nou - sa il testam ca sa fim siguri ca nu avem o reactie alergica la produsul respectiv (sau vreun ingredient din compozitia acestuia).

Back to my Gerovital Happiness Mattifying Moisturizing Cream... What I learnt about creams and face products in general, is that they don't suit everybody and don't work the same way for everyone. With this cream, I find it best not to apply it in the evening. Every time I applied it before going to bed, my skin felt good for the first few minutes, then it started to feel somewhat dry, only to find that, the next morning, my face would be a complete oil slick, more than it usually is.

Inapoi la Crema Hidratanta Matifianta de la Gerovital Happiness... Ce am invatat despre creme si despre produse pentru ingrijirea tenului, in general, este ca nu se potrivesc la toata lumea si nu functioneaza la fel pentru toata lumea. In privinta acestei creme, am descoperit ca este mai bine sa nu o folosesc seara. De fiecare data cand am folosit-o inainte de culcare, tenul meu se simtea bine pentru primele cateva minute, apoi incepeam sa il simt cam uscat, doar ca sa descopar, in dimineata urmatoare, ca fata mea era uleioasa rau, mai mult decat este de obicei.

Of course, this is no way a guarantee that it would happen to you as well. After all, my skin is not oily and it's not combination either. It's sensitive and oily. And, what I absolutely know about my skin is that the most common reaction to something it doesn't like - is to make my face oily all over. Yes, it's a defense mechanism that may or may not apply to everyone else who has sensitive skin (I'm not a dermatologist, but I "listen" to my skin).

Se intelege de la sine ca acest lucru nu inseamna ca, garantat, veti avea aceeasi reactie la acest produs. La urma urmei, tenul meu nu este nici gras, nici mixt. Este sensibil si gras. Si, ceea ce stiu sigur despre tenul meu este faptul ca cea mai des intalnita reactie pe care o are in momentul in care nu ii convine ceva - este sa imi faca fata complet uleioasa. Da, este o reactie de autoprotejare care poate ca se aplica, sau poate ca nu se aplica si altor persoane cu ten sensibil (nu sunt dermatolog, dar imi "ascult" pielea).

I use this cream, however, in the morning and under my precious velvet finish foundation. This Mattifying Moisturizing Cream gives me that nice matte finish I am looking for, so that the foundation would stay on longer and wouldn't lose it's velvet finish for hours.

Folosesc aceasta crema, totusi, dimineata si inainte sa aplic pretiosul meu fond de ten cu aspect catifelat. Aceasta Crema Hidratanta Matifianta confera tenului meu acel aspect mat pe care mi-l doresc, pentru ca fondul meu de ten sa reziste mai mult timp si pentru ca tenul meu sa nu isi piarda aspectul catifelat timp de mai multe ore.

All in all, this is a great cream for oily and combination skin, young and mature skin alike!, that will give you a matte finish, with the added bonus of a delightful fruity scent.

Una peste alta, aceasta este o crema foarte buna pentru ten gras si mixt, atat pentru tenuri tinere cat si pentru cele mature!, care ii va conferi pielii voastre un aspect mat, cu o aroma fructata foarte placuta, ca si bonus.

I hope you enjoyed this post and, if you would like to read about the Nourishing Moisturizing Cream formulated for dry skin, click here. For the Anti-Imperfections Serum Illumination Effect click here.

Sper ca v-a placut aceasta postare si, daca doriti sa cititi despre Crema Hidratanta Hranitoare, dati click aici. Pentru Ser Antiimperfectiuni cu Efect de Iluminare, dati click aici.



Swatch time: Rimmel APOCALIPS in Apocaliptic 303

Dear Roses and Lilies,

This particular APOCALIPS shade is a lip lacquer version. The color is gorgeous and it should suit most skin tones and moods. This must be the iconic shade of the bunch, being that they named it Apocaliptic. It is a bit scary to name a lipstick shade like this, but this is what advertising is about - drawing attention to something - right?

I adore this shade, although I don't fancy lip lacquers very much. If this was a matte finish, maybe it would have turned out to be a bit dull. This way, it not only is a lovely, vibrant pink - but it has a glossy finish to die for. The formula is a bit sticky, as I found out while walking around the city in windy weather, but it is also moisturizing. It leaves a mild stain behind, so your lips won't look odd when most of the lipstick is gone.

Again, this liquid lip color comes in a tube, equipped with an easy to use doe foot applicator. With this shade, I found that there was absolutely no need for a lip liner, as it does not bleed and it has enough pigment to cover your whole lip and then some. :-)

The shiny finish will make your lips look fuller, which I love, and it will not highlight any lines. But you will need to prep your lips before applying the color, to get that perfect finish. Now that spring is just around the corner (at least here, in lovely Romania), and in spite of the trending nude lip, this color will help you brighten your day, any day.

The lasting power is not phenomenal, but Apocaliptic stays on for hours if you do not eat or drink anything. I keep it in my handbag for touchups, if that is the color I choose before rushing out the door.

Have you tried this shade? Which other shades do you own from the Rimmel APOCALIPS line?


P.S.: For my post about the Solstice #201 shade, click here


Gerovital H3 Evolution Perfect Look - Wrinkle Blur Cream

Dear Roses and Lilies,

When I first saw this product, I said to myself "Wow! Gotta try this now!". I didn't know anything about it, but the "wrinkle blur" part caught my attention.

Dragi Roze si Crini,

Cand am vazut acest produs pentru prima data, mi-am spus "Wow! Trebuie sa-l incerc acum!". Nu stiam nimic despre el, dar partea cu "blurare riduri" mi-a atras atentia.

Before I get on with the review, here's the ingredients list:

Inainte sa trec la recenzie, iata lista de ingrediente:

Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane,Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Silica Silylate, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Cl 77891, Cl 77491

What it says on the box that it does: " "soft focus" on the skin surface that optically masks wrinkles, pores and imperfections resulting in a smooth, velvety complexion." Reading this, and the list of ingredients, I came to this conclusion: yeah, it's a primer. I initially thought this would be some miracle cream that sort of fills in your wrinkles and fine lines, but this is really a makeup item.

Ce scrie pe cutie ca face: "efect "soft focus" pe suprafata pielii, ce mascheaza optic ridurile, porii si imperfectiunile, rezultand un ten neted, catifelat." Citind partea asta si lista de ingrediente, am ajuns la o singura concluzie: da, este o baza de machiaj (primer). Initial am crezut ca e vreo crema minune care umple, intrun fel, ridurile si liniile fine, dar acesta este doar un produs pentru machiaj.

Well, it's simple and it does what it says. I have used 3 similar primers so far: one from Bourjois, one from Benefit and one from Clarins. They all do what they are supposed to do - soften your skin, blur some fine lines and imperfections. However, one of them clogs my pores so I had to stop using it, one has too little product for the price (although it is affordable) and one is really good but expensive and it comes in a jar. Gerovital's version does not clog my pores and is really affordable!

Ei bine, e simplu si chiar face tot ce scrie pe cutie ca ar trebui sa faca. Am folosit 3 baze pentru machiaj asemanatoare pana acum: una de la Bourjois, una de la Benefit si una de la Clarins. Toate fac ce ar trebui - catifeleaza tenul, mascheaza unele linii fine si imperfectiuni. Dar, unul dintre aceste produse imi astupa porii asa ca a trebuit sa incetez sa il mai folosesc, altul este cantitativ prea mic (desi pretul este accesibil) si unul este foarte bun dar e scump si este ambalat intrun borcanel. Versiunea de la Gerovital nu imi astupa porii si are un pret foarte accesibil!

In terms of packaging, Gerovital H3 Evolution Perfect Look Wrinkle Blur Cream comes in a tube with a small pump. I know, it sounds complicated, but it's hygienic and all you need to do is squeeze the tube a little while using the pump. And remember, practice makes perfect! There is 25ml / 0.85 fl oz of product in it, which should last you for quite some time, because a little goes a long way.

In ceea ce priveste ambalajul, Gerovital H3 Evolution Perfect Look Crema Blurare Riduri vine intrun tub de plastic cu pompita. Stiu, pare complicat, dar e mai igienic si tot ce trebuie sa faceti este sa strangeti un pic tubul in timpul actionarii pompitei. Si nu uitati, repetitia este mama invataturii! Cantitatea de produs este 25ml, ceea ce ar trebui sa va ajunga pentru ceva vreme, deoarece nu este nevoie sa folositi mult produs.

In terms of making my makeup last longer, this product helps my foundation stick better and prevents it from sliding off too soon. My foundation stays on a couple of hours longer, on average, which is great.

In ceea ce priveste machiajul, acest produs face fondul de ten sa reziste mai mult, sa adere mai bine si sa nu "alunece", practic, prea devreme. Fondul de ten rezista in general cu doua ore mai mult, ceea ce este minunat.

Have you tried Gerovital's Wrinkle Blur Cream? Do you like it?

Ati incercat Crema Blurare Riduri de la Gerovital? Va place?