Thursday, January 30, 2014

Frezyderm Moisturizing 24H Hydrating Cream Review.

I decided to start doing reviews of products that I love more frequently because it seems that I always forget to mention them, even though I include them in my monthly favourites I think they deserve a  seperate and more in depth review post! Frezyderm's moisturizer has been my HG moisturizer for almost six months now, so I think it was about time to write a review about it.
It comes in the most bizzare packaging for a moisturizer that I've ever seen before, it's a plastic "chemist" test tube that closes into a hard plastic tube with a pump, honestly it's so confusing. I have to say that the packaging is not one of my favourites, it's very heavy and not travel friendly at all, and I've had problems with the pump quite a few times. I understand the whole "pharmacy" look they want to give to their products but they could also consider if the packaging is practical or not for everyday use, I would prefer a simple tube packaging over the one they have right now.

They say not to judge a product from the packaging, and even though I really dislike the packaging I will have to agree with that, because the actual product is superb! It has a milky consistency, that absorbs into the skin easily. It doesn't leave an oily residue to my skin , I'm not so sure that you will like it if you have a very oily skintype, but if you have more of a combination to oily one it will suit you really well. I need to mention that it never broke me out, which is very important to me because I have a very acne prone skin and most moisturizers do tend to break me out.
It's also really good under make up, again not so good if you have very oily skin, but I prefer this moisturizer for under my make up, because I used to apply gel textured moisturizers underneath foundation and they never really helped with the dry patches on my face. It claims that it gives a 24H hydration, I don't think it does that, especially if you cleanse your face twice a day you will need to apply moisturizer also twice a day, but it definitely lasts for 12 hours. I noticed that it hydrates even better than my Burt's Bees Sensitive Night Cream, so in my opinion you can use this moisturizer for day and night with no problem!
Frezyderm is a greek pharmacy brand, that unfortunately you can only find in Greece, it retails for 23 euros in pharmacies and Hondos Center stores. But if you buy it through an online pharmacy you can find it with 25 or even 40% off.

- Perfect for combination skintypes, hydrates really well without leaving an oily residue, and absorbs quickly into the skin.

-It has a light and pleasant smell.

-Perfect for underneath the foundation, it helps with the dry patches.

-Never caused me any break outs, and I have acne prone skin.

-The main problem I have with this moisturizer is the packaging and the problematic pump. The packaging is way too complicated and heavy for no reason.

-The price. In my opinion the price is way too high for a simple pharmacy moisturizer, even though it's better than most of the pharmacy moisturizers that I've tried, it's still too high.

Rating: 9/10
Besides the two negative parts, the packaging and the price, this is an excellent moisturizer that I've purchased twice within 6 months and I will continue repurchasing it in the future. I like to try new skincare products all the time, but I'm happy that I finally found a moisturizer that I will always come back to.

Have you tried the Frezyderm Moisturizing 24H Hydrating Cream? Do you like it?
Let me know!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sephora Lash Plumper Mascara Review.

 Happy 2014 everybody! After a small break from blogging I'm back with a mascara review. I've been using this mascara for a long time and I wanted to share my opinion about it with you guys, and to be honest I haven't see that many reviews about this mascara on blogs or Youtube so it's a great opportunity to do one now. So let's start!
 Brush - Texture
It comes with a typical mascara brush, it's not a plastic/rubber one, which is a huge plus for me, I rarely like the plastic mascara wands. The brush is more on the thicker side, but not too thick, and it has a medium to big size. Tthe bristles are really packed between them but they are super soft, you can definitely brush your lashes with it and define them with no problem.
  The texture is what I love the most in this mascara, it's amazingly soft at first, it hardens a bit after half an hour, but when I first apply it it's so soft that I can brush my lashes with it many times in order to achieve the look that I want and define them even more. Even though it's not a waterproof mascara, it never smudged on my lower lashlines. I have been using it for almost 3 months and the texture is as good as new, it's like I've opened the tube just yesterday. I think it's the first mascara I've ever used that even after it has been opened for 3 months, it hasn't dried up at all.

This mascara gives me lots of length, especially when I work it on my lashes really well, I can create that beautiful "feather" look. It does give some volume too, but mostly length.
Something that really surprised me is that it really holds a curl, which is very difficult for me, unless I use a waterproof mascara which I hate, so for a non waterproof mascara I think it holds a curl really well! If you saw the rest of my mascara reviews that I did in the past, the L'oreal Mega Volume Collagene 24H MascaraL'oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess or  Maybelline The Rocket , which are also non waterproof mascaras, you can see a huge difference at how curled my lashes look, with the Loreal ones and the Maybelline too my lashes look pretty much completely straight comparable to the Sephora Lash Plumper! And for that reason and only this is a mascara that I will repurchase in the future for sure.

When I bought it there was a deal at Sephora and  I got it for 10 euros only. The original price is 15 euros, which is a good price in my opinion, it costs the same as a Maybelline mascara here in Greece. You can find it only at Sephora stores.

-It gives amazing length to the lashes.

-It holds a curl for hours, even though it's not a waterproof mascara.

-It has a very soft texture, not too wet and not too dry, you can brush the lashes lots of times before it starts to dry.

-Even after 3 months opened the texture is still as good as new.

-The price, at least the European one, is the same as other drugstore mascaras which is really good.

In my opinion, absolutely none! It's very difficult for me to admit that I can't find something bad to say about a mascara but literally I can't find anything with this one, it's perfect! Some people would find the misleading name as the bad part, because even though it says lash plumper you'd expect a mascara that gives more volume than length, but that's not the case with everyone. The fact that it doesn't give more volume to my lashes it doesn't mean that it's the same with everyone, we all have different lashes.

Rating: 10/10
Yep, I gave a 10/10 to a mascara because it's that good!  It's a shame that it's not very popular in the beauty blogger community but in my opinion I think it's a mascara that deserves more attention. I think you should all try it and I will definitely repurchase it in the future.

I'm very intrested to know if any of you've tried this mascara, and what's your opinion about it.