Yay vs Nay / “bipolar” product review

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Ma gandeam sa fac un fel de post-uri regulate, in care va prezint un produs care-mi place si unul care m-a dezamagit. Ca de obicei, vedem la urma daca m-am tinut de treaba sau am zapacit-o complet. ūüôā

NAY: incep cu cel care m-a dezamagit: Lotiunea Micelara de la Elmiplant: pentru ten uscat/sensibil, cu extract de bumbac, Hipoalergenic (nay!), fara parabeni, parafine si coloranti.

Totul suna bine, si am fost entuziasmata sa incerc un produs romanesc, la un pret destul de decent, care pare formulat cu multa grija.

Sa trecem la curatare: la capitolul asta se comporta bine, si pentru machiajul ochilor, si pentru ten. Daca ar fi sa o compar cu altele pe care le-am folosit, nu exceleaza in acest punct, dar curata si indeparteaza machiajul in totalitate la fel de bine.

La capitolul sensibilitate apare dezamagirea mea. Sa mentionez inainte ca am rinita alergica si uneori, nu tot timpul, am ochii foarte sensibili din aceasta cauza. Lotiunea de la Elmiplant, desi formulata pentru ten sensibil, are un parfum prea potent. Si, de vreme ce printre ingrediente nu se regaseste parfumul, inseamna ca se datoreaza celorlalte ingrediente, poate chiar celor naturale. Problema nu e la curatarea tenului, ci a ochilor, care in 3 din 5 ori s-au inflamat, au inceut sa ma usture,chiar si pielea din jurul ochilor a inceput sa se inroseasca si sa se irite.

Deci e un NAY pentru mine, pentru ca daca nu aveti ten extra sensibil, si ochi sensibili, s-ar putea, mai mult ca sigur, sa va priasca, dar daca va stiti cu musca pe caciula, ca si mine, ganditi-va de doua ori inainte sa o cumparati.

Ingredientele le-am pozat mai jos, dati click pe poza pentru a mari.

The NAY is a micellar water from a Romanian brand, Elmiplant. It is formulated for sensitive/dry skin, paraben and parrafine free, cotton extract and hypoallergenic. 

It has a decent price and has lots of natural ingredients and I was excited to use this and, hopefully, enjoy it. 

It has a good cleansing power, it takes away any makeup, just as good as other micellar waters I’ve tried.

The problem I have with it is the perfume, which, not being listed in the ingredients list, probably stems out of all the natural ingredients. It is quite a strong odor, and I have to mention that this is a personal issue, because I have all year long damned allergies. And sometimes this means my eyes get a little too sensitive for my taste. And I have a strong suspicion that the perfume in this water is the main reason for my eyes getting watery,red and irritated.

I have no issues with it when I clean my skin, but eye makeup removal leads to burning, itching sensations and the reddening of the area around my eyes. 

So this is a NAY for me, personally, I actually think this is a decent product and you’d probably love it if you do not have this sort of problems with eye sensitivity.¬†

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Iar YAY-ul e tot un produs romanesc, de la Favisan, Virginia Masca Frumusetii. 

The YAY is a Romanian product as well, from a brand called Favisan, and it is called Virginia, The Mask of beauty. Catchy name, huh? 

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E formulata cu ingrediente naturale : echinacea, argila, lavanda, vitaminele E si C, e o masca pentru toate tipurile de ten, stimuleaza sinteza colagenului si a elastinei din piele, relaxeaa, detoxifica, netezeste, sustine imunitatea locala. Se aplica in strat gros evitand ochii, gura si sprancenele (ei, hai, ca n-o fi dracu asa de negru, chiar daca e cu argila, macar nu e peel-off :P), se tine intre 30 si 60 de minute si se clateste cu apa calduta apoi rece, continuand cu pulverizarea pe ten a unor infuzii de plante.

Promite multe Virginia, parca ar candida la presedintie, dar sa stiti ca si face ce promite.

E o masca “namoloasa”, cu cateva particule moi, care dupa uscare, devin putin exfoliante, dar nu agresiv, miroase puternic a lavanda, se intinde usor, e moale, si, cel mai important, dupa ce o dai jos simti ca ti s-a curatat tenul de impuritati. Asta se intampla cu orice masca de argila, doar ca aceasta nu usuca tenul, e calmanta din cauza uleiurilor esentiale, si iti lasa un ten ¬†proaspat, reitalizat, fin, curatat, si moale.

E un YAY 100% pentru mine si o voi recumpara forever. Si da, costa in jur de 9,10 lei si are un gramaj destul de mare, la 100 ml.

So pretty little Virginia has a lot of natural ingredients, lavander, echinacea, clay, vitamin E and C, it is suitable for all skin types, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, relaxes, detoxifies. You apply it in a thick layer, keep it on your face between 30 and 60 minutes, then rinse and apply some herbal infusions. 

She’s a cocky little mask, ain’t she, promising to do all this at a measly price, but she’s good, trust me.¬†

It’s a very “muddy” mask, with some lightly exfoliating particles, it smells really potently of lavender, it’s soft and you can easily layer it, and, most importantly, it really clears your skin away. That usually is the case with any clay based mask, but those usually tend to dry your skin. This one does not, it’s relaxing because of the lavender smell, and it leaves you with a clear, clean, soft and purified skin.¬†

This is a 100% YAY for me, I will forever repurchase it. 

Toodles !

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