9 September 2021

RBeautyHack editors and experts – about beauty finds that can’t afford it.

Nourishing cream “Aloe and Vitania”, Himalaya Herbals

Anastasia Lyagushkina, BeautyHack project manager:

I have been familiar with the Himalaya Herbals brand for a long time, and for me it is a symbol of value for money. The nourishing cream “Aloe and Vitania” is completely universal: it is suitable for both the face and the whole body, and it also saves very much in cold weather.

The cream is dense, even a little oily – it nourishes the skin well when it becomes dry and dehydrated. The aroma is floral and pleasant, but at the same time unobtrusive – felt upon application, but quickly disappears. The cream spreads easily, is well absorbed and does not leave a greasy film, despite its density. At the same time, it both nourishes and moisturizes the skin, and is also suitable as a makeup base. The consumption of the cream is economical, and the price cannot but rejoice.

Price: 149 rub.

Pink smoothing moisturizer, Weleda

Alexandra Grishina, SMM-manager of BeautyHack:

The main objective of the Weleda Mosquette Rose Series is to minimize the first wrinkles (category 30+). I’m not yet 30, but I wanted to get to know the brand for a long time, because everything that Weleda creates is absolutely natural!

This soft, well-absorbed day cream with a melting texture is actually suitable even for overnight use. Moreover, for both normal and oily skin.

I apply the product to cleansed, damp skin: the anti-wrinkle cream contains a lot of oils that better penetrate into the deeper layers precisely due to moisture. For these purposes, you can use thermal water.

One thing: I do not advise you to replace the makeup base with it – the consistency of the cream is dense, it is fully absorbed in 5-7 minutes. Make-up can not be done in a hurry. And as a separate daily tool on its own – quite!

Price: 1 517 rub.

Revitalizing cream for the eye contour Eye Repair Cream, CeraVe

Yulia Kozoliy, editor of BeautyHack:

Ceramides are the protagonists of CeraVe products. Under the influence of negative environmental factors, their natural amount in skin cells decreases, so we need external “support” so much. I fell in love with the brand at first sight, more precisely, from the first can – I now use Micellar Cleansing Water micellar water all the time.

I also made friends with the eye contour cream right away – I liked that it was dense enough in texture, like frozen coconut oil. At the same time, it melts quickly on the skin, without leaving a feeling of stickiness and oily content (you know how it happens – when the skin under the cream starts to sweat). I apply it before going to bed – after all, the main function of the product is considered to be moisturizing and restoration. In the morning, the area around the eyes looks fresh and smoothed – hyaluronic acid and the special MVE technology are responsible for this, which helps the active ingredients to be gradually released for longer hydration.

Price: 830 rub.

Bio-reinforcing cream contour for the skin around the eyes Mezolux, Librederm

Victoria Osipova, Special Correspondent of BeautyHack:

One of the main advantages of the product is its composition. 100% natural extracts smooth expression lines and tighten the skin. The cream is suitable not only for girls who already have fine wrinkles, but also for those who have just begun to have such a problem (as a preventive measure).

General characteristics of the product: medium density consistency, pleasant milky shade, absence of any odor. Recommended for use as night and day care, absorbs quickly. It can be applied as a base under the eyeshadow or as a concealer – cosmetics do not roll and shade well, tested!

And also the cream contour MEZOLUX is hypoallergenic, which is ideal for people with sensitive skin.

Price: 1 890 rub.

Night cream-peeling Age Protect Multi-action Peeling Night Cream, Uriage

Olga Varvaricheva, cosmetologist, dermatovenerologist, member of the American Academy of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS):

The main feature of the Age Protect series is that the brand does not hang tags in the form of age restrictions: all products are aimed at working both with signs of aging, and at eliminating a dull shade and loss of elasticity. At the same time, the manufacturer is not trying to surprise us with a super-complex composition – I found only reliable, proven components. For example, the night peeling cream contains lactic acid, which at the same time very delicately exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities and moisturizes the skin. And squalene, as an excellent antioxidant, regenerates cells. Additional ingredients: thermal water and hyaluronic acid.

The cream is comfortable to use, I have sensitive skin, but I did not feel any burning or other unpleasant sensations: I applied it at night (the consistency of the product resembles a non-greasy cream), and in the morning I washed it off with a cleanser. Suitable for problem skin.

Price: 1 801 rub.

Rejuvenating cream Pure Snail Wrinkle Care Cream, Bergamo

Angelica Uzhva, dermatovenerologist, Clinic of German Medical Technologies GMTClinic:

“Make friends” with snail mucin if you are worried that the skin has begun to lose its tone (you can learn more about this component here). It is this component that plays the main role in the cream from the Korean brand Bergamo. It lifts and rejuvenates the skin, smoothes fine wrinkles and makes the face soft and smooth. The cream is quite thick and nourishing – apply during the day if the skin is very dry and sensitive, and if you are the owner of a normal type, use it as an evening care.

In addition to mucin, the composition included aloe extract, which additionally moisturizes and softens the skin, activating regeneration processes, and allantoin, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

Price: 1 120 rub.

Cream against the first signs of aging Swiss Image

Arina Zarudko, editorial assistant:

Fine wrinkles are the faithful companions of everyone who likes to laugh a lot. I’m just one of this category of laughter, who have mouth to ear. Although I’m 15 at heart, I pay a lot of attention to care. Passing the shelf with Swiss Image, the cream in a pretty jar seemed to whisper “take me!” I had to succumb to the temptation and buy. The cream is made in Switzerland – for me it is a kind of quality mark. It is quite oily, but in a minute after application there is no trace of it – the skin “eats” it without a trace. And thanks with velvety and tenderness. I will definitely buy a second can.

Price: about 300 rubles.

Anti-wrinkle treatment to increase skin firmness and elasticity Hyalu B5, La Roche-Posay

Natalia Kapitsa, editor of BeautyHack:

The cream for aging skin from my beloved La Roche-Posay did not disappoint – I belong to the category of people who use anti-cellulite and anti-age products in advance, living on the principle of “forewarned – armed”. However, the tone of the skin left much to be desired even in my youth, so such funds attract me right away.

As before, no fragrances and oily textures – this is why my skin and I love the brand’s products so much. It contains two types of hyaluronic acid (low molecular weight and high molecular weight), vitamin B5. The first components are responsible for moisturizing and increasing skin tone, and the vitamin is responsible for the processes of restoring the skin barrier. It is recommended to use it in the morning and evening, but I only applied it in the evenings. The first thing for which I immediately fell in love with him was instant hydration without the effect of stickiness or oily skin. It often happens that the cream either does not moisturize enough, but you can immediately go to bed with it, or it is very greasy and is not completely absorbed even overnight. The second reason is that the novelty does not clog pores. In the summer, the skin becomes especially sensitive and naughty for any reason, but not this time. In short, it’s better to try it once than read it a hundred times.

Price: 1 975 rub.

Smoothing face cream Jeju Cactus Moisture Cream, Secret Nature

Arina Zarudko, editorial assistant at BeautyHack:

I love the Korean brand Secret Nature for its natural compositions and pleasant textures (and the Korean beauty industry in general – for its unlimited imagination and unusual products, which we wrote about here). In my collection there is a serum, an anti-stress agent, and now a smoothing cream with cactus extract. Its formula nourishes and fights the signs of aging. After the first application, the skin peels off much less, irritation disappears. Regarding wrinkles: the problem is easier to prevent than to eliminate – I’m not afraid of any anti-aging ingredients!

In this cream, adenosine is responsible for the smoothness and elasticity, which slightly brightens the skin and makes the complexion more even (note for those who suffer from post-acne and pigmentation). Also in the composition you will find broccoli extract, which fights imperfections. I apply the cream after the tonic with a thin layer. It absorbs quickly enough and leaves an unobtrusive herbal scent on the skin.

Price: 1 660 rub.

Day cream anti-wrinkle to smooth the surface of the skin, Yves Rocher

Anya Khobotova, editorial assistant at BeautyHack:

Yves Rocher knows how to benefit from plant extracts. The company struggled for 8 years over the series for natural skin radiance. Experts have created three treatment programs at once: “natural radiance” – from wrinkles and to smooth the skin surface; “Restoration of elasticity” – to resume the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid; “Lifting effect” – for modeling the contours.

The Natural Radiance program is based on the crystal mesembriantemum (in other words, the plant of life), its extract activates the production of mTOR protein and stimulates the fight against deep wrinkles. It also contains rice plant extract, which restores oxygen metabolism and enhances the skin’s natural radiance. It is better to use the cream from the age of 30. His aroma is gorgeous – sweet-floral. It is absorbed immediately after application and moisturizes the skin. I use it in the morning as a care and as a base for make-up: all day long the skin is velvety, smooth and fresh. An excellent budget tool for daily use.

Price: 1 049 rub.