GALA beauty sample
The coolest beauty innovations in the test
In the “GALA Beauty Sample” we test the most exciting new products. Included in November: a product from Victoria Swarovski’s new Orimei brand and an IPL device for the home.
Hint of tint
Product: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Tint
Price: around 37 euros
To use: Those who do not like covering foundations are well advised to use the Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Tint. It contains innovative ActiveForce ™ technology that provides the skin with moisture around the clock. The skin looks well-groomed and even all day long – without looking mask-like.
Optics: The product comes in a narrow, black tube. The opening is very pointed so that you never accidentally push too much product out of the tube.
Effect: As the name suggests, the Self-Refreshing Tint has a very natural coverage. But exactly the right thing for my needs. The product cannot cover impurities, I do that with concealer, but the complexion looks really fresh and even. I prefer to apply the product with a brush, but my fingers work just as well. In addition: The color adapts perfectly, so it doesn’t matter if the color match is not 100 percent right.
It’s time to shine
Product: Glow Drops from Orimei by Victoria Swarovski
Price: about 40 euros
To use: Thanks to its retinol alternative of natural origin and hyaluronic acid, the pore-refining glow serum should ensure a visually perfect, even and radiant complexion.
Optics: The Glow Drops come in an elegant bottle and can be perfectly dosed thanks to a pipette.
Effect: I like to mix the Glow Drops in my hyaluronic acid serum or in my make-up in the morning – so my face shines with an extra portion of glow. But I also love the drops for the body: the décolleté or the legs – here I usually mix the glow in a body lotion. Depending on the mixing ratio, the result is more subtle or a little more conspicuous – I love it!
Product: Split ends tamer from Pantene Pro-V
Price: about 5 euros
To use: The split ends tamer by Pantene Pro-V is a leave-in serum and perfect for daily care. It should seal split ends and prevent hair breakage in the long term. Brittle tips should become supple and shiny with regular use.
Optics: The split ends tamer comes in a practical pump dosage, so it can be perfectly portioned. 1-2 drops are absolutely sufficient for my short hair.
Effect: I’ve been using the split ends tamer for a few days now, put a little bit into the ends of my dry hair every day – and what can I say: I’m thrilled. I’m actually not a fan of oils that are too rich, they make my fine hair look greasy quickly. Caution is also advised with the split ends tamer, because too much product should not be used. But with the right dosage, my hair shines a lot more, looks more tamed and smoother. Just the way I like it!
Unwanted hair doesn’t stand a chance
Product: Silk-expert Pro 5 IPL from Braun
Price: 545 euros
To use: The constant hair removal on legs, armpits and intimate areas takes away not only time, but sometimes also the last nerve. A permanent solution sounds very promising. For those who find professional laser treatment too expensive, IPL treatment at home could be a good alternative.
Optics: The IPL device comes with a razor, two attachments and an elegant storage bag. The combination of white and gold looks noble and futuristic.
Effect: The darker the hair, the more effective the IPL device can be. Before each use, the area to be treated should be depilated, as the light pulses burn existing hair and unpleasant smells arise. As soon as the device is plugged in, you can start working. A clear difference can already be noticed after several weeks. The hair on the legs is thinner and less likely to follow. There is even no hair growth on the armpits and bikini line – I’m really thrilled!
Note: All products were provided to us free of charge.