Today, the cosmetic market is continually reinventing formats and compositions, and new items appear on the shelves almost every day. But even in the conditions of total diversity, we have favorites that we don't want to part with. And when the manufacturer removes the product from sale, you have to put up with a break-up and look for a replacement. Five girls talked about their favorite skin care products that are no longer available and their successful stunt doubles.
Interview: Irina Kuzmicheva
blog author Makeupmania
discontinued: Payot Lotion Tonique Fraicheur
instead of him: Toning lotion with raspberry extract Payot Lotion Tonique Reveil, 1425 rubles.
For several years my must-have in my evening routine was this cranberry tonic. Everything is good in it: exfoliating option to complete the cleansing, pink color, berry aroma, an hourglass bottle with a pump dispenser. Every time I ran out of tonic, I invariably bought it - exactly five cans. Once again looking into the store for a new bottle, I found out that the brand decided to withdraw the lotion from production. I remember well how upset I was, because we are already so used to each other. But here
Payot announced the good news that a new product is coming out - a tonic with raspberries.
I love raspberries even more than cranberries, so now they are the main berry in the bathroom. The tonic contains raspberry and pineapple extracts - together they activate the process of cellular regeneration and dry out inflammation. Due to the absence of alcohol and the presence of hyaluronic acid in the composition, it is suitable for all skin types, even my dry one. I use it mainly in the evening and take a deep breath before applying. Still, a pleasant aroma is a tangible bonus in cosmetics.
author of the telegram channel "Beauty in the City"
discontinued: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant
instead of him: Lip balm Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, 592 rubles.
A friend gave me the balm. It almost immediately became my favorite, and I bought it a couple more times on Lookfantastic, until the product was taken off the market, breaking my heart. It has a light gel-like texture and eucalyptus scent. Shea butter, honey and fatty acids nourished perfectly, the balm moisturized and healed small cracks. I applied it at night and woke up with lips without dryness and other "joys" that the Baltic wind brings. Balm can sometimes still be found in duty-free, but I don't travel often, so
found him a worthy replacement. The Korean tool Laneige has not yet reached the Russian offline, but it can be found on eBay and in other online stores. It is called a night mask, but in fact it is a balm. It smells good of berries, the texture is a little sticky, but for me this is not critical. I apply not only before going to bed, but also in the morning, about ten minutes before makeup, so that my lips are moisturized, and the lipstick is easily applied and does not dry out.
By the way, those who do not like to smear the balm on their lips with their fingers will surely like that the kit includes a handy applicator with a silicone tip. The composition of this product is more serious than that of the previous one: in addition to natural oils, waxes and extracts, there is hyaluronic acid and beta-glucans for skin elasticity. I can't say that the products are one hundred percent identical in composition and texture, but both perfectly cope with their task - they nourish and moisturize lips that are hellishly tired of frost.
discontinued: Facial Booster Perricone MD Cold Plasma
instead of him: Facial booster Perricone MD Cold Plasma + Face, 18 150 rubles.
Perricone MD seems to have everything for a direct and quick hit in the "high-recommended" category. The celebrity dermatologist and the celebrities themselves as his fans are. Design that flirts with something from the field of medicine and science is also available. The prices of the American brand seem to be created in order to dream of the unattainable. I didn't even have to dream - the "plasma" was sent for a test.Sounds magical, but it actually smells
harsh reality. According to the official version, it was a "sea flavor", according to mine, it was sturgeon of the second freshness, like Bulgakov's. Yes, expensive whey (and in a jar it is it) smells like a fish market at the end of the working day. Smells even through a sealed can in a sealed cardboard box. I was able to hold the "plasma" on my face for ten minutes, after which I retreated to the bathroom. The can went to a more persistent friend, but I still wanted to appreciate the benefits of this product promised by the brand.
Representatives of the brand explained that the specific smell is due to the omega fatty acids in the composition, which are obtained from salmon fish. Many people use them, but I don’t know why Dr. Perricon didn’t pour a bucket of lemon juice into the composition - for the fish, the very thing, and the smell would not be so terrible. After reading the blogs, I became convinced that it is not a matter of individual portability. Apparently, the complaints reached the addressee. The brand has released a new "plasma". To this omega-3/6/9 were added several different peptides (peptides are good), but the main thing is rosemary essential oil (it goes well with fish, by the way). The enemy was eliminated, and I had a chance to test the product without fear. Plasma does not lie, but honestly corrects everything at once: wrinkles, enlarged pores, dull and uneven tone. I would not buy it with my own money, there are less "heavy-smelling" alternatives, but it's still nice that Dr. Perricon heard my prayers.
founder of natural cosmetics store Love & leaf
out of production: TonyMoly Floria Pore-Tightening Cream
Instead of him: Night fluid with SOD Angel Lab, from 1400 rubles.
I recently became an adherent of natural cosmetics, and I have been struggling with acne for a very long time. To help the skin cope with inflammation, I used TonyMoly cream with an active, but questionable composition. I applied it before going to bed, and the next morning the skin looked noticeably better: the pores are smaller, the tone is smoother, the hydration is noticeable. In addition to narrowing the pores, the cream provided comprehensive care for oily skin, there were also bonuses - for example, it brightened pigmentation and soothed redness. Everything is wonderful except
an impressive range of ingredients prohibited by eco-cosmetic standards.
Immersed in the world of natural remedies, I found an alternative. The fluid of the Russian brand Angel Lab also has the lightest fat-free consistency, which is instantly absorbed. But the effectiveness is many times superior to the TonyMoly cream. And most importantly, it has an ethical composition. Among the active ingredients are probiotics and prebiotics, as well as the antioxidant enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase). The fluid removes pigmentation, including post-acne, has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect. An important bonus for oily skin is “cascade” moisturizing of different depths and intensities.
SMM Manager of the Forum and Woman Who Matters Awards
discontinued: Body scrub Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish
Instead of him: Body scrub Thalgo Exotic Island Body Scrub, 4730 rubles.
Unfortunately, I rarely see body scrubs that make the skin truly smooth and free of allergies and irritation. For example, after coffee breaks, I had to drink medicine the next day. Once a friend gave me a Kiehl’s scrub for March 8th. I liked it so much that it was registered in my bathroom for a long time, I bought it three or four more times. Almost everything was perfect in it: from the minimalistic packaging for which the brand is famous, to the “sweet” composition (honey, soy
milk, jojoba oil). Although the product did not cleanse very thoroughly, it left the skin smooth and delicate, smelling of a light, not cloying scent. My happiness lasted for several years until the scrub was discontinued. The brand has other similar products, but I decided to try something new.
On Helen Manasir's instagram, I read about Thalgo scrub with white sand from Bora Bora, sea salt and coconut shells. They gave me the first jar, bought the second one myself. Of the pleasant differences, it is unlikely to thoroughly cleanse the skin and, despite the abundance of small particles, does not scratch it at all. The product, like Kiehl's, perfectly nourishes and moisturizes the skin of the body. This is especially valuable in winter.It smells like coconut and vanilla - a pleasant but not sugary combination.
Photos: AG Enhancive Clinic, Payot, Ceneo, Anna & Jini, Mr Porter, Bath and Unwind, MyKoreaShop, Angel Lab, Sephora, Rive Gauche