Many great beauty innovations flutter in our newsroom every day. From now on, we are opening our cabinets for you as the beauty department of GALA's editorial office and testing out the most exciting new arrivals of the month at GALA Beauty Probe. Whether it's makeup, facials or the latest tools – here's something for everyone.
In November, we tested ourselves through a variety of products. Among others: Cosmetic dermatologist Simon Ourijan's cosmetics line, whose customers include Kim Kardashian and Co., a double-beard mask and luxury cold-season hand serum. Be curious about our rating!
Nice nails in 15 minutes
product: Striplac by alessandro
Price: about 90 euros
advantages: The color coating and topcoat harden within minutes under the LED and take up to three weeks.
optics: The Starter Kit comes with a high quality LED flashlight, color coating, topcoat, cleaning pads, polished file, digging hoists, peel activator, Soak-Off fluid and ten removers.
application: Cleaning pads prepare the nail for color coating. It – like the usual color – is also applied to the nail and then placed under the LED light for about one minute to harden. A topcoat that also hardens under LED light for two minutes provides a great finish.
effect: Uncomplicated handling as no primer is required. The color stays with me for at least 14 days.
Gentle home spa
Product: about 30 Euros for 200 ml
Price: La Biosthétique Sea Salt Scrub from the Spa Actif Series
advantages: Sea salt exfoliation ensures smooth and even skin
optics: The scrub comes in an elegant light blue pot with a silver lid – a nice observer in the bathroom. A small paddle helps distribute the texture on the body.
application: Before use, mix the sea salt scrub with a spatula so that the sea salt is evenly distributed in the texture of the gel. If you want an intense effect, the scrub should be applied to dry skin before showering. Apply to moist skin for a gentler effect. Handling is easy and comfortable.
effect: First of all, the scrub smells wonderful – I really feel like I'm in a spa right now. Exfoliation is very fine and very comfortable on the skin. After the shower, my skin feels much softer.
Leather with stellar appeal
product: Cleansing Kit, four scrubs and serum from MDO Cosmetics, dermatologist Simon Ourijan's cosmetic line – Kim Kardashian is one of his patients.
Price: The set costs 189 euros.
advantages: The set is designed to transform the skin within 28 days, providing a firm complexion and even texture.
optics: Matte Black Bottles, Gold Font: The products look completely high quality.
application: First, the face and face are washed with a creamy cleanser in the morning and evening, and then the serum is applied to the skin. This is followed by the usual, single day or night care. In addition, a set exfoliator is used once a week.
effect: The application is simple, but with the effect you have to wait. The skin feels good and fresh, it actually looks even. Nevertheless, a cream kit would be desirable, for greater moisture gain.
Tense immediate effect
product: Aviar Perfect V Lifting Premium Mask via Lovemycosmetic.de
Price: about 8 euros
advantages: The Avajar Perfect V Lifting Premium Mask promises to visibly tighten the beard area when first applied. A serum consisting of hyaluronic acid and collagen, among other things, is designed to counteract the natural loss of collagen.
optics: The mask is packaged individually. The serum side is additionally fitted with plastic tape to prevent possible leakage. The elastic mask of the brand has an attractive pink color and convinces with its reduced shape.
application: After removal, take the mask in both hands and pull it. So the special fabric is already relaxed. Then the two ends, with the holes drilled, pulled over the ears and put the mask in the proper position. According to the manufacturer, the mask should now be active for 10-20 minutes, and whoever wants to create more effect should probably stay longer.
effect: Easy to handle, the serum has a pleasant cooling effect, but pressure on the ears can become permanently painful. After removing the mask, a minimal reduction in the double beard may be observed, but the skin generally feels firmer and more fresh.
Teenage freshness for the hands
product: La Mer Anti-Aging Hand Serum
Price: 110 euros for 48 ml
advantages: Hand serum supplies one of the most visible parts of the body, the hands, with moisture and should restore the complexion.
optics: I love the noble look of La Mer products: clean, fresh colors (in this case different shades of green) and a silver pump.
application: Apply one or two pump strokes to the back of the hand in the morning and evening best.
effect: My first impression: I'm thrilled! The serum smells great, feels great and absorbs quickly. The hands are soft all day, and especially now, at the beginning of the cold season, secured with enough moisture.