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Imi plac BB/ CC cream-urile, desi sunt considerate produse hibrid de catre specialistii in cosmetica. Am un ten cu imperfectiuni minore si prefer machiajul foarte usor si transparent pentru zi de zi. Aplic BB cream sau CC cream imediat dupa ce imi fac rutina de ingrijire , rezultatul este un aspect mai luminos si o protectie in plus pentru ten – protectie solara, protectie fata de poluare si vant.
I like BB/CC creams, although they are considered to be hybrid products by the cosmetics specialists. I have a face skin with minor imperfections and I prefer very light makeup (almost invisible) in daily use. I apply the BB cream or the CC cream immediately after my daily care routine; the result is a more brightful look and extra protection for the skin – against sun, wind and pollution.

Mi-e foarte greu sa spun care este CC cream-ul meu preferat. Depinde de perioada. La capitolul BB cream o prefer pe cea de la Bioderma, dar pentru CC cream…mi-e foarte greu sa ma exprim.
In ultima perioada am observat ca imi plac mult doua produse de tip CC: Elmiplant Skinrepair si Nivea Q10 Plus. Pe cea de la Elmiplant o folosesc de ceva vreme, pe cea de la Nivea Q10 Plus am inceput sa o folosesc de la inceputul lui aprilie, deci cam de 3 saptamani.
It is difficult to say what my favourite CC cream is. Actually, this depends on the moment of … I know for sure that when it comes to BB creams my favourite si the Bioderma one, but for the CC cream… I have not really yet decided. However, for the last few months I noticed that I enjoy two products more particularly: Elmiplant Skinrepair and Nivea Q 10 Plus. I have been using the Elmiplant cream for a while, as for the Nivea Q10 Plus I have just started to use it since the beginning of April, so almost 3 weeks ago.

Hai sa vedem ce a iesit pe fata mea dupa ce am aplicat pe o parte CC cream de la Nivea si pe cealalta parte CC cream de la Elmiplant. Ambele CC cream-uri folosite au si ingrijire anti-aging si protectie solara…deci sunt oarecum similare ca si fisa de prezentare. Ca sa va fie usor sa urmariti pozele, luati in calcul ca CC cream de la Elmiplant este aplicat pe partea unde am acele bubite in coltul gurii ( nu suna asa bine, insa este efectul pe care il am intotdeauna daca stau mai mult de 2 ore in mediu in care se fumeaza intens).
Let’s take a look at my face skin after having applied on one side the Nivea CCcream and on the other side the Elmiplant CCcream. I must add that both products have an anti-aging component and sun screen… so their descriptions are pretty much similar. In order to make it easier for you to follow the evolution of my skin in these pictures, please keep in mind that I applied the Elmiplant CCcream on the side with those little spots in the corner of the mouth (this doesn’t sound so nice but this is what happens to me if I spend more than 2 hours in an environment where there is a lot of smoking).

Pozele sunt facute la lumina naturala, undeva inainte de pranz, nu am facut nici o editare, oricum nu ma pricep. Ca sa vedeti mai bine, dati click pe poza.

Prima poza – fara machiaj, fata este demachiata cu o apa micelara si am o crema hidratanta de zi aplicata pe toata fata.
A doua poza – am aplicat cu degetele cate doua doze de CC cream egale pe fiecare jumatate a fetei din fiecare crema.
A treia poza – peste CC cream am aplicat cu pensula putina pudra libera de la Bourjois, nuanta Peach.

I took the pictures in natural light, sometime before noon, I didn’t edit them (as I don’t know how to do it anyway). Click on the picture to have a better look.
First picture – no makeup, the skin is cleansed with some micellar water and I have applied a day hydrating cream on my face.
Second picture – I applied with my fingers two equal amounts of each cream on each side.
Third picture – over the CCcream I applied with a brush some loose powder by Bourjois, the Peach tone.

Daca lumina naturala nu prea arata diferente intre cele doua CC cream o sa va arat diferentele in lumina artificiala:

CC cream-ul de la Elmiplant ( partea dreapta a pozei) prinde efect mat ceva mai repede ( nu mai am pata de lumina in zona cearcanelor), poza este facuta la 5 minute dupa ce le-am aplicat pe ambele. Cu toate acestea Nivea ( pe partea stanga)  aduce un efect de luminozitate suplimentar, asa mi se pare mie.

If you can’t really see the difference in natural light, I’ll show you the difference in artificial light:
The Elmiplant CCcream (the right side of the picture) is faster to offer you a matte effect (I don’t have the light spot in the dark circles area anymore); the picture is taken 5 minutes after having applied the two creams. Yet, the Nivea product (the left side) has a more brightful effect, or at least this is how I feel.

Ca si textura, Elmiplant este mai consistenta si Nivea este ceva mai lichida. Cand am scos din tuburi, CC cream de la Elmiplant a ramas “mai adunata” , cea de la Nivea a si inceput sa “curga”.

The Elmiplant product has a more consistent texture, whilst the Nivea cream is a bit more liquid. When they come out of their tubes, the Elmiplant cream kept its consistency for a while, the Nivea cream started to “leak”.

Ca si culori, Nivea este o idee mai inchisa, dar diferenta este extrem de mica.
As for the colors, the Nivea cream is a bit darker but the difference is really unimportant.

Ca si pret:
– Elmiplant CC cream skinrepair – in jur de 30 lei, am vazut maxim 33 de lei
– Nivea CC cream Q10 plus – 39 de lei este pretul recomandat, pot fi sanse ca in promotie sa o gasiti si la 35-36 de lei.

Mi-e greu sa spun pe care din ele o prefer. Pe cea de la Nivea o aplic ceva mai usor, fiind mai lichida si eu avand un ten mai uscat, insa pe cea de la Elmiplant o folosesc de foarte multe ori ca si baza de machiaj chiar de iesit la un eveniment si vin cu fond de ten doar unde am ceva de mascat, punctual. 

Voi pe care ati alege-o? Mie imi plac amandoua la fel.


And for the price:
–         Elmiplant CC cream skinrepair – around 30 lei, not more than 33 lei (this is what I saw) approx. 7.5 euro
–         Nivea CC cream Q10 plus – 39 lei (the suggested price), but you may find it in a promo for 35-36 lei. – 8.8 euro
I can’t really say which one I prefer. The Nivea cream is easier to apply as it is more liquid and it fits my rather dry skin; but I use a lot the Elmiplant product as a makeup base, even to go out at special events (and I only add some foundation where I have something to cover).
And you, what would you choose? I like both of them equally.
Translation in English by Alina C. 

Written by Ana Maria Tatucu