I last shared my empties in August, and I’ve gathered a few since then so here are some mini reviews of the products I’ve recently used up…
Antipodes Hallelujah Lime and Patchouli Cleanser* (200ml, £22.99)
I reviewed this previously on my blog; it’s a cream cleanser that has a refreshing scent (the lime is a really nice zingy scent) and leaves skin feeling nourished. I found it hard to use up all the cleanser because of the pump dispenser – I’ve decanted some of it into another small tub to use it up, but some was still wasted unfortunately.
Repurchase? Probably not; I tend to prefer balm or gel cleansers. It is my favourite cream cleanser though so if you like cream cleansers I’d definitely recommend this.
Botanical Nourish Cleanse Melt* (60g, £26.00)
This is another one I’ve reviewed previously on my blog; I really enjoyed using it. Balms are my favourite type of night cleanser, and this one has a nice scent (not too strong, not too herbal). As you’d imagine from the name it is really nourishing and helps my skin feel lovely and smooth.
Repurchase? Quite possibly yes, one of my favourite balm cleansers and it lasted me a good while.
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Facial Toning Pads (60 pads, £5.99)
I like an evening toner (Pixi Glow Tonic* is one I enjoy) and these toning pads are a really convenient way to do this whilst travelling. They’re not great as an environmental choice though so I’m tending to use reusable pads (I use Ermana Bamboo Cleansing Pads*) with a liquid toner.
Repurchase? Probably not, but for environmental reasons rather than any flaw with the product.
L’Odaïtès Elixir Bonheur – Anti-Aging Replenishing Serum* (15ml, £52.00)
This was a product I was sent by LoveLula to test but I’m not sure if they stock it anymore. It’s a rich product so you only need a tiny amount which means even though it was only a small bottle it lasted me ages. I did enjoy using this as part of my night time routine but am not sure it delivered anything more than other facial oils.
Repurchase? Probably not; it’s a pricey product so although I did enjoy using it I don’t think I’d buy it myself.
Pacifica Sea Change Future Youth Serum* (30ml, £19.99)
I’ve just reviewed this; it’s a nice lightweight serum that suits my skin well. It’s a good item to have as part of your skincare routine but not something to get too excited about.
Repurchase? Maybe, but it’s not my favourite serum (Evolve Hyaluronic Serum 200* is my favourite).
Natura Siberica Aralia Mandshurica Day Cream for Dry Skin* (50ml, £8.50)
Love this so much! I reviewed this for my blog a while ago and raved about it, and I continued loving it until the last bit was used up (one downside – you have no idea when it’s going to run out!). It’s such great value but also a fantastic moisturiser for dry or combination skin and it’s SPF20. I used this most mornings for a few months and just loved it. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
Repurchase? Already have 😊
Evolve Daily Renew Facial Cream* (60ml, £28.00)
I’ve tried quite a few of the Evolve products and enjoyed almost every single one. This moisturiser is no exception; it’s a white cream moisturiser that blends in easily and keep skin feeling soft and smooth. It smells amazing too; it has a coconut scent. You don’t need much so this works out good value for money.
Repurchase? I already have another pot, and often use it when travelling.
Shea Moisture Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo (384ml, £10.99)
This range is one I’ve struggled to find in stores recently so I wonder if it’s being discontinued. I really hope not as it’s amazing and I’d like more! I had both the shampoo and conditioner from the range and really liked using them. They smell great, they keep my hair nourished, and they reduce frizz.
Repurchase? If I can yes. I mostly use solid shampoo and conditioner now, but like to have one liquid shampoo and conditioner in as they’re so quick and easy to use.
Dafna’s Skincare Nutrition Night Treatment* (50ml, £74.00)
I went through a phase of using lots of Dafna’s products and this was one I stuck with until it ran out. I reviewed it for my blog along with their Recovery Cleanser*. The Nutrition Night Treatment is a fairly thick night cream but it blends in well and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all.
Repurchase? Not sure. I did enjoy using it but it didn’t wow me and it’s a high price point so I’d probably choose others before this. I’m using the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream* at the moment.
What have you used up recently? Any recommendations?
Let me know in the comments below if so.
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