So it's time for me to show you all the skincare products I've finished up lately and tell you if they were good enough for me to repurchase them. I have to be honest and say that 'empties' posts aren't my favourite to write, I always feel so un-motivated to do it but at the same time, in the typical beauty blogger style, I collect all the empty jars, tubes, bottles just to my husband's dismay, haha!
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me showing you lots of empty packaging some time ago and saying that I can't be bothered to write about them. Well, they ended up in the bin where they belong but since then I have accumulated another ridiculous amount of empties, so this time I've decided to share them with you on the blog as I know many of you actually like seeing those posts :)
I will keep it short and sweet and refer you to any proper reviews of some of these products I've done in the past.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, £3.33, I can't be without micellar water to remove my eye makeup, I usually grab this or the one from Simple, whichever is on offer, as they do their job just fine, are not irritating and super affordable.
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, £38 for 100ml, I am in love with this luxurious cleansing balm, from the texture, how it leaves my skin clean yet soft and nourished to its calming scent. Very expensive for a cleanser but the hype is real and I will miss it dearly, will need to find an offer soon to get it cheaper :)
Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser, £18 for 135ml or £20 for a mini set, I really enjoyed this cleanser, it left my skin very clean but not stripped. I think it's fantastic for anyone but especially for those with oily/combination skin as it really gets inside the pores leaving them clearer and tighter.
Repurcahse? Yes, I need full size of it!
NUDE Omega Cleansing Jelly, £32 for 100ml, another fabulous cleanser which transforms into an oily cream when massaged onto the skin leaving it clean and soft. I really enjoyed it but I think I prefer the Emma Hardie one as it's more nourishing.
Repurchase? Not now.
Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, £16.50 for 125ml, I like using refreshing face cleansers in the morning while taking the shower and this one was perfect, it smelled nice, left my skin very clean but not stripped from moisture and the manual gentle scrub was a nice addition even though I do prefer chemical exfoliators.
Repurchase? Maybe in the future.
Perricone MD OVM*, £135 for 59ml (review), I highly recommend checking my review of this treatment if you're interested but in short I was really impressed by it. It smoothed out my skin, helped immensely with hyperpigmentation and kept my skin soft and supple. It's very expensive though and I wish it would come in the container with a pump as by the time I was finishing it, after about 4 months of daily use, I was doubting its effectiveness.
Repurchase? If I could justify the price I would.
Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturiser, £24.50 for 50ml (review), I really enjoyed it as my morning moisturiser, it worked perfectly well under my makeup, it kept my skin hydrated but also the oils at bay and blurred lightly my large pores and fine lines. Suitable for any skin type, in my opinion, although very dry skin may need some hydrating/nourishing serum beforehand.
Repurchase? Yes, very likely!
Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream, £22 for 15ml, it was a very nice, hydrating, lightweight eye cream, perfect under makeup or just perk up tired eyes in the morning. The full size comes with a metal applicator for cooling and massaging effect. I really liked it, I think it's perfect for anyone in their 20 and early 30s. I am currently using day eye cream from Eucerin which I prefer for my skin's needs though.
Super Facialist By Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Skin Defence Daily Moisturiser, £16.99 for 75ml (review), nicely hydrating and smoothing lightweight cream, it worked really well for me, especially with the corresponding serum.
Repurchase? Possibly in the future.
Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream, £24.25 for 60ml (review), this was an amazing cream during Winter months when my skin felt quite dehydrated and parched, it's very nourishing and moisturising but not heavy.
Repurchase? Yes, but for the colder months as it might be too much for my skin type during Summer.
Serums, face masks, treatments
Super Facialist By Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Glow Boost Skin Serum, £16.99 for 30ml (review), as I mentioned I really enjoyed it together with the moisturiser but also combined with other products. After regular use for couple of months it definitely helped to brighten my complexion and added some glow to it.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £6 for 30ml, it was part of my skincare routine throughout the Winter and it definitely helped my skin to stay hydrated as much as possible. I don't think it's amazing but as far as pure Hyaluronic Acid serum goes it's good, especially considering how affordable it is!
Pixi Glow Tonic, £18 for 250ml, it was my first time trying the cult product and didn't wow me but my skin is well accustomed to much stronger acid peels which I do regularly on weekly basis but I love to maintain the healthy looking skin by using gentle acid tonner in my everyday routine so this was perfect for that.
Repurchase? Yes, I will be getting a full size of it.
Exuviance Purifying Clay Mask, £28 for 50g, I'm not very familiar with this brand but I've tried a few samples of their products thanks to beauty boxes and I liked them all. This clay mask is not drying at all but very effective at deeply cleansing the skin.
Oskia Renaissance Mask, £49.50 for 50ml (review), I realy like this face mask as it does a bit of everything and it gives almost a facial-like results but I do have other face masks which I also love but are cheaper then this one so unless I find a good offer on it I don't think I can justify the price tag. Fortunately I have another sample size of it :)
NUDE ProGenius Treatment Oil, £58 for 30ml (review), I had this little 5ml sample for over a month of regular, almost daily use! I loved it, it was very nourishing without being heavy or greasy.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold, £33.50 for 100ml, I know many people swear by it, and it was one of the first chemical exfoliators at this strength to use at home but I wasn't overly wowed by it. Maybe because, again, I'm using regularly Bravura Acid Peels and they as strong but gentle at the same time. If I used the Liquid Gold 2, 3 times a week it dried out my skin and if I used it once a week I didn't see much difference in my skin.
Repurchase? I don't think so.
Have you used any of these products?