Five months of meticulously using the same products have finally paid off:
I've now collected a bag full of empties to share with you!
Along with the Project-10-Pan, I've committed myself to use up most of my beauty products, i.e. all the junk that has taken over my bathroom, closet, and bookshelves...
Here is the first batch of the products I've used up!
The Body Shop Vitamin E face mist*: I've been familiar with this product before and I've already mentioned why I'm not really loving it. To put it shortly, it benefits dry or dehydrated skin- the conditioning Glycerin and Panthenol aid for that matter. However, what I'm looking for in a facial spray is an overall feeling of refreshment, not some extra moisture on top of my sunscreen or makeup. Would I repurchase it? Probably not.
Avene Thermal Spring Water: this, I love. I truly believe it helps my skin to be healthier and less irritated. I've used up yet another 50ml can and I'm planning to buy the big one (that bares a strong resemblance to hair spray!). Would I repurchase it? Hell yeah!
The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing facial exfoliator: umm, allow me to rant over TBS some more... The Seaweed range is targeted to combination/oily skin and it carries some fantastic products- but, dear TBS, why make a face scrub that feels exactly like the Seaweed face wash with a few added grains? And the latter don't even exfoliate the skin! If I want to amplify my own face wash into a scrub, I'll add some baking soda instead. Would I repurchase it? Never- stay clear of it, people!
The Body Shop Aloe Calming facial cleanser: this, on the other hand, is lovely. Rich in Aloe Vera juice, no parabens, no fragrance, it gently cleanses the skin without stripping its moisture. I like it. Would I repurchase it? Definitely, some time in the future.
The Body Shop Elderflower eye gel: this is one of the few cult products from TBS that reflect the "Annita days", way before L'Oreal bought the brand. It's a lightweight, cooling gel that keeps the under eye area supple- though now that my fine lines are getting more prominent, I'll opt for an anti-wrinkle eye cream. Would I repurchase it? It's not for me anymore, though I do recommend it to eye cream beginners!
Fresh Line toner with lemon extract: this was a decent face toner. Although it's aimed to oily skin, it didn't dry out my face; alcohol has been replaced to witch hazel extract. FYI, it contains lots of essential oils- sensitive skin ladies, take notice! Would I repurchase it? Probably yes.
Last but not least, I used up every single drop of the mini Clinique 3-Step; I must admit, now I have seconds thoughts about the Clarifying Lotion. It sure is a fantastic exfoliator, but it also dries out the skin, so... Is it going to be a triumphant repurchase, or a beware-dry skin alert! case? I can't make up my mind!
I hope you found this post helpful- perhaps it might have saved you from a couple of terrible purchases! As for me, I'm now able to enjoy less clutter on my bathroom shelf... Woot woot!
Have you tried any of the products featured above?
Anything you've used up recently? Do share!
* I was given the Body Shop Vit E face mist for free. Sharing my honest opinions, as always.*