Hi guys, I know you’ve all seen a million empties posts before, but this is my first one! I’ve been wanting to do a skincare empties for a while now, but I had a few issues. The first one being that I have so much stuff, it takes me forever to actually finish something. Then, I kept forgetting I was supposed to be keeping my rubbish and actually throwing it in the bin. Wild concept, actually binning empty packaging, I know. All in all, it’s taken me months to build up this very tiny pile of products. But, this is what I have, keep reading to find out what I thought of them and if I’ll be repurchasing.
As you can see, I’ve nearly used two of these in the time it’s taken me to put this post together. I haven’t got a new one yet, but I will pick one up this week. I’ve been using this on and off for years now and I think it’s one of the best makeup removers at this price point. My favourite one ever is by Clinique but I think dropping nearly £20 on eye makeup remover is a bit excessive and the Nivea option is a very close second.
Everyone on the internet was obsessed with these a few years ago. I used to use them a lot more than I do now. They used to be something I reached for a few times a week, but I have other products I like a lot more now. These ones are good if you have easily irritated skin as they’re fairly gentle, and they’re obviously great for travel as they’re pre-soaked pads. I already have the smaller version of this which I’ll keep on hand for travelling. Most likely, when they’re done, I will repurchase the smaller tub but can’t see myself investing in the larger one again.
What can I say, Hydraluron and I go way back. This was my first ever hydrating serum. Pre Sarah Chapman. Now, I really like this stuff. And it’s a great product if you don’t want to splash the cash on the Sarah Chapman. As this used to be one of my favourite products, I do already have another one of these in my backup drawer. Side note: please tell me I’m not the only one who obsesses over products enough to warrant a backup drawer. Please. I will continue to use the other one I already have, and most likely will repurchase when that one runs
out low. The negative of this is the packaging, squeezey tube seems great… Until it explodes the second you take it on a plane. Learnt that the hard way, don’t travel with this stuff.
Possibly one of the most hyped up products on the internet ever. For good reason, it’s incredible. This is another product that I have to have a full one of at all times. I knew that I already had a backup in my drawer when this finished, I went to get it out and added another one to my shopping list. Only to discover I actually had two full ones in my drawer.
I say this as someone with dry skin that isn’t at all acne prone, this product is not marketed for someone with my skin. But I think everyone needs one (or three) of these. The exfoliating properties are so gentle. It helps keep my skin clear if my pores ever feel a bit clogged. As well as dealing with a spot if one ever shows up. Never burns my sensitive skin, and most importantly, it never makes my skin drier either. No wonder I had three of them.
Now that I’ve fully confessed how much of hoarder I am, I’d love to know if you have any products you always keep extras of. Please, it will make me feel much better about the situation.
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