It has been a long time since I featured some of the products that I’ve being using up lately and whilst I had considered abandoning these types of posts I thought I would write one again as oddly enough I did enjoy them once upon a time.
One of the first products I finally waved goodbye to was the Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz. I picked this up a while ago which is testimony to how much I didn’t use it because it was still lurking in my bathroom cupboard a century later. At the start of the year I made a quiet deal with myself not to buy many more products until I had reduced the amount of skincare products that I own. So far this year I’m doing pretty well and have found myself using up quite a few things, some of which went into the recycling before they could be featured on here. Back to the Botanics Toning Spritz I unfortunately saw no benefit in using this at all as my skin looked no different or felt any different, in fact if I’m truthful I found the whole experience of spraying this on my face quite horrible, it made me jump every single time.
The L’Oreal Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover was a spur of the moment purchase last year; it was on offer at the time and seeing as I hadn’t tried it before I thought I would give it a go. Whilst I thought it worked quite well on my eyes in comparison to the Simple eye make up remover I still wasn’t a huge fan, it took a bit of work to completely remove any mascara defying the world gentle leaving me with slight panda eyes. If you’re looking for something that will work well on your eyes as well something which will help remove make-up for your initial cleanse then I highly recommend the Garnier Micellar Water for future reference, it works so much better if you’re looking for quick removal of make-up.
Back in November I reviewed the Bochéry Nature Nanoface Eye Cream* which can be read here. I quite liked this product as it helped with puffiness in my eyes however it did fail to help with dark circles which are my primary concern. Throughout the end of last year and the start of this year I put all of my other eye cream products aside in order to finish this one up because the expiry date was February.
The Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser was a product that I received in a She Said Beauty Box back in the day. I have to say I really enjoyed using this product because for me right down from the smell to the texture it was a pure pleasure to use. The smell reminded me of lemonade whilst the texture was an extremely smooth white gel. Using this on my skin resulted in a really refreshing cleanse that left my skin feeling really nice and soft and above all else clean. In regards to helping improve the issue of acne I personally cannot comment on this because I have never suffered with it. Overall I was quite sad to see the end of this product because I really enjoyed using it.
My last product that I managed to use up was a tiny sample of the Origins Mega-Bright Skill Illuminating Cleanser. There are for me good and bad things about this product of which I will start off with the good. Firstly this cleanser if you buy the full size will last you a life time because a little goes such a long way, in fact when I think about it I’m still quite amazed by it. The smell is really pleasant too and was something that I looked forward to when using it of an evening however I have to say that the good things really did end there. Whilst this product did not cause me any physical reactions what I did notice was how squeaky clean my face felt afterwards. When I say squeaky I mean running your hand down a window squeaky, it was a rather unnatural feeling that I was left with and one which I do not wish to have reoccur, would this not have just exacerbated any dehydrated areas?
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