July saw the bottoms of some of my favourite skincare products pointing towards the sky!
I’m going to get down to them in no particular order! =D
1. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advance Face Serum
This product has been a staple for me for a good 3 years now! What it does is that it helps soothe sensitive and irritated skin and reduces redness! I have naturally red skin and this has helped tone down the redness quite a bit although I wish it would make the redness around my nose / chin area disappear completely. =D Am so glad I’ve got a back up of this thanks to Steph!
2. Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner
Another empty that I enjoyed using! I reviewed this here not long ago after re-discovering it when I came back to the UK!
3. Shiseido Brightening Balancing Softener w
I am in love with this product. So in love that I worry if I will not be able to bribe the boyfriend’s brother into lugging one (two if I’m lucky) bottles of this back for me. Now that the full-sized one has been used up I am onto the first of my two deluxe-sized samples. Do check out what I had to say about this product here!
4. Vichy Eau Thermal Spray
I used an average of one can a month. I am now looking into other alternatives as I know aerosol cans are damaging to the environment! Am trying to make a change, a baby step at a time! =D
5. Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50+ PA+++
Yet another Shiseido empty! I have been on a roll with Shiseido products of late, having discovered them when I was home in Malaysia over the last couple of months and I am falling hard for their products! This is my perfect sunscreen as it has such an incredibly light texture, goes on to a smooth, non-greasy finish and protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Do drop by my review of this product here if you are interested to find out more!
6. Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum
Another favourite that I was sad to see go! I compared this with Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Hydrating Serum here! Check it out to see who won the battle of the hydrating serums! =D
7. Biotherm Skinergetic Moisturiser
Used up a sample tub of the above moisturiser! I did not experience anything other than it keeping my skin nicely moisturised but I have to say I prefer Biotherm’s Aquasource moisturisers to this!
That’s it for skincare! Now onto the two body products I used up this month:
8. E45 Moisturising Hand Cream
I’ve had this for ages! I remember buying this sometime last year at St. Pancras International’s Boots during winter as my hands were so dry I could feel the pull of my skin when I tried to move my fingers. Yup it was that bad. I resorted to quickly purchasing this (thank you, Advantage points) and I wouldn’t say it’s the most moisturising hand cream I’ve used but it does the job of keeping your hands moisturised until the next wash and it’s unscented and non-greasy!
9. The Body Shop’s Almond Body Butter
Took me a while to use it up as the sweet almond scent proved to be a little too much for me but I eventually got used to it and I really like how it does soften your skin really well and does not leave my skin feeling as sticky / greasy as I do when using my favourite Astral cream. =)
July’s been quite a good empties month, hasn’t it? =D What have you used up this month?