Yearly Empties Part 3: Skincare

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Featured Products

1.Deciem Beauty Hylamide Low Molecular HA

I had originally purchased this product in hopes that it would add moisture to those awful forehead creases that sometime plague our faces once we wake up. Do we frown in our sleep? I don’t know. What I know is that this really didn’t offer the depth of hydration I had hoped for. Maybe my expectations were too high; its moisture was really surface deep. Not a re-purchase but it’s still a nice element to bespoke your skin care.

2.Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser $20.00

This cleanser is #goals, in plain English: it works incredibly well and is extremely gentle. It emulsifies beautifully and has a luxurious viscous texture; while it may be a denser oil it still spreads easily. A definite repurchase, I have already restocked the full-size version of this mini.

3.Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

I was really on the fence with re-ordering this product simply because I feel as though there are some comparable products out there. This is a, gentle on the eyes cleanser, and I feel as though Glossier did their due diligence in regards to the research that supports the efficacy of this product. Does it wow me? No, do I still like it? Yes. The one thing I really do like about this product is that it doesn’t feel stripping, your face doesn’t feel tight post-use, and all in all, I’m slowly selling myself on this product.

4.Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask

There is a reason why this product is so popular; it pulls all the crap out of your face and straight to the surface. Definitely, do not use this up to 3 days prior to an event as it really can bring a lot to surface. Do use it on areas which may break out, your back, butt, neck, and chest, you do you. I love this mask, just know it can get a little messy. Repurchase? Yes, please.

5.Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist $24.00

I really like this skin mist; I prefer it to Caudalie’s beauty elixir. I find that this mist tackles my skin on a deeper level, and that the mist is finer. It smells divine and gives you that little bit of luxury you may be missing in your life. Oui to repurchase!

6.Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

There’s a reason this product is so popular, it works. It leaves the skin plumper and rejuvenated and helps to greatly refine the texture. I haven’t repurchased this product because I’ve got more than enough products to make my way through at the moment. Upon reading the product description for this item (link in title) if it describes some results you’d like to see I recommend trying it as it’s true to its word.

7.Caudalie Beauty Elixir $22.00

A cult classic, one of the first of its kind. This product is a nice mid-day refresher but I do find you have to spray more frequently than other brands (Tatcha). It’s a nice product for traveling, and I do love the glass (as opposed to plastic ) packaging but given the option, this is one of the few times I would choose Tatcha over Caudalie.

8.Skyn Iceland Nordic Skyn Peel $50.00

These peel pads are effective when used frequently, however, they’re marketed as though they’re much more intense than I found them to be. This is not something I would repurchase as I find you can get similar results with Clearasil or other less expensive brands.

9.Tatcha Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream

I used this as it was a little bonus in a Tatcha ‘Bento Box’. Do I feel I need eye cream? Not necessarily, however, this one is thick and spreadable and absorbs quickly. The consistency was exactly what I would want in an eye cream.

10.Tatcha The Silk Cream

Oh my HEAVENS, this cream is incredible. First of all, it has the finest scent of key lime pie and glides across the skin falling into all the necessary areas, it leaves your skin luminous and happy and consistent use gives your skin this pearlescent quality. Definite repurchase.

11.Eve Lom Cleanser

This product was my first solid oil cleanser and it got me hooked. I love a solid oil cleanser as you have better control over the quantity being used. Now after a year or so of trying a few others I still like this cleanser but it isn’t my favourite. I don’t think it cleans as deeply and it doesn’t melt into the skin as smoothly as I’d like. Not really a must repurchase.

12.Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Mask

I have used this mask approx. 4 times in the last 3 days. It calms my skin and immediately brightens my complexion. It also doesn’t dry up leaving the face tight. Upon washing the face you can apply a really light moisturizer and go on with your day, this can be used morning or night. Yay to repurchasing.

13.Glossier Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum

This serum is expensive for what you’re getting. You can easily fin these ingredients in a less costly formulation, ex: Deciem beauty. The idea behind this serum is a nice add-in to any skincare regimen if you’re looking to tailor things in a precise way. Not a re-buy.

14.Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum $89.00

This radiance serum WORKS after I stopped using this I saw an immediate decline in the quality of my skin, the luster vanished. It’s definitely on my list of products I would like to incorporate in my regular routine. Caudalie has an amazing product roster and this is one of my favourite products they produce.

15.LaNeige Water Sleeping Mask $33.00

This is a very widely loved sleeping mask and I understand why, it infuses the face with a serious amount of moisture and is very gentle whilst doing so. I do prefer a creamier texture so I can massage it into the skin for a longer period of time before it dries up. With all the new sleeping masks that are currently being released, I don’t think I’d repurchase this product. However, in comparison to others, the price point on this product is much friendlier than most.

16.Tatcha The Essence Plumping Skin Softener

A very fine essence. Using this after the enzyme exfoliator my skin felt instantly plumper and healthier, I don’t currently use this essence as it’s quite expensive and as previously stated I have a few options on the go. Once those products are finished I plan on using this. If you can afford it, a definite re-purchase.

17.Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder

There’s a reason this product shows up twice on this list, it is my favourite exfoliator, it is so finely milled the enzymes leave your face, literally, squeaky clean. Whenever my boyfriend has stayed over and showered in the morning he always uses this because it makes your face so damn soft. I recommend this product and will give it 5 stars everytime.

18.Tata Harper Clarifying Mask

This mask can be a little aggressive and so I like to use it as a spot treatment to draw out and dry up any blemishes. Boy did it work! After 20 minutes I felt as though the size and redness of the spot had decreased greatly. I have since repurchased this in the full size.

19.Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder

See number 17.

20.Youth to the People Superfood Moisture Cream

I wouldn’t call this a cream as it had a much more gel-like quality about it. It was fluid yet moisturizing. It was the cream I reached for when I felt my skin needed a little extra hydration. Yes, this little sample was enough to last me a week or so and to determine its value. Something I’d recommend but am not currently in the market for.

21.Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator $50.00

This exfoliator didn’t do much for me in the way of facial exfoliation, it worked great for my arms and chest but I found it to be too creamy for my face. Not a repurchase.

That’s it folks,


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