It’s been a while since I’ve done an empties post! I have been trying a few different things skincare-wise lately, so I haven’t been getting through things as quickly as I normally might. Today I’ll be going through the beauty products I’ve finished during November, December and January, which are products from Batiste, Trilogy, Stridex, Comvita and Vaseline – let’s get started!
Batiste Dry Shampoo Brunette 200ml – $15.99 NZD
I LOVE THIS! I don’t know how we lived in a world without dry shampoo! Washed our hair all the damn time? Had dirty hair?? Now there’s the best of both worlds, thanks to this amazing product. I’ve used other varieties of Batiste, but Brunette is my favourite because the darker colour means there’s no risk of having white or grey roots. My long thick hair is a mare to wash, and often will get a bit oily at the roots while the lengths are perfectly fine. Using Batiste Dry Shampoo means I can easily get 3 days without washes.
Repurchase? Already have.
Stridex Maximum Strength Acne Control Pads 90 – $6.61 USD
These are 2% salicylic acid, which is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and it works well at treating and preventing acne. BHAs are really recommended for acne-prone skin, and there’s a reason why Reddit’s awesome Skincare Addiction forum suggests this as an intro-level BHA product. I was happy with these pads, but I found them slightly drying on my skin. I’ve replaced it with Paula’s Choice BHA lotion which is more suitable for me. If you are acne-prone and are interested in trying chemical exfoliation I’d suggest picking these up on iherb. A guy I’m friends with suffers from ingrown hairs from shaving, and he actually finished off this tub, and said it helped his ingrown hairs and also acne.
Comvita Manuka Pure Hydrating Night Moisturiser 50ml – $55
I received this in the August Goodie Box, and I didn’t really use it much until I took it away with me over Christmas. It is a decent moisturiser, but I didn’t find it to be particularly special. It’s pretty expensive, and I didn’t notice any benefits from the Manuka Honey Extract.
Trilogy Cream Cleanser 100ml – $24.96
Last year I won tickets to attend the Hailwood show at NZ Fashion Week from Trilogy, and received a goodie pack which included travel sizes of some of their products. The Trilogy Cream Cleanser was part of that pack, and I also took it away with me over Christmas. I LOVE it – it’s so gentle and creamy, and leaves my skin feeling moisturised and soft, not dried or tight at all.
Repurchase? Once I’ve finished my existing hoard of cleansers.
Vaseline Total Moisture Dry Skin full size 200ml – $4.99
This product comes with a bit of a story. One day I was driving to work, and I realised I hadn’t moisturised, and my face was really dry. I wasn’t going to my usual office, which is well stocked with beauty products (see full post about my office stash here). To solve my moisturiser emergency, I pulled into a petrol station and paid an excessive sum of money for this tiny body lotion. Usually I wouldn’t apply something like this on my face, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Since that crisis, I’ve used the rest of the tube on my body, and it has worked wonderfully. It absorbs quickly, which is good because I hate lying around feeling greasy while waiting for a body lotion to absorb.
Repurchase? I would, when others ran out.
Have you use any of these products – what did you think? Also, if you’ve done an empties post recently pop a link in the comments, I love reading what other people have used up!