November Empties

Caudalie Peche de Vigne Shower Gel (200ml)
Got this half price. It is a soap-free formulation suitable for sensitive skin. Here is the blurb on the back:

Enriched with aloe vera, this shower gel maintains the skin’s physiological pH balance. Soft vine peach is infused with almond milk and fresh mint leaf to create a fresh scent.

Biodegradable gentle plant-based cleansing formula. Against animal testing.

The best thing about this shower gel, (apart from being SLS, parabens and mineral oil free) is the smell: like fresh summer peaches, not those artificial perfumey peach smell. The gel itself is clear and thickish, so that when you squeeze it you get a glob. I enjoyed using this, especially after using a string of unscented shower gels. I bought another scent during the same sale and am looking forward to using that!

Repurchase? Yes

SANA Super quick gel pencilliner EX
See in depth review here. This liner lasted me 4 months. It’s the first time I’ve used up an eyeliner and at such a rate.

Repurchase? A big yes.

YSL Natural Action Exfoliator Granule-Free (Sample, 5ml)
I usually don’t put samples in empties post but thought this is a product worth writing about. I got about 3-4 applications out of this tiny tube. As the name implies, it’s an exfoliator without granules. You apply the product on dry as you would an oil cleanser and massage until it liquifies and then you add some water to emulsify it and rinse off. The texture of the product is thick, like honey. So the initial massaging could tug a little if you don’t squeeze out enough product. I caught myself missing feeling the granules and doubting the efficiency of the product but my skin always feel baby soft after I use this. I think the massaging action helps a lot, and it’s something I should be doing but not. I am tempted to buy a full bottle of this when my go-to runs out. It is pricey though. On the other hand I also heard wonderful things about Darphin’s and would like to try that too.
Purchase? Yes


Dr. Hauschka Revitalising Mask (30ml)
This is a staple of mine for almost a decade (!) and I use it as a moisturising mask. It’s a greenish yellow colour lotion/cream in the tube, and I apply it all over my face and let it sink in for about 10 minutes before I take it off. First with a wet face cloth and then I rinse. My skin always feel drenched and pampered afterwards.
Repurchase? Yes.

Dr. Hauschka Rhythmic Night Conditioner (50 x 1ml)
I use this twice a year when the season changes. I’ve been using the ampoules for almost as long as I have the mask and it worked extremely well for me in the past. However I did remark that the last couple of times I used it (and this time as well) it broke me out. Not excessively, just a couple of spots here and there. I don’t know what to make of this. Either it’s a result of my skin regulating / rebalancing itself, or it’s a bad reaction. Nonetheless apart from the spots my skin feels excellent. I use one ampoule at night after cleansing and nothing else. I do this for a month. This is a pricey product, this particular box cost 53 euros when I bought it in Germany and it usually costs more than that here in France. I think I’ll wait until my skin is in better shape before I invest in another box.

Repurchase? Uncertain


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