Empties: March 2019

Empty skin, body, hair care and beauty products

It seems as though the universe must have a sixth sense for when I'm going on vacation. All week as I've been heads down trying to wrap things up at work, emails with random requests kept popping up out of the blue. This is why I'm writing this post on the morning before we depart for Paris(!). There are a whopping 21 products in this month's empties round-up, which includes all the rich and moisturizing products that helped me get through the long winter. Let's get to it, shall we? I have a plane to catch.

Round-up of empty hair care products featuring La Coupe, Noughty, Herbal Essences

La Coupe Coconut Milk Moisture Quenching Conditioner (approx. $9.99, previously featured here)

Quick notes: Silicone-free, richly moisturizing without weighing hair down. Rinses away very cleanly. The pump dispenser doesn't go all the way to the bottom, so you will have to store the bottle upside-down to get the last bits of conditioner out.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Noughty To The Rescue Moisture Boost Shampoo ($11.99 at London Drugs, previously featured here)

Quick notes: I liked it in the weeks leading up to the writing of the review, but I have to admit, the La Coupe Coconult Milk Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner sort of kicked this to the curb because I liked the latter better.

Would I repurchase? No.

Noughty To The Rescue Moisture Boost Conditioner ($11.99 at London Drugs, previously featured here)

Quick notes: See above.

Would I repurchase? No.

Herbal Essences Detox Black Charcoal Shampoo (previously featured here)

Quick notes: Good gentle clarifying shampoo at the drugstore level.

Would I repurchase? I think it's been discontinued.

Round-up of empty body care products featuring BVSpa, Crabtree & Evelyn, Schmidt's, Blancreme, Dr. Teal's, Trader Joe's, Woodlot

BVSpa by Bon Vital Grapefruit Salt Scrub (previously featured here)

Quick notes: My go-to body scrub.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Body Lotion (previously featured here)

Quick notes: Good while it lasted. I had to cut the top off of the lotion bottle because there was so much product stuck inside.

Would I repurchase? Crabtree & Evelyn has filed for bankruptcy, so no.

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant (previously featured here)

Quick notes: My go-to natural deodorant. Love the scent and the sensitive skin formula free of baking soda.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Blancreme Paris Strawberry Pomegranate Body Cream

Quick notes: Moisturized effectively, but the scent didn't do it for me.

Would I repurchase? I think this is quite an old product and has been discontinued since?

Dr. Teal's Lavender Foaming Bath ($9.99 on sale for $7.99 at London Drugs, previously featured here)

Quick notes: Produces loads of bubbles and a soothing lavender scent.

Would I repurchase? No as I'd like a more natural option.

Trader Joe's 100% Organic Argan Oil

Quick notes: Great as a body moisturizer and a rich boost to your normal face moisturizer. Love that the price tag was under $10 USD.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Trader Joe's Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream

Quick notes: Unisex scent, richly moisturizing, generous-sized tube, a formula that features a lot of natural ingredients, affordable price tag.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Woodlot Flora Body Lotion ($22)

Quick notes: Beautiful natural scent and packaging, and love the fact that it's a local company. I used this little sample-sized bottle as a hand lotion at work and it looked so pretty sitting on my desk. Not as long-lasting as I'd like.

Would I repurchase? Maybe.

Round-up of empty sheet mask packets featuring TONYMOLY, Aritaum, Nature Republic

TONYMOLY Master Lab Ceramide Moisture Care Sheet Mask ($4, previously featured here)

Quick notes: So good for calming down redness and sensitivity.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Aritaum Collagen Sheet Mask ($1.50)

Quick notes:

Would I repurchase?

Nature Republic Shea Butter Sheet Mask ($2)

Quick notes: Thick sheet with a rich, lotion-y, creamy white essence. More suitable for winter use.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Nature Republic Royal Jelly Sheet Mask ($2.50)

Quick notes: Smells like honey. Essence feels stickier than the average essence.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Round-up of empty skincare and aromatherapy products featuring Laneige, Tata Harper, Saje, Avene

Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel ($46 for full size)

Quick notes: Serviceable, but didn't impress me as a must-have eye cream.

Would I repurchase? No.

Tata Harper Purifying Mask ($85, previously featured here)

Quick notes: Loved this. My only regret was the last little bit of it dried out before I could finish the jar. Tragic.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Saje Peppermint Halo ($39.95)

Quick notes: The only thing that helps relieve tension headaches without the use of medication. I also like layering it over Saje Pain Release to relieve post-workout soreness.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Saje Immune

Quick notes: I like the way this smells and how it clears up my sinuses.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

Avene Hydrance Optimale SPF 25 ($38 at Shoppers Drug Mart)

Quick notes: Light but hydrating and absorbs quickly, great as an everyday moisturizer and formulated for sensitive skin. The SPF 25 was perfect for winter.

Would I repurchase? Yes.

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