My current life goal is to be more minimalistic and to incorporate more sustainable approaches into my life. With that in mind, I’ve decided to set up this new series of what products I’m currently trying to use up. It holds me accountable for the many purchases I make and equally ensures I actually try and use up the many products I own. As I’m using a product up from start to finish, an actual opinion, good or bad, can be made too.
I may now be 24 and trying my best to age gracefully, but an eye cream that doesn’t break me out or irritate my sensitive eyes is now a vital step in my skin care routine. I received the No.7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream in a Christmas advent calendar my parents bought me. I only have a 5ml travel size, but I’m about 3/4 of the way through this and I have to say, I don’t mind it. I’m not sure if I would repurchase it, but it doesn’t cause my cheeks to break out in horrid cystic acne and it’s also not greasy. As for diminishing fine lines, I’m not too sure.
The skincare front may as well continue with the Alex Steinherr Sleep Spa Overnight Lip Mask. I bought this from Primark many moons ago, and like the skincare hoarder I am, it has truly been neglected. I’m not sure you can buy this anymore, but it’s not a ground breaking lip balm that I’m sad I can’t repurchase. It does a good job of being a lip balm, but the Laniege offering is just as good, if not better.
It’s taken me a short while to get to a product I love, but the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is exactly that. I bought this when oil pulling was thing? That doesn’t work for me and my acne prone skin, however as first cleanse, this is marvellous. It doesn’t dry my skin out and is one of those simple, no frills, no fuss skincare items that just works. Once I’ve worked my way through a whole lot of skincare, I can see myself repurchasing this for sure.
The Tresemme Deep Smoothing Mask has been a product I’ve been working my way through forever. Tresemme is apparently cancelled, but I’m not about to bin something and create excess waste for the whims of society. It does the job and is cheap, however I do think I’ll be trying to find a more universally liked brand for my hair masks in the future. Alternatively, the Cocoa Butter Cocoa Body Scrub is one of my favourite scrubs. It does a good job of buffing away dry skin without causing any irritation to my skin. It smells incredible and I always seem to find my way back to this scrub.
Like I said, I’m trying to be more eco-friendly with my choices and the Faith in Nature Lemon and Tea Tree Shampoo is me putting my foot onto that path. It’s made in the UK, is cruelty free and vegan. It’s also free of SLS and parabens. I really enjoy the fresh, zingy scent of this shampoo. Equally, my sensitive scalp adores it. What more can a girl ask for?
What products are you trying to use up?1