Monday, January 22, 2018

Weekly Empties (3)

This week I finished Dr. Canuso Daily Exfoliating Cleanser* (link) and Foot Repair Serum* (link). I enjoyed using both products, especially the serum. The cleanser has tiny exfoliating beads and is very gentle. It is not harsh on the feet, but does the job. I used Foot Repair Serum after the shower in the mornings and sometimes before going to bed. It's a light serum that sinks into the skin instantly and doesn't leave any greasiness. I'm used to foot products being thick and rich, so I didn't expect much from this serum, but it really worked. It makes feet soft and smooth right away and the result is lasting. I have very dry feet in winter and they crack easily, but I never had any problems while using this serum. My feet still got dry, but they didn't crack and the serum would make them feel extra soft. It's really one of those products that I wish was bottomless. 

I've tried quite a lot different micellar waters, but I've never got to try Bioderma micellar water (link) in the past. It has so many great reviews and I have to agree with them. I received this bottle in October's BeautyFix subscription box and it really lasted long. I use either makeup remover wipes or micellar water to remove eye makeup. Bioderma did the job quickly and easily without irritating my eyes. I liked it a lot and would repurchase though it's not my favorite micellar water (my favorite one is from Melvita and it seems to be discontinued).

I've read various reviews about Biossance Cleansing Cloths (link), but I really liked them. If I wasn't so curious to try new products I would definitely repurchase them. As mentioned above, I use either micellar water or wipes to remove my eye makeup. These cloths did a great job and while they were not very wet, they were wet enough to deal with makeup. I never felt like they are too dry or don't wipe off makeup clean. Once I remove eye makeup, I would swipe the cloth over the face to clean some of my face makeup before using a face cleanser. I never had to use more than 1 wipe.   

I got Petitfee Hydrogel Eye Patch (link), because I wanted something to give extra hydration for my undereye area. Sometimes I would use these patches after my regular skincare routine, but mostly I used them while masking (I applied these to my undereyes and a different mask to the rest of my face). These hydrogel patches tend to get thinner as the skin "drinks" the serum from them. It's interesting to note that they should be used within 2 months from opening, so I really tried to use it every other day. They lasted well and the last pair was as moist as the first one. Overall I enjoyed using the product, but I might try some other patches next so I could have something to compare these to. 

I used up this sample of Malin + Goetz Revitalizing Eye Cream (link) as part of my nighttime skincare routine. While it was a small sample, it lasted really long and only a tiniest amount of the cream is needed. It is very rich, but it sinks into the skin quickly and doesn't leave any residue. It hydrates undereye area and makes it soft. I did like it, but I don't think it is worth the price tag.

It was my second sample of Sunday Riley C.E.O. Moisturizer (link). I like it a lot, but I don't think I'll commit to buying a full size of 1.7 oz because of my skin needs. I have normal skin that tends to go towards combo in warm months and towards dry in colder months though it never gets fully dry. This cream is rich and thick and it is too much for my skin to be used constantly. However, I love it as a nighttime moisturizer when my skin needs extra hydration or during cold weather (I will sometimes apply it during the day as well). Just because it's a cream that I use only for a certain period of time, I am good at getting a sample size or purchasing a 0.5 oz container to get me through those moments when I need a boost of extra hydration.     

I use hand cream all year round, but especially during cold weather. My hand and body skin gets dry instantly when the temperature drops and I need to put an effort in keeping it hydrated. I have a few favorite hand creams that I keep repurchasing, but this time I decided to try EOS Hand Lotion in Berry Blossom (link). I purchased it as part of 3 lotion set, so I'm on my next one already. It is a really light product that absorbs to the skin easily. You don't need a lot of it to get good hydration. It makes hands soft and smooth and the effect lasts for some time. It's not as long lasting as some rich hand cream, but it's great when I'm in a rush and need to get dressed, put jewelry on, touch things as it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave stains on anything.

I love the idea of flavored dental floss, so I was very excited to try Cocofloss. I've already used up the coconut one in the past and I'm currently using strawberry one. I've finished Dental Floss in Delicious Mint* (link) recently and I enjoyed it as much as I did the other two. This floss comes in a few different flavors though they're very light and you barely smell/taste anything. However, it's something different when you want something else than the regular minty flavor. This floss is infused with wax and oil, so it goes between teeth easily and doesn't cut into the gums. I also love that the container is see-through and also has marks to show how much of the floss you have left (1 month, 2 weeks, etc.).   

* marks PR samples received complimentary

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