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September to December 2017 Empties

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Yes, this was long time coming. In this time frame, I had my second child and have forgotten what sleep is. It does come back eventually, right?! These were also the months that I managed to make a decent dent in the samples box.

 

Shiseido Benefiance Night Emulsion

Absorbs well and my skin felt amazingly soft afterwards.

Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment

I confess, I used this so long ago I don’t remember it.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

It feels nice, and has a very strong lotus scent.

Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Oxygenating eye gel cream and gel cream

Both are of a gel texture, which would be wonderful in the hot summer months. The gel would feel nice and cool. No greasy feeling here.

Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur moisturizer

This product confused me. It’s like a moisturizer and primer in one? I wasn’t a fan of this.

L’Occitane Precious Cream

Really nice cream. Really soft skin.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Another really nice facial cream that’s easier on the wallet.

Shiseido Bio Performance Glow Revival Cream

A very nice facial cream. Would totally get this.

Philosophy Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Retinol+Superfood Oil pad

It was a single use pad that was pre-soaked. I’m not entirely sure I would buy this.

 

Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

Absorbs well and smells pretty nice.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive

Apparently this sample doesn’t contain the activating ingredients and instead, is purely for texture!! If I had known that, I wouldn’t have chosen this as a sample!

Shiseido Revitalizing Essence

Nice. Absorbs well. Light, pleasant fragrance.

Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum

Very nice serum. Would totally purchase this.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate x2

I’m not a huge fan of “oil-type” facial products. It does absorb well, but there’s a residue that lingers.

Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

Can’t remember much about this except that the texture was like a fluffy cream.

Live Clean Glowing Daily Serum

I hated this. The smell was awful and it didn’t absorb well. I couldn’t bring myself to use this on my face so it went on my legs.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

Have used this before and loved it. Am using a full size bottle now actually.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

Very strong yet pleasant citrus smell. Another “oil-type” product that I’m not a fan of.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Finally got to try this out after reading so many rave reviews of it. Can’t comment too much about it since it was a sample packet. Maybe I’ll get around to getting a bottle one day.

 

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash – Apricot and Honey

I’m not usually one to use body washes, but this one wasn’t too bad. The fragrance is strong and sweet, but dissipates pretty quickly after the shower. There’s only a faint after smell.

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser – foaming formula

Another bottle I’ve lost track of how many I’ve gone through. Holy grail facial cleanser here!

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Repair Argan Oil of Morocco shampoo and conditioner

I can’t remember much about these sample packets except that I wasn’t super impressed by it. Not likely going to purchase.

Shiseido Future Solution LX Extra Rich Cleansing Foam

This was extremely rich but made my skin feel so nice afterwards!

Philosophy Purity Made Simple  3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes

A decent cleanser but felt very watery.

 

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Balancing Softener

Great stuff! Currently on back up bottle.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Love love love this stuff! Not a fan of how much the price has gone up over the years. Am currently debating repurchasing or trying something new.

Lancôme Tonique Radiance

Another favourite for summer. Will need to get a few before it gets too warm out.

ALPA Apiko

This is neat. My mom bought this for me when she was in Europe last year. I couldn’t find too much information about it online except that it’s a popular face cream that contains bee venom!

Shiseido Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream

A great daily eye cream. Didn’t repurchase (this was my second tube) as I wanted to try something new.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-fluid Lotion

A really fantastic fluid sunscreen that goes on and absorbs fast, and doesn’t leave that greasy feeling I absolutely hate. It really does come out as a fluid, so apply and rub it in quick! You do pay more for such a small bottle, but if I’m more likely to wear it because of the properties it has, then I don’t mind paying for it.

 

St Ives Hydrate Cucumber Melon Body Lotion

I have lost count how many bottles of St Ive’s I’ve gone through. Definitely too many to count!

Aveeno Baby Daily Lotion

My elder kiddo uses this now that his eczema is under control. Sometimes I’ll use it too.

X3 Clean Germ Attack Hand Sanitizer

Love this stuff. Still have 2 more backup bottles for the good ol’ diaper bag.

Marcelle | Thyme Stretch Mark Triple Action Cream

I remember using Thyme’s Stretch Mark cream when I was pregnant with my first kid. I’m not entirely sure if there’s a new formulation now that it’s partnered up with Marcelle. The sample was pretty small so two applications on the belly and it was done. At least it was fragrance free.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+

The holy grail for baby’s eczema. I WILL NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE ON HIM!

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt – Apricot and Honey Lotion

So-so. Hubby likes it and I wasn’t a huge fan of it. Fragrance is light. Absorbs fast but leaves a slight greasy feeling on me, but no such feeling on my hubby.

Kiehl’s Nurturing Baby Cream for Face & Body

Really nice cream that absorbs easily into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. May or may not get because of price point.

Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion

The fragrance was so incredibly strong that I couldn’t even bring myself to use it, let alone use it on my baby. It became “leg lotion” (Any kind of cream or lotion I don’t like gets relegated to arms and legs. Thus it gets used and not entirely wasted!).

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Written by Jessica

January 30th, 2018 at 4:11 pm