22 June 2017

Empties: #1 2017


My first empties post since I've been back! This is also my first empties post of 2017. I seem to have used a heap of skincare products over the past few months.
Clear Skincare Copper Peptide Serum

This retails for AUD$40. Copper serums are meant to aid in reducing indented scarring, as well as acne scarring. It is also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage and fine lines. Furthermore, it helps calm inflamed skin, red and rosacea skin. I do have acne prone skin, and pairing this with rosehip oil really helps minimise scarring and heals popped pimples quickly. I am looking at purchasing the Niod version, but it is a bit pricey at $90!
Repurchase? I probably would if I don't get the Niod one.
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

I've got nothing but good things to say about The Ordinary products. I have loved everything I have tried, and everything is so ridiculously affordable. Niacinamide is no exception. Niacinamide is a vitamin B3, which helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and congestion. Whilst using this (along with other The Ordinary products, the copper peptide serum mentioned above as well as the rosehip oil), I have noticed that pimples don't last as long and scars heal a lot quicker.
Repurchase? Yes! I am currently using my back-up, but will definitely do another The Ordinary order shortly.
Life-flo Pure Rosehip Seed Oil

This must be my third bottle of rosehip oil by Life-flo. It's so ridiculously affordable at $7.72 on iherb. Quality (in my opinion) is on par to ones sold at pharmacies for 3-4 times the price. I highly recommend stocking up on the Life-flo ones!
Repurchase? Yes!
Sunday Riley Good Genes

Good Genes is a lactic acid treatment that promises to brighten, plump and refine your complexion. I was disappointed that this bottle barely lasted 2 months - I did not even use this every night! I also did not notice any difference to my skin. At $154 for 30ml, I'm glad this didn't work for my skin because I'm pretty sure I'd have to sell my soul if I had to keep repurchasing this.
Repurchase? No.


The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Azelaic Acid is meant to brighten your complexion, as well as reduce blemishes and improve skin texture. To be honest, I haven't really noticed a difference in my skin texture. But blemishes have slowly become a rarer occurrence (however, I am using this in conjunction with other products formulated to reduce blemishes). At $13.90 a tube, it is another affordable skincare product by The Ordinary.
Repurchase? I am using my back-up, but will probably buy another when I do my next The Ordinary order.
Paula's Choice RESIST Perfectly Balancing Foaming Cleanser
This cleanser is meant to remove makeup and excess oil. Whilst it ticks many boxes - such as not leaving my skin feeling tight, easy to use, not overly expensive ($33 for 190ml), I'm not wow-ed by it.
Repurchase? Probably not, as I would like to try other cleansers on the market.
Wotnot Facial Wipes for normal/sensitive skin
I used to really love Wotnot facial wipes. Not anymore. This doesn't remove all my makeup (I have to use a micellar water to get rid of the remaining foundation/eye makeup), and also my eyes sting for a good minute or so if this comes anywhere near my eyes. 

Repurchase? No. 

And that wraps up my first empties post of 2017. What have you emptied lately?

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