September 2018 was a month where I put away my tanning lotion and brought out the pumpkin cupcake hand cream. I also finished up a small portion of beauty products and am here to share the reviews with you. As always, please consult with a dermatologist such as The Devonshire Clinic first, just to make sure that you are using the right products for your skin.
Products I Finished – September 2018
Before experiencing adult acne, I used the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser until my dermatologist mentioned that it was full of irritants. They recommend this La Roche-Posay cleanser instead because it’s non-foaming, surfactant-free, preservative-free, and paraben-free. It’s also an outstanding second cleanser if you are into double cleansing too because it’s so gentle and moisturizing.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$29 – 400ml Value Size)
This is my favourite inexpensive hyaluronic acid serum. I use one dropper of product twice a day and I go through one bottle a month.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$6.80 – 30ml)
This is essentially Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment in a lip balm tube with a thinner consistency. It is glossy, moisturizing, and a little messy.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$6.39 – 10ml)
This product was previously called Ceralip Lip Repair Cream and recommended by my dermatologist. Similar to the Eucerin, it is glossy, messy, and moisturizing. Although, the La Roche-Posay balm does have a waxier consistency and 5% panthenol in its ingredients. Which gives it the ability to heal your chapped lips while protecting them.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$9.99 – 7.5ml)
A classic perfume that is floral and feminine with notes of peony, rose, honey, and cedar wood. I enjoyed the sample, however, I believe the scent was too light for me to be interested in purchasing it.
Purchase? NO. (c$122 – 50ml Full Size)
I received this sample from my dentist because it is their number one recommendation for mouthwash.
Purchase? YES. (c$5.77 – 1l Full Size)
A fresh perfume that is floral and colourful with notes of lily of the valley. Similar to the Chloé, I enjoyed the sample but have no intention of purchasing it.
Purchase? NO. (c$105 – 50ml Full Size)
This is the brand name alcohol-free light blue mouthwash my dentist recommends. It’s a standard mouthwash and I know that if I dislike others I try, I can always go back to this one.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$5.77 – 1l)
I love the feeling and smell of this conditioner and will probably use it again in the future. I do though have a couple of hair conditioner samples to finish first.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$8.47 – 385ml)
In August, I mentioned my eye condition and need for eyelid wipes. These are brand name ones that I use twice a day and cut in half. Since they are expensive and I go through two boxes a month, I am still open to looking for other alternatives.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$9.97 – 32 Wipes)
Thank you so much for reading this addition to the series. See you next month with more mini product reviews.
What beauty products have you finished?
Let me know!