It’s time for an empties post again! Quite a bit of skincare items this time round as honestly, makeup products are extremely difficult for me to finish. I usually am light handed with my makeup products and considering now that I go makeup free on most days, it’s going to be a while till I get to the bottom of one. Till then, skincare products are the focus for now, especially since I am starting to notice the slight changes to my skin now that I am getting older. Prevention is always better than cure, I say and some of these products are definitely ones that I would repurchase. In fact, some of these items have been featured in my favourites so you’d probably seen me talk about them before!
Lierac Lumilogie Double Concentrate Day and Night Dark Spot Correction Treatment*
I mentioned this serum in my favourites and for good reason. It is made with organic products and the scent is something I enjoy as I apply it daily. I love how lightweight this serum is and how quickly it gets absorbed into the skin. I found that it also helps to hydrate my skin too, as I noticed less dry patches around my nose and in between my eyebrows. I would considering repurchasing this when I’m done with my serum stash.
Beuins Nutrition and Soothing Sleeping Pack
I still remember the hype when this was launched and I was extremely pumped to try this out. While I do enjoy a few Vichy skincare products, I have to admit this serum took me forever to finish as I wasn’t really excited to use it. Despite it containing up to 89% of Vichy mineralising water, I found that the texture of this serum to be a tad heavy and sticky on my skin so instead of following their instructions to use this as the first step, I’d usually use this as my last step before moisturiser. If I used this first, my skin just felt sticky after and I did not feel like the other serums I applied after would get absorbed. This serums claims to help reinforces skin barrier function and make the skin stronger against aggressors like pollution, stress and fatigue. It is difficult for me to attest to these claims from my use. Thus, I will not be repurchasing it.
SK-II RNA Power Eye Cream
La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Eye Serum
This is probably the fanciest item that I’ve ever used and that’s honestly because it was a gift. This eye serum contains anti-wrinkle firming peptides which is said to give the skin an immediate lifting effect. The serum itself is a slightly viscous iridescent liquid that blends nicely under the eyes and gets absorbed in seconds. I’m not sure if it is any placebo effect of some sort, but I honestly do notice a difference in my under eye area about 3 days into using this. My skin felt firmer and my undereye creases looked less pronounced. In terms of dark circles, not much effect was seen but that is understandable since these pesky circles have been with me pretty much my whole life. I rarely do see a pronounced effect in an eye care product and this truly impressed me. That being said, I will not be repurchasing this as I’m not loaded with tons of cash. yet.
It takes me forever to finish a fragrance so I’m proud that I finally finished this La Petite Robe Noire Eau De Toilette from Guerlain. This is from the La Petite Robe Noire Ma Robe Petales release under the La Petite Robe collection. This was my first ever Guerlain fragrance and I have to say my experience was pleasant. Despite this being an EDT, I do find that it lasted a really long time on my skin and the scent doesn’t change throughout the day. This contains a mix of mandarin, lemon, bergamot and orange blossom among other accords with a hint of pistachio. The scent is quite unique to me as I rarely see pistachio in the mix and I can actually smell it in this. It isn’t overpowering and I do think the scent is elegantly fresh (obviously, I lack the appropriate vocabulary to describe fragrances!). I might repurchase this again some day when my perfumes are done.
Kat Burki PH+ Enzyme Essence*
Loreal Revitalift Micronised Centella Micro-Essence Water*
I have to say this has become one of my favourite essences so far (it was featured in my current favourites a while back), and yes even over the SK-II facial essence. This is extremely light and gets absorbed in a matter of seconds. It is a great throw on before any other skincare product and I like how the fragrance is very subtle. This essence contains 92% micronised pure centella essence which is said to have extraordinary healing power to repair aging marks and help the skin regain firmness and elasticity. The droplets are also 5 times smaller, enabling it to penetrate the skin much further. After using up this bottle, I noticed that my skin does emit a slight natural glow right after applying this and I do think that the ingredient list has a great potential. Considering it’s affordable price (I got mine for SGD 35.90 for a local Watsons), I’ll definitely repurchase again. In fact, I’m already on my second bottle and foresee myself buying another when this runs out.
That’s it for a pretty lengthy empties post! I have started on a few new skincare products and I am excited to share them with you, so do look out for them in an upcoming post!