5 September 2013

Products Not Worth the Hype # 3

Products Not Worth the Hype # 3

There's a sadistic part of me that has started to actually enjoy finding disappointing products. It's like I'm hoping that a new product, a product I've actually gone out and paid money for because I wanted to try it, won't live up to my expectations - because then I can share why with all of you! Beauty isn't perfect, and neither are beauty products. These are the third bunch to join my steadily growing pile of products definitely not worth the hype.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant - I received this in one of my beauty boxes last year and it sat in my skincare draw for months and months. I put off trying it, despite hearing lots of praise from fans of this product, because in the back of my mind all I could think about was the bad things I had heard about Dermalogica skincare. A couple of months ago I decided it was silly having it but not even giving it a try, and I am a bit of a fan of exfoliators, so I decided to give it a go. Hailed as Dermologica's best selling exfoliant, Daily Microfoliant is a rice based exfoliating powder which can be used either alone with water or with a cleansing balm or oil. I have tried it in all three ways, and each time I have found it to be pretty darn useless. When you 'activate' it with water or another cleansing product, it's meant to release papain, salicylic acid and rice enzymes which work to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells and leave the skin smoother and brighter. Yet not once have I felt my skin has benefited from this, nor has my skin felt smoother or looked brighter. I gave it a good go - but I think I'll stick to my Origins Modern Friction and Origins Never a Dull Moment for manual exfoliants from now on. (Dermalogica, £40.30)

O.P.I Avojuice - I was actually really excited when I bought a set of O.P.I Avojuice from a local salon. I love O.P.I, and the salon praised these as absolutely amazing, holy-grail products, they simply couldn't do their job without them. O.P.I describe Avojuice as a fruit smoothie that delivers instant hydration to your skin and there's 14 delicious scents in the range - and they really do smell delicious. But hydrating? Pull the other one! My Balanace Me Rose Otto Hand Cream is hydrating, softening and smells divine. These make me feel as if my skin has a thin layer of plastic on them, smooth but dry at the same time, and definitely not hydrating. So much so, I've popped them all in the bin! (O.P.I, 30ml each, £2.25)

Products Not Worth the Hype # 3

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Face Wash - Why I decided to buy this, I really don't know. I know my skin doesn't mix well with high-street skincare products and I know that I always regret trying them, but try I did. On the surface, this looked and sounded like a lovely facial wash. I picked this up on Feel Unique as it was pretty cheap and I was drawn in by the advertising spiel; working to target imperfections, awaken skin and tighten pores, with extracts of grapefruit, pomegranate and Vitamin C. It's designed for oily skin and skin prone to imperfections and it's dermatologically tested. Sounds good, right? It's not a foaming face wash - which I generally avoid as they can strip the skin - and it has a gel like consistency which has a refreshing, fruity scent perfect for a wake up call in the mornings. But boy did this strip my skin. After a few weeks use I realised that my skin felt tighter, sore in places and very, very dry in texture. I sat down with all the products I was currently using and went through everything and it didn't take me long to realise the only new product in my routine which could have caused the issues on my skin, was this. My skin has expensive taste where skincare is concerned and this just doesn't cut it; I think I'll stick to my fab Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash. I'd love one day to write a review of a high-street skincare product and say "This is amazing!!" but this unfortunately, is not for me. (Feel Unique, £4.24

Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara - I love a new Rimmel release and there's a few products they've recently released that I'm pretty darn impressed with, such as the Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paints. Everyone gets excited by a mascara release and a few of my firm favourite mascaras are from Rimmel, so I was actually excited by their new Retro Glam mascara. And all the rave reviews it got! Didn't it just look fab on everyone?! Then there's me... This did not work for me whatsoever. The brush is an awkward shape and I find it difficult to reach all of my lashes from the root. Due to the shape of the bristles, I felt the only bits of the brush which were even usable were each end of the bristles; the center section of bristles, for me at least, are absolutely pointless. It also made applying mascara messy, getting it everywhere I dreaded; top of my lids, under my eyes, on my nose! Nope, this mascara just doesn't cut it for me. Although I will admit, I wish it had - I love Rimmel and hate finding products from Rimmel which don't work for me! (Superdrug, £6.99)

Products Not Worth the Hype # 3

Have you tried any disappointing products recently? Let me know what they are! 



I post daily, keep up to date with my newest posts by following me

SHARE:

32 comments

  1. In all honesty I think a lot of the rimmel mascaras arent worth the hype! They just don't do it for me! Max factor have a fab range of mascara! Some of which I rate above high end mascara!


    BritishBeautyAddict

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a shame! Their black and red tube Glam Eyes one is my favourite mascara ever, I'll be devastated if it's ever discontinued haha :) I will have to check out some MaxFactor ones, which is the best to start with? xo

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! xo

      Delete
  3. I really love that mascara! I have to admit though it is very very messy and I always need to use cotton buds to sort my eyes out afterwards

    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hate when you get mascara anywhere other than your lashes, makes it such a faff! xo

      Delete
  4. I really like reading posts like this, really good read and really informative! I'm glad I've not bought that Rimmel mascara as I was going to, but now I'll be on the look out for another one!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Emily, really glad you enjoyed my post and found it helpful :) Try the Maybelline Rocket mascara - firm favourite at the mo! :) xo

      Delete
  5. I wish I'd have got your opinion on the new scandaleyes mascara before I purchased it today :( I haven't yet tried it. I get completely overwhelmed by mascaras, there are far too many out there

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth
    Peach Pow XO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You may like it! Every product works differently for different people xo

      Delete
  6. I definitely agree with you on those OPI Avojuice things. I picked up the entire set because I'd heard amazing reviews.. but frankly they suck!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A shame, as they smelt absolutely amazing xo

      Delete
  7. Totally agree about the mascara, I seem to get it everywhere and find the brush a really annoying shape! Great post :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad I am not the only one! Thank you, really glad you enjoyed my post :) xo

      Delete
  8. I've actually only heard bad things about that mascara so thankfully never purchased it myself!!

    xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really? Ever review I've read has been fantastic - although all were PR reviews and none by people who bought it themselves. xo

      Delete
  9. How can you rule out *all* high street products when a lot of them have the same ingredients as high end?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All the high-street skincare products I have tried have left my skin in tatters. Where possible, I stick to natural or organic skincare products and I avoid skincare products with mineral oil - which is in every single high-street product I have tried, as well as foaming products - which a lot of products aimed at oily skin on the high-street are. Also, ingredients in products can sometimes be similar, yes, but it's the amount in the product which differs and makes the biggest difference. High-street products generally, and particularly all the ones I have tried, have been damaging to my skin. High-end products I have tried have all shown benefits to my skin - minus the Caudalie Beauty Elixir which broke me out (but contains alcohol, which is probably why) High-street products usually contain high levels of mineral oil and alcohol, both of which aren't just bad for any skin type but particularly damaging for oily skin - which is the skin type I have. I haven't ruled out all high-street products - as I said, I hope one day to write a review of a skincare product from the high-street which doesn't damamge my skin and is wonderful, but like I said - this one isn't the one xo

      Delete
  10. It's a shame you didn't get on with the microfoliant! However, after going through 2 tubs of both the mini and full size varieties, I could swear the bigger variety is better for some reason. It seems to exfoliate my skin more and helps my skin look brighter and fresher. I really rate the full size, but I wouldn't get a mini again.

    I wonder if anyone else has noticed this!

    Love your blog, btw :)

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, really glad you are enjoying my blog! That's actually really interesting - I've never known a product to be different dependent on size, it'd be interesting if others had the same issues! xo

      Delete
    2. I have that issue with Benefit's They're Real mascara, the travel size doesn't have the same effect as the full size! Love this post and your blog x

      Delete
    3. Really? I have the travel size and full size They're Real and find them both the same! xo

      Delete
  11. I have to be honest, I love the Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara but I have really short, stubby lashes and the wand works great for me. My gorgeous 17 year old daughter has lashes to literally die for as they are really long and thick and she has the exact same problem with it that you do, it just goes everywhere and the wand is useless for her. She finds Maybelline mascaras the best for her, whereas the new Rimmel mascara is my holy grail.

    xoxox

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sounds like you've explained the reason why it doesn't work for me perfectly - My lashes, although with no natural curl at all, are pretty long. It was almost impossible with the wand to reach my lashes from the root! I'm glad it works for you though and that you love it so much :) xo

      Delete
  12. I dislike all of the Rimmel mascaras I have tried that have a big brush/wand. I tried this and hated it. Its such a shame that mascara often lets them down because some of their other products are amazing :)x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I agree... The more petite wands on Rimmel mascaras are the ones which are my fave! xo

      Delete
  13. Rimmels mascara was on my to try list, as it seemed pretty interesing but my sister purchased it and I have to say it is one of the horrible ones that doesn't do anything.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a shame as I really love their GlamEyes range of mascaras xo

      Delete
  14. I have never been a fan of Dermalogica so I'm not all surprised you didn't get on with it xx

    Quite Frankly She Said - UK Lifestyle Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It definitely cemented other views I had heard of the brand xo

      Delete
  15. Wish I had found your review about the Rimmel mascara before I had bought it...it's trash.....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah sorry to hear you didn't get on with it either Eve! xo

      Delete

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them here. I try to respond to comments as quickly as possible, but if you have an urgent question feel free to tweet me @TattooedTealady!

© Tattooed Tealady. All content and images copyright of Tattooed Tealady
Blogger Template Created by pipdig