The empties #2 | Skincare edit

2 Oct 2014

A picture of empty skincare products
It's only been a few weeks since I shared The empties # 1 (read here), but my empties box has quickly filled up - so much so, it needed to be split between two posts! It feels like I've been going through skincare products really quickly recently, as I finished up enough empty skincare products for a post of their own - when in reality, I've been using some of these products for months on end! That's what I love about skincare, because you always get your money's worth. These are the skincare products I've finished over the past few weeks, some I'll repurchase in a flash - some I can live without.

HealGel Intensive (30ml, £37.50) is pretty much my favourite serum, as well as one of my top skincare products ever. If I had to recommend just one skincare product for the rest of my life - this would be it. It's scientifically-designed, working to soothe irritation and provide skin with a protective barrier, with Arnica and Madecassoside. It has a very light, fresh scent and feels instantly soothing and cooling when applied. This stuff is a dream, it makes my skin feel soft, plump and hydrated, whilst my complexion is clearer and calmer; it clears redness in a flash. Couldn't live without. It just makes my skin so happy - and yes I'd repurchase in a heartbeat (although thankfully, a have a fresh one in reserve!)

I've managed to work my way through 3 eye makeup removers recently, one I love, one I think is a great dupe and the other, not so much. The Klorane Eye Makeup Remover (100ml, £4.50) is the one I think I'll give a miss - but the one I was really hoping I'd like. A French pharmacy product, I was hoping for big things; suitable for even sensitive skin, it contains softening and anti-inflammatory French Cornflower and promises to be an effective eye makeup remover. Unfortunately I just found this didn't remove my makeup well, and I was having to use double the amount I usually would to remove my eye makeup. Despite the purse-friendly price - I wouldn't repurchase. 

Very similiar to my favourite Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover (125ml, £15.80) (aka, the best eye makeup remover ever), is the Lancome Bi-facial (125ml, £21) which I picked up in a mascara-makeup remover duo. I've heard a lot of rave reviews of Bi-facial, and it really is brilliant - but for price and overall product, I still prefer Clarins.

The Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion (150ml, £10.75) has become one of my favourite Liz Earle products yet - and one I definitely plan to repurchase. A gentle, soothing herbal lotion, it's suitable for even sensitive eyes and contact-lens wearers, combining naturally active ingredients to remove eye makeup effectively, as well as being the perfect eye refresher in the mornings. It uses a grassland herb - Eyesbright, alongside Witch Hazel, Organic Aloe Vera and Cornflower, to tone, cool and refresh.

It was a sad day when I finished my Origins GinZing Energy-boosting Moisturizer (50ml, £23), one of my favourite moisturisers and one which always stands out from the crowd. Suitable for any skintype, it is a light-weight, oil-free gel consistency moisturiser, fortified with skin-boosting Panex, Ginseng and Coffee Bean. It works to boost hydration levels, whilst keeping skin refreshed, revitalised, healthy and radiant. For me, it just makes my skin feel constantly soothed, refreshed, hydrated and plump. I'll definitely be repurchasing, but once I've finished a few more moisturisers in my stash.

Another product I won't hesitate to repurchase (but again, when I've used up a few more products) is the very purse-friendly Organic Surge Orange Flower Toner (200ml, £7.50) which used daily, left my skin looking far more healthy and fresh. It uses Orange Flower Water, Aloe Vera and Centella Asiatica Extract, to heal and regenerate, with anti-ageing benefits. 

Have you finished up any skincare products lately?