Product Empties Master List

Mini reviews of all the products I've finished. Use the search below to find specific products:

Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask

A dense cream texture that feels surprisingly light on the skin. Absorbs well with no uncomfortable residue, but didn’t do much for my skin and wasn’t particularly moisturizing either.

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# of buys
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    Wander Beauty Sight C-er Vitamin C Concentrate

    A lotion-like serum featuring 20% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, an oil-soluble form of vitamin c. Felt gentle on the skin but no noticeable results in terms of brightening.

    Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    # of buys
    1

      The Inkey List Retinol

      One of the most gentle retinols available and ideal for beginners. Uses granactive retinoid which is supposedly as potent as tretinoin but without the irritations, though more research is required. Don’t expect dramatic anti-aging results though! Full review here.

      Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
      # of buys
      1

        Good Molecules Ultra Hydrating Facial Oil

        Love that it comes in a small bottle to ensure freshness, and since a few drops is all you need, the bottle will still last a while. Don’t love the thicker texture when used alone but works well for mixing into moisturizers. Utilitarian and gets the job done, but I think there are better oils out there.

        Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️
        # of buys
        1

          Curology Prescription

          Reviewed here and here. This is my go-to anti-aging treatment, mainly because they feature the most potent form of vitamin a, tretinoin. This is why I never buy over-the-counter retinol products, nothing will ever be as effective as Curology.

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          # of buys
          14

            Nivea UV Deep Protect Gel SPF50+

            A typical Japanese sunscreen with a water-like gel texture, highly fragranced, and contains alcohol. I love how easy it was to layer this and it feels refreshing applied too. I think there are better face sunscreens out there, but as a body sunscreen this is fantastic!

            Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐
            # of buys
            1

              Neogen Day Light Protection Airy Sunscreen

              Full review here. I don’t like US sunscreens but this one feels incredibly elegant, comparable to the best of Asian sunscreens. However the inferior filters and relatively higher price point are obvious flaws. If you just prefer US sunscreens for some reason, this is one of the better ones.

              Rating ⭐⭐⭐
              # of buys
              1

                Olaplex No.3

                If you have colored or bleached hair, you need this in your hair care routine. Nothing restores softness and shine to my ends like a no.3 treatment, but I do need to leave it in for hours for max efficacy unless I pair it with the no.0!

                Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
                # of buys
                2

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