I have used up a ton more products, which means it is time for another ‘Product Empties’ post. If you missed my last ‘Product Empties’ post, from the end of March, you can check it out here. I have been breezing through products lately and it feels good to downsize my ever growing collection.
Again, if you are not familiar with these kinds of posts, it is where I talk about a dozen products I have used up and give my opinion in regards to pros, cons and ultimately, if I would repurchase it. Personally, I find these kinds of posts/videos really helpful (and I’m nosey).
Doing this post and reading my previous two posts, I have also realized that though the product itself is the main factor of whether or not I would repurchase it, the packaging is also a pretty big contributor as well. There have been quite a few products I didn’t mind, but because of its horrible/cheap/awkward/messy/insert negative adjective packaging, it has deterred me from purchasing it again. There’s a big difference between, ‘this product would be good if they reformulated it’ versus ‘this product would be good if they repackaged it’. Food for thought (and maybe a future blog post).
Steering straight again, here’s what I have used up:
Pros: Extremely nourishing and rich, leaves my hair feeling soft, really like the thickness of the product, smells good, affordable, free of parabens and SLS, 100% vegetarian, cruelty-free
Cons: Not a huge fan of the packaging (since it is such a thick product it was really hard to get it out near the end of it)
Pros: Smells amazing, absorbs any excess oil, no white residue, gives my hair really good volume
Cons: Contains talc, can only find COLAB at some Winners and Marshalls
Repurchase? Yes! Also, I love Ruth Crilly.
Organix Instant Repair Keratin Oil – $10.99
Pros: Leaves the ends of my hair really soft and frizz-free, smells great, affordable, cruelty-free
Cons: Find the sprits awkward to use since I focus it on my ends, wish it had a pump instead
Pros: Gives my hair really good volume, holds my hairstyle, affordable, smells good
Cons: Nozzle gets clogged with the product, can make my hair crispy
Repurchase? Unsure. I have been using this hairspray for years, but I think it’s time for us to finally breakup.
Pros: Affordable (often on sale), smells great, lathers extremely well, a little goes a long way, soap-free (so it doesn’t strip the skin)
Cons: Can only get this scent online, doesn’t replace the ‘almond’ scent which was my favourite
Bioderma Sensibio H20 – $21.95
Pros: Hypoallergenic, non-irritating, really gentle, paraben-free, easily removes makeup
Cons: Contains cetrimonium bromide (not a nice ingredient in my opinion), pricey
Repurchase? Yes, when on sale.
Pros: Smells good, lightweight, oil-free, free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, combated any dryness and dullness on my face, feels really refreshing on the skin
Cons: In a jar (contaminating), pricey (but not as pricey as other Origins products)
Pros: Smells amazing, affordable, hypoallergenic, free of parabens, phthalates and SLS, 100% vegetarian, cruelty-free, leaves my skin incredibly soft after shaving, really good for sensitive skin, skin does not feel irritated
Repurchase? Already have!
Pros: Really good for dry skin, absorbs easily, free of parabens, phthalates and preservatives, no artificial fragrance, cruelty-free, benefits from each sale go towards the Nature Conservancy of Canada
Cons: Not a massive fan of the smell
Pros: Excellent primer for helping makeup apply smoothly and helps it last all day long, feels incredibly soft and silky on the skin, gives your skin a healthy glow, contains salicylic acid, cruelty-free
Cons: Pricey for a drugstore product, can only get it at Target
Repurchase? Yes, when on sale or if Target was still in Canada (RIP).
Pros: Good coverage, blends easily into the skin, gives skin a healthy glow, cruelty-free
Cons: Fragranced (can be irritating for sensitive skin), not a fan of the packaging, can only get it at Target
Repurchase? No. This is the only Sonia Kashuk product I wouldn’t repurchase.
Pros: Affordable, sets makeup really well, controls oil, cruelty-free
Cons: Contains parabens and talc, can only get it at Target
Repurchase? If Target was still in Canada, yes.
Have you tried any of these products or do you have a ‘Product Empties’ post/video? Leave a comment or a link below!