August 2018 Empties

Hi readers, how’s it going?

I’m actually keeping up with these Empties & Monthly Wrap-Up blogs posting in one week! Ok, this is only the second month, but if you’d like to check them out, here are July’s Empties and Wrap-Up. This month is a little bit of a sequel to last. September should have things I haven’t talked about before though! And hopefully less vague reviews.

August Empties

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gel Scrub

Soon after I finished the mask, I finished off the cooling gel scrub. Similar to the mask, I liked this! There was a very refreshing sensation when first using that I think you get used to as well as the beads also being more noticeable. This is a newer Neutrogena product so it may be a little bit more. Personally, I’m currently trying a cheaper Neutrogena scrub and may actually have to go back to this or subsidize it. My previous review is here.

Esfolio Volcanic Ash Essence Mask

I got this from Rue 21 a couple of months ago. Was volcanic ash a trendy ingredient for a minute? I don’t remember nor was this sheet mask experience noteworthy. The wrapper now smells like a baby powder-y perfume, and it contains PEGs and methylparaben. TBH, I’d still be kind of interested in volcanic ash, but I see other Esfolio masks on Amazon for $15! I got this for $2! Other brands may be worth extra money, but I don’t think this is.

Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil

This micro-oil shampoo and oil creme conditioner were samples in the mail. I was surprised that when they said “oil,” they mean oil! At least for the shampoo anyway. The conditioner is more of a creme, as advertised. I like that it uses moringa oil, and it smells like other salon hair products. I think that it definitely helps replenish hair.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub

Readers, I’m torn about St. Ives (well, I find no reason to side with big brands so not really). This is one of the more affordable cleanser/scrubs that I, myself, haven’t had problems with as far as use. I know its plastic beads pollute water but they use natural exfoliants now. Now I hear they’re being sued because they cause microtears that cause infections! In any case, their parent company, Unilever, is really shitty, so I’ll try to stop buying them.

Love & Beauty Eye Mask

This is a collagen and aloe patch set from Forever 21. It says it has a peptide complex and is paraben-free. Has anyone had a good experience with such things? I didn’t really notice any difference. It kind of smells like a magazine perfume sample. Maybe I should invest in eye creams…

August Empties Affiliate Links
Affiliate Links
Neutrogena Scrub | Volcanic Ash Mask | Matrix Shampoo | Matrix Conditioner
Up & Up Scrub | F21 Eye Mask

 

Do you know any better alternatives?
Thanks for reading!

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