November Beauty Empties: Skin, Hair, and Beauty Product Reviews

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Jumping right into this month’s beauty empties with hair and bath products.


Face Cleanser


Toner and Essence


These were all wins for me. I loved the Vintner’s Daughter and Bioeffect EFT Essence equally. Both gave an amazing base for hydration. My skin drank them up and remained hydrated all day.


Eyes, Masks and Acids

Biossance Squalene Peptide Eye Gel Loved. My dark circles looked so much better with this and crepiness was GONE. Run out and get this now.

Colleen Rothschild Mandelic Acid Serum OBSESSED!!! If you are over 35 this is a must.

Elemis Enzyme Peel Not my favorite but good for a few times a week. I think better suited for under 25.

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask LOVED. Bought more of this one. It really gave a great home peel but gentle to use regularly.

Korres Hydra Biome Yogurt Peel Mask Liked but won’t run out and buy it again. It gives a nice peel and didn’t break me out but another one I think is best for younger skin. USE CODE DORAN20

Chantecaille Hibiscus Mask LOVED. Wow. This is a must have mask to use before events.




Face Oils

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is the best face oil ever made. It just isn’t always in my budget but WOW does it leave my skin glowing, plump and happy.

GroWoke Chaga CBD face oil is lovely. I am not a huge fan of the scent but the results are incredible. Super anti-inflammatory. I took it with me on several trips and loaded up on the plane.



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Karuna All Day Everyday— A lovely hydrating serum. It wan’t stick and absorbed well.

Replenix Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Acid Hydration Serum— Not my favorite. It had a sticky finish that drove me nuts and the dropper kept sticking also!

Mint Pear C Your Youth Serum – Hated it. The texture was just off for me.

Korres Black Pine Youth + Lift Serum – LOVED. So gorgeous and my skin looked amazing with it. I would buy this again.

PureHeals Ampoule Centella 90 I liked this. The texture was great. Results were great. I noticed a huge difference in inflammation spot post breakout. This seemed to speed up the redness.

Biossance Vitamin C Rose Oil – This was ok. I didn’t see as big of brightening results as some of my other Vitamin C serums but wow that squalene oil kept my skin glowing and plump and hydrated all day.

Revolution Vitamin C Serum – Great price point and wow formula. Way to strong for me… made me peel. If you have strong skin, oily skin or use vitamin c regularly this is a win.

Snail Bee Essence— hated it.

Moisturizers and SPF

  • Stivectin SD Advance – WOW This is lovely. If you have dry or mature skin this is a must have. Fine lines all vanish in 2-3 weeks. The moisture retention is amazing. I used it morning and night and my skin never felt better.
  • Coola The Great Barrier Cream – Great for younger skin or slightly oily/combo skin. I needed a bit more for my dry skin but I liked the cream.
  • Dermae Advanced Night Cream – This was ok for me. I’d buy it in a pinch again like when I lose by bags traveling or something.
  • Dr Dennis Gross Lightweight Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 AMAZING the texture and formula are gorgeous my only gripe is SPF 30 is just too low. I need a 40 or higher.