Skincare Empties For August A Review of What Worked and Didn’t

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Skincare Empties by popular Monterey beauty blog, Haute Beauty Guide: image of Good Molecules Rosewater Daily Cleansing Gel, Glow Oasis Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm, Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser, Dr. Dennis Gross Meltaway Cleanser, Pixi Glow Tonic, Farmacy Very Cherry Bright, Jouviance Restructive Vitamin C Serum, PCA Exlinea Serum, Good Molecules Squalene Oil, Clear De Peau Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme, Augustinus Bader The Face Oil, and Indie Lee Sleep Body Wash.

August is almost over. This means it’s time for me to share my current skincare empties!

Skincare Empties

  • Good Molecules Rosewater Daily Cleansing Gel A great morning wash I like the texture, scent, and hydrating feel it left on my skin. I love a good glycerin face wash in the morning so my skin holds moisture better during the day.
  • Glow Oasis Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm A GREAT evening first cleanse/makeup remover. I didn’t like it on the eyes it stung sometimes but WOW did I love the feel of this balm. It melts instantly and takes off every bit of dirt, oil, SPF, and makeup I have one.
  • Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser Another great morning or second cleanse option. I like this as my shower cleanser. It has a bit of grit to it for a scrub giving my skin a glowing soft appearance but I had to chase the grit so it is easier to wash it off in the shower.
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Meltaway Cleanser This was my favorite item from the last month. I loved this cleanser so much that I actually became sad when it ran out. The texture is incredible. It is an oil-free, hypoallergenic, nourishing cleanser that completely dissolves dirt, oil, and waterproof makeup without stripping the skin‘s moisture barrier. I like it as a first cleanse on days I don’t wear makeup.
  • Pixi Glow Tonic is Always a favorite of mine and that of so many other estheticians I know. A great way to get a gentle daily exfoliation. The price is perfect. I like to use these reusable pads with it for a little bit of physical exfoliation and an eco-friendly boost.
  • Farmacy Very Cherry Bright wasn’t my favorite. I just didn’t see a difference and it was kind of sticky. If you have sensitive skin or are sensitive to Vitamin C it may be a good option for you. If you are used to a strong Vitamin C this won’t impress you at all.
  • Jouviance Restructiv Vitamin C Serum This wowed the heck out of me! Gluten-free, paraben-free, soy-free, and really any irritating fillers in this serum. I loved it. After a few weeks, my skin looked great. I ended up using it morning and night. The serum is super gentle but packs a big effective punch. The price point is also great for all. Find it at your local CVS.
  • PCA Exlinea Serum is One of my favorites. This Botox in a bottle helps smooth fine lines and soften the appearance of skin. Use it in lieu of Botox for a graceful aging vibe or with Botox to get the most out of your treatments. I’m currently trying out their new updated formula for the treatment room!
  • Good Molecules Squalene Oil I used this morning and night to help my dehydrated skin keep plumped up and full of moisture. I liked the texture and results but if I had to choose then it is the Ultra-Hydrating Oil for me.
  • Cle De Peau ENHANCING EYE CONTOUR CREAM SUPREME I loved this soooo much. I did lose the little applicator almost every night. The texture absorbs with no piling. The scent is minimal. The results are wow. Usually, I wake up in the morning with my eye area totally crepey and dry. Not with this cream. Every morning I work up with hydrated skin. Marking this as my favorite eye cream right now.
  • Augustinus Bader The Face Oil I love the Rich Cream but this oil just didn’t do it for me. It never really absorbed and just kind of sat on my skin. I think if you have EXTRA, SUPER dry, AND mature skin it will work.
  • Indie Lee Sleep Body Wash I wrote all about this body wash here and I just want everyone to know I still use it and swear by it.

What are some of your current skincare empties? Let me know in a comment below!