I haven’t done an empties post for a while so thought I’d start the year off chatting about some I’ve used before and other newbies: they include Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, Cowshed Knackered Cow Bath and Body Oil, Bioderma Atoderm Ultra-Nourishing Shower Cream, Elemis Superfood Facial Wash, Eucerin Sun Lotion Photoaging Control SPF50, Trevor Sorbie Tame & Define Firm Hold Curl Cream and Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream; here goes:
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask remains a cult favourite offering skin ‘instant youth’ - rich in anti-ageing ingredients that get to work on signs of fatigue by plumping, smoothing and revitalising skin - just what I've needed after a whirlwind of socialising over the festive season).
Not only is it fab to leave on overnight while the ingredients work their magic but it’s brilliant for pre or post-flight, as a precaution after sunburn or the night before a big event. It's rich and light at the same time and when you can't pop off to the spa, its the next best option! I can’t get enough of the creamy rich rosy smelling mask! Heaven in a bottle!
REPURCHASE: Yes. The price tag is steep (ZAR2094), but you'll get at least 10-12 applications
I’ve written about Cowshed products before and they’re still one of my favourite brands. They’ve changed their packaging but this bottle Cowshed Knackered Cow Bath and Body Oil is still the old style, but not past the sell-by date!) - I do love a body oil as my skin is so dry and what can be better than a nourishing delish smelling oil? Yes, they are oily, but if time permits I walk around the house sans clothing to allow the oil to sink in. All Cowshed products are organic and made from essential oils, in this case, lavender and eucalyptus for relaxing and of course smooth and moisturised skin!
REPURCHASE? Yes, I have already ZAR399 shop here
BIODERMA Atoderm Ultra-Nourishing Shower Cream for normal to dry sensitive skin lathers up fantastically and is creamy and moisturising. This size bottle is awesome as it lasts long (I'm still using it), with a pump-action for easy use. It has a dual biological action by boosting the body’s moisture level by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid and protects the skin thanks to its lipid hold.
✔️It doesn’t sting eyes ✔️Paraben-free
✔️suitable for everyone
REPURCHASE? Yes, definitely ZAR362 for 500ml shop here
TREVOR SORBIE Tame & Define Firm Hold Curl Cream
I'm a hair product junkie always on the lookout for keeping frizz at bay and how to keep waves/ curls in my hair. Saltwater isn’t the greatest for frizz, yet I've been adding this cream after swimming, (they’ve done away with showers at Dalebrook) to the ends of my hair, gently scrunching using my fingers and allowing my hair to dry naturally. I like this cream as it doesn’t dry out my hair, keeping it soft with beachy waves. I repeat the process later in the day if my hair looks a bit 'verlep', adding water to reactivate the cream again.
REPURCHASE? Yes and the price tag is good ZAR 115 shop here and as you only use a little, can last a couple of months
ELEMIS Superfood Facial Wash
This line came out a year or two ago and I’ve purchased this twice now as I love the ingredients in it as it makes me feel I’m being super healthy inside and out! (Avocado, broccoli, wheatgrass, kale, pumpkin seeds... I mean doesn’t that sound so green and good for you? It’s a gentle gel wash, doesn’t burn my eyes, and in general, makes me feel clean and fresh! I wrote about the ELEMIS Superfood range a while back, read the link here
REPURCHASE/ Yes ZAR595 available www.skinmiles shop here
VEET In Shower Hair Removal Cream
I’m a waxer, shaver and creamer! This product I use specifically on my legs; I have light hair so have never bothered about waxing my legs and VEET works well and doesn't have that crappy overpowering smell. I leave it on for five minutes max and remove with a sponge you get receive when purchasing this particular tube. It leaves my legs feeling soft and not all dry and is so easy peasy to use!
REPURCHASE? Have already - in fact, this is the third tube!
R 95.99 there’s a special on at Clicks with 20% off selected products until 22 Jan, shop here
Eucerin Sun Lotion Photoaging Control SPF50 is a great buy as it sinks in quickly, no white streaks, and doesn't sting eyes (big plus as hubby plays tennis and freaks out when I make him wear suncream - I keep telling him to wear a sweatband, so cream doesn't run into his eyes, but men...! ) I have been sent several sun creams to test this summer and this one gets a huge 10/10 (I have a specific suncream post going up in a week on suncreams and talking about their ingredients, but as this is a quick synopsis empties post I wanted to mention it as a real winner
REPURCHASE? Yes ZAR249,99 shop here at Dischem
So that's it for this sunshiny Friday....let me know if yo've tried any of these and your thoughts? Are you up to anything exciting this weekend?