Skincare Empties

I recently happened to finish a handful of products that I really enjoyed around the same time, so I thought I’d do a quick round up of all of these empties. With the exception of the serum, they are all samples but they definitely deserve some love.

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The first product that I loved (which I already repurchased) is the Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish ($36). This is a body scrub from a vegan and cruelty free company that I have been loving. I use it every time I shower and have noticed my skin feeling smoother and looking less red. It’s a little pricey, but it’s worth it. It’s just as expensive as the one from Lush that I want and a little bit easier for me to purchase, so definitely a win!

The second product that was instant love for me is the M-61 Hydraboost Eye Serum ($72). I have never found an eye product that I’ve seen instant results from and this one gave me them. I immediately noticed the next day that my eye circles were lighter and my puffiness was less. In fact, I think I noticed the results even more when I skipped using the serum a few nights in a row. While this product is a little pricey, I can see myself purchasing this when I run out of other eye product samples that I have.

Another product that I will keep in mind to purchase full size in the future is the Korres Greek Yogurt Foaming Clean Cleanser ($26). My face has loved this cleanser. I think that this is the longest my face has gone without a breakout in a while. I also love that it’s not scented. I definitely prefer cream cleansers because they keep my skin hydrated and the foaming aspect really makes you feel like your face is getting clean. While this product might seem simple, it really does the job.

My fourth, and only full-size empty is the OSEA Hyaluronic Sea Serum ($88). I purchased this product a few months ago when I needed a new serum. It was recommended to me by an employee at Blue Mercury. I told her my main skin concerns and that I was looking for a cruelty free product and this is what she recommended. I did like this product when I was using it. Especially when I first started using it. However, when I started using a new serum after finishing this one, I noticed a lot of positive changes in my skin, so now I’m thinking maybe my skin didn’t love the OSEA as much as I originally thought? Either way, it was a good product, but I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing it as it is a bit pricey.

The fifth and final empty is a sample of Marc Jacobs mascara ($26). I haven’t purchased a full size mascara in years because I feel like I always get mascara samples, however, because of this, my mascaras can be pretty hit or miss. This one was definitely a hit! It lengthed and gave volume without irritating my eyes. I can be sensitive to mascaras at times and had zero issues with this one. I’m a little bummed that I’m out of this mascara and hoping my next sample is just as good.


Have you recently tried or finished any products that you’ve loved?