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Best discovery of the last 6 months?

I always like hearing of other people’s product successes, so I thought I’d ask: What has been your best beauty product discovery of the last 6 months? 

 

Mine has been BECCA - Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer:A2495B22-105E-468D-A379-5BB52B80C29E.jpegUpon first application, I honestly thought it had done nothing. I shrugged, continued on with my usual morning makeup routine, and went about my day. Later in the day, however, I did a double take when I looked in a mirror and saw how improved my under eye area looked! After a couple weeks of daily use, a coworker even commented that I looked younger. Who doesn’t want to hear that once in a while 😁

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@naturalooks15  The Biossance oil is very lightweight and penetrates very quickly. I don’t use it frequently, but when I do it never makes my face feel greasy, not even my oily zone. I had some persistent dry patches earlier this year and this squalane oil helped immensely. 

 

I’ve never tried the PTR version but I wouldn’t be surprised if PTR and Biossance (and any other brand) used the same source. Biossance is having a 20% sitewide sale right now Smiley Happy but you might get a better deal in November, especially if they offer good GWP. 

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@WinglessOne  Good to know. Boissance also sounds very similar to Indie Lee oil. It works wonders on dry patches, doesn't it. 

Indie Lee and The Ordinary Squalane is derived from Olives and the other two from sugarcane (bio engineered yeast, but I don't know if that makes a diff)

 

Thanks for the info on Boissance sale. I might just wait for Thanksgiving sale because I need to finish this bottle (Plust I have Marula FS, DS  & couple of other DS as well). If I buy that one then I'll have too many and everything will be sitting here, half used. 

 

I have been using the Indie Lee one for last 2+ months (I think I started it in the last week of Mar) and have barely made a dent. Bottle is still 75-80% full. I think it will be Nov before I finish this even if that.

Also, Boissance was $19 for just one day around holidays if I remember correctly. I got into Squalane in spring around Mar after I started using Retinol in Jan and then was ending up with dry red irritated skin hence totally ignored that sale (and now kicking myself :LOL). 

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@naturalooks15  Wow, that sounds like an amazing product, especially considering how many others it has beaten out!

 

I’ve recently become more interested in squalene, so I’m going to add this to my wish list for the future. Thanks for sharing it with us!! 😊

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@PinkEvergreen  Yes, totally worth it. This is one item, I bought full size without even trying a sample which I generally never do. There is An Indie Lee Discovery kit that I didn’t know about if you want to try. 

This one soaks in completely whereas there is a film on top with other oils: some thick some thin. You will know when you touch your skin next morning !!

i will probably try TO one too and post a comparison.

INDIE LEE - Discovery Kit

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@naturalooks15  I’ll have to check out the discovery kit. Those are the best! 😊

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For me the best discovery is TOO FACED - Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara 

I love having eyelash extensions but I hate not being able to rub my eye get them wet being able to scrub them clean really good and i hate when they start pulling and it hurts. I have ever been able to find a good mascara that lasts all day and that doesn't make me look like a raccoon and one that give nice bold lashes. But this stuff does! I can take my makeup off and give my face a good clean but I can have awesome lashes too!!

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@ather  This might become my next best discovery in next six months. I have been super happy with this but want to use it  for at least couple of month to ensure consistant good results. Agree with you, great mascara. 

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@ather  I haven’t tried this yet but now I’m excited to! I’m glad you’ve had great results with it. People seem to be quite positive about it for sure 😊

 

I’m hoping it will show up in one of my subscription boxes. Or maybe some gratis will magically appear on my doorstep... A girl can hope lol 😂

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@PinkEvergreen  yes a girl can hope!! Positive vibes!!!

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2 or 3 months ago, I searched for refillable airless vacuum pump jars and bottles. Youth to the People sells almost everything in clear, unfrosted glass containers, which are terrible for the light (and air) sensitive vitamin C and antioxidants loaded in their products. I wanted to move all my YTTP stuff into product-protective containers. (I didn’t have an empty full size Lala Retro jar, otherwise I’d have just reused that for my YTTP moisturizer.) 

 

The jars I bought are okay. The mechanism gets kinda jerky sometimes, possibly because I didn’t get all the air pockets out of the product before I closed the jar. 

 

But the bottles are FANTASTIC:

 

C71E95D2-3EA5-4FD0-ACAB-748B9469CB20.jpeg20 mL = 0.676 fluid oz

I keep The Ordinary Buffet in one of them; I traveled with that one and it worked flawlessly. My YTTP vitamin C serum’s in another of these, and I might move my DDG eye serum to the third bottle. These bottles aren’t fully opaque. They’re frosted “matte” plastic. I put plain white labels over them for extra coverage, and to tell me what’s in which bottle. Smiley Happy 

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@WinglessOne  Hopefully I am not bugging you too much. Do you think re-using empty Shaba pump for this DDG eye serum is a good idea? I am just not sure of some ingredients reacting between the two. Even though pump is empty, There might be tiny bit left in crevices probably. Maybe small B-Hydra pump. 

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@naturalooks15 No worries! Smiley Happy Off the top of my head, I’m not sure if anything in Shaba would react badly with anything in the DDG serum. That’s the kind of question I’d ask a dermatologist. Meanwhile, I’d be as thorough as possible when cleaning the empty Shaba bottle. Before I filled my new airless pump bottles, I washed their insides and followed up with an alcohol rinse. I pressed the platform down, added alcohol, swirled it all around, and then pumped all the alcohol out. Then I let the bottles air dry. Buffet definitely seems no worse for wear. 

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Thanks for the I for on washing @WinglessOne  I wasn’t sure I could wash these. Will try tomorrow. If I feel I was able to clean these well, I will just keep these I guess.

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Thanks for the recommendation @WinglessOne!  I've been thinking how much I've grown to dislike dropper bottles for serums...how much air it's exposed to everytime I open to use the products.  May just buy this set and decant them all into it.

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@angelKiss24 I used to like dropper bottles a lot, particularly the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair* serum’s plastic square bottle and plastic dropper. Until the bottle was almost empty and I had a hard time getting all the product out, since droppers never touch the bottom of their bottles. And fidgeting around with the bottle and dropper—tilting them at various angles to get all the serum I could—increased air exposure. Ugh. 

 

If you buy these or another set of bottles, I hope they work for you! I bought these from Amazon to get my Prime 2-day shipping, but if you Google something like “airless vacuum pump bottles,” you’ll find wholesale manufacturers/retailers you can buy from. Some of them require bulk purchases, though, and I assume you don’t wanna buy 100 of these bottles (I sure didn’t Smiley Very Happy). Some retailers will sell you however many bottles you want, even just one. Most of them sell at least 2 sizes of these bottles, as well as airless jars. It might be worth shopping around a bit. Smiley Happy I kinda wanna ask Drunk Elephant who makes their airless jars. 

 

*I don’t use ANR anymore, but I still think it’s a pretty good serum. 

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@WinglessOne  Awesome find!! I like when your not sticking your fingers in a jar and it give a good accurate amount to use. It makes me cry inside when i scoop out to much product and its on my face and i feel I'm wasting it.

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@ather  Right? Also, I don’t like exposing stuff in the jar to air and light daily. I still don’t have a full size Lala because I’m working through all my DS jars (I have several), and I use that product only in the winter. But I should just buy a full size so I’ll have the big airless jar instead of all these little traditional jars. 😄

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@WinglessOne  I saw these pumps and nearly bought them! Instead I ended up going with a different kind that I definitely didn’t end up loving 😐 Thanks for posting about these because I’ll definitely buy them for next time, when the other ones are finally empty!

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@PinkEvergreen  Oh no, sorry the other ones aren’t working so well! I kinda feel that way about my jars: they work, but not as well as they could. Sometimes I have to hit the bottom of the jar to redistribute product or collapse air pockets before the pump will dispense anything—and that’s before the jar’s anywhere near empty, or even half empty. I need a jar with a consistently smoother pump. 

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@WinglessOne  Is DDG eye serum not already in airless pump? From the pics it seems it is in an airless pump hence I was considering buying this.

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@naturalooks15 

DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE - Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum

is in a tinted bottle but I do not believe it to be airless. I just finished a bottle of it. Unless my perception of airless is wrong, I didn’t fully read this thread, but I thought airless was bottles like DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro™ Whipped Moisturizer

where there is a bottom piece that pushes up product towards the top? I should really read this thread lol 

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