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Empties - V2

Seeing product empties is so satisfying Smiley Happy

 

Post your weekly, monthly, quarterly, whenever-ly empties and let us know how you felt about them!

 

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Previous Empties thread:

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Re: Empties - 2019

@CookieGirl1  Yeah, many folks love the YTTP cleanser. I’m glad it works for others. I’m just not one of them. Same with the Fresh cleanser, which does have a rather strong scent. While using it, I tried to convince myself it was a cucumber smell Smiley Very Happy but that wasn’t really it. I don’t hate the smell but it is kinda obnoxious. 

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@WinglessOne Let's be real.  It smells like an ungodly mixture of cucumber and grass.  I'm not a fan...neither is my face.

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@CookieGirl1  😂 Now see, cucumber + grass is a scent I could handle. (I love grassy scents.) But the Fresh cleanser has some other weird smell—super strong almost-cucumber + something I can’t quite identify. It’s not as bad as the Tata Harper rotting dandelions smell (I cant tolerate that odor at all). But I can see why some people hate it. 

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Lol!  @WinglessOne I love the "rotting dandelions" descriptor.  

great job! @WinglessOne love your empties

great job! @WinglessOne love your empties

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Thanks @lmaster ! I’ll try to remember to save empties for this thread. I’m usually too quick to take everything to the trash/recycling bin. 

Re: great job! @WinglessOne love your empties

I know @WinglessOne I've never tried to keep any empties before, but now it's very satisfying 😆😍

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I love the Buffet as well. I use it every morning and it makes my skin bright and nourished with its peptide love.  I also use the Niacinamide every evening.  I'm loving many of the Ordinary products I use. 

 

I have the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair as well, and I don't think I like it too much.  I thought I did but then I think it may have been causing me breakouts. So I've paused and restarted twice now.  It's too expensive to toss.  Ugh.  It hasn't gotten any love from me lately.

@WinglessOne 

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@l8totheparty  For me, the ANR serum was especially nice on exfoliation nights. It felt like a soothing smoothie after the DDG peels. (I stopped using those peels because of alcohol burn.) And it’s a good antioxidant boost. But for the price, I can easily sub it. There’s another Estée Lauder serum most folks like better—I don’t recall the name but it comes in a purple bottle—but my skin had a very bumpy reaction to it, so nope. 

 

My my only complaint about Buffet is its lack of antioxidants. But other steps in my routine make up for that. 🙂 The Ordinary does make very good stuff! 

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Hm.  Antioxidants.  What are some recommendations for products with antioxidants?  I don't think I've been looking at that.  @WinglessOne 

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@l8totheparty  Well, there are so many antioxidants, I can’t list them all, let alone remember 1/2 of them. Smiley Very Happy Different antioxidants can help protect skin from pollutants, as well as brighten, firm, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, soothe redness, and balance uneven skin tone. Vitamins C, E, and A (retinol) are antioxidants most folks know and love. Other common antioxidant ingredients are green/black/white/ tea, ferulic acid, coQ10, various berries, vitamin B3 (niacinamide, already one of your best friends Smiley Happy ), and plenty more I’m forgetting right now. Some facial oils, like rosehip, are also good sources of antioxidants. 

 

My moisturizer contains green tea, kale, with vitamins C, E, and B5 (panthenol), so I get 2 daily doses of antioxidants, plus more if I also use one of my face oils. My eye serum contains ferulic acid and retinol. I’m using a 1% retinol serum twice a week now. And I do have a vitamin C serum that contains a mix of antioxidants but honestly, I’m not sure yet if I like it. 

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Ok, whew. I seem to have a lot of those popular ingredients in my skincare.  Here I was worried I had none. 🙄 

 

I do wonder at times if I might be overlapping hard in some areas, but as long as it isn't in the exfoliants, I'm not as concerned at the moment. 

 

I have found that I'm not able to use vitamin C everyday, as my skin ends up flushed with it if used that often.  I'm currently going for a once every couple of days sort of thing, seeing what works. 

Thanks for all the info!

@WinglessOne 

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Great empties @WinglessOne! Love The Ordinary Buffet serum; I'm thinking about trying out The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Peptides. That stinks about the Crabtree & Evelyn products - hopefully your TJ Maxx / Marshalls will have more of them again - the ones near me restock certain things in waves.I remember seeing a lot of them a few months ago, then nothing and now I see a couple here and there - I'll keep an eye out for you.

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Thanks @itsfi ! There was a C&E outlet store at a Florida outlet mall I used to visit while visiting my parents. That place was a treasure trove of discontinued products. It disappeared last year. ☹️ Now I’m searching for a new body wash; I’ve got several on deck to try, including a Lush one I usually only use in the winter. But I’d be thrilled to have bottles of that jojoba body wash again.

 

I’ve also considered trying Buffet + Copper Peptides. The color concerns me a bit 😂 but at such a low price, it’s probably worth trying. I just restocked 2 bottles of regular Buffet, so I’ll wait til they’re empty before buying the copper peptides version. 

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I have also wondered about trying the copper Buffet out as well!  I more regular to go and then it may happen. @WinglessOne @itsfi 

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My June sheet mask empties. Lots of sheet masks this month - a good number were loves or likes! 

LOVESLOVES

Likes, part 1Likes, part 1Likes, part 2Likes, part 2

Top row are meh; bottom row of Yadah masks are OK; they're fineTop row are meh; bottom row of Yadah masks are OK; they're fine

Nahs - none of these were irritating and none caused any allergic or negative reaction but they weren't particularly standout either.Nahs - none of these were irritating and none caused any allergic or negative reaction but they weren't particularly standout either.

 

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@itsfi   It’s all so colourful this month!!!  

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Colorful in homage to the beginning of summer @heartsmyface! lol. Smiley Happy  

@itsfi this is oh so beautiful trash

@itsfi this is oh so beautiful trash

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Thanks @lmaster! June was a good month for sheet masks! Smiley Happy

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@itsfi, do you have any idea how much I love seeing all of your masking Empties?  You are definitely one of our top Masking Moguls here and you totally inspire me.

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