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Welcome to my Natural Skincare and Beauty Empties series on the blog. As I get to test quite a few products every month and not all of them can get featured on my blog, I thought it would be good to do light touch reviews of products after I’ve used them up.

My latest Natural Skincare and Beauty empties include the following products:

Weleda Cellulite Birch Oil* (100ml, £25.95)

  • Pros? It’s easy to absorb and has a lovely smell, however after using it for a few weeks, I don’t think I’ve seen much notice. However, the birch oils really has improved my skin tone so perhaps after using it continuously for a prolonged period of time, it would reduce the cellulite. 
  • Cons? The price is quite prohibitive and at this moment in time, I can’t afford to buy this oil regularly.
  • Repurchase? Yes.

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Make Skincare Make Face Refresh Floral Mist and Toner with Rose, Geranium and Lavender* (100ml, £10.00)

  • Pros? Really great at hydrating and refreshing my skin after cleansing in the evening as well as to prep my skin for facial oils. It also has a lovely smell, is very cost-efficient and comes in a gorgeous bottle which I’ll be reusing for my own homemade toners! 
  • Cons? Can’t think of any!
  • Repurchase? Yes, this is a really lovely product.   

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Bodhi & Birch Super25 Botanical Serum* (30ml, £75.00)

  • Pros? What this serum has done to my skin within a very short period of time and with little amount that I’ve had (this serum was sent to me within a small, 5ml travel size bottle), is really amazing. The powerful concoction of 25 super rich plant-based ingredients makes this serum very special. 
  • Cons? The price unfortunately but I do appreciate this is an investment into my skin so I’ll be saving up!
  • Repurchase? Without a shadow of a doubt! 

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Dr Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask (sample)* (30ml, £39.50) 

  • Pros? Very pleasant smell, it has an interesting texture (due to beeswax) so it creates a film over your skin. I’ve applied it while in the bath (following the use of Madara’s Peel Mask) and left it to do its thing for a good 10 minutes. My skin felt plump and smooth afterwards, while also deeply moisturised so there was no need for a cream or facial oil.
  • Cons? Due to its texture, it does stay on your skin quite stubbornly so I advise removing it with a muslin cloth. Also, I realise the price is quite high. however, 30ml will last a long, long time so the cost per application makes this mask very affordable, compared to facial sheet masks which often cost between £1-5 per one application.
  • Repurchase? Yes

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Antipodes Divine Face Oil – Certified Organic* (30ml, £18.99)

  • Pros? Very light, absorbent and smells, well… simply divine! Such a great combo of plant-based oils: avocado, macadamia nut, jojoba, rosehip as well as Vitamin E.
  • Cons? Really can’t think of any!
  • Repurchase? Yes, definitely. Wonderful oil for anyone interested in starting a skincare routine that involves facial oils.

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Alteya Certified Organic Rose Otto Cleansing Milk* (200ml, £22.00)

  • Pros? Its thick consistency means you only need a small amount to apply to your face, meaning it’s very cost efficient – mine has lasted me months. It works well at dissolving make up, including eye make up. 
  • Cons? Its smell – I don’t know what it is about Alteya products but all three that I’ve tried so far have this quite specific smell which my nostrils can’t really tolerate. 
  • Repurchase? Not sure. I wasn’t too blown away by this cleanser. I’d wanted to try a cleanser that wasn’t an oil but I don’t think this milk is IT. 

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Forest & Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil* (100ml, £14.00)

  • Pros? First of all, it smells gorgeous! It worked well on my little boy’s hair which is very curly – I used it with other products to moisturise his hair and this oil did a good job at taming the frizz.
  • Cons? Sadly, this oil is not suitable to my hair. I thought I could use it sparingly to hydrate my dry ends and flyaways but just like other oils, this oil is way too rich for me and weighs my hair down. But as I said before, it works well on curly hair.
  • Repurchase? Not for myself but for my son’s hair. 

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l’Odaïtès Pure Merveille d’Aloe Vera – Make-up Cleanser Face & Eyes* (150ml, £25.00)

  • Pros? A very gentle formula, especially on the eyes.
  • Cons? It doesn’t quite remove all the eye make-up, leaving you with the dreaded ‘panda eyes’. It’s quite pricey too. 
  • Repurchase? No, probably not.

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Naissance Good on You 100% Organic Skin Repair Oil* (sample, full size – 50ml, £24.99) 

  • Pros? Very light, soaks in right into your skin leaving a gorgeous glow!
  • Cons? Apart from it being a bit pricey, I can’t think of any cons!! 
  • Repurchase? I really loved this sample so need to get my hands on a full sized bottle PRONTO!

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Which products have you recently finished using? Which ones did you enjoy using and which ones were just a bit ‘meh’?


Disclaimer: Products marked with an asterisk were kindly gifted to me, as part of my collaboration with brands including LoveLula’s Accredited Bloggers Programme. Nevertheless, all views expressed in this post are, as always, all mine and genuine. This post also contains some affiliate links.

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