Natural skincare and beauty empties

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Welcome to my new series on the blog – Natural Skincare and Beauty Empties. 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:

Ooh! Oils of Heaven Organic Avocado Face Hydrating Oil* (30ml, £19)

  • Pros: versatile, super hydrating, my skin feels soft for hours afterwards, the oil is also organic so a big plus.
  • Cons: the smell takes a while to get used to (adding essential oils has helped!) and the price is higher than other brands‘.
  • Repurchase: yes, it’s a really great versatile oil.

You can find out more information about this oil in my post Ooh! Oils of Heaven Organic Avocado Face Hydrating Oil {Review}.


Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation (30-40ml, £26-29)

  • Pros: my shade (light/medium) was ideal for my skin type; formula is very nourishing for the skin. 
  • Cons: it dries up way too quickly during application (even when applied on top of facial oil which normally does the trick with other natural foundations that have tendencies to dry up quickly) & can also get stuck in pores.
  • Repurchase? Not the old formula but I am intrigued about the latest change in Ere Perez’s foundations’ formulations.


Therapi Honey Skincare Orange Blossom Hydrating Toner (100ml, £25.50)

  • Pros: the spritz mechanism works really well to produce a very fine mist (which not all toners give out); it also has a really lovely aroma.
  • Cons: it is fairly pricey for what it is.
  • Repurchase? Maybe – it’s a lovely toner but perhaps a bit too pricey for everyday use.


Balm Balm Frankincense Hydrosol Soothing Facial Tonic* (100ml, £16.50)

  • Pros: great price/ value for money, lasts ages, works well to help absorb facial oils into your skin, really soothing – even applied it to my eczema prone hands.
  • Cons: the smell of frankincense can be a bit overpowering at the beginning but I got used to it eventually.
  • Repurchase? Yes but to be honest I prefer the Balm Balm Rose toner.


Madara Multi-action Micellar Water* (100ml, £14)

  • Pros: I really can’t think of anything. I just wasn’t impressed with this product at all.
  • Cons: didn’t see any “special” results after using it, it didn’t work as an eye make-up remover at all and it didn’t 
  • Repurchase? No, unfortunately. 


Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant (stick) – Grapefruit & Lemon* (g, £6)

  • Pros: lovely smell, keeps me fresh for hours (although some days it had to be reapplied)
  • Cons: difficult to get the deodorant out of the tube; also the formula felt a little bit too grainy for me, leading to skin irritation; not as long lasting as the cream formula from Earth Conscious 
  • Repurchase? Yes but only because I want to try their improved formula and packaging (to make the deodorant come out more easily)

You can find out more information about this deodorant in my post Earth Conscious Natural Deodorants {Review}.


PHB Ethical Beauty Brightening Hand Cream with Neroli & Ylang Ylang* (50ml, £10.95)

  • Pros: light, absorbs easily, leaves hands feeling very soft.
  • Cons: too much fragrance within the formulation could potentially irritate my skin on days when I get eczema flare ups. 
  • Repurchase? Yes – it’s an effective and affordable everyday cream for when my hands don’t suffer from contact dermatitis flare ups.


Therapi Honey Skincare Honey Gel Cleanser – Rose Otto (100ml, £25.50)

  • Pros: gentle formula, removes make up well, smells lovely .
  • Cons: a bit on the pricey side, you do need to use quite a bit of the product as it doesn’t foam 
  • Repurchase? Maybe 


Fushi Really Good Vitamin E Skin Oil* (50ml, £20)

  • Pros: reduces appearance of scars; absorbs well; works best as an overnight treatment (ideally with a Vitamin C serum).
  • Cons: its smell is quite a big turn off but adding essential oils neutralises the smell. 
  • Repurchase? Yes, definitely. It works wonders on scars.

You can find out more information about this oil in my post Fushi Really Good Vitamin E Skin Oil {Review}.


Therapi Honey Skincare – Lip Nectar (10ml, £9.50)

  • Pros: it has a nice soft balmy texture and conditions lips for hours. Plus, the packaging is super duper cute!
  • Cons: I really can’t think of anything, it’s just a really lovely balm.
  • Repurchase? Yes, definitely. 


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

[disclaim]Disclaimer: Products marked with an asterisk were kindly gifted to me as part of my collaboration with brands. Nevertheless, all views expressed in this post are, as always, all mine and genuine. This post also contains some affiliate links.  [/disclaim]

Natural skincare and beauty empties