Colbert MD Intensify Facial Disks ($70.00 for 20 discs from Dermstore, Olivela and the official Colbert MD Amazon Store): I have regularly used various types of facial exfoliating pads for many years, and have to confess that my experience with Colbert MD Intensify Facial Disks was a real game changer for me all of those years ago. While most of the solution soaked exfoliating pads that I have used are thin and double sided, Colbert MD has reimagined its form and instead has opted for a very plush and thick single sided pad. The generously saturated pre-moistened disks include a small tab on the back that makes holding the disk easy, and allows one to maintain effortless control.
The combination of the mild microdermabrasion action from the surface of the pad coupled with the enzyme action of the solution immediately and effectively encourages cell turnover that aids in the promotion of collagen production. Skin, unobstructed by a proliferation of dead skin cells, is then able to effortlessly and effectively absorb skincare products. The end result is unbelievably soft, smooth, supple and luminous skin. Repurchase? At some point I definitely will, but I have a few other similar products to use up first!
Philip B. Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray ($32.00 for 4.23 oz. from Bloomingdale's, Dermstore, and Net-A-Porter): This is a weightless and lovely-scented spray that protects hair from from heated styling tools while imparting greater shine. Furthermore, it is loaded with a mixture of botanical hydrators that condition hair. Repurchase? I am searching to see if I have one more bottle of this magic potion, and if I don't I will; purchase another!Tom Ford Lip Color Lipstick in Vanilla Suede and So So Vain ($56.00 from Nordstrom and Sephora): Tom Ford's creamy dreamy lipsticks are a true thing of beauty, and they are gorgeous on the lips with their impressive pigmentation and finish. I used up most of Vanilla Suede, but when I went to use it recently, I noticed that it had become rancid. So So Vain, which is an extraordinarily beautiful shade, also turned rancid. I am more upset about the latter, than the former– what a waste. Repurchase? I am trying to purchase cruelty-free products that are clean, and both of these shades appear to have been discontinued anyway.
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation SPF 15 in Pale Dune (Discontinued formula): I absolutely loved this foundation formula, and color, so much. It offered light and seamless coverage. I wanted to photograph it before I tried to pry the top off to get the last few drops at the bottom of the bottle. Would I repurchase it if it were still made? That is a tough question. I am really moving away from brands filled with chemicals, and that are not cruelty-free.COCOFLOSS ($9.00 each. Available at Credo Beauty and goop): Cocofloss is a very effective dental floss that deeply cleans teeth and is gentle and soothing on the gums. It actually makes flossing something that I look forward to, and it is available in 4 coconut infused flavors: Delicious Mint, Pure Strawberries, Fresh Coconut and Cara Cara Orange. Repurchase? Definitely, I love this stuff– especially the Delicious Mint. However, I need to use up the other floss that I have first.Overall Assessment: I called it last month when I said that I wasn't going to be able to finish as many open products in June as I did in May, but I am glad that I finished up some of my favorite products before they became unusable! What did you use up, toss out, return or give away in June? Any great discoveries or regrettable purchases?