Here is what I finished this month:
Lancôme Crème Mousse Confort Comforting Creamy Foaming Cleanser for Dry Skin ($28.00 for 4.2 oz. from Lancôme, Macy's, Nordstrom, Ulta and Bloomingdale's): This cleanser is very rich, luxuriously creamy and gentle. It effectively melts away makeup and cleans the skin without stripping it. While it is formulated for dry skin, it worked beautifully on my balanced to combination skin. Repurchase? Not any time soon because I have a lot of cleaners to use, but I really loved using this hidden gem.
Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar ($40.00 for 3.4 oz. from Erno Laszlo, Nordstrom, Sephora, Violet Grey, Revolve, Amazon and Look Fantastic): Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar does an exceptional job cleaning and exfoliating my skin, and it does so without drying, stripping or irritating. Skin is left soft, clear and luminous, and while it is now said to be formulated for all skin types, it used to be for normal, combination and oily skin types. I would say that dryer skin types would only use it periodically for its deep cleaning and exfoliating abilities, but not as a daily soap. I do like to use it with a cleansing oil, but sometimes I use it alone. My one grievance is that the bar used to be a hefty 6 oz., which was far more satisfying to use, and now it is nearly half the size. Repurchase? I just opened another bar.
NatureLab TOKYO Perfect Repair Shampoo ($6.00 for 2.5 oz and $14.00 for 11.5 oz. from Ulta, NatureLab Tokyo and Amazon): This nourishing shampoo has a satisfying lather, it thoroughly cleans my hair, and yet it isn't stripping. The aroma, which they describe as, "inspired by Japanese bamboo forests with a hint of green tea and cypress" is what I would describe as a refreshing green tea. However, the aroma isn't in the least bit imposing or long-lasting. Repurchase? Definitely.
NatureLab TOKYO Perfect Repair Conditioner ($6.00 for 2.5 oz and $14.00 for 11.5 oz. from Ulta, NatureLab Tokyo and Amazon): This is a really lovely and nourishing conditioner that left my hair soft, manageable and hydrated. Like its companion shampoo, that shares its fragrance profile, I once again would describe it as a refreshing green tea aroma. Repurchase? Definitely.
Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Mask ($44.00 for 6 oz. from Ouidad): I am a huge proponent of deep masking, and advocate doing it often during the cold months of the year. This formula is ultra-conditioning, and leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable after only 10 minutes of use. I like to leave it on for about 20-30 minutes when my hair is feeling particularly dry and unruly, and it does the trick every single time. Repurchase? As soon as I finish up the deep conditioning masks that I have left.
Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Restore + Revive Bi-Phase ($32.00 for 6.8 oz. from Ouidad, Ulta and Macy's): This pretty pink bi-phase treatment, that you need to shake well to incorporate the ingredients, includes a cocktail of antioxidant-rich natural oils that nourish and moisturize the hair. The formula protects hair from free-radical damage while defining curls, fighting frizz and leaving hair shiny, soft and smooth. Furthermore, like the gel, it neither flakes, nor does it become crunchy and unnatural looking. There is a very light clean scent in the bottle, but I detected no fragrance in my hair. Repurchase? It is on my list!Overall Assessment: I'm so pleased that I managed to finish up so many products this month, and hopefully I can finish up a lot of my open products by the end of the year. I really don't want anything to go bad before I can finish them! What did you use up, toss out, give away or return this month? Any fabulous finds or total duds to report?
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