It’s time for the empties again!
The one I loved and would absolutely purchase again is the Rituals Fortune Sweet Orange & Cedar Wood Oil. This is such a wonderful shower oil – it smells amazing, warm and luxurious, and it has a silky texture that doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin. It’s such a pleasure to use.
Ingredients: Glycine soja ( soy) oil, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, laureth-4, cocamide dea, mipa-laureth sulfate, ricinus communis (castor) oil, parfum/ fragrance, juniperus virginiana (cedarwood) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, aqua, bht, linalool, limonene, hexyl cinnamal, citronellol, citric acid, ci 16035 (red 40), ci 42090 (blue 1)
L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Conditioner is another one I loved and would purchase again. I’m not a fan of conditioners, I find them too mild for my thick and rebellious hair, so I prefer to use a hair mask. But this one works great – it didn’t make my hair heavy, it helped detangle it and made it soft. Plus, it smells so nice!
Ingredients: aqua/water, cyclomethicone, dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), parfum/fragrance, tocopherol, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, citronellol, hydroxylsohexyl 3, cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, coumarin, butyphenyl methylpropional, alpha-iomethyl ionene, methychloroisothiazolinone, citric acid, methylisothiazolinone.
TRESemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo was a nice change from my usual dry shampoo choice – Batiste. Compared to the latter, TRESemme has a lighter texture, it’s invisible when applied, and doesn’t make the hair look less shiny like Batiste does. For this reason I prefer TRESemme, but I find that the effect doesn’t last as long and I need to use it again after 6-7 hours. For me, this is not a problem as I prefer the look and feel of my hair with TRESemme dry shampoo, but it might be something you need to take into consideration if you are making a choice between these two products.
Ingredients: Butane,Isobutane,Propane,Alcohol Denat, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch,Silica Dimethyl Silylate,Parfum (Fragrance),Ppg-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate,Cetrimonium Chloride,Linalool,Limonene,Butylphenyl Methylpropional,Amyl Cinnamal,Hexyl Cinnamal,Citronellol,Geraniol,Glycerin,Aqua (Water, Eau),Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract,Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Extract
I’ve done a full review on Rituals Sakura Body Scrub; you can find it here. Although I like the scent and the ingredients, this sugar scrub is just too harsh for my skin. Plus, the texture is not compact enough which makes it a bit of a pain to use.
Ingredients: Sucrose, caprylic/capric triglyceride, isopropyl myristate, glycine soja (soybean) oil, parfum/fragrance,prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, hexyl cinnamal, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, benzyl salicylate, butylphenyl methylpropional, linalool,citronellol, geraniol, tocopherol, benzyl alcohol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, alpha-isomethyl ionone,limonene, aqua/water, oryza sativa (rice) extract, glycerin, isoeugenol, prunus serrulata flower extract
And finally – Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula. This is a gentle scrub that can be used daily and as such it would suit better combination and oily skin. My dry skin doesn’t need daily exfoliation – I prefer harsher scrubs that I can use once in ten days and really feel the effect of the smooth, clean skin afterwards. Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream just didn’t do it for me – the exfoliating particles are too sparse and my skin doesn’t feel properly exfoliated after using it. I don’t expect a product that should be used daily to be harsh on the skin, of course, but at the same time I don’t see the point of using something like this scrub if there’s no real effect visible afterwards.
Ingredients: Water, Tridecyl Stearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Sorbitol, Hexyldecyl Stearate, Bisabolol, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Tea-Carbomer, Stearyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben