Lotions and Body Butter:
Products Listed: Philosophy Sample Lotion, Fruits & Passions: Grapefruit Guava Moisturizing Butter (Travel Size), Fruits & Passions: Orange Cantaloupe Moisturizing Butter, The Body Shop Honey Mania Body Butter, The Body Shop Mango Body Butter, Origins Make a Difference Rejuvenating Hand Cream, & L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream.
Fruits & Passion: Grapefruit Guava Moisturizing Butter:
This product was part of a travel set that I received as a Christmas gift. The size was perfect for the numerous business trips that I have been on. The scent is lovely and the body butter is delightfully moisturizing. I would definitely re-purchase once I have gone through the rest of my lotion collection.
Fruits & Passion: Orange Cantaloupe Moisturizing Butter:
One of their classic scents, it's been a favourite for years. The scent and consistency are lovely and I would highly recommend it.
The Body Shop: Honey Mania Body Butter:
I have been a fan of The Body Shop's Body Butters for years. They are great for those of us in dry climates who need some extra moisturizing help. I really enjoyed this scent in the spring. It is a nice mix of fruit and floral. I would re-purchase this scent again.
The Body Shop: Mango Body Butter:
Another favourite for me. I have gone through several of these over the years. This is a great fruity option that is not as overpowering as Satsuma for example.
Origins: Make a Difference Rejuvenating Hand Cream:
This was an interesting product for me. To me, this product has a tea-like scent which is certainly different. I have used better hand creams, but I didn't mind this product.
L'Occitane: Shea Butter Hand Cream:
Another product that I have gone through multiple tubes of. I love the size of these as they are perfect for your bag or beside your bed. I find the hand cream to be fairly moisturizing with a decently quick dry down time. This particular product has a fairly neutral scent, but L'Occitane has many scent options available. I am currently using this product and also have the Lavender scented version which I have been enjoying.
Makeup Remover Wipes:
Neutrogena: Moisturizing Make-Up Remover Cleansing Wipes:
I have tried several brands of make-up removing wipes over the years, but I keep coming back to the Neutrogena Moisturizing Make-Up Remover Cleansing Wipes. They are a moderately priced drugstore option that stays moist until the end of the pack. They do a pretty good job of gently removing even the most stubborn eye makeup. As someone who has really sensitive skin, this is one of the few options that has never broken me out. I will continue to re-purchase these and am currently working on another pack.
The Body Shop: Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes:
I really wanted to like these, but unfortunately the Tea Tree oil content in these wipes is just a bit too intense for my sensitive skin. They have a very invigorating, fresh scent which makes you feel really clean. I will not be re-purchasing these wipes, but perhaps if your skin is more oily and acne prone and less sensitive this might be a good option to explore.
Shampoo & Conditioner:
Aussie: Moist Conditioner:
I have used this conditioner for years and keep going back to it. The scent is appealing, and I find it does leave my hair a lot softer than many other inexpensive drugstore options. I will continue to repurchase this product in the future.
Aussie: Aussome Volume Shampoo:
Another Aussie product that I have used consistently throughout the years. Generally Aussie products do well with my hair and don't leave my hair stringy like some shampoos do. I will continue to re-purchase this as well.
I picked this up for travelling. The size is certainly convenient, but I still find Aussie products are far better at locking in moisture for my hair texture.
Organix: Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner:
Many people seem to be big fans of the Organix brand, but personally this did not live up to the hype for me. The scent is very sweet and reminded me of a buttery peek frean coconut cookie. Additionally, I find the plastic on this style of packaging to be very difficult to squeeze, and as someone who struggles with joint pain in my knuckles, trying to get product out was a huge pain. Furthermore, I really did notice a difference in how soft my hair felt between this product and the Aussie Moist Conditioner. I really wanted to like this, but in the end it just didn't work as well for me. I am unlikely to re-purchase from the Organix brand unless I try out a different formula in easier to use packaging.
Neutrogena: Moisture- Oil Free Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin:
I have used various iterations of Neutrogena facial moisturizers since I first started using moisturizer. I have gone through countless bottles over the years and keep coming back. I find all of their oil free moisturizers are quite light and great for sensitive skin. This particular product has a very light neutral scent. I use this product in the morning as my daytime moisturizer and it works wonderfully.
Neutrogena: Healthy Skin Lift & Firm Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15:
More recently I have made the switch to the firming facial moisturizer. The most prominent difference between this formula and the other ones I have tried is the scent. While still being fairly neutral in scent, this product has a slightly more "anti-aging" scent that is just slightly less "clean-smelling" than the other versions. I didn't find it difficult to adjust to this scent and have continued to use and purchase this particular formula.
Since this has turned into a mammoth long post, I am going to carry on with the rest of the reviews on a future blog post.
Until next time,