September Skin Care Empties 😎
It’s the end of September! Here’s what I finished! September’s empties was quite satisfying. I knocked out a ton of products this month! I’ve been meaning to finish up some of these products, such as the Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel (finally!) and Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (White)! And some others. 😁 Now here are my thoughts on my September empties! Enjoy! 😊
iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum:
Here goes my last bottle of iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum! I purchased this serum to help moisturize and brighten my skin. That’s what this serum claims to do. It says right on the packaging that it’s powerful calming, nourishing and brightening, and is for wrinkle care. Some beneficial ingredients in this serum are Propolis Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Niacinamide, and Sodium Hyaluronate. I went through a few bottles of this serum. It’s a serum that feels nourishing and soothing on the skin, but it does feel sticky and takes a while to absorb into the skin. I didn’t like the texture of the product. After finishing a few bottles of this serum, I didn’t notice much of a difference in my skin. It helps to hydrate, but it didn’t help with wrinkles and didn’t brighten my skin. All it was is a hydrating serum. I’ve decided that I’m not going to purchase it again.
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel:
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel was one of those products that I couldn’t let go, which is weird because the ingredients aren’t too exciting. It contains Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Glycerin, Propolis Extract, Betaine, Cucumber Fruit Extract, to name a few. The product was lightweight, somewhat hydrating, and soothes the skin. It also didn’t break my skin out. I loved it for a while. But, I haven’t been using on my face lately, and I don’t miss it at all. Thinking about it now, I don’t think it did much for my skin. I just kept it around because it didn’t clog my pores, and I needed a product that moisturizes my skin just a little bit. I had a hard time finding a moisturizer that works on my skin. This was the closest to a product that moisturizes my skin. It worked for a while, but I’ve found something better.
Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (White):
I finally finished the last Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (white version!). It took me so long to reach the last bottle. Finally, I have! So the white version is the unlikable version of the ‘Clear’. The white version didn’t break me out, but it leaves the skin with a noticeable white cast and dries out the skin tremendously. Well, on my skin it did. It didn’t look good on my skin. It accentuated every fine line and wrinkle, pore, and flake. There’s no way I’m going to purchase the white one again. It’s terrible. I don’t recommend it at all. Stay away from it unless you like having a white cast and dry skin. The cooler weather is coming up, so it’s best to stay away from this sunscreen.
Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Body Treatment Cream:
I’ve been using Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Body Treatment Cream at the beginning of this year. I’m on my second tube. The product is pretty tiny. It’s only 2 oz. The cream is supposed to help improve skin elasticity, texture, firmness, boost hydration, and repair dry, depleted skin. It contains salicylic acid to exfoliate to help reveal younger-looking skin. After finishing the cream, I feel that this cream is just another body cream. I didn’t notice an improvement in skin elasticity or texture. It’s just another product that’s making claims and under-delivering. It’s not a bad product when it comes to moisturizing, but there’s more affordable options out there that moisturizes the skin. I couldn’t tell the difference between this cream and my other moisturizing creams. I’m glad I’m done with it. I won’t repurchase again.
Differin Oil-Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30:
Another sunscreen I finally finished before the winter season! It’s the Differin Oil-Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30! I’ve been trying to finish this sunscreen up too. I don’t use it on my face anymore. I stopped after it started to make my skin oily while causing breakouts. Also, it burns my eyes too. It’s just not the type of sunscreen for my sensitive facial skin. My skin is very picky with sunscreens. This one failed the test. So I used this sunscreen mainly on my hands. It’s moisturizing, lightweight, and feels just like a non-greasy moisturizer. When I finished it, I never looked back. Out it goes!
Up & Up All In One Micellar Cleansing Water:
I stopped using micellar cleansing water on my face. I had half a bottle left, but I couldn’t finish the rest. The product does help to remove residue and makeup from the facial skin, but I just don’t like the way micellar water feels on the skin. It’s just one of those products that I can live without. So with the rest of the micellar water, I ended up using it to remove my eye makeup. I had to use it for something. I didn’t want to waste it. Once I finished the whole bottle, I tossed it out and didn’t repurchase. It’s not just this micellar water that I don’t care for. It’s micellar water in general. I haven’t found one that I liked. It feels like an extra step in my skin care routine that I don’t need. A cleansing oil alone removes my sunscreen and makeup just fine. I’ve had no issues just using a cleansing oil followed by a face wash. It works, and I don’t have to use another product like this one to aid in the product removal process. I prefer to keep my skin care to a minimum as much as possible, lol.
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream:
I’ve tried a ton of eye creams and this one just sucked. lol. There’s no other way I can put it. The ingredients look nice. It contains Niacinamide, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, Almond Oil, Aloe, Vitamin E, and much more. But it doesn’t live up to its claims. The eye cream is supposed to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Ceramides help to repair and restore. Nope, none of that happened. It didn’t help with dark circles or puffiness. I love ceramides, but it didn’t do anything for my skin in this eye cream. My skin still felt dry using this eye cream. It just didn’t do anything. I wouldn’t recommend this eye cream. It just wasn’t a good pick.
RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads:
I finished two containers of the RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads. The product claims to visibly reduce fine lines and improve tone and texture in 1 week. Diminishes signs of photo-aging and uneven skin tone, dark spots in 4 weeks. Visibly diminishes wrinkles and pores in 12 weeks. There are 28 pads per container. After finishing this product, I didn’t notice many changes in my skin besides softer and smoother skin. It didn’t help to reduce fine lines or wrinkles. Tone and texture, not so much either. Signs of photo-aging and even skin tone? Nope. Diminishes wrinkles and pores? Not at all. Just softer and smoother skin, lol. It’s a good physical exfoliant (pads with tiny little bumps on it) that cleanses the skin very well. My skin always feels squeaky clean afterwards, which is nice on this oily skin of mine. I liked this product, but I don’t really need it in my routine. I feel like it’s one of those products that’s just fun to use. I won’t purchase again.
Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+:
I tried Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+ on my face, but that didn’t work out. It felt really greasy and oily on the skin. It has a chemical smell to it too that I didn’t like. It also broke me out. I wanted it to work out due to the price and that it’s SPF 70+. I finally finished my last tube of this product, and I’m happy that it’s gone. It worked well on my body but not my face. I won’t repurchase it again for the body because it’s only 2.5 fl. oz.
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End of Summer Thoughts on My Sunscreens 🌞
It’s the end of summer. August must’ve been the hottest month of the summer. Here are my thoughts on sunscreens I finished and am almost done with!
Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30:
I have about 1/4 left of this sunscreen. I haven’t been using it on my face. It burns my eyes, makes my face appear more oily, and irritates the crap out of my facial skin. Yes, my face is very sensitive right now. So I’ve been using it mainly on my hands. It works amazingly for the hands. I wash my hands so much in a day. After I dry off my hands, I use the Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30 to protect my skin from UV damage. It works for that! But I’m not repurchasing when I’m done with it. This is what I do when I’m trying to finish up a product that I don’t like. At least it works for something. Just not my face.
Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50:
This sunscreen is awful. I’m using it on my body when I’m working out outdoors. Maybe my nose is just sensitive, but Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50 has an terrible smell. It smells like plastic. Yuck! It also leaves a subtle white cast behind. Thank goodness my legs are super white anyways, so this sunscreen works on my legs, lol. Here’s to another sunscreen that I can’t wait to finish up and toss it out! I won’t repurchase this one again either.
Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+:
I finished a bottle of Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+ this summer! I’m so happy! I used it mainly on my hands when I’m outdoors. It’s moisturizing, water-resistant, and has a high SPF of 70+! Too bad I can’t use this sunscreen on my face. It contains beeswax, so it clogs my pores. Yes, I have tried it on my face. It indeed clogged my pores pretty fast. Another sunscreen that doesn’t work on my face. I have one bottle left to finish, but I think it’ll be easy to finish. The texture of the sunscreen isn’t too bad, and I love water-resistant sunscreens. They stick to my skin and works to protect my skin! Love! But that’s all I really love about this sunscreen besides the high SPF, haha!
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Stick Sensitive SPF 50+:
I went overboard and purchased a bunch of Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Stick Sensitive SPF 50+. I knocked out a couple of sunscreen sticks already, but I still have a lot left to go. This sunscreen stick is soft, moisturizing, and feels very smooth, so it leaves the skin feel extremely moisturized and protected. But it is too heavy on my facial skin. I’ve been using it around my eyes, ears, neck, hands, feet. I think those are the best places to use this product. I haven’t had any skin irritations using it. It’s pretty good for sensitive skin (as it states it is). Too bad it didn’t work on my facial skin. It’s extremely heavy and pore-clogging. That’s not the only reason why I’m not going to purchase this sunscreen again. It also leaves an awful white cast behind. It contains 20% zinc oxide. I’m not a huge fan of the texture and consistency of the product either. It feels terrible on the skin. I just didn’t like it.
Kose Suncut UV Perfect Essence Super Waterproof SPF 50+ PA++++:
I always stash this sunscreen in my bag (my last Kose sunscreen!). It’s lightweight, absorbs quick, great for touch-ups (not the face). I use it mainly on my hands. This sunscreen is also water-proof and sticks to the skin well. I wished it worked on my face. It feels clean when applied to the skin. It’s like I’m not wearing any sunscreen at all. But I experienced skin irritation while using it. It made my skin itchy, red, and dry. It’s most likely have to do with the alcohol content. Well, it sure smells like it.
Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (White):
I’ve been trying to use up Canmake in White for the past month, lol. This sunscreen doesn’t cause any skin issues like breakouts, redness, or other skin irritations, but the white cast is truly awful. It’s also super drying on the skin too. If you’re trying to choose which Canmake sunscreen you should buy, get the Clear. I’m so close to being done with Canmake White! ha!
Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+:
I love how convenient this sunscreen is. It’s easy to use and goes on the skin smoothly. It’s moisturizing. But, it feels sticky and unpleasant on the skin. I’m having trouble finishing this sunscreen. I don’t use it too often due to the stickiness. I’m trying to, but it’s been difficult. I just don’t like the texture of this sunscreen. It feels gross on the skin.
Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30:
Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 used to be my HG sunscreen. I couldn’t find anything better during that time. I just stuck with it because I needed a sunscreen for daily use to protect my skin. So I tried this sunscreen again. It felt lightweight and moisturizing on the skin. It contains SPF 30, but honestly, I don’t think this sunscreen is that amazing. I remember using it and still burned while using it. I also developed a ton of freckles. I think it works better as a moisturizer than a sunscreen. I don’t think this product is available anymore. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find it. Oh well. I stopped using it a while ago. I’m just trying to finish up what I have left. I can’t believe I still have it. lol.
I’m hoping to finish these sunscreens by the end of the year. I wish I could use them on my face, but they are failed sunscreens for a reason. I hope my reviews were helpful! Have a good one. 😊
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More Sunscreens I Tried Again for Summer! 🙌🏻
Here are some more sunscreens that I tested out for summer! They’re sunscreens that I have and wanted to give them a try again. Here are my thoughts on them!
Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun SPF 50+ PA++++:
I’ve been withholding myself from using this sunscreen. I’m just kidding. It’s been sitting there, and I forgot about it. So I only have a less than a quarter left of this sunscreen, so I decided to use it. Only on my body, not my face. It’s still good to go. I’ve kept it sheltered from the sun and kept it in a safe place. My first impression of this sunscreen is how moisturizing it is on the skin. Loved it! Super ultra moisturizing! The sunscreen feels soft, smooth, and supple on the skin. Very lovely indeed. The sunscreen says it contains SPF 50 PA++++. I believe it’s actually SPF 19 (from what I remember). Yeah, pretty low. I haven’t purchased a Purito sunscreen since after the whole controversy about Purito having the incorrect SPF then what is labelled on the bottle. Oh well. I wore the sunscreen when indoors. As I said earlier, I only had less than a quarter left of the product. The only thing that bothered me besides that it’s only SPF 19 is that it smells like lavender. I can’t see myself wearing this smell on my face every day. It just smells so strong and awful. I’m glad I’m officially done with it. Out it goes!
Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30:
I finally finished a whole bottle of Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30. I have a few left. haha. I was so ambitious that it would work for my face that I stocked up! Well! I stopped using it on my face and started using it on my body instead. This sunscreen is very moisturizing and lightweight on the skin. It absorbs into the skin well. No issues there! It’s supposed to be fragranced-free, but it smells like a bunch of chemicals. I didn’t like the smell of the product. 🤮 That just reminded me that this sunscreen burned my eyes when I used it on my face! Ouch! As a body sunscreen, it’s nice. I wouldn’t purchase it again once I’m done with my bottles. It only contains SPF 30. I prefer sunscreens that are above SPF 30. It’s quite easy to find a sunscreen with SPF over 30 for the body.
I almost forgot! This moisturizer is not oil-absorbing as advertised!
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30:
Here’s another product that I only have a quarter left. I remember using this sunscreen on my face last year and the results were absolutely terrible. The sunscreen is really thick in texture and consistency. It doesn’t glide over the skin smoothly. It takes a good amount of time to blend the sunscreen into the skin. Also, the sunscreen leaves a very noticeable white cast that looks horrible for everyday use. I mean, it was literally impossible to use it in a single day without looking like a ghost. This time, I didn’t use it on my face but my body instead. I can’t imagine using this sunscreen on my face without going through what I went through before. On the body, the sunscreen still feels thick and difficult to blend into the skin. It still left a white cast after applying the sunscreen. The sunscreen smells like chemicals too. The finish actually looks really good on my legs, lol. But, I would not repurchase this sunscreen again. It’s just too much work for an everyday sunscreen. I need something much simpler and easier to use. This sunscreen is a mineral sunscreen with Titanium Dioxide (3%) and Zinc Oxide (10%).
Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50:
I have a full bottle of the Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50. I didn’t use it on my face. It feels more like a body sunscreen. That’s what I used it for. The sunscreen is a mixed sunscreen with chemical and physical filters. They are Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4.5%, and Zinc Oxide 9.7%. When I opened the bottle, it smelled like a bunch of chemicals and plastic. I really dislike that smell when it comes to sunscreens. As for the application, it works very well on my skin (body). It blends in well. It didn’t feel too heavy on the skin but not lightweight. I can feel that it’s sitting on my skin. I don’t think it’s too bad. I think this sunscreen is best for beach days. For me, I can’t use it every day. It’s great that it comes in a 6 fl. oz. bottle though!
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50:
I really wanted to like this sunscreen, but it’s been a disappointment. It’s a physical sunscreen with 12% Zinc Oxide. It feels very lightweight, since it’s a thin liquid that melts into the skin well. I thought that it would be great considering the texture, how lightweight it feels on the skin, and that it contains Zinc Oxide. But, I didn’t really like this sunscreen. It smells really bad. Like plastic. Once again, I can’t stand products that smell like this because I get really bad migraines from them. Also, I noticed when using this sunscreen that the application can be uneven. My skin looked patchy and dry with it on my face. I think this sunscreen is pretty much hyped up. It’s not that great. Pass.
Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+:
Out of all of the sunscreen sticks I have tried, this one was the most convenient and very easy to use. It glides over the skin easily, blends into the skin well, doesn’t leave a white cast (it’s a chemical sunscreen, by the way), and contains SPF 50+! I love how simple it is to use this sunscreen. It moves over my skin without pulling at my skin. I really love that! Unfortunately, it’s way too sticky and pore-clogging for my facial skin. I ended up using it on my body instead. Still, it felt sticky on the skin. Formulation-wise, I’m not a fan of it. The only thing I like about this sunscreen is that it’s mess-free, portable, and very easy to apply on the spot if I needed a re-application. I most likely won’t purchase it again because it’s not a well-rounded for me in this case.
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Review: Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30
When I first picked up Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30, I was searching for a sunscreen that would work on my oily, acne-prone skin. This sunscreen was specifically made for acne-prone skin, so I thought it would be a good sunscreen for my skin type. This sunscreen, as it states on the packaging, provides broad spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection, hydrates the skin, helps soothe the skin from acne treatments, and leaves the skin matte. Also, it’s lightweight, won’t clog pores (hmmm!), non-greasy, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free. I’ve used this sunscreen on and off for so many years. I think I’m overdue for a review on it. Here are my thoughts on Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30!
Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 comes in a 4 fl. oz. pump bottle. The product comes out runny but not too runny. It feels like a facial lotion. Not like a typical sunscreen lotion. Even though it doesn’t feel like a sunscreen lotion, it smells like one. It smells like a bunch of sunscreen filters and other chemicals. The smell is terrible. Yes, the product is fragrance-free (as it says it is), but the smell of the product is very strong and bothers me a lot. And I rarely get bothered by the smell of products unless it’s very strong and offensive. This sunscreen was just too much for my nose to handle and eyes (more on this soon). So applying the sunscreen to the skin was very simple. It feels lightweight (like a thin lotion), glides on the skin easily, and blends into the skin well. It absorbs into the skin nicely without leaving any sticky residue behind. Moisturizes the skin. It’s not heavy on the skin either. Works well under makeup too. It doesn’t pill. With this sunscreen, I can use a generous amount of product, since it comes in a 4. fl. oz. bottle. Reapplication isn’t a problem. It’s a very affordable sunscreen and works well with other skin care products.
With the good, there has to be something bad about a product. Well, sometimes. In this case, yes, there is. So I love how this sunscreen contains broad spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB (Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7%) for sun protection. It moisturizes the skin. Doesn’t pill. It’s very affordable compared to other facial sunscreens I’ve used. I don’t think it has made me break out yet. I’m really not sure. I haven’t noticed any breakouts from it so far anyways. But I stopped using it for a good reason. It’s due to the strong chemical smell that I talked about earlier. The smell of this sunscreen is so strong that I can’t use it on the skin around my eyes or near my eye area. The fumes seep into my eyes and burn. They get irritated, turn red and teary. It looks like this sunscreen is too much for my sensitive eyes also. I’ve attempted to use it so many times, but I always ended up with irritated, red eyes. That’s not something I want in a sunscreen. It’s also not something I want to happen on a daily basis or at any time. Who does??!!
The product claims to be oil-absorbing. It’s not. ha! Well, not on my skin anyways. It made my skin more oily and greasy-looking. It didn’t matter if it was summer or winter. Or if it was super hot and humid. My skin looked like an oily mess. There goes the oil-absorbing claim. I couldn’t deal with the oiliness anymore. And of course, how it burned my eyes. Seems like another sunscreen that’s too good to be true. The price was good for the amount of product. If it worked, that would’ve been awesome, but this sunscreen just isn’t up there (for the facial skin). I can use it on my body at any time without any issues. But the skin on my body isn’t that picky to begin with.
Here’s a swatch of Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30. Looks like any other lotion. I just wished it didn’t burn my eyes or make my skin look more oily than it already is.
Pros & Cons
- Contains SPF 30 UVA/UVB broad spectrum (Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7%)
- Feels very nice on the skin due to the hydration it provides
- Affordable. Comes in a 4 fl. oz. bottle!
- Makes the skin more oily
- Burns the eyes
- Smells like chemicals
- Sunscreen fumes gets into the eyes, burns
This sunscreen would’ve worked if it didn’t burn my eyes or make my skin appear more oily and greasy. I couldn’t believe how oily my skin looked. I used oil-absorbing powders to tame the oilies too, but that didn’t work. My skin still looked gross and greasy whenever I used this sunscreen. It’s advertised as a sunscreen that’s suitable for oily, acne-prone skin too. Since this sunscreen feels too oily on my oily skin and burns my eyes, I couldn’t continue to use it on my skin. The smell and fumes coming from this product is too strong. It gave me headaches, and I couldn’t put up with that during the day. It’s not something anyone should have to put up with when using sunscreen. That just means it’s a poor product. Overall, I didn’t enjoy using this product. It could’ve been a good product, but it’s not quite there yet. And I still can’t believe I kept on trying to make it work. Believing that it may work one day. It’s time to let it go. I can’t recommend it. There are better sunscreens out there for oily skin. This isn’t it.
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Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum: 1 Week Results
Even though Differin Gel didn’t work on my skin, I decided to try out Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum. As the name of the product states, it helps to fade dark spots.
- Gradually fades discoloration, pigment, spots, and blotches
- Helps reduce the appearance of post acne marks
- Improves luminosity
The active ingredient in this serum is hydroquinone. It’s a ‘skin bleaching agent’. When people see, skin bleaching agent, it scares the living %!#& out of them. Also, the fact that hydroquinone is a very controversial ingredient. That’s a whole ‘nother topic though! As for ‘bleaching’, don’t worry about it, it’s not going to bleach the skin. From my own personal experience, it has never bleached my skin. Honestly, it’s the least effective ‘brightening’ skin care ingredient for me. That is why I choose not to use it until now. On my skin, hydroquinone doesn’t yield better results compared to good ‘ol Vitamin C. Keep in mind that this is just from my own personal experience. For someone else, it may differ. And I do prefer Vitamin C over hydroquinone on any given day. So why did I purchase Differin Spot Correcting Serum? I like to try out new products, lol. It would be cool if this serum actually gave me amazing results. The only way to find out is to try it out.
My 1 Week experience with Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum:
I’ve used the serum for 1 week already. The serum comes out gel-like and clear. It’s not runny. It absorbs into the skin very well. I thought it would be heavier for some reason, but it’s not. It’s not sticky at all. It does have a chemical smell to it. It’s either you hate it or can tolerate it. I’m pretty neutral about it. After a week of using it, I haven’t seen any results yet. I’m hoping I will see results with continued use. There was no skin irritation or redness from using it. It didn’t break me out either. YES!! So I can keep this serum in my skin care routine. I can’t wait to see results if there’s any in the upcoming weeks! I’ll make an update after a month or when I’m done with the whole bottle. Stay tune for my updated review!
Acne, Acne Scars, Dark Spots, Differin, Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum