End of summer means empty sunscreen. And I know there’ll be more in September. But I’ve also got a few other empties or things that are old and have to be tossed.
The sunscreen empties are:
MyChelle Sun Shield Coconut Broad Spectrum SPF 28: In June, I received 3 sunscreens from MyChelle, a natural brand with physical sunscreen in all three formulas. All three were very lightweight especially for sunscreens with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. I really liked the coconut scent, and I used this for my body. I’ve just about used up the other two I got as well. I really liked this brand: it’s cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free. I will buy them next summer.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55: I finished up this travel size sunscreen. I bought it specifically for my face because it was a “dry-touch” formula as well as SPF 55. I liked it. It really was lightweight. It uses chemical sunscreen. If I hadn’t discovered the super-lightweight La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen that I like a little better, I’d probably get this one again but I don’t like it quite as much as the LPR.
Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen SPF 60: This was a free sample with something else I bought from Neutrogena. It uses physical sunscreen ingredients. Although it was heavier than the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch, I liked this. It smelled good, had a high SPF, used physical sunscreen ingredients. I would buy it again.
Vitabath Heavenly Coconut Creme Sulfate & Paraben Free Body Wash: This is my favorite scent from the Vitabath Sulfate & Paraben Free Body Wash lineup. It really is a heavenly scent. I love it! I have another one waiting in the wings!
MEG 21 Bright & Firm Eye Treatment: I received this eye cream to try out this past winter. Because the blepharitis (red, dry skin) on my eyelids has gotten worse over the years, there is only one eye cream I can use on them. So I used the MEG 21 Bright & Firm Eye Treatment above my lid/under my brows and under my eyes. It’s a very nice eye cream, medium weight, fragrance-free. I didn’t notice any firmer skin above my lid/under my brow, but that’s a tall order, as is any change in my crow’s feet. At some point, you can’t reverse wrinkles. Under my eyes, it did quite well. My dark circles were lighter, and the skin there was nicely hydrated. I do think this is a good eye cream. I probably won’t purchase it again because I have only one eye cream, Lindi Skin, that I can use all around my very sensitive eye area.
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract: I got this travel size in a Target Beauty Box. I adore the white tea scent. That alone would be enough the repurchase these towelettes. They did a decent job removing my face makeup. I had to tug a bit to get off my (non-waterproof) mascara. When it comes to towelettes, I often use whatever I happen to get. The scent and gentleness were the best benefits of these towelettes. I might not go out of my way to buy them again, but I did like them enough.
Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure Smooth & Strong: I have been using this treatment product from Sally Hanson for the past couple of years. There’s a bit left in the bottle, but it’s too thick to use. I tried to buy more since I use it as a base coat, but it seems to be discontinued, and I couldn’t figure out exactly what has replaced it. Instead, I bought Seche-Vite Ridge-Filling Base Coat and I like it a lot. Sorry Sally!
NYC In a New York Minute Grand Central Station Quick Dry Topcoat: Like the Sally Hanson base coat, I’ve still got a little bit more left in this bottle, but over the almost year that I’ve had it, the topcoat has thickened, and it’s time to say good-bye. I went to CVS to buy another bottle of this topcoat that costs about a dollar, but I discovered that poor NYC has been given the boot in exchange for elf. Sorry to see you go, NYC! Instead, I bought Seche-Vite Dry Fast Top Coat and I love it! Worth the extra money.
Have you tried any of these cosmetics? What did you use up in August?