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Monthly empties: January 2015

January 29, 2015
Products I used up during the month of January
Products I used up during the month of January

There are just a handful of products that I used up over the last month that I have to talk about! I haven’t used up as many products as I sometimes do on a monthly basis, but I have several different kinds of skincare products as well as a dry shampoo. Here are my thoughts on each of them.

Pantene Pro-V Root Reboot Dry Shampoo … $4.97 for 4.9 oz.

Pantene’s Dry Shampoo is one I’ve been meaning to try for a while, because it’s right around $5 but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say a word about it. Pantene has a few different versions (Original Fresh, Blowout Extend), and I picked up Root Reboot which is supposed to add some volume and style as well as soaking up excess oil, all of which are things I enjoy. At first this one did give a little too much of a product-heavy feel to hair, but after a few uses that eased up a little and I really ended up liking it.

Kirkland Signature Daily Facial Towelettes

These packs of makeup removing wipes are sold in a big box at Costco and this is my third pack that I’ve used. These are alright, but I wouldn’t say they’re fantastic. They’re just about average when it comes to makeup removal, although the wipes themselves are thick and saturated and the 30-ct. packs come with plastic lids that click shut (the box also comes with a couple of 15-ct. packs for travel and those have a standard adhesive flap closure). I still have more of these to use, but I think by the time I finish up the box I’ll be tired of them. I think the box sells for around $15, so they really are a good deal compared to the packs you find in the drugstore, they just aren’t my favorite.

Derma MD night cream and eye cream, LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic mask
Derma MD night cream and eye cream, LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic mask

Derma MD Uplifting Neck & Face Creme for nighttime repair … $89 for 1.7 oz.

The texture of Uplifting is not my absolute favorite, as it’s a little lumpy and feels kind of heavy when applied, but my skin responded really well to this moisturizer. I used it as a night cream on my face and brought it down my neck and chest, too. I didn’t see immediate, dramatic anti-aging results, but it’s really hydrating without resulting in greasiness and it just worked really well for me. When I first started using it I rubbed it on like I might with any other cream, but I found this actually worked much better if I simply patted it in. It helped me use less of it, and it seemed to sink in better.

Derma MD Eliminate & Lighten Eye Cream … $58.95 for 0.5 oz.

I’ve written a full review of Derma MD’s eye cream, and I really enjoyed it. It’s light but effective and doesn’t interfere with makeup, and I noticed over the course of using the jar that it really made my skin feel super soft. My favorite thing, though, would probably be that it combatted puffiness really well, since that’s a problem I deal with.

LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask … $6.96

Catastrophe Cosmetic is a mask I repurchase and enjoy (and have reviewed), and it’s a great one, particularly for the season. It’s cleansing, but also soothing thanks to calamine and blueberries, as well as some rose absolute and chamomile blue. The only thing is you can’t DO anything while you’re wearing it, as it’s super crumbly as it dries! But I normally just do some internet browsing, so no big deal.

Have you used up any great products lately?


Derma MD sent the night cream and eye cream to me for consideration, and let me know that readers can use the discount code dermamd40 for 40% off a purchase. All other products were purchased by me.

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