This is my first “empties” review post! I found this post idea rather silly, but now I think it makes a lot of sense. It gives me a chance to review multiple products I’ve recently finished, all in one post. A bunch of birds, one stone.
So let’s start with the MEH and move on to the EH?! (That’s a happy, Canadian-sounding Eh)
Lush American Cream Conditioner
Positives first, then negatives:
Okay, so this scent at Lush — American Cream — is incredibly delicious.
I personally find the majority of Lush’s scents to be very odd and sweaty. But now and then, I find a musky gem that happens to be more delicious than just musky.
American Cream is a warm, savory concoction of vanilla and strawberries. It comes in a conditioner, and shower gel (which I have reviewed here). Apparently, it is also a limited edition perfume and is available in Hong Kong. Make it available in Canada, Lush. Eh? Please? Sorry for begging.
Now, unfortunately, much to my utter dismay, the American Cream conditioner really, truly sucks.
It’s too runny and thin to be a proper conditioner, particularly for thicker hair. It takes way too much product to get it through my hair and make any difference. I also lose a load of hair every time I use it. As such, it’s a waste of money.
Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner
This toner has been in my routine for quite a long time now, and I’ve been pretty happy with it.
To be honest, I used to think toner was so useless, but that’s because I didn’t quite know what it was good for. I have since learned of the many possibilities a toner presents.
Thayers Rose Petal Toner was the first in showing me what a toner can do. It can of course be used to pick up leftover crap and dirt after you’ve cleansed, but it also helps serums to absorb faster.
Now that I have more experience with toners, I want something a little more interesting and versatile than Thayers. Sure, it’s a solid toner, but meh. I want a toner that can do more…perhaps give me some extra moisture like Dr. Jart’s toner?
As such, I will be moving on from Thayers.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
This is one of my favorite serums, and this is probably my 3rd empty bottle. Read my full review here.
It gives you an extra boost of moisture, which can be very helpful if you suffer from dry skin.
I have used it for a long time now, and will continue to do so because it is so affordable (~$6 CAD for 30ml).
Now, for $6 it’s pretty damn impressive, but it’s not a miracle-worker on its own, so don’t expect that. Expect it to help out your moisturizer as well as everything else you use in your routine.
Have you guys tried these out before? What are your thoughts? And you know I’m always looking for moisturizing toner recommendations!
Thanks for reading ❤