it seems that being persistent pays off. When the month started, I didn’t think I’d have so many empties, but I’ve determinately stuck with using up the products and the result is here – the biggest empties post so far. Even though there is a lot of small samples, there’s still quite a generous amount of full sized products. Surprisingly, several make-up items are gone, too (among which the unspendable Dior blush). In the light of my pre no-buy haul, I’m glad to have more space.
even though February is the shortest month, when it comes to empties, it was epic. I usually keep my empties in a small box, but this time they couldn’t fit inside so I needed to find a new home for them. I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve finished so much products.
Eucerin Sun Lotion with SPF 50 was one of mine everyday sunscreens this summer. I got a 10 ml tube as a sample with purchase and, since the pharmacist told me I shouldn’t use it on the face, I have forgotten about it. Unfortunately, I don’t have any info on the price (I suppose it is around $20-30) or the amount the full size comes in.
However, having gotten a nice reddish freckle caused by the sun on the side of my forehead (I wore SPF30, but I had to spend all day out in the sun), and having only Eucerin as a high SPF sunscreen, I decided to bit the bullet, thinking that it couldn’t do more damage. Here is the picture of the freckle. Since the photo was taken with flash, the colour is slightly washed out, but in reality the freckle is a bright pinkish red).
Eucerin Sun Lotion is a combination of physical and chemical sunscreen.
The consistency is, as the name says, very light. It spread easily and it sinks in quickly, without being sticky. It doesn’t leave whiteish cast.
The scent is fairly strong, alcoholic, but disappears upon the application.
Because of the alcohol inside, it is a bit drying. I have oily dehydrated skin, so it didn’t do much damage, but drier skin types should be cautious. I was the most afraid that it will break me out, but it didn’t.
It is possible to put the make-up over it, but I still prefer Bioderma Photoderm SPF 30.
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I’ve given up on L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream because of its packaging (aluminium tube on which I have managed to cut myself several times), so the replacement was needed.
Eucerin always has the promo where if you spend 720 kunas (around $130), you get a free product. My mother uses Eucerin moisturizers and she was missing 50 kunas to the required amount for a free product, so I’ve put the hand cream into the cart.
The cream comes in a 75ml plastic tube with a flip top opening. It retails for around $10. It has a pleasant, mild scent which disappears quickly upon application.
The consistency feels like a mousse – it looks thick, but when you spread it, it goes easily and it is very lightweight. It sinks in immediately, without leaving a greasy layer on the skin, which is a bonus, in my opinion.
The cream leaves the skin on your hand moisturized for a long time. It immediately fixes the skin dried out from hand-washing dishes.
Even though it is far from cheap, in my opinion this cream is worth every penny.
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