Beauty Zeros Not Heroes



Lately I have paid so much more attention than ever before to beauty products. Everything started with a beauty spending ban that lead me to revising every single product that I had in my beauty drawers. Yes, I don't have a beauty bag because I would need a few large suitcases to fit everything in. Some of the products I bought because of their tempting price or was just out of curiosity to try something new. The products below made it to the shameful list of 'I was better off without' however, this does not mean they are not going to work for you. As with everything, everyone is different and what does not working for my skin my be a blessing for yours.

List of beauty products that I was better off without


Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

I thought that this product would quickly be one of my favourites but I am still continuing to use it because of its price I felt throwing it away would be a waste. I had high expectations that it would moisture my face. I have really dry skin to the point that I can easily see it is dry, with peeling off flakes when a product is not moisturising properly. This one is definitely not working its moisturising magic on my face, rather than being absorb it stays on my face as a layer that starts to roll off; a massive 'no, no' especially when you discover it on your way to work. I could forgive its grainy formula, average scent, but simply this product is more hassle to use than the actual reward. 

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

The price is great however, the main issue that I had with it is similar to the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet, the product just sits on my face. After using it regularly for over a month I have not notice any positive changes other than I had the product on my face which did not do anything particularity great but did not hurt either. The big plus is that the oil is not sticky and its high omega fatty acid content, which dominates the smell, a bit fishy.

Nail Polishes No Brand TK Maxx 

These are a misunderstanding. I bought them to have a few different colours to play around with during summer. I was particularly looking forward to using the yellow. The coverage is minimal and I have no idea how many layers I would need to stop my toenails looking like I've applied some fungus medicine. I know that five layers was not enough. The quality is so poor that the best base or top coat could save it. 

Hyaluronic Molecule & Phyto-Collagen Molecule

What was I thinking? Black Friday sale, that's what I was thinking. I have used both products with their recommended doses and... Nothing happened, which is great because it could always go downhill but that was not the point of my purchase. I did not mind the taste of the Hyaluronic Molecule but... The Phyto-Collagen Molecule taste is awful and I needed to have a bite of something else straight afterwards.

Peel off socks 

I've used exfoliating socks from an alternative brand before so I knew what to expects. Well, nothing happened and I sat there in wet, slimy socks for a good half an hour to make sure that I will get rid of my dry skin and be ready to jump right into my sandals. The only thing I was jumping into was a pair of fluffy socks. This brand did not work for me so let me know if you've found exfoliating socks that work.

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  1. I recommend trying The Beauty Molecule! For me, that actually did give me a glow!

    xoxo
    Jess
    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I might have a look but for now I will take a break. I need to forget about this experience haha

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  2. The body shops vitamin E range is incredible, it works so well for my skin!
    Loved this post :)
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  3. Fungus medicine, I can't haha! Wonderfully written post and, to be honest, I do agree with you on some of these - I have dry skin so I thought the sorbet would work wonders but, actually, all it did was create what felt like an oil slick on the surface of my face so I didn't get that deep moisturisation I was looking for. Shame, but amazing post! x
    Marina Rosie x
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.com/

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    1. I know what you mean. The sorbet was a massive let down for me. I've expected great things and... I've received a weird something that did not want to be absorbed what so ever.

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  4. I hate when products disappoint us. The Body Shop sorbet doesn't sound moisturising enough for my dry skin, so I'll give it a pass in the future xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

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  5. I have tried one if the Fountain Molecules (the green one) but I honestly cannot remember if it did anything or not, bit like vitamin tablets, you hope they are doing something but cannot always tell. I have loved The Body Shop Vitamin E moisturer for years (I have used it since I was 17) but am not sure that it works well for skin over 30, my skin needs more (I am 43 after all). I have a real issue with chipping nail polish so now only use Nailed It, CND or Seche UV Top Coat.

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    1. Are you? You look definitely younger on all pics I've seen of you!!! Did you try shellac/gel nails?

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  6. This is so fascinating! I literally read a post that mentioned the ordinary rose hip oil as a fave product. This just shows that we all have such individual faces!!!

    Laura / https://www.laustworld.com/

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    1. I've bought it because of all of the reviews that were highlighting how great it is and then... My face was just like 'hell no!'

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  7. I loved the honesty in this post! Sometimes products don’t work for us and that’s okay too! I have definitely had my fair share of beauty blunders!

    Cyn
    www.cynspo.com

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    1. Thanks Cyn!!! What was on of the main beauty disappointments?

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