Beauty Empties, Beauty Product EmptiesBeauty Empties, Beauty Product Empties

Once there was a time when bloggers seemed to pride themselves on hauls, showing off their ever-growing make-up collections and over-flowing bathroom cabinets. Of course there is nothing wrong with this, however with the message everywhere about sustainability, it seems more sensible to use up older products first before making a little room in your stash for new.

I understand if you're a beauty blogger that you will crave an in-flux of new products, however with top bloggers shunning press parcels and new releases, asking brands to stop with all the crazy (yet quite wonderful) packaging our planet, recycling centres and landfill sites will thanks us in the future. 

With all of that in mind it's time for yet more products and mini reviews of the latest pots and bottles to hit my recycling bin. 

If your'e a regular reader you will already know most of the products I use up are skincare, so let's start with a great cleanser I have discovered and a cheaper alternative.

Kiehl's Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser

Kiehls Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser, Product Empties

I have really enjoyed using Kiehl's Cleanser (£28 for 250ml) and my sensitive skin has felt pretty happy too. Packed with an array of good stuff which left my skin feeling soft, hydrated and very smooth. This dual purpose cleanser can be massaged into the skin and removed with water and a clean face cloth or cotton pads. 

Personally I love using this before an oil cleanser and swiping off any make-up or dirt with a cotton round. If you have sensitive eyes (like me), this is gentle enough to use over eyelids (fragrance and alcohol free). A really great product which I will definitely buy again in the future.

If you're looking for something similar and slightly less on the pricey side then Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser is a great alternative which feels just as great on the skin with the same results, for a fraction of the price. 

Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water, Product Empties

Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water (with Rose Petals) 
The most perfect cleansing water for sensitive skin. Obsessed with rose-scented skincare? This is a cleanser you have to try. Perfect to use after a busy day, Nuxe's cleansing water refreshes skin to leave your complexion feeling soft, smooth and soothed. And it won't break the bank. 

On reflection I should have picked up a much bigger bottle, as this lasted only a few days (100ml), only because I enjoyed using it so much and over-soaked each cotton round in product!

Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream Face Mist

Dr Jart Ceramidin, Beauty Empties

If you have already caught up with all of the other empties I have used up (here and here), you will be aware I love a face mist and constantly spritz throughout the day. Ceramidin is nice. I wouldn't repurchase only because I spray so much (of any mist), and this left the bangs around my face and forehead slightly on the greasy side. 

I was literally coating my hair in cream! Ceramidin does hydrate skin and would be a perfect step for makeup prep, so definitely worth a try if you're looking for a creamy formula (just pin your bangs out of the way first). 

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Herbivore Citrine Glowing Hydrating Body Oil
Herbivore is fast becoming one of my favourite skincare brands, you may already know I am obsessed with their Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist. Everytime I spend hours compiling a new wish list order from Cult Beauty I always check Herbivore's page to see if products are back in stock or if they have released anything new. 

Citrine was an impulse buy which turned out to be the most beautiful lightweight yet hydrating body oil. Perfect to slather all over your limbs after a warm shower. It's really quite lovely and perfect for the warmer months as it soaks in a treat, leaving skin feeling smooth with a hint of sheen.

After searching I cannot find Citrine on Cult Beauty which is a shame as it's a great product. However all is not lost at there is a Coconut Body Oil which looks right up my street! 

Citrine was not on any wish-list, however Herbivore always comes up trumps for me and if I hadn't purchased this, then it's highly likely I would have something else from their collection.

Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak

Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak, Product Empties

It's no secret Herbivore is one of my favourite brands and if you love a bath like me, this is one product to add to your bathroom cabinet and evening routine. A little goes a long way and the salts melt into the bath to leave the most beautiful scented bath. 

This is a product to really enjoy and perfect for a long wallow along with a good book and cup of tea.

The milky texture soaks into skin to leave skin feeling soft and smelling wonderful. Love, love, love it! I already have a new pot ready and waiting on the tub.

Glossier Body Hero Daily Wash

Glossier Body Hero, Product Empties

A Christmas present from 2019, I have finally used Glossier's daily body cleanser up. Body Hero (£15 for 250ml) reminds me of L'Occitane's Almond Supple Skin Oil (£36 for 100ml). The scent is ok and it does cleanse the skin, however Body Hero is not as hydrating as I thought or wished it to be. 

Given the choice of both, L'Occitane's much richer oil would win every time. Body Hero is a good product and certainly worth a shot for the cheaper price tag, however if your skin is very dry I'd highly recommend L'Occitane's oil instead. 

Yes, this is much more expensive, however you need much less product and skin feels nourished and smooth.  

Gucci Bloom

Gucci Bloom, Product Empties
Gucci Bloom, Product Empties

Most of my perfume stash is Jo Malone or Diptyque, however I used my Boots points to purchase Gucci Bloom a few months ago now. It's sweet, floral and smells almost talc like. I liked it as an every day scent for work as it's subtle and pretty, however I much prefer fruity, more refreshing zingy scents.

Worth a look, however not something I would now repurchase. My all time favourite scent is Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede and something you should definitely spritz when you're next near to a Jo Malone counter.

Are you buying less products at the moment? Keen to use your current supply up before replenishing with new items? Where's you favourite place to shop?