Recent Repurchases #1

Empties post are probably one of my favorite type of posts. I love reading what others think about a product after using up the whole thing and whether they would consider repurchasing it. After sharing my empties with you recently (here and here) I thought I would start a new series to show you which products I actually ended up repurchasing. Some of these I got more recently while others I bought a few months back so they may have popped up in one of my hauls posts as well.

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Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – 1.7 oz, $37

I’ve mentioned this product multiple times on this blog before (e.g., in my 2013 Favorites and my November Favorites posts). It’s been my go-to moisturizer for years and I recently emptied another jar. It’s great at hydrating my skin but it’s light enough to absorb well and doesn’t leave a sticky residue.

I love it during the summer but it’s not quite moisturizing enough for the colder months, especially with the sub-zero temperatures we’re experiencing at the moment. Right now I just apply a ticker layer and a hydrating serum beforehand to make up for that. I’m thinking about adding some other moisturizers to my rotation thanks to some great recommendation from Caroline Hiron’s blog but I think that this one will always remain a staple in my routine.

REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk – 5.1 fl oz, $28

I got a sample of this cleanser with one of my recent Sephora orders so I’m not sure if this can technically be counted as a repurchase. Either way, I loved it so much that it’s been on my skin care wish list and I purchased the full size recently. I use it in the mornings or for a second cleanse at night and it doesn’t leave my skin feel dry or stripped.

As a side note, this product has recently been reformulated, renamed, and repackaged and is now called Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk. I got lucky to find this one in the old formula at my local Sephora before they pulled it from the shelves. I hope the new formula will be just as good but a quick look at the ingredient labels shows that they changed the first ingredient from chamomile flower extract to just plain water (the rest stayed fairly similar). I imagine that this would make the new formulation be less soothing to sensitive skin but I hope to be proven wrong.

Edit: It looks like the cleanser that I purchased already contains the updated formulation although the product link to the original REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk shows a different ingredients list. I should’ve compared the actual ingredients list of my product instead of relying on the one provided by the manufacturer. I apologize for the mistake.

Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo – 5.2 oz, $19.95

This is my favorite dry shampoo. I’m on my third bottle by now. I love that it doesn’t leave any kind of residue.  It’s a bit expensive but so far I haven’t found anything that works as well.

Living Proof Full Shampoo – 8 oz, $24

I first got a sample size of this shampoo as part of a trial kit. This is the only shampoo I’ve found that actually help in giving my thin hair some volume. It’s a bit stripping so I tend to not use it all the time. I bought this bottle back in October and at this rate it will last me for a really long time.

Pureology Hydrate Light Conditioner – 33.8 oz $60.98

This is by far my favorite conditioner. It does an awesome job at nourishing my hair and making it soft without weighing it down. It’s kinda expensive but so worth it. I’m still finishing up a large bottle but BeautyBrands had an awesome sale on all of their shampoo after Christmas (and this brand almost never goes on sale) so I just had to stock up. This large bottle will last me for a whole year because you need such a small amount so this initial investment is well worth it.

Living Proof – Full Thickening Cream – 1.8 oz, $15

This styling treatment works really well for me in thickening my thin hair, giving the lengths some body. It doesn’t give any volume to the roots but it’s not meant to. I use a separate root lifting product for that.

Living Proof – Prime Style Extender – 5 oz, $20

I really like this styling product for making my hair style last longer and keeping oily roots at bay. You can find my full review here.

What do you think of this new series? Would you like to see more of the products I repurchase?

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