After getting home, with even more acne products in tow, I decided to start dating my products. One thing that can really mess up your skin is out of date products. So, out came the permanent marker, and I started dating all of my products so I know when they go out of date. I don't date my products until I open them. On the product, normally on the back, is a little sign that looks like an open tub, next to it will be the number of months the product can be used in after opening. My long term memory is good (although my short term is neither use nor ornament), so I could remember roughly what month I got my previous products in, so I could then date them.
Some products had to be binned, nothing I was too bothered about. Some need using up, and some have a while left. As all beauty addicts I have a whole chest of draws full of beauty products (not including my make-up!), so it took a while to shift though them all. I found some products that I'd forgotten about, but absolutely love. When I really like a product, I tend to save it, meaning lots of my favourites I found need using up now. Bring it on!
Forgotten Skincare Favorites...
- Good Things Face The Day Moisturiser* £7.99: This is a fabulous product with a little price tag. I've had it ages now and it needs using fast. It smells gorgeous, absorbs easily and doesn't leave a greasy layer, but also keeps my skin moisturised. Also, I trust Good Things as their products are always filled with amazing ingredients. I stopped using it due to the lack of SPF, but I now use SPF foundation so it's all good.
- Liz Earle Daily Eye Repair** £10.25: A lovely refreshing lotion that really wakes you up in the morning. I have really delicate eye lids, they literally react to anything and everything. But, this doesn't bother them. It brightens me up for the day ahead. It only has a little 6 month life so needs using up as I got it at Christmas.
- Soap&Glory The Fab Pore £8.00: I'm on my second tub of this as it's one of my favourite masks, but it got pushed back when REN's Glycolactic Mask arrived. I'm starting to love it again, it unclogs pores but does it a lot more gently than REN, especially with my acne the REN products are becoming too irritating. This also needs using up soon as I've had it a while now.
Forgotten Bodycare Favourites...
- Elemis Tranquil Touch Creamy Body Wash £18.40: The price tag on this is ridiculous, but it came in a set from QVC which meant it was pretty much free. I used to work in an Elemis spa, and the Tranquil Touch range is just divine. Scented with frangipani, it was everyones favourite. Once you've smelt you really can't get enough. Sadly, the body wash and the oil from this range have only 6 month life's.
- Sanctuary Spa Relax Cocooning Body Butter £10.25: Have you ever been to The Sanctuary Spa? It's the most amazing place. Their products always take me back. I often get lots of Boots gift sets for Christmas and The Sanctuary always have great little sets. This isn't from their main collection it's from their more luxury collection (how fab are the price tags!), it smells gorgeous, its not floral or citrus, difficult to describe, but it does relax you! This has 6 months left, but it's not going to last much longer.
Shortly Lived Heartbreakers...
- L'Occitane Divine Cream*, L'Occitane Precious Protection* and L'Occitane Precious Cream*. I was devastated when I saw the life on these, being in jars means 6 months opening time only. The Divine Cream has been open for 6 months, but keeping them because I can't bring myself to throw them out. They're gorgeous creams to use, so uplifting and add so much radiance. They're too thick for my skin right now, but I hope it'll improve soon and I can use these again.
Disclosure: Due to lots of products being featured, PR samples are marked with *, they've been featured here because they are favourites, for no other reason. The Liz Earle product is marked ** as because I received it around Christmas and can't remember whether it was gift or PR! I got lots of Liz Earle in this period and so can't remember which is which.