I was going through my skin care storage, trying to discover one or two category where I am slightly low in, so that I can justify ordering some purchases from Tokyo (my mum and brother are travelling there). Result? I am not low in anything, so my 2016 no-buy shall probably still stand. This inventory check serves as a reminder to not accumulate too many. Hmm... Are there any other skin care categories you'd like me to do an inventory post, or overview of any brands. I may be able to do that. ;)
Here I show what I'm the 'lowest' in, that is, facial oil, oil-based serum and some serum capsules.
Ren - Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate 30 ml Made in the UK
*In a set purchased from Space NK UK Website
I've been using this once a week, irregularly for some time, and have been even more irregular now. I use it as a 'pre-serum' after wash and tone, before other serums or moisturiser.
Ole Henriksen - Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil 15 ml Made in USA
*Available from Sephora (gift from a friend, thanks Ari!)
This bottle is probably half empty, as I like to use it as last-step moisturiser or mixed with other creams when I'm feeling a little dry. Quite nice. When I finish this I will use RMK or Balm Balm to replace it.
Josie Maran - 100% Pure Argan Oil 15 ml Oil imported from Morocco. Assembled in USA
*Available from Sephora (got from a swap, thanks Tracy!)
I use a cotton bud to dab this around my eyes, including lash line, to remove last traces of make up (after makeup removal, wash and tone). It also nourishes my lashes.
|all brand new not yet opened|
Kose - Sekkisei Supreme Whitening Herbal Oil 40 ml Made in Japan
*Purchased from Japan (read more about that big fat haul)
Plan to use these as replacement after some of my current ones are done. The Kose whitening one I definitely want to use when my freckles show up again once the weather warms up again (not that it is cold now... sigh...)
Dr. Wu - Intensive Repairing Serum with Squalane 15 ml Made in Taiwan
*Purchased from Taiwan (read more about the trip and the haul)
The bottle is large but it only comes with a humble amount of product. Deceiving packaging~
Balm Balm - Frankincense Light Facial Oil 10 ml Made in England
*Purchased in a set from Feel Unique (www.FeelUnique.com)
Tarte - Pure Maracuja Oil 7 ml Made in Brazil & filled in Taiwan
*Available at Sephora (got mine from a Swap, thanks Vivian!)
Odacite - CaR Wild Carrot Facial Serum Concentrate 5 ml Made in USA
Odacite - Gt + L Green Tea Lemongrass Facial Serum Concentrate 5 ml Made in USA
*Available on Cult Beauty (got both from Goody Bag, read more here)
Haven't tried these out yet.
Balm Balm - Little Miracle Rosehip Serum 30 ml Made in England
*Purchased mine from Glamabox
Predominantly, it is a bottle of rosehip oil with other oils blended in. I find it quite oily to use, so a few drops is all you need. I tend to use it as moisturiser (later stage), not a serum, as I find it slightly harder to absorb, compared to something like Ren or the capsules below.
Elemis - Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules 60 x 0.21 ml Made in England
*Purchased mine in a set from Look Fantastic (www.LookFantastic.com)
There are 30 pink Rose Absolute for day, and 30 green high altitude Lavender for night. I have used more green than pink ones, but I like them both.
Elizabeth Arden - Ceramide Advanced Time Complex Capsules 30 x 0.46 ml Made in Canada
*Purchased from Sasa (haul post here)
Elizabeth Arden - Ceramide Capsules 7 x 0.46 ml Made in Italy
*Purchased from Sasa (haul post here)
There are far too many capsules on the Elizabeth Arden webpage I have no idea which is which. I enjoy these and I find the content pretty generous. One capsule is adequate for my full face and neck, a little massage and then my hands too.