December empties – Pureology, DHC, Decléor, Malin + Goetz, Palmer’s, and Mary Kay

December empties from Pureology, DHC, Decleor, Malin + Goetz, Palmer's and Mary Kay

December empties from Pureology, DHC, Decleor, Malin + Goetz, Palmer’s and Mary Kay

Such a satisfying feeling to get to the end of a bottle or tube of something. Clockwise from left:

Pureology hydrate shampoo – I am not a massive fan of this shampoo, sadly. I wanted to be because of what they stand for… paraben, sulfate, chloride free, and suitable for vegans, but it just didn’t do a great job of softening hair. My hair always felt dry afterwards. I won’t be buying it again (I used the matching conditioner and was still unhappy with the results).

DHC deep cleansing oil – this is a great cleanser for taking off stubborn make up. I’ve got sensitive skin and this stuff doesn’t irritate it at all. I’ve reviewed it before as part of a double cleansing routine. I haven’t bought it again because I am in the process of trying out a new Decléor cleanser (their micellar cleansing oil). I’ve been a fan of Decléor cleansers for 15 years or so, and find it hard to turn elsewhere for very long.

Decléor aroma cleanse 3 in 1 hydra-radiance smoothing & cleansing mousse – I never run out of this cleansing wash. I don’t remember how many tubes of these I have bought since they launched it. It doesn’t dry my skin out at all, and is effective at taking off make up. I use mine every morning in the shower.

Malin + Goetz sage styling cream – I don’t use this very often because I have so many styling products, but when I do use it I remember how much I love it. It’s great for defining curls and adding shine to dull hair. It’s not too greasy or heavy for my hair. It’s £16 for 118g and reasonably priced for a styling product. I have a spare tube in my draw so I never run out.

Malin + Goetz intensive hair mask – love this conditioner. Leaves hair soft and silky, with a high shine. I only need a small amount for my mid-length hair. It doesn’t weigh hair down either and smells divine. It’s not cheap but well worth every penny. I’ve made a start on the new tube already.

Palmer’s cocoa butter formula foot magic – wow this stuff is amazing. A bit greasy but it sure works. Not a flaky, dry or rough sole in sight! And it’s cheap at £3.99. I haven’t bought it again because of the greasy feel but would recommend it if anyone is in dire need of sorting out their soles. This tube has lasted for more months than I can remember. I’ve replaced it with a Scholl one.

Mary Kay oil free eye make up remover – another staple I don’t allow myself to run out of. I have reviewed this before. It’s the best for taking off waterproof eye make up remover, and conditioning lashes and the eye area. I use it every night, and always have a back up bottle in stock.