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Review of 3 Lotions : Found in My Stash

Review 1: Avène’s Tolérance Extrême Cleansing Lotion

cleaning lotion

I never had a cleansing lotion before, I have tried cleansing milk once, from Clarins and Ella Bache a long time ago. I am not a fan, mainly because I don’t have the clean feel later. This one however, belongs in my never again list. A little bit did not feel clean enough, while too much made me feel that there was a layer of plastic on my face.

Yes, it is Avene and it has their famous thermal water. Priced at AUD40, it is kind of pricey for a small bottle of cleansing lotion. The thing I hate most is the dispenser! You have to squeeze it hard enough so that the lotion squirts out from its stopper. Hard to control, either too much or too little, and I cannot even unscrew the cap to avoid that stopper thing.

Cleansing wise, no comment. I just don’t have that clean skin feel like I have with cream cleansers. But since I do double cleansing *at times I stole my husband’s Benzac gel* I have no issues.

Review 2: L’ Occitane Shea Soothing Fluid

IMG_20170702_160901280This one I bought on a whim, when the pharmacy I went had a 30% off everything. The L’Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid, I got for a mere AUD33. Soothing Fluid has 5% shea in the lotion, and boast to be hydrating and soothing at the same time.

For me, the normal faced person, it is acceptable. But for Princess Brat who was suffering from itchy skin, Soothing Fluid was not soothing at all. I was hoping that the shea would provide some relief for her eczema, because this product is free of nasties. Unfortunately her skin did not respond at all.

Having said that, I am loving this lotion. It absorbs quickly, and has no residue. Even in dry winter, my skin feels fresh and moisturized. Definitely recommending it.

Review 3: Carol’s Daughter Hydrating Acai Face LotionIMG_20170702_160910693

I have no idea where this one came from, but I am using it. The lotion smells funny so maybe it is already bad. I read the back, and it does not have any perfume. If you know how Acai should smell like let me know, but now I am saying that it stinks. Other than that, the lotion seems to be working.

Since I use it with the soothing fluid, I use this randomly. Presently I am not using any creams or anti- aging stuff. Just a short break from heavy stuff to see how my skin is. If I see any wrinkles, I know that those creams work. Carol’s Daughter had actually discontinued this product, a little bummed. I have no idea how long I have had this in my stash *embarrassed*

Just a Note

I am not affiliated with any charity, but I feel compelled to mention this. I am thinking of donating some of my stuffs to The Beauty Bank. I have gotten a lot of gifts from birthdays and such, and they remain unopened. For Australia, there’s this place you can donate to, brand new unopened things to those who need them.

After all, we women should support each other right?

Not sure about other countries though, if you know of one please comment and let others know

Peace.

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  • The Beauty Bank is such a fantastic idea! I have a lot of unopened products that I no longer want to use and it’s such a wonderful incentive to donate to others and clear out those bathroom cupboards as well. I’m not a fan of products that leave a residue on your skin. I like to feel as though my skin is clean.

    • yeah. the residue is quite uncomfortable. You should definitely google Beauty Bank then.There’s another Share The Dignity as well but that’s slightly different

  • Oh what a great cause! I should find out if there is something like that in my area.

    • it’s a nice gesture i guess .. sharing is caring