I’ve been getting more interested in natural skincare products this year. Even before lockdown began, I’ve found myself browsing different skincare products and reading reviews about them to see if they’re worth spending my money on. I thought I’d finally talk about a few of the natural skincare products I’ve recently used up. Here’s what I thought of them in this first skincare empties review of mine.

skincare empties review

Human Nature Purifying Facial Scrub 

I bought this online at Watson’s a few months back when I needed a facial scrub that won’t break the bank. Well this one’s affordable at only Php100 and it was a good purchase! I used this twice a week only for exfoliation. I love the sweet strawberry scent of this facial scrub.

One would really feel the strawberry seeds and bamboo granules on the face when it’s applied but the texture’s not harsh. I read that tiny plastic microbeads that are often found in facial scrubs are harmful to animals like
fish, birds and mammals who mistake them for eggs so it’s a good thing Human Nature is natural and made from biodegradable scrubs.

Would I buy it again?

I would consider it again in the future. I did like it plus it is affordable enough.

Yves Rocher Sebo Pure Vegetal 

Another product making it to my first skincare empties review is also a brand that’s I tried out for the first time. Yves Rocher. I bought it just a few days before enhanced community quarantine began. Yves Rocher skincare line had a lot of glowing reviews online though most are from the Western part of the world. Understandably, because it originates from France.

Aside from the positive reviews, I was also convinced to try the product because it is in gel form which I read is ideal to use for those with combination skin like me and it’s already a 3 in 1 product: cleanser, scrub and blackhead remover.

Would I buy it again?

I don’t think I will buy this product again. It did not help resolve my acne issue which flared up during lockdown. It promised to clean up impurities and clogged pores. We all know those are the two main culprits of acne! It didn’t even help to lessen inflammation of those acnes.

Also I find Php400+ quite expensive just for a face wash. I know it’s priced that way because of the brand but still! I didn’t spend that amount originally since I got this on a bundle promo – 2 face wash plus a toner from the same product line.

Wildleaf Hibiscus Face Cream

I’ve been seeing that blue bottle of skincare a lot since last year in retail stores that house natural and sustainable products as well as on BeautyMNL. I also knew someone who uses this skincare brand. Unlike most local and natural skincare brands I know of, Wildleaf is more expensive. This face cream is almost at Php1,000 but it has a lot of rave reviews too.

As I wanted a face cream that would address skin dullness, aging and also lessen the dark spot on my neck that was left from a cystic acne. Hibiscus, according to the website product description, is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) known to exfoliate dead skin, control oil production and relieve clogged pores. It’s also known to boost moisture retention of the skin and keep it looking firm.

I like this product because it did what it promised. It lessened the dark mark on my skin. I also noticed that my face was looking brighter and firm in the mornings.

Would I buy it again?

I won’t buy this again. Why? I dislike the packaging. That opaqueness of the bottle made it look nice and elegant but it was hard to see how much is left of the product. I also dislike the pump. Once the cream ran low, I couldn’t get the remaining cream out without vigorously tapping it upside down.

That’s it for my first skincare empties review. What’s on your recent skincare empties? Were you happy with the products you used or will you be looking for alternatives next time around?