End Of Summer Skincare Empties: What Worked and Didn’t

End Of Summer Skincare Empties skincare bottles from Follain, Oribe, Pacifica and more on plaid blanket

Cool crisp weather hasn’t really hit us here in Monterey, CA but I know it will soon. As the season changes I look to use up my summer skincare and start transitioning to fall. Here are all the End Of Summer Skincare Empties: What Worked and Didn’t! There were some I had strong hopes for and others that really wow’d me. Read on for more.

Dr Zenovia Vitamin C Brightening Toner – HATED these. I broke out every time I used theme. This set is more for combination skin that runs more oily.

Follain Hydrating Cleanser – LOVED IT! This gentle cleanser was the perfect evening second cleanse and morning cleanse.

Jan Marini C-Esta Serum – LOVED IT. Already ordered more. This is one of those products that I forget how much I like until I have a break. My skin is so even toned, glowy and plump with this serum. Plus, it is one of only 3 vitamin C serums my skin can tolerate.

Verso Eye Cream – LOVED IT. I discovered Verso years ago when it first popped up in the US and it is a favorite brand still to this day. This is great if you have dry skin and heavy lid. I find rich creams can weigh down my eyelid but this didn’t. I only used it at night. A lighter formula just works better for me during the day. Totally would buy this again. My eye area looks and feels more hydrated plus softer.

Pacifica Beauty Vegan Ceramide Cleanser – This was ok for me. It was great for morning cleanses and left my skin feeling clean. Not dried out though.

Glow Oasis Refreshing Eye Cream – Liked this as a night cream. It had a nice slip to it so great for gua sha and massage but I prefer something richer at night. Kind of between a day and night formula for me. PERFECT for oil or combo skin.

Oribe Hair Alchemy Conditioner – LOVED! Wow my hair looked so much better with this conditioner. The perfect post pool/beach formula. Super nourishing but light weight. Great for summer. My hair is very thick and coarse and dry this formula worked well for me. Totally bought more.

Rodan + Fields Body Replenish Active Hydrator – I wanted to like this and the formula is a nice texture for day or night. Very fast absorbing but the scent and the price tag just turned me off. I am totally willing to spend top dollar on skincare but there has to be reason for it. Feel, ingredients something and this just didn’t have it.

Follain Resurfacing Body Scrub – LOVED! Completely obsessed with this body scrub. I plan on using it all year. The texture is amazing. It is a scrub and mask in one. Great for clogged pores and dry patches.