In the world where we are encouraged to buy stuff and try out new things it is difficult to stop and say “ok this is it, this is THE one”. I love trying out new beauty products and constantly on the search for something new and interesting. However, once I find something I REALLY love, I don’t stray from it and will continue to buy that product for months and months and sometimes even years. That is how I used Korres Pomegranate Grenade Moisturizer for 2.5 years as my AM moisturizer (until they increased the price to 40CAD), re-purchased NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer mini multiple times because it was just THE concealer for me for the LONGEST time… And also I used Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation for 2 years straight or so, because I simply loved how my skin looked with it. At some point I get tired of these products and start looking for the next best thing. Circle of consumerism so to say…
However, today I will talk about three products that I have loved for years and still to this day will not try out anything new or at least I find myself coming back right away to them once I am disappointed with my new find.
Nivea Purifying Cleansing Gel (Combination to Oily Skin) – I discovered this product a few years ago as I was looking for an AM cleanser. This may be embarrassing but I did not start to cleanse my face in the morning until a few years ago (before it was just water). Once I did I began to notice the difference in my skin. Pretty much right away I knew what I wanted from my morning cleanser – a gel texture and refreshing scent, something to wake me up. This cleanser checks off all the boxes. I miss it when I do not have it around. In fact, once they were out of stock and I purchased the one for Normal Skin (the one in blue bottle). I did not like it as much. I missed having those scrubbing particles and found it to be essential to my am cleansing. It is refreshing, gentle and does not dry out my skin. I use it in the summer AND winter. I love the price tag (8.99CAD) and just see no point in looking for something else. I do not want to pay more and this works perfectly for me.
Calgon exfoliating mineral scrub – this is my go-to body scrub in the shower. I tried out a couple and found this to be perfect for me. I recently bought another one (will review soon) because I was getting tired of using the same ol’ and it just reassured me that Calgon one is THE body scrub for me. It is gentle yet effective. It is not just a few beads dispersed in some cream or gel – the ENTIRE thing is like wet sand-like particles swirled together in a gel agent that is just simply there to hold those beads together. The smell is really nice, it is clean and spa-like, but nothing obnoxious and overwhelming. For 7.99CAD you get a really nice amount and by exfoliating twice a week or so (my average) it lasts 2 months or so and the price does not make me cringe to repurchase this on even more frequent bases. A+ from me!
DERMA-E Hydrating Eye cream – ok so while I love spending my hard earned $$$ on trying out new products and treating myself here and there.. Eye cream is something I REFUSE to explore. Why? It’s expensive!!! Paying 40-50CAD or over for a tiny tube and having it not work out (I know I can return but I hate wasting my time on it) – just no, i got no time for that. That is why once I found this eye cream – I sighed in relief realizing I do not have to try and buy another one for a long time until this one stops working for me. So far it has been solid 2-3 years, I lost count of how many tubes of this I purchased. First of all, I find it very difficult to see any real results from eye creams. That could be due to a fact that my eye area is not my problem area (YET! I am waiting for that sad day to come) so spending absurd amount of money on some fancy ingredients just to not see any significant result is ridiculous in my mind… I tried some eye creams before discovering this one and what I found was THIS eye cream I SAW results from. With it being hydrating I found my eye area to just be a touch more smooth and plump. But that’s about it. I am not gonna write out how miraculous this eye cream is. This eye cream is for very unproblematic eye area. All it does is it hydrates, plumps ever so slightly (but I do see a difference), sits well under make up and it gives me anxiety if I do not have this product in my skin care routine. I am serious. As soon as I run low – I sprint to the nearest natural cosmetics section and pray to gods that it’s here. Or I order it off iHerb. 21.99CAD. Even this price is a bit much for me BUT this lasts me 6 months while using it twice a day so I do not mind. I haven’t bought eye cream in years. I really hope I do not have to. This is a safe secure choice that makes me happy, does what I want for me and the price is on point. I really hope I do not have to venture out and look for a new one, please let that day be far far away.
So those are the three products I refuse to replace because as they say “if it ain’t broken don’t fix it”. Not a philosophy I follow when it comes to 80% of my make up/skincare but for the 20% – these are the products I stick to and will continue to until I get REALLY tired of it or they will be discontinued.
Which are yours HGs that you refuse to part with?
Thanks for reading ❤