Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Project Pan 27 - 35

If you've been around the blog world for a while, you probably have come across a Project Pan series or two before. For those who don't know what Project Pan is, this is what it is about: basically, you go on a no-buy or low-buy until you use up the things you already have. I'm sure everyone has experienced that point where your bathroom or vanity is overfull of half-empty products, and yet you keep on buying more. The idea behind Project Pan is to (a) finish using the products you already own (or, if you hate them, throw them out!) and (b) not buy products that you already have. So I will be repurchasing things I finish, or buying things that I still need, but no more wasting money on things I already have in my collection. Bonus: who doesn't find empties posts deeply satisfying on some level?

Today's post includes a bunch of things that were hanging around the bathroom half-used, before I actively decided to finish them and throw them out.

27.  Nivea Cellular Anti Age Day Cream
My review of this product can be found here.
Will I repurchase? Maybe. I don't love it as much as the corresponding night cream, so I'm going to use up the rest of the day creams in my bathroom cupboard first.

28. Dove Intensive Repair Treatment Conditioner
I've been using this conditioner basically ever since it launched. (My original review of this product can be found here.) It's a tad too heavy to use every day, but if I use it every second wash it keeps my hair so lovely! It's better than anything else I have tried on my hair, including things many times its price point.
Will I repurchase? Yes - this is one product that I will keep in my routine.

29. Shield Clinical Protection Shower Fresh
Didn't do that much more than a normal antiperspirant, despite costing a lot more, so I was disappointed.
Will I repurchase? No.

30. L'Oreal Skin Perfection Radiance Revealing Gentle Exfoliator
This cleanser/exfoliator combo is marked "soap free" yet it foams up incredibly and dried out my skin. Not a fan. It also didn't do much to exfoliate, despite having microbeads (which I am avoiding buying now).
Will I repurchase? No.

31. Nivea Daily Essentials Cleanser
A very average cleanser. Nothing special but does manage to cleanse well without drying out skin too much.
Will I repurchase? No. (I'm switching to oil-based cleansers for good.)

32. Sorbet Firming Body Wash
Ok, apart from the ridiculous firming/anti-aging claims (the stuff is in contact with your skin for a few seconds before being washes off, for goodness sakes), I actually liked this body wash, which I mostly chose for its yummy scent.
Will I repurchase? Maybe.

33. Dirty Works Body Scrub
I picked this up on a Clicks clearance sale for almost nothing so I thought I would give it a shot. (I think the range was discontinued?) Unfortunately, it seemed more like a shower gel with a few small scrubby particles in it, not a proper body scrub at all. It did smell nice though.
Will I repurchase? No.

34. Clarins Extra Comfort Toning Lotion
This was an amazing toner. It's aimed at sensitized or dry skin and using it soothes skin so much while leaving it feeling soft, clean and fresh.
Will I repurchase? I would, but it's currently outside of my budget..

35. Indeed Labs Hydraluron
Great for giving skin that extra hydration boost. I definitely noticed a difference in my skin's finish when using this.
Will I repurchase? Yes, I did. (It's also now R200 at Clicks, rather than the R400 when it launched, so yay!)


  1. These are so many empty products!! I had the Sorbet firming lotion but haven't really used it

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. How do you incorporate the Hydraluron into your face routine? I have had a tube for ages and just don't feel like it does anything, and I don't feel any special boost of hydration from it that I don't get from any other serum. Perhaps I've just been using it wrong?

    1. I apply hydraluron after cleansing, then let it sit on my skin for 30secs or so before adding a decent amount of moisturizer. I find that when I use it, my skin absorbs a lot more moisture, whereas normally my moisturizer tends to "sit" on top of my skin. Maybe its effectiveness depends on your skin type>


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