I’ve finished some products recently and will share why they were good to the last drop. Now remember, as I’ve said in previous posts like this, just because I didn’t finish a product doesn’t mean it’s not a good product. I also get a ton of product in from brands so there are products that are amazing but that I don’t get around to finishing because either it’s not something I need to use daily or because I have a gazillion others like it.
Let’s get into this post though…
Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Daily Moisture Scalp Cream
I got an advanced sample of this ahead of its public launch, and GUUUURL—this stuff is the truth! I was invited to P&G headquarters a few months ago to attend “Scalp School” where I got to meet the team of Black P&G scientists who were behind the formulation of this new Royal Oils line created specifically for Black hair (I say Black hair as a catch-all term for people of African descent). Before getting to know the people behind this line, I definitely had some major side-eye going on and even expressed my reasons for the side-eye with their marketing team who I met before I met the scientists. But after meeting the team, learning a ton about how to truly treat scalp issues (read more about it here), and trying the product, I’m hooked. I thought I just had a dry scalp, but if you read this post, you’ll know only a small percentage of people really have dry scalp while we all are born with the fungus that causes dandruff. I’ll have more posts soon on the Head & Shoulders Royal Oils lineup which also includes shampoo, conditioner, a mask, and a scalp elixir, but this Daily Moisture Scalp Cream has decreased my scalp itchiness by like 85-90%. I would be an itchy fool after shampooing and in the days after shampooing and I falsely thought it was because my scalp needed oil (then it would still be itchy…lol). Make sure you read that previous post because it talks about why oiling your scalp can make it worse.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
This was a PR gift and I used it in conjunction with the other products in the Murad Resurgence line because I wanted to add more retinol in my routine. You can read about the line and my thoughts on the other products here.
Since finishing this, I’ve moved back to Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream but this time in Fragrance Free as my night cream. More on this later—especially since I want to do a post on niacinamide, the active ingredient in Regenerist.
Pantene Gold Series Repairing Mask
Another PR gift. This might be the second or third mask I’ve finished since this line came out almost two years ago. It’s also one of many products from the line I’ve finished a couple of times. That line is SO bomb on my hair—I like that I can mix it in with products from the new Head & Shoulders Royal Oils line so I can use the products I’ve already loved and take care of my scalp, too. Read more about how I keep my 4C hair moisturized here.
Murad Advanced Acne & Wrinkle Reducer
Another PR gift. I have an on-again, off-again beef with adult acne. Luckily I’ve been off for a while, but I saved this empty to include in this post. It’s a low dosage salicylic acid (0.5%) that can be used all over daily to fight and prevent acne. As we get older, our hormone levels change causing many of us to get acne BUT we have to be careful because our skin also tends to get drier as we age and we don’t want to cause bigger issues by also overdrying the skin with products. You can read more about this line and how I’ve used it here.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Golden
I use this to highlight—I love the texture, the color, and how easy it is to manipulate while staying put. You can read more about it and see what other complexion products are in my stash here.
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That’s my list! What’s yours?