What are the worst skincare products of 2018 for you?
Boy, I hate making this list. I don’t like it when skincare products don’t work. Ruins all the fun, doesn’t it?
But you know what I like even less? Not talking about bad skincare products. Cos if something has no chance of working for you, you deserve to know before you fork out the money for it. Am I right?
So here goes, the worst skincare products I’ve tried this year:
(P.S. You can check out the Best Skincare Products Of 2018 list here. Now, these are worth your hard-earned cash!)
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask ($2.50/£3.40)
First things first: skincare products CAN’T detoxify skin. But that’s not the reason why Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask made it into the Worst Skincare Products of 2018 list. It just doesn’t do much. It helped absorb excess oil from my skin and… that’s it. It doesn’t hydrate my skin. It doesn’t make it glow. It doesn’t unclog my pores. Heck, it doesn’t even adhere well to the skin. If I have to put it back in place every 2 minutes, I want to see results that are worth the hassle. Know what I mean?
Cowshed Cow Slip Soothing Hand Cream (£19.00)
If there’s a thing Cowshed Cow Slip Soothing Hand Cream isn’t is soothing. This hand cream has more peppermint and citrus oils – some of the most IRRITATING ingredients in skincare – than shea butter – the stuff that actually does the moisturising job. If you have sensitive skin, you’re seriously risking an irritation here. That’s not even the worst of it. This had cream is too lightweight for dry hands. Just no.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye-Cubes (£48.00)
Do you know how cucumbers depuff eyes? They don’t. It’s the chilling coolness of cucumbers that depuff eyes. And this revolutionary cryotherapy technology Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye-Cubes uses to lower skin temperature and depuff eyes? It’s nothing that putting a cucumber in the fridge can’t do. And by the way, guess where do you have to store these cubes? In the fridge. In case you didn’t get it yet, it’s coolness that fights puffiness. Not the essence in these cubes. Not some magic technology. Save your money and use cucumber slices.
Mary Kay Timewise Vitamin C Activating Squares ($24.00/£22.00)
Mary Kay Timewise Vitamin C Activating Squares is way more hassle than it’s worth it. First, you have to mix the little vitamin C square with water until it’s dissolved, then mix the liquid with your fave serum and hope it doesn’t pill (hint: with most serums there WILL be pilling). Why do you have to go through this when you can just get a ready made vitamin C serum, pump it out and put it on?! Sure, pure vitamin C is unstable and often goes bad before you’ve reached the bottom of the tube. But these squares don’t use pure vitamin C. They use a derivative that lasts way longer anyway. To add insult to injury, there’s only a drop of vitamin C derivative here. Like, what the heck was Mary Kay thinking?!
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