December Empties: Skincare

Monday, January 07, 2013
Here are my skincare empties for the month of December!
Avene rich compensating cream // Melvita micelliaire water // Caudalie SOS serum // Nivea rich moisturising cream
Firstly, the Avene Rich Compensating Cream. To be honest I have used all of this up but I cannot use any more as it irritates my skin. I hate throwing things away especially when they were quite expensive. When I bought this product I loved Avene (and I still do to an extent) but this product I didn't get along with. The cream itself is really nice, it has a very smooth texture and it applies really nicely but I find that this cream does irritate my skin - it makes my skin tingly and itchy (not massively so but to the point where I don't want to use this product anymore). I think this product would be great for those with very dry skin but I would not recommend this product if you have sensitive skin. 

Next up is the Melvita Eau Fraiche Micellaire Water which is a makeup remover. I bought this product for £1 from as I love my Vichy micellar water. I don't like this one as much as the Vichy product. This makeup remover needs some help to remove my makeup whereas the Vichy micellar water doesn't. Also I do not like the scent as this product smells like rose perfume and I do not like scented skincare products. Not recommended. 

Next up is a product from one of my favourite skincare brands - it is the Caudalie Vinosource SOS Serum. I received this product in a Glossy Box I think and I used it for about a month straight when I first received it then I stopped using and started again at the beginning of December. I really like this serum, it doesn't irritate my skin, it smoothes my skin, it absorbs quickly and it just works well! 

My last skincare empty for the month of December is the Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Cream (for dry and sensitive skin). I really liked this product, it applies well and it made my skin feel hydrated and velvety smooth. This product is scented which I don't like and on occasion it did irritate my skin but no where near enough for me to stop using this product. Overall, a nice, cheap daily moisturiser. 


  1. I really want to try the Nivea one. Sounds really good :)

    Marisa x

  2. Ta for the comment on my blog :) I really like the blue capped version of that Nivea moisturiser, need to repurchase it! x

  3. WOW its a very nice blog :) I want to use the nivea cream ;) KIsses


  4. lovely post :)


  5. Hey Heather, great post - do you know how much the serum is?

    Fiona xo

    1. Hi :) The full size serum (30ml) is currently £26.10 at x

  6. I love anything Nivea! Really great quality and cheap too

  7. I keep seeing Avene products on blogs at the moment, I really should check them out! Also I used up my Caudalie serum, it's fantastic :) xo

  8. I adore most nivea products!! I am currently using the daily essentials day moisturiser but mines in a blue bottle hmm... i wonder if it's different!

    anyway great blog post :)

  9. Hi just stumbled across your blog! I love the nivea day cream, mine really works well for my skin and has lasted me ages so far! Definitely going to repurchase.
    Strangely I have sensitive skin too and it didn't irritate me once.. we're just all different aye :)

    If you have the time please check out my blog? Maybe we could follow each other?

    :) Lucy. X x

  10. Never tried Avene before, but looks quite popular!

  11. I love nivea i'm currently using their Natural make-up remover !

    x Liyana

  12. Nice list. I like that it's not super long, as some empties can be quite a novel. Want to try the Nivea cream.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

  13. Such a bummer about the expensive skin care that didn't work all that great! I always feel so guilty when I have to throw things like that away! I need to sign up for a glossy box! Seems like they send out pretty substantial products!


  14. I love Nivea! Your blog is lovely! I have followed...

  15. Beautiful products! Some of them I know but some I'd really like to try;)



  16. I definately need some new skin care products, I think I might give some of these a go

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)



  17. i've been looking for night cream, and i was wondering if you have any suggestions :)

  18. Nivea is great especially for the price! x

  19. I bought the Avene Cream from Boots after a friend recommended it to me. I used it just once and my chin broke out in terrible spots, which never happens x

    You can't go wrong with Nivea though!



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