Bottoms Up: Let’s Talk About Beauty Empties
We keep going back for more.| May 17, 2021
Emptying out an entire bottle of any beauty product is quite the feat around here. It’s a true marker of just how effective something is. If we’ve stuck out till the bottom of the bottle, you know it’s the good stuff. The stuff that actually works and doesn’t leave you with the bitter taste of disappointment.
These tried-and-tested beauty goodies will save you the hassle, heartbreak, and moolah. Some of these might be on the pricier end but trust us when we say it’s worth every dollar. If you’re looking for beauty finds to love and to hold for a long time, there might be something for you on this list.
Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris Revitalising Fortifying Serum
We’ve been serial serum testers here at Kulala Club in the hope that we might just stumble upon a miracle hair potion. And after bottles and bottles of disappointment, we’ve landed on one that’s closest to the magic we were pining for. You’ve probably heard this before – healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. The Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris Revitalising Fortifying Serum concocted with plant-based extracts starts its work from the roots and eventually, you’d notice the results overall. Completely weightless and non-greasy, you’d forget you even applied anything onto your hair.
Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil
If you’ve been watching this space, you probably would’ve seen this one coming: the Hourglass No.28 Lip Treatment Oil. We take every opportunity we can to rave about it and we’re taking this one too. We’ve gone through enough tubes for this to claim a spot in our lineup of beauty holygrails. It glides on smoothly and leaves the lips baby-bottoms soft. Our only gripe – that the many other beauty fiends seem to share – is the poor pump mechanics. It does take plenty of pumping before the product reaches the nozzle. A true test of the fittest thumb but we’d do it over anyway.
Dr. Barbara Strum Enzyme Cleanser
The Dr. Barbara Strum Enzyme Cleanser is unlike any other cleanser we’ve tried and tested. The fine powder when combined with water turns into a foam that cleanses the skin while gently exfoliating it in the process, leaving you with instantaneously brighter skin. A serious contender up against Fresh’s Soy Cleanser which we’ve stayed faithful to for years. Alas, our loyalty’s swaying.
Oribe Shampoo For Brilliance And Shine
Things just happen to your hair post-pregnancy. There are plenty of merits to motherhood but the hormonal changes, us women could do without. It was post-partum hair loss that led Yoyo down the rabbit hole of hair care. The Oribe Shampoo For Brilliance And Shine does as its name suggests. It improves the hair texture, reduces tangle, and essentially brings it back to life. If you’re looking for a shampoo to switch to, this is one to consider.
John Masters’ Organics Shampoo
John Masters’ Organic Shampoo instantly earns plus points for its cruelty-free credentials – not that it needed any given just how well it works. It leaves the hair feeling clean with stripping it of its moisture. Made with nature-based ingredients grown or harvested without the use of conventional or synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, you won’t find any harmful nasties in the formula.
Shu Uemura Botanic Oil Cleanser
Shu Uemura’s lineup of oil cleansers is lauded as one of, if not, the best amongst beauty fiends and we concur. It has had our faithful vote for years. The Botanic Oil Cleanser is typically the first step in our double cleansing routine. It does its job – even removing stubborn waterproof mascara and eyeliner – without drying out the skin. The range also offers plenty of options to pick from according to your skin needs.
Augustinus Bader The Cream
To the unacquainted, Augustinus Bader is the brainchild of a German scientist who’s made remarkable strides in regenerative medicine. If you weren’t knee-deep into the beauty realm, Augustinus Bader might have escaped you. Even without over-the-top advertising campaigns or much marketing at all, the brand has won the seal of approval from Tinseltown’s A-listers like Ashle Graham and Kate Bosworth. We’re here to spread the good word about the Augustinus Bader The Cream. A heavy-duty moisturiser yet lightweight in consistency, the formula absorbs into the skin with ease. You’d see and feel the difference when you wake up in the morning.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
We’re a little late to the party with this one but as they say, better late than never. The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is an overnight miracle worker. While your skin regenerates at night, the serum kicks the natural repair process into high gear. Even if you haven’t clocked in eight hours of beauty sleep, your skin would tell a different story in the morning. It’s an overnight glow-up!
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