Empties 2019 | Vol 2 – Simple Micellar Water, Althea Face Wash, and Safeguard Dermasense Review

This post features products I received as samples from the brand (marked with *). I was not compensated for this review.

I initially planned on posting monthly reviews of products I emptied, but I got overwhelmed when I saw how much was piling up. I decided to post an entry every time I accumulate 3 products.

Here is the 2nd set of products I emptied this year:

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

Simple Micellar Water*

To be honest, I can’t tell much of a difference between micellar water cleansers save for the scent. I would pay more attention if my skin is either dry or reactive, but I’m lucky that isn’t the case. Simple Micellar Water does the job. It loosens up makeup making it easier to remove everything when I double-cleanse. I will not repurchase. I am attempting to live life without micellar water.

Althea Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser*

This face wash smells amazing — very ‘green’, like fresh cut grass. Unfortunately, I found it too drying for the face. It creates a thick foam like Pond’s foaming cleansers. I enjoyed it as a body wash instead.

Safeguard Dermasense for Acne Prone Skin Facial Cleanser, Althea Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser

Safeguard Dermasense for Acne-Prone Skin

This is a cream-type non-foaming salicylic acid cleanser. It’s not drying and I like using it when I’m not craving for a squeaky-clean feel. This is basically a way cheaper Olay Regenerist Cream Cleanser without the gritty bits. Save for the latter (hydrated silica), the ingredients are the same — and P&G manufactures both of them.

I’m hoping the next installment would be makeup! Struggling to finish several lipsticks right now.


One Comment

  1. Mell from Althe Korea

    We love your way of thinking!😍 Using facewash that are too dry for your skin as a body wash. Maybe you could try using Althea’s Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser, as it has dual moisture cell that hydrates. 😘
    x, 멜 (Mell)💝 from Althea Korea


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