skincare empties summer 2018

July 2018 Empties

As I’ve gotten (a little) older I’ve really upped my skincare game. I never thought there would be a  time when I spent more on skincare then makeup but that time has come. I mean your makeup is only as good as your skin, let’s be real. I’m always experimenting with products and treatments to see what works and what doesn’t for my dry, sensitive skin. The more I learn about skincare ingredients and how they work, and react with each other the more I realize I don’t know.. like with anything in life. However I’ve gained a little insight over the years of researching and trying that I’m pretty confident in recommending things that work. If your skin is anything like mine you may find your new HG, but everyone is different. Let me know in the comments below if you tried and liked any of these goodies!


protinitaryn⟶ Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream 1.69 oz for $68. “The megamino get shit done cream”. I’ve been a DE fan for awhile now, and was super excited for this launch and it didn’t disappoint. I can say I’ve developed some pretty strong feelings for this moisturizer, and it has become part of my daily ritual both morning and night. Let’s start with the texture, it sits somewhere between a gel and cream its lightweight but hydrating. Normally I like to mix other moisturizer’s with this for the perfect blend of textures on my dry skin. This potion is packed with 9 plant-derived peptide growth factors which is basically protein for the skin, they strengthen and provide nourishment, giving you healthy bouncy younger looking skin – it also contains marula oil, and antioxidants which doesn’t hurt. I’m already on my third one.


ufotaryn⟶ Sunday Riley U.F.O Ultra- Clarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil 1.18 fl oz for $80. This oil replaced my old favorite, Artemis Oil (r.i.p.) and helps maintain clear skin and smooth complexion by delivering harsher acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil combined with nourishing ingredients like aloe and black cumin seed oil which are rich in essential fatty acids that give skin deep, lasting moisturization while also helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It smells very herb-y and earthy which I don’t mind, I’m not too picky with smells if I like the way something works (Artemis smelled like parmesan cheese with a squeeze of lemon lol). I used to use this all over my face everyday twice a day, but I found that to be to drying for my skin type. Now I mainly use it now as a targeted treatment on my t-zone area which is where I get congested and oily, it’s been great for that.


ceramidintaryn⟶ Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream 1.6oz for $48. At the end of last year let’s just say I got a little to happy with my acid exfoliators and my skin freaked out. I was irritated, red, dry, oily and just really confused, my makeup wasn’t sitting well and nothing seemed to work. I took a break from exfoliating and upped my hydration game in an effort to repair the damage that’s when I discovered the Ceramidin range. Ceramides are basically the glue that holds our skin together, and this product contains “ceramide 3” which works like time-released hydration for your skin, it also contains aloe vera which is incredibly soothing, and licorice root which brightens the skin and helps with discoloration. Using this cream was one of the main contributing factors that helped bring my skin back to life.

ferulicretinoltl ⟶ Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream .5 oz for $69. When I first started using this cream I was using it day and night. I almost felt like it was drying out the skin around my eyes but after a few weeks I started noticing a tightness around the entire eye area – it was working! This eye cream contains retinol to help combat signs of aging along with a mix of ferulic, amino, glycolic, lactic and alpha hydroxy acids to help brighten and firm while vitamin e and other antioxidants provide nourishment.  I recommend it if you’re looking to battle those little fine lines, it’s a noticeable difference. If your looking for a good anti-aging eye cream, this is it. 

What are some of your empties, and what products are you repurchasing? Let me know in the comments!

xx Taryn




3 thoughts on “skincare empties summer 2018

    1. Absolutely, have you introduced anything with Vitamin A into your routine? Vitamin A is the only other ingredient that can be referred to as anti aging besides SPF. There are different types but it basically works at rebuilding collagen and improving fine lines and wrinkles. I recommend the Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging cream that’s the partner to the eye cream I mentioned 😉, but it’s a little pricey at $75 so another great option is Derma E’s Anti-Wrinkle Renewal Cream, its only $15 and has retinyl palmitate in it which is like a gentler vitamin a. It’s a great place to start ❤️


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