Hello, my lovelies! How is your week so far?
I'm so looking forward to the weekend as we'll be celebrating our girl's fourth birthday! I still have to get a lot of stuff done, but I'm really impatient for her party!
Other than that, just the usual, I'm always running after my list of things to do, forever postponing less urgent stuff for later, but today I just had to talk to you about some of the products I've finished lately, because I've been keeping them for quite a while and it's gotten totally out of hand! Today, I'll focus on hair and body care products, I hope you find this one useful.

My "Empties" post series is consistent with my resolution of committing to consuming more responsibly. Use up the products that I bought before buying new ones, as well as evaluating what I'm using by reviewing it and deciding whether to repurchase or not. By the way, helping you decide on your own purchase.

Korres Japanese Rose Shower Gel

This product formulated without mineral oils, paraffin wax, silicones, parabens, PEG, synthetic dye, phthalates or animal-derived ingredients. It is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
This is a very creamy shower gel, that cleanses the skin gently and does not leave a dry feeling to my skin after the shower. It also smells of a divinely, a sweet flowery scent that I cannot quite define. It is definitely not roses. I have no idea of how Japanese Roses are supposed to smell like, but if they smell like this shower gel, then they smell marvellous!
I have been repurchasing this particular shower gel for a while now, I am very happy with this product! I had already tested another of Korres shower gels, I love about them that they are a luxury product with a very friendly price-tag!

L'Erboristica Argan Oil Shower Mousse 

I have tried 3 or 4 different Shower gels and shower cleansers from this Italian brand and I LOVE them all. But my favourite has to be this one with Argan oil, as it leaves my skin so soft and moisturized!! This shower mousse, cleans the skin gently, without drying it out, leaving the skin feeling soft and delicately scented. It does not contain silicones, parabens, dyes, preservatives or petrol derivatives. It is also cruelty-free and produced within a program with low CO2 emissions. It is very moisturizing and smells divine and quite budget friendly! I will definitely repurchase it.

Erboristica di Athena Moisturizing Body Cream with Almond Oil

This cream moisturizes the skin leaving it feeling soft. It does not contain silicones, parabens, dyes, preservatives or petrol derivatives. It is also cruelty-free and produced within a program with low CO2 emissions. It contains jojoba seed, shea butter and almond oil.
It has a sweet and soft scent characteristic of the sweet almond oil.  The cream is quite lightweight, but a bit less liquid than a body lotion. It is a bit oily when applied, but it sinks in very quickly without leaving oily residues. I find my skin well nourished and moisturized, even in the the colder months that is when I used this particular tube. I will definitely be getting more when I go to Italy this summer, because this baby retails for less than 5€ !!

Kérastase Densifique Hair Youth Serum

This is a very liquidy serum that comes in a very fancy glass bottle with a pump, which is supposed to be applied daily on the roots and lengths of your hair and promises to improve the density, volume, shine and manageability of hair from the very first use. It also claims to give denser hair after 3 months of treatment. Besides all that it smells deliciously fresh. What's not to love about that?
The Serum contains a very powerful anty-oxidant called ANTI-OX CELLULAR which can preserve the pigmentation of the fibers (avoiding hair getting gray) and this thanks to ferulic acid, vitamin C and E and UV filter combination. To complete the antioxidant agents the Serum also contains a molecule called Stemoxydine®, that helps increasing density of the hairs and ceramids that restore shine and texture!
Let me tell you, this is my 6th bottle. I've been using this treatment once a year since 2015 when I had a big hair loss after my prgnancy, and ever since whenever my hair feels less than healthy, this serum is my go-to product! If you have thinning hair, I totally recommend it, it is a bit expensive but it totally worth the price!

Klorane Continoner with Quinine and Vitamine B 

Whenever I suffer from hair fall, these shampoo and conditioner from this range are my saviours! My hair fall diminishes drastically when I use the three products combined (shampoo, conditioner and Serum) and the small new hairs start growing quite fast! If hair fall is a problem of yours I definitely recommend to you trying this range from Klorane. You can also have a look at this post where I tell you in details my hair loss story!

Biolis Nature - Green Selection- Magnolia Shampoo

I first got this product long ago in one of my trips to Italy. I had no idea of the brand, or the products, so it was kind of an experiment for me. Ever since, every time I go to Italy I stock on this shampoo, or if I can go, I ask my hubby or someone else travelling to Italy to bring me a bottle!
Their label is SO impressive, especially because they are quite affordable (under 4€)!
The whole line is formulated with great care: It does not contain silicones, parabens, dyes, preservatives, silicones, phthalates, animal derivatives or petrol derivatives. It is also Vegan and produced within a program with low CO2 emissions. This is without a doubt the CLEANEST formula I've ever used in products for my hair.

I must say, the difference SHOWS! The Magnolia shampoo cleanses the hair gently, but I do need to apply twice in each wash, what makes me use it up very quickly. When using this shampoo my hair looked and felt clean for about 4-5 days. I've never experienced that with any other shampoo. Really. I am sure the clean formula is the reason, as there aren't nasty products disturbing the scalp or the fibers. The only downside is that this range is only available in Italy!


I hope these mini-reviews have been somehow useful to you. I am happy that I am sticking to my resolution of reviewing the products I use up this year as well.
Do not hesitate to leave me a comment or a question if you need more information or if you have suggestions for me!



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