Here are my empties from July and August. There is a TON of sunscreen since I apply it religiously, especially during the summer.
Lush Olive Branch Shower Gel (link goes to my review)
This was a gift from a co-worker. This product smells of bergamot, which is a citrusy scent without being sharp. It is a very unisex scent which I think appeals to many people.
Stella by Stella McCartney Eau de Parfum
This is my go to perfume, and has been for many years. It is a rose scent with amber notes, making it feminine without being old fashioned. I cannot find it in Japan, nor can I buy it at the airport duty free, so I need to wait until my next trip to the US to buy it. I heard that it has been reformulated recently – I need to get the travel spray so that I can find out before I buy my next bottle.
Sea Breeze Deo + Water deodorant (link goes to my review)
This has been my go to deodorant for many years. It is a very strong menthol spray, so I can also apply it to cool off. The orange bottle (the soap scent) is the one I normally buy, but I found this new line of blue bottles which are supposedly even more cooling. I transfer this to a spray bottle before using it, because this bottle is extremely hard to use for such a liquidy product.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum (link goes to my review)
I liked the product itself, and I loved that it has a pump. However, I didn’t like how heavily scented it was, and also it is quite expensive for a drugstore product.
Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Creme (link goes to my review)
This is a great hand cream for me all year around, except in the middle of summer. It is absorbed without leaving any residue, leaves my hands feeling very moisturized, and is affordable.
L’Occitane Honey hand cream
This was a travel-sized hand cream that I kept in my purse. While I liked the hand cream itself, the honey scent is quite strong. I don’t like applying such strongly scented products in public because it may offend people around me, so it took me a while to get through this product. I can’t find it any more on L’Occitane’s website, so I assume it has been discontinued.
Biore UV Perfect Milk Sunscreen SPF 50+ (link goes to my review)
This used to be my favorite sunscreen year round, and it is still my favorite for the cooler months. I’ve realized recently that I prefer gel formulas for the summer though, as even this milky product feels sticky. If you dislike alcohol in your skin care products, I still recommend this one.
Menturm The Sun UV gel SPF 50+
This has been my favorite sunscreen this summer, but unfortunately it is not easy to find. I usually stayed away from Menturm sunscreens because they were thick and left a white cast, but this one was pretty good!
Nivea Protect Water Gel Super SPF 50+
This was an OK product. Some gel sunscreens pill on me or flake off, but this one did not.
Nivea Sun Protect Plus Waterproof UV Milk SPF 50+
Between this product and the one above, I prefer the other one. It also has more product!
It’s still summer here in Japan, so I’ll be using up a few more sunscreens. SPF is important all year around!