Hey there! You’ve all seen me talking about products I rave about so I thought of doing a compilation of all the beauty products I regret buying. Once in a while, I do get carried away while shopping and encounter some of the worst products humanity has ever witnessed. Some of these are the “over-hyped” or “Youtubers-made-me-buy-this” and some of them are the result of my bad judgement.
I’m the kind of person who tries to make things work instead of throwing away what I don’t like. Because let’s face it… beauty products come with a price tag! All these products are the ones I really tried to work with but sadly couldn’t. This might help you decide where to NOT waste your money. Here are all my beauty regrets:
1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF15
Price: ₹374 for 115ml
I bought this more than a year ago after watching almost all the YouTubers raving about it. I have oily skin and found many beauty bloggers/ YouTubers considered this Neutrogena moisturizer as their holy grail. Neutrogena is a trusted brand and the claims “non-comedogenic”, “oil-free”, etc sounded great. I bought it and the first impression was bad!
Being a good person that I am, I gave this thing another chance and kept using it for a week or two. All it did was make my face greasy, especially the T-zone! I even tried to add it in a project pan but just COULDN’T!
This would work well for people with dry-combination skin but oily-skin babes… Stay Away! And my Indian babes, you STAY AWAY. This product tops my list of products I regret buying.
What would I do with it? I’ll now give it to a friend who has dry-skin and hopefully this could get used up. I have used less than one-third of it.
Price: ₹245 for 100g
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’d know the horrors I faced with this mask. But this time I don’t have any beauty bloggers to put the blame on. It was all done by yours truly. (Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face) I am all for supporting Indie brands that are coming up with good quality, cruelty-free skincare but not at the risk of my own face! This gave me a red, swollen-face that lasted for more than a day.
Instead of products I regret buying, I think it should be the one I regret trying!
What would I do with it now? I’ll be using this on my feet and if it doesn’t work out again, this thing is going straight into the bin.
3. Biotique Bio Fruit Whitening & Depigmentation Face Pack
Price: ₹199 for 75g
We have another facemask. I love masking and wash-off masks are my favourite! As a result, I end up trying out different masks. I have been asked by a lot of my followers to review Biotique products and before that none of their products have worked out for me. But I have seen so many bloggers obsessing over the brand so I thought of giving this brand another chance.
The mask itself does nothing. My regular cleanser gives better results than this. And being the sensitive skin chick that I am, it caused stinging around my mouth. Didn’t break me out or give any horrible reactions *touchwood* but there was no change. Let alone my soul, it didn’t even cleanse my face.
What do we learn from this? Don’t believe in giving second chance – in both skincare and relationships!
What would I do with it now? I don’t know. Maybe use on my hands and feet? What do you suggest?
And if you’re interested to save more money, here are all the Biotique products I used that didn’t work out for me:
Biotique Bio-Kelp Protein Shampoo: This made my hair dry, very dry. And caused tons of hair fall.
Biotique Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo: Initially, it worked fine. But with each passing day, hair got drier. Oh, and it’s supposed to be a 2-in-1 product; both shampoo & conditioner.
Biotique Almond Oil Nourishing Body Soap: Was okay-ish. Still needed body lotion like I did with any other soap. Couldn’t see any nourishment.
Biotique Bio Sea Kelp Fresh Growth Revitalizing Conditioner: Didn’t condition or soften my hair. I mean dude, you had one job!
These are all the products I used 2-3 years ago and are the reason I took a break from Biotique. BTW, my hair type: Oily scalp, normal strands; body skin: normal to dry.
4. Sebamed Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Price: ₹580 for 200ml
After being highly impressed with Sebamed’s Cleanser for my oily, acne-prone skin type, I thought trying more products from the brand. Wrong decision. It’s been two months and there is no improvement in my dandruff situation plus it caused A LOT of hairfall every time I washed my hair.
What would I do with it now? Absolutely no idea. Don’t want to risk my hair anymore. Will do a review of it soon so that I can rant more about it and feel less bad about my money wasted.
5. L’Oréal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner
Price: Not sure but somewhere around 8-10 USD.
I bought this eyeliner from L’Oréal quite some time ago and it sucks. The pigmentation is bad, it smudges so easily and I have to go over several times for the liner to look decent. However, I love its tip, it’s flexible and gives precise application.
You can see my skin peeking through the eyeliner if you look closely. And in the picture below, I just swiped my finger over it and it’s gone. There was absolutely no pressure applied by me.
What would I do with it now? I have added it in my monthly-basket and will try to use it up and if I’m not able to do so, I’ll discard it.
Products I Regret Buying: CONCLUSION
These are all the products I regret buying and would recommend you to stay away from them. However, what doesn’t work for me might work for you so you’re always free to take a chance. Are there any products that just were a total disappointment? Let me know because I want to save my money too.