Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 8: Reviewing Empty Eco/Organic Skincare: What I’ve Used Up & Will It Be Repurchased?

february 5, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes

Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people have chosen beauty as their profession or passion through interviews with brand founders, beauty professionals, bloggers/influencers, and creatives. Exclusive episodes of this podcast are available at, and Mercedes’ 6 years of eco beauty video content can be found at

Episode 8: Reviewing Empty Eco/Organic Skincare: What I’ve Used Up & Will It Be Repurchased?

Colloquially referred to as “empties” videos on YouTube, today we’re talking about a panoply of skincare I’ve gone through in recent months. Most of what I discuss comes from eco/organic/luxury/artisanal/independent beauty brands, and you can check out the Skincare Philosophy episode if you’d like to learn about what skin perspective I review from.

References from episode –
L’Amour in 2020 Updates video
Beauty Heroes 2018-2019 Retrospective video

Products discussed –
Maya Chia Great Cleanse
Bluh Alchemy Cleansing Oil*
Blissoma Herbal Gel Cleanser*
5Yina Bioadaptive Cleanser*
Yuli Halcyon Face Cleanser (travel size)
Yuli Panacea Elixir (travel size)
Yuli Cocoon Elixir (travel size)
Yuli Liquid Courage (travel size)
Maya Chia The Optimist Hydrating Essence*
Bluh Alchemy Toning Elixir*
Bluh Alchemy Antioxidant Face Oil*
5Yina Enlighten (Spring) Hydrolat*
5Yina Enlighten (Spring) Beauty Oil*
5Yina Lucent (Summer) Hydrolat*
Kahina Argan Oil
Pai Rosehip Bio-Regenerate Oil
Laurel Sun Damage Repair Serum (now “Sun Serum”)
In Fiore Solution Botanique GWP (Fleur Vibrante, Calendula, Comfrey, Firmante)
Arcona Eye Dew
Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream
Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil x 2
Naturopathica Carrot Seed Soothing Facial Oil
Inlight Beauty Superfood Mask
Inlight Beauty Chocolate Mask
5Yina Biocellulose Sheet Masks
Orgaid Sheet Masks x 3
Blum Naturals Face Wipes (for dry & sensitive skin)
Triology Gentle Facial Exfoliant
Ayuna Cream II
Ayuna Essence
Jane Scrivner Nourishing Cleanser
Jane Scrivner OO Cream
Ayuna Velo
Juice Beauty CC Cream
Sappho New Paradigm CC Cream
In Fiore Sauvetage (samples)
In Fiore Lumiere (samples)
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream (samples)
Kahina Brightening Serum (sample)
In Fiore Creme de Fleur (sample)

*Items were sent as PR samples. Some links are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small commission if you choose to shop through them. Thank you, if you’re so inclined!

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