Products That Did Not Work

Disappointing skincare products Lush BIG shampoo Clarins toning lotion with camomile the body shop body sorbet satsuma Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask Antipodes Avocado and Pear night cream

I am the kind who is very careful about where I put my money. Its a long way from the time I find out about a product, read reviews, find the ingredients and upto the point where I am at the shop or facing my online shopping cart and keying in the figures.

Inspite of being so an*l about such things, I still have those *face palm* moments of regrets. A few of such were these!

Disappointing skincare products Clarins toning lotion with camomile Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask Antipodes Avocado and Pear night cream


I had such high hopes! There was a time when this brand was being discussed everywhere, and almost the next BIG thing to have happened to the beauty world. Blinded completely by raves on blogs, I went ahead and purchased the star of the line Aura Manuka Honey Mask and the Avocado and Pear Night Creme.

Its either me with my sky high expectations or the fact that these are mediocre products which are never going to live to the hype. Either ways I do not think they were worth my money (or time). They are natural products made with the best in line organic ingredients and even though my skin isn’t too picky, I failed to see any difference after using both of these. The saving grace is that they did not break me out or cause a reaction (which I am so thankful for).


Inspite of being infamous for adding fragrance to products or being cryptic about their ingredient list, Clarins have not disappointed me ever. The only exception is this Toning lotion, that I bought instead of their famous and much raved about, Gentle Toning lotion (which at the time seemed too strong for my skin). I purchased the version for dry sensitive skin and it feels like.. nothing. It does nothing! So much so that there is not a tingle in sight and to top it I even get a feel that I have coated myself with a “solution”. The bottle is almost completely full, I have no idea what I’ll do with it. May be cool it off in the fridge, turn it into a spray bottle and use up?

Disappointing products Lush BIG shampoo


Not that I have a Lush store around to go and complain about it, but I tracked the BIG shampoo down, all the way to Paris, so you can imagine the disappointment when this did not work and I wasted 300gms of my precious luggage space on this when I could have bought so much more amazing French Skincare instead! (#FirstWorldProblems)

Long story short, my hair and scalp feel greasy and straw-y after I use this and there is no product in my stash to rescue my “Post-BIG-Assault-Hair”. A full tub of this lives in the darkness of my drawers never to come out again!

Disappointing products The Body Shop Body Sorbet

The Body Shop

The Body Shop came out with a version of body lotions, called Body Sorbet and I got excited. If you take one look at the bottle and think orange fizz you wouldn’t be too wrong! It looks almost yummy but does not work sadly! It packs absolutely no hydration for my dry skin whatsoever and for now the only way I can use up the tube is like a hand cream. I have come across people who love it so probably I am doing something wrong. Let me know if you had any luck with this!

Have you had any recent disappointments? Any purchase gone wrong? Let me know!


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