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5 Beauty Products I Regret Buying

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.

Products I Regret Buying
5 Beauty Products I Regret Buying

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!

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturise SPF15

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.

2. Aaranyaa Rejuvenating Anti Blemish Pack

Price: ₹245 for 100g

Aaranyaa Rejuvenating Anti Blemish Pack - Orange and Sandalwood Packaging
Aaranyaa Rejuvenating Anti Blemish Pack – Orange and Sandalwood | Review

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.

Biotique Bio Fruit Tan Removal facepack
Biotique Bio Fruit Tan Removal Facepack

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

Sebamed Anti Dandruff Shampoo
Sebamed Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

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.

Loreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner
Loreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner

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.

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5 Beauty products I regret buying


  1. Superb post! I have used some of the products mentioned here and my experience has unfortunately been the same. Keep such helpful posts coming.

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Thank you so much! Glad you find it helpful. And I’ll definitely keep doing these stuff because who doesn’t want to save some bucks ?

    2. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Glad that you found this post helpful! And lol that’s sad they didn’t work for you either 🙁

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