Hi everyone. I showed off this Sorbet mini-haul a couple of weeks ago and had a few questions on the majority of the items so I thought I’d pop on and let you know my thoughts whether they are first impressions or just why I grabbed these goodies. It is amazing how many questions I get whenever I chat about Sorbet items on my Instagram. It truly is such an under-rated LOCAL brand!
Sorbet Skin Cleansing Balm – R199
This balm was the item that opened the floodgates of me shopping on this day in particular. I have been quite good over the last couple of months with regards to not shopping for make-up and skincare. Like, AT ALL. But I’ve had my eye on this cleansing balm for ages and just had to finally pick it up!
I am not a fan of liquid oil cleansers but I do adore a great cleansing balm (essentially a solid oil) and I have high hopes for this measuring to the standards of my beloved Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (R1050). I know this is a reach but Sorbet has a fab fab fab knock off of the dermalogica microfoliant (R1099) in the form of their Daily Skin Polish Powder (R229).
EDIT: I have since used the Sorbet Cleansing Balm prior to this post going live and I am SOLD. It smells divine, it creates a rich, milky lather which removes all make-up, including mascara, and it does not sting your eyes whatsoever. In fact, I was naughty this month and used mascara on my lash extensions (sorry, Gemma), and this Sorbet Cleansing Balm did not rip out any lashes!
Cover & Go Foundation Blender – R75
I just recently spoke about this blender a few weeks ago and yep, I picked up another. I adore the Sorbet blenders and sponges (there are three to choose from) but this is my favourite. The sponge is firm and malleable and easy to blend with. I find the simple shape versatile enough to use on your entire face for both foundy and concealer.
Erase It Pro Make-Up Removing Wipes – R40
These were an on-the-spot purchase as I don’t generally opt for face wipes in day to day life. Nevertheless, it’s always handy to have wipes on hand. ESPECIALLY as I have been extra tired as of late. What with growing a human and all..
The individual wipes are wonderfully moist (that worrrrrd) and they smell absolutely divine too! Like a fancy, high-end spa. The seal on top of the package is super sticky and tight too, so there is no worry of them drying out. I am also chuffed with the price-tag of R40 for 25. I won’t mention competing brands’ names but if you do a Google search of make-up remover wipes, these are up there with one of the best prices per wipe.
High and Dry & Chic and Quick Dry Shampoos – R40 each
I grabbed these two more for research purposes than anything else. I am yet to try anything from the Sorbet Drybar range even though it has been around for ages now.
The travel size versions are R40 while the 200ml bottles are R89 each. In hindsight, I should have picked up the larger canisters as these really are a great “quick-fix” option to keep on hand. But then again I also love having the miniature version as I can pop it into my handbag. They do leave a faint white cast in your hair which is something that lots of other dry shampoo brands have managed to rectify. You do have to spend a few extra minutes brushes the white-cast into (or out of) the hair, but they are still a nifty option.
The Chic and Quick variation is my favourite. It smells clean, it does not affect the “feeling” of the hair and it truly gives you a few extra “wash-free” days!
Nourishing Foaming Hand Wash – R49
And then finally, the Nourishing Foaming Hand Wash. I almost left this out of the post but decided to include it as you do not know what sort of things people are looking for recommendations for online!
I have two of the Sorbet Hand Washes in the house (the pink & the purple variants), and they are the bomb. They are R49 for a 500ml pump bottle which is a great price. The foaming formula does not dry your hands out either. There is nothing worse than a hand wash which leaves you feeling like you need to apply hand cream after using it.
There are five variations (at the least) and each colour represents a particular benefit. Ie, Nourishing, Balancing, or Firming, etc.
I hope you guys enjoyed this little haul post. It has truly been ages since I bought myself some new goodies. As always, I urge you to try out some Sorbet make-up, home, or body care items. I am a HUGE FAN.