My 2021 skincare stash decrease project

I started my 2020 skincare stash decrease project in February last year. At that time, it was really a must, since my skincare stash was growing bigger and bigger and it was making me kind of nervous (by the way, it still does). If you read my blog, you might have followed my progress throughout past year. At the very beginning I had more success, but then as the year was passing, I started to have minor relapses and a major one by the end of year. This major one was the result or, more precisely, the consequence of Black Friday and Christmas’ shopping sprees (and above all, consequence of my weak character when it comes to skincare). If I take a look at the product categories I divided my stash into, I managed to decrease some of them a lot, but then again, there are some categories like essences or acids/treatments where I almost didn’t move for an inch. What is worse, I even managed to increase the quantity of both (shame on me). However, in my defence, I can say that I noticed few mistakes made during last inventory, so it is not that bad as it may seem.

So, without further ado, this is my current skincare stash (with a photo of last year’s stash for comparison).

CLEANSERS

This is how it looked like last year.

And this is how it looks now.

In use :

Allies of Skin Molecular silk amino hydrating cleanser,  Cosrx Low ph centella cleansing powder, Deviant skincare Cleansing Concentrate, Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial cleansing foam, Mamonde Petal spa oil to foam cleanser, Tonymoly No-wash Cleansing water (100ml), Tosowoong enzyme powder

Unopened:

Farmacy Green clean cleansing balm, Fresh Soy cleanser, First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face cleanser, Indie Lee brightening cleanser (30ml), Make P:rem Low-irritant and mild acid foam (20ml), Niod Sanskrit Saponins, Olival Professional Mikroeksfolijant, Saturday Skin Rub-a-Dub peeling gel, The Vegan Glow Mild foam cleanser, Wishfull Yo-glow enzyme scrub

Total: 17 cleansers 

In 2020, I started with 21 cleanser.

TONERS AND MISTS

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

Earth’s Recipe Energy boosting, Laneige Cream Skin Refiner (30ml), Primera Organience water (15ml), Rovectin Skin Essentials Activating treatment lotion 15ml, Secret Key aloe, Secret Key Milk brightening

Unopened:

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium lotion – NEW, Haruharu Wonder Black rice hyaluronic toner mini, Indie Lee CoQ10 (30 ml), Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator, Klairs Daily skin hydrating water 500ml, Laneige cream skin refiner 30ml, Neogen Probiotics youth repair mist, NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist, Round Lab 1025 Dokdo, Rovectin Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion 15ml, Sukoyaka Suhada Urea moisturizing lotion

Total: 17 toners and mists 

In 2020, I started with 22 toners and mists.

ACIDS/ACTIVES (except hyaluronic acid)

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

A313 Vitamine A pommade, Alpha-H liquid gold, Bioderma Matricium, Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra strength daily peel (5-pcs packaging), Klairs Midnight blue activating drop, Oskia Super C-Smart Nutrient capsules, Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic acid booster, Pixi Glow tonic, Sweet Chef Kale + Vitamin B serum, The Inkey List Vitamin C, The Ordinary EUK134, Zelens Power A oil

Unopened:

Derma-E Firming DMAE serum Alpha lipoic acid and C-ester, Good Molecules Discoloration serum, Good Molecules niacinamide serum x2, Good Molecules Niacinamide toner, Indeed Labs Bakuchiol reface pads, Medi-Peel Bor-tox, Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio ampoule (10ml), Mizon AHA/BHA toner, NIOD C.A.I.S., Retincare, Summer Fridays Soft reset AHA exfoliating solution, Sweet Chef Vitamin A shot, The Inkey List Bakuchiol, The Inkey List Q10, The Ordinary Copper+peptide, Tiam Vita B3 source

Total: 29 acids/ actives 

I started 2020 with 20 acids/actives.

ESSENCES

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron skin essence, I’m From Mugwort Essence

Unopened:

Benton Snail Bee High Content essence (15ml), Caudalie Vinoperfect Essence concentree eclat, Celimax The Real Sedum Aqua boosting essence, Cosrx Snail 96 mucin essence, Cosrx Snail radiance dual essence, Dr Jart Vital hydra solution essence 50ml, Guerisson Claires 9 complex essence 65ml, Huxley Secrets of Sahara Oil Essence, Huxley Set of 4 mini essences, Neogen Real Ferment micro essence (2 bottles), Neogen Real Ferment micro essence mini, Missha Time Revolution The first treatment essence RX 30ml, Primera Essence Miracle seed, Tonymoly Prestige jeju snail essence

Total: 20 essences

I started 2020 with 14 essences.

SERUMS/AMPOULES

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

Clinique Moisture surge hydrating supercharged concentrate, Thank you Farmer True Water Deep serum

Unopened:

Blithe Tundra chaga mini (30ml), Bring Green Artemisia Calming Intensive serum, Hylamide SubQ serum, Neogen Serum in oil drop White truffle, It’s Skin Power 10 formula LI effector, The Inkey List Hyaluronic acid, Tosowoong Propolis sparkle ampoule

Total: 9 serums / ampoules

I started 2020 with 18 serums / ampoules.

EMULSIONS

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks like now.

Unopened:

Primera Organience emulsion, Missha Time Revolution The first treatment serum emulsion

Total 2 emulsions

I started 2020 with 4 emulsions.

MOISTURIZERS AND SUNSCREENS

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

Anessa Perfect UV sunscreen spf50 PA++++ 60ml, Cerave Moisturizing lotion (for dry to very dry skin), Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide cream 15ml, La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, Supergoop Unseen sunscreen

Unopened:

Anessa Perfect UV sunscreen spf50 PA++++ 60ml, Atopalm MLE cream (8ml), Banila Co Miss Flower & Mr Honey cream 7ml (2 pcs), By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 cream, Caudalie Vinoperfect creme eclat anti-taches 15ml, Dr Jart Cicapair Derma green solution cream (5 ml), Eyenlip Hyaluronic acid water drop, Eyenlip Salmon oil nutrition cream 15ml, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (28g), Glow Recipe Banana souffle moisture cream, Illiyoon ato ceramide concentrate cream, Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence, Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule cream 7ml, The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, Sweet Chef Superfoods Vitamins moisture boost (10ml)

Total 21 moisturizers and sunscreens 

I started 2020 with 26 moisturizers and sunscreens.

SLEEPING PACKS

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

Some By Me Yuja Niacin brightening sleeping mask

Unopened:

Isntree Clear skin PHA sleeping mask (25ml), Isntree Hyaluronic acid water sleeping mask (25ml), Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming night jelly

Total 4 sleeping packs 

I started 2020 with 9 sleeping packs.

FACIAL OILS

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

The Ordinary 100% plant derived squalane

Unopened:

Farsali Rose gold elixir, Indie Lee squalane, Herbivore Emerald, Herbivore Lapis (2x), Herbivore Phoenix, Herbivore Prism, The Ordinary 100% Marula cold-pressed virgin oil

Total: 9 facial oils

I started 2020 with 11 facials oils.

WASH- OFF MASKS

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

23years old Aqua bab modeling mask (4pcs set), Algenist Alive prebiotic balancing mask 10ml, A’pieu Good morning sorbet mask, Drunk Elephant F-balm Electrolyte Waterfacial, Filorga Meso-mask, I’m from Rice, I’m From Mugwort, Make P:rem Wonderful me in-shower face pack, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzymatic 14ml, Starskin VIP 7-second luxury all-day mask, Versed Doctor’s visit instant resurfacing mask

Unopened:

Blithe Patting Splash mask Rejuvenating purple berry, I’m from Ginseng, I’m from Honey mini (30g), Isntree Real Mugwort clay mask (25ml), Isntree Real Rose calming mask (25ml), Isoi Intensive lifting mask pack, Mediheal Masking Layering Ampoule Exceltoning shot (set of 3), Peter Thomas Roth 24k gold mask 14ml, Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud purifying black mask 14ml, Skin Chemist Rose Illuminating glow peel off mask, Sukin Pink clay facial mask – Sensitive, SVR Hydracid C50 foam

Total 23 masks  

I started 2020 with 22 masks.

EYE CREAMS AND EYE MASKS

This is how it looked like last year.

This is how it looks now.

In use:

Berrisom The Prestige Balancing eye serum, Bobbi Brown Extra repair cream, Versed The Fix emergency eye mask

Unopened:

Versed The Fix emergency eye mask

Total 4 eye creams and eye masks 

I started 2020 with 6 eye creams and eye masks.

Here is the summary of my cosmetic stash:

  • 17 cleansers
  • 17 toners and mists
  • 29 acid & active treatments
  • 20 essences
  • 9 serums / ampoules
  • 2 emulsions
  • 21 moisturizers and sunscreens
  • 4 sleeping packs
  • 9 facial oils
  • 23 wash-off masks
  • 4 eye creams and eye masks
  • 81 sheet mask

And for the end, here is my small pile of products that I managed to empty between my 2 posts, the one about my winter empties and this one. Few of those were decluttered due to the fact that they were opened for far too long or the expiry date has passed. So sadly, I have first “victims” of my skincare hoarding. And I hate to throw away the products.

Morningstar Minerals Derma boost rejuvenating spray mist, Nacific Phyto Niacin whitening essence, Skin & Lab Barrierderm ampoule, Huxley Secrets of Sahara Anti-gravity cream (7ml), Good Molecules Instant cleansing balm (23ml), Goodal Waterest emulsion, Petitfee B-Glucan deep firming eye mask, Lively Super calming blue oil, Manyo Vitamin Tree brightening pack

I’ll be writing a bit about those in my next empties / skincare stash project update at the end of April.

Till next time, stay healthy and beautiful!

10 Comments

  1. What a haul! It’s nice to look back because you can go through so much in a year. Definitely vouch for the rovectin treatment lotion, it got me through winter. But some products from your stash which look interesting 🤔😊

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  2. Wow this is such an interesting post idea! It’s so interesting to see what’s still in your collection after the year (be it as a repurchase or not)! I feel like I need to do this for my makeup collection! haha

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  3. You made a good progress in some categories. I am not even trying to take pictures of my stash🙈 But I am getting better, don’t have any beauty box subscription and haven’t made any major orders since January😄

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