3 Trader Joe’s beauty products you should definitely not buy

I really love Trader Joe’s. It was so exciting when it first came to my Des Moines, IA and my husband and I had fun trying everything.

You never forget your first Cookie Butter…until you eat too much, and then experience severe gastrointestinal distress. Whoops.

I have waxed poetic about Trader Joe’s beauty products before. So many, are so good.

But damn.

A few Trader Joe’s products I’ve tried have been major fails, some serious do-not-buys, so I’m going to share them with you. Don’t waste your money on these, cuz these ain’t it.

Trader Joe's beauty products. Grapefruit body butter, all in one cleanser and marula facial oil
The All-in-One Cleanser is great. The other 2 shown here? Hard pass.

Trader Joe’s Supreme Hydrating Eye Cream

I love eye cream in general. I use it often and I can always use more.

I had high hopes for the Trader Joe’s eye cream because the ingredients honestly sounded great:

  • Hydrolyzed marine collagen
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Manuka honey
  • Hibiscus extract
  • Almond, Argan, rose hip & marula seed oils
Trader Joe's Supreme Hydrating Eye Cream with swatch
A rotten banana smelling eye cream

I’ll just be real; this smells like rotting bananas and makes my eyes sting. I think it even caused a little redness at the corners of my eyes.

Trader Joe’s Grapefruit Body Butter

I love grapefruit; huge fan. I actually do enjoy eating it, drinking grapefruit juice, preferably in a Paloma, cheers! I thought, why not slather my body in it?

Again guys, the STINK!

I felt like it was a little off, which was confirmed when I sat down next to my husband. He said I smelled like “bad breath” and that was enough for me. I actually returned it. That’s how gross it was.

Trader Joe’s Marula Facial Oil

I was really hoping that this Trader Joe’s beauty product could be the $7 alternative to Drunk Elephant’s $72 Marula Oil. It sure wasn’t.

trader joe's marula oil in the sunlight
See the floating chunks?!

It smells gross; 3rd product now that reeks. It also had chunks of I-don’t-know-what floating in it that were very off-putting and untrustworthy.

I returned this as well. Drunk Elephant annoys me as a brand so get The Ordinary Virgin Marula Oil instead.

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