L’Oréal Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash

Hi there! I’ve got a skin care review for you today, and it’s about this L’Oréal Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash with rose and jasmine.

This soap-free face wash is aimed at people with dry & sensitve skin, and it promises to cleanse, purify and soften the skin.

I’ve been using this face wash for a few weeks now, and I think it’s very nice.

Whilst I don’t think that it made a huge difference to what my face looks or feels like, I think it’s great at cleansing my skin properly without aggravating it or drying it out.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this face wash. I can definitely see myself buying it again!

L’Oréal Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash with rose and jasmine is available as 150ml for £3.99. I paid £1.99 (special offer, Boots).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Collagen Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Collagen Face Mask which I picked up from my local B&M store for £1. This face mask promises to energise dull and fatigued skin for a renewed appearance.

This is a gel mask. You’re supposed to leave it on for 20 minutes, then massage the leftover essence into your skin. Then follow with your regular skin care.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s OK. The gel mask itself is pretty useless. It doesn’t hold any essence, and I don’t think it has any effect on the skin. So instead of wasting my time with the gel mask, I popped a fresh, compressed sheet mask into the sachet. And once it had soaked up the essence, I was able to enjoy a proper sheet mask.

In regards to the essence, I agree that it feels hydrating. However, it also has a strong coconut fragrance (Why?!) which I didn’t care for at all. Because of this, I won’t repurchase this mask.

If you’re interested, Skin Treats Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Collagen Face Mask is available as a 60g single use mask for £1 at B&M Bargains.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Aloe Extract

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 facial cleansing products I’m using at the moment – Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Aloe Extract. These products are aimed at normal to combination skin.

Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk With Aloe Extract is a disappointment. It feels nice and cleansing, and the aloe scent is alright too. However, as soon as I follow up with a toner, it’s obvious that the cleansing milk doesn’t really remove the make-up. I’ve had the same problem with another Garnier cleansing milk before. And while we’re at it, Nivea’s rose cleanser was similarly disappointing.

Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Toner With Aloe Extract is not the greatest toner either. I think this one would be good for people who don’t wear make-up and who don’t experiece impurities. I will contiue to use it in the morning after I’ve washed my face in the shower. But I can’t use it after I’ve removed my make-up in the evening, because it’s not very effective, and I don’t want to end up double-toning as this would make my skin angry.

If you’re interested, Garnier Skin Active Refreshing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Aloe Extract are available as 200ml for £3.49 each. I paid £1.74 (half price offer)

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream which I’ve been using for a few weeks now. This product contains a number of great ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and a number of botanical extracts. Sounds good!

This face cream has a lovely and subtle floral fragrance. Its texture feels waxy – but it changes to thick-yet-watery as soon as it’s applied to the skin. I cannot really describe the change of texture any better, but it feels like the wax is turning to water on your skin. At the same time it still feels rich and deeply nourishing. This is definitely unique!

I’m also very happy with the level of hydration my skin is getting from this face cream. My skin looks nice and plump, and whilst the look and sound of the cream made me a bit cautious (if your skin has ever reacted badly to a product, you know what I mean), I’m happy to report that the face cream is super gentle on my skin. This is one of my favourite products this month for sure!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this face cream to everyone with normal to dry skin. However, always check the ingredients to make sure a product is suitable for you, and if in doubt, please do a patch test!

And about Elizavecca products – when you buy those, please be careful. There are lots of fakes out there – some more obvious than others. Please only buy from reputable sellers. If the product isn’t sealed or the spelling is funny (i.e cosmetiocs), get a refund and always report the seller as it’s quite possible that they sit on a large quantity of counterfeit stock which they will continue to sell.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream is available as 100g. I paid £9.99 at TK Maxx.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Beauty Formulas Collagen Essence Facial Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I tried a few weeks ago – Beauty Formulas Collagen Essence Facial Mask.

This mask with marine collagen, ginkgo and mulberry promises to leave skin feeling hydrated, smooth and supple.

You’re supposed to cleanse your skin, apply the sheet mask to your face, leave it on for 15 minutes – then rinse with water.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s really good! I agree that the mask made my skin look and feel amazing. In a nutshell – it kept all its promises!

Whilst I like leave-on formulas much more than rinse-off formulas, I’m very happy with this mask, and I will buy it again!

Beauty Formulas Collagen Essence Facial Mask is available as a single use sheet mask at Savers drugstores. I believe I paid 79p for it!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel-Off

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off face mask with green tea and ginger.

This face mask promises to give pores a deep cleanse. You’re supposed to apply the mask to cleansed skin and to leave it alone for 15-20 minutes so it can dry. Once dry, simply peel it off.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s good but not great. I’m satisfied that the mask seems to lift off some dirt and a few dead skin cells. However, it’s not powerful enough for a deep cleanse.

I’ll continue to use this mask, but I won’t buy it again.

Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off face mask is available as 80ml for £1 (Poundland). This face mask is cerfified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Bling Pop Soothing & Brightening Face Mask With Pumpkin

Hi there! Today’s I’m revieweing a face mask – Bling Pop’s Soothing & Brightening Face Mask With Pumpkin. In addition to pumpkin fruit extract, vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate, this mask contains a number of botanical extracts. This is nice!

In order to get the best results, you’re supposed to use the mask after you’ve cleansed your face. Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes, then massage the remaining essence from the sachet into your skin.

I think this face mask is fantastic. I’ve already used 4 of the 10 masks I’ve got, and I’m really happy with them. I agree that these masks brighten my skin (although this effect is temporary), and I can confirm that these masks feel soothing and smoothing. These masks make my skin look great!

Bling Pop’s Soothing & Brightening Face Mask With Pumpkin is available as a pack of 10 sheet masks. I only paid £5.99 (TK Maxx) for these amazing face masks!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Food New Zealand Mud Masque

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face mask I’ve been using for a weeks – Skinfood New Zealand Mud Masque. This face mask contains Rotorua mud, spirulina, apricot oil, aloe vera and jojoba oil, and it promises to “work as a deep cleanser to soften and relax the skin“. The mask also claims that results (smaller pores and softer skin) are noticeable after 1 use.

How does it work? Apply it to your face, leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then remove with warm water and a damp cloth. Now let me tell you if this mask is any good…

I’ve used this mask a few times now, and I think it’s really good. It feels deeply cleansing and it makes my pores look smaller. I don’t think that the mask makes my skin feel softer, but I’m happy to report that it doesn’t feel drying. My husband likes this mask too, and we’re happy to continue to use it.

Skinfood New Zealand Mud Masque is available as 100ml. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Primark PS… Pink Grapefruit. Overnight Jelly Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Primark’s PS… Pink Grapefruit Overnight Jelly Mask. This is not really a mask; this is a moisturiser which is aimed at people with dull or combination skin. It promises to make skin appear smoother and revitalised. Use it as you would use your night cream.

The pack provided enough product for about 12 applications – and I used a generous amount of product each time. I enjoyed the fresh grapefruit fragrance, and I can confirm that the product made my skin look smooth in the morning. However, at the same time my skin felt a little dry over time. Nothing major, just a bit dryer than usual.

Based on my experience, I think this jelly mask would be more suitable to people with normal to oily skin. If you have dry skin, it might be better to alternate it with your regular night cream. Yes, I should have thought of this sooner! 🤦‍♀️

Primark’s PS… Pink Grapefruit Overnight Jelly Mask is available as 25ml for £1.50 at Primark. This product is vegan and certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Clay Purifying Face Mask With Avocado

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Purifying Face Mask With Avocado.

This face mask promises to give skin a deep cleanse. At the same time it claims to nourish skin with avocado oil. The promised result is refreshed and rejuvenated skin. Sounds good!

You’re supposed to apply this mask to cleansed skin and to leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse – job done!

I’ve given this mask a try, and I don’t think it does much. I loved the bright colour of the mask (think neon version of The Incredible Hulk), but I don’t think that the mask gave my skin a deep cleanse.

I won’t buy this mask again. If you’re interested, Skin Treats Purifying Face Mask With Avocado is available as 25ml for 89p (I believe that’s what I paid at Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde