Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB Cream Light

Hi there! Today’s post is about the facial moisturiser that I’ve been using for almost 3 weeks now – Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB Cream. I bought the shade “Light“. This product is a moisturising cream mixed with a Max Factor Foundation. It contains niacinamide, vitamins B and E, pro-vitamin B5, as well as SPF 15.

This moisturiser promises 24-hour hydration and an even complexion for a perfect everyday look. Alrighty… read on if you’d like to know if this product is any good.

I like this product, but I don’t love it. First of all, the shade light is way too dark for pale girls. I have to mix it with my pale winter foundation (Max Factor Pan Stik 12 True Beige) because it looks grotesque if I use it with my regular foundation (Max Factor Pan Stik 25 Fair). When blended with my pale winter foundation, it does look good.

I’m happy to report that this BB Cream is very hydrating, and that it plays well with all the makeup products I apply on top of it. So based on this, I have no reason to complain. However, whilst I will finish this product for sure, I won’t repurchase it because it just isn’t the most suitable moisturiser for me.

If you’re interested, Olay Essentials Glow Perfectors BB Cream is available as 50ml. I paid £3.50 (clearance).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug B. Comforted Camomile Facial Spritz

Hi there! Happy Friday! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s B. Comforted Camomile Facial Spritz.

This product promises to replenish and to soften skin. It’s aimed at all skin types.

On the back of the spray it says that the product contains a blend of rose, plum, chestnut and camomile, and that it’s suitable for sensitive skin.

I use this product as the first product (that’s after I’ve washed my face in the shower) in my morning skin care routine. Five sprays of this product along with a few drops of serum or facial oil work wonders for me.

I also use the spray in conjunction with my day cream, my foundation and as part of my night time skin care routine.

And, of course, I use it in between too – basically every time I feel that my skin needs a little extra hydration or when I’m bored. 😁

Having said this, this product has a strong fragrance. It’s a strange mix of camomile and marzipan (or something else that’s simillarly sweet).

I would have loved the fragrance as a teenager, but now that I’m in my thirties, I find this kind of scent a bit annoying. Because of this, I won’t repuchase this product (I’ll buy the vitamin version instead).

Superdrug‘s B. Comforted Camomile Facial Spritz is suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny). It’s available as 75ml for £8.99. I paid £3.89 when Superdrug ran a Better Than Half Price promotion on B. products.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum

Hi there! I’ve got a new skin care review for you today, and it’s about this Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum.

This product promises to help skin firming, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and to provide uplift throughout the day.

The instructions state that you should apply 1-2 pumps of serum to your face and neck twice a day.

I’ve been using this product on and off for about 2 months now, and I think it’s simply excellent.

But this isn’t a serum. This product is a rich and heavy blend of oils (safflower, cotton seed, almond, argan, olive, jojoba, avocado, etc) with collagen listed as the next to last ingredient (parfum’s the last one).

I’m using a few drops of this oil in conjunction with a face mist, and the result is deeply nourished skin that looks rosey and more even.

What I do is… I mist my face (5 sprays of Nourish’s face mist), then I apply a few drops of oil to my forehead and cheeks. Then I massage the mix into my skin (face and neck). The face mist helps break up the dense and rich oil, whilst it also provides extra moisture which the oil locks in. I leave the mix to absorb for a few minutes before I use my eye cream and my day cream with SPF.

Whilst this is a rich oil, it plays very well with my other skin care and my oil-based foundation. I’m very happy with this product, and I have no doubt that it’ll help my skin look its best this coming winter. Based on my experience, I’m satisfied that this oil does indeed reduce the appearance of fine lines, and I’d recommend this product to everyone with dry or very dry skin. Just check that you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients!

Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum is available as 59ml. I paid £6 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Balance Active Formula Instant Effect Wrinkle Filler

Hi there! Today’s post is about this non-greasy Balance Active Formula Instant Effect Wrinkle Filler. This product promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, to lift and plump up the skin, and to give skin a more rested and radiant look.

This product is aimed at all skin types. You’re supposed to apply it by patting it over lines and wrinkles. However, this product can also be applied to the entire face and neck.

How’s the product? Well, it doesn’t make a difference to the fine lines I’ve got, and it doesn’t lift or plump or my skin. So it doesn’t do most of what it claims to do. However, this stuff is very hydrating, so I’m now using it as a night cream.

I won’t repurchase this product, but if you’re interested, Balance Active Formula Instant Effect Wrinkle Filler is available as 50ml. I paid £2.99 (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Botanics All Bright Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Night Cream for people with normal or dry skin. This face cream promises to brighten and to hydrate skin. Here’s what I think about this product…

Unfortunately, I had to bin this face cream. A few weeks ago my eyes started to swell up. It was bad! Fortunately, I have a prescription for steroids, so I was able to take care of my eyes as soon as I noticed what was happening, and yes, I was able to prevent a full-blown angioedema. However, I also thought that a new beauty product might be to blame.

Since I started to use a few new products and new makeup brushes around the same time (silly me), I stopped using all of the new products and I went back to a full Olay skin care regime. Then I re-introduced the new products – 1 product or tool at a time, and no more than 1 new product or tool every 5 days. I also kept track of every single product and tool that I used around my eyes. 👍

5 weeks later I finally had my answer – it was this night cream that caused a terrible skin reaction. Whilst I love Boots’ Botanics All Bright Day Cream and a few more products from their All Bright collection, I won’t go anywhere near this night cream again.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nourish Protect Cooling Toning Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about the face mist I’m using at the moment – Nourish Protect Cooling Toning Mist. This product is aimed at people with dry skin, and it contains lemon fruit powder, as well as orange and mandarin peel oil.

It promises to quench thirsty skin and to replenish essential collagen to firm and smooth the skin. It also claims to balance skin pH, to close pores, and to prepare skin for nourishment.

I’ve been using this product since the middle of August, and I’m happy to report that I like it a lot! It feels refreshing and hydrating, and I think it really helps to firm and smooth my skin. And it plays well with facial oils, serums, creams and my foundation.

I also like the subtle fragrance. It’s on the sweeter side, but I appreciate that it evaporates quickly. And I’m glad that Nourish got the spray nozzle right. I had a Nourish face mist before and the nozzle was all sorts of wrong, so the face mist was actually more of a splash. But I have no complaints about this one.

Nourish Protect Cooling Toning Mist is available as 100ml for £12 through Nourish’s own web site. I paid £3 (TK Maxx). I can see myself repurchasing this face mist!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF15

Hi there! Today’s post is about the face cream I’m using at the moment – Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream with SPF 15. This face cream for people with normal to dry skin promises to brighten and protect skin for 24 hours. I’ve been using this face cream for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

I’m enjoying this day cream very much! I can’t comment on whether it’s actually brightening (my face has reached maximum brightness levels since I started using Superdrug’s Skin Brightening Solution almost 2 months ago). However, I think this day cream is very good because it feels rich and insanely moisturising, and it plays amazingly well with my foundation (Max Factor Pan Stik). I think Boots did a fantastic job with this day cream!

Boots Botanics All Bright Day Cream with SPF15 is available as 50ml for £6.99. I paid £2.50 (clearance, old packaging).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde