Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash. This is an exfoliating cream wash which claims to have advanced anti-ageing benefits, and it can be used once or twice daily.

I’ve been using this face wash for a few weeks now, and I think it’s really nice! It exfoliates my skin beautifully, but it feels gentle at the same time. Great stuff! It also reminds me very much of the old Olay Total Effects Cream Wash (unfortunately discontinued).

Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash has been renamed (likely reformulated as well); it’s now called Olay Regenerist Skin Perfecting Cleanser. It’s available as 150ml, and I paid £3 (special offer, usually it’s about £6).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash which I’ve been using since last month.

This face wash is enriched with salicylic acid and purifying zinc, and it’s aimed at people with oily to combination skin that’s prone to blemishes, imperfections, spots or blackheads. My skin is dry and sensitive, but it’s prone to spots, so I wanted to give this product a try. And the promise of unclogged pores also lured me in…

I think this is an OK face wash. But I don’t think that it really helps with spots or imperfections. It has a mild exfoliating effect – but it’s too mild to actually do anything. So based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend this product.

If you’re interested, Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash is available as 150ml for about £3.69. I bought it when it was on special (save 1/3 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner. As you can tell by its name, this product promises to give skin the ultimate deep cleanse. I’ve been using this product for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

I’m using this toner right after I come out of the shower in the morning. I use it 3 days on, 1 day off. Why this? Because it’s insanely powerful. This toner sucks the grease and grime right out of my pores – and I’m not kidding! It’s also the best skin brightening product I’ve ever used. It’s absolute madness – in the best possible way!

I also love the packaging of the product. The bacteria look cute, but they also look like they know that their days are numbered. So, I’d say the packaging reflects the power of the product it houses!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this product to everyone. Just be careful – this is powerful stuff, and please check the ingredients to make sure there’s nothing you’re allergic to.

I paid £9.99 (TK Maxx) for this Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

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

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Nourishing Chia Seed Oil & Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 skin care products that I’m using at the moment – Sukin Nourishing Chia Seed Oil & Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser. I bought a set containing these 2 products for £7.99 a little while ago – this was a total bargain because the 25ml chia seed oil alone was £14.95 back then. Thanks, TK Maxx!

Now let’s look at the products! Sukin Nourishing Chia Seed Oil for all skin types is rich in omega 3 and 6, amino acids, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Sukin recommends the oil be applied to the face once or twice a day. However, they also recommend patch testing before you start using this product – I think this is generally the right thing to do!

I’ve used this facial oil since the beginning of March, and I think it’s good but not great. This is a heavy oil that isn’t easy to spread. I use it in conjunction with a face mist, and this helps a lot! I do agree that the oil is nourishing, and it helps boost my current night cream. But I don’t like the strong fragrance (which is 100% natural), so I wouldn’t buy another chia seed oil.

I’ve been using Sukin’s Foaming Facial Cleanser since the beginning of the month, and I think it’s nice. I use this clear gel cleanser with a konjac sponge in the morning, and even though it doesn’t have SLS, it lathers up well. It seems to remove dirt effectively without drying out my skin. And despite it containing a number of oils, it doesn’t make my skin oily.

What else? This cleanser is bursting with natural ingredients – aloe vera, chamomile, tea tree, witch hazel, evening primrose, rosehip, avocado, wheat germ, sesame, lavender, etc. Good stuff! If you’re interested, Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser is available as 125ml for £7.95.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

NSPA Pink Grapefruit Raspberry Face Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about a face wash I picked up at my local Asda for £2 (clearance) – NSPA Fruit Extracts Pink Grapefruit Raspberry Face Wash.

This face wash contains natural fruit extracts, retinyl palmitate (WOW!) vitamin E, as well as biotin, and it’s aimed at people with normal, dry or sensitive skin.

I’ve been using this face wash (in conjunction with a konjac sponge) for a month now, and I think it’s quite good. It’s a gentle cream wash, so it’s great for dry and sensitive skin types.

Occasionally, I also use this product as a cream cleanser (with the help of a hot cloth) to remove my make-up – and it works well. It’s not perfect at removing eye make-up but that was expected.

All in all, this is a decent face wash. I would recommend it to people with normal, dry or sensitive skin. NSPA Fruit Extracts Pink Grapefruit Raspberry Face Wash is available as 150ml at Asda.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 In 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner

Hi there! I’ve got a skin care review for you today. 🙂 This post is about this Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 in 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner.

This product contains rose water, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5. It promises to remove even waterproof makeup without harsh rubbing, to cleanse skin thoroughly for a refreshed feel, and to tone and purify the skin without drying it out.

On the back of the bottle it says that the product works like a magnet (!) that removes dirt and impurities. The result it claims to achieve is soft, smooth and healthy looking skin that can breathe.

This product works like a normal cleanser. Massage it into your skin and take it off with a cotton pad or water.

Well, this product sounds like the perfect product for anyone who wears makeup. However, I’ve been using this product since the beginning of the new year, and I don’t think that it keeps any of its promises.

When I use the product with a cotton pad, it’s not very effective. I have to use quite a bit of product to dissolve my makeup!

In addition, when I use this product I have to go over my face again and again and again… it’s not great. What makes it even worse is that the product has a strangely dull feel to it. I don’t think that this is good for anyone’s skin!

Wait, there’s more… this product doesn’t replace a toner. You actually NEED to use a proper toner after you’ve used this product because it’ll leave plenty of makeup and dirt on your face.

This product is better when removed with water, ideally with a hot cloth (although I’d still recommend you use a toner right after). However, there are better products (in the same price range) out there for this way of facial cleansing

What else? This product has a very strong fragrance. Granted, it’s from the rose water and not from added fragrance. However, I don’t like the fragrance, so this is another reason why I won’t repurchase this product. I’ll try to finish it, but I’m no longer interested in trying any other products from Nivea’s MicellAIR range.

If you’re interested, Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 in 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner is available as 200ml. I paid £1.99 at Home Bargains!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads with goji berry and kakadu plum extracts. These pads promise to cleanse skin and to remove impurities, excess oil and makeup – including mascara.

They also claim to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and visibly brighter. I’ve been using these pads on and off for over a month now, and here’s what I think!

I’m enjoying these cleansing pads very much! I use them instead of a toner, and I’m happy to report that they’re effective at removing all sorts of gunk, and that they’re gentle enough to be used around the eyes (which was expected since they claim to remove mascara).

These pads aren’t as powerful as Superdrug’s Glycolic Acid Pads, but these pads are perfect if you have sensitive or delicate skin that doesn’t tolerate AHAs, BHAs and the likes, or if you want an all-in-one pad that you can use around your eyes.

Superdrug‘s Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads (which are vegan and certified cruelty-free) are available for £4.99 (for 60 pads), and most of the time there’s also a Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price offer on Superdrug’s Vitamin C products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2019 – Skin Care

Hi there! Welcome to part 2 of my Best Of Beauty 2019 round-up. This post is about the skin care products I loved the most in 2019, and it’s about everything except face masks since these were covered in yesterday’s pots. Alrighty, onto the skin care favourites!

Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF 15

Boots’ All Bright Hydrating Day Cream with SPF 15 is amazing for very dry skin!

Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner

Boots’ All Bright facial cleansing products are fantastic!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, Eye Cream, Protect & Perfect Lip Care

No 7 is Boots’ premium skin care range for a reason. These products are outstanding!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream, Night Cream

More amazing products from Boots! 🥰

Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

This is the best vitamin C serum you can buy for under £3!

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads

These cleansing pads are sensational. I love them!

Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution
Superdrug B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

Superdrug knocked it out of the park with this skin brightening solution! And their vitamin facial spritz is simply awesome!

Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Eye Cream

Poundland did an amazing job with this £1 eye cream!

The Crème Shop Depuffing & Anti-Inflammatory Overnight Gel Mask With Rose Oil

I enjoyed The Crème Shop’s Overnight Gel Mask very much!

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk
Skin Assistant Collagen Morning Glow Serum

Yves Rocher’s cleansing milk is simply wonderful. And Skin Assistant’s serum was a revelation!

These are the best skin care products that I came across in 2019! Have you tried any of these products or would you like to give them a try? If there’s anything you’d recommend, please do let me know via the comments!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’re back tomorrow when I’ll publish part 3 of my 2019 beauty favourites – tomorrow’s post is about everything not covered so far, and that’s fragrances and beauty stuff for hair, body and lips.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde