Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Foaming Face Wash With Grapefruit & Cranberry

Hi there! Today’s post is about Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Foaming Face Wash With Grapefruit & Cranberry.

This face wash contains salicylic acid, vitamin c, and grapefruit and cranberry extracts.

It promises to remove dirt, oil and impurities with ease, and to prevent spots and imperfections from forming.

The product is easy to use – just use it as you’d use any other face wash. 🙂

I’ve been using this product on and off for a few weeks now, and I’m happy with it.

This face wash is gentle on the skin, but it’s actually quite powerful. I can feel that it cleanses my skin properly without making it feel stripped. It even removes make-up with ease! This is truly great!

Whilst I don’t think that this face wash has any visible brightening effect, I’m happy with its overall performance and I would recommend it.

Tesco Pro Formula Fresh Skin Brightening Foaming Face Wash With Grapefruit & Cranberry is available as 150ml for £3.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Honey Flower

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk and Toner with Honey Flower. These 2 products are aimed at people with dry to very dry skin.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk is meant to be used with a cotton pad. It promises to remove make-up and impurities whilst leaving skin feeling nourished and comfortable. I’ve been using this cleansing milk for a few weeks now, and I’m not impressed.

I don’t think the cleansing milk feels particularly nourishing. It feels like a basic cream cleanser. I’ve also noticed that it’s not effective at removing make-up. No matter how much time or effort I put into cleansing my face, this stuff doesn’t get rid of all the make-up, and it’s very visible around the eyebrows and eyelashes. It really doesn’t matter how many times I go over my eyebrows and eyelashes. This stuff just isn’t good enough.

I always use a toner after a cream cleanser. And the toner I used for the first few weeks (Superdrug’s glycolic toner) still picked up a lot of make-up! The only good thing about this cleansing milk is the lovely fragrance – it’s a mix of honey and bubblegum. Delicious! But all in all, this is a disappointing product.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Toner is similarly disappointing. I’ve only been using it for a week now (I just finished a different toner), but I’ve already noticed that it’s not great.

First of all, when I started to use this toner, I noticed that it didn’t catch half the leftover make-up that my previous toner picked up with ease. When I used another toner (L’Oréal’s velvety toner) after this one, I noticed that the other toner picked up a lot of the make-up residue that this one didn’t catch.

I also don’t love the fragrance. Whilst the cleansing milk smells gorgeous, the toner smells like a mix of honey, sun cream and a wet towel. And there’s more! This toner doesn’t feel nourishing. The other 2 toners that I used recently were a lot more effective at removing make-up, and they made my skin feel a lot better and considerably less dry.

All in all, I’m really disappointed. I will continue to use these 2 products, but I won’t be using them together. I’ll use Garnier’s cleansing milk with L’Oréal’s velvety toner, and I’ll use Garnier’s toner after I’ve cleansed my face with an effective cleanser, such as Superdrug’s brightening cleanser.

Garnier Skin Active Nourishing Botanical Cleansing Milk and Toner with Honey Flower are available as 200ml each for £3.49 each. I paid £2.29 each (save 1/3 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic with 5% glycolic acid.

In addition to glycolic acid, this product also contains kiwi, lemon and mulberry fruit extracts, lotus flower extract and witch hazel.

This toner claims to… help revive skin’s radiance, even out skin tone, refine pores, retexturise the skin surface, and make fine lines and wrinkles appear smoother. The promised result is a brighter, healthier and more youthful complexion.

Use this product like any other toner. Superdrug recommends it be used twice a day (mornings and evenings). I’ve been using this toner once a day (evenings) on most days since some time in July, and I think it worked wonders for me.

I don’t think this toner refined my pores at all, but it did everything else it promised. This summer, I’ve had new dark skin patches (I learned that this is called melasma) develop on my forehead, above my upper lip, on the bridge of my nose, and on my cheekbones. Thanks to this toner, these dark patches have almost disappeared. I can still see them if I take a very close and prolonged look, but this toner has been amazing at brightening and evening out my skin tone.

I have been really impressed with this toner. I already bought 4 back-up bottles! I would also recommend this toner to everyone! If you don’t at least give this toner a try, it’s your own fault!

Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic with 5% glycolic acid is available as 100ml for £5.99. I paid £2.99 (half price promotion). This product is suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apple

Hi there! Today’s post is about Ekél‘s Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apple. This product promises gentle exfoliation. You’re supposed to massage a small amount of product all over your cleansed and dry face. Then rinse, and that’s it!

I’ve previously reviewed Ekel’s Grape Peel, so I’m not just reviewing this product. I’m comparing it with its sister product as well. 🙂

First of all, a few months ago I started to use the Grape Peel as a make-up remover. I’ve been using it once or twice a week to take my make-up off right before my evening shower. And it works perfectly! I’m now alternating between the Grape Peel and the Apple Peel, and here’s what I think…

Ekél’s Apple Gel is pretty much as effective as the Grape Peel. Whilst I rub it all over my face, it balls up, thus removing make-up, dead skin cells and all sorts of gunk that clogs up pores. However, the Apple Peel doesn’t smell as yummy as the grape peel, and I’ve also noticed that the Apple Peel is a bit thinner which means it takes a bit longer for the product to be effective (=ball up).

All in all, this is a very good product, and I would recommend it to everyone. And if you love the scent of fresh apples in cosmetics, I have no doubt that you’ll love this product! 🙂

Ekél‘s Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apple is available as 180ml. I spent £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Gentle Foaming Facial Wash For Dry Skin

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Gentle Foaming Facial Wash For Dry Skin. I paid £1.69 for the 150ml bottle.

It appears that this product has been discontinued recently. However, some stores may have stock left, so someone else might still benefit from a review.

Alrighty… this product promises to remove make-up and impurities and to leave skin feeling fresh and revitalised. It contains vitamin E as well as aloe vera, rose and camomile extracts.

On the back of the bottle it says… dispense 2 to 3 pumps of product into your hand and massage it all over your wet face. Then rinse with warm water… job done.

I’ve been using this product once or twice a week for a few weeks now, so here’s what I think.

First of all, there’s no need to be wasteful. 1 pump dispenses enough foam for my face and my neck. 👍

I love the formula. The foam feels soft and gentle – which is exactly what you want if you have moody skin.

Having said that, I’m satisfied that the foam cleanses my skin properly.

All in all, this is a nice face wash! It’s certified cruelty-free, and it’s suitable for vegans! If your local SD still has it, just pick it up! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel which is aimed at people with oily skin that’s prone to imperfections.

This product contains salicylic acid and zinc, and it promises to get rid of impurities and to tighten pores.

You’re supposed to use this face wash like any other face wash. Apply it to wet skin, and massage it all over your face. Rinse. Done.

So what’s it like? Using this face wash for the first time was a scary experience! I applied some product to a wet konjac sponge, and then I rubbed it all over my face. About 15 seconds later my face felt cold and tingly. 😨

In the past I’ve received treatment for angioedema and similar (seemingly random) allergic reactions on a number of occasions. So I’m always very cautious with new products, especially with products that have a cooling or warming effect, and anything that tingles.

But back to the product! Whilst the first use was a scary experience, everything turned out fine. I rinsed the face wash off of my face, and things went back to normal. I also didn’t experience any redness, dryness or any other unpleasant reaction. I did, however, notice that this face wash really helps to keep my skin perfectly clean and clear!

So all in all, I have no reason to complain. Well, there’s one thing – this face wash is clear. Transparent. I was hoping it would be blue (or at least blue-ish). It’s OK now. I got over it. 😜

Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel is available as 200ml for £4.99. I spent £5 in total for this product and the matching scrub (2 for £5 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub.

This product contains salicylic acid, vitamin C, grapefruit and pomegranate extracts, and it’s aimed at people with oily / problem skin. It promises to unclog and tighten pores and to give skin a radiant glow.

You’re supposed to use the product as a daily face wash. Since I use a konjac or cellulose sponge (+ face wash) to cleanse my face in the shower every morning, I used this product the same way – and I was impressed!

This gel scrub is wonderful. It lathers up very well (it’s like it was designed to be used with a konjac sponge), it feels powerful but not harsh, and it really seems to “sweep up” grease and grime to give my pores a deep cleanse.

I also think that this gel scrub has skin brightening properties. Every time I use this gel scrub, my skin tone looks incredibly even and, yes, radiant. It’s awesome!

Since I have dry and moody skin, I can’t use this gel scrub every day. At the moment I’m using it once or twice a week which seems to work out perfectly.

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub is available as 150ml for £4.99. I paid £3.33 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde