Olay Anti-Wrinkle Face Wash With Exfoliating Particles

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Olay Anti-Wrinkle Face Wash With Exfoliating Particles.

This face wash is aimed at women who are 40+, and it promises to remove make-up and impurities, to improve skin texture, to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles, and to promote the natural skin cell renewal process for younger looking skin.

I’ve been using this face wash for a few weeks now, and I like it.

This is a cream wash with exfoliatig particles. The exfoliating effect isn’t very strong, but that’s OK (and expected) since it’s supposed to be used daily.

I use this face wash every morning in the shower, and I’m happy to report that it’s also gentle, creamy and refreshing.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend it! If you’re interested, Olay Anti-Wrinkle Face Wash With Exfoliating Particles. is available as 150ml for £4.19. I paid £2.09 (special offer at Boots which was still on last time I checked on 20 June).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Glycolic Acid Toner

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Ingredients Glycolic Acid Toner which I started to use just over 3 weeks ago. I finished a powerful AHA fruit toner last month, and then I moved on to this Boots toner right after.

This toner promises brighter, renewed and more radiant looking skin. And for best results, you’re supposed to use this toner twice a day.

I can make a long story short – this toner is very disappointing. There isn’t much glycolic acid in it. Glycolic acid is listed as the 6th ingredient, right after phenoxyethanol – which is a preservative and, and its use in cosmetics is permitted up to a maximum of 1%.

If we were to assume that this toner contains the maximum permitted 1% of phenoxyethanol, the glycolic acid content in this toner is under 1%. It might even be around 0.5%. I don’t know. What I do know is that I got quite a bit of this product in my eyes by accident, and whilst I was expecting the toner to sting and burn, I felt absolutely nothing. Now please don’t do such a stunt at home. Mine was an accident. And your eyes might react differently. However, my experience reaffirmed by initial finding that this toner is very weak.

If you’ve never used glycolic acid before, you might want to start with this one, but if you love glycolic acid products already, this product will disappoint you, and in this case, you’re much better off with Superdrug’s amazing glycolic acid toner.

But if you’re interested, Boots Ingredients Glycolic Acid Toner is available as 100ml for £5, but Boots runs 3 for 2 promotions on their Ingredients collection frequently. I also picked up this toner as part of a 3 for 2 deal.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 facial cleansing products which I’ve been using since the beginning of May – Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water, aimed at people with dry and sensitive skin.

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk With Rose Water promises to dissolve and remove make-up gently and effectively. I think it removes make-up OK. This cleanser is better than the 2 other cleansers from this collection (aloe, honey), but it’s not nearly as good as Olay’s cleanser, which sets the standards in the lower price range.

Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Toner With Rose Water claims to remove residue from make-up and cleansing products. I think this toner is OK too, but it’s nowhere near perfect. When I go over my face with a different toner afterwards, the other toner will pick up make-up residue which the Garnier products didn’t catch.

I’ve tried double-cleansing with the cleansing milk and double-toning with the toner – but these products aren’t the best. They smell lovely, but I can’t base my beauty decisions solely on how products smell. All in all, I won’t repurchase these products.

If you’re interested, Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk & Toner With Rose Water, are available as 200ml each for about £3.49 each. I paid £1.99 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Gel for all skin types.

This face wash promises to cleanse skin deeply without drying it out, and it also claims to achieve brighter looking skin within 14 days.

I started to use this product just under 2 weeks ago, and I think it’s good but not great.

I’m using this face wash with a konjac sponge, and I found that a tiny drop will lather up very well. Great if you don’t want to use a lot of product.

I can’t comment on whether this face wash is indeed brightening. I’ve been using glycolic acid products for a while now, and I’m not expecting a face wash to outperform those products. But if you’re not using any other brightening products, I think this face wash might be good starter product.

I am very happy with how well this face wash cleanses my skin. It leaves my skin feeling and looking clean and refreshed.

At the same time, I’m very happy to confirm that the face wash doesn’t feel drying at all, so it’s definitely suitable for my very dry and moody skin. Well done, Boots!

However, here’s the big but – the scent. The face wash doesn’t smell bad or artificial. But it smells very strongly of yuzu. I’ve used yuzu-scented products for the past few months, and I can’t stand them anymore. I usually love all things citrus, but I’m literally done with yuzu-scented stuff. I might change my mind at some point in the future. And the next person might love how this face wash smells – so this is not the most objective finding. But because of its scent, I won’t repurchase this face wash.

Having said this, I think that, in most aspects, this is a really good face wash, and I’d recommend it (unless you’re not keen on yuzu-scented products either).

Boots Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Gel is available as 100ml for £4. Mine was free (3 for 2 offer, and this was the freebie I chose on top of the other 2 products I bought that day!).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots No 7 Radiant Results Revitalising Daily Face Polish

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is about this Boots No 7 Radiant Results Revitalising Daily Face Polish.

This product with red ginseng and vitamins C, E and B5 promises radiant, smoother, brighter, more even and healthier looking skin after just 1 week of use. As the name of the product suggests, you can use it daily, and it’s suitable for sensitive skin too.

I’ve been using this product 3-4 times per week since the end of January, and I think it’s very good.

I’m using a number of very effective products already, so I’m not seeing or feeling any drastic changes, but I agree that this face polish makes my skin feel smoother. I also like the formula – it’s a cream wash and a gentle face scrub in 1 product.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this product. But if you have very sensitive skin, you might want to use it 3-4 times a week (and not on consecutive days) only.

Boots No 7 Radiant Results Revitalising Daily Face Polish is available as 100ml for £7. I have 3 small 15ml tubes from gift sets. 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion.

This product is free from animal-derived ingredients, artificial fragrance or colour, harsh chemicals, soap, alcohol, mineral oil, glycol. What it does contain is vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5. It also contains palm kernel oil, but according to Simple, it’s sustainably sourced.

This is a regular cleansing lotion – apply it to a cotton pad, and wipe it all over your face to dissolve and remove your make-up.

I’ve been using this product for about a month now, and I think it’s good but not great. I agree that the product itself is gentle, and I think it’s good at removing basic make-up. However, when I use more products, and not just foundation, this cleansing lotion isn’t good enough, and I end up going over my face (almost rubbing) more often and for longer.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend it if you only wear light make-up. I will continue to use it on my home-working days when I only put on foundation and lipstick or lipgloss.

If you’re interested, Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion is available as 200ml. I paid £1.79 (B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Tesco Kind & Pure Refreshing Face Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about Tesco’s Kind & Pure Refreshing Face Wash. This face wash is aimed at people with sensitive skin.

It contains botanical extracts (seaweed, cucumber) and pro-vitamin B5 (panthenol).

This is a regular face wash – use a small amount of product, massage it into wet skin, then wash it off.

I’ve been using this face wash since the end of December, and I’m actually quite happy with it. There is nothing outstanding to report, but this face wash does exactly what it should do without aggravating my skin in any way.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this face wash. Priced at £1.50 it’s fantastic value!

Tesco’s Kind & Pure Refreshing Face Wash is available as 150ml. On the back of the tube it also says that this product is vegan and cruelty-free.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2020 – Face

Hi there! 2021 has just begun, but I thought I’d share my favourite products from 2020. Since I loved so many products, there’ll be a second post tomorrow. Anyhoo, today’s post is all about my 2020 favourites for the face (in no particular order).

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Cleanup AHA Fruit Toner

This toner is just WOW! It’s one of my all-time favourite skin care products!

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Aqua Rising Argan Gelato Steam Cream

Another amazing Elizavecca product! I loved this moisturiser!

Boots No. 7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil
Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Refreshing Toning Mist

Boots’ facial oil is the best facial oil I’ve used so far. 11 stars!
Superdrug’s face mist has served me very well, and I’ll buy it again soon!

Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System

Cellio’s toner is one of my current beauty favourites.

Cellio It’s True Acai Berry Moisture Cream

Cellio’s Acai Berry moisturiser is another current beauty favourite.

Scinic Vita Ade Eye Cream

Scinic’s eye cream was incredible. I’m heartbroken that it’s been discontinued.

Zatik Rosehip & Black Seed Organic Oil Serum

Zatik’s insanely rich oil serum has kept my dry skin in great shape this winter.

Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skin Care Refreshing Cleansing Pads

Superdrug’s Vitamin C Facial Pads are lovely. I will repurchase them soon.

Primark PS… Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask

Primark’s Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask was one of my favourite beauty finds last summer.

Boots Sheet Mask With Added Dipeptide
Bling Pop Soothing & Brightening Face Mask With Pumpkin

Boots sheet mask with added Dipeptide is simply wonderful.
Bling Pop’s pumpkin sheet mask is awesome too.

DearBoo Lavender & Cactus Everyday Mask
Simple Pollution Protect Sheet Mask

DearBoo’s lavender & cactus mask was a very welcome surprise.
Simple’s Pollution Protect mask has been a firm beauty favourite since the beginning of 2020.

Spascriptions Brightening Spa Treatment Mask With Vitamin C & Glycolic Acid
Montagne Jeunesse Pink Cactus Flower Peel Off

SpaScription’s orange mask is something special.
And Montagne Jeunesse’s cactus flower mask is my favourite peel-off mask of 2020.

And these are my favourite skin care products in 2020. Have you tried any of these products, or would you like to give them a try? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thank you for reading! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System. When I ordered this product, I didn’t know what it was. So when it arrived, I looked at the how to use on the back of the box… and it turned out that this product is a toner!

I’ve been using this toner for about 4 weeks now (twice weekly in the morning, but every single night after cleansing). I think it’s very good! It has a cute powdery fragrance, it removes cleanser and make-up residue perfectly, and it leaves my skin feeling wonderful. I’m enjoying this toner very much!

Cellio It’s True Moisture Skin Pearl Natural Skin Care System is available as 250ml. I paid £6 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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