Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel Apricot

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apricot. This easy-to-use product promises to exfoliate skin. All you have to do is massage a small amount of peeling gel (half a teaspoon tops) over your face and neck. The gel balls up – and this is how it exfoliates your skin. Ekél recommends the product be used once a week.

I’ve been using this peeling gel once to twice weekly for a few weeks now, and I’m enjoying it very much. I’ve already used a few peeling gels from this brand, and I’m happy to report that this apricot version is simply lovely. I’m satisfied that this peeling gel removes dead skin cells and takes care of rough and dry patches, and that it makes my skin feel super soft.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this peeling gel to anyone who’s looking for a gentle, yet effective facial exfoliating product. Ekél Natural Clean Peeling Gel with Apricot is available as 180ml. I paid £4 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the facial cleansing products I’m using at the moment – Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk.

This product contains ash tree sap, and it’s aimed at people with dry to very dry skin. It promises to eliminate impurities as well as traces of makeup for perfectly cleansed skin that’s fresh and velvety.

Tihis product is easy to use – just use it like any other cleansing cream. 🙂

Alrighty… I’ve been using this product on and off for just over a month now, and I like it very much!

The cleansing milk dissolves and removes makeup well, and it feels great on my skin.

I love the honey fragrance – it’s simply wonderful!

What else? I think this cleansing milk is perfect for dry to very dry skin. My skin certainly agrees!

I would recommend this product if you want a gentle, yet effective cleansing milk.

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk is available as 200ml. I paid £2.50 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser.

This product is aimed at people with sensitive skin, and it contains shea butter, cocoa butter, pro-vitamin B5, as well as marshmallow (?) and allantoin.

It promises to remove makeup, impurities and oils gently and effectively. In addition, the product claims to hydrate and soothe skin, and to restore skin’s natural ph balance.

This is a regular creamy cleanser that you’re supposed to massage into your skin. Once done, just remove it with a damp cloth or flannel.

According to the instructions on the back of the tube, this product should be used mornings and evenings.

I’ve been using this product on and off for a few months now, and I think it’s not great. I don’t agree that it’s suitable for sensitive skin. I’m only using this product once a day (when I remove my makeup in the evening), and I’ve noticed that, when I’ve used it for more than 3 days in a row, it stings a little and it makes my skin feel dry and uncomfortable. I’ve never had this problem with any other creamy cleanser, so based on this I’d say this is the least skin-friendly cleanser I’ve ever used!

I’m now doing my best to finish it up, and I’m pleased to report that it doesn’t cause me trouble when I use it every other day only. However, this creamy cleanser is only OK at dissolving makeup, so I won’t be sad to see it go once it’s finished.

Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser is available as 150ml. I paid £4 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing the face wash I’m using at the moment – Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash.

I think I’ve actually been using this face wash for almost 2 months now, so it’s definitely time for a review!

This face wash belongs to Boots Botanics’ All Bright collection, and it promises a brighter, more even and smoother complexion. It’s aimed at all skin types.

What else? This face wash contains hibiscus extract, which, according to Boots, is known for its brightening properties. However, the face wash also contain an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) which is proven to have exfoliating and brightening powers.

Since I’m using a number of very effective brightening products already, it’s not possible for me to say which product does what. But I’m satisfied that this face wash helps me maintain a bright and smooth complexion.

I also enjoy this face wash because it cleanses my skin gently, and it removes makeup and oil effectively and without irritating my skin.

I’m happy to continue to use this product, and I would recommend it if you’re looking for a face wash that contains AHA but that’s not to harsh on the skin. Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash is available as 150ml for £5.49. I paid £2.50 (clearance, old packaging).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution.

Deep Action is Superdrug’s clear skin range. And now they’ve done 3 new skin care “solutions”. I’ve looked at all of them, but I opted for this one since it seems to be the one with the highest number of active ingredients.

In addition, this product promises to promote brighter and more even skin – so it was an obvious choice!

The instructions state… “Use three times a week, in the evening, on cleansed skin, using a cotton pad. Avoid the eye area and allow to fully absorb into skin.

I think the instructions could have been a lot better. But in a nutshell, you’re supposed to use this product like a toner – just steer clear of your eye area! Once you’ve gone over your face a couple dozen times (yes, that’s how I do it), just leave it alone for a little while (I give it 10 minutes) before you apply any other products to your face.

I’ve been using this product every other night for about 6 weeks now, and I’m blown away! I think this is the most effective brightening product I’ve ever tried. It’s unbelievably powerful, and it’s even better than Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic. I agree with Superdrug’s claim that results are visible after 2 weeks. This stuff is incredible! I’ve used it on my face and on my body, and I’m happy to report this product took care of everything!

All in all, I’m glad I bought 2 bottles when they were on a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price promotion. When Superdrug ran the same promotion again, I bought 4 more bottles!

Superdrug Deep Action Extreme Skin Brightening Solution is vegan and certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). It’s available as 30ml for £5.99.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Beauty Formulas Deep Cleansing Gold Gel Cleanser & Peel Off Mask

Hi there! Not too long ago I picked up this Beauty Formulas Deep Cleansing Gold Gel Cleanser & Peel-Off Mask (£1, B&M Bargains). This is a 2-step “treatment” that promises to cleanse skin deeply.

The gel cleanser works like any other normal face wash. Splash a bit of water in your face, massage the cleanser into your skin so that it lathers up, then rinse with water.

The mask is easy to use too. Apply it your cleansed face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then simply peel it off. Now read on if you’d like to know if this cleanser and mask duo is any good. 😎

The gel cleanser is really nice. It smells fresh (citrus + something I can’t put my finger on), it lathers up well, and it cleanses my skin gently and effectively. If I find this cleanser in a bottle, I’ll buy it!

The peel off mask is one of the best peel off masks I’ve ever tried. It pulls the gunk right out of your pores. If you want to try this mask, please make sure you don’t get it in your eyebrows and / or hair to avoid unwanted hair removal. This is powerful stuff!

I’d recommend this Beauty Formulas Deep Cleansing Gold Gel Cleanser & Peel-Off Mask to anyone who wants an effective peel off mask. Priced at £1, this mask is a total steal!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Battle Of The Glycolic Acid Cleansing Pads – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads VS Superdrug B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads

Hi there! Today’s post is a product comparison. Not too long ago I purchased Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads and Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads. It’s obvious these come from the same supplier, and the majority of the ingredients are identical. However, these products aren’t the same!

Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads are pretty awesome. They promise to awaken skin’s natural glow and to improve skin tone and texture.

I’m always using at least 1 brightening product, so it’s not always easy to determine which product does what. However, these cleansing pads are really something! I’m satisfied they maintained my skin’s brightness, and an improvement in my skin texture could be felt after a single use. In case you’re wondering, I used these 5 times a week (on the tub it says these can be used twice daily, but I didn’t want to over-exfoliate).

Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads do essentially the same thing. I have no doubt they work jus as well because the difference in ingredients is minimal. However, they don’t feel as powerful. I think there are 2 reasons for this:

1. the Naturally Radiant pads have a strong scent that matches the power of the product. The B. pads aren’t fragranced.
2. whilst the B. pads are moist, the Naturally Radiant pads are wet, so it feels like you’re getting more out of them.

All in all, these are great products, but the Naturally Radiant cleansing pads are the winners of The Battle Of The Glycolic Acid Cleansing Pads. I will repurchase the Naturally Radiant pads, no doubt! Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads and Superdrug‘s B. Soft Multi Acid Retexturising Pads are available in tubs with 60 pads each. They’re usually £5.99 each, but I paid £2.99 each (half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde