100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Refreshing Foaming Facial Wash For Normal Skin

Hi there! Today’s post is about the face wash I’m using at the moment – Superdrug‘s Refreshing Foaming Facial Wash for normal skin.

This product with lemon and grape extract promises to remove make-up and impurities gently and effectively, and to refresh and revitalise skin.

I’ve been using this face wash for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

I think this face wash is very effective. It cleanses my skin deeply. However, I don’t agree that this product is gentle. It feels very drying. Based on this, I think this face wash is more suitable for people with very oily skin.

Another thing I’m not happy with is the strong fragrance. I love nice fragrances and scented products, but this face wash is just too much! I would describe the fragrance as one of those cheap smelling chemo-cosmetic fragrances. I’m not a fan, and I don’t understand how Superdrug got this fragrance so very wrong…

Based on my experience, I would not recommend this face wash. However, if you have very oily skin, you might want to give this a try.

Superdrug‘s Refreshing Foaming Facial Wash for normal skin is not only suitable for vegans, but also certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). However, this product is being discontinued (which isn’t surprising), so this is one you will only find in your local Superdrug’s bargain bin.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 facial cleansing products – Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner for all skin types. These products promise to remove make-up and impurities, and to refresh skin. Both the cleansing cream and the toner contain hibiscus extract which is said to have a brightening effect. I’ve been using these products for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream is a nice change from Garnier’s unconvincing honey flower cleanser. Boots’ cleansing cream is very effective at dissolving and removing makeup. At the same time, it’s very gentle on the skin. I have very dry and moody skin, and I think this cleansing cream is simply wonderful! One more thing – now that I’m no longer using Garnier’s honey flower cleanser, I ‘ve realised that my skin doesn’t have to look red after I’ve cleansed my face! Thank you Boots for this amazing product!

Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner is just as great. This toner picks up any product residue with ease, so it’s very effective. Not only does it feel refreshing and purifying, but it also does make my skin look bright, clean and clear. Another fantastic product from Boots!

Based on my experience, I would recommend these products to anyone. I’ve noticed that, after just over 2 weeks, my skin tone looked more even, my skin is a lot clearer, and the yellowish patches I’ve had under my eyes and on my cheekbones are gone. It’s like they’ve never existed! I’m impressed!

Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream & Cleansing Toner are available as 250ml each. They’re £5.49 each at Boots. However, I paid £2.50 each (clearance before the products were repackaged).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Time Delay Deep Cleansing Facial Exfoliator

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots Time Delay Deep Cleansing Facial Exfoliator.

I found this product in a bargain bin at my local Boots store – and it was £3 only (it’s 100ml). I’ve used Time Delay products before, and I did like them, and that was pretty much why I picked up this basic looking product.

Alrighty… this product promises to clarify, refresh and exfoliate skin. It also claims to make skin feel softer. Boots recommends the product be used twice daily.

Using this product in the morning doesn’t work for me. This is more of a cream wash than an exfoliator, and I need a truly refreshing face wash in the morning.

Having said that, I love to use this product as a gentle makeup remover. Since the product has a bit of an exfoliating effect, it dissolves and removes makeup with ease, so I am very happy to use it once daily.

Whilst this product didn’t really live up to its promise, I’m glad that it serves me well. And I also like the fragrance (similar to the scent of Gliss shampoos), so I have no reason to complain really.

I can’t comment on whether you’d be able to find this product in your local store’s bargain bin, but I would encourage you to keep your eyes peeled for special offers and reduced price end-of-line stuff. I have found many amazing products this way! Anyway, thanks for stopping by today! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

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