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

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic.

This glycolic toner is an old beauty favourite, but I neglected using it for a while because I had so many other toners that I wanted to get to. But I’ve started using in again in September, and I’m over the moon with it. But let’s start with what the product promises…

This toner with 5% glycolic acid, kiwi fruit and mulberry extracts promises to exfoliate and to retexturise the skin, to fade pigment irregularities and to reduce discolouration, to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and to brighten and even out the skin tone. Wow, that’s quite a few promises!

But guess what – this toner keeps all of its promises! I’m using this toner once a day, in the morning, after I’ve showered. I love to start the day with a squeaky clean face, and this toner really makes it happen.

What does it do? It’s the ultimate post-cleansing product that catches all the dirt and gunk that your other cleansers and toners don’t catch. This toner keeps improving my skin tone – my skin is more even and brighter, and, my skin feels and looks smoother as well.

I’m in love with this toner’s exfoliating and brightening powers. It’s just incredible that this toner manages to keep my melasma in check. I know where the dark patches are (one of them is the size of a coaster), but you wouldn’t notice them unless I told you to look for them.

I love this toner so much, and I would recommend it! Since this toner has glycolic acid, please make sure to do a patch test before you use it, and use it gently, at least for the first few days until you’re satisfied that your skin tolerates it. Also make sure to use sunscreen!

If you’re interested, Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic is available as 100ml for £6.99 and 300ml for £11.99. Superdrug runs Buy 1 Get 1 Free or Better Than Half Price off promotions almost all the time. The 2 toners I bought were on a Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal.

Also, this toner is 100% vegan and certified cruelty-free. It carries THE Leaping Bunny logo! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Montagne Jeunesse Pink Berry Glitz Peel Off

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Montagne Jeunesse Pink Berry Glitz Peel Off face mask.

This face mask is aimed at all skin types, and it promises to cleanse the skin by lifting off dead skin cells.

Apply this mask after you’ve cleansed your face. Leave it on until it’s dry – this takes 15-20 minutes. Then peel it off and wash your face again.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s rather basic. It didn’t have much of an effect as it came off too easily.

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t recommend this face mask.

Montagne Jeunesse Pink Berry Glitz Peel Off face mask is available as a 10ml single-use mask. I paid 90p (Primark).

On another note, this face mask is certified cruelty-free. It carries THE Leaping Bunny logo! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Fruity Shea Butter & Bamboo Exfoliating Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Fruity Shea Butter & Bamboo Exfoliating Face Mask which I picked up just a few weeks ago. This face mask promises to give the skin a deep clean and to remove dead skin cells. You’re supposed to apply the mask to cleansed skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then wash it off.

I’ve given this face mask a try, and I think it’s alright. It does exfoliate the skin well, and it has an enjoyable sweet scent. But I’ve had this mask before (Montagne Jeunesse, repackaged several times), and I’m starting to get tired of all the repackaging of old products and formulas.

If you’re interested, Superdrug Fruity Shea Butter & Bamboo Exfoliating Face Mask is available as a 10ml single-use face mask for 99p. This mask is also certified cruelty-free as it carries THE Leaping Bunny logo.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Boost Facial Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Boost Facial Serum which I’ve been using for 4 weeks now.

In addition to vitamin E, this serum contains a blend of natural fruit acids, vitamins A, B, F and H and horse chestnut extracts.

The serum claims to boost the skin’s hydration levels, to care for dry skin, to help stimulate cell renewal, and to shield the skin against environmental damange and premature ageing.

I think this serum is very good! I love the silky and nourishing formula. It’s absorbed almost instantly, and it feels amazing on my skin. It plays well with my eye cream, day and night cream, and with all of my other products, so no complaints here!

I’m also happy with how the serum makes my skin look – so dewy and refreshed! Wow! Definitely a step up from the Valjean Labs serum I finished last month.

Another thing I like is the iconic scent of the Vitamin E skin care range – so warm and tropical! I’m enjoying it so much! This serum is awesome, and I would recommend it!

Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Boost Facial Serum is available as 50ml for £3.99. Superdrug often runs 3 for 2 promotions – which is when I bought the serum (along with 2 face mists). Also, this serum is 100% vegan and certified cruelty-free – it carries THE Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Refreshing Complete Cleanser

Hi there! Happy Thursday! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Naturally Radiant Refreshing Complete Cleanser.

This product is a foam wash, and it works like pretty much every other face wash.

According to Superdrug, this product contains kiwi fruit and mulberry extracts, and it claims to help revive the skin’s radiance, to effctively remove impurities and excess oils, and to melt away make-up. The promised result is clean, refreshed and comforted skin.

Does this product keep its promises? Well, this face wash is a lot better than the last one I used. However, that doesn’t mean much.

The first thing I noticed about this face wash is its smell. Nope, it’s not a fragrance or a scent. It really is a smell! I can’t describe it properly… maybe industrial strength cleaner mixed with poison? Fortunately, the smell is fleeting, so it doesn’t linger.

With respect to its actual cleansing properties, I think this face wash is just about average. It’s OK. It’s nothing special at all.

I’m satisfied that this product gives my skin a gentle cleanse in the morning, but that’s basically it. I know I won’t buy it again once it’s finished.

If you’re interested, Superdrug Naturally Radiant Refreshing Complete Cleanser is available as 150ml for £6.99. I paid £3.49 (half price offer). Also, this product is vegan and cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo)!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Rosehip Nourishing Cream Cleanser

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is about this Sukin Rosehip Nourishing Cream Cleanser.

You’re supposed to apply a small amount to moist hands, gently massage it into the skin, and then rinse it off thoroughly. You should use this cleanser once or twice daily. I think this sounds pretty standard.

I’ve been using this cleanser for a few weeks now, and I have to say that I’m not impressed. It doesn’t feel cleansing – and that’s because it isn’t cleansing.

It’s like rubbing hand cream all over your face. Sure, it’ll bind some of your make-up / face cream (whatever you have on) which you can then rinse off. But it still leaves a lot of product and a greasy residue on the skin. This cleanser is supposed to be nourishing, but all it does is make my skin feel and look rather unclean.

But then… the majority of the ingredients are oils – so where is the cleansing effect supposed to come from?

I wonder whether Sukin made this product for those people who don’t use any skin care products but who still moan about dry skin.

I also assume that a lot of people who have more than a basic interest in skin care would use a toner and a moisturiser after cleansing. I can’t comment on any medical skin issues, but a toner and a face cream would solve a lot of minor skin issues which some people who don’t take care of their skin like to complain about. I know quite a few people who fall into that category…

Anyhoo, back to this product! I found a lot of positive reviews for this face wash, and I don’t understand them. I can only imagine that those reviews come from people whose skin care regime starts and ends with a face wash. I appreciate there are different skin types, and yes, people like different things. However, I cannot see how anyone would enjoy a “cleansing” product that doesn’t cleanse skin properly and that clogs pores instead.

I never thought I’d bin a Sukin product, but this is exactly what I’m doing now. I don’t want to double-cleanse (using another face wash after this one) or double-tone (my poor skin…). Surely, this would defeat the purpose of a supposedly gentle and “nourishing” cleanser.

If this cleanser works for you = great! I wouldn’t recommend it, but if you’re interested, Sukin Rosehip Nourishing Cream Cleanser is available as 125ml for about £12.95. I got this product as part of a £12.99 gift set which contained Sukin products worth over £40! So I’m hoping the other 2 products (night cream, facial oil) will be considerably better than this one.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Nourishing Pro-Vitamin B5 Body Lotion For Dry Skin

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Nourishing Pro-Vitamin B5 Body Lotion For Dry Skin.

In addition to pro-vitamin B5, this body lotion also contains vitamin E which is known to be beneficial for the skin.

I’ve been using this body lotion for a few days now, and I do like it!

This body lotion smells lovely. It has a fresh and fruity scent. I can’t put my finger on it, but it reminds me of pomegranate and spring flowers. Nice!

I’m also happy with the formula. The body lotion sinks right into my skin without leaving a sticky film behind. I’m happy that I don’t have to wait (=waste time) between moisturising and getting dressed.

This is a nice body lotion, and I would recommend it!

Superdrug Nourishing Pro-Vitamin B5 Body Lotion For Dry Skin is available as 375ml for £1.49.

Also, this body lotion is vegan and certified cruelty-free – it carries the Leaping Bunny logo! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic which I’ve been using since I finished Boots’ Glycolic Acid Toner some time in June (or July).

This toner with kakadu plum and goji berry promises to brighten, smooth and exfoliate the skin for a more radiant complexion.

The instructions state that you’re supposed to use this toner after you’ve cleansed your face in the evening. Use it like any other regular toner.

I’m using this toner in the morning – within minutes after coming out of the shower. I’m also working from home, so there is no risk of me getting a sunburn.

How’s the toner? It’s excellent! One of my favourite skin care products this year – but not just for this year. It has brightened my skin so much, it’s insane! No spots, no dry patches – just bright and beautiful skin! This toner is almost finished, but I will repurchase it very soon. This toner is a new beauty staple!

Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Brightening Vitamin C Tonic is available as 100ml for £4.99. I bought this and another product from this collection on a special Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price offer.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare Blemish Rescue Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare Blemish Rescue Gel.

I’ve had this product in my stash for a while, but I only just gave it a try.

This blemish gel contains chamomile, niacinamide and salicylic acid. It promises to target and improve blemishes in 1 hour.

How does it work? Apply a thin (!) layer to target blemishes and red patches once or twice a day.

I’ve been using this blemish gel on a few skin impurities over the past few weeks, and I think this stuff is really powerful. I would agree that it helps calm down blemishes, and I’m happy to continue to use it.

If you’re interested, Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare Blemish Rescue Gel is available as 15ml for £2.99. I bought it and another product from this range when Superdrug ran a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price promotion.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Primark PS… Hyaluronic Acid Hydro Gel Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Primark PS… Hyaluronic Acid Hydro Gel Mask which promises to hydrate and to revitalise the skin. This is a leave-on mask. You’re supposed to start by cleansing your skin. Put the mask on, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then pat the remaining essence into your skin.

I’ve givent this mask a try, and I think it’s OK. Was is hydrating? Yes, somewhat. Was the gel mask alright? Yes, it was better than the cheap B&M one I had a while ago, but I would have preferred a sheet mask. Was there anything worth mentioning? No, not really. All in all, this was an average mask. Not great, but definitely not bad. I think it’s best described as forgettable.

If you’re interested, Primark PS… Hyaluronic Acid Hydro Gel Mask is available as a 17g single-use gel mask for £2. I paid £1 (clearance). On a positive note, this mask carries the Leaping Bunny logo – which means that the mask is certified cruelty-free!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde