100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub. I really like Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Butter, so I thought I really should try the matching scrub. And when I saw it was on special (£2.45, half price offer), I bought it. 🙂 Now let me tell you if the scrub is any good…

I think this scrub is quite effective. It makes my skin feel super soft – almost polished! But don’t worry, this scrub isn’t too harsh, and it certainly doesn’t cut my skin. 🙂 The cocoa and vanilla fragrance is very nice. It’s sweet and cuddly, and it’ll be perfect for the colder seasons.

Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub is suitable for vegans. The product is also 100% cruelty-free. If you’d like to try the scrub, it’s available as 200ml for £4.99. But don’t miss out on deals – Superdrug does half price and BOGOF deals very often.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie

Hi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie. I thought Montagne Jeunesse did face, hair and foot masks only. So I was quite surprised to find this body moisturiser at my local Poundworld.

Since it was £1 only, I picked it up staight away. Alright! So, this product claims to have a unique and fluffy texture that absorbs quickly and is 100% loveable! But is it really that good?

Yes, it is! First of all, this body smoothie smells fresh and cool – very much like lemons. And the formula is… unique! It’s definitely not a body butter, but it’s also not a mousse. I would describe the texture as fluffy and bouncy – and yes, I love it!

I can also confirm that this moisturiser absorbs quickly. It’s quite hydrating, but it’s not sticky at all – not even for a second. I think this is the ultimate summer moisturiser!

I would recommend Montagne Jeunesse’s Buriti Fruit Body Smoothie. It’s £1 for 200ml (Poundworld and Bargain Buys) which is great value. I’ve already gone back to Poundworld to buy a back-up tub!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Extracts Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! I’ve only ever tried 1 Superdrug own brand shampoo and conditioner combo. And I wanted to give Superdrug’s Extracts collection another chance. So today I’m reviewing Superdrug Extracts Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner. These products are aimed at people with oily or normal hair. Now let me tell you if these products are any good. 🙂

The shampoo is the definition of average. It cleanses my hair and scalp reasonably, and it smells quite pleasant (fresh and fruity). But the shampoo is also quite runny which isn’t the greatest quality in a shampoo… The conditioner is definitely better than the shampoo. It detangles my hair nicely without flattening it. I think the conditioner is actually quite alright.

I will continue to use these products until the conditioner is finished. And then I will pass the shampoo on to my husband. I don’t think I’ll buy these two hair care products again because there much better hair products out there.

Superdrug’s Extracts Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner are vegan and cruelty-free. They’re BUAV-approved and they carry the Leaping Bunny logo. Superdrug’s Extracts shampoos and conditioners are usually £1.99 each for 400ml. I paid 89p each (promotion)!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream. I’ve been using this night cream since late May, so the review is actually overdue! Before we get to the review, let me tell you a little about the brand.

Sukin is an Australian company. They specialise in “skin care that doesn’t cost the earth”. Their products are carbon-neutral, vegan and cruelty-free. In addition, Sukin products don’t contain SLS, SLES, synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA or parabens. Now onto the review! 🙂

Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream is quite rich. It feels good on my skin and it moisturises very well. At the moment I don’t have any dry patches on my face which is something I don’t get to experience often – although equal credit goes to Superdrug’s hyaluronic acid face mist.

However, it isn’t the most suitable face cream for people with problem skin. I’ve noticed that this cream seems to clog up my pores a little. Because of this I’m using this cream in conjuction with a clarifying serum or with a glycolic overnight peel – with great results!

All in all, I think this night cream is really good, and I would recommend it. However, because of all the natural ingredients in this cream, I would recommend you do a patch test before you use the cream on your face. Sukin recommends patch testing before use as well. I think that’s reasonable!

So whilst I like this cream, I’m not 100% happy. This cream has a shelf life of only six months – that’s because it doesn’t contain any synthetic preservatives. However, the face cream jar is huge and 120ml is a lot of product! I’ve been using this cream rather liberally on my face and neck, and I’m using this face cream on my husband’s face as well. However, after 10 weeks of daily use, the cream is nowhere near half-empty. I think it would be best if Sukin reduced the size of the product – to make sure people manage to finish it before it goes off.

I found Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream at TK Maxx where I paid £8 for it. Boots sells a number of Sukin products as well!

Have you tried this face cream or any other Sukin product? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

PS: A special thanks to Jodi who got me interested in Sukin products.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Sea Splash Peel Off

Hi there! Today’s short post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s Sea Splash Peel Off face mask with Dead Sea salt and seaweed.

This mask promises “a deep cleansing for a revitalising boost”, and it is exclusive to Primark where I bought it for 90p. 🙂

How’s the mask? I think this mask is almost an exact duplicate of Montagne Jeunesse’s Black Seaweed mask. The only difference is the colour. The Black Seaweed mask is black, whilst the Sea Splash mask is almost transparent with a blueish tint.

To be more specific – this mask is OK. It didn’t make a visible difference to my skin, but I’m sure it did cleanse my pores. I don’t think the mask smells great – I’d describe the smell as swamp-like.

I wouldn’t buy this face mask again, but if you’d like to try it, head to Primark! Montagne Jeunesse’s Sea Splash Peel Off face mask is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo, and it’s approved by the Vegetarian Society.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome & 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream for normal to dry skin. This cream contains all sorts of good ingredients, like vitamins E, A, B, F and H, as well as calcium and coconut oil. And it promises to defend the skin against environmental damage. If you read on, I’ll let you know if this cream is any good. 🙂

What can I say? This cream is fantastic. The fragrance is to die for. I’d describe it as warm, tropical and ‘high end’. This cream smells just gorgeous! I also love the formula because this cream isn’t sticky at all, and it doesn’t feel like product on my skin. This is just what I want on warm summer days!

I could spend hours raving about this product, but I won’t! All I’m going to say is… this body cream is one of my all-time favourites. If you’ve never tried it, you’ve been missing out!

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream is available as 475ml for £2.99 which is fantastic value! This product carries the Leaping Bunny logo – it’s cruelty-free and suitable for vegans!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse Blueberry Blast Mud Masque

Hi there! I’ve got another face mask review for you today, and it’s about Montagne Jeunesse’s Blueberry Blast Mud Masque. This face mask is exclusive to Primark where you can buy it for 90p!

When I tried this mask, I realised that I’ve had this mask before. This mask is the reincarnation of Montagne Jeunesse’s Berrylicious Mud Masque. I’m certainly not complaining because the Berrylicious mask became an instant favourite. So I’m glad to see it was repackaged and not discontinued!

So what’s this mask like? This mask is a regular clay mask. You need to leave it on for about 15 minutes before you rinse it off with water. And once you’ve done that, you’re instantly being rewarded with clearer skin.

This mask really works – and it smells fantastic. I love this mask! My husband loves this mask! I’ve already gone back to Primark to stock up!

By the way, today’s post concludes Face Mask Week. I’m back tomorrow with a haul post. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde