Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Day Cream With SPF 25

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Day Cream With SPF 25 which I’ve been using since some time in May. This day cream contains 1% retinol, hyaluronic acid and green tea extract. And it promises to fight visible signs of ageing by firming and boosting skin texture, improving the appearance of fine lines and helping to prevent premature ageing.

Since I’ve been using this day cream for well over a month now, I can safely say that it’s great. This day cream is rich and hydrating, it feels good on my skin, and it plays amazingly well with my foundation. I’m enjoying it so much!

I can’t comment on whether it would blur lines and wrinkles. Since I’ve always drenched my skin in creams, oils and lotions, I don’t have any real lines or wrinkles. I guess I can actually thank my skin for being very dry and moody since this is what prompted me to moisturise like a maniac for the past 2 decades.

To sum it up, I think this is an amazing day cream! Based on my experience, I’d recommend it to everyone. And priced at ¬£3, this day cream is ridiculously cheap! If you’re interested, Poundland #6 Anti-Ageing Retinol Day Cream With SPF 25 is available as 50ml at Poundland! Also, on the back of the carton, it says that this day cream is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans! ūüėć

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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

Mad Beauty Toy Story Little Green Men Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Mad Beauty Toy Story Little Green Men Face Mask with apple which claims to help promote a radiant and glowing complexion. With this sheet mask, you’re supposed to cleanse your face first, then put the mask on and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Then you’re supposed to give your face a quick rinse to get rid of any mask residue.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I found it to be nothing special. I don’t think it had any effect on my skin, but I’m happy to report that it smelled better than some of the other Mad Beauty masks I tried over the past few months. The mask also didn’t look as grotesque as the other Mad Beauty masks that I used.

However, it still wasn’t a good mask, and I wouldn’t buy it again. I have 1 Mad Beauty mask left to try, and based on the 7 I had so far, I don’t think that I’ll pick up any more masks from this brand any time soon.

If you’re interested, Mad Beauty Toy Story Little Green Men Face Mask is available as a single-use 25ml face mask for ¬£1.50 (sale price).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

NSPA Detoxifying Clay Mask With Charcoal & Menthol

Hi there! Today’s post is about this NSPA Detoxifying Clay Mask With Charcoal & Menthol. This face mask is aimed at combination and oily skin types. It promises to draw out impurities and excess oil for clear and clean skin.

The best way to use the mask is… cleanse your face, apply the mask, leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off.

One sachet contained plenty of product; it was enough for 2 faces – so my husband and I were able to share this mask. We found the mask to be cooling and very cleansing, but not drying. We both enjoyed the mask, and I will buy it again, no doubt!

If you’re interested, NSPA Detoxifying Clay Mask With Charcoal & Menthol is available as a single-use 15ml mask for ¬£1.50. Asda often has these masks on special for ¬£1 – which is what I paid.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Strawberry Clay Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Skin Treats Strawberry Clay Face Mask which promises to cleanse, rejuvenate and nourish the skin. Cleanse your face, apply the mask, let it dry for 10-15 minutes, then wash it off. Job done!

I’ve given this mask a try, and I found it to be cleansing; my husband has oily skin, and he found it drying. The mask was not nourishing or “rejuvenating”. I did like that it hardly smelled of anything.

Unfortunately, this mask was super messy to wash off. The shower ended up covered in small pink clay balls which were impossible to break up. It annoyed me quite a bit because I just deep-cleaned the shower the day before (after my second and last use of a shower jelly).

Skin Treats Strawberry Clay Face Mask is available as a 20ml single-use face mask (which is enough product for 2 uses) for ¬£1 (B&M Bargains). I won’t buy it again though.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Masking Detoxing Charcoal & Menthol Sheet Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Masking Detoxing Charcoal & Menthol Sheet Face Mask. This sheet mask promises (I’m quoting Tesco here:) “to help gently remove build-up while unblocking pores without stripping skin of moisture.”

How does it work? Cleanse your face, put the mask on and leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then take it off and pat the remaining essence into your skin or remove it using a cotton pad.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I found it quite good. I can’t comment on whether this mask would actually give skin a deep cleanse. There are other products, such as face washes, scrubs, sponges, toners etc which would be more suited to this particular skin care need. However, I found the mask refreshig and reviving, and I liked that! The mask was a bit sticky though, and I’m deducting an imaginary point for that.

But all in all, this is a good mask. If you’re interested, Masking Detoxing Charcoal & Menthol Sheet Face Mask is available as a 20ml single-use sheet mask for ¬£1 (Tesco). Also, according to the manufacturer, this sheet mask is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Primark PS… Plumping Gel Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this¬†Primark PS… Plumping Gel Sheet Mask. This mask contains pro-vitamin B5, sea water, argan kernel oil, sodium hyaluronate and collagen. The mask promises to plump up the skin. This mask is easy to use – apply it after you’ve cleansed your face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then pat the leftover essence into your skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I’m happy to report that it had a plumping effect. I also liked the subtle rose fragrance. However, the mask was terribly sticky – and that’s why I wouldn’t buy it again.

If you’re interested, Primark PS… Plumping Gel Sheet Mask is available as a 23g single-use face mask for ¬£1.50 at Primark. This face mask is certified cruelty-free – it carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Coconut + Clay Peel-Off

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Coconut + Clay Peel-Off face mask.

In addition to coconut and clay, this mask also contains seaweed. This is nice!

This mask promises to lift away dead skin cells. At the same time it also claims to hydrate and to nourish skin.

You’re supposed to apply the mask after you’ve cleansed your face. Wait until the mask is dry (~ 20 minutes), then just peel it off.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s good! I found the strong coconut smell annoying, but the mask was really good otherwise. It left my skin feeling cleansed and soft, and I have no reason to complain (well, there’s the strong coconut smell…).

I won’t repurchase the mask because of the smell. But if you don’t mind coconut, I’d recommend the mask! Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Coconut + Clay Peel-Off face mask is available as a single-use 10ml face mask for about ¬£1. I paid 80p (B&M Bargains). Also, this mask is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

DearBoo Collagen & Canola Flower Everyday Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this DearBoo Collagen & Canola Flower Everyday Mask which I found at my local TK Maxx. This sheet mask promises to nourish nutrient-deficient skin and to improve skin firmness. It’s a regular leave-on sheet mask – cleanse your skin, apply the mask, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then remove the mask and massage the leftover essence into your skin.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think it’s very good. I love the hydrating (yet not sticky) formula and the plumping effect the mask had on my skin. I’ve already used 3 of these amazing masks, and based on my experience, I would recommend them!

If you’re interested, DearBoo Collagen & Canola Flower Everyday Mask is available as a pack of 10 x 27ml single use face masks. I paid ¬£6.99 (TK Maxx) for this set of 10 masks.

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