Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid. This mask promises to maintain skin’s natural moisture balance and to make skin feel nourished.

The instructions state that you should cleanse your face, then place the mask on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then massage the remaining essence into your skin. I’ve given this mask a try, and here’s what I think.

The ultra fine sheet mask is wrapped around a face-mask-shaped plastic thingy (?) which is designed to keep the sheet mask in shape. I’m not a fan because, in my opinion, that extra piece of plastic is not only messy to handle, but it’s also useless.

I did like the fit and the feel of the sheet mask. It fit my face shape reasonably well, and it stayed in place.

This mask provides enough essence for 2 sheet masks, so once I took the sheet mask off of my face, I threw it back in the sachet, so it would soak up the remaining essence, and then I enjoyed a second sheet mask right after the first one. 😀

The sheet mask felt great whilst it was still on my face. But this changed quickly once I took it off. The mask left a sticky layer on my face, but it didn’t feel moisturising at all. Underneath the sticky layer, my skin felt tight. This means that the mask did the opposite of what it promised. I had to use plenty of face mist and facial oil to restore my skin to its pre-mask state!

I wouldn’t recommend this face mask at all, but if you’re interested… Boots Sheet Mask With Added Hyaluronic Acid is available as a 25g single-use sheet mask for £1.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Nourish Protect Cooling Toning Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about the face mist I’m using at the moment – Nourish Protect Cooling Toning Mist. This product is aimed at people with dry skin, and it contains lemon fruit powder, as well as orange and mandarin peel oil.

It promises to quench thirsty skin and to replenish essential collagen to firm and smooth the skin. It also claims to balance skin pH, to close pores, and to prepare skin for nourishment.

I’ve been using this product since the middle of August, and I’m happy to report that I like it a lot! It feels refreshing and hydrating, and I think it really helps to firm and smooth my skin. And it plays well with facial oils, serums, creams and my foundation.

I also like the subtle fragrance. It’s on the sweeter side, but I appreciate that it evaporates quickly. And I’m glad that Nourish got the spray nozzle right. I had a Nourish face mist before and the nozzle was all sorts of wrong, so the face mist was actually more of a splash. But I have no complaints about this one.

Nourish Protect Cooling Toning Mist is available as 100ml for £12 through Nourish’s own web site. I paid £3 (TK Maxx). I can see myself repurchasing this face mist!

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

Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Orange Oil & Vitamin C Peel-Off Masque AND Cucumber & Apple Reviving Masque

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a face mask duo – Montagne Jeunesse’s Face Food Orange Oil & Vitamin C Peel-Off Masque and Cucumber & Apple Reviving Masque. I found this face mask duo at my local Savers drugstore, and I think it was 69p only which is a total bargain for any face mask!

Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Orange Oil & Vitamin C Peel-Off Masque claims to peel away impurities and dead skin cells. It contains vitamin C as well as a number of botanical extracts. I don’t care for the cheap orange fragrance, but I think this is a decent face mask that made my skin feel feel softer.

Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Cucumber & Apple Reviving Masque promises to give skin a deep cleanse. I think this is an effective clay mask that does what it claims to do. This mask left my skin feeling refreshed and purified, and I was happy with the result.

Montagne Jeunesse’s Face Food Orange Oil & Vitamin C Peel-Off Masque and Cucumber & Apple Reviving Masque are available as a face mask duo. I’ve seen (and purchased) other varieties, so if you’d like to try new face masks, you might want to swing by your local Savers drugstore. 😊

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Pink Clay Purifying Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Pink Clay Purifying Mask.

This face mask contains mineral-enriched rosa clay. It claims to draw out impurities and to absorb excess oils, and to leave skin feeling fresher and looking brighter. This sounds promising!

This mask is easy to use – apply it to cleansed skin, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then wash off. The usual.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I like it. Whilst it didn’t brighten skin, I’m happy to confirm that this mask gave my skin a deep cleanse.

I also liked that the mask didn’t make my skin feel uncomfortable at any point.

Superdrug‘s Pink Clay Purifying Mask is available as 15ml for 99p, but Superdrug runs a 3 for 2 promotion on face masks most of the time. This face mask is also certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo), and it’s suitable for vegans.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF15

Hi there! Today’s post is about the face cream I’m using at the moment – Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream with SPF 15. This face cream for people with normal to dry skin promises to brighten and protect skin for 24 hours. I’ve been using this face cream for a few weeks now, and here’s what I think.

I’m enjoying this day cream very much! I can’t comment on whether it’s actually brightening (my face has reached maximum brightness levels since I started using Superdrug’s Skin Brightening Solution almost 2 months ago). However, I think this day cream is very good because it feels rich and insanely moisturising, and it plays amazingly well with my foundation (Max Factor Pan Stik). I think Boots did a fantastic job with this day cream!

Boots Botanics All Bright Day Cream with SPF15 is available as 50ml for £6.99. I paid £2.50 (clearance, old packaging).

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