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

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

Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion.

This product is free from animal-derived ingredients, artificial fragrance or colour, harsh chemicals, soap, alcohol, mineral oil, glycol. What it does contain is vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5. It also contains palm kernel oil, but according to Simple, it’s sustainably sourced.

This is a regular cleansing lotion – apply it to a cotton pad, and wipe it all over your face to dissolve and remove your make-up.

I’ve been using this product for about a month now, and I think it’s good but not great. I agree that the product itself is gentle, and I think it’s good at removing basic make-up. However, when I use more products, and not just foundation, this cleansing lotion isn’t good enough, and I end up going over my face (almost rubbing) more often and for longer.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend it if you only wear light make-up. I will continue to use it on my home-working days when I only put on foundation and lipstick or lipgloss.

If you’re interested, Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion is available as 200ml. I paid £1.79 (B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Tesco Kind & Pure Refreshing Face Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about Tesco’s Kind & Pure Refreshing Face Wash. This face wash is aimed at people with sensitive skin.

It contains botanical extracts (seaweed, cucumber) and pro-vitamin B5 (panthenol).

This is a regular face wash – use a small amount of product, massage it into wet skin, then wash it off.

I’ve been using this face wash since the end of December, and I’m actually quite happy with it. There is nothing outstanding to report, but this face wash does exactly what it should do without aggravating my skin in any way.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this face wash. Priced at £1.50 it’s fantastic value!

Tesco’s Kind & Pure Refreshing Face Wash is available as 150ml. On the back of the tube it also says that this product is vegan and cruelty-free.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash. This is an exfoliating cream wash which claims to have advanced anti-ageing benefits, and it can be used once or twice daily.

I’ve been using this face wash for a few weeks now, and I think it’s really nice! It exfoliates my skin beautifully, but it feels gentle at the same time. Great stuff! It also reminds me very much of the old Olay Total Effects Cream Wash (unfortunately discontinued).

Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash has been renamed (likely reformulated as well); it’s now called Olay Regenerist Skin Perfecting Cleanser. It’s available as 150ml, and I paid £3 (special offer, usually it’s about £6).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 In 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner

Hi there! I’ve got a skin care review for you today. 🙂 This post is about this Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 in 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner.

This product contains rose water, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5. It promises to remove even waterproof makeup without harsh rubbing, to cleanse skin thoroughly for a refreshed feel, and to tone and purify the skin without drying it out.

On the back of the bottle it says that the product works like a magnet (!) that removes dirt and impurities. The result it claims to achieve is soft, smooth and healthy looking skin that can breathe.

This product works like a normal cleanser. Massage it into your skin and take it off with a cotton pad or water.

Well, this product sounds like the perfect product for anyone who wears makeup. However, I’ve been using this product since the beginning of the new year, and I don’t think that it keeps any of its promises.

When I use the product with a cotton pad, it’s not very effective. I have to use quite a bit of product to dissolve my makeup!

In addition, when I use this product I have to go over my face again and again and again… it’s not great. What makes it even worse is that the product has a strangely dull feel to it. I don’t think that this is good for anyone’s skin!

Wait, there’s more… this product doesn’t replace a toner. You actually NEED to use a proper toner after you’ve used this product because it’ll leave plenty of makeup and dirt on your face.

This product is better when removed with water, ideally with a hot cloth (although I’d still recommend you use a toner right after). However, there are better products (in the same price range) out there for this way of facial cleansing

What else? This product has a very strong fragrance. Granted, it’s from the rose water and not from added fragrance. However, I don’t like the fragrance, so this is another reason why I won’t repurchase this product. I’ll try to finish it, but I’m no longer interested in trying any other products from Nivea’s MicellAIR range.

If you’re interested, Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe 2 in 1 Rose Water Cleanser & Toner is available as 200ml. I paid £1.99 at Home Bargains!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the facial cleansing products I’m using at the moment – Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk.

This product contains ash tree sap, and it’s aimed at people with dry to very dry skin. It promises to eliminate impurities as well as traces of makeup for perfectly cleansed skin that’s fresh and velvety.

Tihis product is easy to use – just use it like any other cleansing cream. 🙂

Alrighty… I’ve been using this product on and off for just over a month now, and I like it very much!

The cleansing milk dissolves and removes makeup well, and it feels great on my skin.

I love the honey fragrance – it’s simply wonderful!

What else? I think this cleansing milk is perfect for dry to very dry skin. My skin certainly agrees!

I would recommend this product if you want a gentle, yet effective cleansing milk.

Yves Rocher Nutritive Végétal Velvety Cleansing Milk is available as 200ml. I paid £2.50 (special offer).

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

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Gentle Foaming Facial Wash For Dry Skin

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Gentle Foaming Facial Wash For Dry Skin. I paid £1.69 for the 150ml bottle.

It appears that this product has been discontinued recently. However, some stores may have stock left, so someone else might still benefit from a review.

Alrighty… this product promises to remove make-up and impurities and to leave skin feeling fresh and revitalised. It contains vitamin E as well as aloe vera, rose and camomile extracts.

On the back of the bottle it says… dispense 2 to 3 pumps of product into your hand and massage it all over your wet face. Then rinse with warm water… job done.

I’ve been using this product once or twice a week for a few weeks now, so here’s what I think.

First of all, there’s no need to be wasteful. 1 pump dispenses enough foam for my face and my neck. 👍

I love the formula. The foam feels soft and gentle – which is exactly what you want if you have moody skin.

Having said that, I’m satisfied that the foam cleanses my skin properly.

All in all, this is a nice face wash! It’s certified cruelty-free, and it’s suitable for vegans! If your local SD still has it, just pick it up! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub.

This product contains salicylic acid, vitamin C, grapefruit and pomegranate extracts, and it’s aimed at people with oily / problem skin. It promises to unclog and tighten pores and to give skin a radiant glow.

You’re supposed to use the product as a daily face wash. Since I use a konjac or cellulose sponge (+ face wash) to cleanse my face in the shower every morning, I used this product the same way – and I was impressed!

This gel scrub is wonderful. It lathers up very well (it’s like it was designed to be used with a konjac sponge), it feels powerful but not harsh, and it really seems to “sweep up” grease and grime to give my pores a deep cleanse.

I also think that this gel scrub has skin brightening properties. Every time I use this gel scrub, my skin tone looks incredibly even and, yes, radiant. It’s awesome!

Since I have dry and moody skin, I can’t use this gel scrub every day. At the moment I’m using it once or twice a week which seems to work out perfectly.

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub is available as 150ml for £4.99. I paid £3.33 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde