Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask which I picked up for 99p at my local Home Bargains store.

This face mask contains kaolin as well as bentonite, and it promises to absorb excess oils for a clearer complexion.

It’s super easy to use – apply it to cleansed skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

So how is it? I think this mask is very good. I can see that this mask is giving my skin a deep cleanse, and that it makes my skin feel squeaky clean but not dry. This is pretty awesome!

I also love the fresh grapefruit fragrance. It’s refreshing and natural.

I would recommend this face mask to anyone who’s looking for an effective but inexpensive clay mask.

Creightons Pink Grapefruit Mattifying Face Mask is available as 100ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

You Need This In Your Life – Malki Dead Sea The Miraculous Source Natural Sulphur Soap

Hi there! Today’s post is about Malki‘s Dead Sea The Miraculous Source Natural Sulphur Soap. This soap contains palm oil, olive oil, and coconut oil, as well as sulphur and Dead Sea salt. Since sulfur and Dead Sea salt are known to help with skin ailments like eczema, acne, and psoriasis, I was interested. Then I discovered that this soap is free of detergents and animal fat – and I knew I had to have it! I started to use this soap 4 weeks ago, and I’m blown away. Now let me tell you why I love this product!

First of all, this soap smells like soap. If you read somewhere that this soap has a strong sulphur smell, don’t believe it. Some people just never experienced the smell of good old-fashioned soap!

Alrighty… when I used the soap for the first time, I used it on my body and on my face. It doesn’t lather up like a shower gel or a face wash, but it cleanses skin very well. It also removed most of my make-up which was nice (but since it’s a soap, I wouldn’t recommend using it around the eyes).

Right after I got out of the shower, my skin felt super clean, yet not stripped. I didn’t use any body lotion afterwards, and I had no issues with dry skin at all. I loved it!

But here’s the best bit – the soap took care of the bumpy rash (probably some kind of heat or sweat rash) that has been bugging me for most of this summer. The rash was 50% better after one shower using the soap, and it was completely gone after just a few days. I’m now using this soap 2-3 times per week, and I think it does wonders for my skin. I haven’t had a single spot in 4 weeks, I have no new rashes or dry patches. And even my semi-permanent ezcema patch has been looking really calm and almost colourless for almost 4 weeks now.

I know I will use this soap forever (assuming it won’t ever be discontinued) – and my husband feels the same way! This is probably the best product I’ve tried all year. I would recommend this soap to everyone, especially to those with skin problems. If you’re not giving this soap a try, well, that’s your own fault really!

Malki‘s Dead Sea The Miraculous Source Natural Sulphur Soap is available as 90g for £3.75 (Boots).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Charcoal Peel-Off Mask.

This face mask, which is aimed at people with normal skin, contains charcoal and witch hazel, and it promises to give pores a deep cleanse.

I’ve given this mask a try, and I think that it’s alright. I can feel that it picks up dead skin cells, and that it makes my skin feel soft for a day. However, it didn’t do much else. I think this mask isn’t powerful enough to give pores a deep cleanse.

I don’t think I’ll buy this face mask again. If you’d like to try Superdrug‘s Charcoal Peel-Off Mask, it’s 99p at Superdrug (Superdrug runs 3 for 2 promotions on their face masks quite often).

This face mask is also 100% vegan and certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Crème Shop Detoxing & Renewing Overnight Gel Mask With Charcoal

Hi there! Today’s post is about The Crème Shop‘s Detoxing & Renewing Overnight Gel Mask with Charcoal. The product promises to detox troubled or sensitive skin so that you can wake up with renewed and purified skin – even after a short night.

How does it work? On the back of the box it says… massage an even layer into your skin – right before bedtime. Focus on dry areas, and leave the product to do its magic overnight. And wake up to hydrated and brighter skin.

I really like the idea of an overnight gel mask. However, it’s just a fancy name for a night cream. 😉 Having said that, I love the gel formula! It’s awesome fun! I’m also satisfied that this product moisturises my skin without greasing it up, and that it helps maintain my skin’s brightness. Another thing I need to mention is the soapy fragrance – it’s clean and pleasant. Nice!

All in all, I think this is a nice and fun product, and I would recommend it to everyone who enjoys a good skin care product at a reasonable price. The Crème Shop‘s Detoxing & Renewing Overnight Gel Mask with Charcoal is available as 50ml for £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is Superdrug‘s Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask.

This face mask is suitable for vegetarians, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). Cool!

What does it do? This mask, which is aimed at people with normal to dry skin, promises to cleanse and detoxify skin for a clearer and more vibrant complexion.

Does it work? To some extent it does. I’m happy that this mask cleanses my pores, but it doesn’t give my skin that deep clean feel that it gets from almost every other mask. And I don’t think that it makes my complexion look any different, so I have to say that it doesn’t give me any visible results.

Superdrug‘s Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask is available for 99p. Superdrug runs 3 for 2 promotions on own-brand face masks almost all the time.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel which is aimed at people with oily skin that’s prone to imperfections.

This product contains salicylic acid and zinc, and it promises to get rid of impurities and to tighten pores.

You’re supposed to use this face wash like any other face wash. Apply it to wet skin, and massage it all over your face. Rinse. Done.

So what’s it like? Using this face wash for the first time was a scary experience! I applied some product to a wet konjac sponge, and then I rubbed it all over my face. About 15 seconds later my face felt cold and tingly. 😨

In the past I’ve received treatment for angioedema and similar (seemingly random) allergic reactions on a number of occasions. So I’m always very cautious with new products, especially with products that have a cooling or warming effect, and anything that tingles.

But back to the product! Whilst the first use was a scary experience, everything turned out fine. I rinsed the face wash off of my face, and things went back to normal. I also didn’t experience any redness, dryness or any other unpleasant reaction. I did, however, notice that this face wash really helps to keep my skin perfectly clean and clear!

So all in all, I have no reason to complain. Well, there’s one thing – this face wash is clear. Transparent. I was hoping it would be blue (or at least blue-ish). It’s OK now. I got over it. 😜

Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfection Cleansing Gel is available as 200ml for £4.99. I spent £5 in total for this product and the matching scrub (2 for £5 offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hunny Bee Lavender Face Mask Infused With Charcoal

Hi there! Today’s post is a review of Hunny Bee’s Lavender Infused With Charcoal Face Mask. This sheet mask promises to be a deep cleansing treatment that purifies the skin and helps get rid of blackheads. It also claims to refine pores.

How does it work? The instructions state that the mask should be left on for 10 to 15 minutes after which you’re supposed to massage the excess serum into your skin. I left the mask on for almost an hour (=until it was dry), and I was really happy with the results!

When I removed the mask I could see that my skin looked clear and refreshed, and that my pores were visibly smaller. This amazing effect lasted for 3 days! I also thought that the serum felt deeply hydrating without being greasy (which was amazing too) ! To sum it up, this skin treatment worked, and I really enjoyed it!

I would recomment this sheet mask to anyone who wants clearer skin. Hunny Bee’s Lavender Infused With Charcoal Face Mask is available as a pack of 5 for £4.99 (TK Maxx).

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

100% Awesome – Caolion O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap

Hi there! Today’s post is about Caolion’s O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap. This handmade facial soap is 100% natural. It promises to purify and exfoliate the skin by getting rid of impurities. It also claims to control sebum and to tighten pores. It further promises to hydrate the skin.

A quick look at the ingredients revealed that the soap contains… charcoal powder, lavender oil, tea tree leaf oil, hyaluronic acid, olive fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, cocoa extract, coconut oil, shea butter and licorice root extract. Of course, there are a number of other ingredients, but these are the ones I consider to be the most natural (sounding) ones. 🙂

OK, why is this facial soap so awesome? When I used it for the first time, I noticed a huge difference. My skin felt and looked super clean and my pores were visibly smaller. At the same time my skin didn’t feel dry at all. I was impressed! After about 10 days I also noticed that this soap seemed to have lifted those pesky little mini-blackheads off from my nose. I was blown away!

I think this facial soap is sensational! My husband uses it too – and he loves it just as much! I would recommend this facial soap to everyone! If you don’t try it, you’re missing out!

Caolion’s O2 Sparkling Purifying Soap is available as 25g and 100g. I bought my 25g soap at Boots (where it seems to be out of stock at the moment), and I paid £4!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac

Hi there! Today’s post is about Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac with Dead Sea salt, sea kelp and lavender.

This face mask promises to draw out impurities and to open blocked pores for clear and soft skin.

I’ve tried this mask for the first time now, and I think I’m somehow familiar with it.

The mint green colour of the mask reminded me of 2 mud masks I reviewed (and liked) not too long ago. And the marine fragrance reminded me of 2 peel-off masks which I reviewed (and didn’t like) a little while ago.

However, this mask was still new to me. So… is this mask any good? Well, I didn’t love the marine fragrance (it’s too much ‘pond’ and ‘algae’), but I think this mask gave my skin a deep cleanse.

I also thought that this mask made my pores look smaller, so all in all I think this is a reasonable face mask that I would recommend to those who want an effective mud mask and who wouldn’t mind the strong marine fragrance. 🙂

Montagne Jeunesse’s 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac is available as a 20g sachet for £1 or as a 175g tube for about £6. This product is certified cruelty-free. It carries the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde