Polish’d Vitamin C Face Mask

Hi there! Since it’s face mask week, today’s post is a face mask review. I tried this Polish’d Vitamin C Face Mask just last week, and here’s what I think!

This face mask contains vitamin C from grapefruits, and it promises to even out skin tone and to rejuvenate dull and tired skin. The instructions sound fairly standard – cleanse your face before you use the mask, leave it on for 20 minutes and massage the leftover essence into your skin.

I think this mask is good but not great. What’s good? A quick look at the back of the sachet shows vitamin C is the 2nd ingredient listed, and vitamin E ist the 3rd. This is impressive! And I’m happy to confirm that this mask makes my skin look and feel refreshed, brightened and exfoliated. Really good stuff!

However, I need to point out that the essence is more of a jelly than a liquid. It’s quite sticky. And it doesn’t help that this mask is one of those ultra-fine sheet masks which are wrapped around a mask-shaped piece of plastic. It’s quite wasteful because the jelly sticks to the plastic, and it’s incredibly messy to handle. I’ll use the masks I have left, but I won’t repurchase them.

Polish’d Vitamin C Face Masks are available in packs of 5 sheet masks for £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Weekly Recap 17 – 23 June 2019

Hi there! Happy Sunday! It’s the last day of the week. This means that today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’d like to know what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 17 Jun – Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

On Monday I reviewed the face serum I’m using at the moment. Click here to read the post.

Tuesday 18 Jun – Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask

Tuesday’s post was about a hair mask I tried recently. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 19 Jun – Body-X Endless Weekend & Feel Enchanted

On Wednesday I reviewed 2 shower gels. Click here to read the post.

Thursday 20 Jun – Nail Of The Day
Friday 21 Jun – Primark PS… Brightening Foaming Bubble Mask

On Thursday I showed you a mani I did recently. Click here to read the post.
And on Friday I reviewed a face mask. Click here to read the post.

This is already it for this week. Thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about the serum I’m using at the moment – Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum. This is a lightweight and non-greasy serum that is aimed at all skin types. It contains 2 forms of vitamin C which promise a brighter and more even looking complexion as well as glowing and smoother looking skin.

I was curious about the 2 forms of vitamin C, so I did some research and found out that… sodium ascorbyl phosphate (which is listed as the 3rd ingredient) is supposed to be the gold standard vitamin C derivative for acne-prone skin. It’s one of the most stable vitamin C derivatives, and it’s said to treat acne without side effects. Wow! And ascorbyl glucoside (which is listed as the 6th ingredient) is apparently one of the most effective vitamin C derivatives when it comes to brightening. This sounds great, doesn’t it?

I’ve been using this serum twice a day for well over a month now, and I think it’s excellent. I haven’t had a single spot since I started using the serum. This stuff is truly impressive and I’m blown away! 😱 😍

I’m also happy to report that this serum helps with brightening skin. My skin is brighter and my skin tone looks more even and more refreshed. I’m enjoying this serum very much, and I will continue to use it during the summer. But I’m also looking forward to using the other Balance serums I bought last week.

Balance Active Formula Vitamin C Brightening Serum is available as 30ml. I paid £2.99 (Home Bargains) for this gem!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde