100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Eye Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about the eye cream I’ve been using since late June – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Eye Cream. This cream promises to reduce puffiness and dark circles and to awaken skin’s natural glow with the help of two natural brightening agents – kiwi fruit extract and mulberry fruit extract – and moisturising sugar beet extract.

The product claims to make the skin around the eyes look and feel more refreshed, more energised, smoother and softer. And it claims to minimise the appearance of dark circles and puffiness within four weeks. Now, did the cream deliver on its promises?
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Eye Cream
I’ve now used this eye cream two to three times daily for six weeks. So I’m satisfied I’ve given it a fair chance. And my verdict is… this eye cream is OK. Whilst it really makes the skin around my eyes feel soft, smooth and supple, it hasn’t done anything (I mean it – nothing, nada, rien, zero) to minimise the dark circles. 😦

But let’s focus on what this eye cream can do! For once, it feels very nice on the skin. It’s soft and gentle and I think it’s perfectly suitable for people with dry or sensitive skin. Another thing I like is that this eye cream doesn’t contain these pesky little shimmer particles that many other eye creams burst with. So if you don’t like shimmery eye creams, you’re safe with this one. 🙂 Oh, and before I forget it – this eye cream sits well under make-up. I haven’t noticed any problems with my make-up or concealer balling up or sliding off.

Would I recommend this eye cream? If you want a nice, gentle, soft and refreshing eye cream, then yes. But if you want an eye cream that fights dark circles, I’d say keep looking! Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Eye Cream is available as 15ml for £5.99. I got mine for £2.95 (half price offer). So keep your eyes peeled for promotions. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro PolishHi there! A few weeks ago I fell in love with Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Renewal Face Mask. So I wanted to try a few more products from Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant range.

Superdrug also ran a half price promotion. Needless to say, I bought several products. 🙂 But now let’s focus on Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish.

This product promises to exfoliate skin, to refine skin texture and to clarify skin discolouration with the help of kiwi and mulberry extracts, blueberry seeds and fruit acids.

As per the instructions on the back of the tube, this micro polish should be… (I’m almost quoting) massaged over wet or dry skin in a circular motion. Then you’re supposed to add a splash of water and work the product into a lather. And then the product should be rinsed off.

Oh, and this micro polish scrub is meant to be used once or twice weekly.

When I used this product for the first time, I noticed that it wasn’t as gritty as I thought it would be. That’s because this micro polish doesn’t contain any harsh and abrasive ingredients like ground walnut shells or crushed apricot seeds. So whilst this micro polish doesn’t give my face the St. Ives treatment, I can definitely feel its cleansing and exfoliating powers. And I don’t have to worry about microscopic cuts on my skin surface. 🙂

By the way, other scrubs that don’t contain walnut shell powder or crushed apricot seeds are Superdrug’s Simply Pure Smoothing Face Scrub and Olay’s Essentials Smoothing Face Scrub (which, I think, is being discontinued – it’s now available for £1 at Poundworld and Bargain Buys).

Now back to Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish. 🙂 I think it’s a fab product and I’d recommend it in an instant. I’ll continue to use it weekly and I’ll definitely buy it again! The 75ml tube is usually £4.99. But I paid £2.45 only for my micro polish. So I suggest you keep your eyes peeled for half price or BOGOF offers to get the best deal! 🙂

By the way, since I’ve been so impressed with the face mask (I use it every Saturday) and the micro polish (I use it every Tuesday), I bought a few more Naturally Radiant products which I’ll review within the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the post. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome AND 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Renewal Face Mask

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Renewal Face MaskHi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Renewal Face Mask. Superdrug says this mask ‘awakens skin’s natural glow’ and it ‘clarifies and smoothes’.

The mask contains kiwi fruit and mulberry extracts and fruit acids. On the back of the tube it says kiwi fruit and mulberry extracts can brighten and even out skin tone, whilst fruit acids refine skin texture and smooth the appearance of fine lines.

Now, how’s the product? I (almost) followed the instructions. I applied the mask to my face and I left it on for 30 minutes. As per the instructions you’re meant to leave it on for 10 minutes.

But the mask felt really nice and it didn’t even tingle the tiniest bit, so I decided to leave it on for longer. 🙂 Then I wiped it off with a damp flannel, and then I washed off the residue with warm water.

So far I’ve used the mask once. That means my review is based on a single use of this product. Now what’s my verdict? I think this mask is absolutely amazing! My skin looks brighter and my skin tone looks a lot (!) more even. Sure, I believe that leaving the mask on for 30 minutes had a lot to do with it. But still – it’s the mask that did the work!

I’m extremely pleased that this mask worked so well and that it didn’t cause my sensitive skin any harm. No redness, no breakout, no burning or stinging. It just made my skin look better. Now, five days after using the mask, I still admire my brighter skin and my (relatively) even complexion. I can’t wait to use this mask again in 48 hours! (I’m following the instructions on this one – I’ll be using it once every seven days).

OK, I cannot comment on whether this mask has any real wrinkle-reducing benefits because thanks to Olay my face is largely wrinkle-free. But I give this face mask my 11 stars approval because it really brightens skin and it does even out skin tone. So if you’re looking for a product that does exactly these two things, try this mask!

But don’t repeat my 30 minute experiment! Keep in mind that this mask contains powerful fruit acids which can cause irritation and / or redness, breakouts and the likes. And if you have sensitive skin you might want to do a patch test first. I’m not a dermatologist, but personally I believe this face mask won’t cause the majority of people any trouble at all. And I’m saying this as someone who has eczema and generally dry, sensitive and moody skin which, in the past, reacted to quite a few products, like these sensitive skin wipes and a this sensitive skin facial toner. However, my skin was (and still is) 100% happy with this face mask.

So yeah, I love Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Renewal Face Mask. And I would really recommend it. Just don’t overdo it! And don’t forget that products with fruit acids make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so please always use a moisturiser with SPF! Since I want to end this post on a 100% positive note, I’m now telling you how much this face mask costs – it’s £4.99 for a 75ml tube, but I picked it up for £2.45 when it was on special the other day. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde