100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Argan Oil Clay Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Argan Oil Clay Mask.

This face mask promises to cleanse, replenish and soften skin. Does it work?

I think this face mask is nice. It’s a regular clay mask, it cleanses my skin, and it makes my skin feel soft. But I wouldn’t say that this mask is replenishing.

However, this face mask smells extremely nice. I can’t describe the fragrance, but I think it smells ‘high end’. I like it! I really like it!

I’m happy with this face mask, and I will buy it again. And I would definitely recommend it. Don’t let the oil scare you off. This mask is a proper clay mask!

Superdrug’s Argan Oil Clay Mask is available for 99p (and there’s usually a 3 for 2 promotion). This face mask is certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug White Chocolate Mousse Mask

upload-3Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s White Chocolate Mousse Mask.

This face mask for normal to dry skin promises to cleanse and to nourish skin. So is this 99p mask any good?

This face mask seems to be the reincarnation of Superdrug’s Yoghurt Smoothie mask. It looks, feels and smells the same.

So yes, this mask cleanses my skin well, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. I would recommend it!

Superdrug’s White Chocolate Mousse Mask carries the Leaping Bunny logo. This means it’s BUAV-approved, so it’s 100% cruelty-free!

Have you tried this face mask If so, how did you like it? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Manuka Honey Peel-Off Mask

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s Manuka Honey Peel-Off Mask which is aimed at people with sensitive skin.

This mask with manuka honey and chamomile flower promises to lift away dead skin cells and impurities to reveal a clearer complexion.

Does it work? Yes, it does! As soon as I peeled off the mask, I could feel that my skin was softer, smoother and clearer. Fantastic stuff!

And the wonderfully sweet and cuddly honey fragrance is an added bonus!

I would recommend this face mask to everyone! And I will definitely repurchase this mask. I can’t wait to go shopping! 🙂

Superdrug’s Manuka Honey Peel-Off Mask is available for 99p. Superdrug also runs 3 for 2 promotions almost all the time – fantastic value! Oh, and by the way, this face mask is 100% cruelty-free!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Orange And Black Lava Exfoliating Mask

Superdrug Orange Black Lava MaskHi there! Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s (fairly new) Orange And Black Lava Exfoliating Mask. 🙂

This mask contains black lava pumice, orange peel and orange oil.

And it promises to… help eliminate dead skin cells and impurities, tighten pores and brighten the complexion… that’s exactly what it says on the back of the sachet.

This mask is like any other clay mask – apply, let dry, rinse. Easy!

Is the mask any good? Yes! But that’s not surprising. It’s a clay mask after all. I also like the pumice in this mask. It’s not too harsh, and it feels really good.

And I like the orange fragrance. It’s not a fruity orange, but more of a candied orange fragrance. It’s quite nice!

I would definitely recommend this face mask to anyone who’s looking for a clarifying face mask that exfoliates the skin gently. I will buy this face mask again, no doubt!

Superdrug’s Orange And Black Lava Exfoliating Mask is 100% vegan and cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo). It’s 99p at Superdrug – and Superdrug often runs 3 for 2 or buy 1 get 1 half price promotions on face masks.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Triple Action Cleanser, Mask & Scrub

upload-1Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Triple Action Cleanser, Mask & Scrub.

Like all the other products in the Clearly Youthful range, this cleanser is aimed at women who want an anti-ageing product that also tackles skin impurites.

So how’s the product? It works. It’s really good! Whilst I can’t comment on its anti-ageing benefits, I think this mask/cleanser/scrub makes my skin look and feel clearer. Brilliant!

I use this product once a week and I make use of all its benefits. I apply it (thinly!) as a mask, I leave it alone for 10 minutes, then – with a splash of water – I give my face a good scrub. And then I just rinse it off. Done!

I think this triple action product is really nice. And it doesn’t contain crushed apricot stones or walnut shell powder. So it’s safe to use it on the face.

I went to Superdrug to stock up on this product a few days ago. But all the Clearly Youthful products had disappeared from the shelves. The store assistant told me that the Clearly Youthful collection is being redone (and so is the B. make-up range). I just hope Superdrug won’t change the formula of this product…

If your local Superdrug store has any Clearly Youthful products left, you should buy them! I’d recommend this triple action product, the face mask, the day serum and the night serum. But I wouldn’t bother with the blemish gel, the cream cleanser or the face cream. You can check out my reviews of all the Clearly Youthful products here.

Anyway, for now I hope the new Clearly Youthful line will be (more or less) the same as the old one. And I hope the new stuff will be launched soon. Fingers crossed!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Hydrating Day Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Hydrating Day Serum. I’ve used this serum on and off for about six weeks now, and I’ve reached my verdict. 🙂

But before we get to the review, let me tell you what this serum is supposed to do. First of all, this serum is aimed at women who want to tackle skin ageing and skin impurities at the same time. This serum contains spot-fighting salicylic acid, anti-shine cimicifuga, and lactic acid, phytoprotein and polyglycan – three ingredients which are said to have anti-ageing properties.
Superdrug Clearly Youthful Day Serum
So how does it work? This serum is supposed to be applied twice daily – morning and night. I found this instruction a bit odd because this is a day serum, and there is a separate night serum in the Clearly Youthful range. But if this is what Superdrug recommends…

OK, so I started to use this product daily under my moisturiser. And I noticed quickly that it caused some of my moisturisers to ball up. So I played around with all the face creams and lotions I’m currently using. And I found that this serum works with Olay’s Regenerist UV Lotion and Olay’s Complete Day Lotion. However, no matter which moisturiser I use, this serum always causes my foundation to ball up. Every time. 😦

Then I started to use this serum on my make-up free days (= my two homeworking days and stay-at-home Saturdays or Sundays) and generally at night time. Whilst I haven’t seen any improvement in the appearance of my fine lines, my skin looks a lot clearer. Whilst I think Superdrug’s Glycolic Peel-Off Mask deserves most of the credit for this, I’ve noticed that the serum definitely contributed to my skin clearing up (chin, nose) – especially now that I’m using the glycolic peel-off mask once per week only.

There are two more things I’d like to mention. 1. This serum doesn’t smell great. It has a chemical smell. But it’s nowhere near as smelly (or as intense) as its sister product, Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Cream Cleanser. 2. When I use this serum after I’ve used a face scrub, I can feel a stingling (= stinging and tingling) sensation on my face. It goes away quickly, but (if I remember) I try not to use the serum after I’ve given my face a scrub.

All in all, I would recommend Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Hydrating Day Serum if you’re looking for a product that helps fight skin impurities. I’ll definitely buy this serum again – even though I have to limit myself to using it on make-up free days only.

In case you’re wondering, I bought the serum when it was half price (£2.39) about two months ago. But even at full price, the 50ml serum is £4.89 only, so it’s very affordable!

I’ve also just started to use the matching night serum. Of course I bought that one too. 🙂 I’ll let you know what the night serum’s like in a few weeks. In the meantime, feel free to let me know what you think of Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful products. Have you tried any of them? Or would you like to try them? And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome & 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Retexturising Glycolic Peel Off Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about another Superdrug product – Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Retexturising Glycolic Peel Off Mask. I think this product is absolutely amazing! And I only paid £2.39 (offer). Now let me tell you why I love it so much!

This mask works like a typical peel off mask. You apply it to your face and you leave it alone and let it dry for about 15 minutes – or until it’s completely dry. Then you just peel it off and you remove any residue with warm water. Superdrug recommends this mask be used twice weekly for four weeks – just not on two consecutive days.

What is this mask actually good for? It’s aimed at women who want an anti-ageing product that also helps with skin impurities. In summary, this mask promises to even out skin tone, to refine pores and to reduce breakouts with the help of several active ingredients, namely salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, phytoprotein, ployglycan and cimicifuga. Sounds great, doesn’t it? 🙂 Read on, and I’ll tell you about my experience with this product.
Superdrug Clearly Youthful Glycolic Peel Off Mask 2
When I tried the mask for the first time, I didn’t use enough product. So I couldn’t peel it off in one piece. I had to peel it off in several pieces, and I had to remove a lot of product residue with water. However, the mask still worked like a charm. As soon as I had washed my face, I noticed that my pores looked considerably smaller, my skin surface appeared to be a lot (!) more even, and my skin looked clearer and brighter. Wow!

Since I’m also using Superdrug’s fantastic Naturally Radiant Brightening Renewal Face Mask every Saturday, I’m actually used to my skin tone looking brighter and more even every week. But it’s great that this glycolic peel off mask has a similar effect. 🙂

I’ve now used this mask twice a week for three weeks and I’ll definitely continue to use it because it made a huge difference to the appearance of my skin. Whilst the instructions don’t state what you’re supposed to do after the four-week course, I think I’ll see how I get along using the mask once every week.

I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this face mask. If you consider your skin to be ‘problem skin’, you should try this mask. The 50ml tube is usually £4.89 – which is great value. But Superdrug runs BOGOF and half price promotions frequently, so you can bag even better bargains. And don’t forget that this face mask is suitable for vegans and it’s 100% cruelty-free – it’s BUAV-approved and it carries the Leaping Bunny logo.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Tropical Cocktail Peel Off Mask

Superdrug Tropical Cocktail Peel Off MaskHi there! Thanks to a recent promotion (triple points on Superdrug own-brand products AND 3 for 2 on face masks) I bought anther 15 or so face masks.

I’m not a fan of coconuts, but I bought this Superdrug Tropical Cocktail Peel-Off Mask anyway. And I’ve already tried it.

This mask works like any other peel-off mask. You apply it, you let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, and once it’s dry, you just peel it off.

What I like about this mask is that it isn’t as runny as Superdrug’s Fruit Sorbet Antioxidant Peel-Off Mask. This mask is rather gooey which is great because it’s easier to apply.

Another thing I like is that the pineapple and coconut fragrance isn’t very strong. I can smell a random tropical scent when I apply the mask, but it doesn’t last long. So all in all, I think this is a really nice peel-off face mask. I’d recommend it and I’m sure I’ll buy it again.

If you’d like to try Superdrug’s Tropical Cocktail Peel-Off Mask, it’s 99p only. In addition, Superdrug often runs 3 for 2 promotions on face masks.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Clearly Youthful AHA / BHA Exfoliating Cream Cleanser

Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cream CleanserHi there! I bought lots of Superdrug own brand products recently – with all those half price offers and triple points I couldn’t resist.

One of the products I’m currently using is Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful AHA / BHA Exfoliating Cream Cleanser which claims to target skin ageing and problem skin.

Superdrug says… (and I’m almost quoting from the back of the tube) apply this cream cleanser to a cotton wool pad and (gently) wipe it across the face – avoiding the delicate eye area – until all (unspecified) residue has been removed.

Superdrug also recommends that this cleanser be used alongside other products from the Clearly Youthful range.

Unfortunately Superdrug doesn’t mention whether the cream cleanser is supposed to be left on the skin to work its magic overnight – or whether it’s OK (or even recommended) to wash it off or to use a toner. The thing is that there’s no toner in the Clearly Youthful range – otherwise it would have been a no-brainer!

I know not everyone likes to tone or moisturise after cleansing. But I always tone and moisturise after I’ve removed my make-up, no matter whether I use a face wash or a cleansing milk. Now, if you just thought “so use a toner”, I hear you! However, I’m still wondering whether I’m missing out on some of the benefits this product promises because I still have no idea what the manufacturer of this cream cleanser would recommend…

Anyway, now let me tell you about my experience with this cream cleanser. The first thing I noticed was the product’s smell. It’s strong, it’s unpleasant and it reminds me of a mix of stale beer and overly ripe fruit. Apparently this is what the sum of all the ingredients smells like.

When I used this cleanser on my face, I felt a tingling sensation. I didn’t notice any redness or any other unpleasant reaction. But I knew that I really couldn’t let this product get anywhere near my eyes. And whilst this cream cleanser did a good job removing most of my make-up, I was a little annoyed that I had to use another product to remove my eye make-up. And I need to mention the smell again – wow, it really lingered!

I’ve been using this cream cleanser several times now. And I tried different ways to make it work for me. But I’m not really happy with it. As I don’t want to be wasteful, I’ll continue to use it. However, I’ll limit the use of this cream cleanser to make-up free days (= when I don’t leave the house) like homeworking days and the odd Saturday or Sunday. And when I use this cleanser, I use it as a mask in the morning – this way I get to wash it off in the shower half an hour later.

Since I’m using this cream cleanser a few times per week only, I can’t comment on whether it really delivers on its ‘anti-ageing’ and ‘clear skin’ promises. I have to admit that my skin looks a lot better (brighter, clearer, more even) than it did four weeks ago, and I’ve only had two tiny spots in these four weeks. But I don’t think my on/off use of this cream cleanser is anything more than a minor contributing factor. I think Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant products deserve the credit!

I know I won’t be repurchasing this cream cleanser. But I acknowledge that it seems to work well for some people – all the reviews on Superdrug’s web site are very favourable. So if you’d like to try Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful AHA / BHA Exfoliating Cream Cleanser, you can pick up a 150ml tube for £3.69. I paid £1.79 only (half price offer), so keep your eyes peeled for promotions to get the best deal.

Thanks for reading! Have a good day! 🙂

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