100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic with 5% glycolic acid.

In addition to glycolic acid, this product also contains kiwi, lemon and mulberry fruit extracts, lotus flower extract and witch hazel.

This toner claims to… help revive skin’s radiance, even out skin tone, refine pores, retexturise the skin surface, and make fine lines and wrinkles appear smoother. The promised result is a brighter, healthier and more youthful complexion.

Use this product like any other toner. Superdrug recommends it be used twice a day (mornings and evenings). I’ve been using this toner once a day (evenings) on most days since some time in July, and I think it worked wonders for me.

I don’t think this toner refined my pores at all, but it did everything else it promised. This summer, I’ve had new dark skin patches (I learned that this is called melasma) develop on my forehead, above my upper lip, on the bridge of my nose, and on my cheekbones. Thanks to this toner, these dark patches have almost disappeared. I can still see them if I take a very close and prolonged look, but this toner has been amazing at brightening and evening out my skin tone.

I have been really impressed with this toner. I already bought 4 back-up bottles! I would also recommend this toner to everyone! If you don’t at least give this toner a try, it’s your own fault!

Superdrug‘s Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic with 5% glycolic acid is available as 100ml for £5.99. I paid £2.99 (half price promotion). This product is suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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100% Vegan – Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion

Hi there! Today’s post is about Original Source‘s Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion.

This body lotion contains natural oils, and the fragrance is 100% natural.

What’s the product like? Well, I don’t like it at all. And here’s why:

I have to say that the body lotion hydrates my skin nicely. However, the fragrance is terrible. The body lotion smells like a mix of overly ripe pineapple and furniture polish. Fortunately the fragrance doesn’t linger!

I remember the shower gels from the Skin Quench line – they didn’t smell great either! It’s not surprisig the Skin Quench line didn’t survive.

I won’t continue to use this body lotion on my body, but I’m sure it’ll be perfectly OK as a foot lotion.

Original Source‘s Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion is approved by the Vegan Society, and it is available as 200ml for £1.79 (Savers).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about Sukin‘s Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum. This serum contains cocoa seed butter, vitamin E, avocado oil, grape seed oil, carrot seed oil, acai and goji fruit extracts, as well as kale, spirulina and parsley extracts.

The product does not contain SLS, mineral oils, animal derivatives, artificial colours, synthetic fragrances or parabens. It’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

What does it do? This serum promises to give skin a healthy glow. And does it work? I think it does!

I’ve been using the serum for about 4 weeks now, and I like it. Thanks to all the oils it contains, it seems to be very hydrating – almost nourishing. This is a welcome change from Scinic’s useless Aqua Ampoule. I enjoy using this serum mornings and evenings. It plays well with my hyaluronic acid face mist and with my day and night creams.

This serum isn’t like your normal serum. This one’s white and runny – it’s pretty much like milk! I’m OK with the scent, but I don’t love it. It smells like a random mix of oils.

I’m really happy with the results. My skin looks and feels much better now than 4 weeks ago. But I’m not surprised. Looking back, Scinic’s Aqua Ampoule was actually much worse than I thought it was! So thank you, Sukin, for making my skin look better and healthier!

Sukin‘s Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum is available as 30ml for £14. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Shower Moisturiser

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Vitamin E Skin Care Shower Moisturiser. This product promises soft and smooth skin as well as all-day hydration. It contains shea butter, horse chestnut extract, and vitamins A, E, B5, F and H.

How does it work? This is an in-shower moisturiser. Apply it to your wet skin whilst you’re still in the shower – pretty much right after you’ve rinsed off your shower gel. Once you’ve massaged the moisturiser into your skin, it’s already time to rinse it off as well. Then pat your skin dry with a towel. Done!

I’ve used this product on and off for quite some time now, and I must say that I love it! This is the perfect moisturiser for when I’m in a hurry because it takes just 1 minute to moisturise and rinse. And the result is beautifully hydrated skin. The lovely fragrance (which is the same as the All Over Body Cream) is an added bonus!

Superdrug‘s Vitamin E Skin Care Shower Moisturiser carries the Leaping Bunny logo. It’s vegan and certified cruelty-free!. The product is available as 250ml for £2.99. Superdrug runs Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price Promotions on their Vitamin E Skin Care line almost all the time. 😉

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

Superdrug Hand & Nail Cream and Anti-Ageing Hand Cream

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Superdrug‘s Hand & Nail Cream and Superdrug‘s Anti-Ageing Hand Cream. I’ve previously tried 2 hand creams from the same collection, and you can read that review here. Now, onto the new review!

Superdrug‘s Hand & Nail Cream contains pro-vitamin B5 and sweet almond oil. It promises to nourish hands and to prevent nails from flaking and breaking. I’ve used this hand cream for a few weeks now, and I think it’s one of Superdrug’s better hand creams. I agree that it’s nourishing and that it makes my hands feel soft and smooth.

However, I don’t think it made any changes to my nails, and I’m not a big fan of the weird fragrance (which is best described as plastic pear). I’ll continue to use this hand cream as a foot cream, and I have no doubt it’ll do an amazing job.
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Superdrug‘s Anti-Ageing Hand Cream with SPF, vitamins A, C and E, and co-enzyme Q10 promises to nourish hands and to minimise the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. I don’t think this hand cream can turn back time, but I’m satisfied that it provides sunscreen and that it makes my hands feel soft. I’ve also noticed that this hand cream has a more subtle fragrance which is actually pleasant. I think this is Superdrug’s best hand cream!

Superdrug‘s Hand & Nail Cream and Superdrug‘s Anti-Ageing Hand Cream. are available as 75ml for £1.49 each. These hand creams are suitable for vegans, they’re cruelty-free, and they carry the Leaping Bunny logo!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare De-Stress Refreshing Facial Spritz

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Calm Skin Skincare De-Stress Refreshing Facial Spritz. This product contains chamomile, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, and it promises to target the visible signs of stress on the skin.

On top of that, this product claims to soothe the skin, with visible results promised after 4 weeks.

So how’s the product? I’ve been using it for 4 weeks now, and I think it’s great. I know I’ll buy it again! I have very dry skin and I suffer from occasional bouts of eczema, but my my skin is also quite moody, and it’s prone to impurities.

This facial spray helps me because, thanks to its high glycerin content, it helps lock in moisture which allows me to stay on top of my eczema patches.

My skin hasn’t been moody for a few weeks, so I’m satisfied that this spray soothes my skin. On top of that, I’ve noticed that blemishes come and go faster than usual. I’m used to dealing with blemishes for weeks at a time. Seeing them heal within a few days is a very welcome change!

But there’s one thing I need to mention as not perfect. You cannot spray this product over your make-up because it can’t be dispensed as a fine mist. I thought it was the spray nozzle, so I filled the contents of this bottle into an empty B. Confident facial spritz bottle (which has always dispensed the finest and most wonderful hyaluronic acid face mist). However, there was no change at all.

I tried another spray bottle that I was always happy with, but again, no change. So if you spray this product on your face, it comes out quite “targeted”, and you’ll end up with big wet patches on your face. For this reason I only use this spray as the first step of my skin care routine (= after cleansing). I use it right before I apply a serum. That way I get to mix the facial spray with the serum. 🙂

All in all, I’m actually very happy with the product. I got used to the spray, and like I said, I’ll buy it again. No doubt!

By the way, Superdrug confirmed that this product contains more than 5% of niacinamide. This is really impressive! Niacinamide is a powerful skin-restoring agent that is known to help with dull skin, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and blemishes. Pretty awesome, right?

Superdrug‘s Calm Skin Skincare De-Stress Refreshing Facial Spritz is available as 100ml for £2.99. On top of that, the Calm Skin collection seems to be on a buy 1 get 1 half price promotion almost all the time. So if you’re not at least trying these products, that’s your own fault really!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde