100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Optimum Skin Illuminating Glycolic Overnight Peel

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Optimum Skin Illuminating Glycolic Overnight Peel. This product promises to refine, firm and plump the skin, to make fine lines and wrinkles appear smoother, and to enhance and improve the natural skin tone for a radiant and more youthful looking complexion.

All you have to do is apply a small amount of product to your face before you go to bed, and wash it off the next morning. I’ve been using this product at least 4 – 5 times a week since October, so let me tell you more about it. 🙂

I really like this product! The gel texture is nice and easy to use. It feels a little sticky on the face, but I’m OK with that. I also think that this glycolic peel is effective because it makes my skin look more relaxed and more refreshed. Nice!

But the big question is… is this glycolic overnight peel better than Superdrug’s other glycolic overnight peel? I would say… no! I think they’re equally good. This one looks fancier, but the other glycolic peel is a lot cheaper. So whilst I really like this product, I think I’ll continue to buy the cheaper one because it gives me the same results.

Superdrug’s Optimum Skin Illuminating Glycolic Overnight Peel is available as 30ml for £12.99. I paid £6.45 (half price offer). This product carries the Leaping Bunny logo which means that it’s cruelty-free. In addition, this product is also vegan.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Reducing My Oldies Stash – 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Nourishing Crème Bath & Moisturising Crème Bath

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 Superdrug bath creams that I’ve had for quite some time – Superdrug Nourishing Crème Bath & Moisturising Crème Bath. These 500ml bath creams are £1.39 each, but they were on special, so I bought 2 for the price of 1. Now onto the reviews!

Superdrug Nourishing Crème Bath with shea extract and the fragrance of vanilla and almond is really nice. Whilst the bath cream isn’t nourishing, I’m happy that it isn’t drying. And the fragrance is sweet and cuddly. Good job, Superdrug!

Superdrug Moisturising Crème Bath with rose extract and the fragrance of shea butter and ginger is just as nice. Again, I don’t think this product is moisturising, but it doesn’t dry out my skin, so I can’t complain. The fragrance is lovely too. It’s a sweet rose fragrance. A candied rose, if that makes sense.

I haven’t seen any Superdrug own brand bath products the last time I swung by my local store. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I think they might introduce a new bottle design. Well, that’s what they did with the shower gels…

Anyhoo… Superdrug Nourishing Crème Bath & Moisturising Crème Bath are certified cruelty-free (they carry the Leaping Bunny logo) and suitable for vegans. Awesome stuff!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub. I really like Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Butter, so I thought I really should try the matching scrub. And when I saw it was on special (£2.45, half price offer), I bought it. 🙂 Now let me tell you if the scrub is any good…

I think this scrub is quite effective. It makes my skin feel super soft – almost polished! But don’t worry, this scrub isn’t too harsh, and it certainly doesn’t cut my skin. 🙂 The cocoa and vanilla fragrance is very nice. It’s sweet and cuddly, and it’ll be perfect for the colder seasons.

Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scrub is suitable for vegans. The product is also 100% cruelty-free. If you’d like to try the scrub, it’s available as 200ml for £4.99. But don’t miss out on deals – Superdrug does half price and BOGOF deals very often.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Extracts Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! I’ve only ever tried 1 Superdrug own brand shampoo and conditioner combo. And I wanted to give Superdrug’s Extracts collection another chance. So today I’m reviewing Superdrug Extracts Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner. These products are aimed at people with oily or normal hair. Now let me tell you if these products are any good. 🙂

The shampoo is the definition of average. It cleanses my hair and scalp reasonably, and it smells quite pleasant (fresh and fruity). But the shampoo is also quite runny which isn’t the greatest quality in a shampoo… The conditioner is definitely better than the shampoo. It detangles my hair nicely without flattening it. I think the conditioner is actually quite alright.

I will continue to use these products until the conditioner is finished. And then I will pass the shampoo on to my husband. I don’t think I’ll buy these two hair care products again because there much better hair products out there.

Superdrug’s Extracts Aloe Vera & Mango Shampoo & Conditioner are vegan and cruelty-free. They’re BUAV-approved and they carry the Leaping Bunny logo. Superdrug’s Extracts shampoos and conditioners are usually £1.99 each for 400ml. I paid 89p each (promotion)!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream. I’ve been using this night cream since late May, so the review is actually overdue! Before we get to the review, let me tell you a little about the brand.

Sukin is an Australian company. They specialise in “skin care that doesn’t cost the earth”. Their products are carbon-neutral, vegan and cruelty-free. In addition, Sukin products don’t contain SLS, SLES, synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA or parabens. Now onto the review! 🙂

Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream is quite rich. It feels good on my skin and it moisturises very well. At the moment I don’t have any dry patches on my face which is something I don’t get to experience often – although equal credit goes to Superdrug’s hyaluronic acid face mist.

However, it isn’t the most suitable face cream for people with problem skin. I’ve noticed that this cream seems to clog up my pores a little. Because of this I’m using this cream in conjuction with a clarifying serum or with a glycolic overnight peel – with great results!

All in all, I think this night cream is really good, and I would recommend it. However, because of all the natural ingredients in this cream, I would recommend you do a patch test before you use the cream on your face. Sukin recommends patch testing before use as well. I think that’s reasonable!

So whilst I like this cream, I’m not 100% happy. This cream has a shelf life of only six months – that’s because it doesn’t contain any synthetic preservatives. However, the face cream jar is huge and 120ml is a lot of product! I’ve been using this cream rather liberally on my face and neck, and I’m using this face cream on my husband’s face as well. However, after 10 weeks of daily use, the cream is nowhere near half-empty. I think it would be best if Sukin reduced the size of the product – to make sure people manage to finish it before it goes off.

I found Sukin’s Moisture Restoring Night Cream at TK Maxx where I paid £8 for it. Boots sells a number of Sukin products as well!

Have you tried this face cream or any other Sukin product? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading! 🙂

PS: A special thanks to Jodi who got me interested in Sukin products.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Suitable For Vegans – Original Source Shower Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea, Vanilla & Raspberry, Skin Quench Cherry & Jojoba Oil

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 3 shower gels which sound perfect for summer – Original Source Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea, Vanilla & Raspberry, and Skin Quench Cherry & Jojoba Oil. These shower gels are also suitable for vegans – they’re approved by the Vegan Society.

You can find Original Source shower gels in most supermarkets and drugstores where the 250ml bottles retail for £2 to £2.30. Or you can pick them up for £1 or less (bargain stores, special offers). Now onto the reviews!

Original Source Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea is very nice. It smells of tea, red fruits and exotic flowers. Despite the ‘red’ fragrance this shower gel is actually refreshing. I think it’s one of the best limited editions Original Source ever did!

Original Source Vanilla & Raspberry sounds great – but it’s not. From the bottle it smells like raspberry ice cream, but as soon as you start to lather it up on your skin, the ice cream fragrance disappears, and the shower gel starts to smell like candle wax. The only good thing about this shower gel is that it doesn’t feel drying. However, since I don’t want to shower with anything that smells like candle wax, this shower gel will end up in the hand soap dispenser in the kitchen…

Original Source Skin Quench Cherry & Jojoba Oil is really good. This shower gel is very moisturising (those jojoba oil beads really work), and it smells like boiled cherry sweets. Awesome fun!

Have you tried any of these shower gels, or would you like to try them? Feel free to get in touch via the comments. And thanks for reading. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Awesome & 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream for normal to dry skin. This cream contains all sorts of good ingredients, like vitamins E, A, B, F and H, as well as calcium and coconut oil. And it promises to defend the skin against environmental damage. If you read on, I’ll let you know if this cream is any good. 🙂

What can I say? This cream is fantastic. The fragrance is to die for. I’d describe it as warm, tropical and ‘high end’. This cream smells just gorgeous! I also love the formula because this cream isn’t sticky at all, and it doesn’t feel like product on my skin. This is just what I want on warm summer days!

I could spend hours raving about this product, but I won’t! All I’m going to say is… this body cream is one of my all-time favourites. If you’ve never tried it, you’ve been missing out!

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream is available as 475ml for £2.99 which is fantastic value! This product carries the Leaping Bunny logo – it’s cruelty-free and suitable for vegans!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde