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

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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 – Sukin Purifying Shampoo

Hi there! Today’s post is about Sukin‘s Purifying Shampoo.

This shampoo, which is aimed at daily washers and all hair types, contains lots of natural ingredients like aloe vera leaf juice (which is listed as the 2nd ingredient), nettle, horsetail and burdock.

The product promises to cleanse, nourish and soften any type of hair, and to be gentle on sensitive scalps.

I’ve used the shampoo for a few times now, and I think it’s OK.

This shampoo doesn’t contain SLS, but it lathers up well. However, it doesn’t feel very cleansing, so this isn’t the best shampoo for post-gym use (believe me, I tried).

The fragrance is very sukin (= the product smells like the sum of its ingredients which is nice).

I will continue to use this shampoo once a week (and followed by a deep conditioner). However, I don’t love it, and I don’t think I’ll miss it once it’s gone, so I won’t be buying it again.

If you’re interested, Sukin‘s Purifying Shampoo is available as 50ml, 250ml, 500ml and 1l. Sukin also offers a matching conditioner.

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

100% Cruelty-Free – Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Body Wash & Manuka Honey Body Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about Dr. Organic‘s Aloe Vera Body Wash & Manuka Honey Body Wash. I’ve already reviewed Dr. Organic’s Aloe Vera hair products, and if you’d like to read that review, click here. Now, without further ado, onto the body washes!

Dr. Organic‘s Aloe Vera Body Wash is average. The faint aloe vera and lemon fragrance isn’t unpleasant, but very forgettable. I’ve noticed that this shower gel isn’t very cleansing. It’s definitely not for your post-workout shower…

Dr. Organic‘s Manuka Honey Body Wash is disappointing. Whilst it smells wonderful from the bottle, the fragrance changes as soon as the shower gel hits the skin. I’d describe the fragrance as… warm plastic! And just like the aloe vera shower gel, this one isn’t very cleansing. If you’re sweaty, use something else!

All in all, I wouldn’t recommend these shower gels. I wanted to love them, but they’re not great. If you’d like to try them, Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Body Wash & Manuka Honey Body Wash are available as 75ml and 250ml. I paid £1 each for the small travel size bottles (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde