I felt like doing a lil bit of writing today (that wasn’t of an academic nature…cough…end of second year submissions..taking over my life..) about some skincare products that I have be loving lately – they’re all cruelty-free and from Superdrug (They’ve upped their game, big time)
I’ve been really wanting to explore the cruelty-free skin care market for a while but I always struggle to find affordable skincare let alone affordable cruelty-free skincare. when Superdrug started promoting their vegan skincare, I couldn’t wait to pop down to my local store to have a look.
Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser
I’m on my second tube of this fab cleanser which has a serious resemblance to the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish – for a fraction of the price. I use this cleanser pretty much everyday by massaging a little into my skin to soften up my makeup and then I use a muslin cloth to remove the product and makeup. I usually run a cotton pad with a little micellar water on it over my skin afterwards to make sure every last bit of product is off. The cleanser smells amazing, is rich in Vitamin E and leaves your skin feeling clean and nourished.
vitamin E Oatmeal Scrub
Sticking with the Vitamin E range I’ve also been using this exfoliator 2-3 times a week and I’m loving it. For the ultimate deep cleanse, whenever I have a bubble bath, I use the hot cloth cleanser from above and then this exfoliator and really go to town massaging it in all over my face and down my neck and chest (sometimes my skin gets congested between my boobs…sorry for possible TMI!) My skin felt smooth af and looked radiant even after the first time I used it.
Vitamin E Superbalm
the final thing I bought from the Vitamin E range was the superbalm. I’m a bit of a lip balm hoarder, I have them everywhere. Though this one isn’t my fav for lips (The Body Shop Shea lip balm is still in 1st place) it has been great to condition my nails and cuticles before painting my nails for example. Massaging my cuticles was something I had never really done before but it really helps to improve the skin around your nails.
B. Pure Micellar Water
I love how gentle micellar water is on your skin yet it’s so effective for removing makeup. If I’m wearing heavy makeup such as liquid liner or loads of eyeshadow, I usually use micellar water on a cotton pad all over my eyes and brows before using the hot cloth cleanser – just to remove some of the excess first.
Superdrug Natural Radiant Glycolic Toner
I really struggle with uneven skin tone, acne scarring, dark circles, redness and tired looking skin so I thought this toner would be perfect for me. I love the tingling sensation it leaves on your skin however I do find my skin to be a little sticky once it’s dried. The toner has glycolic acid in it which works to fade pigmentation, smooths fine lines and brightens your skin. Other ingredients include kiwi – a rich source of vitamin C and mulberry fruit which helps to even out skin tones.
B. Revealed Glycolic Cleanser
I tend to use this 2-3 times a week because I use the glycolic toner everyday so I don’t want to over-do it. I always massage a layer of the cleansing peel into my skin and leave it to work its magic for about 5 minutes before using a muslin cloth to buff away the product and dead skin cells.
Vitamin C Brightening Eye Gel
I LOVE THIS eye gel. Not only does it smell like holidays, I noticed my under eyes were looking brighter in just a few uses. The main ingredients are kakadu plum, goji berry, caffeine and vitamin C. I absolutely love the roll-on packaging and the little box of facts on the back – it states that the kakudu plum has the highest known concentration of vitamin C out of any food on the planet.
Vitamin C Booster
Every morning I mix a couple of drops of this beautttt product to my moisturiser (by The Ordinary) and apply it to my face and neck. Again, coming from the same range as the eye gel, it smells like a dream and makes your skin feel so hydrated and silky. It’s a great base to put makeup on top of.
Thanks for reading,