Mango and Papaya Body Butter: Currently £1.84, usually £3.69: Here
WHAT IT CLAIMS:
“Treat yourself – and leave your skin feeling silky soft, supple and smooth with natural extracts of Mango and Papaya. This luxurious body butter is rich, non-greasy and easily absorbed.”
I picked up the Mango and Papaya Body Butter a few weeks ago, it’s almost a re-purchase as I had the cherry “flavour” (scent? smell? version?) and really did quite like it. I always used to use the Body Shop body butters, but I find them too expensive, even when they’re in the sale. I used to always get a tub for Christmas, but they’d run out before the years end. I’ve become more and more impressed by Superdrug’s own range recently, and I have to say that this is in no way different to the Body Shop body butters apart from the fact that it’s a lot cheaper. The smells are great and it always feels like a bit of a treat to use it, and it leaves me feeling smooth, which is generally the point. I don’t think I’ll be spending money on the Body Shop body butters anymore, this will always be my go to range from now on, it does exactly what it claims to do.
Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser: Currently £4.99, usually £5.99: Here
WHAT IT CLAIMS:
"Ideal for removing dirt and make-up whilst providing gentle exfoliation This will help improve circulation, leaving skin deeply cleansed, soft and radiant. Enriched with a naturally sourced Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that will help to shield your skin against environmental damage and premature skin ageing by combating the harmful effects of free radicals. The rich and creamy formula also contains a skin conditioning multivitamin complex comprising vitamins A, B, F, and H, which combined with horse chestnut extract, helps to care for dry skin."
Obviously, you can barely read a blog these days without coming across a hot cloth cleanser in some capacity. I’ve seen a lot about this hot cloth cleanser online, and so the last time I was in Superdrug I thought I’d also give it a go. I have to say, I honestly think this probably would have been fine had I not read so much about it, my hopes were too high. Don’t get me wrong, I like this product, but I don’t like it enough to repurchase. I don’t feel like my skin is smoother or clearer after using it, and it doesn’t even feel particularly clean. The only difference I have noticed is that my skin is a little brighter, but even this benefit wears off after a while. I like the process of using this, if that sounds a little odd, but it’s a nice treat to have and to get my make up off, even though it doesn't too well on getting dark eye make up off. I have a few issues with trying to tell you whether it does what it says on the tin, because I have absolutely no freaking idea what a free radical is (excuse me if I'm being stupid!). I suppose it does help circulation which is why my skin looks brighter if only for a while, but then I actually think that's more to do with the method in which you use this product. For example, you use a combination of hot and cold water, and I'm sure I've read that that improves circulation anyway! I found using the Muslin cloth a little odd too – but that’s because I still sleep with my childhood rag (shhh!) which is also made from a Muslin cloth, so it just felt like I was wiping my rag all over my face…I liked this product, and lots of people seem to have had a much better experience than me, but I won’t be repurchasing, I’ll be trying a different brand of hot cloth cleanser next time.
Vitamin E Exfoliating Facial Scrub: £2.99: Here
Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream: £2.99: Here
Vitamin E Exfoliating Facial Scrub:
WHAT IT CLAIMS:
Vitamin E Exfoliating Facial Scrub uses oatmeal to provide gentle but effective exfoliation, revealing deeply cleansed, soft and radiant skin. Enriched with naturally sourced Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that will help to shield your skin against environmental damage and premature skin ageing by combating the harmful effects of free radicals. The gentle formula also contains a skin conditioning multivitamin complex comprising vitamins A, B, F and H, which combined with horse chestnut extract, helps to care for dry skin.
I’m really disappointed with this product, probably not helped by the fact that I bought it accidentally when I was after a wash, but I thought eh, I like this range so it’s not the end of the world. But, when I first used it I was really shocked at the thickness of the product, and I can only liken it to putting gone off porridge on my face – and then I read that it uses oatmeal and I can see where the connection comes from. The thickness is just horrible, I can’t explain it. It obviously has the same lovely smell as the rest of the vitamin E range, but this isn’t enough to make up for the horrible feeling of using it. Also, usually I don’t have great skin to begin with, but it flares up quite badly in the week before my period and remains totally constant and usually at an okay level in the weeks afterwards. But, I used this product just after my period (I know, sorry, too much information) and I woke up the next day with crazy ass spots everywhere, I flared up so badly and I can only really put it down to using this. Not happy at all. However, I think this would be a great product for anywhere other than the face.
Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream:
WHAT IT CLAIMS:
Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream with 24 hour moisturisation has been specifically developed to help protect and nourish your skin, leaving it incredibly soft, smooth and radiant.
I’m super impressed with this. I bought it on a whim when I was looking for a replacement for a Body Shop vitamin E cream, which is £9 a pot of roughly the same size. Although the Body Shop one will probably remain my favourite, it’s just not affordable and I can’t justify buying it. This however is a brilliant alternative for the price, and I’m now about to move on to my second tub, the first one is still going though and has been for about six months. It does pretty much what it says on the tin, I put it on every morning before my make up and it absorbs well, doesn’t leave me greasy and does its job. I have skin around the eyes when I get stressed and this really sorts them out. Again, the smell is great. Really love it.
Superdrug White Chocolate Mousse Mask:
WHAT IT CLAIMS
Sweet and light Superdrug's White Chocolate Mousse Mask is the ultimate chocolate indulgence for the senses. Enriched with a blend of cocco butter, almond oil and shea butter to feed your skin and leave it soft and smooth.
This is a really great little treat, very similar to the Montagne Jeunesse masks. I never expect too much when I buy them, but I always find they’re nicer than buying a tube of face mask because you can buy lots of different ones on the cheap to mix it up again. Not sure it quite lives up to what it claims, but I’ll carry on trying the different face masks in this range.
Have you tried any of these products before? Next on my list to get is the Vitamin E Skin Oil, Vitamin E Radiance Cream and the Vitamin E Night Cream, have you tried any of those? Let me know what you think!