In January 2018, I declared that I was going cruelty free with my beauty products. This means makeup, skincare, bodycare and haircare. I’ve had just one slip up so far, and that was due to poor packaging, but other than that I’ve been doing okay. There are a lot of products I don’t need to repurchase for quite some time (I have more mascara than any girl needs, and I have a few shampoos knocking about), but I’ve been having a skincare overhaul and wanted to try a few more CF bits and pieces. Lucky for me, all of Superdrug’s own brand products fall under the cruelty free label.
I’ve tried a few bits from the Superdrug Vitamin E Skincare line in the past, and whilst I was fairly impressed by the eye cream, the hot cloth cleanser was a miss for me. However, my skin has been so dry recently that I thought it was time to invest in a CF overnight mask. The Superdrug Vitamin E Leave On Moisture Mask was featured in Saira’s Pregnancy Essentials and at £2.99 (and usually on offer) I thought I’d take the jump. Texture-wise, it reminds me of The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, which is the mask I use when I’m at Jack’s mum’s house. It’s slippy and slidy, and difficult to scoop out, but a little goes a really long way. I’ve only tried this once so I can’t form a succint opinion right now, but I’m excited to give it a go.
The second Superdrug Vitamin E Skincare product I picked up was the Superdrug Vitamin E Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator. With my skin being so dry, I’ve had to physically exfoliate a lot more often. Using oatmeal and walnut granules, this is a really natural exfoliant rather than using something too synthetic which is a real win. I’ve only tested it out on the back of my hand so far, but I’m impressed. It’s smoothing, nourishing and it smells beautiful too.
I love micellar waters. I’ve tried so many over the past four years, but my favourites (the Garnier Micellar Water and the cult classic Bioderma) aren’t cruelty free. The B. Pure Micellar Water cleanses, tones, and refreshes, and is suitable for senstive skin. The Superdrug Simply Pure Micellar Water is also suitable for sensitive skin, but contains a few more ingredients so take your pick with which is better for you. Both of these are really budget friendly so if they work well, I’ll definitely be happy to give up my non-CF micellar waters.
The final two products I picked up are skincare acids. I had no idea that the likes of glycolic and hyaluronic acids were making their way into drugstore skincare so I had to snap these couple of bits up. The B. Hydrated Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz is an instant skin reviver which locks in moisture for 12 hours. With this dry skin drama, it’s essential that I stay has moisturised as I can! I’m going to start trying this in my morning skincare routine.
The purchase I’m most excited to try is the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic. Containing 5% glycolic acid, this has got to be a bit of a dupe for the Pixi Glow Tonic surely? But at £5.99 for 100ml, it’s a little more pocket friendly than the cult favourite. I’ll definitely let you know how I get on with this, as this is probably a little easier to get your hands on too.
Every single product I’ve picked out in this mini haul are suitable for vegans, alongside being cruelty free and I’m excited to give it all a whirl. Definitely check back in a month or so to find out exactly how I get on with them! And don’t forget to send me your favourite CF skincare picks. I’m always up for trying more goodies, especially since I had a major declutter during my second snow day (there are some real perks to working in education) at the start of the month.
Note: my cruelty free switch has applied to purchased items only. Due to the nature of beauty blogging, I will try non-CF products to review, but they have not been purchased with my own money.