Superdrug 2-IN-1 Detoxifying Cream Wash & Mask £2.59
Superdrug Deep Action Cleansing Lotion (Can’t find online, under £3)
As a beauty blogger I’m always on the look out for new skincare products and over the last year, I have been swapping and changing my skincare routine like there’s no tomorrow. And with the high street being inundated with facial washes, wipes, scrubs, toners, cleansers, masks, oils and treatments and with hundreds of beauty bloggers recommending you to get this and that, it can all be a little over whelming and hard to decide what is right for you. During the month of January this year, my dry and sensitive skin was screaming at me to settle down and marry a skincare routine, as I was breaking out in big, nasty, sore spots.This was a first for me and I made sure it was the last. I made the decision to stop using everything and start from scratch and today I have two products to share with you all which I think are quite marvellous.
Both of these products are from a the Deep Action range at Superdrug (no high end skin care here!), which is targeted at problem skin and they have been a godsend! I have used both products together solidly for a couple of months and I have seen my skin recover and improve. These products have been formulated with the maximum concentration of Salicylic Acid, which is proven to help unclog pores and eliminate spot-causing bacteria, which in turn helps reduce breakouts, as it encourages the shedding of dead skin cells. Salicylic acid is often found in spot fighting and acne treatments. Often products with high concentrations of salicylic acid can dry out your skin, burn and irritate and when I first bought these products I was aware of the possible side effects and have been pleasantly surprised to find that both of these products have in fact been very kind to my skin (hooray!). Both products have been dermatologically approved, are paraben free, cruelty free (as Superdrug is against animal testing) and both products are under £3 each!
The cream wash has a cream like consistency (if the name hadn’t already suggest) and smells rather nice and fresh. I like to take a pea sized amount and massage it into damp skin and then wash away either with warm water. On application the wash is cooling and refreshing on the skin and I like the fact it isn’t soapy or foamy which is just a no, no, where cleansing is concerned. It deep cleanses and leaves my skin feeling clean, without the tight and drying feeling and is suitable for everyday use. This cream wash can also be used as a mask, however personally I don't like to use the wash as a mask, as it is a little too intense for me and leaves my skin looking a little pink. However, if you suffer from severe acne this might just be a miracle worker for you. The cream wash and mask is without a doubt detoxifying, as just after a couple of uses my skin was visibly clearer and has continued to stay clear and my pores have without a doubt reduced in size.
I like to use the deep cleansing lotion, after I take off my makeup with my Garnier micellar water in the evenings. This lotion is a clear liquid, rather like a micellar water to be honest, but this cleanser is packed with Salicylic Acid - so stay clear of your eyes! The formula also contains witch hazel which really helps to tighten pores. On occasion it can cause slight redness and a tingling sensation, so be cautious. After use my pores are visibly reduced and my skin appears much smoother. The packaging is simple, but thats expected for under £3! The scent is similar to the cream wash, but smells a little more chemically (but don’t let that put you off!).
All in all, both of these products have really helped to unblock my pores and clear my skin within a matter of days. I can’t thank Superdrug enough and I’ve learnt not to over look cheap skincare! I haven’t suffered from a breakout since (touch wood!) and haven’t used anything else, not even my much loved Roche posay effaclar duo! Im thoroughly impressed and surprised at the visible results and when I have been asked what I have used to clear my skin, everyone has been surprised to hear that the products I use are, 1) Drugstore products, 2) Superdrug own, 3) Effective and 4) Cheap! If you suffer from spot prone skin, I really encourage you to give these a go! This range is currently 2 for £4!
What’s your current skin care hero?