“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Facial Wash / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / Product line: Superdrug Vitamin E „
My mum picked me up this face wash as I was so desperate for some facial wash as I had quite bad skin days.
I looked at the tube and it kind of looked plain and boring and asked myself 'is this product good even though the product isn't eye catching and just plain boring?' But that didn't stop me from using it! As it looked good with a grain logo at the bottom which meant it had grains in the product - and I like facial wash with grains as they are suppose to make your skin clearer and rinse the dirt off.
But the inside of the product wasn't pretty either when I squirted some out it looked like cottage cheese with grains, at times it did tend to get messy and get all over the place, but if you were wearing black it would leave a white mess on your top! Not a great look if you're wearing something like a smart/work dress.
However it doesn't always do the best job, and it can take up to a few washes till you get better results.
The price of this product is about 1.50, so it's not to bad. But it does tend to run out quite quickly (after about week to ten days depending how often you wash your face)
Overall, I would use this product again, and I do tend to use this product quite often. But it does run out quickly, so I only use this product if it is an spot emergency! But I would prefer to stick to other facial products to be honest.
I bought this product as a spur of the moment thing because they didn't have my regular Olay face wash in my local Superdrug, and I have to say, it's just as good, if not better.
Because I am a bit of a brand whore, and only tend to buy brand names, I was a bit unsure about using this cleanser, but having bought this make of face highlighter after a recommendation from Look Magazine and being pleased with it, I thought I'd give it a go.
The price is reasonable, about £2.00 for 150ml, and the packaging is quite pretty, pale pink and not too fussy. It has a really nice smell to it as well, a bit like sun tan lotion but not as strong and a little soapy. The consistency is pearlescent, a bit gel like, and lathers up into a nice froth.
I have normal/combination skin, with the odd breakout here and there. I do tend to get rather alot of blackheads around the nostril area, but who doesnt. Because of this, I didn't expect any adverse effects from this product, and I wasn't wrong. How I tend to use it is , I wet my face, put a pea sized amount of product onto my hand, work it into a lather and then wash my face with it - avoiding the eye area of course. It rinses off really easily with warm water and leaves my skin looking nicely cleansed and smelly faintly fragranced - which I like.
I did find however, that after drying my face my skin feels a little taut over my nose and cheekbones.
I've been using this face wash for about 3 weeks now, and apart from what I've just mentioned, have no problems with it, and it will more than likely become a permanent fixture in my bathroom cabinet.
As I was really impressed by the Superdrug's vitamin E body moisturiser cream (which I reviewed), I decided to have a look at the other vitamin E range that Superdrug do. Being in need of a new facial wash I opted for Superdrug's Vitamin Gentle Face Wash, which was only £1.99 for 150ml.
On the packaging I noticed that it only said 'Vitamin Face Wash' but was in the vitamin E section, also on the front of the tube there is a little circle with the writing 'Naturally sourced vitamin E'. So it did make me think why does this only say vitamin when the others say vitamin E? I asked the customer service assistant but even she didn't know.
Superdrug claims that this gentle facial wash will remove daily impurities, dirt and make-up without drying the skin, to leave a clean and fresh feeling complexion. With its naturally sourced Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which not only revitalises and protects the skin, it also helps combat the damaging effects of free radicals and shields it against the environment.
Reading all this I thought to myself "sounds good!" then looking at the ingredients (I will list them at the bottom of review) some of them I couldn't even pronounce, could putting all this on my skin really do it some good? I soon found out.
How to use:
Nice simple instructions, dampen skin, work cream into a rich lather and gently massage on to your skin. Rinse thoroughly from your skin and pat dry. I find even better results if I use the vitamin E moisturiser after use.
When I used this face wash for the first time, I noticed when opening the tube the kind of clean, clinical, almond like scent I got which was quiet nice really. I lathered the cream up in my hands first then applied to my face rubbing it all over in circular motions, paying close attention not to get it in my eyes (I've done that before, and I can assure you it wasn't pleasant!).
The cream felt soft and smooth going over my skin, and smelt clean. When I rinsed my face I looked into the mirror and my skin looked very fresh and clean, my down point was that it also left my skin feeling tight and a little dry across my forehead.
Due to the tightness and my skin feeling a little dry after use, I rubbed the vitamin E moisturiser over my face which did the tick perfectly. I do have very dry skin naturally though so this didn't worry me.
I have now been using this product for just over four weeks washing my face twice a day; my skin doesn't get tight or dry after use anymore, guess my skin has gotten used to it. I still moisturise after each use though, and combining the vitamin face wash and vitamin E moisturiser has helped my skin millions.
I've always been a clean person, but do often get some black heads on my nose and for me I find it really embarrassing and at times upsetting. Since my new routine I'm very happy with how healthy my skin looks and feels.
I will say I also have facials and steam treatments with my beautician, so it's not just this products doing but it has very much helped along the way.
Cheap and cheerful gentle facial wash, smells great, super results for my skin, last well all for £1.99. Leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean for hours, a product I truly don't think I will be without for awhile until something better comes along maybe?
I would recommend this product, if like me you get the few impurities on your skin. My partner has even started using this and loves it. (Don't know if he wanted me to say that, but works well on his skin too)
Like with the Vitamin range from Superdrug the appearance I find rather dull, but this does help to keep there costing down so we don't have to pay an arm and a leg just on the packaging. It comes in a pale 150ml tube, with the details you would expect to find on a facial wash.
Superdrug is against animal testing; their products are dermatologically tested and most are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
I purchased mine from the Superdrug store in the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in the West Midlands; however you can also buy the product online from their website.
Delivery Costs - Standard Delivery 2 - 4 working days = £3. Free delivery for orders over £25
Express Delivery next working day = £5.50.
118 Beddington Lane
Phone: 0800 096 1055
Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamide DEA, parfum, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol (vitamin E), alcohol denat, PEG-35, castor oil, polysorbate 20, aesculus hippocastanum extract, retinyl palmitate, inositol, calcium pantothenate, linoleic acid, biotin, glycol distearate, PEG-7, Glycerl cocoate, hexylene glycol, laureth-4, sodium benzoate PEG-120, methyl glucose dioleate, disodium EDTA, sodium magnesium nitrate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutyparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.