I placed a Boots order as I wanted to get a cleanser in stock that I could use when my current one runs out. They’re currently running their 3 for 2 on skincare offer, so I obviously had to take advantage. I didn’t have a serum in my routine so that was an obvious product to search for and I thought getting a moisturiser in stock would also be a good idea. I chose the Good Things Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser and Good Things Manuka Honey Daily Moisturiser. I like the sound of this brand, whose products are free from nasties like parabens, mineral oils and sodium laureth sulphate. I’ve tried them both once to get a quick first impression and they seem so nice! Both so creamy and hydrating. Hopefully they’ll turn out to be purse-friendly skincare staples! Time will tell.
For a serum I chose Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Glow Boost Skin Serum. I really love the Super Facialist products I’ve tried before, so this was an obvious choice for an affordable serum. I’ve read Vitamin C can be good for fading marks, of which I have many, so fingers crossed! I’ve been using it day and night after toner but before moisturiser for about a week so far and I love it. As with the cleansing oil from the same range, it smells beautifully of orange which makes it such a pleasure to apply.
I placed an order with Superdrug primarily because they had a phenomenal offer on Nip + Fab products. As will be clear if you’ve read any of my previous skincare or empties posts, I am a huge fan of the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Pads, so I picked up a tub of them as I had run out. I also thought while Nip + Fab was on offer, I’d try their Dragons Blood Fix Cleansing Pads as they have some great ingredients like hyaluronic acid and salicylic acid, and I love to try something new 🙂
I was also running low on micellar water so I made the most of another offer and picked up two bottles of Superdrug Simply Pure Micellar Water. Despite having just ordered a cleanser from Boots, I couldn’t resist buying two more that were on a buy one get one free. This particular cleanser I’d read good reviews about and was being compared to Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. It is the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser and it comes with a free cloth which is a nice addition! The packaging seems nice and I’m excited to try it out soon. I don’t think cleansers are something you need to pay a fortune for, there are plenty of good offerings for under £10 and I hope this will be one of them.
The final, more random purchase were some sanitary pads. I’d been thinking about how pads must disrupt the ahem, ‘environment’ down there and contain chemicals and materials that don’t necessarily do that area any good. I saw some from this brand called Gift that say their pads are “Anti-allergy, luxuriously soft sanitary pads with wings. 5x more absorbent than ordinary brands. Natural ingredients include antibacterial Anion layer made from Tourmaline minerals, fights odours, regulates flow & balances hormones”. They also donate 10% of the profits to charity, so while they could be considered slightly more expensive, they’re pretty much in the same price bracket as my usual favoured brand ‘Always’. Maybe trying these can even make my next ‘time of the month’ a bit exciting! Hmmmm probably not Nicole…