Olay Complete BB + Moisturiser Cream

I thought I had it all worked out. I thought I had found my holy grail drugstore foundation. And then I discovered this BB and moisturiser duo from Olay.

This has the perfect mix of hydration and coverage, which is oh-so-important at this time of year. It doesn’t crumble around any dry patches (and if anything, prevents them), it’s a perfect match for my skin tone (fair), and also contains SPF 15 which is still important in the winter months.

The coverage is medium, yet buildable. Olay worked in collaboration with Max Factor to produce this tinted moisturiser and so you expect quality at affordable prices. These are two of my favourite brands. Therefore it is not surprising I love it.

Grab yours whilst it’s half price at Superdrug (otherwise it’s £9.99 which is still a bargain!).

laura

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B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes

STOP PRESS! I have found The One. I’ve looked far and wide, met some promising candidates, but finally had that “this is it” moment when these gorgeous cleansing wipes from Superdrug reached my face.

Yes, I’m talking wipes here, what were you thinking?! Look, I know these products are frowned upon by many skincare experts, but I use them in the initial stage of my multi-step skincare routine and my skin is blemish free (without bragging). We all have different skin that each has different needs, but I find these convenient and time saving.

 

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I use wipes to take makeup off BEFORE cleansing with a proper remover and/or micellar water and/or cleanser. Sometimes all four. Sometimes only two.

That’s not to say these aren’t effective but it is important to double cleanse: the first step is to remove makeup and the second to actually clean your skin.

I have tried similar products from Simple, Olay, Nivea, Garnier – even Primark – but nothing beats these. It demonstrates that drugstore own brands can be just as good as the prominent players in the skin care industry, producing their own holy grail candidates.

Unlike the dry and flimsy nature of some of these brands, I find the Superdrug version have the perfect balance of moisture and roughness.  Thanks to the addition of micellar water, these wipes actually remove even waterproof makeup and not just smear it around your face!

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B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes retail for £2.99 from Superdrug and are currently two for one, so hurry!

Do you love the convenience of facial wipes or are they a big no in your skincare routine?

xoxo

Superdrug B. Confident Moisture Gel 

Hmmm… So far I have loved everything I’ve tried in the B. range from Superdrug, however my feelings are somewhat muted compared to those of the essence and micellar make-up wipes from the same brand.

The philosophy behind the range is that with each decade you reach another “skin phase” and Superdrug have developed products tailored to each stage of your skincare journey. I’m in my late 20s and so am in the first phase, to which this product is directed.

According to the Superdrug site it, “replenishes tired skin” and “smooths and softens” – but as far as I can tell it has the about the same effectiveness as water itself. Ok, for the first few mins my face feels slightly hydrated but after that it’s business as usual and I feel the need to use a product that is, well, moisturising.

Before you say, “but it’s drugstore, it will never have the potency of higher end products” I can tell you there are many drugstore moisturisers that make similar claims and can deliver on those promises.

I say save a few quid and stick with your regular moisturiser, or go with something from Nivea or Simple instead. If you can afford to splash over a tenner try the offerings from Nip + Fab or Olay.

XOXO