“Poundland have pulled another bargain out of the bag and launched their own range of skincare products to rival Boots No7” – The Sun
All over social media lately I’ve seen so many posts about people searching high and low for the new #6 skincare range that Poundland have recently launched, with it being near enough impossible to get hold of as stores up and down the country have either sold out already or simply haven’t had it come in yet. So recently when I was shopping in my local Poundland, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across the entire range on the shelf. It wasn’t hugely sign posted and there wasn’t any special offers on the products, but the packaging did catch my eye. The simple, stylish, packaging really is a very similar yet possibly more on trend branding of the No7 range by Boots. To me, each item looked way more than the £1 price tag they came with, so of course, I put everything bar the anti-ageing collegian filler, which I must say, did look appealing but I thought I’d give that one a miss, into my basket.
The Micellar Cleansing Water
With pro-vitamin B5, Aloe Vera (my bestie), chamomile and Vitamin E.
Remove make up whilst helping to cleanse, smooth and purify the skin.
All skin types, it’s fragrance free & alcohol free.
So, firstly I’m going to say I don’t use Micellar water as my main source of cleansing, simply because ever since I had my wedding make up done by a professional, she told me that Micellar water is simply just that, water to remove make up and doesn’t cleanse or treat the skin, so I will say i use Micellar water as part of my skincare routine but not the main source of cleansing, because it isn’t enough. Anyway, that aside, as far as Micellar waters go, and I’ve used a few, ranging from the famous Garnier, Simple and No7, this #6 brand is absolutely no different in my opinion. You could blind fold me and I wouldn’t be able to tell it was a £1 product being used on my skin. I love that its fragrance free, I love that it leaves the skin feeling free of make up and hydrated. It does what it says on the bottle, and for £1, hun I’m all over that shit, I’ll be stocking up!
Anti-ageing Derma Serum:
With Jojoba oil, Vitamins A, C & E, white water lily extract and and Rice milk.
Fight visible signs of ageing
All skin types, it’s fragrance free!
Right I’ll be honest, I’ve never used any anti-ageing products before, but let’s face it I’m approaching 30 and too much of a pussy for Botox just yet, so why not give it a go, that wrinkle on my left eye ain’t going anywhere in a hurry so somethings gotta be done. I am a huge fan of serums though, ever since discovering hydrating serum about a year ago, it’s a huge part of my skincare routine anyway! I’ve used this #6 serum two days in a row now, and honestly, it makes my face feel amazing, super glowing, fresh and almost like my skin feels a little tighter? I don’t even know if that’s what it’s supposed to do, but whatever it’s doing, I like it, and again, for £1 how can you knock something so bloody cheap. This is my favourite product from all the #6 range I’ve tried so far. It’s light in texture, absorbs straight into the skin, and feels luxurious once applied. I’m buying 5 of these next time I’m in town!
Anti-Ageing Night Cream & Day Cream
With most cheap, basic range facial creams, I almost expect them to be thick and heavy and take forever to absorb into the skin, I’m not sure if you’ve heard of Lidl’s basic range Cien but if you’ve tried their night and day cream you’ll agree that the #6 version is a lot lighter in texture and feels a lot less heavy once applied. I wouldn’t really agree that it’s fragrance free though, it smells like cucumber but still quite a nice fresh scent, and despite having the most sensitive on skin types, this does feel nice and light on my face. I’m not entirely sure I’d stick to using this night cream though, for the simple reason my skin can go through really dry patches and I’m looking to invest in something a little more expensive that gives me that real moisturising and hydrating element, so if you have any suggestions do let me know!
Hopefully this little review has been insightful, let me know what you’ve tried lately, what you think I should try and whether you can recommend a really good moisturiser for me!
Ciao for now,
“The £3.99 sell-out Aldi hot cloth cleanser that rivals Liz Earle’s” – womanandhome.com
What you get:
1x 200ml bottle of cleanser
1x muslin cloth
Remove make up and gently exfoliate skin leaving it smoother and clearer.
• 2 step cleansing routine
• Creamy cleanser to remove make up
• Muslin cloth to exfoliate
• Made with rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter, white tea and eucalyptus oil
• Gently cleanses and exfoliates skin
All skin types
Okay, so packaging wise, I love it. I think the box it comes is stylish and simple, it stands out and was easy to spot in store. The quality of the muslin inside the box is good, it doesn’t feel or look cheap, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between this £3.99 muslin or a more expensive branded one. The cleanser itself, again packaged nicely in a simple and stylish bottle. Appearance wise the cleanser is white and creamy, absorbs into the skin extremely well, something I’m always weary of when trying cheaper products as they tend to take a little longer to absorb into the skin, but this one absorbed straight away, and I probably used a little more on my face than what the box recommends which is a small amount. I’d say my favourite thing about this cleanser though is the smell, if you’re familiar with salon brands and facial treatments then you will agree that the minty scent that this cleanser has is a lot like something you’d find in a high end salon. As soon as you apply it to the face you feel a clean, cooling, relaxing sensation that smells minty and fresh. The muslin exfoliated the product well onto my skin when rinsed in hot water, and my skin was left feeling extremely fresh and hydrated. I would absolutely recommend this cleanser to everyone and anyone, and I definitely think hot cloth cleansers are the way forward. Will I buy this product again? Yes, absolutely.
Have you tried the Lacura hot cloth cleanser? What are your thoughts? Let me know 🌸