Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish

Skincare is very important to me. I guess it has been for many years and started when I had a more disposable income ( teen with no bills ) than what I have now ( much older and poor! ). Now I’m older and no longer a teen ( damn I’m not even in my 30’s anymore! ) skincare seems to be a necessity rather than a luxury. So I try to follow a simple but effective facial care routine to try and keep on top of myself. My current facial exfoliator of choice is Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish by Superdrug.

Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish

Why this one? I’ve used other products from this range before and enjoyed them. But before actually trying these products out I found them to be easy to get hold of ( either pop into my local store or online with small spend required for free home delivery ), good extensive range and very affordable thanks to them being on offer very regularly. Last time I bought this it was half price ( £2.99 ) which meant I could pretty much buy a whole skincare routine from face wash to moisturiser, for around £12.00.

What does this do? This is supposed to leave skin clearer, smoother and even out skin tone thanks to its exfoliating action. Basically a face scrub which contains ingredients that are good for the skin while trying to leave out the nasties.

Packaging. All the range is coloured the same and regardless of whether products are in tubes ( this one is and contains 75g of product), pots or anything else, they all have a sense of being a part a range because of how they look and are completely unformed. And colouring makes you think of it being natural as its mid green in colour and quite simple in appearance.

Texture/Consistency. This comes out like a clear thick gel that you would expect from a face wash, but possibly a little thicker and not as loose and runny. When you look closely you will see tiny grains within this product which are blueberry seeds.

Scent. Like other products in the range this is clean, fresh, a slightly sweet and subtle fruity plant based smell but all quite delicate and not overpowering. In a strange but good way, this is quite a neutral scent.

How to use. Use once or twice a week. Massage over wet or dry skin using circular movements. Add a small amount of water to create a foam then rinse off. I pretty much used this the same way but on damp skin while in the shower, over my face and neck. Rinsed off and face dried with a muslin cloth. I use this twice a week then I use a face mask straight after.

In use. I didn’t need to use much of this. Enough to cover a finger tip was enough to work over my slightly damp face and neck area. I could feel the grains which seemed so small but with movement you could feel their sweeping and resurfacing action. Adding a little water meant that this scrub lightly foamed and gave an almost 2in1 product alternating between a scrub and a face wash which I really enjoyed.

Skin after use. My face felt and looked soft, clean fresh and matt. I felt the scrub was very gentle on the skin but still very effective. Perfect way to get my skin ready for any additional treatments I wanted to follow on with.

Recommended? Y-e-s. This is an affordable facial scrub that works! Easy to use and fast, so for those time starved but want to include this type of product in their routine this isn’t a problem. Its a great product for any age to use who want to look after their skin and although my daughter isn’t a teen yet, I can see this being a good one for her to start on because of its size, ingredients and cost. **At the time of writing this post ( 29.01.2020 ) this product hasn’t been available on the website and possibly could be discontinued. Definitely worth checking for this in a physical store to see if it’s still available. The range currently is half price.**

Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser

I think I’m going through a mid life crisis. Seriously…no joke! I’m contemplating everything in my life right now and one area is my appearance. Yes yes I don’t need to look glamorous to go to work and I couldn’t be bothered anyway. But surely I need to look alive? Do I really look that rough in the morning and am I developing dark circles around my eyes now that didn’t exist before? Think we all go through this stage of trying to stop letting over selves go, and for me one area is my face! Not wanting to spend a fortune I decided to start looking at replacing my cleansing routine, and stumbled across Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser.

Why did I chose this? First things first you need clean skin. My usual facial cleansing routine consists of a facial wash which if I’m honest is my quick, lazy, few seconds of rub splash splash action in the morning and at night, and I just didn’t think it was thorough enough. Hot cloth cleansers on the whole are thorough due to how you use them. I know this as I’ve used a few before. And I’ve always loved their textures so this product seemed perfect. So when I was on the hunt for this type of cleanser this popped up and low and behold it was half price and I thought….ITS A SIGN…BUY! Worse case scenario it doesn’t work and I wasted a few pounds. Best case it’s amazing and I found a great budget buy.

What’s a hot cloth cleanser? I call this a two step cleansing system. You rub the cleanser into the face and then you wipe it away with a damp cloth.

Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser

What does Naturally Radiant Cleanser supposed to do? Cleans the skin, gets rid of make up, impurities and generally grime. Also has a mild exfoliating action due to using a muslin cloth with it so helps to give skin a clean, fresh and smoother look and feel. Aimed towards normal to dry skin types.

Packaging. I couldn’t help but notice this in store. Neutral in appearance, pale green in colouring so gives you the ‘ its good for your skin ‘ vibe, with the undertone of it being somewhat natural. Comes in a plastic tube which is boxed, and houses 150ml of product.

How to use. Very simple. Wet the face and rub some of this cleanser onto the face and neck and as suggested on the packaging use a circular motion. Use a muslin cloth that has been placed in hand hot water and ringed out, and use to wipe off product off the face.

Does it come with anything? Massive surprise it actually comes with the muslin cloth! I say surprised as I didn’t think it would be included but means you need nothing else to use it and can use it straight away. To be fair it clearly states on the box it comes with it but I totally bypassed that information.

Texture. What I expected! Thicker than a typical lotion but more like a rich cream. White in colouring, and when you squeeze it out it holds it shape. So thick but not solid.

Scent. Not strong which is good but clean, fresh with a slight berry/citrus tone to it. Delightful, unexpected but very nice.

In use. I used a decent amount, enough to cover two of my finger tips ( way too much by the way ). Gently rubbed it into my face for at least a good 3 minutes and it didn’t sink into my skin and it felt very pleasurable to use. I took this over my eyes ( I am a dare devil ) and although took it too close to my eyelashes, it didn’t cause irritation despite the fact I am in the horrible hayfever stage which means crazy sore and itchy eyes. Taking this off with my now warm and damp muslin cloth, was swift, easy and left no residue. One thing I can’t comment on is how well this removes make up whether its minimal or heavy as I don’t wear make up. What I do use is an eyebrow pencil, and I spent a few extra seconds rubbing gently over my brows to make sure they come off and they did.

Appearance and feel of skin afterwards. My skin looked super clean, fresh and looked and felt a little smoother compared to before use, and this was after one application. It didn’t feel dry and didn’t look it, but a touch tight. And this is only down to how clean it made my skin. I don’t actually think my face has been this clean at cleansing stage for quite some time and obviously really needed it.

Recommended? This product reminded me why I loved hot cloth cleansers in the first place and this delivered exactly what it promised to do, cleanse and smooth my skin. Easy to use, great texture, lovely scent and left my skin feeling and looking fresher. Didn’t dry it out and prepped my skin ready for its next stage. And added bonus is it didn’t cause any issues with my eyes. And the cost of this beautiful product? Currently HALF PRICE from Superdrug at £2.89. For 150ml this is a steal. Use the right amount, enough to cover the face rather than the body like I first did, this product should last a good 3 months used morning and night. Grab your bargain cleanser herenow.

*Please note…at the time of writing this post this product was half price. This offer may now have ended.*