Monday, May 11

- Superdrug Clearly Youthful Cream Cleanser...

After a very welcome spell of clearer skin and feeling 100% happy with my complexion, some evil hormones decided to sh!t on my chips. Good and proper. Anyone else find that once they've reached a happy point with their skin, another mountain range decides to form and erupt (grim)?

In all honesty, I'm nowhere near as bothered by blemishes as I used to be. I've accepted that they come and go and it's all part of life blah di da da. However, I still like to make a conscious effort to look after my skin and attempt to keep the beasts at bay and speed up the fading of scars.

I love skincare, but the vast range of products available can be pretty overwhelming. Not only should we know the types of products used in an everyday routine (morning & night) and the ones not to overuse, but we also have to find out what works for us individually. Our skin type is unique to us and what might work for you, could have the opposite effect on someone else.Therefore, as this post is about a skincare product that seems to be working for me, I feel it's necessary to say I have dry/dehydrated/sensitive skin, and my problem area is my chinny chin chin.

I'm still experimenting with skincare, and whilst I do think it's something worth investing in, I also feel there's some underrated products available in drugstores. I've said before on my blog how much I love the Superdrug Vitamin E range, and now I have another gem to share with you: the Cream Cleanser from the new Clearly Youthful range, costing just £5.99 (currently on offer for £2.98 - *happy dance*).

This product claims to be an exfoliating cream cleanser that decongests pores, resurfaces the skin and results in a radiant complexion. Previously, I'd shy away from anything that read 'exfoliating', as I've had bad experiences where my sensitive skin has been sandpapered down and I've been left feeling like a snake that's shed it's skin (attractive, I know). However, there seems to have been a rise in exfoliators that don't contain mystery chunks and are in fact gentle, such as this one.

As well as being gentle, another thing I love about this product is that no water is needed. Due to this, I tend to remove any makeup with a different cleanser beforehand; it's amazing on no makeup days as it's so quick and simple to use. You simply dot a bit onto a cotton pad, gently dab it across parts your face, massage it in using the pad and then wipe away any excess. The formula is a rich yet light cream, and I'm holding it responsible for helping my 'angry' skin. I wake up to a brighter complexion and my skin feels a lot smoother. Apparently it has all day shine control so if you have oilier skin, I'd also give this a whirl too as I actually don't see why it wouldn't work for you.

A skincare saviour for under £3?! Seems all too good to be true, right? Well, there is a slight downside. The scent. If you're put off by overpowering scents in products then this isn't for you. At first, I wasn't sure what to think. I didn't like it but I didn't hate it either, so I just rolled with it. I then got into bed where my boyfriend immediately asked, "why does your face smell like cabbage?".

And on that note, I'll leave it up to you to weigh up the pros and cons.

Have you tried this Cream Cleanser or any other products from the Superdrug Clearly Youthful range?



  1. This sounded great until you mentioned the scent, because I am such a fussy person with scents. I have heard great things about Superdrug skincare range in general though and I'll definitely need to check it in store soon x

    Beauty with charm

  2. I just can't believe the price!!! What a great buy


  3. I haven't seen this range before in Superdrug but by the sounds of it, it seems great! I suffer with oily skin and I'm always a bit hestitant when it comes to skincare but if this promotes all day shine control, I wouldn't mind giving it a go myself! Thanks for the review :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  4. I am quite picky with cleanser as I have sensitive dry skin and they often are a bit aggressive. I try new products but always come back to my favourite: The Body Shop Nutriganics Gel-in-oil Cleanser! xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

  5. I'm glad you like this! Definitely need to pick this up :)

    X Emma |

  6. I haven't tried this but it does sound wonderful and I love that Superdrug are bringing out such wonderful products!!! :)

    Layla xx

  7. I haven't try this Cream Cleanser or any other products from the Superdrug Clearly Youthful range, but I've heard nothing but good things about their products. Hopefully I'll find them online, since, sadly, I don't live in the UK. Have a fantastic week, Karen! xx

  8. My skin is exactly the same as soon as I get clear skin and I am happy with it I start erupting in spots
    This sound great and £2.98 is a bargain.

  9. Very low price and the product is interesting.

  10. I am always on the look out for new cleansers, so once my current runs out i might try this one - cannot go wrong with that great price! I completely feel you with the spots things, my skin finally starts clearing and bang i get more spots the following day, why is life cruel like that?! Haha thank god for concealer on the bad days ;) xxx

  11. Oh god I am with you on this my skin gets better and then it becomes like a pepperoni pizza again, *SOBS* oh well I am hoping as I get older it clears up...I pray! I love a good cream cleanser, they are the one thing I enjoy buying and even better when they are on offer, I need to do the smell test though ;) xxxx

  12. I never tried this product out, but I love that you don't need to use water with it! Awesome for road trips lol


  13. This sounds great - can't believe how cheap it is! I'm currently trying some bits from the Superdrug Vitamin E range and love them xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  14. I love using cream cleansers, so might have to try this one out! Superdrug always do fab own ranges :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  15. Great review!

    - Audrey

  16. I am definitely in need of a new cleanser and this sounds so amazing. Love that you don't have to use water for it!!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  17. I much prefer using chemical exfoliators, rather than grainy, manual scrubs which can be so harsh, as you say! This sounds like a lovely, budget option :)

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  18. Overly scented products do slightly put me off, but for such a reasonable price.. I don't think you can go wrong! Totally agree with you on the vitamin e range front too, so amazing! :)


  19. Well I guess you can't have everything! Does sound like a great product for the price though. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  20. i really love Superdrug's Vitamin E range too, and the Clearly Youthful range sounds really worthwhile! I love that the Cream Cleanser is an exfoliator yet gentle on the skin <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  21. i was all up for trying this out until you mentioned the smell! Not sure I could deal with a cabbage face to be honest! :')

    Do you know if the whole range has this scent or if it is just the cleanser?

    Laura x

  22. The price seems great but I don't know if I would be able to deal with the scent!


  23. This sounds lovely. Apart from the cabbage ;)

    Corinne x

  24. I literally bought this last week! I've read such amazing things about this range, and it's so cheap too! xx

    Gemma |

  25. An overpowering scent definitely puts me off, makes me worry what nasties are in there! Love that you don't need any water though, it does seem weird to put something on your face just to wash it off seconds later!
    cottonandcandie xx

  26. Love how cheap this is but yeah, don't think I want my face to smell like cabbage LOL!!

    Kat |

  27. What great value and that it works not sure about the smell though. I generally like floral or citrus smells Lucy x