Since my vegan and cruelty-free pledge back in January I’ve gradually been phasing in new, animal-friendly products to my skincare and make-up routines and, as a big player in the cruelty-free field, Superdrug were one of my first ports of call.
My motto has been to stick with what I already had so as not to be purposefully wasteful but to replace anything that ran out with kinder products.
Surprisingly, vegan leaping-bunny certified products aren’t too hard to find at all. You can even pick them up on the high street for the same price as you would usually pay for other brands such as the range from B. available at Superdrug stores across the country.
Superdrug’s B. skincare range is divided in to four ‘skin phases’.
Phase 1 is intended for use for women in their 20’s to 30’s, Phase 2 for late 30’s – 40’s, Phase 3 for late 40’s – 50’s and Phase 4 for ladies in their late 50’s and upwards.
I think it’s a fabulous idea to target specific age groups with different types of skincare products as our skin obviously changes as we move through various stages of our lives. It’s brilliant to have ‘tailored’ creams and serums to really suit and compliment women’s skin at that moment in time and for the range to cover all ages.
As I’m in my early to mid-twenties I was delighted to try the B. Confident Moisture Gel for Skin Phase 1. The gel has a cooling effect on the skin and a refreshing feel and scent – perfect for those early mornings!
What’s fabulous about the gel is that I’ve found that it acts quite like a two-in-one product doubling as not only a daily moisturiser but also as a primer. My skin is smoother following application and sports a matte finish which is the perfect base for my foundation.
I use the moisturising gel after washing my face in the mornings and a small amount really does go a long way. After waiting a few minutes for the gel to soak in I’m then ready to apply my make-up.
The gel is a steal at just £9.99 which is such good value considering the excellent quality of the product and the added benefit, in my case at least, of not needing to use a separate primer.
The B. Confident Moisture Gel is definitely one of those products that I’m super pleased to have come across and I’ll certainly be stocking up when this jar is empty.
I was also offered the B. Latex-Free Blending Sponge (currently on offer at £3.32) to try out with my new B. foundation.
It is described as a ‘uniquely designed makeup tool that is extremely soft to the touch’.
‘Due to the nature of the material (i.e. hydrophillic – absorbs water and rejects oil) makeup is not absorbed like in the manner of traditional sponges’.
Again, I enjoyed using the product and found it to be a useful addition to the application brushes I already use on a day-to-day basis.
It is actually really soft and squishy and leaves a light, even coverage when using with foundation.
Speaking of foundation, I was asked to try the B. Even Oil Control Foundation (£9.99) and I opted for the lightest shade available, 010 Linen.
Unfortunately, this was too dark to match my skin tone and to be honest with you, this isn’t uncommon and is something that I come across quite often as I am rather pale! 🙁
However, the foundation glided on to my skin easily and felt easy to wear i.e. light and airy with a healthy, dewy look. If it had been a lighter colour, I definitely would of added it to my make-up staples together with the moisturising gel which is my new favourite product at the moment!
Have you used B. make-up or skincare products before?
What are your favourite vegan and/or cruelty-free cosmetic brands?
» I was gifted the above items from Superdrug for the purpose of this review. As always, all comments and opinions are fair, honest and completely my own «