Superdrug’s own brand skincare ranges are all really, really good. There’s the B. range, the Optimum range, the Naturally Radiant range and the Simply Pure range, and one of Superdrug‘s newest launches are the Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Oil Deep Cleansing Pads which I bought whilst it was on a better than half priced deal. I have to admit, I didn’t look into the description prior to purchase as I really like anything with micellar water/oil and I really enjoy using cleansing or exfoliating pads within my routine. It’s a good job I didn’t look for a description before purchase as I’d never have purchased if I wanted to read one as there’s literally no claims, apart from “defends the skin against environmental damage” which is really strange.
The pads are circular with a slightly raised texture just like the Nip and Fab pads, and the raised texture helps to gently exfoliate the skin at the same time. I’m not the biggest fan of the scent of the pads, as they have almost a stale suncream scent to them which isn’t pleasant and it does linger for around twenty minutes after using them. The directions and claims are a little more helpful on the actual pot thankfully;
“Vitamin E Micellar Oil Deep Cleansing Pads are specifically formulated to provide non-greasy, effortless cleansing, removing daily dirt, impurities and makeup, including waterproof mascara. Enriched with Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that will help to shield your skin against environmental damage and premature skin ageing by combating the harmful effect of free radicals. The pads also contain shea butter and argan oil to help nourish and care for dry skin.“
I’m not sure how I feel about these Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Oil Deep Cleansing Pads. They claim to be ‘deep cleansing’ but they’re very small, and they’re relatively dry so they don’t remove makeup very well so I don’t know how else to use them. It could be that I got a bad one off, but if they’re not saturated in enough product, they’re just not going to be able to break down your makeup.
Even when they were brand new, they didn’t remove my eye makeup any better than water would and even if they were more saturated, how much product could a small pad like that remove? They leave my skin feeling soft which is great, but when that’s the only benefit of using them, it feels like a pointless step within my skincare routine as they just don’t remove my makeup. I would much rather use a micellar water on a cotton pad and follow up with a serum for a boost of hydration and softness.
I’m not entirely sure how they shield your skin against environmental damage either as you have to rinse your face after using them as they leave a super sticky and greasy film on the skin just like a oil-based makeup remover, so the ingredients aren’t staying on the skin.
The Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Oil Deep Cleansing Pads are a weird one for me, sure they’re affordable but they don’t do anything so even they’re £3.99, ultimately they’re pointless and I can’t dress it up anymore than that I’m afraid. Even though these are a massive fail, I still really recommend the other products within the Vitamin E range.
Have you ever tried any of the Superdrug Vitamin E products before?