I recently bought the Plantastic collection from Beauty Pie, which is fast becoming my favourite beauty retailer. In case you are unfamiliar with Beauty Pie, they’re a subscription makeup and skincare brand that sells luxury skincare at drugstore prices. You can find my review on Beauty Pie here.
In the Plantastic collection there is a cleansing balm, moisturiser, hand cream and micropeeling drops. I’ve had them all for quite a while now, so here are my thoughts on each product!
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Plantastic Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm – £13.68
I absolutely LOVE this product! This was actually a repurchase for me, because I’d already gone through a whole other jar. This is the nicest cleansing balm I have ever used and easily trumps the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and the Clinique Take the Day Off. The texture is absolutely out of this world. It is much softer than the Take the Day Off balm, and much smoother than the Moringa Cleansing Balm. A little goes a long way and it effortlessly melts off every spec of makeup. This works to remove stubborn eye makeup easily and doesn’t make your eyes sting or water like some others do (*cough* Emma Hardie). The texture is very rich and nourishing which would be perfect for dry skin, but may not be for you if you have active acne. It’s got a very light apricot scent that honestly isn’t a big deal. You can tell from the formula and the packaging that this is a high end product, despite the £13.68 price tag. FYI you get the same amount of product as the Emma Hardie Moringa balm but for £33.32 less… and it doesn’t burn your eyes. For anyone that is a cleanser addict or just looking to save some money, this is a MUST try.
Plantastic Nourishing Shea Butter Hand Cream – £5.17
I suffer from chronically dry hands and no hand cream ever seems to be able to completely remedy them. When I first opened this hand cream, I was a little bit disappointed by how thin the cream was. I tend to prefer a more heavy duty hand cream (because I associate thick creams with being more moisturising) and this one was a lot thinner than others I’ve used (Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve). It has a very herby scent, which does smell a bit like I’m spreading mixed herbs over my hands? The cream goes on easily and soaks into the skin very quickly. Even though I often think that I should apply more because the consistency is so thin, I am always surprised by how moisturised my skin feels afterwards. Also, as it sinks in so quickly, I’m not left with the greasy residue on my hands that you often get with thicker creams. It leaves my skin feeling considerably smoother and my dry patches much more nourished than before. It doesn’t completely remedy my dry patches, but does improve them.
Plantastic Deep Nourishing Moisture Balm – £9.98
Of all the Beauty Pie moisturisers I’ve tried, this is probably the worst one. For reference, the other two moisturisers I own are the Jeju Overnight Moisture Superinfusion and the Japanfusion Supreme Cream. The texture of this is really beautiful and I’d say it’s closer to the texture of the Japanfusion (a bit more gel-cream to a balm). The main issue I have with this is that when I put it on, within a minute or two my skin feels really thirsty again. Like dyyyyyying for more moisture. Even when I layer other products on top, there is still a lingering feeling of dryness and tightness that I really don’t enjoy. I’ve tried to revive it by spraying facial mists or other moisturisers on afterwards but I can’t seem to make it work. The other Beauty Pie moisturisers are such winners for me, but this one just missed the mark a little. It may be that this better for those with oily/combination skin, but for us normal-dry skin gals, it’s just not it.
Plantastic Micropeeling Super Drops – £7.62
These was the product that I was most excited to try out in the Plantastic range. This product is to enhance the brightness of your skin, fight against breakouts, refine your pores and even out your skintone. I was a little nervous to use these because they’re not really like anything else I’ve ever used in my skincare routine and I didn’t know when to use them. I’m going to hold my hands up and say the first time I tested it out I think I used it too frequently. I have normal-dry skin and I was using it everyday – which is not recommended for my skin type. Only oily/problem skin are advised to use it everyday. I started to break out on my forehead, chin and towards my ear on my cheek and I think it was because I was using too much, too often. I’ve been quite apprehensive to use them since. I think it’s important to remember that not all products will suit your skin and that even though you may really want to try them, they just won’t work for you. I think you could make these work for drier skin types, but you just have to be more gentle. So many people love these drops, but I’ve not quite seen the light yet. I do however think these would be fab for oilier skin types and combination skin and with a price tag of £7.62, they’re well worth a try.
I hope my overview of the Plantastic range has been useful! I absolutely love Beauty Pie and even though not all of these products worked for me, I still truly believe in the brand and love everything they do. Just a quick disclaimer, the prices that I’ve included are the prices if you have the membership with them. Memberships start from as little as £5 a month (which is the one I currently have) and give you a monthly allocation to spend. You can still buy the products without the membership but they are WAY more expensive. Check them out if you’re interested and if you have anymore questions on the products, let me know!
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