It may have been a long time coming, but I’m back with another in depth monthly review! This month’s culprit is Anatomicals, and I will be providing an in depth analysis of:
Anatomicals are a toiletry company that look to keep things honest and simple, summed up in their mantra ‘we only want you for your body’. They have their own website, but are easily accessible through Boots, ASOS, Fragrance Direct and Superdrug to name a few. You may have seen them around without even knowing as they are recognised for their simple brightly coloured packaging and their quirky messages on the products. They are also incredibly affordable, with the majority of items coming in the £5-10 price range.
Anatomicals were actually kind enough to send me some products* – a few discussed in advance, and a few being complete surprises. Therefore, I’m able to come at you with a breakdown of everything.
As I said, Anatomicals sent me a bunch of products over the last couple of months (In 3 different groups of packages). Therefore, I felt it was best to list them all out in terms of first impressions because it’s gonna be hard to lump them all in together. So, on opening the various packages, I was given:
In flavours (Can I call them flavours? You don’t eat them…) honey, chocolate, seaweed, strawberry and tea tree. In general, the packaging for these are really cute and they all promise to do different things, so excited to give them a try. One thing I did note as soon as I put them on my face is how strong they smell. They’re incredibly pungent, and while I like that, I would keep that in mind if you’re not a smell person.
These came just in time for my holiday, which was perfect as this was ideal for travel. Essentially, they’re this little jar of cotton pads soaked in toner, so you can avoid taking both a bottle of toner and cotton pads away with you. My initial observation of these was that they were incredibly wet, meaning you get a good amount of product per pad.
My immediate thought when opening this was that it was bigger than I thought it would be. The size makes complete sense – it’s got to be big enough to fit over your eyes. However, I don’t know, it looked smaller in the pictures. It is essentially the size of a typical sleepmask, but it’s filled with gel to add some extra soothing feels.
I’ve mentioned on my channel before that I don’t get many spots. Because of this, zit zappers tend to work well for me as a quick fix. However, this one intrigued me because it had both a heavy duty night side, and a lighter version for the day. I have only ever used spot treatments at night, so knowing that I could leave the house with this on was a big bonus.
We’ve all heard of charcoal toothbrushes and their magical teeth whitening abilities by now. However, until now I’d never heard of a Charcoal toothbrush! The black bristles of the toothbrush indicate that the charcoal is actually inside of the brush… which is intriguing. This came at the opportune time for me, as it arrived just before my holiday to Morocco. The toothbrushes come in a portable case, which immediately makes it perfect for travel.
One use in and I’m already obsessed. I won’t lie, and I was obviously grateful for all the products, but this was the one I was least obsessed about. To me, a shower gel is a shower gel, and I wasn’t expecting anything special. However, I was the cleanest I’ve ever felt after that shower. Let’s see how it holds up…
I usually give my feedback after a month, but I feel like skincare needs a thorough examination to see the results. So, after trying the products for the last few months, I feel that I can make a good observation now.
The Buff Stuff Citrus Scrub, the Eye Mask and the Zit Zapper! I mentioned in the first impressions that the citrus scrub made me feel ridiculously clean after the first wash, and this only continued. It honestly felt as if my body was polished, and smelt ridiculously fresh. I already plan on repurchasing it.
The eye mask was so soothing and perfect to reduce puffiness after crying (I’ve had a hard couple months). Literally spending around 10 minutes lying in bed with it over my eyes helped me feel a lot better. It was so soothing, in fact, that my mum stole it and took it on holiday with her after I let her borrow it one time. One time! Anyway, I’m not mad about it, I promise. (Ps. store it in the fridge for some extra soothing).
Again, I touched on this in the first impressions, but the day side really made this stick out for me. It was great knowing that I could target my spots during the day as well as at night, without it showing up on my face. It gave me real peace of mind.
The toner pads and the facemasks! As you may or may not know, I travelled a lot in June, so the toner pads were so perfect. It took up less room in my suitcase, and was ideal for Morocco where I only had hand luggage. I probably wouldn’t use them on a day to day basis, just because it’s more economical to use a bottle of toner and cotton pads. However, I would definitely repurchase for holidays.
The facemasks were very cute, and some of them smelt very good. However, as I said, if you’re not into smells these aren’t the ones for you. These held up to any other brand of mud facemask very well. However, I’ve just realised over time that I’m not that into mud facemasks.
The charcoal toothbrush. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that I have it, and it was great to take on holiday, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase it. In terms of whitening, I didn’t notice anything in particular, but perhaps I didn’t use it long enough.
Most definitely. Not only did I genuinely feel the effects of most of the products, but they’re so cheap for what they are!
So there you have it! Thank you so much to Anatomicals for sending me products, and let me know if you’ve tried any for yourself in the comments!
Lots of love,
Hey, I'm Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties fresh out of Uni that's trying to write in any way that she can. I go under the branch of "lifestyle" but honestly, you can find pretty much anything on here.
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