Skin care is something that I love to try, I definitely have my favourites, but I’m open to try new things. If I find something I do like, and think you would too, I try to blog it. Earlier this week, I gave you my Summer Favourites, today I am looking at a new range to me.
Have you tried the Boots Botanics range? I hadn’t, and was intrigued to find out if this nature inspired range lived up to all of the 5 * reviews I’d seen. The scientific experts at Botanics teamed up with the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew to so that they could choose the right kind extracts to include in each of the products. With different ranges for different skin types it really is a comprehensive skincare range.
First up, this range is extremely good value for money, I’ve written the volumes of the products down below, and apart from the Micellar water, they are all small volumes making them great to either take on holiday/travelling or if you want to try something new without having to buy a huge expensive pot. I also tend to use more of the product, if the pot/tube is bigger, maybe that’s just me though. Overall I am really impressed with the quality of the products and I was actually surprised they were so reasonably priced.
There is upto 50% off Boots botanical facial skincare – 6/7/16 – 27/09/2016 subject to availability. So a great time to stock up!
Ok, so my routine in the morning is to cleanse and moisturise, I always add a serum under my moisturiser, and sometimes a facial oil. My skin is dry, I am concerned with open pores, and uneven skin tone, sometimes in the winter I can look very pale and grey. If I’m wearing foundation (1/2 times a week) I will sometimes use a primer. I probably use a facial scrub twice a week or more too. So whilst using the products my morning routine I kept exactly the same, I just added in the Boots Botanics range to replace the ones I have been using.
- Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm 50ml £5.99 (currently £2.99)
I’ve tried the MAC strobe cream and this is a great, cheaper alternative. The balm worked in easily to the skin, I simply used my fingertips to apply. I tried it after my moisturiser and it left me with a little glow. I also tried it as a base for foundation, and it worked well as a primer I think. It doesn’t provide any coverage at all, but does seem to add a little glow, my skin didn’t look at pale and grey (pre holiday) and my makeup sat well over it.
2. Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution £4.48 (currently £2.24)
I’m not actually a fan of Micellar,and usually I’d rather use a cream cleanser. However this worked an absolute treat, and didn’t leave my skin feeling like it had a film on it, with other products like this seem to do. It worked really well on my mascara – I don’t use waterproof so couldn’t vouch for that. I think this is a great alternative to a cream makeup remover, especially if you are looking for something quick and easy to use.
3. Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub 75ml £3.99 (currently £1.99)
I love a good scrub, and this is one I would definitely recommend. It left my skin feeling soft and definitely buffed my skin, as I massaged it using small circles. It uses walnut-shell, and crushed apricot seed. It had a faint smell, not over powering, and left me feeling really clean. I will definitely buy this again!
4. Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF15 50ml £4.99 (currently £2.49)
Definitely my favourite of the three, I’m actually shocked at how well it moisturised my skin, and it really did last, and even soothed my skin (I’d been in the sun the day before) when I applied it. It has an SPF of 15, and that was really the only downside, as I would have preferred 25+. However not enough to stop me using it. So if you suffer from dry skin, this hydrating day cream is excellent. The also do a night cream, and others for different skin types available on the Boots website.