Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Power of Plants: Boots Botanics for Blemish Prone Skin...

After having a bad experience with the BioEffect I received in my GlossyBox this month (resulting in bad breakouts!), my skin has been in need of some love and care and some serious damage control, so I have purchased this little skincare range from Boots. 

I heard SWalkerMakeup talk about the Botanics line in her June favourites this month too, but she blogged about the line a while a go. Anyway whilst I wandered around Boots I found that they had a specific line for Blemish Prone skin (that's me) and decided to give it a go.

The active ingredients in this line include Rosemary, Amazonian Clay and Willow Bark.

Cleanser: This is a foam, mousse consistency, which does not sting or make my skin feel tight after using it. It left my skin feeling fresh and soft. I have been using it in the shower after my Garnier PureActive and massaging it in with the brush on top of that. 

Toner: You can actually see the clay in this product when it has been left to settle. I use this with cotton pads and lightly dab it all over my face. This did leave a slight tightening feeling to my skin, however I think this is due to the clay taking out the oils. 

Moisturiser: This is a very light moisturiser, great if you have oily skin. I apply a tiny amount of this all over my face and leave it to sink in. I've felt that this has smoothed out the appearance of my skin and has left it much softer. 

I really like the packaging of this line too. It looks all natural and 'good for you'. 

I've been using all three products day and night since I bought them, and although I've not been using this line long enough to see a vast improvement, I have noticed that redness has been reduced and new blemishes are not coming out as much. My overall skin texture has changed and my make up goes on so much smoother after using this moisturiser beforehand too. 

I still really want to try Liz Earle, but really want my skin to improve first so I can really see the benefits. There are also some more products in this line I'd like to try such as the face masks and tinted face moisturiser. 

Do you have any tips, tricks or product suggestions to control blemishes?

Much Love,