Monday, 4 June 2012

Skincare Purchases: Boots Botanics...

Willowbark, Marshmallow and Rosewater are three of the ingredients which feature in the new re-branded Boots Botanics range. Recently I've started taking a keen interest in skin care, I have acne-prone combination/oily skin and it's a nightmare to keep under control. My usual skincare routine consists of the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit range and this has really been working for me. As a result, I've been looking for little add-ins that will compliment my skin type and help to improve its overall look without make up.

The first product I picked up was the Mattifying Day Cream with SPF 15 to combat my oily skin. This contains willowbark which contains an element of salicylic acid which is great for the treatment of acne. This is a great lightweight day moisturiser, but it does not mattify for a long time. You can notice the effect as soon as it is put on, but after a couple of minutes, my face is no longer matte, which is really disappointing. I have noticed a reduction in break-outs since I started using it however, but I don't know whether this is purely down to this product or to the fact I have become pretty religious and thorough with my skincare.  

The second product, which I really do like, is the Ultra Calming Night Cream with marshmallow, great for soothing sensitive skin. This is a lovely thick night cream which soaks into the skin. It does not feel heavy on the skin, and when I wake up the next morning my skin just looks more radiant. It smells reminiscent of the Soap and Glory Hand Food too which is a bonus.

Finally, for facial skincare, I picked up the Rosewater Toning Spritz. I use this after I've removed all of my makeup and cleansed my skin by spritzing it a couple of times over my face and removing it with a cotton pad. It removes all remaining traces of my makeup and makes my skin feel really fresh and my pores look reduced. 
The last product I picked up was this Sugar Scrub. It contains grapeseed oil so is great for dry skin types such as mine. I picked this up on a whim as I had a build-up of fake tan that needed scrubbing off. This smells really nice and the sugar particles aren't too big and harsh on the skin. It left my skin feeling soft and looking really healthy, without a greasy residue that a lot of scrubs can leave behind. It definitely helped to rid my knees and elbows of the awkward orange patches! For just £5.99 for 450ml of product, this is great value for money too. 

Have you tried anything from the Botanics range at Boots?

Much Love,