Hi gals how are you all!? hope you are all great! so here is my Botanics Skin Care Products Review!
I’ve always loved skin care and love taking my make up off just as much as I love putting it on but I’m not usually one for spending loads on products especially if they are in small quantities… However I’m totally obssesed with the brand Origins at the moment but before I goa nd speand a load of money on some stuff I want from them, I thought I would try out a cheaper alternative and also a brand that I’ve liked for a while now. I’m runnign out of a few of my favourite skincare things and thought I would try out something new.
The Botanics range from Boots has various products for different skin types which I think is great and it may sound silly but my dad absolutely swears by some of their mens products. So whilst looking at the various products they do and reading reviews, I saw that Boots were offering 1/3 off the whole range. The toal amount of all these products was about £20 (and 30p if I’m being really precise!) which is about the same cost as 1 product from Origins so I feel like I’ve got some absolute bargains!! All the prices shown are what I paid for them wit the 30% off
So here’s what I got and why….
Shine Away Mattifying Day Cream SPF15 – 50ml – £3.33
So I got this as one of my other favourite mattifying moisturisers was the La Roche Posay one, however that was about £14 and I couldn’t justify spending that all the time. I’ve got high hopes for this product and although I don’t have really oily skin. Ive used this once and its nice and thick but sinks in quickly.
Shine Away Mattifying Gel Cream – 50ml – £3.32
I got this mainly because it was still mattifying but it doesn’t contain any SPF like the day cream which would make it ideal for if I was going out and there was a chance id have my picture taken. I was interested to see how this compares to the Clinique Moisture Surge which is also a gel and this sinks in just as quickly. I already prefer this to the cream version as I feel its a bit lighter on the skin. But it makes a really nice base for make up.
All Bright Hydrating Night Cream – 50ml – £3.33
I currently use the Olay Beauty Fluid at night but I also use it in the day aswell so I thought it would be good to try an actual night cream and see if I notice a difference.
All Bright Purifying Face Scrub – 75ml – £2.66
After falling in love with Origins ‘Modern Friction’ but not loving the £30 price tag that coems with it, I decided to try out this face scrub and see how it compares
All Bright Soothing Eye Make Up Remover – 150ml – £2.66
So my usual clenser Cetaphil does a fantastic job at taking off my eye makeup so I’ve never really needed a separate remover. I have now tried this and i found it was really oily and quite uncomfortable for me to use as i do wear contact lenses. I’m going to try and persevere but i definitely wont be buying this again.
Ultra Calm Gentle Clensing Cream – 250ml – £2.99
Although I love taking off my clenser with a muslin cloth, sometimes I don’t always have the time or access the the bathroom (due to the bf watching films on his phone in the bath!) so I love using cleansers that can be massaged in and removed with cotton wool pads. My holy grail is Cetaphil but I’m currently trying out one by Origins and will also be trying this so I will deinfitely be doing a comparison post in the future and letting you know if anything can knock Cetaphil off the best clenser throne!
All Bright Cleansing Face Wipes (x25) – £2.33
Now I mainly got these as if you spent £20 you got free delivery to a Boots store. However occasionally I I am staying over somewhere, I sometimes find it a bit of a faff to take my massive bottle of Cetaphil or a clenser and a muslin cloth, so I figured these could come in handy for over night stays as theya re a bit more portable and travel friendly.
Even without the 30% off I feel the Botanics range is really afforable andhas lots of lovely products and also cheaper alternatives to hyped up (and often expensive) beauty products
The only thing i was a bit disappointed in was the packaging as it looked pretty basic after you took it out of the box. But this doesnt affect the actual product so im not too fussed.
I’m so excited to try out these product together and see how my skin likes them.. I will update you soon once I’ve used them for a while but if there are any products you would like a review on then please let me know and I will make a special effort to create an in depth review ith my thoughts on it 🙂