Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Beauty | Affordable Skincare From Boots Botanics

Does affordable skincare really work? Is it really worth spending that extra money if you can find something more affordable that actually works? This is what I've been asking myself for the past few weeks as I've switched my skincare for something a little more purse friendly. Would you believe these four Boots Botanics products cost me a grand total of £5! Yupp, you heard me, five whole British pounds!



The packaging drew me in to purchase originally, but it's reading that the range uses the power of plants within it's products that really sealed the deal for me. After religiously using the 100% natural Antique Apothecary Athina moisturiser and falling hook line and sinker for it's plant based goodness, I certainly had high hopes for the Boots Botanics products.


To begin cleansing & to remove the vast majority of my makeup I've been using the Boots Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub. The scrub contains tiny pieces of walnut shell and crushed apricot seeds which buffs away any flaky or dead skin, leaving the face feeling super smooth and refreshed. To keep the skin bright, Boots Botanics use natural AHA's & Hibiscus which not only leave the skin looking more radiant, but it also leaves a pretty fresh & floral scent too which is lovely.

A less abrasive option to cleanse is with the Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash which has a gel like consistency that lathers up quickly providing a gentle foam. The product removes makeup really quickly and surprisingly provides the skin with so much added moisture. It's a really beautiful product to use both morning and night as it leaves the skin feeling so refreshed and nourished. Reading the back of the packaging Boots Botanics states that it's products are tested on people, which I think it bloody brilliant & the absolute right way to do it. Hallelujah!

To remove any excess eye makeup I like to go in with the Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream. To be honest I picked this up thinking it was a micellar water, so was a little surprised when the product came out as a cream, silly me didn't read the packaging properly and even though it wasn't what I thought it'd be, I've really enjoyed using it. Being a cream formula I find the cleanser to be really nourishing to the skin. It's an added bonus for me that it removes impurities.

I'm not so great at using serums, truth be told it's always something I forget about when it comes to my skincare routine. I've been doing well with this one though, and  I think it's purely because the Boots Botanics All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum looks beautiful on my bathroom vanity. The frosted glass bottle is out on display loud and proud makning me want to reach for it, both for my morning & my evening skicare routine. The serum provides the skin with radiance & the lightweight formula helps leave my face looking more supple and glowy.


I picked these products up for £2.50 each while they were on a buy one get one free offer, so only paid £5 for the four & after trying them, it's got to be one of the best fivers I've spent. Whats your go to skincare brand? What would you recommend? 

Claire.X




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  1. That is such a good price! Even without the discount to be fair. I love the packaging too! I have never used a serum in my life but I really want to. Next Boots trip I''m looking for these! xx

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