It is safe to say that my skincare regime in my twenties and early thirties was non-existent.
I was one of those annoyingly lucky people who had clear skin and looked much younger than my years – I even got asked for ID on my 30th birthday!
It is only in the last few years that I have noticed a dramatic difference in my skin. I was diagnosed with acne rosacea in my late twenties, but was only really affected by redness in my cheeks which has steadily got worse as the years go by. I then started to get the spots and sensitive skin that are associated with it and started to look for skincare products that would help calm my skin and reduce the signs of ageing that I am noticing more and more.
It is fair to say that I have spent a fortune on skincare in the last few years, trying expensive brands that promise the world which either don’t deliver or irritate my skin and whilst I have found a brand I like, it is on the pricey side and I cannot justify spending so much money on a cosmetic product.
I received some Boots Botanics products to try and have to admit that was skeptical about the product as prices start from just £2.
The Botanics Skincare range takes pride in being inspired by nature itself with scientific experts working with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, to choose the right extracts to include in their range of organic skincare, bath and body products. Together they seek out ingredients for their particular benefits for their extensive range of affordable products.
I tried the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution which really feels as gentle as water on the skin, but has the ability to dissolve make-up, unclog pores and remove impurities. It is normally a cleanser that upsets my skin the most, irritating my skin across my cheeks and around the eyes but in the three weeks of using it I have had no issues. I got back from Camp Bestival yesterday and having worn no make-up for the four days, I wasn’t sure I needed a cleanser, but the amount of grime that came off my face was horrid.
The Boots Botanics All Bright Purifying Scrub is enriched with brightening hibiscus and is suitable for all skin types. I use this once a week and my skin feels noticeable smoother to the touch since using it.
It is the Boots Botanics All Bright Day Cream that is my favourite product from the range. Suffering from Rosacea, the sun aggravates my skin and this has an SPF15 protection that protects the skin as well as brightening and moisturising my skin.
Finally, the Boots Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm works to provide skin with an instant pick-me-up effect, promoting a brighter, fresher and more radiant complexion all day long. For best results you need to apply this silky balm over moisturised skin for a glowing base on its own or as an excellent make-up primer. Did you know that this product is often referred to as a dupe of the MAC Strobe cream!
Three weeks in and I am a convert to the Boots Botanics range. My skin feels hydrated and smooth and having an affordable product that not only works, but doesn’t break the bank is a real bonus!
I urge you to try it whilst it is on offer at half price (in stores and on boots.com) now!
Disclaimer: I was sent a selection of Boots Botanics for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.