Good skincare can be pricey. However, when I came across the Botanics range and tested it out, I realised that there’s something rather special about this drugstore brand. Not only is it affordable but it’s also a very effective skincare range – one that is pretty much on par with some of the more high-end skincare products that I love.
Botanics is a natural skincare brand available exclusively at Boots. The brand has several ranges which target different skin types:
- Hydration Burst range, which is enriched with Clary Sage and is great for nourishing dry skin
- All Bright range, which contains Hibiscus and targets dull skin
- Radiant Youth range, powdered by Ginkgo to target the early signs of ageing
- Triple Age Renewal range, which contains Purple Orchid to plump and smoothen ageing skin
- Organic range, which contains Rosehip to nourish the skin and help restore its glow
As my skin tends to get quite dry in the autumn/winter I decided to give the Hydration Burst range a spin over the past month. As I mention, this range is enriched with Clary Sage – a plant that has a self-activating ability to store water in dry conditions, thereby making it the perfect ingredient to help retain moisture in dry, dehydrated skin.
I use micellar cleansers every night to remove my makeup as I find they are so easy and efficient to use – just pop some onto a cotton pad, wipe over any makeup you wish to remove and you’re done! This micellar water from the Botanics Hydration Burst range has an ultra-mild yet very effective formula, specifically designed for dry and sensitive skin and is great for removing makeup from the face, eyes and lips. It is alcohol-free and infused with Clary Sage, ensuring that your skin doesn’t feel tight or dry once you have removed your makeup. Available here.
This is probably my favourite item from the entire range – it is such a clever product! This is described as a ‘dual action’ cleanser, which really intrigued me. When you squeeze the product out of the tube, it comes out as a rich gel with a very mild clean floral scent. You massage the gel on to dry skin then wet your hands and massage the product further into your skin whilst it magically transforms into a hydrating milk cleanser! This makes it feel really moisturising on the skin and it also makes rinsing the product off your face really quick. I am always left with super soft, nourished skin after using this, making it a product I’d highly recommend! Available here.
Ahh, a light serum – there’s nothing my skin enjoys drinking up more! I really enjoy using serums before using a moisturiser on my face as I find that they can make a huge difference to the way my skin looks and feels. The Botanics Hydration Burst Light Serum feels really gentle on the skin, calming any sensitivity whilst locking in moisture. A definite must-have if you’re after a fuss-free serum that does what it says on the (metaphorical) tin. Available here.
I’m normally in a bit of a rush in the mornings, so if I do take the time to moisturise before applying my makeup, I’d normally only do so with a lightweight moisturiser that is quickly absorbed into the skin (after all, who has time to wait around in the mornings!?) The Botanics Hydration Burst Day Cream is a lightweight moisturiser that moisturises the skin without leaving it feeling greasy. It’s gentle, natural ingredients mean that it is great for sensitive skin and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed. Available here.