Affordable skincare which really works.
The old quote, ‘you get what you pay for’. We are all familiar with this saying and sometimes this rings true. However there are times this statement is questionable and today is one of those days.
How I love it when a product pops up which really does work and you could be forgiven for thinking that it is much more expensive than it actually is. No more waffling, it’s time to talk Botanics.
I have been a fan of Boots’ plant range as a whole for many years. I have tried a tonne of products and liked them, however nothing really stood out for me as ‘wow’! Of course, there were products I got along with but nothing which really gave me the feeling of ‘OMG if this is discontinued, how will my skin survive?’
That is until now…
Botanics Softening Cleanser
Let’s talk logically and start with the cleanser.
I have been using this creamy cleanser for a second cleanse. First off I use any micellar water I have on the go and then sweep a little of this on a cotton pad all over the skin.
82% Organic, Botanics’ Softening Cleanser is packed with Organic Rosehip Extract (rich in omegas and essential fatty acids). It feels cooling on the skin and a treat to use. This creamy cleanser removes everything with ease and feels nourishing to the skin. Some cleansers feel as though they are literally stripping the life out of your skin. Botanics feels like it’s working hard to treat and almost look after the skin. I have dry skin (you’re probably already aware of this), however this cleanser works in harmony with my skin to leave my complexion feeling fresh and clean and looking radiant and glowy. It’s suitable for all skin types.
It smells fairly natural, slightly on the herbal side with a hint of rose.
Not tested on animals. Formulated without Parabens. Contains certified Organic ingredients.
Botanics Refreshing Toning Spritz
After cleansing, I have been applying the star of the show. I love a face mist/spritz and this has been a favourite in my routine for a while now.
A Chantecaille Rose Water Dupe?
Many moons ago I tried Chantecaille’s Pure Rose Water when making a dash through Harrods. It was refreshing, lovely and left my skin feeling soft and soothed. It had a huge price tag to match. At the time it reminded me very much of Botanics 100% Organic Toning Spritz (with Rosewater).
And after nearly using all of this bottle up, I’m more convinced than ever it’s a dupe. Chantecaille’s version is sold out everywhere. And for the same amount of product it’s over £50 more expensive!
The scent is the same. Both are light and refreshing on the skin. If Botanics’ version was poured into a swanky bottle, I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
I am obsessed with this toning spritz and used alongside the matching cleanser they work perfectly together to leave skin feeling soft, clean and refreshed.
My cupboards are overflowing with fancy skincare. Swanky cleansers, toners and face masks. As a beauty blogger when you do discover something as good as a product with a £50 price tag it makes both a welcome and refreshing change. My bank account thanks me too.
Next time you are in Boots I really do urge you to give these products a go (especially if you have dry and sensitive skin like myself), they are a real treat to use and almost give me Elemis/Darphin vibes. Superb!
Have you tried anything from this range? What do you think? And have you tried the Chantecaille Rose Water?
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