I’m a big fan of Boots Botanics range. I use several of their products regularly. The price range is very appealing and they’re often on offer so you can pick up some good quality skin care for a really affordable price. This is the first time I’ve used Botanics Protecting Day Cream but I have been using it for around 6 weeks now so I think that’s a decent amount of time to get acquainted with a skin care product.
Reading reviews on the Boots site it seems this is a reformulated product. It certainly has a bit of scent something I guess the previous version didn’t have. This doesn’t bother me too much, it fades pretty quickly. However, I can’t put it near my eyes as it makes them water up so a separate eye cream is needed with this.
The product itself is a light, creamy texture that absorbs easily and doesn’t leave any greasy residue behind on my sensitive/combination skin. It leaves a slight glow on the skin that gives an instant look of perkiness, which is good. It’s comparable to MAC’s Strobe cream but not as in your face. It claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but unfortunately I haven’t seen any evidence of this. It contains provitamin A and “targeted hyaluronic acid technology to help boost collagen production” which is supposed to fight visible signs of ageing. It also contains Ginkgo, a powerful antioxidant. And it has an SPF 15. Despite it not really living up to it’s claims for me, I like this day cream. It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, it absorbs nicely and doesn’t exacerbate oiliness in my t-zone, and it leaves my skin soft and smooth for makeup application. Plus I bought it for something like £3.99 on offer.
Have you tried the Boots Botanic Range?