Thursday, 15 November 2012

Review // Boots Botanics Radiant Youth Replenishing Night Cream

First rule of beauty, moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!! 

I feel like sometimes people don’t realise the importance of this, even if you were born with perfectly hydrated skin that never dries out (poor you), you can never under estimate the power of moisturising and its ability to make your make-up sit perfectly.  I have friends who tell me they cannot find a good foundation because most will wear off or go blotchy, I tell them it is probably not the foundation, its their lack of moisturiser.

This brings me to my next point, night cream., this is a 'must have' for every girl.  The reason I choose a night cream over a day cream is simply because I think its less hassle.  I am very impatient and also not a very good morning person, so to wake up every morning, apply day cream and wait the recommended 10 minutes for it to absorb into my skin before I apply my make up is just not going to happen.

With a night cream, I add it to my bedtime routine, applying it just before I go to sleep and leaving it for a whole 8 hours to sink it and make me beautiful.

On a recent trip to boots I was on the hunt for a new night cream and I decided I wanted to try to spend as little as possible, with using the cream so often it’s not nice to have to fork out £20 each time, this brought me to the Boots Botanics range.

Now I KNOW the product I have chosen is recommended for ‘mature skin’ and to help wrinkles, which at 26, I should not have to worry about yet, but my thinking is, why not start early?  It couldn’t hurt right?  It was the only night cream in the range in stock, so I got my granny on for the day.

The first thing that attracted me was the price.  I cannot remember the exact price but I think it was around the £4.95 mark, bargain! Looking online, it says this cream is £6.99, perhaps it was on offer in my local Boots or I got a smaller tub, either way, the price is not too shabby and very much worth it.

The second thing was that it is all natural.  When it comes to using a cream on my face every day, I think natural is best, you don’t want to spend your life rubbing chemicals into your face, the Botanics range is great for this.  This particular cream is “enriched with protective ginko”- I assume some sort of plant.

I have been applying this every night before bed for over a week now, and I can officially give it the thumbs up.  It smells amazing without being perfumed, in fact, it actually smells natural, which may sound weird but if you try this you will know what I mean, you can smell the plant effect of it and it gives you a sense of reassurance that this is natural product you are using.

The cream goes on really smoothly and dries in really quickly, also it spreads well so you don’t have to use very much each night.  The big test for me was waking up in the morning to see if it had left my skin oily or greasy.  I have had this happen with various brands of night cream before, I would wake up and touch my skin and my finger would slide down it, (so sexy) but this time the cream had fully absorbed and my skin felt normal, just a little softer.

This night cream is light, smells nice, all- natural, cheap and left my skin soft and of course wrinkle free :)  I recommend it to anyone who wants to stay moisturised and free of dry skin this winter.

For the full Botanics range click here.

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  1. OOOOo this could be worth a try. Im 26 too, definitely think the wrinkles are on their way ek

  2. I recently bought a botanicals night cream too and I really like it. Definitely good value for the price I paid. I'll be posting my review soon.