“ Brand: Boots / Type: Body Scrub / Subcategory: Polish / Suitable for: Body / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Smoothes, „
I always feel that my skin is dry, especially in the winter so I try to exfoliate regularly to keep my skin smooth and soft.
Boots Botanic Body Polish has caught my eye a few times when I've been in Boots, so when the exfoliator I was using ran out I though I'd give it a try. It costs £3.49 from Boots, but it's usually on some sort of offer - currently 3 for 2 with a free gift bag when you buy three items (you can never have too many gift bags!)
I do like Botanics products, because I think that it's always good to use natural products on your skin and the natural ingredients in Botanics products are all ethically sourced so it's a conscience-free luxury for me.
The body polish comes in a tube with a fliptop lid at the bottom. The tube is transparent so you can see exactly how much you have left. The body polish itself is the colour of avacado - very attractive! But when you squeeze some out of the tube its appearance is forgiven because it smells surprisingly gorgeous! One of the main ingredients is apricot seeds. so the product smells deliciously of apricots. The product isn't as 'gritty' as I like my exfoliators to be, I was a bit disappointed when I started to use it, its more like an everyday exfoliating body wash than a couple of times a week body exfoliator.
I've been using it everytime I wash my hair - about 2 or 3 times a week and I do feel that my skin is noticeably smoother for using it. The product contains cocoa butter which smoothes the skin, so perhaps this is why the product isn't so grainy.
I'm really pleased with the way my skin looks after using this product for a few weeks and I'm glad that I still have another two unopened bottles to take me through the winter!
The product leaves your skins smelling slightly of apricots which is lovely!
I'd definitely recommend this product, it's a great price for a great quality product which smells lovely and leaves your skins soft and smooth.
I don't know about everyone else but in the winter I seem to need exfoliating alot more. My skin dries up, gets flaky and pimply and generally just feels awful so I tend to buy lots of different exfoliators through these months. One I recently purchased was the Boots Botanics Body Polish which cost me £3.49 for a 200ml tube. I've used a few items from the Botanics range and liked them so I was expecting great things. The term "body polish" makes me think of super smooth skin that feels like it's been polished so the advertising on this clearly worked on me!
The tube has a flip top lid that it stands on so no shaking the product down mid-shower. The label tells us it has crushed apricot seed and centella for soft and radiant skin. It also contains cocoa butter which should moisturise the skin once the particles have scrubbed away the dead skin. Apparently Centella is a plant that is used for a number of skin conditions. Warnings are not to apply to damaged skin and keep it out of your eyes, as if I was going to exfoliate my eyeballs anyway! As with all Botanics products it contains plant extracts so colours may vary and the plant extracts are authenticated by Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.
My tube contains a sort of murky beige-green colour creamy liquid with obvious brown grains in it. Once the liquid is squeezed out it becomes obvious it is fairly thick and stodgy which makes it easy to apply without spilling any. This should be applied to damp skin, rubbed around in circular motions and then rinsed off. It smells fresh but like it has almonds in there although I don't see almonds listed on the back.
So take one flaky pimply body add water then use this. I did just that and scrubbed the product around on my body, it has plenty of particles in it but I think they would have been better if they had been finer. Once I'd done that I rinsed it off under the shower which was simple to do as it comes off easily and doesn't leave any behind. The smell is lovely and you don't need a shower gel afterwards.
Once I'd dried off I decided to rub my hands down my legs which are the worst areas along with my upper arms. Disappointingly I still had lots of pimply bits there and I've used other exfoliators which smoothed most of those away after one application. I continued to use this a couple of times a week but I still had the pimply areas. Although it is mildly moisturising it isn't sufficient for my dry skin and I still have to apply a separate moisturiser afterwards. If you had oily or normal skin this would probably suffice though.
Although I liked the smell and the consistency of the product I can't really rave about it's effectiveness. I still have pimply areas after using this for a few weeks so it hasn't made a huge difference in that respect. As I said before I think finer grit would be more effective. It's a product that I can say is ok but not something I feel the need to enthuse about.
It is cheap though and the tube will last a while, it smells nice and is easy to apply. Shame about my pimply bits though! 3 stars from me but I think my dry skin was too much for this product.
I have had Bath Botanics Smooth-Skin Body Polish on my bathroom shelf for quite a while so I thought it was about time I wrote a review on it!
Botanics is a brand created by Boots which goes by the philosophy that 'if plant extracts are pure enough and at the right levels they can provide significant health and beauty benefits'. This body polish contains Aloe Vera, which is known to moisturise, smooth and rejuvenate skin, and natural ground walnut shell, which exfoliates away dead skin cells. These ingredients combine to apparantly 'soften, smooth and brighten' the skin.
The body polish comes in a clear plastic tub with green labels, which looks nice and natural. The scrub itself is a minty green colour with little dark brown flecks which I assume are the ground up pieces of walnut shells.
The scrub has quite a thin, smooth texture. It is not really harsh and grainy and thick like a lot of scrubs are these days. It seems at first as though it won't have much exfoliating power but once you rub it into your skin you can really feel it scrubbing away. It is gentler than many other scrubs though, which is good if you have sensitive skin but also means that if you have any really rough patches then you might need something stronger.
I really like this body polish. It is effective without being harsh, and it leaves my skin gently smoothed. It also doesn't leave any oily residue behind which is something that annoys me about many 'moisturising' body scrubs. It just leaves my skin fresh and clean.
Unfortunately I cannot see this particular body polish for sale on the Boots website at the moment, though other body scrubs in the Botanics range are available. If you want to try this one, you might need to look on Ebay. I will be looking out for it in Boots and if they reintroduce it I will be stocking up.