“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Day Cream / Subcategory: Lotion / What it does: Moisturizes / Product line: Boots Botanics „
This is a moisturising lotion for your face specifically dry or normal skin.
The bottle is a standard cheap flimsy toothpaste tube thingy, the lid just clips on and off but has the tendency to get stuck and the lotion stays on the end and dries out meaning you have to clean it a lot! the liquid inside is a yellowy custard colour (Mines different from the picture) which can also change a lot according to the back of the bottle which looks very fake and nothing like a plant based lotion should look like, also because of the type of bottle it looks like there's a lot of liquid inside but you can't seem to squeeze it out, no good! The bottle does not display the overall ingredients which will be no good if you have allergies!
Application of this is easy, but the lotion gets sticky and flyaway hairs always get stuck, you can smell the honey in there but there's also a fake perfumey smell on top of it which leads me not to trust the ingredients again! The lotion takes a really long time to settle and does remain sticky for a good while after you've applied it which can be annoying!
I know how much bad I have had to say about this product, sticky and not very attractive looking or smelling but one it is settle your face does feel really soft and does remain that way all day and it looks very smooth and doesn't have any of that shine!
As much as I don't believe how much of it is actually plant and natural, the rice bran and honey extracts (along with whatever else) have really worked well for me, I would have like a different bottle and the colour isn't do pretty but it does work! You can buy these for around five pounds which isn't in my usual budget though, so its not good if you need something cheap!
After deciding I need to reduce how much I spend on facial products to save a bit of money, I decided to try out boots Botanics Day Shift moisture Cream. I have the newer designed glass tub. Its still 50ml but I think it has increased frmo its old price, now costing £4.99 but they are currently on offer, any 2 products for £7.50. The Botanics range always appeared so natural looking so I was looking forward to using this.
First impressions, this 'Rice Bran and Honey' enriched cream has a thick white texture but sadly smells nothing like the ingredients it contains. Instead it has a synthetic and slightly floral, cheap scent. I'm used to the wonderful smell of Lush moisturisers and felt this was a major weakness to the product.
The texture looks thick but went onto my skin really lightly and sunk in well. It wasn't sticky or unpleasant in any way. My skin felt nice and soft afterwards, there was no major issues, however it didn't feel as silky as some moisturisers.The product seemed to last all day without needing topping up which was very usueful
The tub itself is made from glass which I think is wasteful and changing back to a tube could bring the price tag down. It does however look nice with its simple labeling and colour scheme of white and pale green. the tub has an easy to use metal/aluminium screw top lid. The product would be protected in this tub but the glass makes it a little too heavy to carry aorund in your bag.
Overall I thought the price was quite fair and my skin felt soft and moisturised all day. I only wish I could smell the wonderful rice bran and honey as this would definitely make me buy the product again, sadly its smells cheap and nasty and I wouldn't buy this product unless I was desperate and all others had sold out. The packaging is very wasteful too.
This moisturiser is a light cream for use under make up or on its own to be worn during the day. It contains 'active plant extracts' and, according to the bottle will 'keep moisture levels topped up for up to 24 hours.'
I am nearly 27 and I have always shied away from moisturisers because I have always had really bad skin and spots appear in a day that leave a mark for months. I have long struggled to find anything I can use on my face without it causing problems and can seldom wear make up because of this. However, throughout my teens and as I got older I heard more and more how important it is to moisturise, and that it makes a huge difference to your skin in the long run.
I decided to try Botanics Day Shift because I have been using one of their face scrubs for a couple of years and find it works really well for me.
So, the verdict:
This moisturiser has been really good for me. I find I don't need to use much at all at a time, nor every day, unless I feel like it. It is very light and not at all greasy and absorbs into your skin easily and quickly. After the first time I used it I could feel a difference in the softness and smoothness in my skin after the first day or two, and I find that it has consistently maintained that. The information on the bottle puts its powers down to being a natural product, using rice bran (whose protein supposedly 'bind in moisture') and honey ('adds rich moisture.') These extracts are verified by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as being authentic.
The ingredients list contains about 27 other things, which I largely don't understand, so check the list if you think you might be allergic to anything. Having said that, if you have sensitive skin (not an actual allergy) it is definitely worth trying because my skin can be and I have never had a problem with it.
The bottle is 75ml (2.5 US fluid oz.) and there is a short description advising how best to rub it in.
Botanics also sells a night shift version that I haven't felt the need to use as well as this one, that comes in a 50ml glass jar.
I always need to get a new moisturiser, I run out and can never get the one I've used before, or the mix is changed and it messes my skin up. So, pondering in Boots one day, I came across the Botanics range, and this cream in particular.
It's shown as a day lotion, but can be used in the morning and lasts up to 24 hours. The lotion contains rice bran protein and honey, which are said to "condition amd restore". Basically they make your skin all soft and lovely.
It's easy to squeeze a little out of the tube, and you don't need too much of it either. Just a splodge on a finger, and dab it on the skin before rubbing it in, as it says "with upward strokes". It doesn't take long for it to sink into the skin, and leaves your face smooth and feeling refreshed, perfect for a day outside in the winter.
I love this stuff, it costs £3.99 and is probably about as good as some of the more expensive ones. A shame is it comes in such a little tube.
I was on the lookout for a cheap and cheerful moisturiser after using up my M&S face cream that I'd been using recently. Being short of a few pennies this month I was looking for something that was good value for money but that was good to use on sensitive skin.
I was actually browsing along the travel size products in Boots for inspiration and came across a moisturiser from the botanics range of products. I was quite intrigued by the low price of £1.95 for a 50ml tube of one of their most popular products, the day shift moisture lotion.
On the front of the package it tells me that the Rice Bran protein in the cream helps condition and restore and honey adds rich moisture. I really liked the idea of having honey in the cream as this is a natural products that has been used in creams and lotions for years and is well known for its antioxidant and anti-microbial properties as well as being used to retain moisture.
The cream is dermatologically tested and contains natural plant extracts that have been authenticated by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, it's also specifically made for normal to dry skin which is perfect for me.
The moisturiser is a cream coloured thickish lotion more than a cream per say, it smells a little bit plastic and chemical like which is a quite off putting and unfortunately you can't smell the honey in the mixture at all which is a bit disappointing given the claims on the front of the packaging.
The only down side to this moisturiser is that it's a little sticky after application, it leaves a tacky residue on your skin which is a little odd feeling but it doesn't seem to last too long. This is more like a light moisturiser for everyday use for more normal skins or for those that are a little bit dry as I don't think it quite has the intense moisturisation for very dry skin.
To say that it has active plant extracts and it contains natural products like honey, it has a bewildering array of complicated sounding ingredients in it which is a bit confusing and misleading given the blurb on the packaging being all about natural plant extracts.
I think I'll use up this small tube to get my money's worth but I don't think I'll bother buying it again, I prefer trying something a little less synthetic for everyday use.
I recently decided it was time to tidy out the basket where I keep all my skin care lotions and potions. Near the bottom I unearthed a forgotten tube of Boots Day Shift Moisture Lotion. It is from the Boots Botantics range and, to be honest, the only reason I purchased it was I had a money-off voucher for this particular range. I have very dry skin and use a lot of moisturiser, hence the reason for choosing this particular item.
The moisturiser claims to be suitable for normal or dry skin and comes in a 75ml transparent tube, The lotion itself is pale yellow or cream in colour and has a slight smell of plants which is not surprising as plant extracts are among the ingredients which the tube claims are authenticated by the Royal Botantic Gardens at Kew.. I think we are supposed to be impressed by this fact but it didn't sway me one way or the other, when making the decision to buy. It also includes Queen of the Prairie which if like me, you had never heard of, is a plant with a frothy flower that resembles foam. However, it must have been included for something other than its perfume as, upon investigation, found out that it has little or no scent
The tube has a pop up lid and this, combined with the see through packaging, makes it easy to squeeze out just the amount you want. The lotion has a light clean smell which hits you when you open the tube; however the texture is different from what I thought it would be. I l prefer the lightness of lotions to the heaviness of creams but I feel this product falls between the two i.e. not as light as lotion but not as heavy as cream. I like a moisturiser to be absorbed instantly leaving me with the feeling that it was never there, except for leaving a lovely soft, nourished skin. This lotion just didn't do this for me. For a start, it is ever so slightly thicker than normal lotions and when applied to my skin, left it feeling tacky. I applied some to my face about an hour ago and I can still feel it tacky on my skin. I certainly wouldn't like to apply make-up on top of it as I don' think it would go on very evenly.
I will finish the tube but I think I am more likely to apply it as a night cream before going to bed rather than using it as the day moisturiser it claims to be. If looking for the advantages of buying this product all I can say is it is quite cheap (it can currently be bought online from Boots for £2.41) and the tube is easy to pop in your handbag. Other than that, I really am not impressed and certainly will not be buying it again.
When it comes to face moisturiser it's something I use every day. In fact Mum says I own more face creams and lotions and potions that are stocked in Boots and I'd say realistically she's not far wrong to be honest! I get through tons of the stuff having wearing it throughout the day and then re-applying it under make up if I go out and then using something at night and that's without serums and eye-creams etc as well! If I was to work out how much I spend a month on stuff like this I'm sure I'd scare the hell out of myself!
Boots is to blame for this obsession though. There's always special offers on and extra points to be had on my advantage card and free gifts and that and me, well I'm unable to resist to be honest and I end up getting great deals and saving money but at the same time I end up purchasing a lot of stuff I really don't need which brings me nicely on to this product!
Now I love Time Delay and No7 products that Boots give the world. However this Boots range, Botanics for me is incredibly hit and miss yet I always persist in purchasing stuff in the vain hope something will blow me away one day! A few of the bath and body products I've loved as treatments but hated the smell of them which is awful if your using them on the body and like lazing about in a bath tub of some stinky rubbish and the worst part of it all is that the benefits it gives to the skin are visible and touchable and what's one to do? Well me I'm not the type to put up and shut up or suffer in silence so I haven't been purchasing many Botanics products of late. Until I saw a few things in the range for my face I was interested in purchasing because they were on offer and I had a few points on my advantage card to spend!
75ml see through bottom opening see through tube with flip top lid situated to the bottom which is also made of clear plastic and covers a small hole. On the front label which is white and light green I'm told Active Plant Extracts, Face Normal/Dry Day Shift Moisture Lotion, Rice Bran Protein Conditions And Restores Honey Adds Rich Moisture. Under that and written length-ways down the tube I'm told it's Boots, The Power Of Plants, Botanics and besides that there is a scribble of like some leaves that are a pale light green in colour and contrast against the label. On the back I'm told how to use the product, size is stated (75ml), ingredients are listed, contact details for Boots are given, the recycle symbol is shown and finally there is a bar-code. All in all it's nice, simple and informative packaging and looks like it's to do a job rather than being a fancy pants product.
About The Product....According To Boots (as no information on my tube)....
All skin needs moisture throughout the day, but for some people, fresh lotions feel more comfortable than a rich cream, this Botanics Day Shift Moisture Lotion for Normal or Dry Skin is designed to hydrate and keep moisture levels.
Extracts authenticated by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
How To Use....
Use daily, alone or under make up, following your cleansing routine. Massage into skin using upwards strokes. Dermatologically tested. (Colour may vary due to natural extracts).
Well as Boots tell us this is more of a 'fresh' lotion than a cream. That is a spot on description I feel! It comes out the tube easily though you do have to gently squeeze the tube a little to get the lotion out so it isn't drippy or runny to use. The lotion is a light cream colour and has a nice, rich gloss to it and looks creamy all at the same time.
Smell wise this is beautiful I think. To me is has a zingy fragrance mixed with a light honey smell that's very well blended and smooth to the nostrils. It's just very fresh, light and airy really and not overly fragrant but nice while it's being applied smell wise although does after half an hour on the face and neck lose that smell totally really.
So you apply it to a clean face and neck of course. I find about the size of a 10p is more than enough. At first it glides, then it dries as your trying to apply it and I feel a dragging on my fingertips slightly so I have to work at blending rather quickly. If I'm quick and dab my face with the lotion fist I feel it makes life easier and quickly rub it in. In this instance I get an even, light coverage. Otherwise I find I can apply too much of the product and get it feeling a bit heavy and mask like. When it gets heavy and mask like your stuck with it as the feeling doesn't just wear off gradually over time. I found one day I applied too much, could feel it on my face all too heavy and I went out with no make up on and when I got in my face felt so grimy and dirty it was awful! So you need to avoid that experience and not think oh well I'll put make up over the top cos then your looking at caked on make up that feels cloggy as hell. on top of this You can achieve good results with this but just don't over do it and get greedy by using too much.
Once a thin layer is on the face then you can go eau natural or as Boots let you know you can go over the top with make up, it's your choice and this can happily house a face of make up over the top without interfering. It gives a nice, smooth base to work with and gently hydrates under make up or alone, it really doesn't mind how you use it.
While on the face it doesn't irritate, not my sensitive eyes, or spots or open pores. It doesn't make my face feel overly moisturised and at the same time doesn't make my skin feel or look oily. Providing you haven't got too much on you can forget it's there and it drys within a couple of minutes.
However I haven't seen or felt any results. Either when it's on my face and/or neck or in the long term but having said that all Boots offer me is to hydrate my skin and does it do that? Not particularly. I mean yes and no. As I stated it doesn't make me feel greasy or dry and I guess it's better than using nothing on my face at all but it certainly hasn't given my skin any real benefits! Wrinkles, frown lines etc are still visible when this is on the face and no difference has been made so when I read that it's meant to hydrate my face my mind wandered and made me think that maybe it would give me some elasticity and therefore help those areas out. No, not for me.
I wouldn't recommend this product because for me at 34 years old I feel I need a little bit more than this can give me but maybe if you have a little bit of dry skin on the face and no other problems (i.e 18 and fresh faced with youth on your side lol) this could and would be enough but me well I simply need more daily help than this sadly offers me.
Only available in Boots. The usual price is £3.91 per 75ml tube but at the time of publishing this review it is £2.41 a tube and is on offer. Also available in 50ml sizes within gift sets at the moment that are also on offer!
A light textured, easily absorbing moisturiser /