“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Face Cream / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Calms / Product line: Boots Botanics „
I suffer with sensitive skin and cant use a lot of products including big brands like Este Lauder and Clinique but the botanics range really suits my skin.
My skin is usually quite dry especially around the nose and cheeks yet i find this product really works. I smoother it over my face day or night and i wake up and my skin is so soft. The only downside is im not sure if its just my skin but i need to use it every day to keep it soft.
I find that because it has natural extracts there are no perfumes it doesn't irritate my skin like other products do. I personally don't think the product has a funny smell or anything.
I can use as much as this as i like and i don't get greasy skin. I have used this product on holiday after sun burn and it helped to moisturise my face.
You also don't need to use a lot of it i use it on a daily basis and it usually lasts me around 2-3 months a little bit goes a long way.
I find that for the value of the product really good my mum uses clinque cream which i buy her every Christmas for £50 however i don't see the difference it is really good value for money.
Boots Botanic Face Sensitive Skin Calming Cream
I actually only went into Boots for the Botanics Facial Scrub which don't think I've reviewed yet, I notice that the price had gone up so much (£4!) I didn't really want to get it. I was really hesitant about getting it but they were doing a promotion of a Three for Two offer so I ended up choosing the facial scrub, eye cream and this face cream!
Anyway, back to the facial cream.
* What is it?*
This facial cream is in their sensitive range and is the skin calming cream which contains marshmallow which helps soothing calm and murdered apparently the cream is suppose help reduce skin reactivity which will help it looking healthy and radiant. It is particularly designed for delicate sensitive skin a contains marshmallow which is rich in natural sugars to help soothe hydrate and protect skin and is also do contain certain SPF 15 sunscreen.
The cream comes in a 50 ml colourless frosted glass jar with a silver lined metal lid. Packaged in a light pastel green and white box with floral leaf patterns printed on it, it does somehow resemble something bought from Laura Ashley.
*The cream itself*
Opening the lid, the cream looks like yoghurt in appearance, almost snow white and just looking at it the consistency already looks quite thick. I would say little goes a long way with this cream, after applying, my face already looks quite greasy. I have also tried using less, they need just a little dab - but still I get a shiny sheen on my face that lasts through the day if I don't apply make-up. I am not sure if it's just the scene which is making a difference, but I do notice that my skin seems to look more brighter and radiant.
However after applying make up, particularly powder, the radiance seems to disappear -the effects of the cream doesn't seem to show through the make-up. However, at the end of the day, I noticed that my skin looks better in comparison to other days when my skin looks pretty tired and oily at the end of the day. So you would like to think that this cream is still working its way through the day. Apparently, the cream is supposed to reduce skin sensitivity, so this may be why my skin looks better at the end of the day because it has not reacted to stresses and pollutants encountered during the day.
it's such a shame, because although this cream is quite good, the smell is pretty bad. Okay, maybe not as terrible as it sounds, but is I just feel about the smell could be improved or changed. Nice posh creams are not supposed to smell like this, no matter how good and effective it is, do something about it! The smell, is quite difficult to describe, all I can say is it is not a pleasant smell or aroma - the closest I can probably say is, it is almost similar to stale yoghurt - it does play on your mind the first few hours, but after a couple of days of application I can just about tolerated, but please try to make the cream smell nicer!
The cream costs just over £6, which I think is not bad, for such cream for what it does think it's pretty good value and very reasonable. Boots were doing a special promotion of three-for-two, which makes it even better value for money plus you can get points from it! That's 24 p back in your pocket!
Overall, I've quite like this cream, although it does takes time to get used to as it is quite a rich cream, probably very good to the winter months but this you may need to experiment with the amount to be used over the coming months, but I think it would still be good to use as some form of protection against sun. I may be tempted to buy it again, but because of the smell little difficult to say right now!
I needed a new face cream and on my search for one with SPF (most don't) I was drawn to the Boots Botanics range containing plant extracts. It is priced at £5.99 for a 50ml pot but I purchased it along with another moisturiser on either a two for £7 or £9 promotion, I can't remember which.
It comes in an opaque jar with a silver screw-top lid. I really like this packaging for a number of reasons. You can use every last drop of cream so none goes to waste and the jar can be re-used. The two labels on the front and back follow the standard colour scheme of the range, pale green and white and tell us that this face sensitive skin calming cream contains marshmallow that soothes and calms and SPF15. The back has a long list of ingredients, including marshmallow and shea butter and peeling the sticker back tells you how it works.
The cream has no real smell and spreads very easily on the face. It does not take long to sink in so you can apply other products not long after. You can still feel it slightly when you touch your face later but it is nothing unpleasant.
It says it helps comfort sensitive skin. This is half true. I do have sensitive skin and using this normally is fine and it works well however sometimes when applying it it stings. This is normally at night, perhaps if the heating has been on and I have just had a shower and my face is feeling red and rough. To be honest I think most products would sting at that point.
It also does leave my skin looking healthy and radiant like it says. My cheeks have a nice shine to them.
I cannot remember exactly how long I have had this but it must be near four months and I have nearly finished it so it lasts well.
After recently realising that I have found a few products that I simply cannot live without and have been using exlusively for a couple of years now, I wanted to share these little 'life-savers' with you.
This moisturiser does it all, that is not a cliche' or a gimic, it is completely geniune. No matter how tempting i may find other moisturisers, it simply cannot do it all like this one can. And the main reason for that is due to the SPF 15 in the cream, I cannot find another moisturiser that is as soothing, thick but not tacky, simple yet luxurious, plain but complete, and last but not least, safe. In my opinion, using a moisturiser with an SPF content is the only obvious anti-aging protection. I have seen a few products with various SPF content but they are either too perfumed, too plain or unnecessarily packed with rubbish that I don't want to put on my skin. I also tend to find lovely moisturisers which don't have an SPF in it, and I am obviously not going to remember to put on sun lotion every day in addition to my skincare routine! So I was always very unsatisfied with this part of my skincare...
Since using this cream I have thrown out all of my other day moisturisers, it is simply pointless keeping them around, as I said before this is the one that does it all. It is uncoloured, smells beautiful without being overpowering, it is (in my opinion) the perfect thickness as I hate moisturisers that are too thin, but I don't want anything too thick or greasy. This gives a good coverage, is thick enough to have a long lasting effect, but absorbs well enough to provide a good base to make up without interferring with it. And most of all, I love that I go out every day knowing that my skin is lightly protected from the sun. After all, it isn't just those holidays that do the damage, it is the day to day long-term exposure to the sun which we often forget to protect ourselves in.
This cream also has shea butter and marshmallow in it, which softens and soothes the skin. It feels like it always lasts the full day, I've never found that after a few hours my skin started to feel dry and tight again, I can always tell if I've remembered to moisturise just by touching my skin.
You also get an awful lot of product in this pot, I always used to hate opening a pot to find that half of it is just glass and there is barely any moisturiser in it! This is incredibly generous and lasts a very long time, it is only £5.99 too!
I have been using this for a couple of years now and I have never switched, if you are just looking for an all rounder then this would be a safe bet. If an SPF content is important to you, then this is a must have.
The Boots Botanics sensitive skin calming cream is a wonderful product. It is an excellent moisuriser designed for calming reddened and over irritated skin. It contains extracts of marshmallow which is a root, which when applied to creams and cosmetics has soothing properties for the skin. The cream comes in a very attractive glass jar with a silver toned lid, and is beautifully natural looking in design. The jar is clearly and concisely labled with information on how to use the cream and lists the full ingrediants.
The cream itself is luxuriously thick and creamy, the sort of thickness as a lovely tub of clotted cream. When you open the lid the moisurizer smells utterly gorgeous, very floral and actually good enough to eat. The cream glides on really easily and you only need the tinyest amount to cover your entire face and neck. It sinks in after just a few minutes and it leaves your face feeling soft and smooth. The cream is non-greasy and does not leave your face shiny or feeling congested or clogged.
I have very sensitive skin and certain things irritate it. I am also prone to breakouts if I am not careful how I treat my skin. This cream really helps to calm my skin when I do have breakouts and bouts of redness or irritation. It feels cooling and calming when I put it on and any redness tones down really well within about 10-20 mins of using it. Another excellent thing about this cream is that it is extremely moisturizing which is great because I use a benzoyl peroxide treatment on my skin, and benozoyl peroxide has a drying effect and this cream keeps my skin lovely and moisturized. I use the cream twice a day everyday whether my skin is feeling irritated or not.
I think the price of this moisturising cream is really very reasonable. It is usually on sale for £6.84, and if you think of the price it would cost you to buy this sort of thing from a high end brand then it seems even more generously priced. The quality of this product is just as high as some of the more expensive brands. Quite often you will find that boots has offers running on the Botanics skin care range aswell so more often then not you will be able to pick it up for a cheaper price during their 3 for 2's or money off specials.
Over all I rate the Boots Botanics sensitive skin calming cream as a 10/10 for its fantastic calming qualities and the excellent moisture levels that it injects into your skin.
I really like the Botanics range at Boots; I've been impressed with almost all of the products I've bought.
I especially wanted to try this cream because I had previously bought a Botanics Sensitive Skin Skin Soothing Mask with Marshmallow and Sweet Gale, which was absolutely lovely. It's not listed on the Boots website, and I couldn't find it in the shop, which makes me think it may be discontinued, which is a shame; it made a visible difference to my skin. I thought as the calming cream was from the same range, and also contains Marshmallow, it might be a rather nice moisturiser. The short reviews on the Boots website were all positive, and it had also won some sort of Beauty Award.
Botanics Face Sensitive Skin Calming Cream is available from Boots for £6.84, although there are often deals or offers enabling you to buy it for a lower price. I believe I paid about £4 for it during a promotion. It comes in a small, pretty cardboard box, tastefully decorated in cream and pale green tones. The pot is made of frosted glass with a metal lid, so it's very attractively packaged in general.
Although the name of the product is 'Calming Cream', it is essentially a moisturiser. It's especially designed for sensitive skin and can soothe skin that has become irritated. Luckily I have not had any recent episodes of irritated skin, although I do sometimes, so I can't comment whether it's effective in that field, but it's been very gentle to my skin.
The cream itself is white, and thick in texture. There is no discernable fragrance; I was slightly disappointed at that, as the moisturising mask I mentioned above had a wonderful scent. However, unscented facial skincare products are best, really; there are fewer unnecessary, potentially irritating ingredients. The cream contains marshmallow in order to soothe the skin.
I found I only needed a few small dots on my face and neck in order to blend it all over the area. It felt very nice on my skin. It did leave a slight shine behind, but nothing excessive, and it provided a good base for my foundation and powder, which restored my matte complexion.
I think the cream moisturises my skin very well, and it's rich enough to be an effective night cream. I'm very pleased with it, and I think it's worth the money. As fairly little is required on each application, the pot will last a long time.
The only drawback to the product is that despite the 'natural' image it portrays, it contains parabens and other ingredients that some people don't like using. I am not sure of my opinion on parabens; some people worry they might be carcinogenic, but of course that has not been proven. Botanics seem to be developing an 'organic' line of products, so I will investigate those in the future. It seems a shame that such a brand that prides itself on 'natural' ingredients also includes those which are questionable. Then again, perhaos the paraben worry is an over-reaction. Every substance in the world consists of chemicals, organic used to mean 'containing carbon' or 'relating to living things', and some parabens come from blueberries.