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Boots Botanics Night Shift Moisture Cream

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Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Night Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes / Product line: Boots Botanics

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      14.01.2010 11:51
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      Boots Botanics Night Shift Moisture Cream

      I am usually a Bodyshop kinda girl when it comes to moisturisers and body butter's but that can start to get expensive after a while so when someone offers me a full tub of cream I cant really say no, that would just be ungrateful lol.

      I usually use the No7 Night Cream and even though that is the best one I have ever tried the tub it comes in is really tiny and again it costs quite a bit of money. I had never heard of the Botanics range really when I was given this but I thought Id try it out and hope I got some decent results from it.

      This cream is said to suitable for normal to dry skin and I usually have one of those skin types lol so I thought this cream would really work well on my skin.

      Packaging:
      This comes in a glass tub with a screw off silver lid. The tub is see-through and through it we can see the light green cream inside, this pot sort of reminds me of an old honey pot, although I have no idea why. =]

      On the tub it's mentioned that this cream contains Ginseng & Grapeseed Oil although it doesnt mention what those two ingredients actually do and whether or not they will benefit you skin in any way so thats a bit irritating.

      The Cream:
      When you look into this tub at the cream you will assume that it is really thick and sticky because that is what the consistency looks like but actually that couldnt be farther from the truth. When you scoop a bit out of the tub its actually quite runny and gloopy and when it goes onto you skin it feels a bit greasy. I put quite a lot of this on because as its a night cream I apply it just before I go to bed so I wait for it to sink in overnight so the greasy texture doesnt really bother me at first as long as I get good results in the morning.

      The Morning:
      The very first time I applied this I was hoping I would wake up with proper soft skin but unfortunately that was not what happened. I found that when I woke up my skin actually smelt quite odd because this cream really does smell like leaves which some people might like but I dont. Also when I woke up my skin still felt and looked quite greasy and not soft like I had originally hoped. I had to have another shower in the morning because I did not like the feel of my skin at all.

      Price:
      A 50ml tub of this cream (which is actually a lot bigger than it sounds) will cost you around £6 from Boots but to be honest for that price I would have expected better results. Id rather pay a little bit extra for quality.

      Overall Opinion:
      Needless to say my tub has been gathering dust on the bathroom shelf ever since that first less than perfect use and I highly doubt that I will be using it again. For the price you pay for this you could get a better cream that smells nicer and gives better results overall so I wouldnt recommend trying this one unless you enjoy smelling like a garden. I dont recommend.

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      13.07.2009 15:25
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      OK but not for me

      I decided to start using night cream a few months ago after reading in a magazine somewhere that you're supposed to start using it in your early twenties. I used a No.7 cream briefly that I got in a gift set, but it was only a small tub so ran out quickly, and this was the product I bought to replace it.

      I can't quite remember why I chose this over others, perhaps it was the price, because I was slightly shocked at how much some of the other night creams available cost. I've used Botanics products before and found them a little hit and miss, and I must admit it is not one of my favourite brands.

      The cream comes in a glass jar with a silver screw top lid. I quite like the jar, I think it has a slightly rustic look to it. I can also tell you that the jar is quite hardwearing, as I have just this minute dropped it onto my hard wood floor (oops!) and there's not a mark on it!

      The cream is suitable for normal to dry skin, so I thought it would be perfect for me as my skin can tend to be quite dry. The tub tells me that this contains ginseng and grapeseed oil, although it gives no indications as to what these do for the skin.

      The cream is white in colour and has a fairly pleasant leafy sort of smell to it. It's a gentle scent and isn't too strong or overpowering, which is good as I think it would distract me having something strongly scented on my face just before bed.

      The texture of the cream is very unusual and as such quite hard to describe. In the tub it looks thick, but dip your finger in and it feels quite light. The first time I opened the tub, I must have been holding it at an angle and quite a large amount of the cream poured out onto my feet! I haven't made that mistake again! When you rub it onto the skin however, it feels as though it is a much thicker cream, and takes some rubbing in.

      Thankfully this absorbs into the skin pretty quickly and although it does leave my skin with a slight tacky feeling, it's not uncomfortable and I don't feel as though I'm sticking to the pillows!

      The results I have got from this, I must admit have not been great. It does leave my skin feeling hydrated in the mornings, and as such a little brighter than I might normally expect, but the results are minimal. One thing it hasn't done is cause spots which I am grateful for, as I had worried it might because applying a day cream and a night cream might not give my skin a chance to breathe.

      A 50ml tub (which is actually much bigger than it sounds) costs £5.86 from Boots.

      Overall, this was OK, but I don't think I will buy it again. I have not seen a huge amount of difference to my skin since I began using it, and I don't really feel it is doing much for me.

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        21.05.2009 21:15

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        A quality product at a great price.

        I have been using this moisturizer for about 7 months and I think its great. I was first attracted to it because the Botanics brand contains plant extracts and I always prefer natural ingredient over chemicals. This product claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, restores and nourishes the skin. I'm too young to say if it does reduce fine lines but I can tell you that it definately leaves my skin bright and wonderfully soft.

        I have sensitive combination skin, and this product has been great for me. It contains Grapeseed oil which is rich in linoleic acid, this reinforces the skins barrier to stop it drying out. It also contains ginseng and the smell is sweet and light. The only downside it is on the slightly oily side if you find you have this problem just blot your skin with a tissue to remove the excess oil after you have applied. I don't think this a big issue as your skin takes in more moisture over night so it needs it anyway.

        Overall I would recommend this product to anyone. Its a great quality product that comes with a inexpensive price tag. You can pay a lot of money for a good quality face cream from a premium brand, I think this product is on a par with the best of them.

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