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Boots Cucumber Moisturizer

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Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / What it does: Moisturizes / Product line: Boots Cucumber

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      09.07.2013 14:53
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      a good moisturising lotion that smells like fresh cucumber

      I kept hearing people commenting about the smell of cucumbers whilst on the bus this morning and it was not until I got home that I realised the smell must have been off me because I covered myself from head to foot in Boots cucumber moisturising lotion earlier in the day! Let me first of all point out that, although the product is exactly the same, my lotion comes in a flip top plastic bottle and not the tub as featured in the Dooyoo picture. It is a good sized 150ml bottle and there is no mistaking that this is indeed cucumber because the smell hits you as soon as the lid is flipped open. The white lotion itself is a good consistency - neither watery nor too thick - and it spreads on like a dream as well as being easily absorbed into the skin where it leaves a subtle shine. There is not a hint of greasiness that you sometimes get with moisturising creams which is a bonus for me especially in this hot weather. The bottle only cost me £2 (in the reduced section at my local Boots) and I have been using it on and off for about 3 months now yet barely looks touched so I think it was a good purchase. On the front of the bottle it tells me that is has UVA and UVB protection and is 'vitamin enriched for radiant skin'. I would not go so far as to say that my skin looks 'radiant' but it does feel moisturised and 'comfortable despite the heat. On the reverse side of the container it tells me the benefits of using the product, directions for use and a whole load of ingredients. I am sure you all know enough about directions and ingredients plus all the so-called benefits that lotions and potions are supposed to give so I won't list all of these but just to say that the product does seem to contain a good deal of non-natural ingredients! I can still smell cucumber on my arms and legs but the scent is less intense than when I first applied it - obviously it must linger enough so that other people can notice! This moisturising lotion obviously will not appeal to those who dislike cucumber but for anyone wanting to stay clear of the fruity/ girly products this may well be worth trying as long as you do not mind being talked about on the bus!

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        20.12.2012 21:43
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        not for me :(

        ~Cucumber Moisturising Cream~ This moisturising cream is from the Boots Essentials range of skin care products. A matching facial wash, eye gel, scrub, toner and face mask is available in this range. The Cucumber Moisturising Cream is formulated with vitamins, extracts of cucumber and antioxidants. It can be used as a day or night time moisturiser. Boots promise that this moisturiser will leave skin soothed and soft. It is suitable for all skin types. ~Packaging~ This moisturising cream is presented in a small plastic pot with a green, screw top lid. The important product information is on the pot. ~Price and Availability~ Cucumber Moisturising Cream is available in one size - 100ml. It is available from www.boots.com and instore priced at just £1.50. This range is currently on a '3 for 2' offer. ~My Thoughts~ I bought my pot of Cucumber Moisturising Cream whilst browsing the tiny Boots in the middle of my street. I like to try out new face creams to see what suits my skin best. I certainly wasn't attracted to this cream based on the appearance of it. The pot is very basic looking but secure and practical. I was intrigued by the price - 100ml for £1.50 seemed a great price and curiosity got the better of me. I opted for the cucumber cream over the fragrance-free cream as I like a light fragrance in a face cream. The cream itself is pale green and very, very thick in appearance. It looks slightly glossy and moist. A pot isn't the most hygienic way to store a cream especially if it is being used daily. I always apply a cream after thoroughly washing my hands to avoid any germs breeding. Dipping my fingers in to the pot confirms that this cream feels thick too and is quite 'wet' feeling. It isn't drippy in the slightest but doesn't have a luxriously thick feel to it. I didn't expect that anyway given the cheap price. I started off using this a face moisturiser when I had ran out of my usual cream. I prefer a rich face cream to moisturise my dry, sensitive skin but found that this moisturising cream for simply too thick for my skin. As I applied it to my skin, an instant cooling sensation was noticeable and left my skin feeling fresh and really comfortable. I tried to use just a small blob of cream per use and noticed that this cream didn't absorb very well and left my face looking very shiny and a bit sticky even though I tried to rub it in well. It wasn't practical for applying before make up. It was fine to apply at night time and let it absorb before bed. My face (once the cream is absorbed) feels refreshed and a quite soft for a few hours but is no where near as moisturising as a more expensive face cream. It seems to sit on my skin for quite a while rather than absorb and allow my skin the full benefits of the ingredients. The cucumber scent is quite strong and whilst fresh I found it a little overbearing and sickly at first. It soon settles down and leaves my skin smelling fresh and slightly sweet. ~Conclusion~ I am in two minds about this moisturising cream. It was kind and soothing for my often irritated skin but it just didn't perform very well as an actual moisturiser for my overly dry skin. I found myself getting bored of waiting for it to absorb each morning so went on to use it as a body cream after a while and it suits this purpose more as it leaves my skin nicely smooth. I don't think I would bother buying this again as it didn't suit my face very well but it is a bargain purchase and 100ml lasts really well if using sparingly. It just isn't really for me but it may suit others better. Thanks for reading :)

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        06.06.2011 02:12
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        Give it a go, but not if you have dry skin.

        Wanting some new moisturiser and hearing some good things about this cucumber one from Boots, i thought for a couple of quid it's not the end of the world if it's not that good, so i went out and brought it. Boots do a whole cucumber range, from face washes to wipes. This particular product is in a little round tub, and the cool green colour of the moisturiser pleasantly matches it's packaging! I would say it smelt refreshing, with a hint of cucumber, something that smells like it would be good for your skin. The appliction is nice, the consistency is quite thick, it glides onto the skin nicely and soaks in really well. However, now for the important part - is it effective? For me, not really. Don't get me wrong, it feels lovely when your putting it on, however for me it didnt really moisturise. My skin afterwards didn't feel tight i'll give it that, but it didn't exactly feel moisturised either. My skin is quite dry so maybe it just didn't suit my skin type. I would maybe reccomend this if you have an oilyer skin type? It does say "for all skin types" on the front, but i would definitely say don't bother if you're skin needs a proper good moisturise.

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        07.03.2010 23:35
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        A Nice Face Cream But Not A Mega High Quality One

        This was in a pile of goodies I got at Xmas from my mate, she's got a job at Boots so must have used her discount card because I got loads of Boots stuff off her! It's a 250ml tub and has got a gorgeous fresh cucumber smell when you open the tub. It smells kind of live Nivea but with cucumber mixed in, it's medium thickness and I wouldn't say it's luxurious thick but it's deffo not a thin or runny cream. You don't need to use all that much each time because it soaks in nice when you rub it in. I love how cool it feels on my skin and as it soaks in it does feel like it's going to be a majorly moisturising cream. I don't think it IS that moisturising long term though and even though it leaves my skin soft and smooth as soon as I apply it the effects of that only last for a couple of hours. That's ok when I'm at home because I don't mind giving my face a quick wash and reapplying it but when I'm out and have got my make up on it's not that easy! The cream has got an SPF of 15 so it's safe to use in the sun, but if it's going to be mega bright you might need to still use a sun cream. Not that we've got to worry about that yet or maybe not at all this year! lol I do like how it makes my skin feel when I first put the cream off because it's a proper refreshing feeling, I've made a point of using it at least once a day since Xmas and now I've got about a quarter of the tub left. I'll have a look in Boots and if it's not too expensive I'll deffo buy it again, I wouldn't pay loads for it though because it doesn't do that much for my skin. The cucumber smell is nice and like I said the cream is nice to use but for it to be worth more than a few quid it would have to do a better job of keeping my skin soft and moisturised for longer. Recommended.... but not as a replacement to a good quality long lasting moisturiser!

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          04.02.2010 17:30
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          A good value buy which really works.Highly recommended

          Having used various products on my face for the last eight years,I decided to retry my old favourite "boots cucumber" range.This being because my skin has recently suffered quite a battering and I've noticed some not so pleasant side effects of other leading brands. Up until a week ago, I had dark raised purple spots on my cheeks aswell as blackheads on the nose and various enlarged pores across my face. Despite the fact that my face looked oily,and had the 'typical' symptoms of acne prone skin,my skin felt very taut after washing.There would also be dry patches too. ... So after going through a pile of 'early 2000' memories, and constantly looking at how beautiful my skin was then-which it was,I thought it was high time I ditch all those good for nothing products which haven't done my skin any favours,and I headed off for good old Boots. I went through alot of products there,but was pleasantly surprised to find this one,I thought that by now they would have stopped selling it,but turns out that they haven't.Back in my teenage years I had used this for three years non stop,and my skin never looked more healthier.You could say I experienced a sort of deja vu.I picked up a handful of various products including the moisturising cream from this range..... Now about the product: The cream is by the boots 'essentials' range and comes in a farely generous 100ml tub.The bottom part of the jar is a pistachio green,and the lid is a medium leaf green. The product says that it is suitable for all skin types and is dermatologically tested.Aside from that it contains antioxidants, cucumber and vitamins. The product has a slightely greasy texture,but is very light. After doing my cleansing and toning (using other products from this range) I have applied this moisturising cream religiously twice daily,on my skin for two weeks now.The first week I didn't notice any major difference,apart from the fact that my spots and blackheads did not get any worse.But since last friday,theres been an improvement. The markings on my skin have gone down(they're almost flat) and have faded a quite alot. My skin feels much more elasticated and I've noticed a lovely rosy glow to my cheeks. All of this withing two weeks, and no side effects at all. I honestly look forward to my regime now,before I was cleansing only because I felt I had to,and I would dread the feeling of tightened skin and then spots appearing from nowhere.Now it feels as though I'm pampering my skin,and I look forward to glowing,without makeup on. I must mention that I have been using other products from this line ,so I would recommend it be used with them too for maximum results. At £1.49 this product is a great value buy.... this time I intend to stick to boots for a very long time.5 stars!!!!

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            01.11.2007 20:15
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            Boots little secret

            *~Boots - Cucumber Moisturising Cream~* *~Cucumber Face~* *~Price~* I’m not sure of the exact price and for some reason it isn’t showing up on the boots website, I know the main reason I bought it was because I was having a bit of a cash flow problem (as usual) so I just wanted the cheapest moisturiser I could find, it was under £4 anyway, sorry I can’t be any more helpful, if I do find out the price I’ll edit the review. *~Pot~* It comes in a 100ml pot, the bottom is light green and the screw on top is a darker green, the writing is in dark green letter and all in all the pot is rather plain, if it wasn’t for the colour you wouldn’t really notice it at all. I like how they’ve made it green to suit the cucumber theme though, clever boots. *~Cream~* It isn’t called cucumber moisturising cream for nothing, it really does smell of cucumber which may put some people off but it smells so clean it made me more interested in purchasing it. When you rub it into your face you can smell the cucumber but don’t worry, the smell does wear off fairly quickly and no-one will be asking ‘have you just been eating cucumbers?’ In my opinion it is a really good moisturiser, I keep a pot of it at my boyfriends house so I use it when I’m there. I rub a small amount into my face after washing each morning and night. It doesn’t make your skin greasy and seems to have just the right balance to moisturise the dry bits well and keep the moist bits moist enough. It has cucumber extracts so I use it as an eye cream (you know all that stuff about putting cucumbers on your eyes - they do something good apparently) It doesn’t sting like some moisturisers I’ve used and it makes your skin feel nice and smooth after a few uses. For the price its definitely worth buying! *~Ingredients~* It contains extracts of cucumber which help to soften the skin and has UV filters and Antioxidant to help protect against the sun.

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            Contains extract of cucumber to help soften the skin /