“ Brand: Boots / Type: Cleansing Milk / Subcategory: Milk / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses / Product line: Boots Original Beauty „
Boots Original Beauty Cleansing Milk
I stumbled across these little gems purely by accident. I visited my local Boots branch for their 75% off sale last week and discovered a cute set of bottles for £5 reduced down from £20. I really didn't take much notice of what was in the box until I got home. Inside the pretty floral box were two bottles and a small jar. Only then did I realise that it was a cleaner, toner and moisturiser set! After sorting all of my purchases out I discovered that I didn't really have anybody to give it to as a gift so I kept it for myself! Now, I have only been using this for about five days but in time i'm sure the results will only get better!
First off is the Boots Original Cleansing Milk...........
~ Boots' Original Beauty Range ~
This vast range of classic products originally developed in the 1880s has been brought up to modern times but still have the vintage edge with their clear glass and plain labels that would not look out of place in any bathroom. The range is inspired by delicate ingredients including damask rose, glycerin, lemon, honey, beeswax, olive oil, lavender, rosemary, clary sage and bergamot. These original beauty products were released in celebration of their 160th Anniversary last year. The range includes bath oils, body washes, hand cream, lip salve, cleaners, toners and a variety of moisturisers including cold cream!
~ The Packaging ~
The Boots Original Beauty range is out of the ordinary. It's inspiration comes from Victorian times when Boots first launched their first skincare products. They have delved into their archives to bring us the traditional range. This cleansing milk comes in a blue box with plain white labels and black text. Each product features a different type face and the patterns look like wrought iron gates.
Inside the box is a glass bottle of the Cleansing Milk which could be re-used once empty with other products such as more toner, hand cream or body lotion. The bottle has the Boots logo embossed into the back and front of the bottle and the labels are in black and white again.
It has an aluminum screw top that is very easy to open even when your hands are wet and this also features the Boots logo. The bottle states that 'Our Original Beauty Formula Cleansing Milk is a light and easy-to-use lotion, which sweeps away make-up and impurities while it gently clarifies and refines, leaving your skin feeling pure, clean and pleasantly supple.'
~ Sight and Smell ~
The cleansing milk is white in colour and has quite a thick consistency. It takes a good shake to remove the milk from the bottle which means that you will never use too much at once. The scent of this cleansing milk is geranium. I find this quite strange as geranium as I know it is not that nice a smell but this has a lovely subtle floral scent to it.
~ Instructions on How to Use ~
The bottle advises you to apply the milk to a cotton wool pad and sweep over the face and neck then remove with a damp piece of cotton wool. This cleansing milk gently removes my make-up and the days grime and even removes the hard to budge waterproof mascara without a second thought. I have never heard of removing cleanser with a damp cotton pad before but is a good idea as it comes off easily and your skin is still soft after.
~ Price and Availability ~
Obviously being a Boots own product, this is exclusively available at Boots branches and online at boots.com. It costs £3.89 for a 150ml bottle which will last roughly 2-3 months. You will also receive 12 points for this purchase with your Boots reward card. At the moment you also receive a free Skin Balm worth £3.89 (that you apply to really dry skin such as your knees, elbows and blemishes) with any Boots Original purchase.
~ The Results ~
This product certainly exceeded my expectations. Not only is the packing lovely, and the milk smells wonderful, it also removes left over make-up and grime with ease leaving my skin ever so soft and ready for toning. I will certainly be recommending this to my friends and family. Although I picked this up for a bargain price I most certainly would pay the full retail price again.
Please see my next review for the Boots Original Skin Tonic. Boots recommend that you use this as the next step after cleansing.
I give top marks to Boot's Original Beauty Cleansing Milk - it's performance really is faultless.