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Boots Original Beauty Vanishing Cream
So this is the final installment of the Boots Original beauty regime - the Vanishing Cream.
You may have read my previous reviews about the cleanser and skin tonic in the range (If not why not? ;) ) I purchased this as part of a set and I really think they work in harmony together to cleanse, clean and nourish the skin without it feeling heavy or greasy. It is great for greasy, dry and combination skin.
~ Packaging ~
The vanishing cream comes in a vintage blue box with a plain black and white label. The cream is housed in a glass jar with a black aluminium lid. Once the jar is empty you can always refill with something else (this is how Boots intended these bottles/jars to be used)
On the box Boots mention that 'Our Original Beauty Formula Vanishing Day Cream is a classic formula, which literally vanishes into skin. Blended to richly hydrate without leaving excess oils, this cream leaves skin soft, supple and healthier looking.'
~ Why is it called Vanishing Cream? ~
Well, as the name suggests it simply vanishes when it comes into contact with your skin. The cream is so light that it is easily absorbed into your skin leaving no greasy residue. A little really does go a long way with this product. Just a little dab on each cheek, forehead and nose is all it takes so that pot will last quite a while. It will leave your skin smooth and velvety soft and makes a great base for your makeup.
~ How to use ~
This cream is best used after Boots Original Beauty Cleansing Milk and Skin Tonic. Massage in light circular movements over your face and neck taking care to avoid the eye area.
~ Price and Availability ~
Boots Original Beauty Products are exclusive to Boots and boots.com. The vanishing isn't that cheap at £7.79 but a little goes a long way and the 50ml jar will last you many months. You will receive 28 points when purchased along with your Boots Advantage Card.
I am obsessed with this range! I bought this as a treat for myself and I am so glad I fell for the gorgeous packaging! After years of trying nearly all products available for greasy, spot prone skin I have finally found something that actually does what it says on the lovely glass jar! This moisturiser absorbs into the skin and leaves it beautifully soft and supple with a gentle glow. My skin has never looked so good! I am also loving the Night Cream that is also in the range, it doesn't seem to be on the website yet but definitely worth a trip to your local store!! I will definitely try out their range of bath oils and body lotions too.
I find moisturisers quite problematic as I have oily skin and they tend to make the problem worse. This one is different though and I'd say it's the best I've tried.
It's called vanishing cream for a reason - you put it on and it vanishes! None of that horrible oily residue you get with a lot of moisturisers and you can put makeup over it without fear of the makeup coming straight off.
It works too - it's quite thick and really does moisturise well. My skin is dry in places and this stuff works wonders on both. Perfect!
The Original Beauty Formula range is inspired by products from the Boots archives using many ingredients that were used in the original Boots products from 160 years ago. But these products benefit from modern technology too and are a perfect combination of the old and new.
The packing is vintage style and really pretty! It comes in a glass jar with lovely old fashioned labels and a screw lid. The jars are great for keeping if you fancy having a go at making your own products. The jar comes in a cardboard box in a lovely pale blue and the whole thing is beautifully feminine and pretty but also practical - I find products that come in squeezy bottles really annoying as you can never get the last bit out!
The cream itself is white and fairly thick and smells divine. It's infused with rose oil so smells beautifully of roses but quite subtle and not too sweet. I really feel like I'm spoiling myself when I use this and my skin just laps up the moisture.
The price isn't bad at £7.79 for 50ml. It seems like quite a lot but for something that works so well it's definitely worth it and there are plenty more expensive to be found. Boots quite often have some sort of offer on this range involving money off or extra points which makes it even more worth buying.
I'd really recommend this product particularly if your skin is a bit oily or if you just feel like a bit of a treat.
I absolutely detest my oily skin - regardless of how many times people tell me how it'll stave off wrinkles, at least my skin isn't dry - it doesn't help! To help combat my shiny skin, I was recommended Boots Original Beauty Formula Vanishing Day Cream.
Where to Buy:
This facial moisturiser is available from Boots shops, it's online store and can even be found online on Ebay! The cream is sold in a squat 50ml glass jar, at a price of around £7.79, as part of its Boots Original Formula range. This is cheaper than a lot of high-end, luxury brands, but I believe it is still quite pricey for an own-brand moisturiser.
The moisturiser is sold in a pretty, weighty glass jar with a black screw-top lid which would look very pretty in the bathroom or dressing table with its classic design. The jar itself is adorned with a vintage-style, delicate black and white label. The box in which the jar is sold is itself gorgeous and girly, in a delicate, duck-egg blue green colour cardboard. The box also has a sweet Victoriana/1920s-style printed label showing the title 'Rose Vanishing Day Cream'. The cream can be found with other facial moisturiser and skincare products.
As I have oily skin (particularly in my T-zone of forehead, nose and chin), I usually find moisturisers tend to be too 'rich' and exacerbate the shininess of my skin. Instead, I was looking for a lighter, re-balancing cream which hydrated my skin, left it feeling soft and not 'tight' and reduced shine - not a lot to ask! ;)
The cream has a lovely, feminine rose scent (which initially smells quite strong but does not linger on your skin). The moisturiser is also a pale, creamy white with no additional colour. It is designed to be used on clean skin, after toning, on the face and neck (but not around the delicate, thinner skin around the eyes which require a richer formulation).
The cream has a light, non-greasy formulation. I found that the cream was easily absorbed into my skin, with a gorgeous refreshing feeling, like a proper, old-fashioned 'cold cream'! This instantly feels cool on the skin and gently vanishes into the skin. My skin always feels hydrated, moisturised and smoothed once I have applied the cream and I do not find dry patches of skin later in the day.
I do find, however, that the cream does not prevent my skin from becoming oily, nor does it truly minimise shine in the same way as some higher-end formulations, which was disappointing. However, due to the non-greasy nature of the cream, I do not believe it adds extra shine to my skin.
The cream is quite economical - only a small dab is needed and it really does go a long way (my pot looks barely touched and I've used it continuously for around 3 months now!). It is important to note that the cream does not contain SPF to protect against UV and the harsh effects of the sun, nor does it advertise as being a wrinkle-preventer, anti-aging or tanning product.
I suppose the moisturiser is designed to be used in conjunction with the other Original Beauty Formula range (such as the Tonic, Cleansing Milk and Balm) for optimum results, but I have not tried any of these. I have found the moisturiser to be a gorgeous, cooling cream, but as I have oily skin, I have not found it tackles my main problem of reducing shine and rebalancing my skin.
Overall, I would say if you are looking for a simple formulation for refreshing moisturising cream with no exciting anti-aging, SPF or shine-reduction properties, this one might be good for you.
I had spotted the new Boots Original Beauty Formula range a few times, I think probably in magazines or online, and wanted to try it, so when my last moisturiser ran out, I was pleased to find this range was on special offer. I picked up a pot of their vanishing day cream, as I think it was the only moisturiser in the range, not to mention I just really liked the name 'vanishing cream'!
I think the idea of the range is that they use simple and classic formulas for making products, the same as those that were around many years ago
The cream comes in a sort of duck egg blue coloured cardboard box, and has a very old-fashioned look to it - almost 1920's or 1930's feel to it, and the pot inside is made of glass, with a black metal screw top lid. The disadvantage of a glass pot is simply that it is heavy so it's a bit of a pain in the neck to carry around with you, especially if you're like me, you have dry skin and sometimes need a top-up of moisturiser throughout the day.
Unscrewing the lid you will see that the cream is bright white in colour and has a pleasant rose smell to it. It is quite strongly scented, and I was a little concerned about putting such a highly fragranced product onto my face.
The cream is quite thick, and I find the moment I apply it to my skin it seems to have an instant cooling effect. It does, as it's name suggests vanish into the skin. It's a refreshing change given that with some moisturisers I find myself spending about ten minutes trying to massage them in! This one disappears instantly and is fully dried within around thirty seconds I'd say, so there's no need to wait before applying make-up.
I have quite dry skin - although with the warmer weather we've been having lately it has improved quite a bit - but I find this is strong enough to keep my skin hydrated and only once or twice have I had to re-apply it during the day. One downside for me, is that with it being such a simple product it doesn't contain any SPF. Soon this is going to become a problem and I'm going to have to switch to one that does when the sun comes out to prevent wrinkles. On a more positive note, the cream has a whopping 24 month shelf life from the date it is opened, so I'll be OK to go back to it later on in the year.
Aside from moisturising this doesn't really seem to do anything else for my skin. It doesn't look particularly brighter or anything like that since I started using it, it's simply more hydrated.
A 50ml jar of this costs £9.79 from Boots. It was on special offer at half price when I bought it, and I don't think it is worth paying the full price for. The reason I say this, is just that it's nothing special. It's a very simple product, and for me, there's nothing that stands out about it enough to make me want to buy it again.
So overall, I thought this was OK. It moisturises well, smells nice, and sinks in quickly. The main downside is that it doesn't have any SPF, and there's nothing to make it stand out as brilliant - especially for the price.
A classic formula that soaks into the skin leaving it soft, supple and healthier looking /