Product Type: Boots body care
Newest Review: ... for everyday use. The product is gel like, with a medium consistency. The product is colourless and has a strong, unisex, chemically smell.... more
For A Clean Face!
Boots Skin Clear Daily Face Wash
Member Name: cyberem78
Boots Skin Clear Daily Face Wash
Advantages: Cleans skin well, smells nice.
Disadvantages: Fragrance is quite girly, so guys might not appreciate it.
I used to use plain soap and water on my face until my skin started to show signs of sensitivity to the hard soap. I'm also in my mid thirties now so I like to use a softer gel soap that isn't as harsh on my skin. I usually shop in Boots stores for my facial washes because they do a great brand own range and they also have a reward card scheme for which you can collect points whenever you buy. My last few facial wash purchases from Boots have been the Boots Cucumber Facial Wash but on my last visit they didn't have any so I bought this product instead. It's also made by Boots but is called Skin Clear Daily Face Wash. It was £1.50 on a special offer.
The product comes in a 150ml (or 5 US FL. Oz.) sized soft bottle which stands on it's cap to allow for easy use and dispensing. I'm not that keen on the packaging design. It looks a lot like they are aiming for a professional, scientific, high-technology vibe and also that they are emulating similar brands like Clearasil. The label on the bottle is printed with plenty of essential information though. Boots say the facial wash "unclogs pores, reduces excess oil" and is "gentle enough for everyday". They also state the wash gel has been dermatologically tested. Overall the packaging makes it clear that this facial wash is ideal for those who have oily, spotty skin or for those who need to have clearer, more cleansed skin every day.
Directions for use are printed on the back of the bottle. Boots point out that this product is part of a range and that it might be beneficial to use other products in the same range alongside this. You can also get spot gel, mattifying lotion and cleansing lotion.
The flip cap comes open easily and there is a large dispensing hole. I don't need to use much facial wash gel at all. A blob about the size of a large peanut is enough to produce a good lather. I rub this between my hands a little first to avoid it slipping off my palms and fingers.
The gel is transparent has a noticable fragrance which is a little bit floral, sharp and fresh and probably off-putting to gentlemen. I like it though as it is a fragrance that makes you feel clean and refreshed. It also makes you feel like you have pampered your skin. The fragrance lingers after you have dried your skin too, which is pleasant.
The gel lathers very quickly and the foam is very dense and white. It feels soft and creamy on my skin. It doesn't hurt if I get it near my eyes. The gel lather is easy to rinse off. The bubbles slide away and seem to leave a shell like layer of softness and smoothness behind.
After drying my skin feels clean, looks bright and clear and feels soft. Where I normally get a build up of oils in my T-zone I have looked really clear and healthy. The gel is great at removing all traces of make up too. I can use this to freshen up in the morning and at to fully cleanse my face at night. I couldn't ask for more from a facial wash. I'm very happy with the performance of this product and would happily buy it again.
Summary: Performs well.