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I always put my advantage card in the machine at Boots when I go in but I never seem to get deals that suit me however I managed to bag this moisturiser for free from the machine so was very pleased! I had used some of these Boots products in my early twenties and really liked the products so was quite pleased as for all I hadn't thought of trying the products again I was pleased to be handed the opportunity.
This products is one of Boots own and there are a number of different items in the range to take care of your skin, this one currently costs £3.59 for a tube which holds 75mls of product which is really great value in my opinion as you can spend a fortune on a decent moisturiser.
The product comes in very simple packaging is a soft plastic tube with a flip top lid on it but the sort where the tube stands on it's lid which I always think helps you get more from the tube. You have the name of the company and the product and then on the back you have directions for use and the information, keep your skin clear and healthy by, lightly moisturising and caring for your skin without blocking pores, blotting up excess oil and controlling shine and blending in invisibly and providing a matte make-up base.
To use the product you simply have to flip up the lid and give the tube a gentle squeeze at which a small amount of pale mint green cream will come out, using your fingertips gentle rub the cream into the skin on your face, you should use the product after cleansing and toning your skin. The smell of the moisturiser is a little clinical but the smell doesn't last very long on your skin.
I find that the moisturiser rubs in quite well but my face feels a little damp for a minute or so afterwards and it goes really far too so you don't use too much of it, the cream doesn't leave my skin at all greasy which is good as most days I don't wear make up so my moisturiser is my finishing layer so to speak. I find this cream leaves my skin soft, smooth and I don't get left with shiny bits on my face which is great, the price is great value and even better when you get it free like I did.
When you have dark hair and olive skin, the usual suffering is oily skin. unfortunately I tend to shine like a star when I haven't applied any face powder or washed my face to the point of rubbing layers of skin off. I was happy to check the boots advantage card boot to find that they were giving me this item for free if I printed the ticket and produced it at the tills.
Usual price is £3.59 and I can honestly say it would be worth every penny. I applied it to my face after I had washed in the morning and applied it thinly to my face rubbing it in well. The instructions on the tube suggests using in the morning after cleansing which is what I had done. It comes in a clear tube and is a light green translucent colour. The scent of the tea tree isn't too overpowering or too strong which makes it pleasant to apply to the skin.
I enjoyed wearing it the first few days as I noticed the difference in how less oily my skin was. I wouldn't say is completely got rid of the shine or oiliness but it did enough for me to not need to apply face powder on a warm day. I use around 2-3 pea sized squirts to cover my whole face. Just don't be tempted to smother your face too much or it doesn't soak in well enough and you smell like head lice lotion!.
This product not only controls your shine and oils in the skin but it also leaves your skin feeling moisturised and fresh as the tea tree really feels light and soft on the skin. I have noticed a big difference in the softness of my skin after using this for the first few weeks and it has maintained the softness.
I was happy to read on the tube that I can keep it open for 24 months without it going off. Excellent result. It contains 75ml of the tea tree product which has lasted me 2-3 months already and I've used just over half of the tube. I don't generally apply it to my skin everyday and just apply possibly 4-5 times a week as an energetic child usually gets in the way of my morning routine. I previously used a facial toner which said it would get rid of the shine on my face but really did nothing for my skin except give me spots.
I would recommend this product to anyone who usually had the oily shiny skin problem like me. I prefer this product over any other I've tried including the shine control wipes which are a pile of rubbish.
I give this 5/5 stars for being an overall great product and doing the job it is supposed to!
Thanks for reading my review
I don't have very oily skin. In fact my skin is often a lot more dry than oily. However with all the very moisturising products I'd been using for the drier areas, my T-zone became a little oily as a result. Not wanting to reverse the effects my night moisturiser had been having on reducing dryness in my skin, I wanted to find a product I could use to simply help control the excess oil. Having used some of the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel products already with good results, I thought I might as well give their Shine Control Daily Moisturiser a go.
Unlike the rest of the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel line, this moisturiser does not mention anything about having spot-fighting properties. Instead it says it is lightly Moisturising, blots excess oil and controls shine, and b lends invisibly to provide a matte make-up base. The Shine Control Day Moisturiser, weirdly, has the same consistency and texture as that of the Night Treatment Gel. The packaging for both of these are exactly the same size and appearance apart from the product name on the front. Therefore if using both, make sure to look at the label!
This product doesn't look or feel like a moisturiser, but more of a gel. However being this consistency means that it doesn't feel heavy on the skin, just refreshing. Also you only need a very small amount to cover the whole face so lasts for ages. Personally I just apply this to my T-zone as that's only where I need any shine control, so this tube should last me a good 6 months at least! For the whole shine control aspect, I do think this helps a lot. My T-zone can now stay shine free all day! But not too matte either. Plus I find my make-up goes on a lot easier on areas of my face where I've used this, so I'd say it definitely provides a good make-up base. It so far hasn't broke me out, not that I'd expect it to. Plus it's easy to wash off at the end of the day. The only downside to this product is that there is no spf in it, so you would still need to use some sort of spf product as well. Other than that a good product for the little price of ￡3. Besides there is usually a 2 for 3 offer on the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel line, so a good way to try out a few of their products at once.
Recommended for those with oily skin.
Obviously as it is a boots product, that is the only place you can get it! For a 75ml tube it costs £3.49 and it lasts absolutely ages! Also there are regular 2 for £5 offers and they last ages so they really are good value for money. With daily use, the moisturiser lasts around 3 or 4 months which for a small tube is fairly good going.
The moisturiser is part of the boots 'tea tree and witch hazel' and there are many other typical products to be found in this range such as facial washes, wipes, cleansers, toners, and spot sticks. The packaging is fairly simple, the squeezy tube is a clouded see through plastic which stands up on a clear plastic flip top lid, and you can see the pale mint green coloured moisturiser inside.
According to the tube, the product "lightly moisturises and helps keep skin shine free" which as far as I'm concerned works like a charm! When first flipping the lid of the moisturiser, you aren't hit with any sort of strong smell and the moisturiser squirts smoothly onto your fingers. The product is the perfect consistency between runny and thick and, for me, provides the perfect level of moisture. I suffer from fairly greasy skin and am prone to breakouts. I used to use Simple moisturiser but I found even the light version to be a little too heavy, so for me, the consistency of this product is really good.
When applying this moisturiser, I apply a small blob onto each cheek, a dab on my forehead, nose and chin, and then rub it in all over my face. I usually use it after I have exfoliated my face in the shower, but the back of the tube suggests using it "every morning after cleansing". For full coverage, you hardly need any of the product and it rubs in really easily. Like I said, there is no overpowering smell, just a fairly pleasant fresh scent which disappears as soon as you have applied the moisturiser.
Since switching moisturisers from the Simple range, to the boots own brand, not only have a saved a few pennies, I have also seen a noticeable improvement in my skin! It is a common known fact that tea tree products are good for blemishes and can be used to maintain a clear complexion and the description of the back of the moisturiser sounded so perfect for my skin I just had to try it, and I'm so glad I did. "This light non-greasy shine control day moisturiser contains antibacterial tea tree oil and skin calming witch hazel to help keep your skin clear and healthy" and it claims to do this without blocking pores, blotting up excess oil and controlling shine which sounds brilliant for anyone, particularly anyone prone to breakouts like me.
As well as being a brilliant moisturiser, another thing the product claims to do is provide a matte make-up base which is something I think makes this product one up on other moisturisers which can tend to sit on the skin a little.
As you can probably tell, I love this product and would recommend it to anyone looking for a light shine controlling moisturiser. It does exactly what it says on the tube and I recommend it 100%.
I'm a fan of Boots own brand stuff because of the purse-friendly price tags, and because the products aren't of a noticeably lesser quality than more expensively-priced brands. This is not the case for all Boots own brand products, and in my opinion this is one of these: it isn't terrible, but it's also not as good as I was expecting. So, in detail:
The translucent plastic tube stands on a white translucent plastic flip-top lid. On the front is the tea tree and witch hazel brand information, as well as the Boots logo so it's clear it is theirs and theirs alone. On the back are ingredients, claims of what the moisturiser does, and directions for use.
The moisturiser itself is a very light greenish cream colour. It doesn't feel as greasy as some other moisturisers, and feels quite liquid compared to some (I think the fact that it's water-based may have something to do with this). It's a good consistency for spreading out over face and neck, and rubs in easily in very little time.
The tube claims that this lightly moisturises and cares for skin without blocking pores; blots excess oil and controls shine; and blends in invisibly to provide a matte make-up base.
I can honestly say that the only claim to which this moisturiser lives up is the second: it does leave skin shine-free all day long. To give it its credit, it also does moisturise to leave my normal-to-dry skin soft. However, it does not do this without blocking pores: this stuff gives me spots. I don't have huge problems with spots anymore but this moisturiser really seems to encourage them.
The final claim, that it provides a matte base for makeup, is also not one with which I would agree. I find that my make-up seems to slide around on my face much more when I've used this moisturiser than when I haven't, despite the fact that my skin looks perfectly matte.
Overall, and perhaps due to its incompatibility with my skin, I was not impressed with this moisturiser. I do w ant matte skin but not at the expense of being spotty! I probably wouldn't recommend it, although if you do want to give it a go, £3.49 is relatively cheap for 75ml. Also part of Boots 2 for £5 offer currently.
I wouldn't buy it again but it may be better on those with different skin type.