“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Subcategory: Toner / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, „
I bought this toner because the one I used previously, also by Boots, and wanted to purchase again seems to have disappeared off the shelves. From reading what someone on a beauty blog wrote I think it has been discontinued which is a shame because I prefer it to this one.
I bought this for Boot for under £2.40 for 200ml. I cannot remember the exact price and it is not on the Boots website.
This is a glycerin and rosewater toner from the Boots traditional skin care range. It comes in a plastic bottle which is more flat than round, with yellow labels and a yellow lid. The lid is a screw top and upon opening you will see that in the bottle neck is a rubber stopper with a hole in the middle to dispense.
To use I squirt some onto cotton wool and gently wipe round my face. I sometimes use a different side or clean piece of cotton wool for my chin as this area is prone to spots and I don't want to risk transferring any germs. It has a definite smell of rosewater but it is not over-powering and is quite plesant. I myself cannot smell it on the face, just on my hands.
My skin is left feeling quite sticky and greasy which you would think would go away after a minute or so. It does to some extent and leaves a nice glow on my face however it still feels a little sticky and like it is sitting on my face. It's a similar feeling to the one that the Nivea crème gives on my face the difference being I don't mind that too much as that is a moisturiser. This is a toner; I want to be able to put moisturiser on top sometimes as well. I would say the reason for this is because there is more glycerin in this one. The name is 'Glycerin and Rosewater'; the other one seemed to indicate the rosewater was more predominant.
You can apply this to your hands too according to the instructions but I would not want to - I would have to wash them straight away!
The back says it is a 'cooling, refreshing beautifier that softens and moisturisers the skin.' I think it does all this but at the cost of a sticky face. It definitively softens because unlike some toners it doesn't leave my face feeling tight after use. Rosewater has been used for years to refresh and hydrate the skin leaving it glowing. This I agree with. I just think there is a little too much glyerin in this.
I wouldn't purchase this again in a hurry. There are several I have read reviews on that I will try next. I have given this three stars because although everything else is great about it, it is just too sticky upon application for me.
Ingredients: Aqua, glycerine, isopropyl alcohol, methylparaben, sodium citrate, citric acid, parfum, eugenaria caryophllus leaf oil, rosa damascena flower oil.
What does this product do?
Boot's glycerin and rosewater is a toner and moisturiser. Personally I use it to clean my face (it's very good at removing makeup) in the morning and the evening. It's also suitable for use on the neck and hands. It removes dirt, and makeup, leaving the skin feeling clean and fresh.
The product itself:
The ingredients are quite restricted, compared to most products on the market (there are just 7 of them): Aqua (water), glycerin, isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), boric acid (weak acid used as an antiseptic), methylparaben (acts as a bacteriostatic agent and preservative), parfum and eugenia caryophyllus (a plant). As you can see, the ingredients are quite acceptable and it makes me feel like I'm using a product which is good for me and will improve the long term quality of my skin rather than hinder it.
The liquid is clear in colour, has the consistency of water and smells faintly of roses - strong enough to be pleasant, but not at all over powering.
This product comes in a bottle (as pictured above) with no additional packaging (good for the environment) and the bottle is made out of PET so it can be recycled.
There is a label on the front denoting the product name and what it does, a label on the back gives a brief description, directions and ingredients list.
I cannot find this product on the boots website although I know they still sell it in store. It's been a few months since I last bought this, but I remember it being well under £2 for a 200ml bottle which in my books is a very good price.
As you only need to use a very small amount for each application, this bottle will last for months, thus making the day to day cost cheaper than any other similar product which I can think of.
Note: Should not be used for children under 3.
I have been using this product for at least 3 years now and although I use it twice daily I never get through more than 2 bottles a year. As a result it costs me very little but at the same time is a very effective product.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants a cheaper toner/moisturiser with good quality ingredients.