“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / UV Protection Factor: SPF 12 / What it does: Moisturizes, Protects „
I'm not a metrosexual guy in any way. I'm a big bluff Northerner but even I know that when the skin on my face is getting rough and flaky then I need to moisturise it a bit.
The product that I use is Boots Botanics Men's Intensive Moisturiser SPF 12. Actually the label says that it's "Mens". They lose review points already for not inserting an apostrophe where there should be one.
It comes in a 75 ml plastic bottle which is clear plastic so you can easily see how much cream is left in the tube. It's the familiar 'triangular' kind of cream tube with a flat top where the ends of the tube have been joined together and a round bottom where it stands on the cap. The flip-top lid is very easy to open and close with one hand and the design means that the liquid inside is always running down to the open end.
The cream itself is very thick and rich and, being pure white, you can easily tell if you've rubbed it into your skin or not. It absorbs very easily and clears up and dry or flaky patches pretty much instantly.
It smells of vanilla and maybe honey, nothing particularly perfumy. The smell doesn't last for long but the lack of dryness does. It claims to hydrate skin for up to 24 hours. One application a day is certainly enough. The active ingredients are apparently grape seeds and ginseng. They sound fairly natural to me and that's a big selling point of this range of products from Boots. It can also be used as sun protection with an SPF of 12. However at about £5 a tube (June 2013) it's not cheap.
All in all a decent, quality male moisturiser. Men, don't be afraid or embarrassed to use it.
Boots Botanics for men is exactly what I needed. I have very sensitive skin and this seems to be the answer. I use the facewash and moisturiser for dry skin. I apply liberally at night and my skin feels so soft in the morning. It's easily absorbed and smells nice. I did buy the night moisurising cream but I didn't like it as much as the day so I'm sticking to the original day cream with SPF... even if I do put it on at night!
This product is... excellent!
When i suffered from bad dry skin i felt it was definitely time to purchase a moisturiser which would cure my ailment. After shopping around for a decent moisturiser which wouldn't leave my face looking, and feeling greasy, i decided to purchase this.
On first application i knew I'd picked a brilliant product, it smelled fantastically fresh, and made my skin feel soft, whilst still allowing for my skin to... well, breath. It didn't feel thick and cloggy (provided you didnt use too much) and the fact it was made from purely natural ingredients made me feel better about what I was actually putting on my face (non of that chemical crap where so used too).
Within a few days my dry skin was gone, and my whole face actually looked better, and healthier for it. I don't normally pay this sort of price for a product (It was around £6 at time of purchase) but i didnt regret it for one minute!
I recommend anybody to purchase this product, as it works wonders for your dry skin.
Guys be extra careful with this product, i'm not sure whether its because my skin isn't suited to it, or that im over using it, but its brought me out in a ton of spots. I was really happy with this product as well!
I don't think you should be using this product if you have oily skin like mine (how beautiful an image am i creating right now?) because it just seems to make it even worse. I am instead going to try the Boots Botanic's oil balancing moisturiser, in the hope that this will work just as well, but without the spots, after all, you don't pay that kind of price for your face to come out looking worse do you?
I am a man and I have very dry skin. After I have a bath or a shower it feels and looks horrible. I require a moisturiser which is non greasy, not too thick, quick to apply, and does not smell too strongly (as I'm male, and don't really want to smell like perfume). I have tried numerous moisturisers and I have found 'Boots Botanics For Men Intensive Moisturiser' to be one of the best.
At boots at the moment it costs £5.38 for a 75ml bottle. This works out at £7.17 per 100ml which is very expensive for a moisturiser, but then again this is a very high quality product. This is worth the money as you only ever need to use a small amount, so it will last a reasonably long time (depending on the area of skin you apply it to).
The product is packaged in a small translucent white plastic tube which is 12cm in length and 4cm wide at its widest point. The nozzle and nozzle guard are located at the bottom which provides a flat surface for the tube to stand up on. This is useful as gravity means that the moisturiser will always be near the nozzle, making it quick to use.
The moisturiser contains natural plant extracts including ginseng which is said to stimulate and protect the skin, and grape seed oil which hydrates the skin and prevents the skin from drying out. It is also SPF (sun protection factor) 12, meaning that your skin is protected from the sun for up to 12 times longer than it would normally be without the moisturiser applied. This can help to protect your skin from the harmful ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun which can lead to wrinkles and even skin cancer.
The smell of the lotion is quite pleasant and not too strong. When wearing aftershave my girlfriend cannot smell the lotion at all (which is a good thing). It is best applied to warm skin so that it is easily absorbed, and I find that it sooths my skin and leave it feeling nice. I use it mainly on my face, but it is also good for other dry areas such as hands and feet.
Comparing 'Boots Botanics For Men Intensive Moisturiser' to another moisturiser that I use, 'boots baby moisturising lotion with vitamin E and calendula', the former is far thicker and of a higher quality than the latter. The former is also far more expensive than the latter (£1.99 for a 300ml bottle of 'boots baby moisturising lotion with vitamin E and calendula'). I also think that 'boots baby moisturising lotion with vitamin E and calendula' leaves your skin feeling more greasy, and has a slightly stronger smell. I tend to use 'Boots Botanics For Men Intensive Moisturiser' on my skin when my skin feels really bad, and the rest of the time I use the 'boots baby moisturising lotion with vitamin E and calendula'. I also find that you need to use less of the 'Boots Botanics For Men Intensive Moisturiser' on your skin to achieve the same effect as the 'boots baby moisturising lotion with vitamin E and calendula'.
The product is specifically marketed towards men (perhaps due to the fragrance used). I feel that this product would also be good for use on a woman's, baby's or small child's skin, especially because it is SPF 12. Since I don't have any children I cannot comment on how effective it is on children's skin.
Overall this is a good quality but expensive product. If you can afford to buy it then do so, but if not there are many cheaper alternatives out there.
A rich cream which easily absorbs to keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours whilst protecting it from the sun /