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A natural range
The Botanics range is available exclusively in Boots, and has been developed by the retailer alongside scientists at Kew Gardens. Products in the range contain plant extracts and other natural ingredients. This product contains horse chestnut extract to help improve circulation, and plant extracts to smooth and soften the skin.
Despite being a Boots range, this body souffle is apparently no longer available in Boots itself - however it is quite widely available from retailers online and I actually got a 75ml tub of this for just 75p from a discount cosmetics retailer. So shop around as you can get a bargain!
My small tub is very simple, with a silver screwtop lid and basic labelling in shades of green to reflect the natural ingredients.
Light yet rich
As this is called a body souffle, I wasn't really sure what to expect in terms of texture and consistency of this cream. It is a very light lotion that still manages to feel rich to the touch - in fact it does have a very slightly greasy feeling to it. But it is really pleasant to apply to the skin - it sinks in immediately and has a cooling sensation too. It has a lovely fresh fragrance which is floral yet very light and pleasant. I think this is a good lotion for the summer months - if anyone can remember what those are!
After application this leaves my skin feeling really soft and smooth, and nicely moisturised. However my one reservation would be that it can leave a slight feeling of 'tackiness' behind and I do find that if I rub this into my hands, for example, it does leave them feeling slightly sticky, which isn't too pleasant!
In summary ...
This is a really lovely lotion that I enjoy using. It is light yet very moisturising and has a lovely fresh fragrance. My only reservations are that it can leave skin a little sticky, and it may be tricky to find. But if you are interested I recommend having a look online as you can buy it cheaply, and it's worth it!
Boots Botanics Purifying Body Souffle
I always like to have plenty of different body lotions and because I have no loyalty to any brand, am willing to try out most products.
This one appealed to me as it comes packaged in a large tub with information and instructions on the back and a silver screwon off lid. I do tend to like tubs of cream because it always means that I can get right down to the bottom and so there is no waste.
The soufflé promise to contain a purifying formula to pamper your entire body for softer, creamier looking skin It contains botanical elements including horse chestnut, which is good to help improve circulation and eliminate toxins.
When I unscrew the lid the soufflé is white and when I put my finger into the product it does feel lightly whipped and not at all thick like some body creams. That said, it isn't runny so no chance of it dripping onto the floor when on my fingers. There is a quite distinctive smell which isn't floral but which I don't recognise. Its not unpleasant and I can assume only that it is the horse chestnut extract since this is the only ingredient which is mentioned.
To use the product should be massaged into the skin using circular motions. I find that it is easily absorbed into the skin and isn't greasy but doesn't seem as moisturising as some body creams, perhaps because its not as thick. However, this initial thought proves ill founded because after using it for several weeks, my skin is left feeling soft and moisturised.
The product costs about £10 for 450ml and is available instore at Boots and also online, at www.boots.com.
The product has made a nice change from my usual creams and I imagine it would be very nice to use when on holiday as skin feels very cool and refreshed after use, although it may not be moisturising enough for very dry skin.
The product has lasted me a couple of months now and I am coming to the end of it, so its not bad value for money.
I will buy this again if on offer but it wont take place as my favourite moisturiser and I certainly haven't noticed any improvement in my circulation.
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