Thursday, 12 July 2012

The power of plants | Botanics cleanser & toner spritz






Hey dolls,
This is a review of the Boots Botanics Softening cleanser & rosewater toning spritz. Just to note. I have normal/combination skin, which tends to get oily on my T-zone during the day.

I am fond of both of these products and they are both quite inexpensive, the cleanser retails for £3.33 and the Toning spritz at £3.99 which I think is very reasonable and they make a lovely change to your routine if you are looking for something a little different.


Softening cleanser
The first thing which I noticed about this product was the smell, it is a light, refreshing, herbal and floral scent. If you are not a fan of scented cleansers you probably wouldn't like this, I like it however and the scent dosent linger for too long afterwards, it disappears by the time I get to my moisturising stage.
It is 82% organic, Im really getting more into organic and natural products and so I like knowing this product has a good amount of organic ingredients. Especially in summertime, the lightweight feel of this cream is great for this time of year.
It is a light creamy consistency, it dosent lather up too well though, I suppose because you arnt supposed to use it with water. It says to apply this all over the face and wipe away with a cotton pad, but I dont do this as I feel it would feel too gunky on the skin and the cotton pad wouldnt wipe it away properly...or feel refreshing. Instead I (try to) lather it up on my face over the sink and then wash it away with a splash of water, it feels so much more refreshing.
This is a good cleanser which a lovely smell, it gets my gets my makeup off, I cant say too much because i've only been using it for about 2 weeks but I like it so far, the only thing is I havent really seen a noticeable improvement, we'll see I guess!


Rosewater toning spritz
This product is one of my favourite finds of this spring & summer. After hearing SO much about the caudalie beauty elixar, I wasnt too interested in purchasing it myself and so I was browsing Boots one day and came across this which appears to be of a similar idea.
It says to spray into your face and then wipe away with a cotton pad. I totally ignored that rule for around a week or two after purchasing this and just used it to refresh my face (At the time of chronic hayfever symptons). It really helped relieve my eyes from the itchy sore hell they were in.
Now though I use it two ways, To refresh my face and also to tone as I ran out of my LUSH Tea tree water. I spray it onto a cotton pad and use like usual. Its a delight to use, tingly, fresh and lightly scented. It also does remove the last traces of makeup left on my face.

I would highly recommend it, this over the cleanser. Its such a nice summer product and it gives you a quick pick-me-up. I would imagine its also great to take on holiday with you, great for a quick spritz on the beach.
It is 100% percent organic which is always good! It also only has 5 ingredients which is better than tons and tons of things being piled into products we buy sometimes. I was a little gutted it contains Alcohol though as I try to steer clear of that usually.

If you have tried either of these products please let me know what you thought! Its interesting to know how things work for different people.

I hope this has helped or just been interesting!

Sammi xoxo

37 comments:

nicola said...

great review as always! i really want to try the toning spritz, ive heard quite a lot of good things about it and this post has confirmed that!
nicola xxx
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Pins said...

Great review Doll. I love the Botanic range.
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SophieLouise said...

Great Post! I use the botanics skin brightening cleanser which lasts ages and has become my favorite cleanser :) x

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Hello Beautiful, said...

I love the botanics range! Great review! :)

Keyta Hawkins said...

Great review, the Boots botanics are so affordable!
Keyta x

Conflicted Beauty Blogger said...

I just bought the toner a few days ago, curious to see how it works for me! :)

Lorna Patrick said...

really love the sound of the spritz. getting into rose stuff at the moment, currently wearing a rose flavoured lip balm and I love it so am bound to love this. never used to like rose though!

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Phoebe Robinson said...

great products, i will definitely think about purchasing these! xxx
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Gavina Dhillon said...

I was going to try the Tea Tree toner from Lush that you had but this is much cheaper so I might give this a go instead! It sounds brilliant.

Coco said...

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Vivthediv said...

I love the new packaging for Botanics, rosewater is everywhere at the moment, this seems like really good value for money!I used the Liz Earle toner for a while but it gets expensive.

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The Fashion Native said...

Can the toning spritz be used as a refresher spray for makeup or to make you look less powdery? xxx

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daniella-r said...

Great review, I really like the sound a toning sprtiz :)
Daniella x

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GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Sounds really refreshing.
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lysette james said...

I got the toning spritz! good recommendation!

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Ellena said...

Just blogging about this now lol! The toner to me is exactly like the Caudalie one, has a very similar smell but nicer, cheaper and to me a whole lot better :)

The flat looks so nice too, hope I get to find one like that if I move down in the next couple of years!

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Temi said...

Thanks for this Sammi! I've been trying to revamp my skin care routine, will give these a try!

Temi xo STYLISH WHISPERS

Natalie said...

I found a stash of goodies in one of my cosmetics drawers the other day which included some Botanics bits. It's kind of reminded me how nice their products are!
I really like the idea of the rosewater spray (I'm a little rose obsessed with skincare) but like you said, it's a shame about the alcohol in it otherwise it sounds like it would be a perfect product!
N xoxo
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Tracy Elliott said...

thanks for the blog post I'm gonna pick this up and give it a go x

PINKtistic said...

I wish they have them here in the U.S! :(

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Daria said...

I am quite interested in the toning spritz! I might buy it thanks to your review ;) I hope it'll be good to my (oily) skin! :) x

millie said...

Think I'm going to have to give the toner a go now! Love that you review cheaper products as well as all the high end products its sooo usefull:)xxxxxxxx

Caitlin Clive said...

I've been reading your blog forever, but this is my first time posting!

Awesome post! I love seeing a fellow botanical/organic/natural skincare worshipper. Thanks :)

I’ve started going to an esthetician at a medical spa by my house, and she’s given me GlyMed Plus® products. http://www.glymedplus.com/store/index/category/44/healthy-skin-makeup Really good natural makeup, and it clears my skin! Have you heard of them? Maybe you can review them?

Jen said...

I've been so drawn in by the Caudalie beauty elixar but really couldn't justify spending so much. Definitely gonna go & buy the rosewater spritz, thanks :D xx

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Black. Leather. Studs said...

Think I might have to give these a go... I'm terrible with a skin care routine and never know what products I should get or what is good.
Hope you're settling in in your new place :)

Jeminix said...

I've never really been interested in the sprays but this does sound really good xxx

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coco mykel ♥ said...

I wanna try both!!


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Siobhan McGregor said...

I bought this the other day - I think the beauty elixir is way too expensive. I've only used it once so far but I am liking it a lot!

Siobhan
xx

letthemusicguideyou said...

love the toning spritz, makes my skin feel lavely

Bexceptional said...

I've used the Botanics range for about two years now - and they are great aren't they?! Personally I'd also recommend the oily/combination skin face wipes and moisturiser. They've made a HUGE difference to my skin.
I've reviewed a few other organic skincare products if you're interested : www.bexceptional.blogspot.com

xxx Bex xxx

pinkyliciousvita said...

thnx for the review
defo gonna get this next time i'm in boots!
x

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Anne Lien said...

I'm always looking for new skincare products and these sound quite interesting! especially for that price. The toner sounds just lovely and I agree with you on using the cleanser (even though I don't have this product), I would use it with water as well.
Now I only have to find these products in the Netherlands ;)

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