The Botanics range from Boots have some of the best drugstore skincare products. so far from the range, I have tested the Boots Botanics Micellar Water which I absolutely LOVE and recently posted a full review on their Day & Night Creams. Today’s post however will be on their All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum which I have been using for a while, infact I’m on my second bottle.
The Boots All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum as with other products in the All Bright Collection features natural AHA’s that have been extracted from the Hibiscus flower. This gives it its mild exfoliation action (read all about AHA’s here). Boot’s promise an energised and visible glow from alight weights serum that is easily absorbed
Its recommended 2-3 drops morning & night followed their All bright day or night cream. I used it as recommended till I run out of the creams lol. The serum is clear, super lightweight and has little to almost no scent at all. I find it sinks quickly into my skin after application.
The serum leaves my skin feeling soft but I don’t really experience any hydration or moisturising benefits from it. It doesn’t claim to do any of those though. It’s also non sticky. With regards to brightening my skin, I can’t say I have noticed a difference in my skintone but there is an immediate ‘glow’ after application which is expected anyway with anything you put on.
The packaging is lovely, for a £2.50 serum, the frosted glass and dropper (that works!) is a huge bonus. The simple packaging with the white details makes it look more expensive that the actual price
I have had no problems with the serum- no irritation, no breakouts & it layers well underneath my moisturiser and other bits of my morning routine. I would have liked to feel some moisture after application but I’m not mad at it for not doing that either. It didn’t clog my pores
For £2.50 it’s a nice serum although for me I didn’t experience its main claim of brightening my skin. I have 1 more backup of this but afterwards I probably won’t repurchase
Boots All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum is £2.50 from Boots
Other drugstore serum reviews
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 2%
Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum
The Boots Botanics brand have some really effective products at bargain prices! Check out why I think their Micellar water is the best drugstore micellar water out there in my full review here. I have been using the Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day & Night Cream for a few months now and so I thought I would bring you guys a full review, in case you were thinking about trying these for yourself.
Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF 15- Boots promise all day hydration and UVA/UVB protection with SPF 15. The cream has been formulated with hyaluronic acid ( read all about that here) to boost moisture levels and improve skin’s texture. Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Night cream is a rich nighttime moisturiser which works to promote surface renewal for brighter skin by the morning. Both creams have been formulated with hyaluronic acid for moisture, natural AHA from the Hibiscus flower which acts as mild exfoliators to leave the skin smoother and brighter
So I have been using this combo for the last 2 to 4 months and I must admit I have enjoyed using them- I’m almost out of my day cream because I dropped it and because it’s so liquidy most of it came out smh. The day cream has a lotion consistency and feels very lightweight on the skin. I found it absorbs quickly and provides light hydration for my skin type. (I have normal to combo skin). It leaves my skin very soft and moisturised throughout the day. Because it provides light hydration, I layer it on twice to get the amount of moisture I like. It’s not oily and doesn’t feel greasy and it doesn’t clog pores in my opinion. I like that it has SPF 15 added but I always layer my SPF 50 on top of it.
The All Bright Hydrating Night cream has a richer and thicker texture than the day cream but what you would expect in a night cream. I like it because I don’t have to layer it on as a small amount provides enough hydration for the night. Like the day cream, it sinks very quickly into the skin and doesn’t feel oily/greasy. No breakouts or irritation with the night cream too.
In terms of brightening my skin, I haven’t noticed any difference with these products which I am not too fused on anyway. They say the product has natural AHA’s from the Hibiscus flower but it doesn’t say the content of AHA in the creams. I guess it’s very low because I haven’t seen a major difference in my skin but for the hydration claims its very good.
Will I recommend these creams? Yes for the price you pay, I think they perform really well, but you may be disappointed if you are getting it for its AHA content or brightening claims ( I recommend you spend a little bit more and get something with 5% or more). I think this is a good product from Boots at an excellent price point and it’s almost always on offer
Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day and Night Cream are £2.50 each and currently buy one get one free in Boots
Hey guys, I hope all is well! It’s been a while right?! I haven’t been blogging much lately as I have been super busy with work and went on an amazing holiday! But I’m back and hopefully with a few posts to keep you going. I have a block of product reviews coming your way (just in time for the gift buying season!)
The first of these reviews is the Boots Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution, I picked up back in September. You guys know I am the micellar water queen, I love the technology and tried almost every brand (drugstore) and type from L’Oréal to Simple and wipes to micellar oils. Check my review index for all reviews. I am in search of the best drugstore micellar water and guys, not to be dramatic but I think I found the one!
The Boots Botanics Micellar Water 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution says it will dissolve makeup, unclog pores and remove impurities whilst brightening the skin. It’s formulated for all skin types and it’s free from fragrance, soap and alcohol. It’s formulated with hibiscus which acts as a skin brightener and the natural AHAs act as mild exfoliators to help leave the skin smoother and brighter.
I love how clean it leaves your face! Out of all the micellar water I tried, this one truly feels like you washed your face with water. Absolutely no residue left. Just a nice clean feeling. I also love how effective it is against liquid lipsticks and mascaras and all types of makeup! It doesn’t leave a horrible taste on the lips too, infact it has no taste at all. It also has no scent.
Although I haven’t noticed much with my skin been brighter, my pores have been kept in check and this leaves my skin smooth when I use it. It didn’t break me out. I have also used this to spot clean brushes and it worked quite well. My only con with the product is that it doesn’t have a dispenser so you have to cover the mouth of the bottle with your cotton pad and tip it over, which is not the most hygienic thing to do.
If you have to try one micellar water it has to be this one! Perfect for all skin types and at an amazing price point! This one tops all the others and I’m calling it: it ranks 1st in my top 5 micellar water! You have to check this out! Boots Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution is priced at £2.50 and available from Boots
Top 5 micellar water in order
- Botanics micellar 3 in 1 cleansing solution all bright
- Superdrug Vitamin E micellar water
- No7 micellar water
- Sensitive micellar wipes
- Nivea micellar water
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