Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Boots Organics Review

My skin has been the definition of bipolar lately. One second, it's happy and glowing with not a blemish in site, and the next it's dry and flaky, covered in blackheads and blemishes. Argh!! I was experiencing the latter while in my local Target the other day, perusing the skin care aisles for a miracle product to save my face when I landed on the Boots Organics line. I couldn't argue with the price point (all under $15!) and after a quick review of the ingredients in the Organic Hydrating Face Cream, I tossed a jar in my cart along with a tube of the face scrub, body wash and body cream from the same line. One week later, I am in LOVE!

The Organic Hydrating Face Cream has saved my life... ok, maybe not my life, but at least my face! I used it the same night I got it and woke up to visibly calmer, smoother skin. Not wanting to get too excited over the immediate results, I stuck with it for the next few days and nights, and my skin has continued to get better. I've even noticed a reduction in blackheads!
The buttery cream takes a second to fully absorb, but feels clean and dry once it does. A little bit goes a long way, with just a pea size covering my whole face. The ingredients are gentle enough to use around the eyes too! With all the soothing ingredients, like almond oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter, it's no wonder my angry skin calmed right down. The scent is nice too; it's kind of a floral/herbal scent that's not too overpowering. And at just $12.99, it's affordable too.
Skincare is such a tough thing to recommend, as everyone's skin is so different, but after reading all the rave reviews on *, I am convinced that this is a great choice for almost anyone.

The Organic Smoothing Face Polish is a natural version of the ever-popular St. Ives Apricot Scrub, which I really like, but the Boots version doesn't quite do as good of a job at leaving the skin silky smooth. With a base of natural organic oils and butters, it's definitely gentler than the St. Ives scrub... which might be why I don't love it. There aren't quite enough scrubbing grains to feel like it's doing much of anything. I, however, prefer more abrasive scrubs, so if you're looking for a gentle, lightweight daily scrub, this would be great for you!

*Have you girls been to this site? It is my new addiction. You can look up just about any product, and read about people's experiences with it. Granted, you're not really getting expert opinions or advice, but it's a great way to get people's unbiased opinions on products. Check it!

Organic Face Hydrating Cream
Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Water), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Jojoba), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet almond), Glycerin, Astrocaryum Murumuru (Palm Tree) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Shea butter), Cetearyl Glucoside, Cera Alba (Beeswax) (Beeswax), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denatured, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Olibanum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel) Oil (Orange), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Limonene, Geraniol

Organic Face Smoothing Polish
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Glycerin*, Astrocaryum murumuru butter*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)*, Vaccinium macrocarpon seed powder*, Cetearyl glucoside, Theobroma grandiflorum seed powder*, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Glyceryl stearate, Cetyl alcohol, Alcohol denat.*, Xanthan gum, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid* = certified organic ingredient

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