Sunday, 16 July 2017

Botanics #theplantone review*

I was really kindly sent a large selection of skincare from Botanics, I love skincare so I was so happy to receive it.  Botanics is a natural skincare range that combine powerful plant extracts for a healthy looking complexion whilst being very reasonably priced. This weekend I had been painting my fence and shed out my back garden I had no idea it would take so long plus I didn't realise it was so hot so guess what I burnt my face and nose a bit ahhhhhhh. So these products have been so welcome to use to try and soothe my poor face. So let's have a little look at what I had.

My favourite: Organic Facial Oil, basically this is described as a meal for the skin, a little bottle of facial oil complete with a dropper to dispense the product, I put three drops into my palms and warmed then pressed into my skin, I was hoping that I wouldn't be met with that gross greasy feel and I wasn't this oil soaked quickly into my skin and made if feel lovely and hydrated, combined with rosehip oil which is rich in omega oils this may explain the nourished feeling and plumping, oils are my go to with skincare now as I feel they are essential in maintaining healthy skin and I was impressed by this little gem.

Day Cream: sometimes I skip it then do my makeup and I wish I hadn't when my makeup looks rubbish, so I try and find something lightweight I can use before makeup and this cream is good for that lightweight and non tacky I massage this cream in and let it sink in for about 10 minutes then apply my makeup, this cream is enriched with clary sage extract which helps moisturise dehydrated skin for hours.  As you get older it's been more important to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated because if you don't it will look rough and prune like and aged and you don't want that, so try not to skip it try and keep it moisturised, cleanse and then moisturise whilst you have your cup of tea in the morning.

Radiant youth refining microdermabrasion polish: now in truth I haven't used any exfoliating products on my face for a little while, so when this arrived I thought ok lets have a little go, now products I've used before have put me off for being quite rough, now when I used this yes it is a rough but I used it in areas that I felt my skin would benefit from getting rid of gross dead skin cells particularly my forehead and round by my nose and my chin, so a little scrub gently in circular motions and then I rinsed off oh my word my skin felt like velvet after using it I was so happy, this is the best time then to apply a facial oil or serum as your skin will literally soak it right in. My skin was a little red after using it, but that's to be expected after giving it a little scrub. My skin was glowing after this, now for me I will use this only once a week I feel like that is enough as rubbing your skin too much is not good for it and it's more effective to use it less frequently.


The triple age renewal facial super serum: this serum is formulated to help hydrate and nourish skin and reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles,  this one wasn't my favourite but only as I found it a bit drying for me, I'm more of an oil person than a serum I've come to realise, but combined with the combination of skincare this is a good little product.  You cannot beat the prices of these products and for the record my skin is normal to combination and I didn't receive any irritation or breakouts the only redness I experienced was when using the micro Dermabrasion but that's to be expected.  No dryness spots or weirdness so I would recommend.




Laura x