Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Over the weekend I took a little trip to Boots with my mum, and I ended up picking up a lot more than what I went in for. We realised that on o2 priority they currently have a promotion on where you can choose for free one of three items from the Boots Essentials cucumber line, either their 3 Minute Clay Mask and Facial Toner which is what we picked up and there was also the option of the Cleansing Lotion. They are £1.50 each usually, but as they were free I thought I would put them to the test.
I went on the hunt for a new cleanser and got carried away and stumbled across the Botanics counter where their was lots of promotions on which dragged me in. I was drawn in by the All Bright Purifying Face Scrub, I like the idea of using a facial scrub 2-3 times a week to help clear the impurities deep down in my skin and get rid of any flaky, dry skin around my nose. I also liked that the fact that this product focuses on brightening and leaving the skin silky smooth as this can be hard to achieve during the colder months. I also picked up the All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum, as I thought it was time to put a serum into my routine and this didn't break the bank. I once again like the brightening aspect which this promotes, as well as adding glow and life to the skin. Both of these products from Botanics were on promotion for £2.50, which I thought was excellent value.
Now this was the product which I was heading in for. I wanted a new cleanser to use morning and night. I currently use a foaming wash and I have heard that it contribute to drying your skin out, so I thought I would swatch it up and see if a normal non-foaming facial wash would make any difference. After reading the packaging of almost every cleanser which Boots sell, I finally decided on the Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing 2 in 1 Wash & Mask. I was intrigued by this as it is a multi-use product. You can use this as a morning and night daily cleansing wash as you normally would. But you can also use this as a mask if you leave it on for 5-10 minutes it hardens into a mask which I really like the idea of. I am not going to lie I was drawn in by the blackhead clearing aspect of this, as I definitely need products which work deep into the skin to clear my impurities especially in my T-zone.
All in all, this came to a total of £7.99 including my freebies. So I would class that as a very savvy shopping trip which definitely did not pull too much on my purse strings. I will being doing some reviews on the products once I have put them to the test, I am hoping they become drugstore must haves.