Evening all!! I’ve seen lately that the Boots Original Beauty Formula range is doing the rounds on the beauty blogs, so I thought I’d review a few of the bits I have. I have practically everything in the range, the cleanser, rose toner, cold cream cleanser and the vanishing day cream. I have only yet tried the cleanser and toner however, so I’ll review the cleanser today!
I first saw this range on one of my favourite beauty blogs – The Gloss Goss, and fell for the lovely natural ingredients and cute vintage packaging. So I picked some up when Boots had the 3 for 2 skincare offer. I have been using this for a few weeks to take my eye make-up off and it does a lovely job. It has a milky creamy consistency, which, when applied to a cotton pad and placed on the eye, removes a lot of my everyday eye make-up. I do wear a lot of eye make-up daily, and I normally need to use up a few cotton pads for each eye to remove every trace of make-up.
The smell is gorgeous, a sweet rose smell which I adore. It has 19 ingredients, mostly preservatives and natural ingredients such as Olive fruit oil, Cocoa seed butter, and a few flower oils. Saying this, it doesn’t leave my skin oily or tacky at all, instead my skin feels rather fresh and moisturized.
One thing I really dislike about this, is the fact that I can never get any product out of the bottle, so I have to shake it and then loaddsssss of it comes out on to my cotton pad! It is seriously messy (or I’m just extremely clumsy!), and I end up with it everywhere. It would be so much easier if it had a pump, or if the bottle was able to be squeezed, although I know this would affect the aesthetic-ness of the vintage bottle. Because of this, I do get some product in my eye, it doesn’t sting but it goes cloudy, obviously, which disappears once you rinse it off.
Would I buy this again – Probably, yes! I can’t help but feel like an elegant Victorian lady in her boudoir when I use this, or see it on my dresser. It does a good job of removing make-up and it smells really nice.
The whole Boots Original range is very affordable, this was about £3.99! I will update soon with what I think of the other products in the range!
Has any one used this before? What did you think? Do you like the vintage packaging?