Boots Original Beauty Formula Cleanser!

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?




  1. April 22, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    Yes. Can I borrow it? Just to look at, mind. Probably wouldn't use the stuff.

    Love from your inappropriate Mother! xxxx

  2. April 22, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    I love the vintage packaging, as you said it would look great on a dresser. I need a new cleanser as the clarins one I have is so greasy. x

  3. April 22, 2010 / 9:53 pm

    LOVE the vintage packaging! Looks just like yummy milk!

    Don't forget to enter my giveaway over at my blog!

  4. April 22, 2010 / 9:55 pm

    Haha Mummy, I have a backup at home which I can give you to borrow for the bathroom, it would look nice in there huh! haha!

    Beautyfiend – Try it out! Its pretty to look at and won't leave you greasy! It doesn't me, anyway! X

    Cara – Its so so so cute huh!

  5. April 22, 2010 / 10:45 pm

    So cute, but I hate cloudy eye 🙂 A heads up as in boots they have that one handed belvada mascara from £20 down to a fiver- well worth checking out!

  6. April 23, 2010 / 4:35 am

    so cute! i wish we had a Boots in the States =/ maybe someday!

  7. April 23, 2010 / 7:27 am

    Like everyone i love the look of the packaging too 🙂 Defo going to check this out in my local boots today, thanks girlie xxx

  8. April 24, 2010 / 3:28 pm

    I love the packaging! It just looks so retro and vintage, but I'm not sure if I'd actually like to be fiddling with that thing, I'd probably accidentally spill it everywhere…

  9. April 24, 2010 / 6:15 pm

    Hi Katie,

    I was looking through beauty blogs and I found yours! your eye makeup looks amazing in all these posts, also where did you get that holographic nail polish?

    x x x x

    p.s i know i have said this before but can i have your address again so i can send your vogue book, im really sorry i have had it for so long:(

  10. April 26, 2010 / 11:33 am

    I've just picked this up yesterday. I'm in love with the packaging and already have the skin tonic(got that about a week ago).

    Really like both products and have found the tonic to be very refreshing on my skin.
    – I'm planning on reviewing on both products shortly on my blog


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