Sunday, 8 November 2015
Review | Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash
I've been using Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash for around a year now, on and off; I mentioned it in my post on the Botanics range, but haven't actually got around to sharing a proper review... Until now!
"This lightly foaming soap-free wash gently lifts away make-up and impurities, leaving skin feeling detoxified and beautifully cleansed. Hibiscus is nature's brightness booster and a wonderful hue of pink. Natural AHAs from the flower act as mild exfoliators to help leave skin smoother and brighter." The face wash is presented in a simple white plastic tube with a pretty floral design on; it's easy to squeeze product out of the tube, and it feels sturdy enough that I'm happy travelling with it.
I actually use this both morning and evening; in the morning it works really well for me to just freshen up my skin and remove any oil and grime that's gathered overnight, I just massage it into my skin with damp hands and then remove with a warm flannel. It doesn't really foam or lather so the name is a bit misleading in that respect, but foaming products are often quite drying so that's not a bad thing in my book! Of an evening, I remove my make-up with micellar water, then use an oil or cream cleanser as my first cleanse, and follow up with this - again to make sure that all the make-up, dirt and other nasties are properly washed away. I usually splash this off with running water rather than using a flannel in the evening, but that's just personal preference! I find this works really well, it fits nicely within my skincare routine and is versatile enough for both morning and evening. I have used it as my only cleanse in the evening and found it worked okay, I just prefer an oil or cream as my first cleanse - again, personal preference. As for the brightening claims - I'm not sure, to be honest, whether it's made any difference for me, but I figure it can't hurt!
All in all, I do think this is a bloomin' good cleanser and even better when you consider the price - Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash is priced at £3.99 for 150ml, though it's currently on offer at just £1.99 which is an absolute bargain, making it a brilliant time to pick this up if you like the sound of it! I'd really recommend this if you're after a budget-friendly face wash which won't dry your skin out. Have you tried any products from the Botanics range? What's your favourite face wash?