Thursday, 30 July 2015

May on Boots Botanics Facial Oil and Shine Away Mattifying Day Cream...and a GIVEAWAY!

photo of botanics facial oil and day creamA few weeks ago I posted about the Botanics Triple Hydrating Eye Serum. As I was so impressed with the product, I hunted out some other products from the range and decided to give those a go.

The two that I picked up were the Organic Facial Oil and the Shine Away Mattifying Day Cream, with SPF15. As I mentioned in my previous post, the Botanics bods work with Kew Gardens with a view to using plant extracts that are proven to work.

Carry on reading for my thoughts on the Facial Oil and Day Cream and details of an opportunity for you to win these products...


Botanics Organic Facial Oil

photo of botanics facial oil
"This aromatic oil melts into lacklustre skin to lock in moisture for 8 hours while softening, conditioning and helping to restore its natural glow.
Use regularly to boost the performance of your daily skincare regime.
Rosehip is nature's nourishing gem. The seeds are a rich source essential Omega oils, which help to improve suppleness and keep all skin types beautifully soft and healthy looking."
I was tempted by this product due to its great price and natural ingredients. I have been using it instead of my usual serum and night cream each evening for a few weeks and have really been enjoying it. It is a lovely product to apply and smells really fresh and calming plus it leaves my skin feeling nice and soft afterwards. I haven't felt the need to apply moisturiser on top.
photo of botanics facial oil boxI don't think I could be convinced to use this product in the mornings as I need something much lighter then, but that said the oil sinks in well and I certainly haven't been waking up looking too shiny or had any breakouts at all.
I would be very happy to make this a part of my regular routine. It won't replace my usual products every day because I do love the products I already have, but it is nice to have an alternative and this oil is such a lovely product to massage onto your skin that I'm sure I'll continue to enjoy using it.  










Botanics Shine Away Mattifying Day Cream, with SPF15

photo of botanics shine away day cream"This mattifying cream is quickly absorbed to instantly provide balanced hydration and lasting protection from shine.
Agarikon Mushroom extract works to tighten pores, while the lightweight formulation provides advanced protection from the damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays.
Non pore blocking.
Willowbark is nature's champion clarifier.
Excess sebum, pollution and old skin cells can clog up pores, resulting in shine and blemishes.
The bark of the willow tree is a natural source of salicylic acid which helps to refine skin texture and actively target imperfections."

photo of botanics shine away day cream box
This cream sinks in incredibly quickly - in fact almost too quickly and I have found that I've been using more of this product than I do with others. It feels light to use but also gives a nice level of hydration - considering it is so light my skin does not feel at all tight or parched after using it.

Make up goes over the top of this cream really well, although I haven't noticed a significant improvement in shine levels (but it is certainly no worse than normal) - I'll be sticking with my usual foundation and powder to tackle that. 

The cream has a fresh scent and I love that it has an SPF too. For the price of this cream and the bonus of the SPF, I'd happily continue to use it. I'm certainly interested in trying out other products from the Botanics Shine Away range.

And now over to you...would you like to win the Organic Facial Oil and the Mattifying Day Cream? If so, see below for details. Good luck! 

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82 comments:

  1. I would like to win this as it sounds perfect for my skin and all natural ingredients too.

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    1. I'm in need of facial rejuvenation

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  2. I would love to try it to see if it could help improve my skin and help rid me of the shiny face look

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  3. my skin could do with a little bit of luxury for a change

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  4. Id like to win as I have a shiny face and I like that they dont block pores

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  5. I would love to try these products, they look like they would be kind to my skin xx

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  6. I've just run out of day cream & am looking to try something new!

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  7. This looks like a nice prize for my sister.

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  8. I'm a big fan of the botanics range. I only use natural products on my skin & these would be perfect

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  9. My half a century old skin is terrible uneven blotchy spotty and greasy I feel these products could help me :)

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  10. Anything natural for my skin is a good thing.

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  11. I'm pregnant and my skin is a big blotchy mess x

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  12. I am forty two soon and my skin is really starting to show it. I could benefit from a boost

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  13. I would love to win these products as I am trying to find a natural product that suits my aging skin

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  14. My skins been so strange since being pregnant, would love to try this and get my even complection back x

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  15. i'd like to win to give it to my mum as she loves to try out new lotions

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  16. I love that it's all natural - the day cream in particular sounds like something i'd buy anyway.

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  17. I get a really shiny face at work. I teach and it can be stressful sometimes!

    EJ Dunn

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  18. because my skin could do with a pamper

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  19. My skin needs all the help it can get

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  20. skin on the dry side lately and needs something special

    KATHY D

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  21. I just adore natural products from plants!

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  22. I've wanted to try the facial oil for a while - I've heard great things - but it was sold-out locally for MONTHS and I've not had chance to buy.

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  23. I'd love to win this, I've always struggled with mid afternoon shine!

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  24. I use baby oil & olive oil to cleanse. Always on the look out for a facial oil to use as a moisturiser

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  25. My face needs all the help it can get.

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  26. i'd like to try this for myself xx

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  27. I have combination skin so it's tricky to get a good balance from products but these sound ideal

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  28. I work in an open plan office with glass frontage and my skin gets very dry and shiney so these would be perfect to keep me looking great all day

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  29. Would like to try this out to see if it suits my skin, always looking for something reliable

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  30. I like how it protects from uv rays.

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  31. I have ultra sensitive skin and these may be the answer to my problems!!

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  32. Because they look great and I love natural ingredients

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  33. I would love to win this for my mum!

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  34. I've had problem skin for years (roseacre) will try anything new

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  35. Lovely products. I always like to try anything new.
    carole n

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  36. I love trying anything mattifying

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  37. I would to treat my skin to some wonderful products!

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  38. My skin could do with a nice treat as I have been away on holiday, I usually eat very clean, however I relax when on holiday and eat rubbish. My skin is screaming for something healthy and this looks like something that could help.

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  39. I would like to try it to see if helps my shiny skin

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  40. Because I would like to try the day cream xx

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  41. Would love to try and the bonus of having an SPF is fantadtic

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  42. I am like Rudolph and have a very shiny nose. :(

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  43. I always have a shiny face so would be great to try this

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  44. Have not tried anything by Botanics before and have been looking for a facial oil for my dry skin

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  45. I'd love to give this to my mum as a birthday present :)

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  46. Wow I am so glad I found your Blog , I have really oily skin and would love to try out this cream and Boots have Triple points offer on from today ... so ladies get own to Boots fast ♥♥

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  47. I've always had oily skin and havent managed to find a mattifying cream that works so would love to try these!

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  48. I'd love to try it because I have sensitive skin and this looks so natural I'm sure it would be fine for me.

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  49. I'd love to try this to help my tired skin

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  50. I love trying new beauty products & I haven't heard of this brand before - I'd love to give it a try!

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  51. I am very much in need of anything mattifying. Masks if necessary.

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  52. I'd like to win to give to my sister shes been very stressed recently and her skins messed up cos of it so it would be great for her to use

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  53. I have combination skin so this would be perfect for me and I would love to try it

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  54. Because my shiny nose needs banishing!

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  55. As a mum of 3 i never get a chance to pamper or look after me. never mind have money to actually buy for myself. so this would be a treat for me

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  56. I would love to try the Botanics shine away mattifying day cream as I do have quite a shiny face

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  57. I've heard good things about facial oils, and I'd love to try the mattifying cream because I've got oily skin which gets shiny very easily

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  58. I get quite greasy skin so would like to try these

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  59. because I love facial oils and keen to try a new one - especially one linked with Kew Gardens, which is a place I adore!

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  60. Because i would love to try these

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  61. They sound ideal for my skin type- thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  62. My skin could do with a bit of pampering

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  63. I have combination skin and my skin gets greasier as the day progesses. Anything to eliminate shine would be great

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  64. I would like to win this prize as I would rather have a healthy glow than a glow in the dark glow !! I need mattifying

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  65. I would like to win as my skin is like a crater, can't make up its mind ifs if dry, oily or scaly

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  66. Because I like my skin to look beautifully clear, the perfectly natural way - Ruth Wollerton

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  67. Because it's made with natural products

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  68. i would love to win this especially the shine away cream. since working in an office my face gets really oily and shiny. I think its because my hands are touching my face more often being sat at a desk, but I think this could be very useful!

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  69. I am surrounded by skin and I like to keep it nice.

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  70. I'd love to try some natural products that I've not tested before :)

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