Monday, 28 September 2009

Review: Botanics Face Balm

When i was in Boots recently, they had a 3 for 2 offer on all skincare.
After recently trying out the botanics eye makeup remover and being highly impressed with it, i went back for more and thought i would try out some other things in the Botanics range.
One of the things that caught my eye was this "Organic, Face Super Balm"


The Price: £4.88

What the box says...

"This richly hydrating superbalm is blended for the use on areas that really need extra moisture. With Argan Oil to deeply moisturise and protect, plus shea butter to nourish and condition."

What is Argan Oil?

"The Argan tree is perfectly adapted to cope with the harsh conditions of heat and the drought of its native Morocco. The oil, rich in polyunsaturates and natural Vitamin E, has been the local women's beauty secret for centuries, nourishing and protecting the skin."

(I love that they explain the main ingredients on the back of the boxes. I wouldn't have had a clue what argan oil was had it not been there! Thumbs up Botanics!)

What I think...

During the winter, i get awful dry skin..not all over, just in patches..making my skin combination, and finding it hard to keep both the oily and dry areas at bay. I have been looking for something exactly like this to rub onto the dry skin.
I have already started getting winter skin, and its only september...how depressing, summer is now officially over in my books. I have been using this for the past week or so, and its become my new best friend. The pot is small enough to chuck in your handbag or makeup bag to take it with you and apply whenever needed. It's very concentrated and so you don't need much. I love the consistency of it...i always feel like lotions dont moisturise my dry skin well enough, or i have to apply it alot more regularly. When i apply a fingertip amount of this, it lasts so much longer.
It's almost like rubbing vaseline into your skin, and the dry, flakiness that was once there, can no longer be seen. I also apply this before bed a bit thicker, and then when i wake up, dry skin is deminished :)

I'm so pleased i found this! I know it's going to be a life saver when it starts getting alot colder.

26 comments:

  1. Going to buy this tomorrow perfectly timed review merci zoe!xxx

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  2. Ooh that looks nice. I've got the botanics cleansing balm that Gemma reccomended in her yt vid and i'm loving that so far. Only bad thing is you wash it off lol! So would be nice to leave the oils on the face to work like this 1. Must check this out (though i've spent far too much with 3 for 2 lately eeep!). x

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  3. @Lu - Yes i have that too! I love it. This goes great afterwards if you have some problem areas. I know, i always get sucked in to the 3 for 2 offers. Damn Boots! :) x

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  4. No matter how much I moisturise in the winter I get dry skin all over my arms and my stomach, I wonder if this would work on arms. I don't think I'm quite ready to bare my stomach to the world though.

    Talking about getting sucked into the 3 for 2, I came away from Boots with 6 packets of cleansing wipes the last time I ventured in there.

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  5. @Rhamnousia - 6!! That is extreme. haha. But then, if you are on the quest to find the perfect face wipes..its a blummin good time to do it! :) x

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  6. They were my HG wipes (Botanics..their skin care can do no wrong!) and still I felt like a real dirty mare going up to pay for them, it didn't help matters that I was also buying 3 tubs of makeup remover pads too.

    The sadder thing is that since buying them, I've used a grand total of 2 wipes as I've been testing out Superdrug's Vitamin E cleanser and it's excellent (and costs less than a quid)

    xx

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  7. I've only just survived the barrage of £5 no.7 vouchers and no they hit us with a 3 for 2... arghhh!! My purse will never forgive me. I'm just to weak haha
    x

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  8. I'm gonna go sniff around the botanics shelf soon I never thought about buying them caue I have sensative skin! Might try now!

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  9. Thanks for a lovely review on this. For some reason it looks like a cheesecake to me lol, ok maybe I'm just hungry.
    x

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  10. I'm so glad you found this product too! My skin is the same in the way that certain areas become a lot more dry than others when it comes to the colder months, mainly either side of my chin :s

    I have tried tonnes of products and nothing has quite measured up.. this just jumped straight to the top of my shopping list! Such a shame that i'll have to find 2 other products to purchase with it huh :P

    Thanks Zoe :) (for everything) xx

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  11. my skin does the same as yours in the winter. this product looks amazing

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  12. ooh i saw that in there and wondered if it was any good! xx

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  13. ooo lookes ace, I adore the cleansing balm and their night cream scares me so will deffo have to give this a whirl.

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  14. Oh wow thanks for the review zoe i have been looking at the botanics range by boots :)
    deffo going to hit the 3 for 2 - i always sem to buy when anythings at 3 for 2 its strange lol i think my brain automatically tapps in whenever i can save money lol :L

    Great post zoe as always :D

    Eloise xoxo

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  15. Thanks for the review! Looks like a lovely product.
    So do you normally use it under your normal moisturiser or instead of?
    Jo
    x

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  16. @Jo - I put my moisturiser on as normal, but with any dryer patches i apply this on top :) x

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  17. Great review, I'll try to check it out. I bet this would be a good lip balm, good for elbows and hands, basically any dry patches, not just the face.

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  18. Ok cool, thanks!
    Will be my next purchase me thinks! :)
    x

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  19. Hello!!

    I recently discovered your blog through another blog, haha, and I must say I am impressed. That amount of makeup and beauty products you have! I stayed: OMG!

    Well, as I liked, I will follow through here.

    Can I have a question? What are you working? Are you a makeup artist?

    ♥ KiSsEs!! ♥

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  20. hey girl
    thanks for the review
    i also really love using products using argan oil too

    and btw, im a new follower and love your blog. hopefully you can check out mine too.
    http://sparklemidori.blogspot.com/

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  21. I, too, have been impressed by their eye makeup remover. Thanks for the heads up on the Face Balm. I'm feeling the winter dryness creeping up on my face as well. Gah. BTW I am so jealous of your luxurious hair T_T

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  22. lovely review - but it is not sold anymore, is it?! i ADORE it... :-(

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  23. i ADORE that face balm... but it's not sold anymore, is it?!

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  24. lovely review - but it is not sold anymore, is it?! i ADORE it... :-(

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  25. Sounds great! I also can get dry patches in the winter so this sounds a life saver! I love the idea of the Argon Oil! xxxx

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