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Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOOTS OPTIVA REVIEW: GET HEALTHY GLOWING SKIN IN JUST TWO WEEKS WITH BOOTS COMFORTING BODY BALM, DAILY PROTECTION CREAM & SKIN BALANCING CLEANSER!




Hi BEAUTIES, 

Hope you're all well, 

I thought I would talk about the BOOTS LABORATORIES brand where their products are scientifically proven. Now you can help to defend your skin against dehydration and dull looking skin. It's so important to ensure that we are moisturising our skin properly to keep it from becoming dehydrated, discomforting and looking just dull. By using the right moisturising creams, you can keep your skin feeling nourished and strengthened. 
Boots Laboratories strives to continue to develop products with their founding principle in mind which is to offer both pharmacists and consumers the most innovative and high quality products that are effective and have proven results. 
I first discovered the brand of Boots when I was first in Thailand. I'm so glad Australia such as Amcal chemist stores stocks this particular brand because the Boots Laboratories Optiva range all help strengthen your skin's moisture barrier which gives you healthier looking skin in just two weeks. From using the from the Optiva range, I found the products to be very thick and hydrating leaving my skin feeling revitalised and not dry at all. A great thing to mention about Boots Optiva range is that they're suitable for all skin types so that includes sensitive skin people! It's very gentle and easy to use! 

From the Boots Optiva range, I shall be looking at the following products: 
  • Daily Protecting Cream - 40ml, $22
  • Skin Balancing Cleanser - 150ml $14
  • Comforting Body Balm - 150ml $14
So.... let the Boots review begin! 



Daily Protecting Cream - 40ml

This daily protection cream in 40ml, is suitable for all skin types including normal or oily skin. It's a very light day cream where it's pH balanced and also protects your skin from the sun with its SPF 15+ protection. When I first applied this onto skin, I felt it was lightweight and soft on my skin. It blended in well for a first base and I found it to be non-greasy. What's more is that it's also Paraben-free which is something ideal that I look for when selecting my skincare products. I felt this day cream provided heaps of hydration for my skin - it did not feel dry or flaky. Also, it kept my skin balanced which is necessary for a morning cream when you're constantly out on the go. 

The product is presented in a 40ml tube with a flip top lid making it easy to use without getting messy. I love the colours of aqua and white so this really caught my eye for its product packaging. It's simple and it feels very durable to hold and use. 

When wearing the daily protection cream in the morning, you can really feel your skin being super hydrated and balanced throughout the day. This cream is ideally worn under your make-up first, so you can even replace your sunscreen step as this product already contains some form of SPF protection. The cream absorbed very easily on skin and did not feel sticky or non-greasy which is definitely a good aspect of this product. 

Overall, this is ideally a wonderful day protection cream to use in the morning daily as I know that my skin won't look dull and also get the needed protection from high sun UV rays. I am giving this product a 4.8/5 stars! 

POSITIVES:
  • Keeps your skin hydrated and feeling balanced daily. 
  • Lightweight texture. 
  • Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. 
  • Has SPF15+ protection. 
  • pH balanced, so suitable for skin tone.

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Apply daily just before make-up is worn.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 



Skin Balancing Cleanser - 150ml

Boots Optiva range also offer a Skin Balancing cleanser which comes in a 150ml bottle where you can simply press the lid to release the cleanser onto your palm whilst cleansing. This is a gentle and effective wipe off cleansing lotion where it cleanses your skin very well. Not only does it clean your skin, but also hydrates it leaving it feeling so comfortable. 
To make this product different from the rest of the other cleansers is that it comes in a very hygienic packaging. It's also suitable for normal and combination to dry skin. How this works is that the cleanser sweeps and dissolves your make-up and any grime or impurities you may have. You can cleanse with or without water. I usually cleanse without water first, then I would rinse off with lukewarm water. 

The consistency of the cleanser was in a liquid form and went smooth onto the skin. After using the cleanser, my skin felt clean and refreshed. After a day out of wearing make-up, I really needed to let me skin breathe. This cleanser delivered in making it feel really cleansed. I love how it's non-drying and also free from any parabens! It's such a gentle skin cleanser and I definitely would give this a 4.5/5 stars! 

POSITIVES:
  • Paraben free. 
  • Cleanses with or without water.
  • Makes your skin feel hydrated after cleansing. 
  • Product works to dissolve make-up, cleanse and hydrate skin. 
  • Skin feels comfortable.
  • Suitable for those with sensitive skin! 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Use with a cotton-pad first over your face and then rinse off with lukewarm water. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 





Comforting Body Balm - 150ml 


What exactly is the Comforting body balm? It's a wonderful moisturiser that's very rich and creamy where it acts to really hydrate and soften skin. It boosts moisture levels and soothes dry skin for at least 24 hours. So really, it's a long-wearing moisturiser that can really protect your skin for a good long period of time. The best thing about it, is that it doesn't even leave my skin feeling oily or greasy. 

The consistency was very thick and rich which I really love about. There's no harsh scent, but just a slight scent that didn't bother me. I enjoy how quickly and easily the cream absorbs on my skin and it just feels so comfortable. This is ideal for if I wanted to quickly moisturise my legs and arms before going out and so wearing clothes on after would not be a problem at all. After 24 hours of wearing this body balm, my skin still felt soft and very hydrating. 

You can find any of these products from the Optiva range at Amcal stores, Amcal Max and any of the Guardian pharmacies across Australia. 

For an awesome hydrating body balm, I am giving this a 5/5 stars!

POSITIVES:
  • So hydrating on skin for at least 24 hours.
  • Skin feels nourished. 
  • Makes skin feeling soft and smooth. 
  • Suitable for those with sensitive skin.
  • Paraben free.

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS:
  •  Apply before going out daily. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 



Hope you enjoyed reading all about Boots Optiva skincare products as they're definitely worth trying out! 

Cheers,
Livia
xox

Thank you BOOTS LABORATORIES for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

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