My morning routine using products from the Boots Botanics All Bright range

All Bright range from Boots Botanics

I am a self-confessed makeup and skincare junkie. You only need to take a look in my dressing room (purpose built to house my overspill) to realise that I enjoy buying beauty products I also collect them much to the chagrin of my husband but there are worse obsessions to have. I am the proud owner of more nail varnishes and lipsticks anyone could ever possibly need but I just love them. The same goes for skincare, I’ve been chasing that elusive skin glow for longer than I can remember and have tried numerous products over the years in order to try and achieve it.

My daytime skincare routine with Boots Botanics All Bright range

What I’ve learnt is: you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to get fantastic results. Years ago and in its heydey, I once spent £130.00 on a jar of Creme De La Mer. It was quite possibly the worst week of substituting real food for beans on toast and having to walk everywhere because I had no money left for petrol. Turns out that Creme de La Mer was just not the creme de la creme. Instead, a pot of Nivea would have sufficed (exact dupe FYI) but there you go, hindsight and all that.

I know what works for my skin and what doesn’t. Favouring rich and replenishing oils overnight and a lighter more illuminating cream during the day. I was really pleased to receive a hamper from Boots with four products from the Botanics All Bright range. I do love a browse around Boots and have faithfully bought beauty and skincare products in there for many years.

The Botanics range from Boots is inspired by nature, they source ingredients to address a whole range of skincare concerns and  with 6 different ranges all tailored to specifically benefit the individual using them, you are bound to find something that suits you and your skin type. The scientific experts work closely with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to chose the perfect extracts to include. The All Bright range that I have been sent to try out uses exfoliating flower acids promoting a brighter, fresher and more radiant complexion that lasts all day long.

Yes please!

My eyes lit up when I read the words ‘radiant and glowing skin’ on the packaging because that is my skincare M.O. My must-haves and the words I search for when buying products myself. Read on and watch my vlog to see if the All Bright flower products helped my skin to blossom.

All Bright range from Boots Botanics

All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Water

I am all about the Micellar cleansing water right now and had been using the one from the Bioderma range, which is recommended by lots of beauty gurus. It was working really well for me so I hoped that the Botanics Cleansing Solution would perform just as well; mainly because it’s about half the price of the Bioderma! I must say it’s absolutely fab, you can watch the video below to see just how quickly it takes off yesterday’s mascara (I know-gross!) I also tend to wear gel eyeliner from Benefit most days and that stuff is like using permanent marker on your eyelids but the Botanics Micellar Cleansing Solution makes short work of taking it off. Result!

All Bright Purifying Scrub

I am a fan of scrubs and exfoliating. I would probably plump for an acid-based liquid exfoliator for daily use over a scrub as they can sometimes be a little harsh on my skin. I’ve had no problems with the purifying scrub, it hasn’t irritated my skin at all and leaves it soft and smooth. I can’t say I’ve noticed any major brightening effects from using it but my skin does feel nice and clean afterwards. I don’t think I would personally buy it again myself but Holly used it a lot while we were away on holiday and is really impressed by it so different strokes (or scrubs) for different folks, I guess.

All Bright Radiance Balm

This is the hero product for me, I have been buying radiance inducing balms since Clarins Beauty Flash Balm was a cult product back in the 90s! I have tried and tested many over the years including MAC strobe cream-another fav among the beauty gurus and makeup artists. I don’t know if I am a little past the serious shine and strobing effect from MAC. It’s just all a bit much for me, the Botanics balm just feels like MAC strobe cream’s more sophisticated older sister. A bit less Kim-K and more J-Lo if you catch my drift. The Botanics balm is pinker, more pearlescent and less in your face shine which is just what I like. I really love this product and will absolutely buy it again.

radiance balm and all bright moisturiser

Left: All Bright Radiance Balm Right: All Bright Day cream

All Bright Day Cream

Aimed at normal to dry skin this is the perfect moisturiser for daytime. It’s not moisturising enough for evening use when I like to drench my skin. I do have to face facts that I am the wrong side of 35 and I need something heavier at night. During the day though, I go for a much lighter and more fluid cream and this cream does a fantastic job of giving just enough moisturisation but without leaving my skin heavy with product. It’s great on top of the radiance balm -which I’ve found to be a little thicker in consistency to the moisturiser-adding that extra layer of brightness and a perfect base for makeup.

I’ve really enjoyed using the products from the Botanics All Bright range. My stand out items being the Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution and the Radiance Balm which has quite possibly reached HG status and a permanent space on my shelf. I’d really recommend you try out this range or anything else that tickles your fancy from Botanics. This is a brand you can trust to get it right in terms of quality ingredients and performance at an incredible price point.

Now go forth and shop the All Bright range but watch my video first to see me sans makeup and glowing (I hope!)

*This post was commissioned by Boots Botanics and I received the products for free. All thoughts, opinions, and anecdotes, as always my own.

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Comments

  • Leigh - Headspace Perspective

    Written on 14th September 2016

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    Botanics is fab, great value and they work. I’ve got sensitive skin so need to be careful. The scrub is fab, I’ve not used the radiance balm yet but may have to give it a go now! Especially with winter coming up, I’ll need a bit of glow.

    Got total envy re your dressing area and shoe shelves btw :-) xxxx

  • Kate / Pouting In Heels

    Written on 19th September 2016

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    Haven’t used Botanics products for years but will definitely give them a try after reading this and watching your super vlog. That Radiance Balm sounds amazing and something I could definitely do with right now. ;-) X

  • John Adams

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    Heading over from #TheList so a quick thanks for co-hosting. As it hap[pens, we share an interest. I am big on men’s skincare. Why not? It’s the body’s largest organ so should be cared for! Alas, our skincare regimes are very different but I am big on boy’s moisturiser and why not? Not sure if you can get a Boots Botaincals range for guys, but I may look into it.

  • Fran Back With a Bump

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    I’ve never tried Boots Botanics but they sound good. I love Miscellar water too and currently using the Garnier one which is good for taking off make up. Better than a baby wipes anyway!! Thanks for hosting #thelist

  • Rosie (@greenrosielife)

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    Oh dear – our #TheList posts may have a slight clash this week as I advise people to ditch plastics! Reading up a bit more about The Botanics Range though it does seem to tick a fair number of sustainability boxes

  • OddHogg

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    I’ve not tried the botanics range. I’ve got quite sensitive skin so can be a little fussy with what I use but this could be worth a try #thelist

  • Soppymum (Sara)

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    I’ve never tried the botanics range, but love the sound of the radiance balm. I need a new one and don’t have much love for my benefit version! #thelist

  • wendy

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    Thanks for hosting! I am rubbish when it comes to skin care. I am really lucky to have been blessed with completely clear skin so I try not to mess with it too much. Although I do like the sound of these products and I am also a loyal boots shopper too xx #TheList

  • Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    Wow! I think I would really like to try the All Bright Day Cream. It looks really good and light. Something I am looking for. Thank you for hosting on #TheList :) x

  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    Hahaha!! I love you — totally a girl after my own heart re beauty junkie (I fell for the Creme De La Mer hype too) — plus admitting to sleeping in yesterday’s makeup. I woke up this morning a smoky eye!! It wasn’t smoky yesterday but my eyeliner had smudged!!! LOL!! I LOVE the Botanics day cream but my old skin didn’t like the brightening balm at all — it made me look like I had shiny plastic skin. DM me your address and I’ll send you it! xx #TheList

    • Amy Treasure

      Written on 27th September 2016

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      Just read this you absolute beaut have you got rid of the balm yet? I will DM you!! I really love this range, I do still fall into the trap of buying expensive things as well though, once a junkie always a junkie (skincare obvs ;-) ) xx

  • Happy Mummy (Maria Hughes)

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    I remember going to into Selfidges when I was about 21 and being over the moon that the lady gave me a small sample of Creme De La Mer! They look really good I bet they smell lovely! #TheList x

  • Elizabeth - Wander Mum

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    A good skin care regime is so important! Glad you’ve had good results with Botanics. I’m big on vegan & Swiss products (without the hefty price tag) so it’s Arbonne all the way for me. Thanks for hosting #thelist X

  • Nadia - ScandiMummy

    Written on 23rd September 2016

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    I love this range! And I too made the mistake with the Creme de la Mer many moons ago (what a rip off that was, but yes, you live and you learn right?!) #TheList

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    • Amy Treasure

      Written on 27th September 2016

      Reply

      Ha no way another person sucked into Creme De La Mer that does make me feel better! Did you do the whol La Prairie thing too? I would say the only high end skincare that’s ever been worth it was when I paid an obscene amount of money for an eye cream and I can’t even remember the make but it was amazing I’ll have to find the pot and tell you about it! xx

  • Kate Tunstall

    Written on 25th September 2016

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    I’m so jealous of your dressing room!

    I’ve not tried these products but they sound worth a try. My skin is the bane of my life! Xxxx
    #TheList

  • Cal at Family Makes

    Written on 26th September 2016

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    I’ve never tried this range but I do like Boots products generally. I still love Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (maybe I’m stuck in the 90’s?!) , so maybe I should give the Radiance Balm a try? Thanks for the recommendation. #TheList

  • Lizzie

    Written on 27th September 2016

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    AAH LOVED your vlog, Mondays are my cleaning day too! snap! I have tried expensive creams and skincare products before and I’ve gone back to Simple for remover and toner and Nivea for moisturising. I must admit I’m a sucker for face moisturiser that smells nice and goes on fluidly like you said so I’ll def check that out when I go in Boots yet, I love a wander round Boots too when the kids let me which is never because they always terrorise the other customers with the mini trolleys. Lizzie xo

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