Botanics 'Shine Away' Mattifying Day Cream Review

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Boots Botanics 'Shine Away' Mattifying Day Cream - £3.49

When it comes to moisturiser, I only really look for the answer to one question; does it keep oil at bay? Having considerably oily skin means I'm always a little reluctant to want to use moisturiser on it, but knowing how important it is, I always look for a moisturiser that has mattifying properties. I've tried a lot of moisturisers - some that focus on clearing acne, whilst keeping oil away, and some that purely aim to control oil. I've tried cheap Simple products and expensive products from Dermalogica, yet I've never really found anything that I'm completely taken with. Until now. 

I've always been a fan of Botanics skincare products - they're cheap and cheerful yet they always seem to do the job. So, when I saw the Botanics 'Shine Away' Mattifying Day Cream on offer, I decided, on a whim, to purchase it. I wasn't expecting miracles for £3.49 - but I'm always keen to try new products and as I hadn't yet found a moisturiser I liked enough to repurchase, I thought, why not?! 

Now, I can usually tell if I'm going to get on with a moisturiser by its texture, and this product is seriously light and fresh on the skin, exactly what I look for. It sinks into the skin beautifully and after using it for a good few months I've been seriously impressed with the results. It keeps my skin matte and oil-free and makes a brilliant base for foundation, as well as keeping my foundation in place all day long. It also contains clarifying willowbark which is a natural source of salicylic acid (a spot-fighting ingredient I swear by) to help keep skin clear. Using it has definitely helped improve my skin and couldn't be without it now. I will most definitely be repurchasing once I've finished with this little tub, and I'm so happy I've finally found a moisturiser that I really love.

Have you tried any of the Botanics skincare products? What did you think?