At a Glance | Boots Botanics


I had never heard of this brand until a couple months ago. I had headed into Target to purchase a No.7 foundation (stay tuned for a review!), since I had received a coupon with a different purchase. I was pulled in by the cute, minimal packaging of Botanics, which sat right next to the No.7 display at my local Target. I checked Cartwheel, and there just happened to be a 20% discount on everything Botanics, so I decided to pick up a couple of things to try. Needless to say, I was very impressed with what I had tried, and eventually decided to pick up a bunch of other stuff, so, of course, I had to do another "At a Glance" post. First, a bit about this skincare brand - it's originally called Boots Botanics, and, like the No.7 brand, originates from Boots, the UK pharmacy store. In the states, it's branded as Botanics, and can be found at Target, Ulta, Walgreens, and Amazon. The brand is organic and has different lines, each targeting a specific skin concern.

I purchased items from two different lines: the All Bright line with hibiscus, for radiance, and the line for all skin types, which comes in green packaging. As with the previous "At a Glance" post, I've tried some products, but not all of them. I'll update you with my opinions after I've tried the products or if I change my mind about anything.

  1. All Bright Foaming Face Wash (5 oz, $5.99): I like foaming face washes, and this one was very affordable. Needless to say, I picked it up to try.

  2. Organic Toning Spritz (5 oz, $9.99): Before I even tried it, I knew I would like it as long as the spritz was a nice one. And I wasn't disappointed - the spray was even and fine, and the formula of the toner itself was nice. Two key ingredients in this toner are rosewater and glycerin, which are great for hydration and glow. I've used it only as a toner, but I imagine it'd be great as a makeup finishing spray to get rid of the powdery look.

  3. Organic Facial Oil (0.84 fl oz, $14.99): This is great. Rosehip oil is a primary ingredient in this, and it moisturizes the face without being too greasy like some other oils. While I do still like the Julep Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil (0.85 fl oz, $$36), this is much more affordable at less than half the price of the Julep oil.

  4. All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum (1 fl oz, $11.99): All three of the reviews available for this on the Target site were positive, and the product claims to improve skin texture and tone, so I was curious how well it would work. I haven't tried this one yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so.

  5. Organic Super Balm (0.37 oz, $14.99): I love multi-purpose balms,, so I decided to give this a try after my Glossier Balm Dotcom (0.5 fl oz, $12) runs out.

  6. All Bright Facial Wipes (25 pk, $4.99): These do a decent job of taking off makeup, but I still prefer my two favorite wipes, the Burt's Bees or Simple Skincare ones.

Have any of you tried products from Botanics before? Let me know in the comments below!

beauty, brand overviewCathy Liu