If you have followed this blog for a while you'll know I suffer from enlarged pores and have been on a mission to reduce the size of their appearance. I bought the Botanics Skin Care range on a whim, it was on a 3 for 2 offer and I thought I owed it to myself to give it a whirl.
I'm really glad I did as okay my pores are still visible but other than getting a facial peel i'm afraid that will always be the case but this range has actually dramatically shrunk and tightened my pores, helps keep blemishes at bay and is just generally a really good skin care option. I have used this range for over a month now in order to give you the best review possible.Keep reading to find out more!
Like I said I purchased these when on a 3 for 2 offer (such offer is currently running again) but even when such offer isn't running each product is really affordable with the most expensive being £4.59.
Botanics Pore Perfecting Day SPF15 Moisture Lotion 75ml - £4.59
This is a light non greasy moisturiser that has the added bonus of an SPF 15, I personally now won't buy any day cream that doesn't contain an SPF even though I live in the UK I still feel it is vital to protect the skin from harmful rays. The scent is light and has a light hint of lemon, nothing offensive to the nose just a light fresh scent that disappears momentarily.
This lotion contains no oil but helps to mattify any natural oils on the face , it also aids in the unblocking in pores. In my opinion the best thing about it is how light it is anyone with visible pores will tell you how thick creams can often just make a bad problem worse. Although this is light it more than does the job keeping skin soft and subtle, soaking up any excess oil and providing a great base to apply make-up on.
If you have visible pores or oily/problem skin I suggest giving this a whirl as it works really well with oily problematic skin and I could actually feel it tighten my skin and pores which sounds disturbing but was actually really assuring in an odd way.
Botanics Pore Perfecting Deep Clean Mousse 150ml - £4.07
If you only pick up one item from this range then please make it this, okay at first you'll be taken aback with the gimmicky liquid to foam concept but once you wash your face with it I promise you will be a convert like myself.
Again like the matching lotion this has a light scent only this has a kind of grass smell (no not the slang word for a certain drug but fresh cut lawn scent) and the scent doesn't linger at all. This mousse is thick and really easy to use, it easily removes every little scrap of make up with next to none effort.
After one use, I kid you not there was a difference in my pores! I was absolutely dumb founded they looked a whole lot smaller and and definitely unclogged. I have continued to use this mousse cleanser for the last month and my pores have halved in size. Another thing I have noticed is my skin is a whole lot clearer and any blemish that rears its ugly head clears up a whole lot quicker than before.
Honestly if you have visible pores/oily skin/problem skin I urge you to purchase this I promise you will not be disappointed one little bit!
Botanics Pore Perfecting Toner 250ml - £4.07
This was the one product I approached with reluctance, I think it was the idea of applying clay to my face that put me off. Unlike the other products this didn't share the same scent this smelled like, well clay! It's not entirely unpleasant it just takes a little getting used to that is all.
When using this ensure you shake the product thoroughly as the clay really does settle at the bottom of the bottle and to get the benefits from the toner you need the Amazonian clay as it's purpose is to absorb any excess oil.
I'm not a great user of toner but I have made an effort to use this as it removes any tiny little trace of product you may have missed during the cleansing stage but it's best propriety is that it tightens pores and leaves the skin with a light matte finish which I love! I have used this with the above products and my skin is the best it has ever been, well since I was a pre-teen anyway!
If you have enlarged pores you could steer far worse than this toner but I also recommend this for anyone who enjoys a matte finish to their skin after cleansing.
I have used all three products for at least six weeks and I kid you not my skin is the best it has been in a long. long while! My pores are far less visible, my skin is less oily and remains so throughout the day and I get far less blemishes. Even when I do get a blemish the trio of products heal and remove the problem quicker than I have experienced before. I really do recommend giving these products a chance if you suffer from any of the skin problems I have listed.
You can pick these up at most Boots stores or order via The Boots website.