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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Product Review: Botanics BB Cream

So I'm not sure what gingko is and I've never been a big fan of BB creams, but I thought I would give this one a spin.

The Botanics range at Boots has a great discount on at the moment (it's usually around £10 but it's now nearly half the price.) For some strange reason it doesn't have a link on the online site, but it will be in all Boots store. My mum actually recommended this to me, and whilst I've tried BB creams in the past with no success, I decided to be be optimistic. 
It has loads of great factors going for it: SPF 30, this mysterious gingko ingredient (which I am now reading up on) containing antioxidants that protect skin from damage, plus this is the first BB cream I have tried that isn't orange. BB creams are usually a different level of tango. I'm pretty sure this only comes in two shades (light and medium...shame about the narrow spectrum), but the light one is really perfect for fair skin. 
I decided not to moisturise beforehand, simply because BB creams usually leave skin quite dewy. A little goes a really long way with this, plus the formula is so light and lovely. I applied it with my fingers and it doesn't cake or streak, but instead gives you a wonderful glow and a perfect complexion. Because I have combination/oily skin, it did require a bit of T-zone powdering, but the general result is definitely more a glow than an oily mess.
I seriously don't want to wear foundation again! It's so much easier to achieve a day-time/natural look. My skin feels like it can breathe, plus there really is minimal transfer with this cream. It's like a dewy mirage in a bottle. Highly recommend it. 


  1. Hi Naomi,
    This sounds promising indeed. Most BB Creams melt off my face and have no coverage at all. But maybe you already have good skin so you don't need coverage at all? When I am in London I would check this out as we don;t have Boots here.

    Jo of

    1. Hi Jo,
      Same usually, I have pretty oily skin in some places but a tiny bit of powder really helped with this! My skin is ok but just a little dull/red in places, so I do like my coverage! x

  2. This looks so good! It's also good to know, as it seems like you have a similar skin type to me. I was thinking about getting the Body Shop Tea Tree BB cream, but maybe now I'll get this one!! I've nominated you for the Liebster award on Polka Dot Penny - I'd love to see your answers to my questions!!
    Penny xxx

  3. Thanks for the nomination Penny, can't wait to answer your qs! xxx


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