Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Review | Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz

A picture of Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz
Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz

I don't often use toner as I'm prone to being a little lazy (!) but when I do I like to use one that soothes and refreshes my skin. Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz (£4.99 for 150ml at Boots) does just that, as well as delivering a relaxing dose of sweet smelling rose to help lift my mood. Rose is used in aromatherapy to soothe, relax and uplift and this spritz is a lovely way of adding a touch of aromatherapy to my everyday skincare routine! 

Containing 'refreshing rosewater' and made from 100% organic ingredients, Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz promises to be gentle on the skin, designed to 'delicately cleanse and tone'. Through their collaboration with the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Botanics 'beauty scientists' are able to use approved active plant ingredients to 'bring you beautiful skincare that's proven to work'. The Toning Spritz aims to 'tighten pores and remove the last traces of makeup' when used after cleansing, resulting in 'smoother, fresher' skin. 

Quite impressive claims! Luckily, I've found it to deliver on its promises- phew! After using a gentle refreshing face wash in the morning and after hot cloth cleansing in the evening, I spray three or four spritzes of this on to my face, allowing it to sink in a little before gently dabbing away any excess with a cotton wool pad. I also use it on my eyes to remove any last traces of makeup and as it's gentle it doesn't sting or irritate at all. 

From what I can remember Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz used to come in an ordinary non-spray bottle before Botanics re-branded within the last year or so, and I much prefer having the spray nozzle. It adds a little something extra! At first, admittedly, I found it a little strange spraying something all over my face as my initial reaction is to scrunch up my eyes and hold my breath! I think this is probably because I've never particularly liked dunking my head under water (I'm not a huge fan of swimming!) and so it sort of triggers a reflex reaction! I've gradually gotten used to it though, and it's especially brilliant in hot weather as the cold spritz instantly cools me down. 

My skin feels noticeably softer and less irritated than usual after I use this, and the dry patches that often like to make an appearance on my chin and cheeks have become much more settled and soothed. Every last smidgen of makeup is removed and I no longer wake up with panda eyes in the morning- hooray! I'm not so sure about pores being tightened, but I don't really have noticeably large pores so perhaps I'm not the best person to judge! I can say, however, that this is a real treat to use and the beautiful natural rose scent makes it smell far more expensive than it is! 

I've been making an effort in recent weeks to follow a regular skincare routine, and having used this twice daily for the past week I can confirm that it is fast becoming a facial staple. I've also noticed that due to the uplifting and calming qualities of rose, a little spritz of this can really help calm me down if I'm feeling anxious or panicky. For me, that makes it even more of a wonderful addition to my skincare routine. Aromatherapy from a drugstore own brand at such a reasonable price? It's a thumbs up from me!

Baci e abbracci, 

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  1. This sounds lovely, I will be purchasing this for sure as I have just finished off my last toner. I just love anything Rosewater related, although it is normally in cakes or rose chocolates haha.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Haha, me too! It's a lovely toner, I hope you like it, the smell is beautiful!xx


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