I am a sucker, at times, for packaging. Especially if it looks remotely retro. Even more so if it comes from Boots. I love Boots, always have, always shall. I love the helpfulness and politeness I have always experienced whilst shopping there. And I will usually buy something from the store, even though it may be a little more expensive than a competitor, because of the points I can collect and then spend.
Anywhos - I am rambling. I am here to tell you about something I purchased based on packaging and smell alone.
I was initially looking for some face wipes to get rid of pesky panda eyes - and then I started to think about cold cream. Not just Nivea, which is what I usually use, but actual cream that is marketed as "cold".
I had a look along the row and pondered Ponds, even picking it up. But then I spied Boot's own version - their Traditional Skin Care Cold Cream, to be precise. And their Glycerin & Rosewater toner/moisturiser. A new flannel later and I was off.
I used this as I would normally use my Nivea - but instead of cotton pads, I used a warm flannel. Oh my giddy Aunt - the difference! After slathering it on and wiping it off - I was left with plumped, clean skin that not only smelt nice and was soft, but was non greasy. I have gone back and tried the Nivea with a warm flannel - but it still leaves a slick on my skin.
I then used the toner to get rid of all make up that had been playing hide and seek with the cold cream. I love the smell of this toner and the fact that I do not need another product to moisturise afterwards is a bonus.
I think for the money, coming in at under £6 for the two, this is an excellent product. I know that there are others available, but this is a fab one to start with. You may find that cold cream does nothing for you, or you just cannot be bothered with the faff of putting it on and taking it off. I know that I, for a long time, favoured specifically manufactured wipes. But - no more.
My skin, my sense of smell and my purse are all happy from the usage of this combo. Good times.