Friday, 8 April 2011

Boots Traditional Range - Product Review

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.

Laters Taters!

23 comments:

  1. How funny! I too was seduced by the packaging last year and bought the exact same two products. I particularly love the toner which doesn't contain over-achieving astringents such as tea tree or witch hazel that completely dry out my skin. The rosewater is much kinder and I've had no problems with dryness. It's nice to hear that you love it too, I love them so much I want everyone to use them!

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  2. I love it, but question thee this... why is is called cold cream?!

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  3. i love boots too- i think having the points card is a big bonus :D awesome shots by the way :]

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  4. Gem - fresh from Wiki - thus...

    "Cold cream is an emulsion of water and certain fats, usually including beeswax and various scent agents, designed to smooth skin and remove makeup. The name derives from the cooling feeling that the cream leaves on the skin. Variations of the product have been used for nearly two-thousand years"

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  5. Ooh, I also have been using these two for a little while! I do sometimes find if I am a bit lazy with wiping the cold cream off (read whilst half asleep) I get a bit of a outbreak of spots, but its not often. And I to really looove the glycerine and rose water, its natural, smells lovely and leaves your skin feeling light and gently moisturised what more could you ask for:)!

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  6. Oooh, damn we don't have Boots here, I spent a fortune there when I was in the UK. Love your photos!

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  7. I love the traditional range but my skin breaks out with the toner, which is a shame because it smells lovely!

    I use Nivea lotion (same basic blue pack, but in bottle form) to remove my make-up, it seems to give a 'velvety' finish, I use it as a general moisturiser too. It's much less greasy than the traditional Nivea in a tub.

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  8. Hey Perdita - yes - thats the Nivea I use too -and the lighter one. It just seems to be that my chops don't like it :( Just as well the rest of my skin does not put up the same protest - for my legs love it :)

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  9. I quite like the sound of that, I've never been a massive fan of facial wipes, besides, I'm sure they're only babywipes with an extra £3 on the price. Sounds a bit like Cleanse and Polish by Liz Earle, only significantly cheaper. Your skin looks lovely in the last pic!

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  10. I too bought the cold cream, seduced by packaging,will now succumb to the toner too. I find it's rather brilliant for my sensitive skin and heavy eyeliner and lipstick habit, although my waterproof mascara needs extra coaxing with eye make up remover pads and a blowtorch ;)

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  11. I use that cold cream! I lurve it. I too was lured by the packaging and the price an dit does get rid of panda eyes. xxx

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  12. I've never tried this, not sure I could do without moisturiser though, I'm quite a bit older than you and the older I get the drier skin I get hmmmph!

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  13. Okay, I am definitely going to buy this. Also - your skin is amazing! Is that honestly you with NO make-up on? Because you look incredible. Bitch. xx

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  14. I have used Glycerin and Rosewater pretty much as long as I have worn make-up. You used to have to go and ask at the pharmacy counter in Boots and they mixed it up for you. I was thrilled when they started selling it pre-made. I haven't tried cold cream for years. I too use Nivera though.

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  15. Ooh I'm giving that a go for definite! I use Ponds moisturiser and swear by it; lovely stuff for my very dry skin but I do use a face wash and water but I think I'm getting a bit long in the tooth for that. You look radiant, what beautiful skin you have.

    Sounds just what I'm looking for! I do love your marvellous reviews, keep them up.
    Stephx

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  16. I have also been using these two products for ages now, alongside my Pears soap and Ponds moisturiser. My skin has been so much better behaved since I stopped using all the lotions and potions I used before! Well done Boots I say! X

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  17. You've inspired me! I just ordered it from Amazon(in the US). I can't wait to try it!

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  18. Hey - so pleased that people have found this useful and have decided to buy it - Boots, if you are reading - send me some free stuff! *ahem* *wink*

    PD - yes - that is me sans slap.

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  19. You look great without make up, i love anything in vintage or pin up package, will have to buy this. Again love your cute expressions amor.

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  20. I love the photo's....made me chuckle!!!
    I've never used cold cream, so I didn't know how it worked. I need to start using stuff as I get older!! x

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  21. I already use the cold cream as a semi-cleanser (I don't have to deep cleanse as I don't wear foundation - because I haven't got around to buying any, rather than because I don't need it!) and moisturiser, but I might have to look into the toner too.

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

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  22. I have the toner, agree it smells fabbylous. Never tried cold cream, will give it a go. What lovely skin tone you have. xx

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  23. My sister works for Boots- looks like she'll be running errands for me on this stuff! xxx

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