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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Botanics Sensitive Cleasing Mousse

I bought this when I was staying at a friends when i was in need of a cleanser and the mousse aspect just drew me in. (you can buy it here online)

The first thing i noticed when i used this was the rather strong herbal scent. Sadly I'm not a fan of these 'earthier' smells and so I can't help but be put off using this, however even if herbal scents are your thing I think it's too strong for face wash - no one wants to put something that strongly scented all over their face!

As far as the mousse element which i thought was interesting, I liked how the wash felt very light on the skin even once rubbed in - I think you probably use a bit more product because of the mousse but I don't mind as you get 150ml for £3.99. But I'd call this more of a foam than a mousse as it's a little to light for a mousse

The real downside of this product for me though was how my skin felt afterwards. The scent lingered - which isn't very surprising, but it also dried my skin out making it feel very tight and leaving me feeling like I still had a light layer of product on my skin.

Overall my skin simply didn't feel clean after use and it did feel uncomforable with a scent that seemed to linger for hours. Will i be repurchasing? no. would i recomend? probably not

P.S am I in the only place in the UK without Snow?!

36 comments:

johanna said...

Ohhh seems like have an AMAZING texture

Krystal said...

how did the snow miss you?? haha! i do like using mousse-ey products, but yah - strong scents turn me off!

Keyta Hawkins said...

ahh this is a shame, it looks really good. I hear that the makeup remover form this range is really good. xxx

..R May A.. said...

@Krystal I know! We just got lots of ice and fog lol

@Keyta Hawkins ohh I might try that out, thanks!

Dina (XYYan) said...

Too bad it doesn't work for you! Thanks for the review though :)

Karen said...

Aw that's too bad the product didn't work out for you - scent and the lingering effects :S But thanks for sharing this with us!

Closet Fashionista said...

Aww poo, too bad it didn't work...I hate when my skin feels gross after using a product thats supposed to help it
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paperheart said...

ooh i hate products which leave my skin feeling dry and tight! this is a shame because i saw this in boots the other day and was thinking about getting it! thanks for reviewing it :) ps the snows all gone from where i live too :(

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Caz said...

I've tried mousse cleansers before and I always seem to find them quite drying and I suppose the strong scent of this one probably didn't help. I really like the eye makeup remover from Botanics but I think i'll be giving this product a miss xx

Oslo by fashion said...

Lovely post!

Venus In Virgo said...

That was a great review, thanks :) Im feeling you on the snow, we had a tiny tease yesterday but no more, boo! XOXO

Winnie said...

I'm not a fan of earthy fragrances either. Also, the snow is all gone here now, just a lot of frost!

Joy said...

Great review. That's disappointing that the cleanser wasn't great. Most stuff by Botanics is generally pretty good.
Where do you live? There isn't any snow here either :/ xx

Ahleessa said...

This sounds pretty cool but I don't like the smell either... hehe~

Vida said...

That's a bummer, the Boots range is usually pretty good. I can't wait till it snows here in New Jersey!

Katie said...

I dont think id like the scent!

kirstyb said...

i think u might be - i had loads and loads of snow x

rebecca said...

hmm, normally boots stuff is pretty good so it's odd that this wasn't. better luck next time! and we don't have snow in liverpool, it's so upsetting

ps, i'm having a christmas jumper giveaway (:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Great review! I honestly cannot stand when I use a product and afterwards feel as if my skin is dried out - definitely not the result I'm after. :/

..R May A.. said...

@Rebecca I know! Everything else from this range has been really nice, I think this is just the odd one out:)
@Joy in Blackpool, we got a light sprinkling the other day but ti's just fog and ice!! x

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jen said...

doesn't it suck when you buy something and ends up being disappointing? i've had my share of less than par products, so i always find online reviews first lol.

Dressing Up For Me said...

I don´t usually go for facial washes which dries out the skin. Too ba dthe result was disappointing because the price was really affordable.

Jennifer said...

i got waht you mean - it's more like a foam texture than mousse :)! sorry it didn't work for you though!

SabinePsynopsis said...

It's not easy to find a good cleansing product, I find. I'm not really willing to spend oodles of money on a cleaner, but it mustn't be drying or bad smelling either. I think one of my favourites was Eve Lom's - but waaayy too expensive, sadly.
P.S. The snow has left us, too.

Cherry Pullinger said...

I have no snow either!

ediot said...

hi darling! i prefer cleansing products from the pharmacy too. they have this great brand in scandinavia called aco/cosmica that have really price worthy good products..see that this is bought in a boots store.. i miss that store! i need me some blue eye drops.. they don't have that in sweden.
hope you're having a good week dear

x

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Nicole Richie Anonymous said...

Love your blog.
Thanks for your comment xx

Ansa said...

I hate that feeling of product leftover in the skin. I can totally relate. :)

Ahleessa said...

Thank you for the sweet comment! :)

..R May A.. said...

@ Ansa it's the first time it's happened, but now I finally know what people are always going on about :)
@ NCA thank you!! x

Jennifer R.Kociolek said...

Thanks for you sweety comments :)
I like you blog <3
Hugs

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em.me.ma said...

haha aww i'm sure it'll snow soon, and then you wish it didn't coz it's so slushy here!