I like Boots Botanics, the brand is a reminder that you can find skincare products that work effectively and don’t cost the earth. Now I’m not telling you that all budget skincare is holy grail or that your expensive serum filled with famous ingredients isn’t worth it but sometimes you need something that will do a job and is cheep and cheerful. To me, that’s the Boots Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream. I’ve tried a couple of expensive eye creams and though they were nice they didn’t blow me away, I’ve been plodding along with a budget one for a while and decided to try something new – enter this product.
I find the packaging of this actually very comforting. Packaging isn’t a dealbreaker to me nor is it something that necessarily makes me buy a product but something about the pale purple, the white and black and the straight neat font just makes me feel relaxed and safe. The price is pretty safe as well £8.99 for an eye cream is pretty good to be honest, especially one that feels nice on the eyes.
Though I’ve mentioned the external packaging, I am pleased to report that this is a squeezy tube. I’ve had eye creams in pots before and I’m not so keen on jars as you are constantly dipping your finger into the product and then wiping it on your face, the squeeze tube is much more hygienic plus it takes up less space!
Boots describes this product as the following:
“When it comes to boosting the complexion, this eye cream nourishes. Infused with a cocktail of anti-oxidants extracted from the leaves of the Ginkgo plant. Used daily it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles and moisturises, for a more illuminated under-eye appearance.”
I notice how Boots draws attention to the ingredients within this eye cream, this does contain Ginko extract however, it does also contain alcohol which isn’t great for a skincare product. I have noticed though that this does appear to be paraben free if I go by the ingredients so that is a positive.
When you first swatch this I will admit that it doesn’t look very appealing! On the Boots website it does mention how colour may vary due to the ingredients so that is interesting. I also find this to have an interesting texture, it’s not quite a cream and it’s not a lotion, instead it has almost like a slight gel texture to it which makes it feel quite soothing and cooling on the under eyes which I like!
When you apply it, it gives the skin this illuminated appearance, I’ve not fully blended it in the photo above so it looks very wet and glassy looking which is more toned down once it’s on the skin. I do feel like this calms my eyes as well as hydrates which is important since it’s hayfever season so my eyes have been very sore lately!
So how does this compare? Compared to other budget eye creams I feel that this is more hydrating, it also doesn’t irritate my eyes like the other one and it leaves my skin looking more radiant. Compared to high end, I don’t feel like this measures up to the radiance level of Origins however, this calms and soothes the skin more so there are bonuses! I think I would repurchase and recommend this to those with dry, textured undereyes. I will most likely try some more eye creams though as it’s nice to have a change!
The Boots Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream is available from Boots for £8.99.
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