Boots Laboratories Optiva Skincare

I was asked if I would like to get brighter skin in just two weeks… UMM yes please! Especially during winter, ladies.

In the mornings I am freezing, so I am guilty of putting the heater on high all the way to work or having really hot showers. My last post said I would try and stop this bad habit, but some can’t be broken.

My skin has been feeling quite dry and I look drawn out, especially on those make up free days. My eye bags are horrid, so I was looking forward to this little skin challenge. 

I received all my skincare and I was very overwhelmed at how many items I received. 6 in total, that’s a lot of work in the morning, ladies!

I started off with the Skin Balancing Cleanser. It’s actually a cream based cleanser I have never used anything like it. I found the easiest way to use this was to dab a little over my face (like applying a normal moisturiser) and wipe off with a mini face towel or cotton pad. I was amazed at how much make up was coming off my face and neck, even though I washed my face. (Be sure to avoid your eyes, ladies.)

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Next thing was the Radiance Refresh Tonic. This, I loved. It was so refreshing on my skin and had a great tightening feel to my face, so it was great in the morning. It’s a toner, ladies, incase you were confused hehe. I applied with a cotton pad to my skin. 

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I liked to let the product set in my skin for 1-2 minutes before applying the Aqua Capture Serum. A lot of serums I have tried are quite oily, so I would only apply them at night. But this one is cream based which was great. You only need a little. It’s very hydrating and not heavy when applying.

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For the day I applied the Daily Protection Cream over my face and neck followed by my makeup. I found the product lightweight – a little goes a long way with this one. Some moisturisers affect my foundation and can leave my skin oily, especially around my T zone. This product did not do that, woo hoo. I really enjoyed the way it made my skin feel, especially on my make up free days.

After my shower in the evenings I would do all of the above but change my Daily Protection Cream to the Nourishing Night Cream, but first I would add the Radiance Boosting Eye Balm. As I mentioned, my eye bags are quite dark and deep which I hate (especially in photos). Usually some eye creams leave a tingle or burning sensation, but this one didn’t which was great.

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Back to the Nourishing Night Cream. Definitely my favourite item from the collection. My skin feels so amazing in the morning. I sleep on my face, too, so to feel the product really absorb in my skin was great.

I was really impressed with the size of the products, the simplicity in applying the product how it made my skin feel. Usually when I try skincare it takes at least 4-6 weeks to really see a difference in my skin texture and overall glow.

Challenge completed: I did get an overall brighter, healthier and smoother look to my skin. I am loving my makeup-free glow, too!

I did mention I was overwhelmed with how many products I received but it literally takes me 5-7 minutes in the morning and evenings, which really is nothing, ladies!

I find the price range affordable, especially if you’re young and wanting to start a skincare regime.

The products suit all ages, too, so you and Mum could share if you wanted to cut cost!

To find out more shop the range here.

Disclaimer: Items were gifted to me to review on my blog all opinions are based on my experience with the product.

All editing by Emma Edwards, Copywriter & Social Content Creator www.cocopopscouture.com

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