My friend got me some products from Boots when he visited London recently and from that haul, I have reviewed the Boots Time Delay Youth Maintain Luminosity Serum and Boots Seventeen Blemish BB Balm previously. Today, I am reviewing another product, this is a simple rose and glycerin mixture, meant to tone and hydrate skin.
£2.39 for 200 ml.
Boots Traditional Glycerin and Rosewater is a cooling, refreshing beautifier that softens and moisturizes the skin. Lanolin-free and dermatologically tested. This product is formulated and produced by Boots Skin Care Specialists from traditional ingredients.
Aqua, Glycerin, Isopropyl alcohol, Methylparaben, Sodium citrate, Citric acid, Parfum, Eugenaria caryophyllus leaf oil.
My Experience with Boots Traditional Glycerin and Rosewater:
Packaging: The packaging looks straight out of a chemist shop. It comes in a plastic bottle, with a screw-on cap. The bottle has a hole to dispense out the product. This is a ‘no frills’ basic packaging, so if you are a sucker for fancy stuff, this might not catch your eye. The product details are neatly mentioned on the bottle label. It is travel friendly and sturdy, which surprised me, considering that this is a 200 ml bottle.
The scent is very familiar, and reminds me on Dabur Gulabari Rose Water. In fact, if you have used rose water and glycerin combination, this smell exactly like that. There are added perfumes definitely, but the fragrance is quite pleasant and comforting to me.
The texture is watery, but has a sticky feel to it. I take it on a cotton pad and gently swipe across my face. It removes any grease and impurities over the top layer and gives me moisturized skin. This water is meant to tone and moisturize skin, and it does live upto its claim. The moisturization might feel tacky or slightly greasy if you have oily-combination skin, but I like it, especially when the weather is on the drier side.
Normal-dry skin will love this product all round the year as it seems to nourish skin, giving it a supple feel. On my combination-oily skin, I often skip moisturization as it replenishes the moisture in my skin. For humid months and super oily skin, I would not recommend it because it would give a heavy uncomfortable feel. It hasn’t significantly helped with my open pores, but has given a tighter and toned look. Also, the moisturization easily lasts for 4-5 hours.
Overall, it ‘s a good product to own and not very expensive. The flip side is that it contains alcohol and might not tick your boxes.
Pros of Boots Traditional Glycerin and Rosewater:
- Sturdy, fuss-free bottle.
- Travel friendly.
- Traditional goodness of glycerin and rose water.
- Tones and moisturizes.
- Tightens skin.
- Great for normal-oily skin.
Cons of Boots Traditional Glycerin and Rosewater:
- Contains alcohol.
- Not best for oily skin or humid months.
- Tacky feel.
- Availability in India.
Would I Recommend Boots Traditional Glycerin and Rosewater?
Yup. I quite liked it. But the bottle is quite big and will last long, even with daily use. So not sure about repurchasing.
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