Mini First Impression | Boots Essential Skincare

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When it comes to skincare I can be a bit of a floozy. As a student, I’m always reluctant to spend a fortune & I always look for products that are really quick and easy to apply. For this reason, I was drawn to Boots Essential skincare. Most items in the line cost around £1.50 (!) which is an absolute bargain. It’s safe to say that I wasn’t expecting much from the two items I tried, but I was really pleasantly surprised.

Boots Essentials Cucumber 3-Minute Clay Mask, £1.50

Boots claim: “Boots Essentials Cucumber 3 Minute Clay Mask contains extract of cucumber to help gently soften and soothe. This face mask is enriched with soothing cucumber and vitamins; the cleansing clay works to draw out impurities and excess oils from the pores leaving skin clean and toned”.

There was definitely a marked difference in my skin after using this 3-minute clay mask. Despite not loving it as much as my Lush fresh face masks, I was still really impressed with this product. I sometimes suffer from skin sensitivity, so was really glad it wasn’t irritating like other cheaper products I have tried. I love how there’s no faff in whacking this on your face for 3 minutes after a bath while you’re drying off. The mask leaves your skin feeling tighter and less clogged, which I really enjoyed. 

For those of you who dislike spending ages on skincare, I’d definitely recommend picking up this clay mask! Although it’s not the most effective skincare product I’ve tried, it does the job without any effort and at minimal cost.

Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel, £1.50

Boots claim: “Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel is infused with soothing cucumber and vitamins, this gel is easily absorbed to cool, refresh, reduce puffiness and lightly hydrate the delicate eye area”

I can confirm that their product description is accurate based on my experience. I suffer from really dehydrated skin and my under-eye area is often dry with heavy bags (I’m so attractive). The gel felt really soothing and  the cucumber element left my skin soft and rejuvenated. Where I agree that it did hydrate and refresh the area surrounding my eye, it didn’t drastically reduce puffiness or bags. Despite this, for a £1.50 purchase I was really pleased. Even when applying it directly before my make-up, it didn’t interfere with the application of my concealer, which was a big plus for me.

I’d definitely recommend picking one of these up if you suffer from dry skin, as for £1.50 it is a huge steal that really does the job! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you have any skincare recommendations for someone that’s lazy then do let me know in the comments 🙂 


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