Sunday 6 January 2013

Cheap Thrills: Boots Traditional Skin Care

Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of high end products with prices to match but sometimes a gal's got to budget and strip things down to the basics.
Thanks to Christmas spending my trusty little Boots Advantage Card had accumulated a few points for me to spend so I thought I'd use them to try a couple of super thrifty products I've had my eye one.
The  Boots Traditional Skin Care range consists of products that your nan would have used in her day - traditional cleansing and moisturising creams, cold creams and a rosewater and glycerine concoction that promises to tone and soften, all at under £3.50 a pop.
I recently picked up the Traditional Skin Care Skin Cream and Glycerin and Rosewater.

The Skin Cream is an ultra rich, thick and luxurious concoction with a consistency to rival that of the much coveted Creme de la Mer.

But that's where the similarities end. Instead of ocean-derived miracle broths and meticulous fermentation processes, the Skin Care Cream boasts time tested ingredients such as lanolin and paraffin to do the trick.
At first I felt a little bit weary of these particular additives,but after a bit of research I've found that both paraffin and lanolin are ingredients in the humble E45 cream so I'm willing to give it a go!

At £2.54 this cream is not only ultra affordable, but multitasking as well - use it as a gentle and soothing cleanser or simply as a comforting, rich moisturiser.
I've found that the cream makes a great base under makeup too!

The Glycerin and Rosewater is pretty much what it says on the bottle - a skin softening combination of fragrant rosewater and moisturising glycerin that can be used as a toner or subtle moisturising treat for the face and body.

This stuff is quite heavily fragranced for a facial product and I think this is something that will make people love or hate the product. If you're a fan of roses, get yourself a bottle but if you're not keen on scented products, I suggest you steer clear!

So far I'm in two minds about toning with the Glycerin and Rosewater in the morning as it might be a tad too oily for my skin but I'm loving it as a little pre- night cream treat for an extra moisture boost.
Boots Traditional Skin Care Glycerin and Rosewater is a steal at £2.32.

Have you tried any products from the Traditional Skin Care Range at Boots? I really like these products and their slightly retro appearance!
You can find out more by clicking HERE

Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh wow, I haven't come across these in Boots yet, but I'll certainly keep my eyes peeled. The packaging is so cute!

  2. I've seen these in store but never tried them. I'm kinda intrigues myself now, I'll have to pick some up next time I'm in boots! Have you tried the Boots Botanics Makeup remover? Its around £2.70 and is soooo good!!
    Cherry Lane xoxo

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    1. There is a link at the end of the post 'to find out more click here'. Click that and it will take you to the product :)

  6. I am EXTREMELY disappointed that Boots has withdrawn the Traditional Skin Cream from its range. I have no idea how we can persuade them to put it back on the shelves. I used it for years and it did my skin a world of good. I've been trying all sorts of creams since Feb 2020 and still can't find anything as good and my skin is not as good as it was when I was using the Traditional Skin cream. If Boots would give me the recipe I'd have a go at making it myself. I have a list of the ingredients on the pot, just don't know the combinations. Really upset with Boots, I don't know what they were thinking of. Their "replacement" range is rubbish. Lots of people used the Traditional Skin cream, even my own daughters are disappointed it's no longer available. Do customers' opinions not matter to the company?


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