Boots Botanics Gentle Cleansing Cream Ultra Calm, available at Target $7.49. Photo Credit: JessieCate Photography
Boots Botanics Gentle Cleansing Cream Ultra Calm, available at Target $7.49.
Photo Credit: JessieCate Photography

I was so super excited to try this cleansing cream from the Boots Botanics line. Unfortunately, this one just doesn’t make the cut for me.

What it claims to do: “Gently sweeps away make up and impurities without drying or upsetting delicate skin, leaving it soft, soothed, and comforted. Active plant extract, marshmallow, contains natural sugars and polyphenols that helps calm skin.

Directions: “Massage onto dry skin over face and neck. Gently remove with tissues.

First, this stuff smells so good. It smells very herbal and a little sweet, yet fresh and clean. The consistency of the product is lotion-like, not nearly as thick as body butter or a thick hand cream, but more the consistency of a regular liquid-y body lotion.

Boots Botanics Gentle Cleansing Cream Ultra Calm, available at Target $7.49. Photo Credit: JessieCate Photography
Boots Botanics Gentle Cleansing Cream Ultra Calm, available at Target $7.49.
Photo Credit: JessieCate Photography

The major problem I have with this stuff is that it does NOT remove makeup. AT ALL. I applied it all over my face, and then used the large cotton pads to remove it. I went through the same process twice, and I still had a ton of makeup on my face. This required me to use two additional products before washing my face just to remove the makeup. One to remove the sticky residue that it left behind, and another to actually remove my makeup. Nobody likes a three step makeup removal process. So, it just really missed the mark for me. The sticky residue only remained for a minute or two, but I’m not a fan of my face feeling sticky!

It also contains a warning on the label that it should NOT be used around the eye area. I saw that when I was thinking of purchasing it, and it somewhat raised a red flag for me. A makeup remover that cannot be used on the eyes? Hmmmm……I think a makeup remover should be able to remove all makeup, eye makeup included. And, I don’t think that’s me having unreachable expectations.

Overall, I was so sad that this product didn’t deliver. It’s such a great price, and from a wonderful brand. The biggest reason that it is not something I’ll continue to use or repurchase is that it doesn’t remove makeup. Plain and simple, it does not do what it claims to do. If you’ve had a different experience with this product, please let me know. Maybe I’m not using it correctly!

I hope this review was helpful for you!

Stay Glittery, Beauties!

xoxo,

Candice

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