Review: Boots Botanics Softening Cleanser

boots botanics softening cleanser

Review: Boots Botanics Softening Cleanser

I was actually really excited to try this Boots Botanics Softening Cleanser with Rosehip. I love the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar Water. It’s one of my favourite skincare products and I generally love the Boots Botanics brand.

I’ve got to say, that I am slightly aghast in it. First of all, I do not like the smell. I think it smells like a household cleaner. Maybe it’s the rosehip, but I’ve used other products with rosehip so I don’t think it’s that, but I don’t really no.

Besides, the way it smells, I think it cleans my face okay. The consistency is fine and is creamy. Sometimes I think it leaves my face slightly greasy, other times, I think it feels moisturized. Maybe it depends on how much of the cleanser I’m using? I will say my face is softer after I use it!

After the Mario Badescu face wash, I was really hoping to find a face wash that I truly love. And I honestly thought I did. Overall, the face is fine but I will not be repurchasing.

Anyways, I am now in the market for a new face wash, any recommendations? Boots does carry other face washes that I am willing to try as well!



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  • It’s a shame this isn’t a winner for you as rosehip is supposed to be really good for your skin – hopefully you have better luck with their other cleansers! 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thanks Mica! I love rosehip in other products, just not this one.

  • When I saw the photo of this post I was so excited (not only due to the fact they have re-launched their range but I need a new face cleanser lol). But not impressed! I would have thought them re-launching would have kicked them to make their products even better 🙁 Great, honest review lovely xx


    • Their old products are better!

  • Courtney Hardy

    Too bad it didn’t work out too well. I’ve heard of their products before, and the first launch was better for sure.

    • It was! I loved their first launch.

  • Bella Skoog (Bella)

    That thing about the smell is so important, I need products that smell good haha!


  • Yiotou_La

    I don’t mind strong scents but if a product smells bad, I cannot use it. How difficult is for brands to produce products with lovely scents?? Happy Friday 🙂


    • I know right? I just want a nice smelling face wash.

  • Love the honest review! Hope you’re able to find a good face wash soon!


  • A bad smelling product is a deal breaker for me! Recently I’ve been pretty into the Wei Even Brighter Silky Cleansing Milk, but it’s a little pricy (I got it to review as well).

    Hope you find something you like!


    • I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!

  • Thanks for your honest review. It can be disappointing when you go in to use a product and then it doesn’t turn out the way you wanted it to be.

    Jessica |

  • Thanks.

  • I’ve loved rosehip in other face washes. Just not this one. I’ll have to check it out!