Boots Botanics Radiant Youth BB Cream

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8 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$


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on 8/27/2015 7:22:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I wasn't expecting much from this when I bought this, as I picked it up on a whim, had never tried any of the other products in the Botanics range. I have skin that is probably best described as "grumpy"- generally dull, combination, a bit acne prone, and I suffer with perioral dermatitis, so it's basically impossible to find a product that doesn't aggravate my skin in some way or another. Somehow, this BB cream ticks all the boxes!

The coverage of this BB is medium, and you don't need a lot of product for your whole face as it's quite thick (although feels lightweight on the skin). It covers most imperfections, but you will need a concealer for anything particularly dark. The wear of the BB is fantastic- I've not noticed any oxidation, and by and large it's all there at the end of the day, although I would recommend powdering any oily areas. The finish is dewy, but not overly shiny, like healthy skin- think "I eat all my vegetables and drink enough water"! The BB cream has spf 30 which is a huge plus.

The best thing about this BB cream is probably the colour. I am very fair, but with a strong yellow undertone, and it's hard to find foundations that are light enough that aren't pink undertoned, and when I do they tend to leave my skin looking a bit sallow and flat. I have this in "light", and it is a very fair shade, but it also has a really neutral undertone I imagine would suit a lot of people.

The only negatives I can really think of are that the packaging isn't fantastic as you can't see how much product you have left and it's easy to squeeze out too much. In addition to this, I've only seen the product in light and medium in stores, and both of these seem to run on the pale side, so the product probably isn't for you if you have darker skin.

In short, I absolutely love this, can't count the number of people i've recommedned it to, and at 50mls for £8.99 it's an absolute steal!

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have a love/hate relationship with this BB cream. It was recommended to me by a friend who said it was ok for oily skin. I bought it and used it for just over a year, because of the SPF and also because of the colour. The lightest shade looks perfect on my skin and it really does give you a beautiful, radiant glow.

However, I have the oiliest skin on earth and inevitably, after a couple of hours, I'd be an oily mess. This stuff really isn't suitable for oily skin, I don't know why my friend said that but I guess everyone has a different concept of 'oily'.

Therefore, in an attempt to finally sort out my grease problem, and with much heartache, I decided to throw away what was left of this cream (the contents of the tube really go a long way, as I've had that for at least a year). It's a shame because it's a really good product but not for greaseballs like me :(

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

never used a BB cream before and ,boy, am i glad i have! sometimes i mix with my moisturiser for work days and for when i am going out for fuller coverage i apply without my moisturiser. i have this in fair. at first the colour is very dark and orange..but once blended in its a perfect match. has not broke me out which is always a bonus. will buy this again and its even better value when on offer.

on 5/10/2014 2:11:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Really loving this, seems to keep my skin clear. I worry about how much this protects from UV damage so I oly use it in winter. It also has a couple of questionable ingredients but my skin loves it and it quick and easy in the morning.

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on 5/15/2013 11:29:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I normally use Estée Lauder but I wanted something cheaper as a daily bb cream that i could mix with my moisturiser. Something light but medium coverage for casual wear like going to work or hanging out with friends and this bb cream is perfect for that. Nice dewy finish, smells good and hasn't caused any breakouts at all. Reaaaally happy with it!

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Really enjoy using this product! have recently tried swapping my smashbox foundation for something a little lighter during the day, and this is perfect. Gives a lovely light/medium coverage, not too thick and has a gorgeous dewy finish. Out of all the BB creams i have tried: clinique, clarins and estee lauder, this is far superior. At 4.99 (usual price 8.99) and a generous 50ml i would definatley say give it a try! :)

on 4/27/2013 1:50:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

I am worried because I can't find this product on the Boots website! I really hope they haven't stopped making it because it is definitely one of my favourite BB creams.

It is slightly too dark for me at the moment, but I am hoping it will be the perfect shade in the summer. I use it now as well though, normally with a very light coloured powder so that it will match my skin.

My acne-prone skin loves this though. I feel like it is actually helping to make my skin get better and calming it.

It is very easy to apply and it goes on very smooth. It is also very easy to build up more layers where I need more coverage.

I also love the tube it comes in. It is a very large size - 50ml! when most others are only 30ml. And it is so easy to squeeze just the amount I need out of the tube. Very hygienic as well. I apply this with my fingers.

I would be so heart broken if they have stopped making this!

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on 3/27/2013 7:46:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Surprised this product hasn't been reviewed yet saying that it doesn't even appear on Boots website yet either? (as of 27/03/13).

Product claims / Features: - All in one instantly radiant skin and even skin tone, Flawless Finish, Blurs Imperfections, Smoothes the appearance of wrinkles, Protective Ginkgo, Lasting Hydration and SPF 30.

I bought this product on a whim as I'm unsure what to make of the BB creams I have tried so far but thought I would bite the bullet and give it a try as it was part of the 3 for 2 offer, usually 8.99 for 50ml I think was it's stand alone price.

Well so far this has been the best BB cream I have tried, it has a light texture, goes on nice and smooth and doesn't seem to accentuate dry skin or pores too much! So all good so far but for the real test was to see how it deals with my very oily t-zone and acne prone skin. I wore this product 5 days a week for 2 weeks and did not suffer any more acne breakouts than the usual odd spots that I get even without wearing a cosmetic product and also the oil production was no different to usual, so no extra oil control (not that it claims to) but no more excessively oily. Now down to the colour, this as with a lot of BB creams has a limited shade range I only saw light and medium in the shop so I imagine there are only 3 shades light, medium and dark. I am quite fair with a light yellow undertone for ref Revlon ColorStay 150 buff is my perfect match, this product does not match exactly but blends well and isn't too dark or orange which is good however this does have a neutral heading towards a more yellow tone so good for me but maybe not for pink toned skin. I applied this with a duo fibre stippling brush and set with Boots Natural Collection loose powder (Neutral Translucent) and got a fairly decent overal finish. Coverage is medium and seems to be buildable without too many problems. Scent is lightly floral and seems to fade pretty quickly. Wear time was very good I applied at 8am and wore it until around 6pm where it started to fade slightly and only blotted my oily skin during the day and it didn't seem to effect the look too much or break up or fall drastically into any lines / pores, also didn't notice any oxidisation!
PROS: Fairly cheap, Squeezable tube, Not too many bad ingredients, Does help skin look more even and smooth, SPF 30, Inoffensive smell, Light texture
CONS: Limited shade range, Not as good for pink skin tones

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