Last month, you might have seen my showcase of love for the Serum7 Collection from Boots Laboratories Skincare Range. Well, this month I’ve been using their Optiva range which has been specially formulated to suit a more mature skin.
At 33 I was ready to dive in and take advantage of all the beautiful products in the range and was especially looking forward to exploring them after reading how nourishing they were for sensitive skin. Being a sensitive gal who shies away from new products, I’m always on lookout for something that my skin will love and I’m thrilled to say Optiva did not disappoint. As I sit here typing my review, my skin has never felt better and is glowing from all the extra love it’s been receiving from these nourishing products.
Optiva is designed to Strengthen, Hydrate, Protect and Cleanse which let’s face it, what’s not to love about that? The products are dermatologically tested and formulated with Althalis Complex, known for centuries for its healing and soothing properties.
So below I’m going to break down each product:
I used the Skin Balancing Cleanser at night time only and I loved the creaminess and feeling like I was wiping the day away off my skin. It was very nourishing and left my skin feeling soft and glowing. The cleanser removed all traces of makeup and was very hydrating.
I was hesitant with the Radiance Refresh Tonic as I’m not a toner girl, however, the tonic is light and refreshing. I chose to only use it at night time and teamed it with the Skin Balancing Cleanser which was a lovely combination that my skin loved.
The Comforting Body Balm is just divine and I have to give Boots snaps again for creating such a beautiful body Moisturiser. The balm is absolutely gorgeous and left my skin feeling soft and silky. I used this nightly after a shower and unlike many other body products it does not leave an oily feeling. It absorbs fast and kept my body feeling lovely and hydrated.
The Radiance Renew Foaming Cleanser is similar consistency to a mousse and is light and fluffy and left my skin feeling extremely clean. I used this for my morning cleanse and it left me feeling energized and ready to take on the day ahead.
The Aqua Capture Serum was very decadent to use on your skin the texture is just gorgeous and it’s not only lonely to apply you can feel your skin soaking it up and taking in all the goodness. I used prior to both my day and night moisturizer step. This was my favourite part of the routine and I loved the glow it left me with.
The Daily Protection Cream has a SPF 15 inside which is always a big must have for me. It’s light to apply, absorbs fast and is a great base to wear under makeup.
The Comforting Day Cream is a richer formula for day, I used this on days I trained outside and was in the sun. The richer formula is heavier than the Daily Protection Cream however it is still light to apply and has the SPF 15 inside. I found this a beautiful lotion to wear and it was my favourite out of the two and one I’ve worn consistently more. Note that a little bit goes a long way, the size of a pea is all you need for good coverage.
If there’s one thing I love it’s a good night cream so reading the name Nourishing Night Cream I knew I’d love it before I even applied and just like the name it did not disappoint. It’s gorgeous to apply and my skin soaked it up, the next morning my face felt amazing and very hydrated and nourished. This has quickly become my favourite night cream ever.
I must confess I’m a lazy girl with eye creams however just the name of the Radiance Boosting Eye Balm had me excited to try it. I used for night time only and found I woke up in the morning looking brighter and not so dark under the eyes. The texture is light and smells amazing, I’ve quickly become hooked on using this eye cream.
Doing this review with the Optiva range has been quite a lovely experience and each morning I look in the mirror I can see my skin is enjoying all the pampering. I will most definitely continue to use this range in the future. The price point starts at $14.95 and is super affordable to use without breaking the budget and a little bit goes a long way just another sign your investing in good skin care.
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Everyone wants their skin to look radiant and glowing with health, yet everyday your skin is exposed to daily stresses which can cause dehydration, discomfort and dullness.
Moisturising creams will hydrate and soothe on the surface, though truly beautiful skin only comes from nourishing and strengthening the skin from within, enhancing its resilience for the long term.
Optiva Aqua-Capture Serum contains a unique Althalis Complex, which not only hydrates your skin for 24 hours but is also clinically proven to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and help build it’s resilience for the long-term. So your skin becomes less susceptible to daily discomfort and dehydration, giving you healthier looking, more beautiful skin.
Optiva is our optimal everyday skincare range to deliver revitalised skin.
Boots Laboratories Optiva gives you just what you need. Optiva is scientifically and independently proven to moisturise for 24 hours which will help leave your skin more resilient to daily environmental stresses.
Within 2 weeks of using the Optiva there will be signs of the skin looking and feeling at its best, being more revitalised, feeling velvety smooth and glowing with health.
Optiva is proven to provide healthier looking skin in just 2 weeks thanks to:
• Strengthening the skins barrier to lock in essential moisture*
• Providing instant hydration that lasts all day** All Optiva products are adapted to any skin type. The Optiva regime has undergone rigorous testing, with more than 30 separate trials being conducted across the range, on the skin of over 1,500 women.