Sales of skincare have shot up during lockdown and Boots have really stepped up with new product lines and daily offers.
I’m assuming most of you already have the Boots Advantage card. If not, then I do recommend you get one, it’s easily the best loyalty card out there.
I’ll tell you the worst one, the Mark & Spencers ‘Sparks’ card. We accumulated something like 172,000 points and received a bag of Percy Pigs at the checkout as our reward. Even M&S knew it was a rubbish scheme and they’ve now scrapped the points system (thanks) and introduced other silly offers. At least with Boots, your spending gives you something you can use, ie money off your shopping.
There was a period a few years ago when loyalty cards were really popular and you could sign up for a special offer ‘that day only’ to get money off purchases. In time, I got rid of them after the first discount, but I held on to the Boots one.
Sales assistants would always ask for my card and I would hand it over without really knowing what the ‘advantages’ were. Then one day, I was asked if I would like to pay with points as I had £36.00 on my card!
Boots are always running a points promotion, sometimes the range is very limited ie luxury skincare only, but today (and I checked as I need to grab a few essentials) there are over 5,000 products included in the promo.
There are also 400 points for downloading the Boots app – which I haven’t done yet. I wonder if I can grab those extra points? Plus 100 points for signing up for their newsletter, I’ve never received a newsletter so I might be in there too.
They’re also running (19/3/21) a 3 for 2 offer on selected Clinique products.
I would be tempted by the offer below for my boys (adults) because they use and love and do I, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Cream (the lotion is good too, we don’t like the gel). But the bundles all include a clarifying lotion. I have bad memories of these lotions (more like a toner), stripping the top layer of my skin as they were so strong back in the old days when the range was first launched.
The kits are formulated for different skin types and this one is meant to be extra gentle so I will buy it for myself, it would be great for travelling anyway and I’ll get back to you on how gentle the lotion is.
GOOD AND BAD NEWS
What I was more excited to read this morning is that Boots are now stocking Drunk Elephant. I have been chasing one particular product in the range since it was launched – T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial.
You could not buy this in the UK for a long time ie years because one of the ingredients was not approved by the erm… European something, something. But now it’s here, so they must have tinkered with the formula. It says ‘Chickpea Flour’ on the front, so that might be the new kinder to skin ingredient?
The bad news is that it’s £67.00 for 50ml. Maybe the word ‘baby’ threw me, but I just thought it would be cheaper.
Babyfacial is a pro-quality AHA/BHA “facial” that resurfaces to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful-looking radiance. Think of it as an extra nudge for stubborn, dull skin (in other words, it’ll knock your cells off).
Babyfacial was created with all skin in mind. Glycolic acid gets a bad rap for being sensitizing, but we believe it’s the pH and accompanying ingredients (think fragrant oils or high amounts of alcohol) that can be the real problem. We formulated Babyfacial at an ideal pH of 3.5 with a blend of acids that work together synergistically to ensure higher efficacy without the redness and sensitization.
HOW TO USE
Use once weekly. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin. Leave on for up to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Slight tingling may be experienced. If new to Babyfacial, consider starting with 10 minutes and gradually working your way up to the full 20-minute time.
THE REVIEW THAT CHANGED MY MIND
OK so it’s expensive let’s get that out of the way first but it has a whopping 25% AHA/2% BHA blend of acids that will give you baby soft smooth skin from the first time you use it.
The first time I used this cream it felt a bit stingy but only in patches not all over, I noticed a huge difference firstly on my jawline where I have had this rough bumpy skin for ages, not blocked pores just bumps, they were almost gone which really surprised me.
4 weeks in now using once a week for 20 mins and I have found there is no noticeable difference to fine lines or sun spots BUT my skin texture is much improved, softer and smoother plus the blackheads on my nose (which drive me mad!) have reduced dramatically as have my pores which appear a lot smaller.
A little goes a long way, I just smooth a very thin layer all over my face and then spread it a bit thicker on my problem areas. DE don’t test on animals or export to China so you can have a clear conscience with your clear skin as well which seals the deal for me. An excellent product with noticeable skin improvement – expensive well yes it is but you can see why it’s gained cult status as IMHO it really does deliver great results, a month in and my skin is smooth and glowing, love it!
I really hope this wasn’t written by a Drunk Elephant employee because I’ve just bought one.
Justification – It’s £67.00, but there’s £10.00 worth of points with the purchase, so it will only cost me £57.00. That’ll do. I’m quite excited to try this!
I write these offer posts because they’re the kind I want to read, but then I can’t resist the offers myself.
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