This month is National Bed Month, something that I can totally get on board with, and I was asked by Dr Botanicals if I’d like to try some of their overnight products to celebrate. As a skincare fiend I of course jumped at the chance and was lucky enough to be sent the Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque* and the Advanced 8-Hour Overnight Renewal Cream* to try out and review. I’ve been using them for over a week now and so far I’ve been pretty impressed. The packaging of both products looks so chic yet simple – a brown glass jar with textured off-white labels, makes them look like they’re straight off the shelves at an apothecary! It reminds me a little bit of the packaging of Aesop skincare!
Lets start with the overnight cream first, which actually is more of a balm than a cream! On arrival I was actually quite surprised at how small the jar was, it is in fact 30ml but because its a balm/wax texture rather than a cream it is definitely more compact. The product has a gorgeous fresh scent to it which is down to the pomegranate and goji berries included in the formula. This cream is designed to combat skin stress and environmental pollution which can cause signs of ageing. Despite having the biggest baby face going, now that i’m heading towards my mid-20’s research has told me that it is actually about the right time to start thinking of using preventative anti-ageing products so I can maintain my baby face that bit longer!
Using the cream feels a lot like using a facial oil, whereby it takes a bit longer to soak into the skin than a normal cream. I found that this just made my face feel hydrated for even longer. I would say that if you have oily skin this may be a bit heavy for you as I did find that in my oilier patches it felt a bit too much. However where my skin is dry, this worked absolute miracles! It alleviated some of the dry patches and made my skin feel more ‘normal’ than combination. Dr Botanicals use all vegan ingredients which naturally makes their products fit into the high end bracket. This cream retails for £95, however they were kind enough to give me a discount code, meaning that popping ROSEBLOG in the discount box at checkout takes this down to £47.99 instead. I’m planning on taking this to America with me next month as the balm texture makes it more travel friendly (no suitcase spillage for me!) and the extra hydration will be perfect to counteract the extreme post plane dry skin I often get!
I would say my favourite product out of the two would have to be the Overnight Masque as I feel it is most suited to my skin overall. Overnight your skin is most susceptible to regeneration so Dr Botanicals are trying to celebrate this with products that are going to pack your skin full of amazing ingredients to aid this regeneration process. This masque includes Papaya, Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil and Sweet Almond Oil to provide your skin with everything it needs to look healthy and rejuvenated! This is a really unusual texture as its quite runny yet almost a bit sticky in the tub. You apply a thin layer onto your face before bed and wait for it to dry. It does dry to be ever so slightly stiff so that is something that took a couple of days for me to get used to. Once it’s dried you just head to sleep as normal and wake up and follow your normal skincare regime, there’s no need to rinse it off!
I felt like this worked well at combating my dry patches and encouraging my skin to heal faster but also at controlling the oil in my t-zone. It’s easy to just pop on before bed and, because it dries so quickly, there’s no mess on the pillows either! This one didn’t have a scent which I personally liked as I don’t want a heavily scented product on my skin overnight as I’m quite sensitive to strong smells and it’s likely to keep me awake or give me a headache. This jar is 50ml which will last you ages as a tiny amount goes a very long way with this one too. The full size jar retails for £67 but again the discount code ROSEBLOG will take it down to only £19.99 which is an absolute bargain!
Despite being a huge skincare junkie, I’ve never tried vegan skincare so it was really refreshing to try products that were all natural! A huge thank you to Dr Botanicals for letting me celebrate national bed month with them and I hope you all have some extra wonderful beauty sleep this month! Have you tried any Dr Botanicals products before?
*Products were sent for PR purposes and discount code is an affiliate code but all opinions are my own. I wouldn’t share items that I wouldn’t personally use with you guys!