I’ve heard some really great things about the Boots Ingredients range, so I ordered the Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Sleep Mask to try, as I’m always up for trying anything hyaluronic acid based as my skin is so dry.
The Boots Ingredients skincare range features products for the face and the body, and each product has a focused key ingredient, however, the quantity of that key ingredient isn’t mentioned anywhere on the packaging.
So you don’t know how much of that ingredient exists within the product, and you just have the ingredients list to gauge it by.
The Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Sleep Mask is just £5 and contains 30ml of product within a white, squeezy plastic tube. £5 is affordable for a face mask, but you never see brands giving you 30ml for a face mask.
That’s the kind of volume you’d expect to see for a foundation or primer, but a face mask with 30ml doesn’t last very long at all. I think I’ve had four generous applications from this tube, so it’s a false economy.
The Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Sleep Mask doesn’t have the biggest of claims;
“With plant derived Hyaluronic acid, this product leaves the skin feeling moisturised.”
It didn’t really sell itself with that description, and I feel like Boots could have done better in the marketing department. However, I wanted to point something out in the description.
It states the product leaves the skin ‘feeling moisturised’ which I thought was interesting, as it’s more that the skin feels moisturised than it is moisturised, and I believe that’s down to the fact silicone is in the ingredients list ahead of hyaluronic acid.
The Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Sleep Mask is a cloudy gel which looks and feels like a silicone primer, and leave the skin feeling like you’ve applied a silicone primer. I have noticed zero hydrating benefits from this ‘mask’ and I feel like I’d get the same moisturised ‘feeling’ from using a pore blurring primer.
For £5 you’d be much better off purchasing a hyaluronic serum from The Ordinary, and it would at least benefit your skin, and I don’t like my skin feeling like it’s coated in silicone overnight, so for me, it’s a really disappointing product, and one I wouldn’t recommend trying.
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