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Purple Orchids and Rosehips from Boots Botanics Organics : Eco Chick Tested

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Last week Eco-Chick was invited to a Happy Hour Painting Event hosted by Boots Botanics in celebration of their new Triple Age Renewal Facial Oil. Formulated with purple orchid, an ingredient lauded for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this night-time smoothing facial oil is designed to target fine lines and replenish essential skin lipids overnight while you sleep to leave your skin soft and nourished.

It was only fitting that we spent the evening painting lush orchids with the help of Art By Friends NYC.

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Perhaps one of the coolest aspects of the Boots Botanics range of products is that its developed in partnership with the Royal Botanics Gardens, Kew to hand-pick the best active ingredients to compose products for every skin type and need.

All Boots Botanics products are free of parabens, mineral oils, paraffin waxes, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, are not not tested on animals, and does not include animal ingredients, making it suitable for use by vegetarians. Even better is that Boots Botanics also carries an Organic skin care line!

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The Boots Botanics Organic skincare range is rich in organic Rosehip, which is derived from – you guessed it – roses! Rosehip oil is pressed and extracted from the fruit of the rose and is a tremendous source of vitamin C, containing 50% more C than oranges. Rosehip also contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that relieve dryness and work to boost your skin’s natural radiance.

I tried the line out and here’s what I thought:

Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Softening Cleanser

Lightweight with a creamy consistency, this gentle cleanser is meant to be used as a waterless face wash – massage into your face, wipe it up, and you’re done! It has a light scent and smells faintly of roses, but the fragrance doesn’t linger too long and doesn’t smell artificial or cloying. After using my face felt soft and matte without feeling dry or powdery. This product is 82% organic.

Boots Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm

This deep cleansing balm is a rich blend of shea butter, Rosehip, and jojoba oil and almost immediately melts upon contact with your skin, making using this balm an especially luxurious experience. I had no trouble lifting away light makeup using this cleanser, but wouldn’t recommend it to take off heavy eye makeup. It smells vaguely herbal and green; an overall pleasant scent. It comes with a muslin cloth that is very effective in gently exfoliating and unclogging pores. This product is 97% organic.

Boots Botanics Organic Facial Oil

I’m fairly new to the idea of facial oils and initially had trouble gauging how much product I needed to use, but after a little trial-and-error I found that simply a few drops right after applying a toner did the trick! It smells great – floral without being too overpowering – and proved to be a great moisturizer without feeling heavy or greasy. After applying to my face, I started rubbing the leftover oil on my palms into the ends of my hair which was immediately helpful for dryness and damaged ends! This product is 100% organic.

Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz

My absolute favorite of the bunch! Containing only 5 ingredients, the spritzer allows for even application with minimal product waste. The effect is incredibly refreshing and leaves your skin feeling soft and dewey which I know is something I will especially appreciate in the coming winter months. This product is 100% organic.

Soyo Hong (b. 1989, Seoul, Korea) is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. An artist and writer in NYC, she is a regular contributor to digital platforms such as Animal New York, Hopes&Fears, and Ratter.