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Let’s talk about the humble Pineapple.
It can make a great cocktail, its a lovely addition to any dessert and it can be added as part your five a day. Pineapple is high in vitamin C and is becoming a known factor in the skin care community for its natural illuminating enzymes. These enzymes are said to help reduce inflammation and the look of fine lines and wrinkles – so it’s not surprised Boots made the decision to create a small collection of products dedicated to this super-ingredient.
The Boots Glow Pineapple Skincare range comes in the cutest yellow packaging with a host of ingredients that frankly you will need a magnifying glass to read.
Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser
Buy Now – £5.00 via Boots
The Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser has a sweet light pineapple smell and a yellow translucent colour. It’s smooth to touch and absorbs well. There is no heavy coating feeling and for a 50 mill jar the price when compared to some of the big hitter gel moisturisers is comparable as these water gel based mositurisers are not inexpensive. Moisturiser gel creams often come in a small tub that varies between 50-100mil and the price range can vary from £10- £50+.
I once brought a gel moisturiser at Singapore Changi Airport – I classified this gel as my skincare life in a jar – but the price for that monthly purchase was going to push me into and above threshold of a beyond high maintenance girl. The The Boots Glow Pineapple Gel Moisturiser
is priced at £5 for 50ml so in comparison to the big hitters you could say it’s priced reasonably well.
The top 5 ingredients listed in this gel mosituriser include:
- Sodium acrylates crosspolymer-2
The bottom two ingredients in this list are salt and preservative equivalents with the stand out ingredient being Niacinamide aka vitamin B3.
Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that is known for its skin brightening properties, it works to help visibly minimise enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface.
This is impressive and makes me think differently about this product when I compare it to the other products in my beauty cabinet.
Boots Glow Pineapple Serum
Buy Now, £5.00 via Boots
If you have acne-prone skin, I would suggest you firstly take a magnifying glass to the ingredient list on this tube and check to see if the ingredients used on this product are safe for your skin.
Product Acne suffers should be looking for labels on skin care products that say they won’t clog your pores, are “oil free” or noncoomedogenic. The term Comedogenic is used to describe an ingredient that has a tendency to clog pores which will lead to the formation of whiteheads.
I won’t like, the Boots Glow Pineapple Serum – £5.00 via Boots – is quite good. It feels light in texture with active moisturising ingredients and can easily be used after the cleansing/ toning process to compliment a good moisturiser. It’s soft, sweet scent is not distracting and I thought that it absorbed well into the skin . . . Boots might just have done something here
Boots Glow Pineapple Sleep Mask
Buy Now: £5.00 via Boots
The Boots Glow Pineapple Sleep Mask has a thick, creamy texture and comes in a very cute yellow mini tub. Once applied, I feel that it absorbs well into the skin but its glycerin-based formulation leaves a thick, filmy residue on the skin.
I used this sleep mask twice on 2 separate nights, 5 days apart. I used it once when I was generally quite excited to use the product and the 2nd was to test an observation for this review.
This face mask after two consecutive uses gave me two rather large pussy spots – PANIC!!!!
Given the fact I do not usually suffer from large fluid filled spots, I was SHOCKED! After further research into the ingredient list, I think I have found the culprits behind my 2 nasty zits. It was the Ethylhexyl Palmitate.
Ethylhexyl Palmitate is a comedogenic ingredient that is ranked rather highly for its aches causing properties, yes my friend you read it right “acne causing properties”. Ethylhexyl Palmitate is listed as an ingredient that is actively discussed in the professional skin care community that should be avoided if you are prone to breakouts.
People with normal to dry skin that aren’t prone to break outs do not usually have a problem with this ingredient HOWEVER
I would like to go on record to say that the Boots Glow Pineapple Sleep Mask
– £5.00 via Boots – is definitely not a product that can be used by someone with oily or combination skin like myself.
The Boots Glow Gel Moisturiser is nice but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it. I love the fact that it contains the water solvable vitamin Niacinamide B3, but it doesn’t make me exhale when I put it on my skin, and yes, I like my moisturisers that are gel based to make me exhale (I am a little bit extra like that). I just don’t feel like it has that glow hydration element for me.
The ingredients in the Boots Glow Serum do not differ that much to the moisturiser – the main noticeable difference is the lighter texture. I feel that this would be a nice, stand alone product especially for someone who is new to the skincare game.
If I was asked to give the Boots Glow Pineapple Sleep Mask a rating out of 5, it would get a 1 . . . and that’s only because I think the packaging is cute. I can honestly say this product is not for me.
Although I do love a good face mask, I do so with the hope that it will hydrate my skin to new hydrated levels not make me play the “follow the spot game” on my face when I wake up.
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