You know me, I love a good beauty bargain, so when I stumbled across this Boots Witch Hazel Gel that cost a mere £2.20 I couldn’t resist giving it a try to see what it was like.
I’ve had cystic acne for years, with a few whiteheads to accompany them. My acne’s been a lot worse over the past few weeks (I’m blaming lack of decent sleep) so it seemed like the perfect time to try this Boots Witch Hazel Gel.
Boots Witch Hazel Gel – First Impressions
• It’s very affordable.
• It smells quite strongly of witch hazel.
• It’s a clear gel. A little goes a long way.
• I would say that it helps to reduce spots a little. It’s not exactly a miracle product, but it goes some way to helping to reduce my spots.
• I use it only before bed. When I wake up, I notice that my spots have gone down a bit, mostly. They’re not quite as swollen, and they’re not as red too.
• All in all, it’s a handy little product to keep on your skincare shelf.
You get 35ml in the tube. It lasts a good while. After a few weeks of use, I’m don’t think I’m even halfway through the tube. So you’re definitely getting value for money here.
Just like the fantastic Boots £1.50 Moisturisers, this product has glycerin in it, which is a moisturising ingredient. This means that it won’t dry your skin out or be too harsh on your skin either.
In all honesty, I think the whole point of this gel is to use it as a preventative skincare step, to stop the spots from even developing in the first place. Boots say that it ‘dissolves grease and prevents oiliness’. I can’t vouch for whether that’s true because I don’t have a particularly greasy or oily face.
I have been using it occasionally as a preventative measure, though, when my spots start to dwindle. Whether it’s helped or not, I’m not entirely sure. The spots definitely keep popping back up, but they’re sometimes less angry on my face than in other areas. So, maybe it does work, maybe it doesn’t?
All in all, it’s a good product. As I said, it’s not exactly a spot-busting miracle treatment, but for a couple of quid, what can you ask for? It’s worth a try, because it won’t break the bank, but it might go some way to helping to clear your skin.
Should you try it?
I’d say it’s definitely worth a try if you have acne. It’s hardly going to break the bank, is it?
You can find the Boots Witch Hazel Gel here if you fancy trying it.
Have you tried the Boots Witch Hazel Gel? What did you think of it?