Boots Glow Radiance Tonic is part of Boots new(ish) Glow Range. Is it actually any good though?
Last year I tried several other products in the Boots Glow Range (you can find my verdict on them here) but I recently picked up the Boots Glow Radiance Tonic thinking it was going to be a bit like Pixi Glow Tonic, in all honesty. It isn’t, but that’s not a bad thing.
What’s Boots Glow Radiance Tonic like?
- Like the rest of the Boots Glow Range, it smells a bit like watermelon.
- You get 100ml in the bottle, but it seems to last ages. (We’re probably talking months here.)
- It’s got different ingredients to Pixi Glow Tonic, which is a glycolic acid toner. This contains Niacinamide and Zinc as the main ingredients, which is the same as products like La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (+) and The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%. They’re all ingredients for fighting spots, but they obviously achieve it in different ways.
- It instantly brightens up my skin and it does help to keep my acne at bay.
- When my skin’s feeling a little sensitive, I do steer clear of this because of the drying effect it can potentially have, and also because of the perfume. If you do have sensitive skin, this product might not be the best for you. (Something like the more gentle Boots Glycerin and Rosewater Toner might be more suitable.)
- Like all of the products in the Boots Glow Range, the packaging is really lovely. The Millennial pink packaging stands out and looks great on my skincare shelf.
- You get 100ml for £4, which is fantastic value. (La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (+) is £17 for 40ml at the time of writing, by comparison! The Ordinary’s offering currently comes in at £5 for 30ml.)
- All in all, I really love this product.
How do you use Boots Glow Tonic?
After cleansing, you wipe it over your face with a cotton wool pad. It’s basically like a toner. Then you put your moisturiser on once it’s dry. It’s as simple as that.
Should you try the Boots Radiance Glow Tonic?
Yes, definitely! Unless you have particularly sensitive skin, I think you’d benefit from giving this a try. It’s certainly better value than all of the other products I’ve seen that contain Niacinamide and Zinc in them.
This is my favourite product from the Boots Glow range so far, and I think you might well like it too. At £4 it won’t break the bank, and it could save you some money if you’re using something like Effaclar Duo at the moment.
Have you tried this?