Review: Boots Laboratories Optiva Skincare Range

Hello beauties,

To all those people like myself who have not been to the UK, Boots in a drugstore similar to our Priceline. Boots sell a lot of other brands but have also become well known for their own home brand skincare and makeup range. I’ve already tried their primer and love love love it! I’ve also been super keen to try their skincare range but got overwhelmed by their selection. Lucky for me I was given the opportunity to trial their Optiva* range.

The Optiva range is targeted as a better defence against dehydrated and dull skin, and is proven to provide healthier looking skin in just 2 weeks. When I read that statement I thought that was pretty bold, but I put the range to the test over the last 2 weeks and here are the results.


Boots Laboratories Optiva Radiance Renew Foaming Wash* $14

Love the packaging, super easy to pump out the foaming cleanser. I use about 2 pumps morning and night. The scent is lightly chemical but also natural, hope that makes sense. I find this really gentle on the skin and it doesn’t dry out my skin. It’s also great at removing the last traces of makeup.

Boots Laboratories Optiva Radiance Refresh Tonic* $14

This is the toning step and the smell reminds me of the Michael Todd Blue Agae Toner (a personal fave of mine). I think they should do this toner in a mist as well!

Boots Laboratories Optiva Aqua-Capture Serum* $30

I found the texture to be similar to a moisturiser and was personally disappointed. I expected it to be more light weight. Moving on from that, it blended in well like a moisturiser and was light on the skin. I used this morning and night before moisturiser.

Boots Laboratories Optiva Daily Protecting Cream* $22

This contains SPF and is great under makeup. Its light weight but still moisturising and hydrating for the skin. I really enjoyed this morning moisturiser.

Boots Laboratories Optiva Nourishing Night Cream* $22

I really disliked the texture of it, it felt quite artificial as opposed to being thick and moisturising. While it didn’t feel thick in texture, the following morning I could actually still feel the night cream on my face so it must have been working its magic! Because there was left over residue it’s important to cleanse in the morning.

After my 2 to 3 week trial my skin didn’t look vastly healthier… Generally speaking it looked the same, maybe felt a bit more hydrated. I felt that I needed to add a face oil and some blemish control products to target my other skin needs. While there are some great products in the range, as a whole I wouldn’t call it revolutionary. I would recommend this for teenagers, people with normal skin, and someone looking for a simple and afforadable skincare routine.

The Boots Laboratories Optiva skincare range is available in Australia at Amcal and Guardian pharmacies.

*This product has been provided for reviewing purposes, all views and opinions are 100% honest.

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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