I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that Boots now have their own ingredients lead range called ‘Boots Ingredients’.
In line with brands like The Ordinary and The Inkey List that came before it, Boots Ingredients promises potent ingredient lead products that give real results but Boots went a step further and introduced a couple of pieces of ingredient – lead body ranges which is really what caught my attention.
This Boots Ingredients Glycolic Acid Body Cream is one of such products. Made with Glycolic acid, this body cream promises to increase skin tone and texture, and help skin look brighter. Meaning it’s perfect for you if you have hyperpigmentation issues, uneven skin tone or dull skin.
For someone like me who is VERY accident prone, uneven skin tone is an issue – as I continually have bruises, cuts and scrapes that are in the process of healing. So this body cream was very much of interest to me, I had to try it. I was interested in its potency and whether it did what it says on the bottle. I gave it a try for 10 weeks.
White in colour, creamy in texture, and odourless; this Glycolic Body Cream is lightweight and absorbs very quickly into skin without leaving any residue. All pluses in my book. It’s however not very moisturising. Once absorbed into skin, I still felt like my skin could use extra hydration and I usually ended up applying body oil or some other hydrating cream to seal in moisture.
I also felt this Glycolic Acid Body Cream isn’t potent enough. It just doesn’t have enough Glycolic Acid to get the job done. I targeted a particular scar on my arm with this Glycolic Acid Body Cream and after 10 weeks, there’s still no change which is disappointing.
In Boots’ defence, I don’t think it’s entirely their fault. These AHA ingredient body creams are a great idea in theory but harder to implement. I’m yet to meet a brand that’s successfully done it. I think the trick is getting the potency high enough to be effective without damaging the skin.
So sadly, this Boots Ingredients Glycolic Acid Body Cream gets a thumbs down from me, it just doesn’t do what it says on the tin. Back to the drawing board, I think.