How I’m protecting my skin – Botanics radiant youth day cream


I’m one of those people that’s always rushing in the morning, and I am guilty of sacrificing my morning skincare routine for a few extra minutes in bed. I never used to use a moisturiser and I would rely on the SPF in my foundation for protecting my skin against the sun.

After reading about how harmful the sun and UV rays are for damaging the skin and causing fine lines I decided that I need to step up my skincare routine – my older self will thank me I’m sure.

I did some research and found that this daily moisturiser from Boots has an SPF of 15 and a 5 star UVA filter. This is important because UV rays aren’t blocked by glass so if your office or home has large windows then you may not be as protected as you think.

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This little cream is “infused with a cocktail of anti-oxidants” from Gingko plant leaves which helps to reverse signs of ageing.

Texture and formula

It has a slightly runny consistency and it very lightweight but it does not feel sticky. This cream sinks into my skin quickly and doesn’t cause my makeup to slide around. I find my skin does look a bit shiny after a few hours, but I usually put a bit of matte powder on top of my foundation to prevent this.


This isn’t heavily scented at all. It does have a very faint citrusy smell that is pleasant and not overpowering.

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Overall thoughts

This is a lovely moisturiser which makes a great base for makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. I don’t have many wrinkles yet so I don’t know how effective it is as an anti-ageing moisturiser, but I do feel like my skin looks radiant and healthy after using it for a few weeks.

What are your favourite day creams? Do you use a moisturiser with an added SPF or do you apply one separately?

Thank you for reading!