When I interned in London, I’d go into Boots—aka the U.K.’s version of CVS—and restock beauty essentials. It was a place I went a little too often and spent too much money at. I impulse-bought a lot of make-up there. So when I found out that the in-house Boots skincare line was finally coming to the U.S., I got excited. Before now, you couldn’t get Boots beauty online or in store if you lived stateside.
The no-frills ingredients line just landed at Target on August 10. It’s similar to cult-fave The Ordinary in that they have single-ingredient products. So instead of scrutinizing the back of a moisturizer or serum to figure out exactly what ingredients are hidden in it and if they will clash with what’s already in your morning or evening line-up, these are simple. Hyaluronic acid moisturizer. Vitamin C serum. It’s just right there, so you can figure out exactly what’s missing or needed in your routine.
Boots brought a total of six products across the pond, including a squalene cleanser and retinol. And instead of paying $50+ for a retinol, you’ll pay just under $9. Who said that amazing skincare has to be expensive? Your wallet doesn’t have to hurt whenever you need to re-up a beloved empty. The only downside is that the products don’t have the percentages of the ingredients displayed on the bottles, like The Ordinary does.
This secret is hiding in plain sight. The Boots ingredients skincare line is exclusively to Target, so you can’t find it anywhere else.
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Hylauronic acid is everyone’s BFF these days—especially if you want that glazed donut look. This super hydrating moisturizer is designed for every skin type.
Sign me up for this retinol. You can give your skin a much-needed boost for under $9. If you’re introducing retinol into your skincare routine for the first time, we recommend you read this first.
Vitamin C Serum
You don’t have to shell out a lot of money to get a good Vitamin C serum. This option costs less than $10 and gives you all the benefits of its more expensive counterparts.
You’ve probably heard of plant-derived squalane. It’s one of the best mimics in the game—it acts like your skin’s oils, so it’s not a harsh, irritating face wash. This cleanser is hydrating and gives your that healthy glow.
This Vitamin B3 serum will help calm redness in skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Make sure to store this serum away from direct sunlight.