Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Puffy Eyes & Dark Circles: Botanics Refreshing Eye Roll On All Bright Review

Botanics Refreshing Eye Roll On All Bright
Botanics Refreshing Eye Roll On All Bright
Botanics Refreshing Eye Roll On All Bright

Hello lovelies! I'm so grateful to all the blogs that I've read as this year as I've found so many beauty products that I love. I though that I'd return the favour and let you all in on my latest beauty secret. For years I've been struggling with dark circles and puffiness under my eyes. I'm quite religious with using eye creams but my latest one was causing irritation (mainly when I woke up). I think it was seeping into my eyes overnight and making it hard to open them. Either that or I just really like sleeping?

Anyway, I'd spotted a blogger talking about the Botanics range from Boots so when I saw they did a roll on eye gel I just couldn't resist. The product I'm talking about today is the Botanics Refreshing Eye Roll On All Bright. It retails at £8.99 but is currently on offer for £3 in Boots. I've always thought that roll on eye gels were a bit of a gimmick but I totally got sucked in by the claims of reduced appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Lets see how I got on shall we?

Packaging
The packaging is pretty simple which I prefer as it has a very natural feel to it. The tube itself isn't anything special but contains a metal roller ball on the end. I'll just point out that the ball is well rounded meaning there are no sharp edges to catch or drag on the skin.

Instructions:
The instructions state to use it twice a day by gliding it under your eyes and round to your brow bone and back. I'm not going to lie, this was pretty addictive. It just feels so soothing. The gel and the ball provide a cooling effect instantly which makes it perfect for tired eyes at the end of the day. There is a warning on the box stating to be careful whilst wearing and up to five days after you've finished using this as it contains alpha hydroxy acid which can cause sensitivity to the sun. It is advised you wear sunscreen to protect your skin but as it is Summer, I'm getting in the habit of wearing this anyway.

Results:
Lets take a look at the claims again. Botanics claim that their refreshing eye roll on reduces dark circles and puffiness. As far as the dark circles go, the gel has taken the edge off. Not to the point of looking fresh as a daisy when I wake up but it does leave a brightening film on the skin. This is because it contains hibiscus which is a natural brightener. Although it's not exactly the result that I was expecting I'm in love with this product. Previously my eyes had been puffy and swollen. After using this, my under eye bags seem a lot flatter especially when I've woken up. I think that this is due to the ball helping to reduce the fluid build up when moving it back and forth.

I never expected to see such a difference in my eye area. I thought that it would be something that I'd just have to deal with but that's not the case. If you're looking for a miracle product to completely remove dark circles then this may not be for you but if you want a brighter appearance or reduced puffiness then I'd definitely recommend it. Everything seems to be all bright now. See what I did there?

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122 comments:

  1. So far no eye products really worked for me, i've been using one from No7 but nothing.
    Might give this a shot!

    Roxy xox | www.splashesofvogue.com

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    1. I was using a No7 eye cream and it started to irritate my eyes! I really like this, my eyes feel a lot more refreshed!

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  2. I love the Botanics range, I use there mattifying cream which is so good. Definitely need to give this a go x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oooh! I definitely need to try the rest of the range out!

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  3. I've been struggling with dark circles for a long time, my mum asked me if I was on drugs, not good! This sounds like a really good product and affordable, going to give it a try because drinking lots of water isn't working for me aha :)

    ♡SleepyHeaven♡

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    1. Oh no! I've tried all sorts to reduce the darkness. I'm starting to think mine are just inherited as I still get them when I've had a good sleep ahah

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  4. Dark circles are the worst - I can't seem to find a product to combat it. Lovely review

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  5. oh this is interesting...
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  6. I like the sound of this, my current eye cream is quite heavy, but I think I could get addicted to rolling one around my eyes, haha.

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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    1. Haha that's what I've been doing. I can't stop rolling it!

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  7. when you find the holygrail for dark circles let me know. I've tried this one but it didnt work on me as well as it did on you. Glad it reduces your puffiness, but for me it just felt nice on the eye area.

    My search continues...(Vichy eye cream is pretty good...but not quite there yet :p)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It feels so refreshing doesn't it! I think I had a lot of fluid retention under my eyes so it seems to help with that. I wish it would completely get rid of dark circles but I'm yet to find anything that does haha!

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  8. It sounds amazing!! Thanks for the review!!
    Xo

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  9. This sounds fab! Definitely going to give it a go xxx

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  10. Hey girl I LOVE your blog! So cute and fun!

    Love,
    Brianna

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  12. I have tried some products from the Botanics range and I really loved them. I had an eye roll from Nip+Fab which was quite good, I really want to try this and see if I like it better.

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    1. Ooo! I still need to try Nip & Fab although everyone always seems to love their products!

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  13. lovely blog :) kisses:)

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  14. This sounds like a great way to reduce dark circles. Hibiscus is my fave :]

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  15. Probably you'll get the more satisfactory result when it is used for a longer term?
    Anyway, glad that at least it helps you at some point.

    Have a lovely day, Sophie!

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. I've been using it for a month now. It's already helped my puffiness so I'm really happy with that!

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  16. Gaultier was amazing and decadent , I'm so in love with the nautical theme - classic Gaultier !

    Also love this review , you're amazing finding these little things !

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  17. Great job in this post! This sounds incredible, I will look for it!

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  18. Dark circles are such a problem for me! Thanks for sharing all of this!

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    1. I have no idea why mine are so dark! At least this has helped with the puffiness. I'm one step closer to looking less zombie like haha

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  19. I have always been problematic with puffiness and swelling in eye area prolly because of the influx of blogs am reading daily! Thanks for all letting us in on your secret!I guess would rate this product a must-try as it's obvious you have a brighter, happier looking eyes not discounting the fact that your eyes are already gorgeous!


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    1. Aw thanks sweetie! My eyes have been puffy ever since I was little! This is really helping to reduce the swelling a plus it's so addictive to use haha

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  20. That eye cream looks great, I love that mask
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. Thanks Laura! I have no idea where I got it from. I'm enjoying waking up with it on though. For a split second I feel like a princess when I wake up haha

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  21. Hello! Thanks for sharing! Would like to try it soon! <3
    Have a wonderful day! :)
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  22. thanks for sharing!! nice product!

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  23. I have similar problem with dark circles and puffiness under my eyes so I have to try it.

    jointyicroissanty

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! It's definitely helping to reduce the puffiness!

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  24. Great review dear!

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  25. Sounds great and the offer is amazing! I usually use eye roll ons just to reduce puffiness which the coolness of the aplicator always does :) xx Maja
    http://majasmuffin.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love the cool feeling it leaves afterwards! I really like using it when my eyes are sore and tired!

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    2. I love the cool feeling after using it! It feels even better when my eyes are tired

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  26. a really honest and useful review, my dear
    I appreciate this so much
    kisses
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  27. This sounds like a lovely product! I have never heard of it so I will check it out ^-^

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm worried that I'm going to run out of it soon! It's such a lovely product!

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  28. oh wow. Now I want this product :-) unfortunately they don't sell it here in Switzerland. xoxo Carina

    www.iammetalheart.com

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    1. That's such a shame!! Fingers crossed they'll expand over to Switzerland!

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  29. Sounds like a great product, I'm in need of that :))

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  30. Sounds like a great one. Thx for sharing.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  31. I will have to try this!! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

    Danielle

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  32. at least it works a little bit :D But it's really frustrating not to find the perfect product :(

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    1. I really like it even though it doesn't completely get rid of dark circles. It's helped reduce the puffiness and swelling I get so I'm still really pleased with it!

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  33. This seems like a really awesome products it's always good to come across something that actually does what it says it will do, thanks for sharing kisses.

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  34. I could really do with a product like this, especially since whenever I sleep in fairly late I wake up with super puffy eyes and this would be ideal for them!

    NJCDesigns

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    1. I get the same thing! It's really helped to reduce the swelling!

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  35. Sounds good, I never really expect much from eye products, as you said I sort of just accept it! I shoul d try this as I really like the Botanics exfoliating scrub. Great review lovely xx
    littlemisscazzie.blogspot.com xx

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    1. I've heard good things about the rest of their range so I'll have to keep my eyes out for the scrub!

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  36. Wow finally something that works on dark circles, I wish I could buy this easy here in Europe...
    Love the packaging, )

    Xx Maya
    Http://beautish-bymaya.blogspot.com

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  37. I have just been getting more into eye care, so this sounds lovely!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  38. Good review. I have to look into this product. I have very few products I trust when it comes to eye area ��

    xx
    Heel In Mint
    www.heelinmint.com

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    1. Thanks lovely! I know what you mean. I'm never sure which ones will work!

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  39. I will try anything once if it's to remove puffiness and dark circles!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination
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    1. I'd definitely recommend it for puffiness! My eyes seem a lot flatter if that makes sense haha

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  40. Wow they look super cute, thanks for sharing:) Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

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    1. It's such a lovely product and it's really light for Summer

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  42. Sounds like this was a great product for you. Happy to hear that + thanks for sharing!

    I'm blogging about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think: www.kellmenow.com

    XO K

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  43. I need this product in my life like right now!!! Yes, thanks you so much for your review, I am always looking for something that works for my dark circles and puffiness, thanks. Have a lovely weekend.
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  44. Really great review, it sounds and look amazing... We'll definitely come back on your blog. Great job!!! :)

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  45. Just a lil bit brighter is a miracle too! I have never seen a product that actually shows a difference on dark circles! I am loving this!
    Dora
    www.BangsBang.com

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    1. It's made a huge difference to my under eye puffiness!

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  46. I love the sound of this! This range really looks amazing! I have my eye on a few bits!
    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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    1. I'm hoping to try out some of their other pieces too!

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  47. Looks lovely I have a hard time with puffy eyes so I'll look into it :)

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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  48. This product looks interesting, I want to try it out. Under eye puffs aren't a problem of mine but it seems like a refreshing product :)
    Peace xo
    www.waitwhatok.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so refreshing! I've heard that keeping it in the fridge makes it even more refreshing!

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  49. This looks amazing I must try!

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  50. Loved this review, think I might have to give this product a try, My under eyes need a little TLC. x

    www.unfashionablesundays.blogspot.com

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  51. This sounds like a must-have! Great review :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  52. How funny--I was just looking at this product at Target yesterday and thought about buying it but I had not heard anything about it! After reading your review, I definitely want to give it a shot!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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    1. Let me know how you get on with it Kelly!

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  53. this sounds really great, I always struggle with my dark circles - especially when I have an early start at work!

    claresloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I know the feeling haha! Mine just seem to be permanently there for no reason

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  54. I Work in Boots and i havent noticed That we have it for just £3 at the moment, I get it tomorrow!!
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    1. Grab it! I spotted on the online uk store!

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  55. I'd love to try this product out! Looks good :) Thanks for reviewing it x

    Jess
    http://springbaby06.blogspot.com
    xx

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  56. I really gave to try this !
    xoxo

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  57. I really struggle with dark circles under my eyes and I'm alwaaaays looking for something to help, even just a little bit. I will definitely be trying this out ASAP! XX

    Elizabeth Farrant

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