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Rediscover the Power of Plants With Botanics This Summer

19 August 2013
Feature Healthcare
You are invited to rediscover the very best of Mother Nature’s offerings. The Botanics range uses proven formulations to deliver beautiful products that are truly efficacious. Understanding that women want to be able to choose truly natural products that really work, Boots UK invested in three years of extensive research and development for the range. Each product is consumer tested before claims are finalised to ensure they are not only proven by science, but also proven by our users.

Developed in collaboration with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the range combines beauty science and plant science to bring luxurious, affordable skincare solutions that reveal beautiful, radiant, healthy looking skin. Exploring the best of the world’s flora, Boots UK and Kew have identified some of the most powerful plant extracts and have preserved their natural essence to develop skin care solutions that really work.

Dr Mike Bell, Boots Skincare Scientific Expert says: Boots UK set out to prove that natural ingredients really can work and our scientists started researching and identifying properties in plants that aid skin protection and renewal to leave skin looking soft and beautiful.”

As a world leading botanical institute, Kew’s role in the development of the Botanics range, has been to help Boots UK authenticate the extracts and make sure they contain the most effective active ingredients. This means testing strains of extracts from plants grown all over the world, and identifying the specific strain that contains the highest level of active ingredient to deliver the desired benefit.

These ingredients are combined in wonderfully effective recipes to create amazing skincare solutions customers can depend on for being absolutely natural and proven to work.

Professor Monique Simmonds, Director of Kew Innovation Unit, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew says: “Identifying and authenticating ingredients isn’t always enough to create an efficacious cosmetic. The actives in a product must be stable, present at levels that can make a difference and must be from a sustainable source – this is the case with Botanics and is the result of years of research and collaboration.”

The Botanics range is available now in Boots UK stores and on To help you rediscover the power of plants, Boots UK are offering a money back guarantee*. If customers are not 100% happy with their purchase, they will be given a full refund (available on all Botanics products).

Botanics Skincare Range Factsheet
What are the key ingredients in the Botanics facial ranges and how do they work to deliver such great results for the skin?
Botanics Radiant Youth Skincare Range: Bursting with natural antioxidants to help skin stay younger longer (Lead Extract – Ginkgo) Environmental factors including sun exposure and free radicals can cause the breakdown of both collagen and elastin in the skin, increasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  So, as one of nature's most trusted protectors, the Radiant Youth Skincare Range uses high quality Ginkgo extract from the leaves of the Gingko tree which are packed with Anti-Oxidants to boost skin protection and uses innovative plant stem cell technology to enhance skin's natural radiance and youthful glow. 
“88% said that their fine lines were reduced and less visible after 2 weeks use”
8 Week User Trial, Radiant Youth Super Serum
Botanics All Bright Skincare Range: For perfectly hydrated, brighter looking skin (Lead Extract –Hibiscus)
Rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) from its flower, Hibiscus is nature's brightness booster.  The AHA’s provide  mild exfoliating properties which loosen dull skin cells to reveal brighter skin.  This is combinedwithin the high performance formulations of the All Bright Skincare Range to, gently cleanse, revitalise and nourish, to reveal smoother, brighter and more radiant looking skin.
“90% said their skin felt smoother after 2 weeks of use”
2 Week User Trial, All Bright Hydrating Night Cream

Botanics Ultra Calm Skincare Range: Designed to soothe and calm sensitive skin (Lead Extract - Marshmallow) The nourishing Ultra Calm Skincare Range harnesses the natural soothing properties of Marshmallow; the roots are packed with natural sugars and polyphenols which help to leave skin less sensitive and altogether calmer.
“90% said their skin felt calmer after 4 weeks of use”
8 Weeks User Trial, Ultra Calm Skin Relief Serum

Botanics Organic Skincare Range: Truly organic products, using certified natural ingredients, for an extra level of proven purity (Lead Extract - Rosehip)

Rosehip is nature's nourishing  gem. Rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, the rosehip fruit seeds are full of nourishing ingredients to relieve dryness and boost skin radiance.

The 100% Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz cleanses, impurities and freshens the skin with refreshing fragrant Rosewater from the Denmark Rose. For best results, use after cleansing to tighten pores and remove lasting traces of makeup. The Organic Hydrating Day Cream softens and moisturises all day, resulting in radiant, dewy and younger looking skin.


Notes to Editors:
The Botanics range is available now at Boots UK stores and on For further information, samples and images please contact the Boots UK beauty team at 0207 025 6677 or email

*Money back guarantee, if you are not 100% happy with your purchase we will give you a full refund from 60 days of purchase (available on all Botanics products). Return to any Boots store or online at with your actual till receipt or online invoice (no photocopies will be accepted) showing your purchase, your reason for dissatisfaction, together with your name and address. This does not affect your statuary rights.


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