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By the nation’s side: Boots UK celebrates 90 years of health and happiness

08 June 2016
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Boots UK is proud to be an official partner of the Patron’s Lunch, with a shared ambition to support and create stronger communities across Britain. As one of the nation’s oldest pharmacy led health and beauty retailers, Boots UK is passionate about raising the health and happiness of communities.

Promising the nation ‘health for a shilling’, Boots UK has made health and beauty affordable and accessible for communities since its launch in 1849. From helping to glam up the girls with the founding of the No7 beauty range in 1935, protecting little ones in the summer sun with the launch of Boots Soltan in 1939 to the introduction of Ibuprofen in 1969. Boots UK continues to help people and communities feel good, every single day.

To celebrate, Boots UK is relaunching its Traditional Skin Care Collection. The limited edition vintage collection by Boots Skin Care specialists is a long standing favourite with customers.  The gift set includes:

  • Boots Traditional Skin Care Moisturising Cream (£3.05) enriched with Vitamin A and Vitamin E to nourish your skin leaving it soft and moisturised.
  • Boots Traditional Skin Care Glycerin and Rosewater (£2.39) is a refreshing and cooling beautifier that softens and moisturisers skin.
  • Boots Traditional Skin Care Cold Cream (£2.89) deeply cleanses and softens the skin, using essential ingredients. 

The limited edition collection will also be available as a set (£7.00) in selected London Boots stores from 8 June.

About The Patron’s Lunch

This year is a landmark year for Her Majesty The Queen who turned 90 in April. The finale to her weekend of official birthday celebrations in June is The Patron’s Lunch, taking place on Sunday 12. The Mall will play host to this incredible event, its largest ever street party for 10000 people. The Queen will be the guest of honour, which will celebrate her patronage of over 600 charities and organisations.

About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023