Boots Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser review

Taryn Davies
Published: September 27, 2017

Affordable, nourishing and great at removing all traces of makeup, these are just some of the plus points about the Boots Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser, and honestly there are plenty more when it comes to this gel-to-oil product.

The cleanser is applied as a thick, oily gel and then transforms into an oil with water. It provides gentle yet effective cleansing for dehydrated and sensitive skin. There’s no tight feeling whatsoever after using this product.

Boots Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser Review nourishing ingredients

Clary Sage: Antiseptic, antibacterial, rich in flavonoids, calms and soothes the skin

Olive Fruit Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids

Jojoba Oil: Moisturises without clogging the pores

The new Botanics range

The Boots Botanics skincare range has been a firm favourite in our skincare routine for quite some time now. The hard-working products are made from gorgeous ingredients, they feel really luxurious on the skin, and they’re extremely budget-friendly. Earlier this earlier the brand was given a revamp, with updated packaging that looks extremely elegant and a lot more expensive. Plus the formulas have been given a facelift too; Boots have upped their ingredient game with some of the products.

The products have increased in price a little, but it’s all because the formulas have improved, and they definitely still fall in the affordable category.

Boots Botanics range given an update

Dual action cleanser

The cleanser comes in a tall plastic bottle, we love that you have to squeeze the product out rather than stick your fingers in a tub too, much more hygienic.

It gently lifts away impurities and removes makeup with ease, and all traces of the cleanser come away with the water too. If you don’t have a cloth to hand when washing your face there’s no need to worry that it’s going to clog your pores.

There’s a soft and calming scent, that’s not too overpowering. The cleanser is extremely creamy and gentle and perfect to give yourself a mini facial with, really work it in with your fingers. It removes all traces of makeup and leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished afterwards, we can’t find fault with the affordable cleanser.

Boots Botanics Hydration Burst Range

Very affordable, huge amount of product, great ingredients, easy to use packaging, hydrating and nourishing texture, fresh scent, little goes a long way


Towards the end of the bottle you will struggle to get it out, but just cut the tube because there's always plenty of product you don't want to miss out on.

Bottom Line

The Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser would be a welcome addition to any skincare routine. It may be designed for those with sensitive skin, but we think everyone will love using this product. It’s nourishing and hydrating and works well to remove all traces of makeup. It’s great for giving yourself a relaxing facial massage, and the fact it turns to an oil from the gel means it’s easy to remove with both just water or a cloth too.

We can’t fault this cleanser at all, especially with the price (it’s even better when it’s on offer too). Non-drying cleansers are a rarity in the drugstore, but Boots Botanics have definitely realised that we’re leaning more towards nourishing cleansers, foaming cleansers no more.

Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser review

Boots Return Policy

Please keep hold of your receipt and Boots will give you an exchange, gift card or refund if you change your mind. Without a receipt, they’ll give you an exchange. There are some exceptions, however. For the safety of customers, they can’t accept returned medicines, cosmetics or foods, unless faulty.

If you order an item online you can take your item into a Boots store for a refund, just take your paperwork and item and they can process it for you.

You can also use the pre-paid Royal Mail returns label on the paperwork in your order. It’s advised that you get proof of postage from your post office and retain until the refund has been processed, which can take up to 14 days.

If you have purchased makeup from a Boots store, unfortunately, they cannot accept makeup back through the warehouse. If you have placed the order on we will accept makeup back, the items have to be returned in an unused, resalable condition when you return them.