Expert Sensitive Light Moisturizing Lotion
6.7 fl. oz. for $5.99
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

You can completely ignore the oily skin claims for this moisturizer. This isn’t a product anyone with oily skin should be using because the oil and triglyceride it contains will contribute to making skin even oilier. This is a basic, bare-bones moisturizer for normal to dry skin that’s sensitive or affected by rosacea. Its merit for sensitive skin is why it is rated above average. All other skin types should be using something else because this formula completely lacks beneficial extras.


Sensitive skin need extra care especially when it's prone to oiliness. This light hypoallergenic lotion with soothing aloe vera and green tea is specially formulated to hydrate the skin without causing oiliness. Fragrance-free and lanolin-free, it instantly absorbs leaving skin soft and smooth.


Water, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Mineral Water, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Propylparaben, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Ethylparaben

Brand Overview

Boots At-A-Glance

Originating in England, Boots is named after founder John Boot, and it already had a worldwide presence before its 2004 pilot launch in the U.S. retail market through select Target and CVS drugstore. (Note: Boots is no longer available at CVS.) Its success in these stores led to a full-scale launch in spring 2007. Boots has been part of England's cosmetic history since 1839, and now over 1,500 freestanding Boots stores dot the British landscape. Of course, history has its place, but Boots, on the basis of their longevity, believes that it offers consumers the best products full of quality ingredients and also at a value price. Although it's true that Boots' price point is lower than many drugstore lines (at least those whose products make similar claims and have the same target audience), their line consists of some impressive options, but also contains some areas that left us wanting for more.

Boots’ sunscreens tend to be good, but be aware that some have SPF ratings below the benchmark SPF 30+. Although there are dozens of moisturizers available, you’ll find that many are indistinguishable from one another in terms of their formulas. While there are many great options for sensitive skin among the Boots’ line, there are much fewer choices for those seeking impressive anti-aging formulas due to the lack of beneficial ingredients.

Boots does feature antioxidants, peptides, and retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A not to be confused with pure retinol) in many of its products, but they tend to be present at less than impressive, or jar packaging compromises their benefits to skin due to light & air exposure.

You'll find some great options for cleansers, scrubs, sunless tanners, and treatments for dry, chapped lips, all at fair prices, and that's good news. (There are also quite a few impressive makeup products at surprisingly inexpensive prices.) Check our reviews for the products that shouldn’t be missed (as well as the less-than-impressive options).

For more information about Boots, call (866) 752-6687 or visit www.boots.com.

Note: Boots No7 and Botanics brands (only) are sold in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart stores. In the U.S., most of the lines can be found at Target, Walgreens, and Ulta. As of August 2015, Boots has been acquired by Walgreens.

Strengths: Inexpensive; outstanding options for sensitive skin; good sunscreens; some impressive makeup products.

Weaknesses: Occasional use of jar packaging; some formulas with limited amounts of beneficial ingredients.

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Great value !

I have very sensitive skin and have found this to be the perfect moisturizer to use in my nighttime routine. Leaves skin so soft. I previously used other moisturizers for the nighttime but my budget is very tight right now so I popped on beautypedia to see what might be less expensive and still do the job. So pleased!! The only thing I don't like is the bottle as there is no pump so intend to pour more in my hand than needed. I put it in a small travel size container and it does the trick.

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