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This viral £5 Vitamin C moisturiser is 'fantastic for mature skin'

The Boots viral face cream is a bargain at £5 and gets the thumbs up from the experts too. (Boots)
The Boots viral face cream is a bargain at £5 and gets the thumbs up from the experts too. (Boots)

There are many viral TikTok beauty sensations that we can take or leave (using lube as primer anyone?), but there is one product that went viral that we're most probably going to add to our basket ASAP.

The product in question? This Boots Vitamin C Brightening Moisturising Cream which is an unbelievable £5.

Not only is it affordable, but it has been given the thumbs up by qualified aesthetician Monique Monrowe, otherwise known as Skinfiltrator who has over 162,000 TikTok followers. Her video praising the Boots moisturiser was seen by over 600,000 people, going viral when it was posted last year.

On the Boots website, this gem of a product has garnered mostly four or five-star ratings. Here's why it's worth adding to basket, pronto.

Why we rate it

Of course the bargain price is a serious draw, but there's no point even spending a small amount on something that's not going to work for you.

Luckily, the Boots Vitamin C Brightening Moisturising Cream has some great ingredients that pack a punch and make it worth way more than its seriously affordable price point.

The description says that it will help to give you brighter skin in 14 days (yes please!), the light-textured cream is also nourishing and hydrating.

Its powerful combo of ingredients includes Vitamin C and YUZU extract, which offer potent antioxidant properties. If used regularly this can reduce inflammation-based ageing, helping to improve your skins texture, boost radiance and diminish fine lines.

Plus, Vitamin C is an ingredient universally recommended by dermatologists/skincare experts.

The Skinfiltrator also pointed out that it contains Niacinamide – a form of B3. This is a super ingredient as it helps build keratin – aka a type of protein that promotes skin health and firmness. It also helps your skin retain moisture which is great, especially if you have mature or dehydrated skin.

Snap up the £4 moisturiser while you can. (Boots)
Snap up the £5 moisturiser while you can. (Boots)

£5 at Boots

It contains Glycerin, which helps the skin to retain moisture and feel more hydrated. It is an emollient, too, which is great for softening skin.

One thing to note it that the cream does have a slight fresh scent and while most shoppers say it "smells lovely" and is "not overpowering", some reviewers have downgraded their overall rating due to the fragrance.

All this and more for a mere £5 – it's the kind of bargain you dream of, right? It's also worth checking out the other products in the range, too, which are all £5.

What the reviews say

Thankfully, it's not just a dream, hence this incredible face cream is being snapped up as fast as Boots staff can get the stock on the shelves. You can still get your hands on it online, though, but don't delay.

With users commenting on how 'amazing' and 'gorgeous' this product is and how great their skin is when they use it, we can see why it has caused such a sensation.

  • "Wow! This face cream is AMAZING! This doubles up as a fabulous make-up primer, my make-up goes on so flawless after using this and allowing to be absorbed. My make-up has never looked so good. Highly recommend! Also the night face mask is incredible too!"

  • "I am in second bottle, it is fantastic for mature skin. My sister love too. Great I will buy again and I recommend for mature women."

  • "Wouldn’t go back to using anything else! I’ve been using this cream for so long and it was my dirty little secret until somebody decided to announce how great it was on TikTok. Since then it’s been impossible to find in any Boots I’ve been to (in London)..."

  • "This cream is fantastic leaves my skin looking amazing!"

  • "I have mature sensitive skin and this delivers hydration and brightening...I have tried everything from La Mer to The Ordinary so believe me this product is [a] amazing stand out product and amazing price - my go to daily product now."

Shop now: Boots Vitamin C Brightening Moisturising Cream | £5 from Boots

£5 at Boots