Some recent skincare favourites of mine from Boots include the L'Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil and La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel. The former is a decent one-step cleanser that removes make-up easily and the latter is a gel cleanser that doesn't make my skin tight after use. I normally use it following a cream cleanser.
Indeed Laboratories have a few famed products that you will find in Boots; I have a tube of Hydraluron but haven't used it enough to rate its hydrating properties yet.
For make-up I can recommend Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara which gives a great defined look without clumpiness and Maybelline Dream Matte Powder which mattifies nicely without a caked look.