So I hope your all enjoying this wonderful weather we are having at the moment! So basically I had a little haul yesterday in Boots at the No7 counter, as Ive decided that I want to start an anti ageing routine. Im only 23, but expression lines start to appear in your early 20s, and Id like to try and put these off as long as possible! No7 had 3 for 2 when I purchased these items, which kind of justified the purchase for me! oops!
Im going to talk about the No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser first! It is priced at £9.50 for 150ml, which I reckon will last a fairly long time as you only have to use a small amount. I found this product quite interesting. It comes out of the tube as a gel like formula, which then turns to a milky substance as you apply it to your face (it should be applied on damp skin) and starts to feel slightly oily as you rub it in! It didn’t feel drying at all, and effectively removed all of my makeup, including my mascara! It was a tiny bit stingy on the eyes after I had rinsed it off, but this quickly passed. It left my skin feeling extremely soft and clean, so I would definitely recommend it from a first impression! I will continue to use this, as it is much cheaper then the Clinique Take the Day Off Balm that I have been using, that ran out much quicker then I was expecting! Overall, I would give this product an 8 out of 10!
The next product that I purchased was the No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser, which was priced up at £9.95 for a 200ml pump tube and it comes with a muslin cloth. I had heard great things about this product in reviews, and on the Boots website it was rated at 5 stars, so, needless to say I was expecting great things from this, and I definitely was not disappointed! This cleanser is just incredible! It has a thick consistency, which glides onto your face, and it has a pleasant smell. You then rinse the muslin cloth in warm water, rinse out the excess, and place it onto your face. I did this for ten minutes, and it was a lovely experience, as it feels like a face mask! Once you feel ready to rinse the cleanser off, you take the muslin cloth off, and can use it as an exfoliator to rub off the cleanser and remove the dead skin cells from your face. You then rinse your face in cold water to close your pores. I am very happy that I purchased this product, and will definitely use it at least twice a week! I feel that it is a gentler way to exfoliate then a scrub, which can sometimes aggravate my skin. I am going to give this product a 10 out of 10, as it was great value for money, it felt like a treat and it has more then one purpose! Fantastic work No7, you have my vote!
Here, we have the highly acclaimed No7 Improved Protect and Perfect Advanced Serum, which comes in at a pricey £23.95 for a 30ml tube. Now, this is the first anti-aging product that I have used, and I chose it because I have heard amazing things about the previous Protect and Perfect range, let alone the apparently improved version, which has just recently been released. I actually purchased this product about two to three weeks ago, and have been using it most mornings and evenings, so I can give a fairly good review of the product. However, when I went into Boots yesterday and spoke to the very helpful sales assistant on the No7 counter, I was informed that I wasn’t necessarily using the product correctly. It is absolutely vital that you apply this product after cleansing and toning, but BEFORE moisturising. If you apply this product alone, it will have basically no affect whatsoever. I would say about 50% of the time I did this, so I haven’t seen the full affect of the product, and have probably wasted my money slightly by doing this, however, now I know this I can use it properly in the future. I have still seen an improvement in my face though, as it looks brighter and the skin texture has definitely improved. I haven’t really got lines on my face (a slight expression line on my forehead, but nothing major), but I’m hoping this will allow me to keep my skin looking younger for many years to come. My mum has used the more advanced version of this product, and has seen great improvements in her face, however. If you use the correct amount of the serum, it should last about 5-6 weeks. I don’t have much left after about two to three weeks, but, I have definitely been using too much. You only need to use three tiny dollops (I now apply these to my hand, so that I don’t overuse it) to cover your entire face, and for it to be effective. From the improved appearance of my skin already, I would give this serum a 7 out of 10, but I may change this over time as I can now use it most effectively.
Lastly, we have the Beautiful Skin Day Cream, which comes in at £12.50. Just look at the packaging, its truly stunning! It looks like a serious high-end moisturiser, which I love! Now, this doesn’t have any anti-ageing ingredients in it, but, people always say that keeping your skin moisturised is the key to keeping your skin young, and although I don’t moisturise as often as I should (some moisturisers break me out), I want to start a proper routine where I moisturise day and night, so I thought I’d try this one, which was recommended to me by the very helpful No7 Sales Assistant. I didn’t purchase a separate night cream, as I find they can be too heavy for my skin, so Im aiming to use this one for both. Now, this isn’t quite as light as I’d like it to be (although now I think about it, I think I have applied slightly too much!), it is a lovely moisturiser. It has a slight scent, and rubs in fairly easily. It left my skin extremely soft and feeling very nourished! I am yet to see if it breaks me out, but since No7 products tend to be good for sensitive skin (which I have, ever so slightly), Im hoping this product will avoid breakouts! On a first impression basis, I will give it a 7 out of 10! I reckon it would be great to use as both a day and night cream, as you can apply slightly less during the day than you would at night, in order to give it a real treat as you sleep but to avoid any extra unwanted shine during the day.
So, have you tried any of these products? Or anything else by the No7 range? Please let me know in the comments below! I hope you have found this review helpful, and please let me know if you purchase any of these products and your experiences with them!
Thanks for reading, and have a lovely rest of your day!
Little Miss Makeup x