Product Type: Boots Body Care
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Doesn't Quench My Dry Skin..
Boots No7 Completely Quenched Moisturising Body Lotion
Member Name: angelboouk
Boots No7 Completely Quenched Moisturising Body Lotion
Date: 02/06/13, updated on 03/06/13 (52 review reads)
Advantages: good for normal skin, scent, easy to apply, sleek packaging, kind to skin
Disadvantages: price, not moisturising enough for really dry skin, takes ages to soak in
~No7 Completely Quenched~
No7 is a beauty range which is exclusive to Boots and www.boots.com. Today I will be reviewing the 'Completely Quenched Moisturising Body Lotion'.
This body lotion is designed to kee skin feeling hydrated and soft all day long. The blurb on the tube states that this lotion with 'vanish' into thirsty skin and will leave it looking radiant and healthy. This lotion is hypo-allergenic (as are all No7 products) so is suitable for those who have sensitive skin. It is suitable for all skin types.
No7 have recently revamped their packaging and the packaging for this body lotion has had a lovely make over. The tube is no longer a peachy colour but is a lovely sort of golden colour with a slight pinkness to it. The tube is sleek and looks expensive in my opinion. It is inkeeping with the other No7 bathing and body products. The tube has a screw off lid at the base and the lotion is kept fresh thanks to the little foil seal under the lid. The tube can be recycled and this product has a 24month shelf life from first use.
~Where To Buy~
A 200ml tube of this body lotion can be purchased from www.boots.com or instore. It is currently priced at £10.50 and is part of a 3 for 2 promotion.
I buy a lot of No7 products and have generally good experiences with most of my purchases. I never pay full price for their products and would urge you to keep an eye out for £5.00 off vouchers, 3 for 2 promotions and the free gift offers too. I actually received a travel sized tube of this body lotion in one of the free gift sets (offered when you spend a certain amount on this range) and received a further tube from my Mum who also got the set but didn't plan on using this particular body lotion.
I feel the need to apply body lotion at least once per day as my skin is very dry and bumpy. I favour perfumed body lotions but special trips out or occasions but for day to day use, I like to use a moisturising body lotion. Having used this on and off (alternating with other lotions from my extensive stash) for a few months now, I can't say that it is my favourite body lotion and wouldn't say it is worth the £10.50 cost.
The lotion is easy to dispense from the squeezy tube. The consistency of this body lotion is very nice indeed - it is relatively thick, white and feels extremely cool when applied to warm skin. I find it pleasant to use after a hot shower as it cools and soothes my skin instantly. The lotion has a smooth texture and spreads well across my skin with very little needed per use. I normally opt to apply this lotion to my arms, legs, chest and tummy area. The scent of this lotion reminds me of sun lotion - fresh, creamy and with a delicate powdery undertone. The scent is light and whilst it lingers a little on my skin, it never comes across as being too heavy or overpowering - just right for me.
So - application is easy but how well does it perform as a body lotion? As a busy Mum, I don't have much time in the mornings to sit and wait for body lotions to soak into my skin. I prefer a fast absorbing body lotion to allow me to get on with my daily routine. This particular body lotion doesn't 'vanish' into thirsty skin as advised. No matter how long I massage it across my skin, my skin feels tacky and a tad sticky for a good 10 minutes after application. This, in turn, limits how quickly I can get dressed and out the door so isn't as practical to use in the mornings as I would have preferred as my clothes cling to my skin tacky skin!
My skin does feel lovely once this body lotion fully sinks into it. I find that it works best on the areas of skin which are less dry. Yes, my skin does feel soft and smooth all over for an hour or so but the rough and dry areas on my arms, elbows and knees make a reappearance after this short period of time. My less dry areas including my tummy and chest area feel more hydrated through the day and generally my skin feels comfortably soothed and lightly hydrated but the results definitely fall short of offering 'all day hydration' as promised. This puts me off using this on a more regular basis as it just doesn't provide enough moisturisation for my dry skin. It is gentle though and I haven't experienced any irritation from using it on my sensitive skin. I do like the way my skin looks healthy and less irritated after applying this lotion but wouldn't describe it as being 'radiant'.
The packaging is stylish, the lotion smells gorgeous and it works well on normal skin but the drawbacks are how long it takes to absorb and the lack of effectiveness on dry skin. It is a shame as I really want to love this body lotion but if it doesn't seem to be for my dry skin. If you have normal skin with very little dryness, you may find that it works much better on your skin and therefore I would recommend trying it. Definitely wait for a promotion though or it could be costly!
I will award this body lotion four stars as it does perform on normal skin and it wouldn't be fair of me to drop a further star based on it not being perfect for dry skin as it doesn't claim to be specifically for dry skin. It is a lovely product to use but I wouldn't personally buy it. My two tubes have lasted well so I would estimate that a 200ml tube would last around 6-8weeks with daily use. It is pleasant to apply after showering with the 'Blissful Body Wash' that No7 offer as they carry a similar scent.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: I really wanted to love it..
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