“ Brand: Boots / Type: Cleansing Lotion / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses / Product line: Boots No7 „
I'm quite a fan of the No7 range and have used it quite a lot. I used to work at Boots so have a good idea about their products. Some of their range is really good but some of it isn't, it's trial and error really to see what suits you. I've used a few items from their skin care range though, and really liked them. Its their cosmetics that aren't always great.
I spent more than £5 in store recently so was given a voucher to use on the No7 range. It allowed £3 off their cosmetics and £5 off skincare. I was sad to see that they've changed this as you used to get one £5 voucher to use on cosmetics or skin care and I'd get the nailvarnishes for £2 but now they've reduced the cosmetic voucher to £3.
I noticed that they've re designed the No7 products with new advertising and product packaging and have to say it looks a lot nicer and more like a proffessional skincare brand than what it used to. The colourscheme is more pastel lilacs and pinks which is pretty and feminine.
I browsed for a while and settled on this lotion which is aimed at people with normal to dry skin. My skin is awkward as I tend to get greasy looking cheeks but dry skin on my t-zone around my eyebrows and nose. This lotion promises to help achieve clean, supple skin and give you a healthy, bright complexion. Sounds lovely, but does it do what it says?
The lotion comes in a 200ml bottle with a pump on top. I like skincare products with a pump as I find screw tops to be a bit fiddly, paticularly with moisturisers as you can't get them off. The bottle allows you to see how much lotion is left which is another good perk so you can see when you need to replace it before it actually runs out.
The lotion itself has a nice fresh smell, no perfume and it is hypoallergenic so shouldn't cause skin irritation at all. It's not too runny so it doesn't go anywhere and is good consistency to rub around your face and neck with ease. I pump a walnut sized amount onto my hand and apply over my face, paticularly over the t-zone, and onto my neck. It spreads quite well so you don't have to use loads at a time meaning it will last well.
I usually wash my face with a good face scrub before using this which I find helps my skin to feel really soft and refreshed. The lotion leaves my skin feeling clean too and not sticky or residual. I've used this for about three days now and feel that my skin is quite soft and clean. I don't think it's made a difference in brightening my complexion but aside from make-up or a good few weeks of sunshine, I haven't found anything that does. My skin does feel better after using the lotion and that's what counts.
Overall, this is a nice lotion. It doesn't work wonders and give you Kate moss-like skin all of a sudden (Which would be nice!!) but it leaves you feeling quite soft and clean which is a bonus. I wouldn't really bother buying it without a voucher as I can't bring myself to spend £9.00 on a cream or lotion. Call me stingy but I can get a decent moisturiser for around £5 that does the trick. With the £5 skincare voucher you get this for just £4 plus your 16p worth of Boots points if you have an advantage card. That sounds like a decent price to me. I'd recommend trying it and seeing for yourself how it suits your skin. Skincare is a nightmare because what's great for one person won't work for another.
I originally started buying this cleanser a few years ago when I had a No 7 £5 voucher burning a hole in my pocket. Boots are very clever like that, their marketing deals seem such good value that you end up spending more money than you would have in the first place! Still, I think at the time this cleanser was about £7/8, so it came out the same actual cost as a much lower quality brand after the £5 was knocked off. However, the cost for this makeup remover is now at £9 now so I consider that quite high end.
The lotion comes in a large bottle with a pump. It used to have a lid to it but these days it has a lock action from turning the pump. I'm never too convinced by these but I took a bottle in my checked in luggage to Australia and there were no disasters! The pump does mean that you can be left with some product in the bottom at the end, but it screws off easily and I tend to leave the bottle upside down to get everything I can out of it (although with the pump not being flat I have to lean it against the bathroom window on the windowsill to coax it out!)
The product says that it is for normal/dry skin, my skin is normal and I've never had any adverse reaction to this but obviously it's best to get the right product for your skin. The back of the bottle advises you to use cotton wool or your fingers to swipe the lotion over your face - personally I use cotton wool as I imagine fingers could get a bit messy!
I use this product before bed primarily to remove makeup. I tend to squirt around 4/5 pumps of lotion onto the back of my hand, then use cotton wool to transfer it from my hand and wipe around my face. The lotion is a white colour and just smells like moisturiser or cream, but it's quite expensive smelling.
I find this product to be very effective at removing makeup. I usually run a cotton wool pad around my face to remove foundation, then use two more pads, one on each eye. I find it to be the most effective makeup remover I've ever used - the makeup comes off quickly and easily. With other cleansers I've found that I have to scrub my eyelashes to get the mascara off, but a soft wipe with this cleanser will take it off easily (although please note I don't wear waterproof mascara so I can't tell you how it works with that) The lotion isn't sticky or unpleasant in the slightest, it smooths around your face and feels more like a moisturiser than anything else. It's lovely and cooling and I do feel that my skin is in a better condition as a result of this product, soft and cleansed and clear.
Overall this product feels very luxurious, removes makeup gently and efficiently and lasts a long time. I would say a bottle can last me around 2/3 months and I wear makeup every day. At £9 a bottle that works out at £3-4 a month, which you can't really argue with! Plus, if you have a voucher it's only £4 a bottle so great value really! I find myself stocking up whenever I have a £5 voucher even if I don't need any, so I have some available when I next need some at the lower price.
I am a fan of No 7 make up and skin care and have used it for many years. This is the first time I have used this particular cleansing lotion and it was actually a present from my daughter along with other No 7 skin care products for Christmas last year.
This lotion is for normal to dry skin which is how I would describe mine. It is hypo-allergenic and is a 200ml bottle. It tells you on the bottle that it is one simple step to perfectly clean, supple skin. It also claims to help your dry skin to behave like normal skin and provides tailored skin nutrition for healthy looking, bright and beautiful skin.
The lotion itself is quite a thick white creamy texture and has a fresh clean smell. The bottle is a clear plastic so you can see how much lotion is left in the bottle and has a pump action to dispense the lotion. This is where it really falls down in my opinion. I have been using this now since around March time and have used about three quarters of it, however for the last couple of weeks it is just not pumping the lotion out although the bottom of the pump is clearly in the liquid. I even pulled it out and washed it in case it was a bit clogged up but it wasn't. To use this now I have to pull the pump out and then wipe it onto my cotton wool which although is enabling me to continue to use the lotion is disappointing as I expect to be able to use the pump until the bottle is empty. As I haven't used this before I cannot say whether it is just this bottle which is faulty or a design fault. Although I have never had any problems with No 7 before and have always found them to be a very good quality product.
I will say however that I am impressed with the lotion as a gentle cleanser. I use it on my face and neck and it is creamy enough to glide easily over my face and leaves it feeling very soft and moisturised. If I do forget to apply moisturiser my skin does not feel dry and it leaves my skin feeling soft but not greasy at all. I use a toner but not on a daily basis but when I do I never notice any dirt on the cotton wool so the cleaner must be doing a good job.
The price of this cleanser is £9 but this is reduced to £4 if you wait until you have a £4 No 7 voucher to use which makes it a very good price. I will continue to use No 7 products but will probably not buy this particular one due to my experience of the pump and I am knocking off one star for this reason.
Boots no7 beautiful skin cleansing lotion
I wanted something gentle but effective to cleanse my skin and given that I usualy "get on" with the No 7 products I decided to give this a whirl.
This is apparently a great one for skin which suffers from some dryness, and makes it behave like normal skin. It is a lightweight formula which is enriched with rosehip oil to hydrate where it's needed and leave skin refreshed and perfectly clean. It dissolves dirt in one step and promises to leave no residue.
The burb on the site tells me that In trials, 92% of women agreed that the cleansing lotion was effective at removing dirt and impurities and 100% said that it was easy to use.* I never know where these trials are happening because I have never been asked to trial products and pass comment.
HOW DOES IT DO THIS?
The product contains multivitamins and minerals to hydrate skin and enrich even sensitive skin. The information on the bottle doesn't tell me what these are so I have to take it on good faith that they are there and that they will work
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The cleansing lotion comes in a 200m bottle with allof the information on the backof the bottle. It has a pump action dispenser which when pressed down dispenses quite a small amount of the product so I tend to find that three or four depressions gives me the right amount of the product to clean my face.
The lotion itself is white in colour, has no discernible smell and is nice and creamy which does make me think that my skin will feel moisturised. However given that it is so creamy, to me, it feels more like a moisturiser than a cleansing lotion and I have my doubts as to whether it will make my skin feel really clean.
USING THE PRODUCT...
For best results the product should be applied to cotton wool and swept over skin before wiping off. Its actually just as easy to wipe over skin with fingertips and then wiped off with cotton wool. When the cotton wool is used to wipe away the product I see that a lot of the dirt is dissolved and does come away onto the cotton wool leaving it look dirty; good stuff so far because then the grime is transferring from my skin to the cotton wool.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product is available online at www.boots.com and also in store and costs £9 for 200ml.
I used this product over several weeks and did exactly as recommended. However, as I expected, it really didn't make my skin feel really "squeaky" clean. The dirt and make up was removed but when I toned my skin afterwards, there was still some residual dirt came up on the cotton wool pad.
It is nice and gentle and does leave my skin feeling soft but this I do with a moisturiser. I do prefer using water on my skin to cleanse my face to make me feel really clean.
This may be great for people with very sensitive or dry skin but isnt one I would be rushing out to buy again.
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I am a fan of Boots no 7 range of skin care and make up as I think it is equally as good as many of the more expensive brands on the market. I recently had a £5 skin care voucher to be used against any product in the no 7 range and decided to buy a bottle of beautiful skin cleansing lotion.
The lotion comes in a 200 ml white plastic bottle with a pump action, lockable nozzle. I find it really useful to be able to twist and lock the pump action mechanism as it prevents spills when travelling. The lotion is suitable for normal /dry skin and is hypo-allergenic. I have fairly dry skin that is quite sensitive but have never had a problem with any of the Boots products as far as sensitivity goes.
The information on the bottle tells me that the lotion is enriched with rose hip oil; good as a moisturiser. The pump action dispenser works well and I find that a couple of pumps are enough to clean my face and neck. I apply the lotion with my fingers and then after massaging it into my skin, remove with a couple of cotton wool pads. It has a really light texture and is easily absorbed into the skin with no horrible greasy residue. After use my skin feels soft and hydrated. The lotion has a lovely clean scent that I really like.
On the negative side I don't find this lotion is any good at removing eye make up and I still need to use an eye make up remover especially for mascara. Although I think this is a decent enough product, I still prefer to use a facial cleanser that you wash off; but that is just a personal preference. I do think that the £9 asking price is on the steep side too !
I buy a lot of the No7 range from Boots because I use my £5 vouchers off the full price of the products and I save a lot of money. Also using a voucher is a good way of trying a different product to see if you may like it or not and a way of saving money trying it.
The cleanser comes in a plastic bottle which has a pump dispenser. It is easy to press the dispenser to release the cleanser from the bottle.
It is white in colour and is quite creamy and soft, has a nice texture to it. It isn't a runny consistency and doesn't drip from the bottle. Isn't a rich lotion but it isn't too thin. You don't need a lot of the lotion to cleanse the skin. A little goes a long way. It has a nice fragrance to it and smells slightly floral because it contains rosehip oil. This oil is designed to hydrate the skin and leave it refreshed. I do find this one does hydrate my skin quite well. Doesn't feel oily on the skin like I first imagined it would with it containing rosehip oil. I thought it would feel grease or oily on the skin but I was wrong, it just feels well hydrated and I think this product just gives the feeling of a good moisture. I have very dry skin and I always have to use a moisturiser after cleansing my skin, no matter which cleanser I use. This cleanser doesn't make my skin feel any drier than it is already, which is good. The lotion is a light one and it doesn't feel greasy or oily on the skin. once on the cotton pad, it just glides across the skin without having the need to scrub it.
I just use a couple of pumps of the lotion onto a cotton pad and gently wipe it over my face and neck area. It dissolves make up really well and removes all the traces around the jaw area. I don't wear heavy make up and I find this one does a good job of removing, foundation, bronzer, eye shadow and blusher really well. Removes mascara well too and it doesn't sting the eyes if used with care and not rubbing too heavily around the eyes. The lotion feels soft around the eye area and not too heavy a lotion it falls into the eyes and irritates them. The lotion is very lightweight and a mild one and excellent for cleaning away any mascara which is under the eyes. It doesn't leave that cloudy film across the eyes which some brands tend to leave where it is a foggy look and a kind of mist. I am sure we have all experienced this feeling at some point using a cleanser, this one doesn't give this foggy film over the eyes. Not from my experience of using it.
On days when I don't wear any make up at all, I find this cleanser cleans my skin very well. I tend to always look at the cotton pad when I use a cleanser, just to see how much dirt is on it lol. I am often surprised how dirty the skin is sometimes when I have been out for the day and cleanse my skin with a good cleanser because with a good quality cleanser the dirt will be on the cotton pad. Some cheaper cleansers don't remove the dirt so well, some cheaper ones do remove dirt well from the skin, and some are a waste of money. This one soaks deep into the poles to lift dirt from the pores and the results of the dirt lifted appears on the cotton pad.
After cleansing my skin feels soft and quite smooth, having very dry skin I find this one does give a soft enough feeling and fairly moisturised. Not too dry when the skin feels tight or uncomfortable or a rough feeling. When I run my fingers over my skin, it feels soft to the touch. I can always tell by feeling my face after cleansing if my skin has any rough patches and needs extra attention and extra cleansing, because when my skin isn't thoroughly cleansed my skin tends to have rough patches. This cleanser doesn't cause any patches and all I can feel is a smooth feeling on my skin, so I know it has worked amazingly well.
It doesn't strip the skin and isn't a harsh product, it is a gentle cleanser which is of a very good quality.
The bottle size is 200ml and cost £9, this price may sound expensive for a cleanser but I think it is excellent value for the money because of the way it cleans the skin. Even better value for money with a £5 money off voucher because the cleanser can be then purchased for just £4. A super price in my opinion.
It is designed for normal to dry skin combination, is more than suitable for my very dry skin. I also have sensitive skin and this one has been more than suitable and hasn't caused any rashes or irritations on my skin.
My skin feels well cleansed using this one, and although it isn't my favourite one it is affordable. When I apply my moisturiser after cleansing, my skin feels soft and smooth. For my skin, I couldn't get away without moisturising after using this lotion because my skin is so dry and it feels uncomfortable and tight if I don't moisturise and it annoys me quite a lot. But I do think if you have normal skin and don't either have the time to apply a moisturiser and in a hurry, this one would be suitable for your skin.
I highly recommend this lotion for anyone looking to buying one which removes make up well and lifts dirt from the skin and a gentle lotion. Is suitable for people of any age group, I am in my 50's and it is more than suitable for people of my age and beyond. I think people far younger would benefit from using this one, think it would reduce the amount of blemishes for younger people if used regularly and alongside eating healthily and drinking lots of water. For a product to work it has to have at least a good base to work from and a good skin would help this one work faster if the basics are in place first to then leave the skin beautifully cleansed and much healthier in appearance.
I will buy this again in the future because I am happy with the results for my very dry skin.
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I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
The first time I used this product was when I was snooping around in my mums room looking at all of her cosmetic products and looking to see what new products she had got that I could test out. My mum has always sworn by No7 products, and I was interested to see what all of the fuss was about. After using this just once, I was converted! it felt so nice on my skin, more like it was being moisturised than cleaned, but it still managed to leave it make-up free and looking clean and fresh.
It has a delicate clean fragrance, I can't really pin down what it smells like, but it is definitely a pleasant one! Whilst this is for normal/dry skin, No7 has a range for all skin types. Although I have only used cleansers to remove make-up in the past, I remember using this on my skin after wearing no make-up and being astonished to find that the cotton pad still came off really quite dirty - something which I really hadn't expected and has prompted me to cleanse everyday without fail, irrespective of whether I have worn make-up that day! At £9 for a bottle, it is more expensive than make-up wipes that I had been buying, but I find myself buying it so much more infrequently than make-up wipes that I believe it works out cheaper, although perhaps not as cheap as cleansers from other ranges.
I was given this as part of a gift for Christmas and to be honest it probably wasn't well suited to my oily/combination skin but my skin had been feeling a little drier due to the Winter weather and I hate wasting things so thought I'd give it a go. I'm also a sucker for a new product.
No7 is only available from Boots. They have a wide range of products available including make-up, skincare, bodycare, men's skincare and some electrical appliances.
* Skin that suffers with some dryness will love No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion
* The lightweight formula is enriched with rosehip oil to hydrate just where it's needed and leave skin refreshed and perfectly clean.
* In trials, 92% of women agreed that Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion was effective at removing dirt and impurities and 100% said that it was easy to use
I loved the feel of this product, it's a lightweight cream that gently removes all traces of make-up. I love the smell of it to, it smells like baby lotion. After using it my skin felt moisturised and refreshed. I used the product twice daily, in the morning and at night and used a muslin cloth to remove it. I loved using the product and unlike a lot of cleansers it didn't make my skin feel uncomfortably tight and it gave my skin a thorough clean.
After using this for awhile my skin felt smooth and soft but sadly I did seem to get more spots when using it. This put me off but to be honest I think I would be better using something more suited to combination skin. I only have my oily skin to blame for this!
The product comes in a clear bottle with a white pump and has a pink band around it indicating which skin type it's for, this makes is easier to find the product your after whilst shopping. I found I needed a couple of pumps to get an adequate amount of product out. I like the packaging it's simple and the pump design is very easy to use.
VALUE FOR MONEY:
No7 is excellent value for money, this cleanser costs £9.00 for a 200ml bottle which is great value but also Boots are very generous with there No7 vouchers so that's another way for saving money. They often run 3 for 2 deals on No7 aswell. It's definately worth the money.
I use the moisturiser in the oily/combination range and I definately would repurchase the cleanser but this time for the right skin type. Although it didn't suit me I still would recommend it to people with normal/dry skin as this is what it's intended for!
I received some Boots No.7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion as part of a gift. The cleansing lotion normally retails at £9 for a 200ml bottle, although the No.7 range quite often features in promotions in Boots, such as '3 for 2' offers or money-off coupons.
This cleaning lotion is aimed at normal to dry skin types. As I have a slight tendency towards dry skin, I avoid cleansers that strip the skin of oils. This is a creamy cleansing lotion that feels mild on the skin; it's never caused any kind of irritation on my skin and has no drying effect. The lotion is white and appears to be unfragranced, and it apparently contains rosehip oil for a hydrating effect.
I find Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion to be an effective cleanser on a par with similar creamy cleansers. It takes a couple of sweeps of a cotton wool pad with the cleanser to remove my eye make-up, but this is something I find with all cleansing lotions. The lotion leaves my skin feeling clean and in good condition, and I generally remove the last traces of the cleanser with some toner before applying moisturiser.
The Not So Good
I find the No.7 range to be a little pricey for what it is. This is a decent cleanser, but I've had equally good ones for less than half the price of this one. For a cleanser with a £9 price tag, I'd normally expect to get something full of high quality natural ingredients, and the ingredients list on this one is rather too full of chemicals for me, although it does at least appear to be paraben-free.
The bottle design is a bit clunky. It's a tall bottle, and has a pump dispenser which is a little difficult to push down and only dispenses a small amount of cleanser. I like to have a cotton wool pad in one hand and bottle of cleanser in the other when I'm cleansing my face, and this seems impossible with this bottle - I have to put it down on a flat surface and give the dispenser a good few firm presses to get enough of the cleanser.
This cleanser is pleasant enough to use and does its job, but so do plenty of other cleansing lotions. Boots No.7 does seem to have an army of loyal customers, but I can't see anything distinctive enough about this cleanser to make it worth buying outside of a special offer. For this price range, I'd rather choose a cleanser with a healthier ingredients list.
I am a big fan of the Boots No. 7 range. This is a review for the Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion for Normal/Dry skin a new range which has only recently arrived in Boots stores.
The 200ml plastic bottle is clear with black writing on the front and back. It is a pump action bottle. The neck of the bottle is dusky pink (the range of products for Normal/Oily skin is green so they are easy to differentiate between).
The product claims to 'make your dry skin behave like normal skin providing tailored skin nutrition for healthy looking, bright and beautiful skin'. It also says that it 'dissolves make up and impurities to help skin looking clear and healthy.' It is 'enriched with No 7's unique multivitamin and mineral blend to hydrate and energise skin, plus rosehip oil to help lock in moisture.'
The lotion is easy to dispense with the pump action lid, but only dispenses small amounts. You will need four to five pumps to get a decent amount, but this is better than having too much. A bottle To lock the pump if you are travelling with it, you just turn it to one side.
The white lotion is thick so easy to apply and does not drip. The directions are to sweep over skin with cotton wool or your fingers, then wipe off. I use cotton wool to apply and wipe off. The product goes on easily smoothing over your skin and is easy to wipe off, taking with it the dirt and grime that has built up during the day. Living in London there is a lot of this, and I am often surprised by the amount that comes off. It does take off make up too, including mascara but this may need several wipes to get rid of. The lotion smells fresh and clean but not overpowering.
After using this, I then tone and moisturise my skin. I haven't seen a toner in the same range, but there is Beautiful Skin Day Cream, Night Cream and Radiance Exfoliator.
When using this product my skin does feel fresher, cleaner and moisturised. Although a great product and one I would buy again, it hasn't totally blown me away, so I would be open to trying other cleansers in my quest for perfect skin! For that reason, I am giving four stars.
Only available in Boots for £9 - currently available on the 3 for 2 offer.
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This is a review of Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion which I have now used two full bottles of and will be starting the third bottle tonight, leaving one in my stockpile! This is one of the staple beauty items I own and I always use the Boots skincare vouchers to buy this when I get them. I also received a bottle in a set this Christmas so I am feeling well organised and pleased as I am a huge fan of this cleanser.
You've tried the rest...
I often try other cleansers, like oil based or foaming ones in the shower but I always find myself returning to my trusty favourite, the Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion. I do prefer using cream cleanser with cotton wool pads, I think you can see the dirt or make up coming off your face so it helps to convince yourself that it is working!
The packaging of this cleanser really works for me. It is a clear bottle with 200ml of product inside and a pump top dispenser which ensures you never use too much.
I pump 10 times on the back of my hand and then use two cotton wool pads to clean my entire face. Ten pumps sounds a lot but it only dispenses a small amount each time so the bottle of cleanser lasts me ages.
I love this cleanser, it really works well either taking off make up or just cleaning your skin of daily grime. It leaves me feeling slightly moisturised (although I still do use moisturiser about 30 minutes after using this) and doesn't leave the skin feeling stripped like some cleansers can. A bottle lasts me ages but I always buy it before I need it as it's one of those products I feel that I need to have in stockpile as I like it so much (like my Mitchum deodorants and mouthwash - you should see the cupboards in my bathroom, what a hoarder!). The only slightly negative comment I have is that the size of the bottle makes it a bit bulky to store away neatly so it is usually out on the side. I use it twice daily though, in the morning and at night time so it justifies being out.
The 200ml bottle costs £9 and is in a 3 for 2 offer currently. The price gets a lot better if you have one of the £5 skincare vouchers that are often given away at the tills. You will also get Boots points too which are worth collecting for future purchases. I tend to buy them when I have a voucher but I did get one in a No7 gift set this Christmas.
This is my number one cream cleanser and I have tried many out there! I really rate this one and think it is good value for money. It is kind to skin and effective at removing make up and the pump dispenser means you use every drop of product in the bottle. I am a big fan of this brand anyway, but feel this cleanser is one of the best items in the range. Highly recommended.