“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisture Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / What it does: Smoothes, Moisturizes, Nourishes / Product line: Boots No7 „
I have used a variety of moisturisers, including Clinique, dermologica & body shop but since trying no.7 essential moisture cream I have never looked back and none of the other products come close even the more expensive ones! I have been using this product for the last 5 years, my skin is important to me and previously I had always struggled to choose the right moisturiser as sometimes my skin could be dry but at other times it could be oily and I suffer from sensitive skin. Since I began using this cream my skin has felt softer & I have had less outbreaks of unbalanced skin. The cream has a soft smell which is not overpowering and it goes on smoothly instantly making your skin feel soft & fresh. it comes in a decent sized pot. The price tag is also very reasonable & although it is not too thick a little goes along way and I find that one pot lasts me at least 3 months; it is therefore definitely value for money! I have recommended this product to many of my friends and family and will continue to or years to come!
I tend to spend more money on my make-up than my skin care, which is probably the wrong way round! So I tend to use up any samples and presents I receive, one Christmas I was given a No 7 beauty box with lots of full sized products to work my way through, No 7 Essential Moisture Day Cream was one of them. The Tub The moisturiser comes in a cute little tough plastic tub. This is oval in shape with a screw on and off top to keep the product fresh and safe in the tub. The tub is an opal like colour and has a frosted transparency to it. The tub has the No 7 gold writing on and the title, Essential Moisture Day Cream. This is a 50ml portion of facial moisturiser. The Cream The cream itself is quite a thick consistency and very silky and smooth to the touch, it is a white colour with a slight twinge of pink to it. There is no real smell off the cream which is nice, I tend to not like smelly facial creams especially after I put it on at night and am trying to get to sleep or of a morning before work. To apply the cream you put a small amount of the product onto your fingers and massage into your face and neck until it is all absorbed. I don't think you need to use a lot of the cream as a little seems to go a long way, so perhaps two fingertips worth. I found that my skin absorbed this really quickly rather than it being an effort to rub in. This is designed for normal to dry skin types, I have normal and sometimes oily skin rather than dry, but I didn't find that this made my skin any more oily! This is obviously good. Moisture wise it is really good and refreshing to wear with no heaviness, which I was surprised about given the relatively thick consistency. My skin felt nourished, smooth and light after using this product in a short space of time. I was really impressed. This moisture surge lasts well during a long, hard day. The moisturiser is; Hypo-allergenic Dermatologically tested Fragrance free Enriched with soothing Elderflower and caring Vitamins E and F. I always thought the No 7 range was quite an inexpensively priced brand; however this Essential Moisture Day Cream costs £9 for a 50ml tub. It is not going to break the bank but I was quite surprised about the price. There are a lot of other No 7 creams that you are advised to use in unison with this, including Night Cream, Day Fluid etc. but I think this is a great all-rounder moisturiser. Highly recommended and a well-used Christmas present by me!
Again, I had a no7 voucher to use so I decided to go for a moisturiser as I was running low. There were several to pick form in the no7 range - a lot of them were 'time delay' type things, which I assume is marketing speak for anti ageing. I went for the most simple-looking one, "Essential Moisture", which they've apparently registered as a trademark (no, I'm not sure why either). Moisturiser is one of those products I only use on occasion, mostly when whichever facewash I'm using leaves my skin feeling a bit tight, or during the winter months when the particularly harsh weather affects my skin. I only really use it on my cheeks as this is the only area which really gets dry. I like the tub of the moisturiser, it's the standard simplistic yet luxurious feel which characterises the no7 brand. It had a pearlescent tint to it and looks quite pretty on my dressing table. The moisturiser itself is pink and is pretty much scentless. It's quite a thick substance so I only use a tiny, tiny bit, not much larger than pea sized for each cheek. This means of course that one tub lasts for absolutely ages. It soaks into the skin quite well and cures any dryness or tightness. It also gives a nice healthy glow. I would advise waiting around 10-15 mintues after using the moisturiser before applying any makeup, as I've found it can cause foudation (both powder and cream) to clump if applied too soon. At around £9.00, this is quite an expensive moisturiser, and to be honest I'm not sure it's special enough to justify the price tag, as I've had cheaper ones in the past which perform to about the same standard. However, it does the job, and if you're feeling flush and want to spend that little bit extra, (or have a no7 voucher to use!) it makes a nice little addition to your skincare range.
Having soft, smooth, hydrated skin is important to me, as I'm sure it is to most of us. However I have never been able to 'label' my skin as being dry/normal/sensitive/oily/combination, as, at times, it can be a little of everything depending on the weather, time of the month, how hydrated I am, etc etc. Therefore I am always trying new skincare products, and have a variety of different moisturisers on the go at any one time, depending on how my skin is 'feeling'. Currenty, my skin is going through a combination stage of normal to ever-so-slightly oily T-zone, gradually getting drier on my cheeks and particularly dry round my jawline. The moisturiser I had previously been using was no longer cutting it, as it was leaving my skin too dry. As I am currently on an economy drive, rather than rushing out to buy yet another cream, last week I dug out several moisturisers languishing at the back of drawer, that I had bought and never/hardly used. I finally settled on the Boots No7 Essential Day Cream, which seemed to fit the bill more than any of the others, stating it is suitable for normal to dry skin. *The Range & Price* It is part of the Boots No.7 Essential Moisture range, there is also a night cream and a day fluid in the range. It costs £9.00 for a 50ml pot, which to be honest is more than I would normally spend on a moisturiser, but when i purchased it there was a 3 for 2 on all No.7 products, and I think to be honest I picked it up when purchasing make-up from the No.7 range, at a bit of loss as to what to select as my free product. The range is suitable for sensitive skin and is Hypo-Allergenic. *Appearance* The cream comes in a very simple, yet stylish pot. It is pearlescent white plastic, but has the illusion of glass, and the pot is slightly cone-shape, with a screw top lid. I like the look of the pot, the front simply has the product name and No7 logo on the front in dark grey writing, rather than lots of writing and what's in etc, that info is on the back and base of the pot. It's a nice little pot for sitting on your dressing table. The cream itself is pale pink, looks rich and thick. There is no smell, being Hypo-Allergenic, and it has an almost mousse-like appearance. *About the cream* The moisturiser is thicker than most I have tried, and as it appeared, felt very rich, and had a slightly buttery texture. I have to admit I was a bit sceptical at first, due to the thickness, and I was worried it might have a greasy effect on the skin. The cream went on easily, and felt creamy and smooth on my skin, and despite my initial concerns, felt very light and non-greasy. It worked into my skin well, and absorbed even into the driest bits without a need to reapply. It took about 10-15 minutes for it to absorb into my skin properly, which I was impressed at, I can't stand moisturisers that you need to apply 45 minutes before you can even think about applying makeup, i don't have time for that of a morning!! *Did it leave my skin soft* Yes! Incredibly! My skin felt so soft, smooth, non-greasy and nourished. And best of all, the effect lasted all day, even by early evening it still felt moisturised. After using this product for week, I have noticed a welcome difference in my skin, it feels 'even' with regards to my dry versus oily skin, the dry parts feel soft and moisturised, the oily areas aren't exaggerated by the cream, and on the whole, my skin feels smooth and supple. I haven't tried the night cream yet, and to be honest at the moment I don't feel I need to, I am very happy with the way this moisturiser makes my skin feel and look. My skin tone looks relatively even and feels it too. *My verdict* This cream gets five stars from me, infact, it would get 6 if I could. I am loving my skin at moment! It's not especially cheap, although much cheaper than some, but for a mid-priced day cream I reckon this is all I could want from a moisturiser, and can definately see this product becoming a permanent fixture in my daily skincare routine. If you, like me, have a hard job trying to catergorise your skin-type when purchasing skincare products, I would highly recommend you give this a try.
This Boots No.7 Essential Moisture Cream is a day moisturiser for the face. I got it in a gift set, and have used it on-and-off since. The texture is nice and it does rub into my face easily, without feeling sticky or greasy. It has a nice smell to it too. I use it in the morning after cleansing. I do notice when I use it that my skin does feel nice, and you don't need a lot either so it does last quite a while. Although it isn't my favourite moisturiser, it is the first one I go to when my skin is too dry. It seems to be the best moisturiser I own for that, hydrating my skin without giving me spots. I think the pot it comes in looks nice but it isn't a very good shape for getting the moisturiser out of! It is ok while there is a good amount in there but when you get near the end it is hard to get your finger in there around the angles and I normally end up with most of it stuck under my fingernail! This isn't so bad in the large pot of Protect and perfect day cream I have, but in this small pot it is annoying. I like this moisturiser a lot for dry skin but I don't think I'd buy it. For an every-day moisturiser I prefer No.7 protect and perfect with SPF 15 or No.7 intelligent balance (which you can't buy anymore unfortunately).
As a person I don't consider myself brand loyal to any one product, I'm more than happy to give something a go especially if its on offer, however one product I keep coming back to no matter how many others I try is Boots No7 Essential Moisture Day Cream. This moisturiser which is available in Boots stores never lets me down and I feel that I'm doing a good thing for my skin when I use it. "The Product" This moisturiser is light pink in colour and hasn't any odour. When applied you don't need very much as it applies really evenly to your skin. Its not greasy and what I love most is that its silky smooth when it goes on and is absorbed into the skin quickly without leaving any residue which I find great as I can get on straight away with applying my make-up. The product is advised for Normal/Dry Skin, now I've been around 29 years and I honestly cant truly say I know what my skin type is but what I do know is sometimes I've dry patches and sometime I suffer with large pores which are clogged with greasiness and can honestly say this moisturiser seems to put a stop to any dryness yet also doesn't make my skin over greasy and minimises my over active pores. This moisturiser is also hypoallergenic and it doesn't mention this on the jar but on Boots website it mentions it contains 'soothing elderflower with vitamins E and F' which are also supposed to be beneficial to your skin. "The Packaging" The moisturiser comes in a 50ml jar and the jar has a double wall construction (why this is highlighted on the label (twice) I don't know as I think its fairly evident when you open it that the inner tub is smaller than the outside dimensions but anyhow!). The jar is plastic as is the lid but it isn't evident whether the packaging can be recycled which I do find a little annoying. "The Price" Moisturisers in general seem to me to be on the whole extremely expensive and I cannot justify spending £20-30 pounds on top off the range brands, this is one of the reasons I like this No7 product so much. The current price for No7 Essential Moisture is £9, this has gone up recently and it does seem to have had a few price hikes over recent months and years. I do think at £9 it's a little expensive and this is why I always tend to stock up when it's on offer. Sometimes it can be a 3 for 2 offer but my favourite are when Boots offer a £5 off voucher on No7 products when you spend £10. There is one on the moment and I think it ends tomorrow (19/06) so I've recently been to stock up. I try to buy phone credit and sometime my lunch and products on offer to spend the £10 to get these vouchers which means it only costs me £4 to buy my favourite moisturiser which I am really happy about. "My Overall Verdict" Recently whilst trying to be thrifty I've been buying own brand moisturisers and also buying in bulk with Avon offers but I haven't been happy with the results I've been getting so I'm now back with my trusted favourite. I realise its important to look after your skin particularly on your face and I feel that using Boots No7 Essential Moisture Day Cream I'm doing a little bit of good for my face rather than saving a few pennies with the cheaper options to end up have spotty skin which isn't good for me or those having to look at my face! I think also that if you can get this product whilst on offer it's a great buy and I really feel that it's a great product without costing you a lot. Thanks for reading x
In terms of skin care i am a bit of a No7 addict, i swear by their products and every birthday/christmas i make sure i ask for plenty of their skin care gift sets in order to stock up. I have about 5 tubs of this essential moisture cream knocking around in a variety of sizes from different gift sets i have received. Heres why i will be using this moisturiser until i'm about 70!!! lol... ~Useeful Info~ Stockists: Only available at Boots store or Boots.com Price: £8.50 for a 50ml tub ~What It Claims To Do~ The cream contains elderflower and vitamins E and F, which as the name of the cream suggests, is suppose to moisturise your skin when used daily leaving it 'soft, supple and smooth'. The cream is hypo-allergenic, dermatologically tested and fragrance free. ~What I Thought~ The cream comes in a small white tub with the No7 logo on the front and the lid. I think the tub looks quite expensive as it's plain and not too fussy, it definitley looks good on my bathroom shelf next to some of my cheaper not as classy looking bottles of creams lol. The cream itself is a pale pink colour and as you would expect is very creamy. You dont need to use alot of this cream as a liitle does go along way and just rub intot he skin in a circular motion on your face and neck. The cream absorbs really well and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy like some other face creams. Instantly after using my face not only feels smooth and soft but it looks alot fresher and more moisturised making me look more awake and like i have perfectly glowing skin (which believe me i dont!!!) I would definitley reccomend this cream to anyone as it instantly leaves skin soft and smooth making skin look more awake and fresh. The only down side is the price but as i mentioned i tend to stock up at christmas by asking for the gift sets. Its also possible to purchase using your boots card points or look out for the No7 vouchers which are available alot of the time.
I have never tried any of the No.7 range products before and didn't know what to expect. The No.7 range never looked really all that appealing to me as I just thought that their products where overpriced. My mum got 2 of these for free from a £5 boots voucher even though it costs £8.50. I think it was a promotion that boots was having and as she had bought a hairdryer she could get 2 free products from the No.7 range. The No.7 range is only available at boots as it is a boots brand and they also sell some of their products in the US. When I saw the packaging, to me it didn't seem like an expensive moisturiser. It looked like a cheap moisturiser that can be found in supermarkets. But to be fair the packaging doesn't really matter, it's the results that's important. When I opened the lid there was a protective seal which is really good as it means no one has touched the cream inside. But once the safety paper is removed the cream is prone to getting dirty because it's exposed rather than being in a tube or being dispensed which I prefer. The cream is a light pink which I thought was an unusual colour and its very thick. It looks like whipped cream but its thicker and it's pink. I prefer moisturiser that's thick rather than the liquid as it feels richer and its better to apply. The cream does take a while to be absorbed into the skin and I tend to massage the cream. In the winter I get terribly dry skin, especially in my checks. This moisturiser is for normal/dry skin according to the packaging which is my skin type in the winter. My skin did feel moisturised for about 6 hours and then I could see dry patches. To me this is pretty poor as this means I had to moisturise again at lunch. This is a day cream so I would have expected the results to have lasted at least 9 - 12 hours at least. The moisturiser didn't however make my skin greasy or cause a break out (which I am prone to after moisturising). This is the major advantage for me as I find it really hard to find a moisturiser that won't leave my face all shiny and greasy. The only other moisturiser that doesn't give me greasy skin is Nivea Soft. In the summer my skin didn't get greasy and my T zone was clear as well. My skin did become dry after about 8 hours so this was better as a summer mosituriser. I have redness on my checks and so the fact that the cream is fragrance free and hypo-allergic is really good for my skin as I know I want get a reaction. I know that some people prefer to have a fragranced moisturiser as it feels fresh but because I use perfume daily it can interfere with it so I prefer fragrance free. When I looked at the ingredients there seemed to be loads of chemicals, all of which I didn't recognise. I wouldn't pay £8.50 for a small 50ml tub of moisturiser because it wouldn't last me long and this would make it too expensive in my opinion. As this is a day cream the results only last for 9-12 hours and so you need to either reapply or use a night cream. Also SPF is really important for me as I have fair skin and this moisturiser lacks this so it's not a good day cream for me.
I suffer from really annoying dry patches of skin across my T zone and I have tried many remedies to try and resolve this. To date my most success has been with Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect day cream. ***The cream*** The cream is a very light pink in colour but that soon disappears when applied. The consistency of the cream is quite light so you don't feel like you're wearing something heavy that's clogging the pores and it means that you don't need to use much to cover your face. I haven't noticed a scent at all, not even a slight fragrance but I like that, I don't like that some creams are overpowering in their smell. I'd much rather smell of my perfume than my face cream. Although I mentioned previously that the cream is light (which it is) to apply it actually looks really thick and creamy so it's quite deceptive - you really don't need much at all! I find just a little spot on both cheeks, forehand, nose and chin is plenty. Boots claim that the cream is hypo-allergenic and dermatologically tested and state that it contains soothing Elderflower and vitamins E and F. They recommend that it is used alongside their other products in this range. Personally this is the only product I use and I find that it works well enough on it's own for me but I know everyone's different. ***The packaging*** The cream comes in a 50ml pot that's white and has an ever so slight texture to it. It is of a double wall making which means the cream inside stays fresher for longer. There is a simple No 7 logo on the front with the name of the product below. This is how the product is sold, without a box, simple and all you need. I would much rather have the simple appearance of the product and pay a reasonable price than pay over the odds just to jazz the packaging up or get a box. ***The price*** At around £8 for a 50ml pot it's definitely good value. I have been using my pot for a couple of months now and there's still way over half left and I use it daily. I have also found that I have never paid full price because I have a £5 off voucher from boots so even better if you get your hands on one of this first! ***My experience*** I decided to give it a go when I received a £5 off voucher for No 7 products as I am quite sceptical about spending a lot of money on these creams having had so many bad experiences and wasted a lot of money. This was different. I genuinely felt a difference on day one. I applied a small amount of cream in the morning and my skin felt great, really smooth and hydrated straight away. Now with most creams this is the case and it's only an hour later you realise you're back to square one but I found that at the end of the day my skin was still feeling as it was in the morning. It wasn't until having a shower and that my skin became dry again. Not only did my skin feel much healthier, it looked it. There was much more of a healthy glow to my skin and not the dull dryness that there was before. It looks plumper and younger and at 22 I didn't think my skin could look much younger but it really does. Would I recommend this product? Definitely. Without a shadow of a doubt - it's the best moisturiser I have come across and I really can't think of anything bad to say about it. 5/5 from me.
Sitting under the umbrella of sensitive skin; I'v found the discovery of a suitable moisturiser, to have been a task and a half. Many products have caused an out break of inflammed vemenous spots, an appearance not to be catogrised as desirable; especially as I've left my teenage years well and truly behind me. All i wanted was to have supple, soft, clear skin, with no greasy residual- the normal quota of my previous products. With all the daily trials that have to be faced, it was frustratingly tiresome, trying to find a moisturiser that loved my skin the way i wanted too. Having placed far too much time, and ridiculous amounts of money into this search, I eventually succumbed to using Simple, a less than chanllenging or exciting facial cream, but to be fair it jumped into the majority of the tick boxes. I was forced to be grateful. That was until i was introduced to Boots No.7 Essential Moisture Cream. Now, I have one thing less to worry about, and two more things to love. My younger sister was the introducer. Whereas I'd been the victim of acne, she had been the real porclain deal. Then winter arrived, throwing out its cold days, and she had to turn on the central heating. Living in an unmoisturised atmosphere brought forth her own achilles heel-ECZEMA! Starting around her nose and spreading across her cheeks, it became empowered,while her confidence deminished. She has feverishly tried and tested many products to alleviate her from her problemed skin, and even tried less than conventional methods- once i found her, to have masked the affected areas with sliced cucumber, this was as fruitless as the formal products. Then her savior arrived in the form of Boots No.7 Essential Moisture Cream, instantly clearing her skin and raising her confidence. Being a sister, it didn't take her long, to find herself at my door, tub of cream in hand, boosting the benefits of this product, and she successfully converted me. Boots No.7 Essential Moisture Cream is a rich, fragrance free product, perfect for the sensitive skin. From my first application i fount my skin to have been soothed, leaving it soft, moisturised and revived. You don't have to use a mound either, I find a dab on the fingers, a rub between the palms, is enough for an even distribution over the face, enough to make my skin feel refreshed. The product is light, and oil free, by the time i have gone to apply my foundation, the moisturiser has absorbed, with no greasy residue!! Allowing my foundation to be applied and sit the way it should!! Having tried many greater Branded names, i know that cost doesnt mean quality, after all I used Simple for a while. But with Boots No.7 Essential Moisture Cream i find an even balance. It is a brand to love and trust, and the price isn't ridiculous either, even if i wished it costed less. But at roughly £8 I wont moan; though in some stores i have seen the product for as much as £11. SHOPPING AROUND IS THE KEY- whether going into store or online; though my favourite is Ebay, as I have brought this for as cheap as £4 including postage and packaging. Bargain!!! I have to rate Boots No.7 Essential Moisture Cream a 5/5
No7 Essential Moisture Day Cream *The Product* No7 is a recognised makeup and skincare brand by Boots. It offers affordable beauty products for all ages and skin types. One of these products is Essential Moisture Day Cream which is part of the Essential Moisture range. No7 state this is suitable for normal - dry skin and *nourish your skin daily with this gently caring facial moisturiser. No7 Essential Moisture Day Cream is light and easily absorbed leaving skin soft, supple and smooth*. This day cream contains elderflower for its soothing properties and Vitamins E and F. Like all No7 products, it is hypo-allergenic, fragrance free and dermatologically tested. *Packaging* Essential Moisture Day Cream comes in a fairly basic pearlescent pink/white plastic tub which has a double wall for freshness. The lid is a twist off lid and bares the No7 logo on the top. The front has the logo and the name of the cream. The back has skin type and directions for use. The base of the tub has company details on a little label which peels open to reveal the ingredients. The pot is recyclable and safe for use 24months after opening. *The Cream* Once the tub is open, there is a foil lid to be removed. The cream itself is a delicate pink colour, lightly scented though cannot quite detect what of and is fairly thick in consistency. *Application* No7 recommend applying after cleansing and toning. Moisturise into face and neck. *Ingredients* Aqua, PPG-15 stearyl ether, paraffinum liquidum, cetearyl alcohol, butylene glycol, petrolatum, paraffin, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, dimethicone PEG-20 stearate, oenothera biennis, topcopheryl acetate, xanthan gum, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, sodium lactate, tetresodium EDTA, sambucus nigra, 2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, lactic acid, BHT, sorbitol Hmm I only recognise about 2 of they ingredients! *Availability and Price* No7 is only available in Boots stores which are nationwide throughout the UK. The cream comes in a 50ml pot at a cost of £8.50 which is exceptionally reasonable. There is also a complimenting night cream which is £9.50. Look out for the £5 off No7 vouchers and any Gift with Purchase offers they are running. In Boots stores, you can ask staff to advise on products for your skincare needs and also use the testers on displays. *My Opinion* I have terribly dry skin on face and more so on my forehead, I also have fairly sensitive skin so have to be careful what I use otherwise I may turn into a beetroot! My choice of cosmetics brand is No7 as I feel they offer a wide selection of colours, styles and prices to suit my budget and I love it when they have the £5 off vouchers! I am quite friendly with the staff at the No7 counter in my local Boots so when I went in for a new face powder a few weeks ago, the lady commented on how dry my skin was looking..I admitted that I was finding it difficult to find a suitable moisturiser in my budget and this was when Essential Moisture was recommended to me. At £8.50 this day cream won't break the bank. At the time of purchase, they had a gift bag full of goodies for free when you spend £22 on No7 and you could use your £5 off voucher as well. So I bought this and the mineral face powder and the cost was £22.50. I got my £5 off bringing the total to £17.50 and with my free goody bag, another £5 voucher and advantage card points..it was a bargain! So onto the cream..the tub is very basic though I have not fussed about it aslong as the cream does what it is supposed to! I love the light pink shade of the cream and the fairly thick consistency is just right. Only a small amount is needed for full facial coverage. I personally do not have a cleansing and toning routine though I do wash my face and wipe it down with a facial wipe before applying anything. The cream goes on brilliantly and I use my finger tips to massage it into my face and neck paying particular attention to my dry areas. Luckily my skin did not break out as with alot of face creams and the day cream left my skin smooth and free from dryness all day. I feel that the moisture lost from my face being so dry has been restored and I now use this in the morning. I have also invested in the night cream from the same range to protect and moisturise my face during the night. I would recommend this day cream as a regular moisturiser for those on a budget as it is not expensive and a little goes along way so making the 50ml tub excellent value for money.
A good moisturiser is an absolute god send and this is the best moisturiser I have ever used! I actually received it in a trial size with a Christmas present I received one year and I am always up for trying something new so the very next day this was used in my morning routine instead of my usual moisturiser. I was very impressed by the consistency, not too thin and incredibly silky to the touch. There was no over powering odor, just a very pleasant subtle fragrance. I like to apply a good amount of moisturiser to my face as I have areas of very dry skin but only a small amount was needed of this product to leave my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I always apply my make up straight after and this was no problem at all. In fact I found my foundation applied much more smoothly and the results were fantastic! My trial size tube of cream was only very small so I expected it to last a couple of applications at most, but in fact it lasted me a couple of weeks, so a normal size tub would be very good value for money in my opinion. I actually found that I really enjoyed applying this product, it wasn't just a daily 'chore' in my skin care ritual. It really did leave my skin feeling moisturised so what more could you want?
As a fan of the No7 product range anyway, I was quite happy to try this item when it was in one of the Christmas gift sets. I often find a lot of moisturises quite oily and that they just tend to make your skin feel "wet" rather than actually moisturised, but this cream has much more of luxurious feel to it, I always compare it to a velvet like texture rather than a greasy cream. I suffer from quite dry skin, so I apply the moisturiser to my skin every day underneath my make up and find that it doesn't cause my foundation to appear greasy or oily, which is always a bonus! The smell of the cream is also divine, it's not too strong, and it wont seem like your face is coated in perfume, it's like a clean smell, very nice. I also find that a little goes a long way with this product, so it's good value for money for those who like to make their products last a long time, especially if you're waiting for one of those precious £5 off No7 vouchers from Boots. For about £8, I personally think this moisturiser is a bargain anyway, I have paid about that same price for other creams which I have used once only to find it is just not the kind of quality you expect, this product however I find is worth the price, although when Boots do have their £5 off vouchers, for £3 it is simply brilliant value for money! I always stock up then! As for ingredients, I find that No7 is generally a brand that you can trust, my skin is quite sensitive but I haven't had a problem with their products before, I think as No7 is essentially a Boots own brand they do seem to choose ingredients which will suit most people.
For those of you who read my review of Boots Cucumber Moisturiser you will know that I wasn't totally impressed with that so I decided to put my £5 no7 voucher towards my usual moisturiser - No7 Essential Moisture Day Cream. This is priced at £8.50 which I think is quite expensive for a 50ml pot but then I don't have a lot of money to spend on beauty products so I was pleased to have my No7 voucher. This moisturiser comes in an oval shaped pot which is pearl coloured allowing the delicate pink cream to just about show through giving the pot an irridescent sheen. It is a simple design with the No7 logo on the lid and on one side and directions for use on the other side. The top is of the screw variety and when removed there is a nice wide opening to dip my fingers into the cream. This moisuriser is very light to the touch and when rubbed on the skin is absorbed really quickly and I am left feeling gently moisurised but without any heavy, sticky feel to my skin. I usually put a little dab on my forehead, both cheeks, chin and neck and then massage in gently until absorbed. It is advertised for normal to dry skin. However I have combination normal to greasy skin and this moisuriser seems to work well for me. It is fragrance free and hypoallergenic so should be good for people with allergies or delicate skin. It also contains Elderflower which is supposed to be soothing and vitamins E & F. I will definitely be sticking to this moisurising day cream as it is so light and easily absorbed that it leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft without greasiness.
I have always used moisturiser and more recently have been taking advantage of the Boots offer of a £5 off voucher which can be used to purchase items from the No7 range. One of my purchases was the Essential Moisture Day Cream as my skin has been suffering in the cold weather. The plastic tub is a nice pearlescent colour and has the No 7 & gold writing on. The lid is screw top opening and closing and there is a card top beneath this which needs to be removed before first use. The design of the tub is quite attractive with a large circular top and a smaller oval base. This is a 50ml tub which retails at approximately £8.50. Initially I was surprised at how thick this cream is. I dipped the tip of my finger into the pretty pale pink liquid and found the texture to be smooth and not runny at all. I apply this by dabbing onto my face and neck before gently massaging it in using a circular motion with the tips of my fingers. I like the fact that you can dip into the tub to get the amount needed. The cream spreads nicely on the skin so only a small amount is needed meaning the tub does last a long time. Although the cream was thick it did not feel heavy on my skin when applied. Once on the skin the cream is cool and absorbs easily and quite quickly. I usually wait about 5 - 10mins before applying my foundation to allow the cream to be fully absorbed. The tub advises that this is for 'normal/dry skin' and is hypo-allergenic. All the ingredients are printed on the base of the tub.
Nourish your skin every day with this fragrance-free moisture cream / Light and easily absorbed, it glides on to leave skin soft, supple and smooth / Contains soothing elderflower and caring vitamins E and F /