“ Brand: Boots / Type: Facial Wash / Subcategory: Foam / Suitable for: Face / Product line: Boots No7 „
Boots No 7 gentle foaming facial cleanser
Personally I prefer to wash my face with a foaming cleanser in the morning and then use a lotion type product and toner at night. In the morning before I have had a coffee the laziest and easiest solution is what I am after and a foaming facial wash, which is already beside the shower, is in my opinion the best choice. It really is that easy to use, dispense, lather, massage into face and neck areas and rinse. Even before my morning cuppa I can just about handle this.
--So what do I think about Boots No7 gentle foaming cleanser?--
My bottle doesn't look like the one presented in the dooyoo photo above but rather I have the gentle foaming cleanser in a pump bottle. You need one pump to get enough of the foaming cleanser to provide enough of a lather to wash your face and neck area. It doesn't have much of any smell to it, which in my opinion is rather a pleasant thing in a facial wash. As the name suggests it is a white foamy substance that doesn't look much when you first expel some but by the time you lather up it seems to have double in amount.
I have rather sensitive skin and some of the cheaper brands of face wash just don't suit my skin, which means that skin care products unfortunately always rack up quite a bill for me. It's nice to find a product that is suitable for sensitive skin, leaves my face feeling beautifully clean and doesn't break the bank.
This Boots No 7 gentle foaming facial cleanser ticks all the boxes I am looking for and on the whole I have only one complaint with this product. I use it in the morning so this isn't such a concern for me but this foaming cleanser might be too gentle to wash away heavy make-up from a night out. It makes a great morning cleanser but I think it might not be such a great night time make-up removal cleanser.
I paid £7.75 for my 150ml bottle, I have other foaming facial washes that cost twice the price if not more of this one and although I don't think that it is quite as good as some of them it is such a close match that the price makes this one a clear winner.
I've found that using my bottle at least once a day means that it lasts a month to a month and a half. You need to use more of this product than you do some of the more expensive ones I own. I usually use at least one, sometime two pumps to get enough of a lather to wash my face and neck areas.
Overall. I think this is a pretty good gentle foaming cleanser at a very reasonable price. I am going to award this four out of five dooyoo stars. I think it is a really good foaming facial wash that leaves my face feeling clean but not tight or dried out.
As I've mentioned in previous reviews if possible take advantages of Boot's three for two promotions or other such discounts that they run on a pretty regular basis. As of the date of writing this Boots is doing one such three for two on their No 7 make-up and skin care range. So stock up now!
I am not as caring as I should be when it comes to looking after my skin. I have dry skin so finding the right cleanser is usually quite tough, one to moisturise but not leave my skin greasy or result in a breakout of spots.
I tried this product purely because of the fact that I had a Boots No7 voucher to use, it was about to run out so off I went to the local Boots to see what I could get. This retails at around £7.75 per bottle which I think is a bit expensive as I normally just use a bar of soap! With the voucher I got this for a good price, £2.75. I am now really glad I decided on this product as I probably wouldn't have risked it at full price but this will now be a product I will continue to use now I know it suits my skin.
The product is packaged differently compared to the picture above, it now comes in a plastic bottle with a pull off lid and pump dispenser. One pump of this product will disperse just enough cleanser for one use which is a nice addition because there is no waste. The bottle is cloudy sky blue in colour so you can just about see through to see how much you have left. Inside the bottle it's in a liquid form, but once it passes through the pump this comes out in a foam.
I'd say this product is for normal to dry skin, although it claims to work for most types, I have read reviews which say this does not remove all the grease from oily skin so a stronger cleanser is needed.
It's hypo-allergenic which means it is suitable for sensitive skin, that I can vouch for as most products like this really sting my face around the eye area but I don't feel this product on my skin at all apart from a very light tingling feeling.
The product claims to remove make-up. It removes mine but I don't tend to wear much but I have read that for other people, a second application is needed so I suppose it depends on what and how much make-up you wear. When I wash it off you can see it has removed the make-up as the foam is then transformed into the colour of my foundation!
The cleanser contains natural fruit acids to help renew and purify skin and to wash away impurities. The directions tell you to apply it to wet skin so I use this in the shower and leave it on for around 30 seconds after massaging it in. It claims to leave your skin feeling soft, clean and fresh and I totally agree with this. Once I have washed off the excess my skin is left feeling very smooth but also clean at the same time.
The smooth feeling continues throughout the day so for me, this product lives up to it's claims. I will continue to buy this product and for me, this lasts quite a long time, I have been using mine every other day for about 3 weeks and I still have three quarters of the bottle left.
Recommended for normal to dry sensitive skin types.
I have never been a fan of these foaming face washes, or face washes of any kind to be honest. Every brand I have ever tried (and that includes the more expensive ones) have irratated my skin and left a rash behind so I had basically given up on finding one that actually worked and that I liked. Thats why I didnt try this one straight away, in fact this was on the bathroom shelf for a good four months or so before I decided to test it out one day when I was in full face pampering mode. This was actually my moms product and she was always going on about how great it was so this little tube had a lot to live up to. I was really shocked when I used this and realised how good it actually was but Im a little bit annoyed now because I dont think it is available in Boots stores anymore! Anyway back to the review.
This product comes (or used to come) in a quite large blue tube. There isnt anything overlly special about the packaging to be fair but it is very in keeping with the rest of the No7 range. Simple but the product inside does all the talking. This product I think used to be around £7 for a tube but that is such good value for money in my opinion because you use the tiniest amount everytime you apply it. One tube of this will last you about 6 months I reckon and that is using it everytime you have a shower. My moms tube went down significantly when I started using it hehe.
I know the packaging and everything for this has now changed but Im going to review the product that I personally used - this may be slightly different to the new and improved face wash. With this one you simply squeeze out a tiny amount (and when I say tiny I mean about a 5p coins worth) and start massaging it into your face and neck , thats it. Then you simply wash it off with warm water and moisturise as usual. I think as soon as you apply this to your face you can feel how well this is cleaning your face, and when you massage it in I feel like it is giving my face a thorough clean and getting rid of any dirt or make-up that might have been left behind. I reckon this really does give your face and neck a really good clean and I really think my skin feels and looks amazing after I have used this. It does get rid of make-up to a certain extent but only if you dont wear a lot, this wont get rid of really dark make-up.
This is the best face wash I have ever used without a doubt and Im chuffed that Ive just found out this product is still available but under a different name - Gentle Foaming Cleanser. I am definately going to stock up on this again and I highly recommend that everyone else does as well. In my opinion no other face wash compares to this one.
This comes in at just under £8 which is great value for money in my opinion.
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
For: Gentle cleansing to renew and purify skin
The packaging has been changed since the photo above, and the product has been renamed 'Gentle foaming cleanser'. It comes in a blue semi-transparent bottle with a press top dispenser and a pull-off lid. The lid comes off nice and easy and clicks back into place securely, but unless you're taking it travelling with you it is a bit superfluous really.
The press top dispenser works well and is a bit different from most as instead of just dispensing the cleanser into your hand, it transforms it from the liquid that you can see in the bottle to a foam. The foam is nice and thick and feels really soft.
The foam feels lovely to use and I was really pleasantly surprised by it actually, it feels soft and gentle, but has a touch of luxury about it that you don't usually get from a cleanser. It has a nice fresh scent to it, but this is not particularly strong or noticeable.
You only need to press the top once to get just the right amount of the cleanser to wash your face and neck with, and it massages easily into the skin. It does feel like it's doing a pretty good job of cleansing and leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and very smooth.
I generally wear mineral makeup and find that the cleanser removes this with no trouble at all, but on heavier makeup it will struggle as it is only a gentle cleanser. I also find that whilst it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, it's not a thorough enough cleanse for my oil-prone t-zone, which has been left quite clogged and greasy after using this for a few weeks.
Even though I only use 1 pump of the cleanser twice daily I've found it runs out pretty quickly, which means it would work out pretty expensive if you were going to keep using it every day. I can't say I think it's good value for money, and I think it's pretty over-priced really for what it is, especially as it runs out so quickly.
All in all I think this is a decent, if over-priced cleanser, but not for oilier skins.
Thumbs in the middle from me.
I have been using this product for some time now and I think it's great. The packaging is now different from that shown in the picture above and this has been a change for the better. It now comes in a cylindrical bottle, which is still blue, but which has a squeeze down dispenser at the top with a white opaque pull on and off lid. This is much better than the old version which required you to squeeze out a type of blue gel from the bottom and lather into a foam yourself.
When you squeeze out this product the liquid inside turns instantly into a white foam in the same way antiseptic handwashes work. One small squeeze is enough to provide plenty of foam for one face wash. I have never had any problems with foam in my eyes, and naturally keep my mouth closed, although there is a warning on the back of the bottle to keep away from eyes, so I cannot comment on what would happen if you did accidentally get it in your eyes or mouth.
This product is designed to be used on wet skin. Once you have your foam, all you have to do is lather it over your face then rinse away. I find it is very easy to rinse away, especially when you are using it in the shower. It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean - so it does the job.
The smell is a pleasant one and is floral but not over-powering. On the front of the packaging it says that this product contains natural fruit acids to help renew and purify the skin, containing bilberry and swett maple, but the smell of this product does not remind me of fruit.
This product is also hypo-allergenic, so is Ok for people with sensitive skin to use.
It also boasts on the back of the label that it washes away make-up and this I find is the only negative I have to report on this product. I am not convinced that it is all that good at removing make-up. It does clean my face, but when I use it while I have make-up on, I find I have to have two or three goes at my skin to get all the make-up to go. Much better to use this in the morning to wake you up and clean your skin before putting make-up on.
This is a 150ml bottle and retails at £7.50, one of No 7's cheaper products.
I didn't buy this product, and I also DID NOT steal this product. It was bought for me around last year I think. I have only started using it recently, and if im being totatlly honest, im not consistant with it. Possibly because In my opinion its not that special. Now a lot of people have highly rated this product, but in my opinion it didnt work for me.
No7 is a Boots own brand, and has built up quite a good reputation and status within Boots. Their products are elegantly presents with soft colors and packaging. Their price tag is also on the upper toiletry end. All their products I have seen have the advertisement of 'Hyper-Allergenic' Im not exactly sure what this means, and I keep meaning to look it up. The fact that it makes a point of advertising this statement on the front of their products, must been that this is a good thing.
What is it?
This is a 'gently foaming face wash. A soft foamy facial clenser. Gentle soap free, and non-drying. Fragrance free with revitalising fennel and watercress, plus caring Pro-vitamin B5.' After reading and writing that out myself, it makes me think it cant be nothing other than good for me and my skin.
'Clense, Softens & Invigorates. Wash away make-up and impurities with this soft foamy clenser.' There is also a point that is printed in bold which states 'A little facial everyday' Now in my experience some face scrubs in particular can make you feel as though you have had a facial ... (Ironically i've never had a proper facical, but for the point of the review, im imagining what a facial would actually be like)
Anyhoo I must stay on track so ...
Did the product work for me?
No, I mean yes it cleaned my face, but nothing that my usual 'Clean & Clear' product couldn't do. In al honestly when i used this product, I really was expecting fantastic results and something more than my useual product gives me, but in fact I was really dissapointed. I noticed that someone else described the foam wash product as 'jelly like' I can agree with this statement compleatly. It sometimes comes out the tube like its a bit old, or has come to the end of the bottle. And when I have the product in my hand, the foaming side is quiet poor I thought.
These might seem petty but the flip click lid that you open to squeeze the product out, is really quite stiff. This might just be good manufacturing from No7 and shows its a well produced product and prevents leaking. However when I have just woke up and have managed to make my way into the bathroom, its not the best start to my day when the flip lid to my face wash appears to be firmly shut. I end up stringing my thumb to prise the top of, of hurt my nails (that im so desperatly trying to grow). Also the product is nicey shaped, however when its in my bathroom, it always seems to be the first product to fall off and cause a skittle effect with the rest of my potions in there. The product is also really quite expensive, its around £7 I think in Boots, which i personally wouldnt feel comfortable buying it at.
Will I buy the product again?
Well if this review doesnt show that already the answer is no. I do LOVE No7 for their Mousse Foundation (Read my review on it if you like), but this product really did nothing for me. Ill use it till its finished as I don't like the thought of something going to waste, however like i said at the beggining its not something im useing religiously.
Hope this helped
I just came across this product among the list of items and I HAVE to write a review about it - its great !
I hardly ever buy no 7 products unless they Boots have vouchers on which as the previous reviewer said are usually £5 off which would make the wash £2 ish as opposed to £7 - a bit pricey ! However, if you compare it with skincare such as lancome, clarins etc its actually a very good price. After all you can't really put a price on taking care of your skin.
The product comes in a light blue large tube, and has a funny gel texture which turns to foam when combined with water. Best thing to do is wash your hands first, wet them, wet your face and then put a pea sized amount on your fingers and rub it in. The benefit I found about this was the fact it took all of my mascara off with such a small amount, so once again the price is worth it.
It has a soapy smell about it which I quite like as I cannot use products with a lot of ingredients as I have sensitive skin. A negative about this is that although it says anti drying on the label, I found my skin to be so clean afterwards that it seemed dry. I would not use it if you have dry skin already. I found for my skin it cleansed my skin much faster and was less hassle than using my usual cream cleanser and did a better job.
My advice - wait until you get a voucher and then give it a try!
Thanks for reading my review and if you have any questions feel free to message me.
I seem to have an abundance of £5 off No7 vouchers for Boots! They used to give them away every so often with spends over £10 but now most weeks they seem to be giving them away when you spend over £5.
As you may have noticed on my profile page, I am dying my hair (this afternoon infact) and I bought a box of hair-dye (£5.50) so thats one £5 voucher :) then I read the box and it said if your hair was over chin length you'd need 2 boxes so I went back in for another = 1 more No7 voucher!
Armed with said vouchers I bought a nail varnish (£6.10 but £1.10 with voucher) and this face wash, £7.30 full price but obviously I got it for £2.30.
I'm a huge fan of No7 skincare products as you've probably guessed from all the reviews but I can't afford the usual prices so am very pleased with all these vouchers they seem to want to give away.
As far as i'm aware this is the only face wash No7 do, they do multiple toners, cleansers and moisturisers but you have less choice when it comes to good old fashioned washes.
Its in a see-through pale blue tube, it stands up on its lid and has the usual simple gold No7 branding and plain writing telling me its 'Gentle Foaming face wash, suitable for all skin types'...'Cleanses, softens and invigorates'.
The product is also hypo-allergenic as all No7 skincare is.
Its in a lovely squidgy soft tube so easy to squeeze a small amount of face wash out, there are no fancy instructions I am simply told to 'massage into damp skin and rinse away with warm water'. Easy peasy.
The face wash is a gel, colourless and with only a faint, clean smell.
It foams up gorgeously, with just a tiny blob your face will be covered in white foam, this foam feels silky to touch and you can almost tell its being gentle on your face. There is no stinging, soreness or anything, I have very sensitive skin and most other brands irritate it but I have been using this a week now and my skin is lovely, softer than usual and it feels really clean.
If I have been wearing a lot of make-up, i.e- nights out, I cleanse first but then follow with this wash, it washes away all the residue from the cleanser and my skin feels squeaky clean!
You do not need to cleanse first though, thats just me and my hygiene OCD lol. This product is designed to remove make-up and impurities; I like the fact I only need to use this one product when i'm feeling lazy (quite often!)
The active ingredients are watercress (tasty but never knew it did anything for your complexion) and fennel, both revitalise and calm your skin apparently.
It claims to be non-drying and I can definitely say thats true as my skin has the tendency to go dry with any face wash but this actually seems to moisturise me, it's soap free too which helps the anti-dryness.
I can't find anything negative about this except the price but as you only need to use a small amount at a time this 150ml tube will last ages, hopefully until they give vouchers out again :)
I love No7 as a brand of products available from Boots. I have always opted for make up from them if I want classy and reliable stuff as I like everything about they're stuff from the simple and hard wearing packaging to the price for the product you get...it's is all good. However up until recently I have steered clear of their beauty treatments.
Not because I think there's anything wrong with them but in all honesty I simply buy whatever I need as I go and see stuff cheap (branded) in all sorts of shops I go in. I do use face wash and/or scrubs every day but as an example I have been using Evian facial Wash Wipes and Olay ones I got for a pound in Poundland meaning I get bargains lol So the thought of parting with £7.30 never crosses my mind. However I did manage to get a £5.00 voucher off this range when I spent a fiver in Boots recently so of course I paid which although more in comparison to what I usually spend in this area I did feel like I'd got a bargain when I ended up paying £2.30! lol
Now as I said I do use facial wash daily. I suffer with a greasy t-zone which makes me feel grimy, I do suffer with spots so I do feel it's important to clean my skin really properly. I don't really on a wash to remove my make up at all and wouldn't feel deep down clean relying on it so me I use this in the morning (in the main) on a fairly clean face although I do need it to remove remnants of skin creams, lotions and potions I use to sleep in at night lol
Very simple indeed. Turquoise almost see through 150ml tube with a white (again almost see through) flip top plastic lid at the bottom concealing a small hole. In metallic silver writing, on the front, I'm told it's No7 Gentle Foaming Face Wash For All Skin Types. I'm told that it 'cleans, softens and invigorates' and that it's Hypo-Allergenic. On the back I'm told a bit about the product, how to use it, ingredients are listed, contact details for Boots are given, the recycle symbol and size are displayed and finally there is a bar-code on there. As I said very simple packaging, but quite elegant and something that looks nice in your bathroom. I do like colour-co-ordinated products myself!
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Tube....
Wash away make up and impurities with this soft, foamy facial cleanser. Gentle, soap free and non-drying, it leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean and invigorated.
Fragrance-free with revitalising fennel and watercress, plus caring pro-vitamin B5.
A little facial everyday... Massage into damp skin and rinse away the lather with warm water.
What do you expect me to say? It's as simple to use as the packaging suggests lol. All you need to wash to wash your face and neck is about the size of a penny piece on your fingertips. The gel is a gel but not a hard and/or stiff one. It's got body so it isn't thin but it splodges out the tube instead of giving you a steady line of sticky gel. It's a light transparent turquoise colour and gives no smell as promised.
You rub it on to a wet/damp face and it foams up slightly. Now the more product you add of course the more white foam you get although I don't feel the need for that personally and I believe in making my products work without using so much I use them up mega quickly so I don't use alot!
It foams up quick and basically you gently massage your face and neck for as long as you want or feel the need to and then you rinse it off which again is really quick and simple to do with no hanging about or harsh rubbing being required.
I have used this when I had a little bit of make up left on my face and yep it removed it very well. It seems to remove grease and grime as well without drying out the skin or over moisturising it and leaves skin looking and feeling fresh and clean. It doesn't tingle when using it or anything and there is nothing to support that skin is clean apart from the way it looks and I don't get a deep clean feeling or anything. What I do have though is cleaner skin that feels naturally softer and smoother after using it and my complexion looks brighter.
I haven't found this to dry out or make my skin greasier and in fact on days that I have used this I've found my skin doesn't spit out grease so much however I have had a couple more spots than usual but whether that is pure coincidence or not I couldn't be sure and wouldn't want to speculate. My skin though still doesn't look congested though and as I say it's just a couple of spots and I am prone to them anyway so I can't blame this product for that.
The one benefit I have with this is that once I have washed my face with it my skin doesn't feel tightened. Usually after using a face wash of any type and having water near my face I end up immediately running for a bottle of toner to ease the tightness in my face but with this I don't at all. I simply pat my skin and neck dry and that's that which really does show this doesn't dry out and tighten the skin at all and at the same time it doesn't really hydrate it.
A nice, simple and easy face wash to use. It simply cleans the skin and in a none dancing and singing way. It doesn't scrub skin or do anything special is just a simple cleansing face wash!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have been using Boots No.7 soft and soothed gentle cleanser for a while and always been happy with it, but a few weeks back I got a voucher for £5 off the No.7 range, and being someone who loves to try every product going, I bought the No.7 foaming face wash for a change.
As you can see from the picture, this comes in a very plain looking blue tube. Although most of the No.7 range, comes in quite plain packaging it is also usually quite stylish this particular product I feel, lets the rest of the range down. The tube, which stands on its head, looks, to be quite honest, cheap and although I used a voucher and got a fiver off, if I was paying the full price I would want something a bit better looking for my bathroom shelf! As they say though, its whats on the inside that counts
The first thing I noticed, was that unlike most face washes I have used in the past, which have been either liquid or gel-like, when I dispensed some of this onto my hand, it actually looks like jelly! Its sort of clear a wobbly a really strange consistency, and although I have been using the product for a while now, I still cant get used to it! The instructions state to apply it to damp skin, and as soon as you do this rather than feeling like youre rubbing jelly on your face (as I suspected it might feel like hold the suggestive comments please!) its like velvet! Really smooth and silky and it has a very gentle smell, soapy and something about it reminds me of a baby smell perhaps like talc? As the name suggests, this does foam up while on the skin, but not overly so you will not be washing froth out of your ears for weeks after using it! Another good point is that it washes off pretty easily and doesnt leave any residue.
I love the way my skin feels after using this, and its just as good, if not better, than the No.7 cream cleanser I was using previously. My skin felt soft and clean after using it, and I found it to be good at removing my make up. Im not sure if its any good at removing eye-make up as I always use an eye-make up remover before washing my face, so I cant comment on that, but otherwise, it gets rid of all traces of foundation and such like.
I have quite sensitive skin and lately have been prone to spots (I blame my terrible diet!) but since using this my skin has been fine Ive had no reactions or dry patches as Ive had with some previous cleansers.
This is ridiculously expensive for what it is, being £6.50 for a 150ml tube. Dont get me wrong I think its a great product, but the price is slightly excessive for a product which you will be using on a daily basis.
Despite the hefty price tag and cheap-looking packaging, I would use this again. It makes my skin feel lovely and soft and the jelly-like texture still amuses me every time I use it!
Boot number 7 gentle foaming face wash
I do tend to use a few of the Boots No. 7 products; there is a good range of products for different skin types and the products are usually reasonably priced and effective.
For every day use, I have been using this facial wash because it involves no lengthy process and is quick and easy to use.
WHAT IT DOES
The wash claims to wash away make up, grime and impurities and will leave your face clean fresh and invigorated!
It contains fennel which is apparently revitalizing and pro vitamin B5 which cares for your skin. Not knowing anything about these ingredients, I cant really comment on whether they are beneficial or not, but assume thy must be or they wouldnt be listed as a positive.
The wash is hypo allergenic and suitable for all skin types.
The wash comes in a squeezy plastic tube with al instructions and ingredients on the back.
The bottle looks bluey green and when you first squeeze a bit out, it has a bluey tinge but is actually clear. As far as smell is concerned, I cant smell anything, so would have to say that its odourless. The product itself is kind of a soapy lotion although it is soap free.
The facial wash is gentle enough to be used every day.
Wet your face and then massage a little of the product into your skin, then rinse away the lather with warm water.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The wash costs #6,50 for 150ml and is available from Boots stores and also online at www.bootsthechemist.co.uk
WHAT I THINK OF IT
I actually like this product, and am now onto my second tube, which considering I have little or no loyalty to make up and skin care products, is quite good.
The wash does lather up well, so you do feel as thought your face is getting a good wash. I sometimes feel more grimy with some cleaners which have to be just applied and then wiped off with cotton wool. For me, its plus that water is involved in the washing away process.
After using it, my face is really clean, and when I use toner, there is no offending make up on the cotton wool, which would be evidence that the cleanser hadnt quite done its job!
The 150ml bottle/tube lasts about 6 weeks, but would probably last longer I I used it more sparingly, but obviously, in my mind, more is more. However, even lasing 6 weeks, its good value.
I have had no adverse reactions through using the wash, and it has not left my skin feeling dry or irritated.
One of the other things I like about it is the fact that it is in a plastic tube, which makes it easier and lighter to carry with me if I go on holiday.
A good well priced product which does what it claims to do, leaving skin clean and fresh feeling and ready for whatever gunk needs to be applied at a later stage. I would say its worth a try if your preference is for a wash which involves water in your daily facial cleansing regime.
Thanks for reading.
No7 Gentle Foaming Face Wash for bright and beautiful skin / Wash away make up and impurities with this soft, foamy facial wash / Gentle, soap free and non-drying, it leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean and invigorated / With revitalising fennel and watercress, plus caring pro-vitamin B5 /