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I am now on my late twenties, and I am so scared of getting old and wrinkly. That is why sometimes when I have the luxury, such as an extra boots points or gift card, I would not mind splurging more on a premium brand skin care products. One of them is this day cream.
It was exciting when I was going to try this day cream, because I have heard that No7 from Boots is quite well known with its quality. But I have to say, I have probably expected too much from this particular product.
The packaging is beautiful. The transparent, glass like pot with a sturdy black lid makes the packaging looks elegant and convincing. It is a good size too, so it could easily slip through my travelling bag whenever I go for a trip.
The texture is creamy and feels a little bit heavy for the first 5 minutes, before it melts and gets absorbed by my skin. I don't really like the smell. Yes it might be a nice fragrant for some people, but I prefer a fragrance free products, especially something that I would slap in my face everyday.
SPF 15 is definitely not enough for me. Maybe, if I don't go outside, I would settle with SPF 15, but if I need to go out, I would have to add with more cream or lotions to add some UV protection. It is, however, creamy enough to protect skin from the effect of cold and windy weather.
I should say, that this is a good product to have during autumn and winter, and probably early spring. But during summer, this day cream might not be able to give enough protection, and probably would even make some people feel a little bit sticky, or oily, or greasy because of the cream texture.
For this premium product, and for the price, I actually expected more than this.
I have used a lot of the products from the No 7 range at Boots and been impressed with the results so I was quite pleased when my mum recently gave me some of this as a gift.
The Protect & Perfect Range is only available at Boots as it is part of their No 7 range, it is available online and in store. The RRP is twenty two pound for a 50ml pot however the range frequently runs a three for two promotion and there are discounted gift sets available too.
I have noticed that the pot has now changed designed from that in my image, the pot is still made from glass however it now comes with a black lid instead of a white. I would say that the pot does look like expensive.
The cream is a slightly off white colour with a subtle floral fragrance which I find fades really quickly. The cream feels really light and glides across my skin when I apply. What I do like about the cream is that is contains SPF15 and I can definitely tell when I wearing this in the summer months as my face tans less that it normally does.
As with all No 7 products, the cream is hypo-allergenic and is suitable for most skin types.
The cream absorbs really easily onto my skin which I like and I can apply my makeup soon afterwards. After applying, m skin feels lovely and soft and stays that way throughout the day; it gives my face a nice glow too. I find that I only have to apply a small amount as the cream spreads really nicely too.
When it comes to reducing fine lines though, I must admit that I haven''t noticed any difference when I use this cream compared to cheaper brands on the market and I have been using this for a few weeks now. Boots say that for the best results, this is to be used alongside the serum which I haven''t been using it with so maybe this is why the results aren''t noticeable.
The Protect & Perfect range also consists of night creams, facial serums, eye cream, body serum and hand cream. Prices start from around ten pound and can go up to twenty six pound but like I mentioned earlier, there are some savings to be had thanks for the frequent promotions on the brand.
I really like the cream however although this is a great moisturisers, I wouldn''t say I have noticed that my fine lines have lessened any therefore I would only give it 3 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
For a couple of years now my daughter has been buying me facial moisturisers as gifts and because of this I have had the opportunity to try facial moisturisers I would perhaps never have bought myself due to the price. Indeed I have been given some lovely moisturisers by Clinique and Liz Earle for example as Mother's Day and birthday gifts, but I can't say I have ever justified spending that much on myself, even though I now concede that in my experience where facial moisturisers are concerned, it is worth paying more, as those I have tried have ultimately proved to be better for my skin than the cheaper alternatives I have bought myself.
I have always used a facial moisturiser since my teens, but am finding as I get older that although I still suffer with oily patches on my T zone for instance, I am now experiencing increasing dryness on other parts of my face. If I didn't use a moisturiser the skin on my face would feel dry and tight and therefore very uncomfortable, so although I have used a moisturiser for years, I am aware that it is now an absolute necessity.
I received this Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Day Cream as part of a birthday gift from my daughter once again a few months back and was excited to try this one as it was yet another cream I had heard good things about but never tried.
This day cream will apparently delay the first signs of ageing, boost radiance and visibly improves fine lines. Although I am suffering with increasing dryness, I am fortunate to not have many fine lines appearing just yet, but am of course starting to notice the aging effects and so this day cream sounded ideal. The longer I can delay aging the better!
Boots No7 state this cream will smooth fine lines and help delay new ones with this protecting and revitalising daytime formula, your first defence against signs of ageing.
They also state the unique triple protective power of SPF 15, 5*UVA and our patent pending antioxidant complex gives your skin advanced protection from the ageing effects of the sun and the eniroment, while our firming pro-retinol complex containing Lipopeptides works to help boost and maintain elasticity. Containing Matrixyl.
I was pleased to notice it includes SPF 15 as this I feel is a very important addition to a facial moisturiser.
You are advised to use this day cream every morning after cleansing and simply smooth it onto your face avoiding your eyes. Boots No7 also advise you use their serum and night creams too, which I haven't tried as yet, but after using this day cream I am keen to do so.
The moisturiser itself comes in a glass pot with a twist off lid. I was given a 50ml pot which retails at £22.
The first thing I noticed when I began using this day cream is how light it is to use. It has a more watery appearance than many moisturisers I have used and I would say that it seemed very similar to a Clinique Youth Surge moisturiser my daughter bought me a while back which I also loved.
I have in the past found with some moisturisers which also have a light watery texture, that they can feel greasy and subsequently are difficult to absorb, but this certainly isn't the case with my Protect & Perfect day cream. It is light and very easily absorbed as I smooth it on my face using my fingertips.
At first, I think I maybe applied a little too much to my face, as I had been using a moisturiser which had a thicker consistency, but I quickly realised I only had to use a little as it blends so well and easily, leaving my skin feeling very moisturised with any dryness quickly dealt with leaving my skin feeling soft and hydrated without feeling oily. Indeed I have not experienced a shiny face after using this cream.
A little really does go a long way and so I am confident this day cream will last quite a long time and therefore justifies the price.
Along with Clinique, this is the lightest moisturiser I have used. I love how after applying this to my face, my skin doesn't feel clogged with product or greasy and therefore I find it is also an ideal base for applying foundation too.
I have been using this Boots No7 Protect & Perfect day cream for a good few weeks now and am really happy with it. My daughter said she bought me it because it came recommended to her and I can see why. I love the condition of my skin after using this cream and my 50ml pot will last quite a while as I only have to use a small amount each day and so maybe the £22 price tag isn't too bad all things considered.
I have no idea whether or not this moisturiser is delaying the signs of aging but I am more than happy with the results after using it and I personally don't expect 'miracles' from moisturisers. As long as it gives me good results, moisturises and suits my skin type, is nice to use and easily applied then that is all I ask. This cream also leaves my skin feeling moisturised and hydrated all day long which is another bonus as I have on occasion used other moisturisers which initially have left my skin feeling moisturised, but then I have been able to feel my skin becoming dry later in the day.
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect day cream is definitely one I can recommend and I would be happy to pay the £22 price as it suits me perfectly.
I bought the Protect and Perfect day and night cream alongside the serum as Boot's had a 3 for 2 offer on the No7 range. My skin really didn't like the serum but I had much better luck with the day and night creams.
The whole Protect and Perfect range is on the expensive side but then again people rave about them and they have had great reviews so Boot's must know that people are willing to pay for them.
I liked the day cream but I didn't think it was anything special and although I enjoyed using it I probably wouldn't bother buying it again especially as I can't combine it with using the serum.
I didn't like the fact that this cream comes in a jar instead of a tube as I am not keen on creams that I have to keep dipping my fingers in as I think they are unhygienic when I am spreading the contents all over my face.
I did like the thick and rich consistency of the cream as it felt luxurious really nourishing on my skin especially as when I was using it the weather outside was cold and windy and I felt like this was protecting my skin better than some other lightweight moisturisers would do.
Although the cream was rich it wasn't too heavy on my skin and it absorbed easily and left my skin feeling soft and silky and it didn't clog up my pores causing me to get spots. I thought it was nice to wear and I really felt that it was doing my skin some good when wearing it.
The reason that I wouldn't buy it again wasn't because I didn't think it was a nice day cream but it is solely because I didn't really see much of a difference when wearing it in the condition of my skin. I have fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead and I didn't think that this made any difference to them. It claims it can reduce them in 4 weeks but I didn't see that. As I said perhaps it is because I wasn't using the serum as well but I was hoping that the cream would also make a difference on its own.
I did like this and thought it was a nice cream but there are other creams which are just as nice and cost half the price and because it didn't reduce any of my fine lines then I would probably buy one of them instead of this.
I have wrote a review on the serum and i love the whole range so much i thought i wold write one for the day cream as well.
Firstly, this line from Boots is a tad expensive. At around £20 per bottle/jar its not the cheapest around, but then again, far from the most expensive. In my opinion it is worth the money, and worth splashing out for the serum and night cream. Boots tend to have the '3 for 2' offer on No7 most of the time, so at least with that promotion you can reduce the costs abit.
Pro's first, it applies to the face and neck well. It sinks in nicely and your face does really feel moisturised. It has a slight fragrence to it but nothing to stong and it seems to suit both mine and a few friends whose skin is sensitive.
Now for the Cons. Its abit thick and you can easily apply way to much. If you do this its quite sticky and feels greasy on your face. But if you look at this the other way it does mean that you only need to use a small amount to go a long way.
Overall I love this range, they seem to compliment each other and since using them my skin looks and feels much better. The fine lines around my eyes have reduced and i have had loads of compliments.
I bought this cream with the serum, night cream, and body cream together as a part of the Christmas offer. Overall I like the Protect & Perfect line. I have bought the creams and serum twice so far. What I like the most is all their creams and serum sinks into the skin very fast so it doesn't feel like you have cream/oil sitting on your face. It doesn't cause any break out for my normal/combination skin. I think the formula is good even for sensitive skin like mine. It is moisturizing enough for UK weather, I don't feel any patch of dryness on my face after using this. It has a subtle perfume smell, but it really isn't overpowering. This cream also has SPF 15 5 star UVA (which means anti aging) so for day to day use it's perfect. For summer though I would still use sunblock with this cream especially because I do get burns if I am under strong sunlight. The packaging is okay, I wish it comes with a little spoon so I don't dip my finger into the jar everytime. Overall, I'm very happy with this cream. I have been told my skin looks better after using the serum+creams combo. The price is quite expensive in the mid-high range, so try to get it when they have the deals at Boots especially at Christmas time.
I have never taken very good care of my skin and due to my job don't wear makeup most days, however like most females that doesn't stop me buying things on impulse and have cupboards of random products that were the wonder at the time but I lost interest in after a week.
As a kid I never got sunburnt but now seem to go red at the slightest sign of a ray of sun and now being the wrong side of 30 I thought I would investigate the hype to try and stop further damage from neglect.
I have probably been lucky with my skin as it is fairly oily (didn't feel lucky as spotty teenager) but probably means it hasn't suffered as much as if I had dry skin and ignored it for years. The oiliness of my skin also means I end up giving up on products after a very short period as my skin feels like an oilslick as pasted over it the rest of the day after application. Generally the cheaper products which aren't so rich have worked for me and a bottle of vaseline aloe fresh is all my skin normally sees.
After suffering from a lot of odd days out last year of getting burnt after misjudging the weather and forgetting the suncream and he resultant betroot related commments that followed something with an SPF seemed a good idea.
I don't really go with expensive stuff so the box and very thick glass jar seems overkill to me but I guess some people would bulk at buying it in a little plastic pot regardless of whether it works or not. The glass jar is a real pain to get the last bits out of so you always end up leaving some in the top as you can't physically get your finger into the edge which from my viewpoint is wasteful but design seems to trump practicality in this case.
Getting to to the actual cream it is pretty rich and creamy but it goes on smoothly. I'm pretty stingy with how much I use but it has good coverage even then. It does leave a sort of film/sheen to your skin but I don't actaully find this unpleasant or oily and it is a lot less than most suncreams leave and goes over time as it is absorbed.
It seems strange but having used it for more than 6 months I think my skin is less greasy than before but whether this is related and my skin has stopped over producing oil due to using it I can't say for sure. I can say though that I have never been so spot free. I tend to get them even now just before my period but this has deminished to almost nothing which is a lovely side effect.
It having SFP15 is great and I have had no problems with sunburn this year, not that there has been that many chances, and as I put it on everyday I am covered what ever the weather with no need to worry.
Probably also due to the oilness of my skin I don't have that many wrinkles just fine lines so can't say how well it works in that regard.
It is no wonder cream but it does what I need which is why it is the first day cream I have bothered to continue to use for more than a week and as I always get it on 3 for 2 and when they are doing £5 off vouchers I feel I can justify it.
I generally like No 7 products and bought this one as they were offering a 3 for 2 offer so I thought I'd give it a try. I always use day cream wth SPF 15 in order to prevent premature skin ageing caused by sun damage, so this product fitted the bill for me. However there are other products on the market with SPF that I much prefer and I have actually stopped using this cream now.
I found it greasy to use, for about an hour after applying it I still felt a bit greasy, it sat on my skin and made it look shiny. Also when I was using it my skin became a bit spotty, which is not good at all and made me decide to stop using it. I didn't like how it felt on my skin at all and also it took quite a bit of rubbing in, it did not absorb as quickly as I would like. Also I find it too heavily perfumed.
Given that is it a little pricey, I was very disappointed and will not buy again.
I'm not normally a huge fan of the No7 products. I think in general they are over priced for what they are, and there are other products on the market that do a better job than the No 7 ones. I had a bad experience with the mascara and it seems to have made me a bit biased! I got a sample small sized pot of this cream recently and decided to give it a go as I get such dry skin.
The cream comes in a part round, part oval type container with a screw on and off lid. It is thick white plastic with basic but classy decorated writing on it. The cream itself is hardly scented at all. It is white and creamy, and has a lovely texture. It is thick enough to make it feel substantial, but not too thick and greasy that it feels gloopy and has a horrible feeling on the face. Day creams are normally a bit lighter than night creams as you actually have to go out wearing them! The cream feels very cool and has ever such a lovely cooling feeling on the face.
A large sized full tub of this is £21 in boots. It is worth looking out for offers, such as the £5 off vouchers. They also do bulk sets which work out much better value if you like No7 products.
The cream works well at moisturising my face. My face gets dry in the mornings, but then if I was to put too much cream on it would get greasy, so I have to strike a good balance. Also if the cream is too heavy then it will sit on my face and make it shiny, and I don't want to go out of the house like that!
The cream does a really good job of moisturising my face for the day, but not making it too greasy and shiny. I'm not sure I would pay full price for this, as I have tried other cheaper creams, such as the AVON face cream which also do a good job. If only the price didn't let this one down!
I have never had a skin allergy in my life and i am 45. I bought Boots no& protect and perfect eye cream day cream and intense serum. I used for a few weeks and started getting horrible red rashes on my neck and face. I had gotten occassional rashes on my scalp recently too. Since Boots no& claims to me Hypo allergenic I assumed it was something else. I read aveda sap moss had parabens in it and I realised that maybe that was what was causing my rashes so I threw our my hair products which all had parabens. I also threw out my and my facial masks which has parabens. Teh scalp rashes cleared up but I still go rashes on my face so I was buying mroe Bootsno7 at target and thats when i realised it was LOADED with parabens-- like 3 or 4 different kinds. I will ask you go type in parabens and skin rash and read for yourself why these horrible chemicals shoudl never be in somethign like a face cream. Anyway, I took back every singel boots no7 product I had purchased and got a full refund and I have no more rashes because i now only use an organic face soap, cetaphil and clinque moisturizers.
The inmportant take away here is I am not an allergic person , I have no other allergies and never had a reaction before , this stuff should be avoided not just becuase of the rases but I also read that it acts as a phyto estrogen and can cause otehr health issues when absorbed into the skin.
I decided to try the No7 Protect and Perfect day cream when my normal Clinique miosturiser ran out and I was a little short of cash. Having already purchased the Protect and Perfect serum I thought I'd give this a try. The product claims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to delay the onset of new ones.
The packaging fits in nicely with other products in the range. The moisturiser comes is a heavy glass pot with the standard No7 logo and lettering to the front and rear. The pot, in turn, is packaged in a modern green box which contrasts nicely with the No7 logo in gold. It looks reassuringly expensive and high quality.
The cream is of medium 'thickness' and is rich enough to make me think it's going to do a good job but not too thick for a day cream. It applies easily to the skin and a little seems to go a long way. Once applied it is absorbed quickly and leaves just a hint of residue on the skins surface - just so much that you can tell you've applied a product, not so much that anyone other than you would ever know. The fragrance contained is the product is subtle and the same as other products in the same range. The cream has an spf 15 and 5* UVA rating. I'm thrilled about the UVA rating, it's not often you find a day cream that rates so highly so full marks in this respect. The SPF could have been higher for me though, I'd have liked to have seen an SPF25 as a minimum.
After application my skin feels well moisturised. By lunchtime I'm still ok with the level of moisturisation but by mid-afternoon I tend to need a little more moisturiser to make my skin look and feel it's best. This is quite possibly the result of the central heating being ramped up as it's winter. I don't think I'd need the extra in the summer. I've not been using this for overly long so feel any long-term benefits are yet to be seen. For now my skin is well moisturised (almost as good as the Clinique) and I haven't suffered from too many dry patches despite the harsh winter weather.
I'm going to give this cream 4 stars. Not overly expensive, good moisturising properties and excellent UVA protection.
I bought Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Day Cream after seeing all the positive reviews about the moisturising cream and after the first application was very pleased with the results, unfortunately this was not to last.
** The Pro's:- **
I suffer from very dry skin on my face that flakes and cracks in the cold if not moisturised regularly and admit this product was excellent at moisturising from the first application.
It has a pleasant but not overpowering smell and being a fan of the No 7 creams I had high hopes. After the initial application I was very pleased with the ease in which the cream sank in to my skin and left me feeling moisturised but not sticky.
** The Con's:- **
The cream is marked as Hypo-Allergenic (I always check as I suffer from skin allergies from some products) however after the second application my face broke out in a red raised rash, so I immediately discountinued use of the product. Unfortunately the rash remained for over a week.
A few months later after finding the pot again I thought I would give it another go (in case it had not been the cause of my allergic reaction) however very quickly after applying the cream another rash appeared on my face which remained for another week.
** In Conclusion:- **
Although the cream did have excellent potential I would warn anyone who also suffers from allergies to test the product first.
You can (apparently) return a boots No 7 product for a refund if you suffer an allergic reaction however a week long rash on your face is still rather embarrassing.
Out of all the different varieties that No7 have bought out in the past the Protect & Perfect range is my favourite so far (atlhough I have yet to try out their new illuminating one).
I do use the Day Cream, Night Cream and Beauty Serum in conjunction as I find that they really do work well together and produce the best results quicker than with single usage. In fact on the back of the pot it does tell you to apply it on top of the beauty serum which I would recommend but equally it stands alone as an excellent moisturiser.
The day cream looks thick and rich but on application feels surprisingly light and spreads easily so you only need to use a small amount. It absorbs instantly leaving your skin feeling deeply moisturised and comfortable. The fact that you don't have to slather it on to get this effect is great because it means this 50ml pot which costs around £20.00 will last you a good while.
This product contains 15SPF sun protection so guards against premature ageing and sun damage as well as helping give your skin a more youthful look.
No7 is my favourite make up and skin care brand!
And the offers that are always on in boots are great! Through out the year you can get a £5 gift voucher when you spend £5 on other products in store, free gifts when you spend over £22 and even 3 for 2 offers its brilliant! plus on top of that you can even get advantage points!
On one of these offer times I decided I wanted to change my usual facial creams and try the No7 protect and prefect day cream, I was forever reading reviews about it and seeing that adverts on T.V so I wanted to put the product to the test so I did! And the results were amazing! It even smelt really nice too it had a very light fragrance which does not irritate the skin at all! exellent.
I suffer from dry skin and this cream was so refreshing and full of moisture, and unlike other facial creams it did not make my skin go greasy or even effect the way my make up looks on my face either which is great as I hate feeling like my skin looks greasy! I now use this product religiously and guess what I no longer have dry skin, the product really does do what it says! my skin feels great and well protected from the environment! it leaves skin looking really radiant and it even contains SPF 15 which means skin really is well protected! All though it claims not to be expensive I don't agree with this as it is expensive but defiantly worth the money and you really need to stick to the product and keep using it. The tub itself does last a very long time so please don't be too put off by the price it is a great product!
Whilst using this product I do recommend using the night cream too as that way you are protected all day and all night. Giving you amazing skin, you will really see the difference.
I was given a small 15ml pot of Protect and Perfect Day Cream, the pot was part of a free No7 gift set. You can purchase a 50ml pot for £19.50 which will give you 76 Advantage points. The cream itself has won an award for best inexpensive anti-aging cream by Instyle Beauty Awards 2009. I'm not quite sure that I would call this an inexpensive cream as I don't tend to spend over £10 on a face cream.
Anyway, Protect and Perfect is Hypo-allergenic and has been dermalogically tested. The cream also has SPF 15 which is very handy and it tends to be something I look for when buying a face cream.
Boots website states that this cream helps to give your skincare routine a boost and that it will give you hydrated and smoother skin.
Well is this the case? To be honest yes, the cream itself is quite thick not quite as thick as Nivea Creme but nearly. The cream soaks in very well and is especially good on the odd bit of dry skin on my face. So for the dry patches it does work wonders. I do have to say that it is slightly greasier than some creams and could put some people off. However this could be down to the thickness of the cream.
I have found that the cream does keep my skin moisturised for quite a while. So for long lasting results on even very dry patches of skin this cream gets 10 out of 10.
The fragrance is very pleasant but without being overly pungent. I think that a face cream shouldn't be overly fragranced as you won't be able to smell anything else once you have applied it.
One downside to this product is of course the price this isn't a low cost product by any means and even though it does work well on the dry spots on my face. I'm not quite sure if I would pay full price. The best thing I could do is use a £5 off No7 voucher but even then it would still be fairly costly.
Due to the cream having a thick consistency it has lasted me quite a while. Even though it maybe isn't best suited to my skin I think if you have extremely dry skin this cream would be perfect. However for only the odd dry patch I would suggest another moisturiser as it could be a little too greasy for normal skin.