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Boots No7 Time Resisting Day Cream

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Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Type: Day Cream / Product line: Boots No7

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      25.09.2010 15:35
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      One to avoid!

      Shopping in Boots a few months ago, I came across a 3-for-2 offer on the No7 range, so I decided to try out one of their moisturisers. Being in a major rush at the time, I didn't stop to deliberate over which one to choose, but quickly scanned a few before opting for this one. At £16.99, it was a lot pricier than the moisturisers I'd bought in the past, but as the surrounding No7 moisturisers were all around the £20 mark, it seemed like the best option at the time (I've since discovered that there are several other moisturisers in the range which are considerably cheaper, so I was obviously looking at the wrong shelf!).

      With a name like Time Resisting Day Cream, it sounded like a good product, promising to 'protect skin against the first signs of ageing'. As a 26 year old, the first little wrinkles are starting to take up residence on my skin, and while I don't want to be the kind of person who spends their life desparately trying to turn back the clock, I have to admit that these kinds of products hold a new interest for me! This day cream also has SPF 15, which is an absolute must for protecting your face against the harmful effects of sun exposure.

      Arriving home with my new day cream, I eagerly got it out of its box to have a good look at it. The tub was certainly attractive, made of frosted glass with a large, pearlescent lid bearing the No7 logo. However, there were several disappointments in store; firstly, this pot was so much bulkier than my previous Nivea moisturiser that I assumed it would contain much more. It was, however, exactly the same- 50ml. I felt that the generously sized pot was deceptive in this respect, although the thick glass certainly made it look pretty on my dressing table! The other disappointment came when I unscrewed the lid and got a whiff of the moisturiser itself. Having loved the smell of my sister's No7 moisturiser, I assumed I'd love this one too. Unfortunately, however, it smelt quite grannyish, in a heavy, rose scented sort of way...nothing like the fresh, delicate fragrances that I like my moisturisers to have. The creamy pink colour just reinforced this impression. I immediately wished I'd taken the time to smell it in the shop- if I had, I wouldn't have bought it. While performance is obviously vital in a skincare product, scent comes a close second in my opinion, especially when you're going to be applying it near to your nose!

      But I'd already parted with my £16.99, so there was no going back. My only hope was that this moisturiser would work wonders on my skin, so that I'd at least look youthful and fresh faced, even if I smelt like a granny! Applying it to my skin, I was pleased with its light consistency- it didn't feel greasy at all, and was quickly absorbed. My skin felt smooth and soft, for the most part. However, this moisturiser just wasn't potent enough to tackle the particularly dry patches of my face. Within half an hour of application, these problem areas looked as dry as ever, and I had to resort to applying intensive balm to them to even things out. To be fair, this wasn't any worse in this respect than most other moisturisers I've tried, and, after all, you probably can't expect a major hydration boost from a product that describes itself as 'light and elegant'!

      As for this cream's anti-ageing claims, I can't say I've noticed any difference to the appearance of my skin in the 3 months I've been using it. The fine lines are still there, in all their ever-increasing glory, and I've come to the conclusion that the only thing I can do to minimise them is get a decent night's sleep! That said, I did get IDed in Tesco the other day, for the first time in years, but I think I have to attribute that to the over-zealous lady at the checkout, rather than my own youthful radiance!

      So, I have to conclude that this product is a bit of a let-down, especially considering its price. I've tried many cheaper moisturisers which have been equally good at hydrating my skin, and smell a lot better than this! On the plus side, this day cream is nice and light in consistency, and would probably keep normal skin feeling fresh for hours on end. Plus, it looks much more attractive than your standard pot of moisturiser! For skin that's prone to dryness, however, this isn't the best choice- it's too light to have much impact on those pesky dry patches. I'd also discount the product's anti-ageing claims, as I've not seen any proof that it combats the 'first signs of ageing' any more than a standard moisturiser. Suffice it to say, I won't be buying this again, and will devote a lot more care and attention to picking my next moisturiser!

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        01.08.2009 13:09
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        recommended day cream by No 7

        I've read a few reviews on this No 7 Time Resisting Day Cream so thought I'd put my 'two penneth-worth' in as I 've found it to be a good day cream & worthy of 4 stars in my opinion.

        I was lucky enough to have received a small pot of this, amongst other no7 products, from my daughters for Mother's Day & although it's only 15ml & I use it everyday, it's still going strong.

        It comes in a white plastic tub with top as shown in the picture & all you do is unscrew & pop a small amount on the finger & gently massage into the face. It smells like many no7 creams & lotions - very mild & slightly floral - & I've found that it disappears into the face almost straightaway because it's fairly light. Let me point out here though that I have a mature skin which tends to be on the dry side so it may not be suitable for younger, less mature faces?

        It claims to be 'time -resisting' - love the polite terminology they use!- but I can't actually say it's done much for my wrinkles, but, who knows they could have been deeper/ I could have had more had I not used it?

        My skin feels softer & moisturised when I've applied this & it doesn't feel heavy or tightened in any way. Unlike some day creams I've used it isn't greasy either & I'm not aware of any clogging of the bores as my skin can still breathe. Foundation goes on well afterwards & doesn't go patchy/uneven yet the cream is also easy to wipe off at the end of the day.

        I'd recommend trying a sample of this if you can get hold of one (instead of paying the RRP of around £16 for a full-sized pot )as it may not suit everyone's skin type.

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        - light so sinks into dry/mature skin well.
        - doesn't feel heavy on the surface of the face.
        - goes a long way.
        - pleasant smell.
        - does a good job on my maturing (old!) fairly dry face.

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          15.07.2009 22:23
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          there are a whole number of better No.7 products to spend your money on

          Unlike all my other reviews this isn't destined to be a long one!! I am a massive ambassador for the No7 range and have said on a number of occasions that No7 very rarely get it wrong. Sadly, this is one of the times that they have.

          No.7's time resisting day cream comes in a small thick plastic pot with a white plastic lid. The overall look is of a very robust container that would most certainly withstand the rigours of 6 months use.

          The product retails at £16.50 for a 50 ml jar. Luckily I inherited this jar from my sister as I would've been mighty miffed if I had spent that amount of money on it myself .

          Now my skin I would call pretty normal bog standard skin. It's not dry, it's not greasy and it's not combination. It just kind of is really! Sorry for non-descript description there!! So my skin usually suits the majority of moisturisers and I frequently use night cream to keep me soft.

          I took the lid off the jar and saw that the contents were an exceptionally thick paste like cream, quite unusual for a day cream I thought. The smell was a pleasant fresh smell that was unobtrusive. I scooped a very small amount out onto my finger and applied to my face and neck. As soon as I had applied the cream it felt exceptionally heavy on my skin, more that of a night cream than a day. The cream was very thick to apply and didn't feel as though it was spreading on my skin smoothly.
          My usual routine is to cleanse and apply moisturiser and then dry and straighten my hair prior to applying my make up giving the moisturiser chance to soak in. I was absolutely amazed that some 20 minutes later the cream was still sat on the surface of my skin, despite the small amount used. I actually resorted to wiping off the residue with a cloth as I couldn't wait any longer for it to soak in.
          The cream is described as "light" yet I would say it was anything but.

          I didn't give up on this first time out but stuck with it for a number of days before conceding defeat after applying smaller and smaller quantities. After 5 days with the product being applied in the mornings only my skin took on a greasy hue and my pores looked clogged. I believe that this product would be suitable for people with very dry skin that needs a moisture boost on an occasional basis but not for regular use.

          It is such a shame as No.7 products usually blow the competition away. But with this one I feel No.7 didn't spend long enough with producing a product of their usual calibre. Indeed I have had much better results with 99p Superdrug moisturiser and that is unusual to say the least. A friday afternoon product maybe? Who knows?

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            25.01.2009 21:29
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            Try it next time it is on special offer

            I started off by borrowing this from my mum whenever I popped round as I loved it, and eventually she bought me my own for Christmas. It comes in a lovely heavy pot and then a box so it looks good as a gift. Despite not really needing anti-ageing creams I figured it's never too early to start, especially since I have not had a full night of uninterrupted sleep since my son was born!

            The product costs £14.87 from Boots and comes packaged in a white box. The pot itself is very solid and the container is made of clear but frosted glass. The lid is white and the name is printed on in black lettering. The product itself is white in colour and is thick and creamy.

            It has a lovely soft scent, not like some of the more chemical-smelling products on the market, and as soon as you rub it into your skin it feels soft and buttery. I used to end up using far too much because it felt so luxurious when I was applying it on my face that it was lovely and relaxing. It leaves skin feeling baby soft and smooth and because it rubs in so nicely a tiny bit stretches a long way and a pot lasts for ages. They are also regularly in the Boots 3 for 2 on No.7 offers meaning you can get 3 pots of 100ml for roughly £30 - working out at a tenner each which is excellent value.

            I can't say I have noticed a reduction in the tiny few little lines I have around my eyes when I smile, but I try not to take much notice of them anyway.

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            13.11.2008 23:53
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            Not for me!

            I do like good moisturisers. Whether it be for my body or face I like the good stuff and am willing to pay for it. On the whole I'm quite happy that next to my friend's of the same age I look lots younger than they do! At the end of the day you can't stop getting older and looking it without taking very drastic measures (I can't afford to but would consider it lol) and me I'm not up for fighting about it on an all out battlefield but I do want to look the best that I can be no matter what age I am!

            Boots is my all out favourite shop. I could live in there for real! I'm toiletry and cosmetics barmy and I spend far too much time and money in their stores. I'm sure if there was ever an emergency with my friends or family and they couldn't get hold of me for any reason they would call up Boots head office and ask for a message to be put out over the tannoy system for me cos I'd bound to be in a store somewhere! I love Boots so much I don't just use one store here in Coventry. Nope we do have 3 large shops and they are different! lol I even know staff by names in the different shops. I'm not sure now if I'm nagging or complaining to be honest!

            I do love Boots own branded stuff. I'm a huge fan of Time Delay products, love the Boots Essential range (for hair only), tend to buy alot of Botanics products for my face and one of my favourite brands of make up are No7. I love the packaging, the products and the advice I can get on using the stuff in store. I agree with alot of people who, on here have said that the range can be fairly expensive if there isn't a 3 for the price of 2 offer on stuff or like when you spend so much you don't get a free gift or something and me like many others actually wait until one of them deals are on or I get a money off voucher and use it against this range. I notice of late that No7 are doing this more often than not, cos I'm sure us ladies have stopped and thought about our purses and stopped buying stuff from here unless we're getting a bargain.

            Now me, as I said I buy cosmetics in the range alot. I love them and although not particularly cutting edge in concept (though they are bringing out Mineral Foundation with a big launch in January that I'm really looking forward to), I do like sophisticated make up that I can add a bit of bling to with other ranges if I want to do so. So this range really suits me.

            A couple of weeks ago for every fiver I was spending in store I was getting £5.00 off the No7 range (or Ruby & Millie). I started off by buying almost every nail polish No7 have on offer and with the five pound off voucher I was spending £1.50 on the nail varnish and making the money up I spent in store with each transaction to another £5.00 meaning I was getting yet another voucher with every purchase! In just over two weeks I collected mountains off stuff! New foundation and pressed powder, eyeliners and eye-shadows. My Mum kept pointing out that I was really getting ripped off. I disagree but her point was I was spending money on stuff that I usually wouldn't buy and would buy on a do I need it basis (cos of the cost) and Boots really did rely on muppets with cash to burn... like me lol

            I listened to that and looked inside 3 overflowing make up bags and in my drawer full of No7 nail varnishes and thought Mum is right this is silly. I have one life. One face and two sets of nails to occasionally paint. That's when I moved on to the No7 face and body range. Oh dear I thought as I looked at the range. This could end up being an even more pricey habit! However face care products I do use religiously and I do get through alot of stuff so although I was spending more out on the stuff than usual (as I use just ordinary face products usually on offer or cheap priced on the high street for a couple of quid a time) I did rationalise that I did actually need and use it and was getting money off for better quality stuff.

            I was surprised how much face and body stuff No7 had on sale as I'd never really perused the stand before at these type of products. The ladies were really helpful on the counter (they know me very well too!) and they helped me pick this one after discussing my skin at length. Well for me it was a fairly large purchase at £16.50 for a pot even if I did use a £5.00 voucher off as well and in honesty with myself I didn't 'need' this one as I have loads of day moisturisers on the go at the moment but I liked the pot lol

            The Pot....

            50ml, white plastic with screw on/off lid. On the top of the lid it has in gold writing No7 written on it. On the front and also in gold writing I'm told it is Time Resisting Day Cream. On the back I'm given contact details for Boots, the recycle symbol is shown on there and the size is stated. My pot is very plain but it's nice enough and functional rather than flash.

            What Boots Say about The Product....

            Rewind time and reveal younger-looking skin with No7 Time Resisting Day Cream. This velvety moisturising cream will measurably reduce lines and wrinkles in just 2 weeks.

            Using It....

            Ok so the smell when you open the pot and take a sniff (all important ladies I'm sure you'll agree), is a little fruity, quite sweet with a hint of cream and very expensive smelling to my nasal passages. It isn't an in your face smelly smell but it is light and fresh and not at all invasive or old fashioned and I'm sure not something anybody could moan about smell wise. The smell once on the face and/or neck sticks about about an hour after application (depending on what other products you use with or on top of this of course).

            The cream is a brilliant white colour. Although called cream and granted it has an excellent consistency to it, it isn't a thick and hard to use cream. This you need very little of and as soon as you touch the skin with it, it melts quickly and seeps into the face and neck. As your applying it though it does feel a little bit greasy and then quickly that dries into the skin. You can still feel a greasy sort of feeling on the fingers if you touch it but alot of that has gone and skin does look matted though you can still feel the product. Because this dries in so quickly it does make an ideal base for make up and skin to be fair does feel a tad more hydrated and soft but again even with make up on you can feel this is on the skin in a greasy film under foundation etc.

            In Honesty....

            I'm really not keen on this. For some reason even though I apply it (of course) on to dry, clean my face feels grimy once this is applied. It's not even the fact that this product feels heavy on the face because it quite simply doesn't and it isn't mask like just feels grimy and like I want to wash it off my face really. I think my face just feels a fake soft and even after a couple of hours of this being applied I can still feel this cream on my face (even under make up.... still). Yes it hydrates ok but to me not in a good way and face feels a little bit unnaturally tight so not as supple as I'd like it to feel.

            Appearance wise skin really does look ok with this product on it. As I said before it does matt the skin down a little so although I do feel a bit greasy and grimy my face appears bright, smooth and soft. I wouldn't say amazingly so but it doesn't look bad at all. Yes it moisturises skin I guess. Dry areas of skin feel moisturised and this does help dry parts of my skin where spots once resided and left dry areas. Flaky skin is really helped as well and it really helps combats this in the long term. It doesn't upset my skin either to be fair. I have been using this now for over two weeks every day (in the mornings after cleansing and toning) and I haven't had more spots than usual or anything different happening on my face in that respect.

            However wrinkles, lines and frown lines are not helped either with this product on my face and it has not changed my face in any way shape or form to be honest! I see no difference! Skin texture in the long run does feel smoother but not dramatically so and my face doesn't feel uplifted or less sagging then when I parted with my cash.

            Overall....

            There is nothing more to really say about this product. I don't like the feel of this product when it's on my face and/or neck. I can feel the heaviness and slight stickiness and I feel dirty with it on my face and over time that feeling doesn't go. It's expensive for what it is and I'd say really do try this product out in store before you buy it to be sure it's suitable for your skin type and requirements.

            Not the worst face moisturiser I've ever used but I certainly wouldn't repurchase i as my lines haven't been erased!

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            A velvety moisturise that helps reduce line and wrinkles /