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It is worth noting that this isn't designed as an all over face cream which I originally thought it was, it does state this on the back of the tube however I didn’t bother to read it. According to Boots, the cream is designed to be applied to your dry patches whenever you feel the need for some extra moisture. The cream is really thick so when I tried to apply as I face cream, I ended up looking like I had just applied a face mask.
The moisturiser comes in a little white tube which is topped with a black flip top lid on which is stands on; to the front of the tube is the product name in black lettering. I must say that although the packaging is simple, it does look quite sleek and expensive. Then again, I would class £12 as expensive but what I do like about the No 7 range is there always seems to be an offer of some sort running, for example at the minute there is a 3 for 2 promotion running, sometimes Boots also give you money off coupons too when you spend in store.
Upon flipping the lid, you are greeted with a really thick cream which has a slight floral scent to it which is quite nice. You only need to apply a small amount to the desired areas, I sometimes suffer with dry elbows and during the day at work, I will just rub a bit of the excess hand cream I have applied into them however I have started to use this now and it works just as well.
As I mentioned earlier, this is quite thick, a lot thicker than any other products I have used in the past, this does take a while to absorb into my skin, its ideal for using on smaller dry patches such as elbows, feet and hands.
One downside of the product is that because it is quite thick, I do need to apply a little force to the bottle to dispense it, whilst this is ok when the tube is full, as I get towards the end of the bottle, it can be quite hard to do so, especially if I already have applied my body cream.
I quite like the product however I am not sure I would repurchase as just using my other products alone seems to help with any dry patches I may have so for that reason, this only gets 3 out of 5 stars from me.
I am a big fan of the Boots no7 range having used a wide variety of the products available for many years. The dry skin rescue is a fairly new one to me but a good one at that.
The no7 range is available only in Boots and Boots online however I have seen it on Amazon, Ebay and other third party sellers. Priced at £12 for 50ml although Boots regularly do offers on the No7 range including 3 for 2, £5 off and so forth so it is possible to buy this cheaper. I got mine as part of the big hat box available in the Christmas gift range, the box at normal price is £65 however the gift range is on 3 for 2 or as when I got it the weekly star gift priced £30 and does come with a wide range of items from the No7 set. Its packaged in a simple white and black plastic tube, it gives the information as to what it is but isn't in your face. It advises it is dry skin rescue for all skin types and is hypo-allergenic.
Using the cream
The instructions on this advise " Apply to dry patches at the beginning and end of the day or whenever your skin is in need of extra moisturising care" which indicates to me you can apply this cream on any part of your body once/twice a day or whenever needed. I personally use this as hand cream seen as this is really the only part of my body which does get really dry skin. I apply a tiny amount, less than a pea size and rub into hands. It settles into the skin really well, I often find that some dry skin moisturisers leave my skin feeling greasy but this doesn't which is a good thing. It doesn't really smell of much, which for me is ideal as I find the perfumed hand creams tend to not be as good as those without. I use it maybe 3/4 times per day depending on how my skin feels, I find in the cold weather the dryness tends to be at its worst so I use it more often. I would like to point out that I don't have any recognised skin conditions so although its fine to use on my skin and it does state it being "Hypo-allergenic" it might not be suitable for all.
I really like this cream. Its simple but does the trick. My skin does feel soft from using it and does take away the soreness I sometimes get from my dry skin. A 50ml tube lasts around 1 1/2 - 2 months depending on how much you use and how often, for £12 though it is quite expensive however as part of an offer or deal I do think it is worth it. I got mine as part of a big hat box for £30 and got I think 9 items in there so it only really made it around £3.30. If you use the No7 range I recommend getting this when its all on 3 for 2 so your be paying slightly less for the 3 items or if you want to buy on its own use £5 off to make it £7, you can actually do the 3 for 2 and use a £5 off but these deals are as and when Boots run them.
For me I am marking this as 4/5 I am taking away a star because of the higher price range however as mentioned it can be bought much cheaper but this isn't always possible if the offer isn't running.
Boots no 7 beautiful skin dry skin rescue
I can be prone to quite dry skin especially in the winter months and wanted something which I could use on my hands and face and also pop in my bag so decided to try this one out.
This promises to be an intensely hydrating multi-purpose balm, made with nourishing shea and cocoa butters and enriched with vitamins and minerals. It will apparently nourish, soothe and visibly improve any dry flaky patches. The product is hypo allergenic and suitable for all skin types.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes on a 50ml tube with a lift up/flip down to close lid and allof the instructions and information on the back. The cream itself is white in colour, odourless, and thick, so it does take a bit of squeezing out of the tube. It has a bit of an oily feel but once rubbed into my skin this isn't the over riding property, but rather it feels creamy and moisturising.
USING THE CREAM...
The cream should be applied to dry patches at the beginning and end of the day or whenever you feel your skin needs a bit of moisture. I tend to carry it in my bag and through the day use it especially on my hands when they feel dry. I also use it on my face but not daily as I think it is too thick for this but certainly when I think the elements have taken their toll and I feel I have some dry patches. It does feel nice and rich when massaged into skin and leaves skin feeling moisturised and dry patches visibly reduced.
Because it is very thick a little of the product does go along way and I have no problem with the length of time this has lasted; I have had this all winter and still have some left.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The cream costs £12 for 50ml of the stuff and is available online at www.boots.com and also instores.
A nice creamy product which really does tackle dry skin areas quickly and effectively. It is absorbed easily into my skin with only aslight residue but nothing greasy or unpleasant; it feels rather more like a barrier against the elements.
I would recommend this for anyone wanting a quick fix dry skin remedy
Thanks for reading
I received this product in a set this Christmas and was pleased to receive this skin treatment. With shea and cocoa butter inside it's got all the properties for a super hydrating formula so I was pretty confident it would work well. I love the No7 range and enjoy using their products and this one seemed a bit different from anything else I own across all my skincare lotions and potions.
The dry skin rescue costs £12 for 50ml.
What they say
No7 Beautiful Skin Dry Skin Rescue is an intensely hydrating multi-purpose balm, formulated with nourishing shea and cocoa butters and enriched with skin loving vitamins and minerals, provides an instant and long lasting moisture hit to relieve, soothe and visibly improve dry patches.
I wish I had taken more note before diving straight in to this as I went for a full face of it before finding out it was more of a targeted treatment for dry areas! Still, no harm was done and the correct application is; Apply to dry patches at the beginning and end of the day or whenever your skin is in need of extra moisturising care. Squeezing the product out of the tube is quite hard as it is very thick yet it absorbs in to the skin really well and it reminds me of a thick hand cream!
This cream has been handy to have over the colder months, and I have used it on my hands, elbows, knees and face. The tube is still going strong over three months of use and will continue to be used for many more weeks. Whilst it comes out of the tube thickly, it breaks down and absorbs in to the skin like magic. I would definitely recommend this as a great problem solver as I have not had any problems since using this.
This is another winner from No7 in my opinion. I am glad I got to try it through the gift set as it is probably not a product I would have thought to buy from looking at the No7 shop shelves. In the Summer I will keep some handy for any sun damaged skin as I think it is the right formula for that. Whilst I tried it on a full face to start with, I do prefer a thinner moisturiser so will reserve this for more targeted care for dry skin as I should have done although it is a good idea as a skin treatment to give a deep moisturising treatment. Highly recommended and definitely a repurchase on the cards for me.