Product Type: Boots No.7 body care
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Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm
Advantages: Easy to apply, keeps skin soft
Disadvantages: None for me
Having dry skin is never easy and trying to find products that help ease the problem and keep your skin moisturised and nourished isn't always straight forward. Plenty of brands generally have their own dry skin range products but over the years I have found that most of them don't really work as they promise and you are yet again left to find another product. However, when I find a good product I tend to stick with it.
One such product is the No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm which is of course made by Boots and is part of their No7 skincare range. No7 is a range exclusive to Boots and they have a wide range of products varying from make up to skincare and over the last few years I have found their skincare products for dry skin to be some of the best I have used and I am quite happy to pay the price tag to ensure my skin is looked after.
== The Balm ==
The No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm is a more solid type cleanser specifically formulated to treat dry and very dry skin and anything in between. It's formula is gentle enough to cleanse, comfort and hydrate skin whilst dissolving any impurities as well as make up. It contains No7's unique mineral and multivitamin blend which is formulated to protect and replenish the skin's moisture levels so ideal for those who suffer with dry skin. It is also hypo-allergenic so also ideal for those with sensitive skin.
"Enriched with No7's unique multivitamin and mineral blend to help hydrate and energise, plus a blend of replenishing lipids to help nourish dry skin and lock in moisture." Dr Mike Bell, Boots Scientific skincare advisor
== Packaging ==
No7's skincare range is incredibly simplistic in terms of packaging regardless which collection you buy from. The cleansing balm comes in a plain white plastic tube with a grey flip top cap. On the front of the tube there is the No7 logo together with the product name. On the back of the tube there is information about the product, usage instructions, ingredients list and contact information for No7/Boots.
== Using the Balm ==
The cleansing balm is classed as a cleanser and basically should be used as the first product in your beauty regime (it does have Step 1 on the front of the tube). The balm is pure white in colour and has the same sort of consistency has a hand cream, it is quite thick and not runny in the slightest which I like as it makes it easy to apply. It has a gentle, soft fragrance which is lovely and pleasant but nothing overpowering or in your face.
The balm is incredibly simple to use as all you need to do is squeeze out a small amount and massage directly onto your face. You will need to apply more but you just need to start off in certain areas, for me I start on my forehead and work my way down but I still only need to use a small amount for each application. Once you have massaged it directly onto your skin you just need to wipe off with a cotton wool pad, simple!
I really do find this one of the easiest cleansing products to use, it is also one of the gentlest. I tend to use it in the morning when I want something softening and this does the job perfectly. It can cut through make up with ease and can remove every trace of make up with no problem at all. I do think though if you didn't remove it straight away it would probably absorb quite quickly but I doubt it would do your skin any harm though!
The cleansing balm is easily removed with a cotton wool pad and I have noticed that it doesn't leave a sticky residue or film which is even better and I can then continue my skincare regime without any problems. I have been using this cleansing balm for about two months now and I have found that it is incredibly gentle on my skin, it hasn't irritated it whatsoever and my skin has been left lovely and soft and my dry skin is non-existent meaning that it is clearly doing it's job.
== Overall ==
This is a wonder of a product and I can't recommend it highly enough should you have dry/very dry skin. It has done wonders on my skin, not only does it manage to keep my dry skin at bay but it also helps to keep it looking healthy and nourished. It is so incredibly to use, I really cannot find any fault with the balm at all. It has a decent consistency enabling it to be easily massaged into the skin and even easier to remove. On the whole I can easily give the cleansing balm 5 stars.
== Product Information ==
Availability: Boots in store or online
Summary: A lovely cleanser which protects and cares for dry skin