Product Type: Boots No.7 body care
Newest Review: ... I want- my skin basically looking it's best! Now saying 'beautiful skin' is perhaps a bit of a bold statement- can a cream really gi... more
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Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream Dry/Very Dry
Member Name: hlb2009
Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream Dry/Very Dry
Advantages: definitely brightens my skin
Disadvantages: bold statement!
When I first bought some skin cream my husband laughed at me and told me I was too young to buy such a product and all my friends thought I was being paranoid and daft but I ignored them and used it anyway. I was 22 when I first bought some and I didn't get it because I thought I had wrinkles or looked older than my age but I bought it because I wanted to try to keep my skin looking young and being as healthy as possible. Of course I have no idea what my skin would look like had I not have used this but in my opinion it is in fairly good condition.
I decided to buy skin creams when I was 22, I can't help but be influenced by all the adverts on tv and in magazines about how amazing skin creams are and how they help you to look about 20 years younger! So I thought perhaps I should buy one to help nourish my skin as much as possible so that I would know I had looked after my skin. When I went to Boots to buy some though I was faced with a huge array of different kinds and brands and didn't really know where to start. There were so many to choose from that all looked like they did slightly different things and had price tags that varied too. I actually opted for No7 because it was on offer at the time for 3 for 2 but even just choosing no7 then meant I had another decision; which kind of no7 product? There were various kinds, day creams, night creams, for very very dry skin, for age defying... the skin cream industry must be booming! I find it hard to imagine that the properties between each product are that different really but there really is a cream for all eventualities!
I chose the No7 Beautiful Skin because I thought that at the end of the day I thought that should encompass everything I want- my skin basically looking it's best! Now saying 'beautiful skin' is perhaps a bit of a bold statement- can a cream really give you beautiful skin or can it just improve it? BUt I suppose having 'Improved Skin' written on the tub wouldn't really have the same impact! It came in a cardboard box which had the tub inside. The tub is made from a tough glass which is actually really thick and means that what you're getting is less than it looks as the glass takes up so much space. The glass inside the glass in which the cream sits is a dusky pink and the edge of the big white bold lid is a dusky pink too. This means that when it is in the cupboard next to my day cream it's easy to know which is which. I did think it was a pink cream but it's not so it's the glass which makes it look this way. The tub is a nice shape, it's round and ever so slightly narrower at the bottom than the top and I think it looks quite an expensive product. On the front is the No7 logo and next to that it says Beautiful Skin, Night Cream, Normal/Dry in black writing. On the back is the company address and in tiny writing the directions which is 9 words long so it is a very minimal tub which I think is good as it looks very simple and sleek. The lid twists off which is easy enough to do but putting it back on can be a bit messy if you have just used the cream so I always wash and dry my hands before doing so so that it doesn't leave the lid all greasy. The bottle contains 50ml of cream.
The directions on the back of this tub say: For best results: Smooth into your face and neck after cleansing every evening. I will hold my hands up now and admit that I do not do this every evening. This is for one main reason- I forget! I do not have a specific skin care routine so this means that sometimes I do forget to use this cream but when I do remember to use it I do follow out the instructions. I always cleanse first to make sure my skin is as clean as possible, I use any cleanser that I have which really depends upon what was on offer at the time! At the moment it is a No7 cleanser. I then apply this in a conservative manner. The lid easily twists off and inside is the cream which is cream but has a very, very little hint of pink about it. The cream is a nice consistency not too thick but certainly not runny so it's easy to dip my fingers in and get a good amount out which means I don't have to faff around trying to put some back or having to go back for more. The tub is a good design for that. The cream is slightly cold when putting it on my skin. I use an amount about the size of a 5p and rub it into my face and neck. I find that the most dry part of my face is my forehead and also just under my chin so I pay special attention to these areas whereas my cheeks are quite oily so i don't put as much on there. I find that it absorbs into my skin fairly quickly, usually by the time I have brushed my teeth and got changed it is completely absorbed. There is a very slight smell to this, a bit like of roses or something else which is floral, it's a nice enough smell and I don't think it stays around for long so that's fine by me.
Well I don't wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and think "wow!" but I do think that when I use this my skin looks less tired especially if I use it along with the day cream too. It certainly helps to keep the dry areas of my face at their best and I do think it has positive results. I always feel I look better when I use this than when I don't. I don't know if it has helped to protect my skin against ageing or if this cream is superior to others, it may simply be that applying any cream to your face before bed helps it to look more healthy, I don't know but because this seems to work and do something positive for my skin, I continue to use it.
This is a skin care cream which I bought several years ago just because I thought it sounded good; beautiful skin! It was quite a big statement to make but I wasn't expecting it to suddenly provide me with the most beautiful skin in the world but perhaps it would help to make my skin as beautiful as it could be. I think it works well for my skin type with it being normal/dry as there are parts of my face which is dry and parts which are not so and so when I chose this, this one seemed to fit the bill the most and I do think that it works well for me. I like the design of the bottle too, it looks nice so that was another reason why I chose it too.
I am glad that I bought this product because I find it does help my skin. I try to use it as much as possible but some evenings I do forget due to just being too tired or busy. I cannot possibly say what my skin would be like now if I hadn't used it several times a week for the last 7 years but it's good to know that I am doing something to take care of my skin. I wouldn't suggest you buy this and expect to wake up in the morning to have absolutely stunning skin but just to have a healthier looking face, I do feel as though my face is glowing a little when I use this and that's always nice!
I like this cream, despite it's bold statement and think it works well for me so I cannot give it any less than the 5 stars I think it deserves! I bought this from Boots recently and it cost £12.50. I try to always buy this when it is on offer to try to save me as much money as possible!
Summary: I like