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No7 is a beauty brand offered by Boots the Chemist.
~Beautiful Skin Day Cream~
The Beautiful Skin range from No7 includes different collections of skin care products suitable for certain skin types. The dry/very dry collection includes a few different products. As well as the day and night cream, the collection also includes a BB Cream, a cleansing balm and a hydration mask.
The day cream is this collection has SPF 15. It should be applied each morning after cleansing. This day cream is designed to moisturise your skin, nourish and leave the perfect base on which to apply your make up. This day cream is hypo-allergenic so is suitable for those with sensitive skin.
As with the matching night cream, this day cream is presented in a lilac, cardboard box. The cream itself is presented in a glass pot with a screw top lid. Like other No7 pots, this pot has a double construction wall which keeps the cream fresh. The pot can be recycled and this cream has a 12month shelf life. I like the packaging - it looks expensive.
~Price and Availability~
Beautiful Skin Day Cream can be bought from Boots or www.boots.com. A 50ml pot is priced at £12.50. It is worth waiting for special offers that No7 offer including free gifts, 3 for 2 and £5.00 off vouchers.
I am a big fan of the No7 brand so when it came to replacing my skin care products, I opted to try the Beautiful Skin range. A few months ago, I made use of the £5.00 off vouchers and spent a fortune on new products including the entire collection of the dry to very dry skincare products. I managed to purchase the day cream for £7.50 which is a fair price for a mid ranged day cream.
A day cream is important to me. I have really dry skin which is sensitive too. If I don't use a day cream, my skin suffers badly through the day. I cannot apply any sort of make up to my face unless I have smooth skin either - it simply looks awful. This day cream is quite strongly scented but fresh. It has quite a thick, creamy consistency which is easy to scoop out the pot and apply to my face.
I wasn't massively keen on this day cream from the start. I prefer a day cream which is cool and soothing for my skin and didn't experience this with this day cream. When I applied this to my skin, it felt a little tingly - not sore in any way but it didn't give the same soothing experience I would expect from a day cream. I only ever applied a little blob of this day cream as too much and my skin ends up feeling heavy and greasy.
A small blob feels lightweight on my skin and soaks in quickly - possibly a bit too quickly for long lasting results. This day cream isn't very hydrating despite claiming to be suitable for dry to very dry skin. My skin didn't feel very moisturised - only a tad. I felt like the day cream clung to my skin and emphasised the dry bits especially around my forehead. My skin did feel smooth around my cheeks and chin area but this cream was barely effective on the dryer bits of my face. The scent lingered for a while.
This day cream does have some benefits. It isn't heavy on the skin despite being so thick and it does contain a small amount of SPF which is good enough for a little bit of sun exposure. It just doesn't perform as well as it should. It doesn't moisturise and hydrate unlike the matching night cream.
I cannot say that I recommend this day cream. There are much better day creams and I have moved on to something different as I didn't get on with this No7 day cream.
Thanks for reading x