Boots No 7 Shimmer and Cooling Aftersun is a fantastic lotion I use a lot and I’ve recommended it to friends and family members. The bottle is £9.50 and is 200ml in size. The photos Ciao! have posted must be old because the bottle I have looks different. Mine is taller, rounder, the top is considerably smaller than the bottle itself and the whole of it is bright turquoise in colour.
The bottle is able to be recycled after it’s empty. I really like the great smell of this after sun. It is light, floral and delicately perfumed, but the best thing about this after sun, and where it’s different from others, is that it gives your skin a fantastic shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle though as I was initially concerned before I had used it for the first time, that I might look glittery (a bit the way my daughter likes to look for parties).
The lotion is absorbed really fast into the skin and it feels really soothing and calming to apply after you have spent a long day in the sunshine. This is great to wear if you have been on the beach or just out in the sun all day, you feel red and raw and are going out in the evening for a few drinks or a meal. The subtle shimmer look really is at its best by candlelight, but it still looks fabulous during the day. I actually apply a little more of this across the tops of my shoulder blades if I am wearing a halter neck dress as it looks very flattering.
The lotion contains anti oxidants to protect the skin from harmful rays and it keeps moisturising for up to 12 hours after it’s been applied. The bottle seems to last forever and the lotion is runny but not so runny that it’s hard to apply. The liquid is white in colour and doesn’t feel greasy or tacky on the skin.
It feels so great on delicate skin and it really does help to ease the irritation and pain of scorched skin. It's a good price and good value for money and I’m more than pleased with it.
I always try to be as safe in the sun as possible but as I have quite pale skin inevitably find that I miss a bit with my suntan lotion and end up with a few slightly burnt patches. It always amazes me what random parts of my body end up burning and how I can never prevent this. I therefore always have a few aftersun lotions on hand to try and soothe any burnt skin and help it to heal as quickly as possible.
This No 7 aftersun is the second aftersun lotion that I use from Boots (the other Soltan one I have previously reviewed) and is a bit more special than a normal aftersun. I therefore tend to use it more in the summer when I need an aftersun lotion and am going out in the evening to give my tan an extra shimmer.
The aftersun is a moisturising, conditioning and shimmering lotion which is meant to help skin recover after sun exposure. It moisturises to counteract the drying effects of the sun, and gently soothes skin whilst a subtle shimmer adds a delicate glow across the skin. It also has a patented anti-oxidant complex that helps skin rebuild its defenses against the damaging effects of the sun.
On dispensing some of the aftersun from the blue bottle the first thing that surprised me was the colour. It looks more like a tinted moisturiser than a normal white aftersun lotion r and it did make me worry a bit that it would stain my clothes. However on applying it I found that I did not have to be concerned about this.
The smell of the aftersun is really light and fresh and not too overpowering so you can wear it to give your body a fresh smell but still put perfume on afterwards if you are going out.
The consistency of the aftersun is really good - not too runny but not too thick which makes it easy to spread over my skin. On applying it to my skin it straight away cooled any burnt areas and soaked in really quickly so that I was able to get dressed afterwards without having to wait too long for it to dry. This is great for when I am on holiday and applying it before going out in the evening.
The aftersun left my skin feeling soft and smooth and was not greasy at all. It gives a really pretty and subtle golden shimmer to my skin which really enhances my tan and is great for going out during summer evenings. The shimmer lasts for hours until you shower it off and does not fade.
I really like this aftersun and think it is worth using on a daily basis when you have been sunbathing to prolong your tan and help prevent peeling as well as soothing the skin and making you look great. It costs £9.50 from Boots for 200ml but can currently be bought on a buy one get one free promotion which makes it even better value for money.
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~** NO 7 SUMMER SKIN **~
~** BODY AFTERSUN SHIMMERING AND COOLING **~
Body Aftersun is a great product from No 7 cosmetics. I usually buy Ambre Solaire atersun, but this one caught my eye on the shelf at Boots. I tested it on my skin and the effect was very pretty. So I thought I would buy it. It stated on the bottle that it was cooling, and also shimmering. Well it was. When I tested it on my arm the instant effect was very cooling, what was also nice about it was the shimmering quality it produced. As it went onto my skin, and I spread it in, I was left with a lovely golden shimmer effect on my skin.
The cooling feeling stayed with me for quite a while, which I liked. You need this feeling when you have come in after a stretch in the harmful suns rays, and the shimmer just looked very pretty upon my skin. I have to mention the smell. The fragrance is lovely. It's kind of a cross between Johnsons baby powder, which I think is absolutely gorgeous, lovely and fresh, and rose. Really delightful. Just a soft subtle fragrance.
Not forgetting this products main purpose, which is an aftersun lotion. The product comes in a tall 7 inch container square in shape, and in the same shimmery colour as the lotion, which is cream coloured with the irridescent quality. It's a nice container, and well made. It states it is for 'Summer Skin', and that it is shimmering and cooling. It also contains a unique anti UV-Antioxident Ageing complex, and that it is hypo allergenic. It is also designed for sensitive skin, therefore suitable for all skin types.
The cream is a peachy cream colour, and a little looser in consistency than a foundation. When applied to the skin it is immediately cooling and easily absorbed. It is also a moisturiser which has a tan enhancing light golden shimmer effect. The cream has been designed to replace lost moisture after you have been out in the sun, and then it continues to moisturise for the following 12 hours. The cream helps to restore suppleness in the skin, whilst it cools and soothes. It also helps to prevent peeling, which in turn helps to prolong your tan.
The main property of body aftersun is to protect your skin from the harmful UV light. It seems on the face of it a very useful and thorough aftersun. When using this cream just spread it on as desired, and use lots of it, it really is so cooling, and it doesn't block the pores, so your skin will continue to breathe whilst it protects. Body aftersun is a deep moisturising complex, and it contains vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains Mulberry extract and Ginseng, which will protect the skin against premature skin aging caused by the suns rays. It also contains properties to maintain the suppleness and elasticity of the skin.
All in all I was very impressed with the body aftersun. By it's name I gather that it is for the body only, although I rarely take any notice o this and I have used it on my face as well. I shouldn't think it would do any harm. The product is extremely well presented in a very attractive bottle. It has lots of good properties, and it is very cooling, as an aftersun should be. It isn't cheap, considering the brand, but it is a very effective after sun, and one that I will definitely be buying again. 'Summer Skin Body Aftersun' is made by the Boots Company. The bottle size is 200 ml, and the cost is £9.00 apx. Lots of advantage points too.-
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As summertime is now here, we all like to bare our skin that little bit more, and I am no exception!! I tend to wear revealing clothes when Im going out all year round, but in the summer its nice to show your tan off all day and night!! (that?s when its not raining!!) My engagement do was a couple of weeks ago and I decided to have a look around for a moisturiser that would make my skin look really nice for the party. As I knew I would be going on the sunbeds a couple of hours before the party, I decided that something with an Aftersun action would be the best, as it would make sure that my tan was looking gorgeous!! This is when I came across Boots No7 shimmering aftersun. In its smart looking packaging at the two for one special shelf, I could hardly resist buying it!!! PRODUCT So what is it exactly?? Boots No7 shimmering aftersun is an aftersun moisturising cream with gold shimmery particles in it. It claims to moisturise and soothe skin and adds a tan enhancing golden shimmer. It also contains an Anti-UV ageing Antioxidant complex. It also claims that it is a light, easily absorbed 12-hour moisturising aftersun that helps protect the skin and counteract premature skin aging caused by the sun. PACKAGING This has to be one of the smartest aftersun products I?ve seen in the mid price range. It is a creamy colour bottle with a gold shimmer on it. The writing is red with a gold logo which is raised on the front of it. The lid is a shimmery peach colour with the No7 logo in gold which is stuck on. It looks really posh and expensive. The pump inside is gold in colour with a white top to it. This too looks really posh and expensive!! Definitely a product you want to show off by leaving it out on your bathroom shelf! The packaging is not overpowering, but not being a plain white/yellow/brown/blue like most sun products it stands out on the shelf. PRICE This aftersun costs £8.50 for a 2
00ml bottle which is a bit more pricey than most aftersun lotions, but it isn?t like most aftersuns as it has the shimmery particles in it. Also, as there is a buy one get one free offer on at the moment, you could look at it like it works out at £4.25 per bottle which isn?t that bad at all!!! WHERE TO BUY FROM As No7 is Boots own make, you can only purchase this through Boots stores or their website www.boots.com. I have used both ways of buying from Boots and their website is really good as well as the store. ADVANTAGES The main advantages of this product is that it leaves your skin feeling really soft, it comes in nice packaging and it leaves a lovely golden shimmer on your skin. And as it is an aftersun, it has a nice cooling effect on the skin as well. DISADVANTAGES The main disadvantages of this product are that it is a little more expensive than most aftersuns and it can only be used in boots stores. OVERALL Do I think that it was a worthwhile buy? Yes I do!! After using this in the evening before I go out, my skin feels really soft even the next day so I really recommend it. My skin has a lovely golden shimmer when I put this on, which really shows off my tan. I?d recommend this for anyone who loves to show off their tans!! Its not really suitable as a family aftersun because 1) Its more expensive and 2) Its very girly!!!
Use this moisturising aftersun to cool, soothe and add a tan enhancing light golden shimmer /