I was in such a skincare rut at the end of last year and of course with it being Christmas I was a little stuck for cash from all the festivities and present buying. I really needed some new skincare, but, didn’t really want to spend a lot of money on myself at that particular time. Does anyone else feel guilty spending money on themselves when they have presents to buy for other people in their lives? I know I do. So I had to get a little street wise with my purchase and I thought to myself what skincare is reputable but wont cost too much in the long run? Bear in mind I had ran out of everything in my skincare regime. I was going to repurchase the Boots Botanics range which I have reviewed here, but I wanted to treat myself to something a little more premium, plus my skin was a little problematic – dehydrated and uneven, so I knew I needed something a little more upmarket.
Then, as I was browsing the skincare aisle in Boots I seen No7, which, I never tried before and I thought I would take a closer look and see what they could tempt me with? It was three for two on all No7 products so that was basically my decision made for me. Their Beautiful Skin range caught my eye and also their anti-ageing range for 25-30 year olds. But, their anti-ageing range was quite a bit more expensive, so, I thought as I was a No7 virgin I would go with their standard range to test the waters. I chose Beautiful Skin for normal to dry skin.
I purchased the Cleanser, Day Cream and Night Cream, and my skin has been singing its praises ever since. Now, this could be due to the fact that I had been quite lax about my skincare regime pre-Christmas and had a lot of breakouts because of this, and probably all the Cadbury’s Roses I had eaten didn’t help either. But, I have been regimental with double cleansing, toning and making sure every inch of makeup is removed at night since purchasing the products. How and ever, my skin feels and looks great and the products are honestly a pleasure to use day and night.
It’s a very simple range and its not boasting any super ingredients or claims to make any spectacular changes, but, it is a really nice way to end the day and I actually enjoy the process of removing all my makeup and pampering my skin again.
The cleanser is an oily/gel consistency which is lovely to massage into your skin. Firstly I use my Clinique Take the Day Off cleansing milk to remove my makeup. Then, when Ive lightly massaged my face with the No7 cleanser, I use a hot flannel cloth to wipe away the product. These products are pretty much scent free which is amazing if you have sensitive skin. I then apply my Pixi Glow Tonic to tone which I recently repurchased. I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to buy another bottle?! That stuff is life changing and if you haven’t tried it – you need to! (Review here)
I then apply the Night Cream which is a slightly different consistency to the Day Cream, its more of a gel base whereas the Day Cream feels quite creamy. Both are extremely hydrating and since using the range my skin is rarely dehydrated and dry looking anymore. The Day Cream also contains spf 15.
After using these three products my skin feels plumped and supple with a smooth texture. I would highly recommend this range to anyone looking for an affordable skincare routine. I think all three products cost me somewhere in the region of €35.00. Definitely worth it!
Thanks for reading,