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No7 have released so many great skincare and makeup products recently and so I wanted to share some of my current favourites with you. I include some newbies, and some cult classics from the No7 line.
First up, is the iconic No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum* (£25.95 for 30ml), which sold out like crazy when it was first released. This clinically proven serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, with results that get better through continued daily use. The formula contains three times the concentration of key No7 age-defying actives and absorbs quickly into the skin to re-energise tired-looking skin and help protect your skin from future signs of ageing to keep it looking younger for longer. Don't we all need some of that! Key ingredients include Matrixyl 3000 Plus, No7's next generation anti-wrinkle peptide technology to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, Pro-Retinol to support the skin's renewal process, Antioxidant Complex with Mulberry and Ginseng extracts to protect the skin from future signs of ageing, Hyaluronic Acid to replenish the skin with moisture and Vitamins A, C and E to add a radiant glow to the skin. Different serums and facial oils are to be used in either before or after moisturiser, and you use this Serum before you apply your moisturiser as it helps to penetrate deeper into the skin, both morning and evening. When I use this daily, I see results in as little as 2-3 weeks, which for the price of this, compared to much higher end skincare brands, is such amazing quality and there are always multiple offers on No7 skincare and beauty at Boots so you can often grab an even better deal!
With the constant dreary, wet and cold weather we have been having recently, my skin has been in much need of a moisture boost and so I have been trying out the No7 Advanced Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid & Camellia Oil Facial Capsules* (£20.00 for 30 capsules). If you need instant hydration, plumper and smoother skin, then these are for you! Each capsule contains a combination of different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid in a carefully blended mix, spanning low molecular and high molecular weights, and draws moisture into the skin for instant benefits and long lasting hydration. The formula contains two key ingredients - Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid and Camellia Oil. Hyaluronic Acid is well known for being able to hold 1000 times its own weight in water and as we age, the level of Hyaluronic Acid we naturally produce in our skin begins to diminish. Therefore these little teal blue capsules of joy are able to get that Hyaluronic Acid top up back into the skin to keep the skin looking plumper, and smooth out lines and wrinkles for skin that looks and feels much healthier and glowy. To use these Capsules, you simple twist the neck of them and squeeze onto your fingertips and apply to the skin both morning and night. You can use this in addition to a serum and moisturiser, applying the formula before either of these.
To get some glow back into my skin, I have been using the No7 Radiance+ Vitamin C Daily Brightening Moisturiser* (£14.00 for 50ml). I am obsessed at how revitalising this product is first thing in a morning! This gel/cream texture is super lightweight and is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive, and hydrated and brightens dull skin. As soon as you apply this, you can feel the hydration and it really brightens and wakes up my skin instantly. It is worth pointing out that this does have a light scent to it, and it is an enjoyable scent, but I know some people don't like using skincare products with a fragrance to them. Personally, it doesn't bother me and I have sensitive skin and I had no irritation from this. You can use this on an evening as well as in a morning, but I personally prefer a thicker cream formula on an evening and I much enjoy using this in a morning to brighten up my complexion and add some hydration into the skin.
I have naturally hooded eyelids, which in essence means that my eyes look smaller, and you can start to see the skin above my eyelid droop down, which makes it harder for my eyes to appear more wide and open. As I get older, that will worsen, and as I have hooded lids, my naturally fair, fine, short and straight lashes don't often look their best. As we age, our lashes and hair starts to weaken and our lashes can look fairly sparse, so it is such a good idea to invest in a lash serum, however, these can be pretty expensive, and so I have been using the No7 Age Defying All-In-One Serum Mascara* (£15.50 for 7ml). This all-in-one mascara improve the appearance of lash quality over time, helping the lashes to become stronger from root to tip, reducing breakages. Now this isn't the most volumising or lengthening mascara in the world, but it definitely provides some length and volume, but the main reason I love to use it is that it has made my lashes look and feel much healthier and thicker naturally. The Mascara is available in Black and Black/Brown, so if you are fairer and prefer a more natural looking mascara, then the Black/Brown is an excellent option. I have been using this over a period of a couple of months and even in that time I have seen results, so continuously using this product is going to help the appearance of the lashes, ensuring your eyes look brighter and more open.
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All the Loves,