7 June 2012

No7 Beautiful skin day cream- dry skin

I have been on the hunt for a good moisturiser now for what seem like forever. I have always been lucky to have reasonably good spot free skin but it is super sensitive and dry spesh round my nose and on my forehead. When my skin is extra dry foundation just looks horrendous but because it looks bad I end up putting more on which makes it worse and it’s just like one big vicious shitty skin cycle. To be honest I was forever blaming my foundation for my dry skin but it turns out it’s my moisturiser.

My mum marched me into boots about a month ago in order to help me sort out my skin, I admit I am a bit of a cheapo when it comes to skincare, I would rather spend my money on clothes and my nails. Anyway after seeking some advice from a rather unhelpful boots sales assistant I found myself at the No7 counter, next thing I was in the chair and having my face plastered in moisturiser. I settled for this….

This is what No7say about the cream

‘No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry / Very Dry Skin gives rich, intensive hydration to instantly nourish, energise and smooth for flawless make-up application.’

It sounds perfect right? Well at first I absolutely loved this product. Although at £12.50 I thought it was pretty pricey it seemed to do the trick. It is quite a silky formula and doesn’t really have a scent which I love, due to my sensitive skin anything fragranced usually breaks me out in red patches. I would say although it feels silky it’s a little thicker than normal moisturisers so it takes a while to sink into your skin meaning you have to be a little patient before you apply your make up.

Upon using this for a few days along side with my new olay cleanser my skin felt loads better and loads softer, my dry patches seemed to disappear and my make up glided on like a dream. When I bought the No7 cream the sales assistant also gave me a sample of their ‘much raved about BB cream’ so I was using them both together. After a few days I noticed that my skin felt quite sticky and looked quite shiny, this is something I hadn’t experienced before having had dry skin all my life. I couldn’t work out whether it was the BB cream or the moisturiser but I had read a few reviews about BB cream being greasy so I stopped using it. I saw a slight improvement but my skin was still slightly sticky and I had developed spots on my skin and forehead L L. Turns out it was the moisturiser, after a few days without it my skin feels a lot less greasy.

I would recommend this cream to people who have super dry skin but maybe only use it every now and again when your skin is really bad.

So some words of advice, don’t buy this cream espesh if you have oily skin, secondly steer clear of No7’s BB cream (some people may like it, just my opinion)

Have any of you tried either of these products? What do you think?


  1. i havent tried any of them x

    1. There are some good no7 products like their foundation x

  2. Great review! I haven't tried the Number 7 range yet x


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