When deciding upon my first favourites post, there was no question in my mind what I would choose. I received the No7 Protect & Perfect skincare gift set from my husband at Christmas, as per the wish list I gave him!
I am a minimalist when it comes to skincare and makeup. I am the kind of Mum that does as little as I can get away with. However, after a long time I came to the realisation that something had to be done about my skin. My skincare was non existent, other than washing my face. No creams, no moisturisers, nothing! My skin was very dry, particularly in my T-zone. I had used No7 in the past around my wedding and very occasionally. In fact I still a small remainder of it. I have been married for almost 12 years. Yes, that’s how little I used it.
I also was becoming more aware of my age as I approach my later thirties, and decided I needed to start taking better care of my skin. No7 was my first thought as it was familiar to me. I went onto the Boots website and started looking at the range. It was really helpful and simple to see which range I needed. They organise the skincare into a few categories:
Early Defence (age guide 20-35)
Protect & Perfect (age guide 30-45)
Lift & Luminate (age guide 45-60)
Restore & Renew (age guide 60+)
They also have a whole range of everyday skincare called ‘Beautiful Skin’. I opted for the Protect & Perfect range for the anti-age protection it offers me at my stage of life. They had a great gift set at Christmas which included The Intense Advanced Serum, Intense Advanced Day and Night cream, Eye cream, Hand Cream and moisturising Body Serum.
I began using it that very night. Every cream and serum I used spread over my skin beautifully and after a short while was absorbed leaving a soft, moisturised feel. In the morning, I immediately felt a difference to my skin. It was smooth with no sign of any dryness. The idea with the range is that they are clinically proven to work when used in conjunction with each other.
I have used the products for around three months now and I couldn’t be happier. I no longer suffer from dryness; my skin is soft and dewy. It also provides a great base for any make up I might be wearing. The serums are light and quickly absorbed and the creams are deeply moisturising without feeling heavy. They offer defence against ageing, improve deep lines and wrinkles and also offer SPF protection. I certainly feel that it has done all of this for me. The fine lines around my eyes have particularly improved and have become less visible.
So, I definitely plan to continue using the range. In fact I have already repurchased the serum and eye cream. I use the products day and night, bar the odd rushed morning or sleepy evening! So if you are looking for some great skincare, take a look at what would suit you and get down to Boots- you’ll be glad that you did!
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