If you follow me on Twitter you'll know I was recently asking for skincare recommendations for my cousin (henceforth known as MC standing for Masterchef). She hasn't really been interested in skincare till now (having used wipes) but when she asked me to sort her out with the full works I turned to the No7 Beautiful skin range. I was tempted to keep it cheap and go for Nivea/Garnier but in addition to blemish prone dry skin, her skin is also very sensitive so I figured this would be safer. We bought everything during the regular 3for2 offer.
During a visit to MC's house I asked her how she was getting on with it all and a little spoiler - thankfully she loved it all! I also revealed that I had a blog and noted down her views on it all while taking photos...
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Melting Gel Cleanser - Normal/Dry - £9
There was nothing in the Dry/Very Dry range for her to use as a face wash so we moved over to this skintype. It leaves her skin feeling "soft, clean and refreshed". The gel also melts easily into the skin.
Cleansing Balm - Dry/Very Dry - £9
"Amazing for make up removal". Leaves skin feeling "moisturised" enough not to use night cream although she said she still does use it. She uses her fingers to apply this on a damp face and it does an "easy job of removing mascara". I am chuffed with that last sentence because she rarely used mascara before because she hated removing it. It has a thick creamy texture almost like the Superdrug HCC I always rave about.
Radiance Exfoliator - Normal/Dry - £8
MC told me she didn't exfoliate because her skin was too sensitive and she found the St Ives apricot scrub she used previously too harsh. I advised her to still exfoliate because dry skin leaves the skin very flakey but to use something gentler. She said this does the job as it's "gritty enough to remove dry patches but not harsh" and she uses it 3 times a week.
Hydration Mask - Dry/Very Dry - £12.50
"AMAZING!" She uses it every time she has a bath and leaves it on for 10 minutes. Gives a "moisture boost" and leaves skin "soft and supple". We only really got this as we needed 6 products but by the looks of it, I'm glad we did.
No7 Day cream and Night Cream
Day Cream - Normal/Dry - £12.50
She uses this after the Gel cleanser. It moisturises well and helps concealer and foundation to glide on, working great as a pre-make up base. Helps to combat flaky skin.
Night Cream - Dry/Very Dry - £13.50
As mentioned above, although she doesn't feel she needs to after the Cleansing balm she still uses the night cream. It doesn't feel greasy but by morning it has all soaked in.
Although it works well for her, I personally think this is very expensive for creams!
One last point - It all smells lovely and clean like fresh linen! So that's the Beautiful skin Dry range. Thank you for everyone who tweeted me with recommendations.
Have you used the No7 range before?
Till next time...Toodles! :)