Over three months have gone by since I blogged to tell you guys that I started using the ‘new’ Boots Beautiful Skin range that has been designed for young women to help make our skin act ‘normal’. I bought the products for normal/oily skin (as that is my curse in life) and hoped for life changing results.
I gave an update as well with my initial feelings but after using the products to completion, it’s time to let you know how whether they passed the test!
The regime starts off with the Foaming Cleanser which promises to ‘gently remove make-up and impurities and tightens pores – delivering in one step the same results other regimes offer in two – to leave skin clean, refreshed and feeling fabulous.’ Not a lot then!
The foam was a nice way to clean my skin as it felt gentle and I’m pretty sure it means less wastage compared to other products. I had never used a foam wash before I was quite surprised that something so… ‘light’ could work as well as other products I’d tried.
On its own, I really can’t say the cleanser did anything special for my skin. I’m sure there are other face washes under £9 which could deliver the same thing. This was just a product to wash my face rather than something that controlled my oilyness.
Next I would use the Purifying Exfoliator which is meant to gently scrub off dead skin cells and reduce pore blockages.
As far as exfoliators go, this is a pretty nice one for all skin types. As you may already know, I prefer very gritty face scrub so by that rule alone, this baby doesn’t quite make the grade.
I chose to use it four times a week just because it was soooo gentle and I really think such frequent use helped me see a slight improvement in my skin’s radiance.
Last but not least is the Day Cream which has some of you will be happy to know has SPF 15 in it.
At the risk of sounding like a proper grumpy girl, I just don’t like SPF in my face cream. And I have a really good reason for this.
IT GIVES ME SPOTS!
It’s that simple really. The addition of SPF seems to block up my pores and make all the work the other products are meant to do so so very pointless. I, like many of you, want to help my skin age well and protect it from the harsh harmful sun rays but as a black girl I hope my genes will help avoid the SPF usage.
The cream itself is a lot thicker than I like to use and didn’t have the mattifying effect that is really needed for us oily skinned humans.
Verdict: It didn’t work for me but I really can see it doing wonders for some other people. The deliberate choice of cutting out toners makes me love No 7 but I can’t help but think a toner might have help it work on my skin more. Worth a try when its offer!