Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream & Night Cream

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing 2 of Boots’ most prestigious skin care products – Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream and Night Cream. I’ve been using these 2 products for almost 6 weeks now, and here’s what I think.

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream with retinol and Matrixyl 3000 promises to improve lines and wrinkles for visibly younger looking skin in 2 weeks. Whilst I have terrible skin (very dry and moody skin, eczema, skin discolorations, milia and I get spots all the time), I have no wrinkles (Yay!) and only a few very fine lines on my forehead. I have to credit Olay for this – but this is another matter for another day.

Since I’ve used this No 7 day cream, I’ve noticed that those very fine lines are even harder to detect. This is a great result! Whilst the day cream doesn’t feel very hydrating when it’s applied (this did concern me when I started to use it), I can confirm that it hydrates my skin well. Another thing I’m happy to report is that this day cream plays extremely well with my make-up (Max Factor Pan Stik). I think this is a great day cream, and I’m looking forward to giving the full size tub a try!

Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream promises to smooth lines and wrinkles and to help skin recover from the day. I think this is a great night cream. As I said earlier, the few lines I’ve got are almost invisible, and I think this night cream deserves half the credit. I’m also happy with the hydration my skin’s getting from this night cream. It’s perfect!

I was hoping these products would also have a brightening effect, but unfortunately, they don’t. They don’t claim to be brightening, and this is perfectly alright. However, if they also had brightening properties, I’d consider them holy grail products! In any event, these products are truly amazing, and I would recommend them without hesitating.

I got these 2 25ml tubes as part of a reduced price No 7 gift set (which also contained a facial oil, 5ml serum, a micellar water and an exfoliating product – all for £10). The full size tubs (50ml) are £25 each.

Have you tried these products or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Boots Time Delay Deep Cleansing Facial Exfoliator

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots Time Delay Deep Cleansing Facial Exfoliator.

I found this product in a bargain bin at my local Boots store – and it was £3 only (it’s 100ml). I’ve used Time Delay products before, and I did like them, and that was pretty much why I picked up this basic looking product.

Alrighty… this product promises to clarify, refresh and exfoliate skin. It also claims to make skin feel softer. Boots recommends the product be used twice daily.

Using this product in the morning doesn’t work for me. This is more of a cream wash than an exfoliator, and I need a truly refreshing face wash in the morning.

Having said that, I love to use this product as a gentle makeup remover. Since the product has a bit of an exfoliating effect, it dissolves and removes makeup with ease, so I am very happy to use it once daily.

Whilst this product didn’t really live up to its promise, I’m glad that it serves me well. And I also like the fragrance (similar to the scent of Gliss shampoos), so I have no reason to complain really.

I can’t comment on whether you’d be able to find this product in your local store’s bargain bin, but I would encourage you to keep your eyes peeled for special offers and reduced price end-of-line stuff. I have found many amazing products this way! Anyway, thanks for stopping by today! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Butter. I can’t believe I never reviewed this! Boots seem to be redoing their Extracts collection, and I hope this one’s going to be part of whatever new collection they come up with. Here’s why…

This body butter is the most wonderful cocoa butter I’ve ever tried. The fragrance is hot cocoa and chocolate, and the formula is a dream. This body butter is insanely nourishing. It makes my skin feel super soft without making it feel sticky. This body butter is simply amazing!

Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Butter is available as 200ml. I purchased this body butter as part of a half price gift set.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Sheet Masks – Which One Is Best?

Hi there! Today’s post is about ALL the sheet masks Boots offers under its “Ingredients” brand. Since I’ve tried all the masks, here’s what I think. 🙂

Boots Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Sheet Face Mask

Let’s start with my least favourite Ingredients mask! I was expecting Boots’ Super Hyaluronic to provide proper hydration. However, the mask left me disappointed because it didn’t hydrate my skin at all. I wouldn’t say it was dehydrating, but it wasn’t really that far off. I gave this mask a second chance, but I had the same experience. I wouldn’t recommend this mask, and I wouldn’t buy it again.

Boots Ingredients Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily Sheet Face Mask

This is another Ingredients mask that I wouldn’t recommend or buy it again. Whilst this mask didn’t dehydrate my skin, it just didn’t do anything. It didn’t brighten my skin, it didn’t make my skin look more radiant, it didn’t make my skin look or feel different at all. If I hadn’t used this mask, I wouldn’t have missed it.

Boots Ingredients Rooibos Sheet Face Mask

Now we’re moving on to the better Ingredients face masks! I really enjoyed the Rooibos mask because it made my skin look and feel energised and refreshed. This is a great face mask! Well done, Boots!

Boots Ingredients Safflower & Peony Sheet Face Mask

This is another great Ingredients mask. I’d rate it slighter higher than the Rooibos mask because this one delivered on its younger looking skin promise! Thank you, Boots!

Boots Ingredients Charcoal & Willow Bark Sheet Face Mask

And here’s my favourite! This mask has impressive skin cleansing and purifying powers. My skin looked and felt clearer and cleaner, my pores appeared smaller, my skin tone appeared to be more even, and my skin felt calmer overall. This mask is one of the best masks I’ve ever tried, and I would recommend it to everyone with (or without) problem skin.

Have you tried any of the Ingredients masks? Or would you like to try them? Feel free to comment. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Moisturising & Nourishing Sheet Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots’ Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Moisturising & Nourishing Sheet Face Mask. I’ve already tried the other 4 masks from this collection. If you’d like to read the reviews, click here.

OK, what about this mask? Well, it promises to leave skin feeling moisturised and nourished for up to 12 hours. This sounds great! But does it work? Read on…

I’ve tried this mask (I’ve even given it a second chance), and I’m disappointed. I don’t think that the serum they used for this mask is very moisturising or nourishing. I don’t want to say the serum felt drying, but let me put it this way… my skin would have gotten a lot more hydration from any random average face cream!

Based on my experience I wouldn’t recommend this sheet mask. However, if you’d like to try it… Boots’ Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Moisturising & Nourishing Sheet Face Mask is available for £2.50 at Boots. I bought this mask (and a few others) when Boots ran a 4 for £3 promotion.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Energising & Revitalising Sheet Face Mask With Rooibos

Hi there! It’s been a while since I tried a new sheet mask, so I gave Boots Ingredients Energising & Revitalising Sheet Face Mask with Rooibos a go. This sheet mask promises to leave skin feeling revitalised and energised for a whole day – all in 15 minutes. Does it work?

I’ve previously mentioned that the shape of Boots’ Ingredients sheet masks in incredibly awkward, and this mask is no different. However, despite its funny shape, this mask is actually very nice!

OK, so I left the mask on for much longer than 15 minutes (it was something between 30 and 45 minutes). But I always do that. 🙂

And when I took the mask off, my skin looked… energised! I can’t really describe it because most of the time my skin is rather moody (which is my fault because I always stay up late…). So it was surprising to see my skin looking refreshed and full of energy. It was like my skin was saying “let’s go!”

Since there was plenty of serum left in the sachet, I’ve used said serum instead of my night cream for a few days. And I really love what this serum did for my skin!

To make a long story short – I think this mask is awesome, and I will buy it again. I would recommend it to everyone! Just make sure you use up the serum from the sachet, OK?

Boots Ingredients Energising & Revitalising Sheet Face Mask with Rooibos is available for £2.50 at Boots. I got my Ingredients face masks when Boots ran a 2 for £3 promotion.

Have you tried this face mask? If so, how did you like it? Or would you like to try this mask? Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Ingredients Radiance & Brightening Sheet Face Mask With Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Boots’ Ingredients Radiance & Brightening Sheet Face Mask with Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily. This face mask promises to leave skin “shining with radiance and looking brighter” – in 15 minutes.

So how’s the mask? I didn’t notice any difference. I had the mask on for almost 45 minutes, but it didn’t seem to do anything for me. I’ve also used the leftover product from the sachet as a night serum for a few days. However, I still didn’t notice any difference at all.

It’s also not great that this mask fits extremely poorly. It looks like it was made for Stewie Griffin. My friend Stashy captured it perfectly.

Based on my experience I wouldn’t recommend this face mask. However, if you’re interested… Boots Ingredients Radiance & Brightening Sheet Face Mask with Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily is available for £2.50 at Boots. I got my Ingredients face masks when Boots ran a 2 for £3 promotion. So don’t forget to check for offers before you buy!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde