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Product Review – Boots no7 Restore & Renew – Boots no7 Essential Moisture face creams

 

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I’ve decided to review these two creams together, mostly because I’ve used both one after the other and also to save time and space.

Both of these creams are thick and luxurious and without too much of a smell.  They both come in a generously sized tub.  They both make my skin beautifully soft and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them both.

The only problems are that the Essential Moisture Day Cream has no SPF at all, which in today’s world of awareness about the damaging effects of the sun, amazes me.  Also, the Restore and Renew, which has an SPF of 15, is WAY more expensive.

Out of the two, I much prefer Restore and Renew.  I’m 51 and need a richer cream nowadays.  I’ve passed the stage of having to worry about blackheads, so the thicker cream suits me and will help avoid wrinkles a little longer.  It’s over £25 though, which for me is a tad too much.  The Essential Moisture is only around £13, which is much more affordable but at the cost of sun damage.

I’m trying to find a high SPF rich cream which is as good as Restore and Renew but at a lower cost.  I’m halfway through my tub of Essential Moisture at the moment, but when it’s finished I shall not be buying it again, simply because of the lack of SPF.

If money is no object and you want sun protection, then Restore and Renew is for you.  If money is tight and you don’t care about sun damage, then Essential Moisture is basically the same product without the SPF and at a much lower cost.  They are both fab moisturisers.

Final Verdict – No 7 Fanomenal Lash Serum

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It’s almost 8 weeks since I wrote this review on No 7’s new Fanomenal Lash Serum and now I’ve come back to give my final verdict.

This product claims to give you longer, thicker and darker lashes in 8 weeks of daily use, which consists of applying it to your lash roots daily.

Pros – It has made my lashes longer.

Cons – It’s expensive at around £25 for a very small tube.  It stings like fuck when it gets into your eyes, which is inevitable when having to apply it to the very roots of your lashes.  The tube leaks unless you keep it upright all the time and be careful how you dip the brush in.  It didn’t make my lashes fuller.  It didn’t make them darker either.

To sum up, this product worked fantastically well as far as extra length is concerned.  Trouble is, my lashes are already very long and I wasn’t after extra length.  What I wanted was extra fullness and a darker colour, neither of which I got.  It took seconds to apply so application was pretty trouble free, despite the fact that the tube oozes when dipping the brush so you have to be gentle or you lose some product and at this price, you don’t want to lose a drop.

Will I continue with it?  Nah.  Too expensive and it didn’t do what I wanted.  If you’re after extra length only, then I can’t recommend it highly enough but if it’s fullness or a darker colour you’re after, don’t bother.