Friday 25 January 2013

No7 Skin Care Treats Gift Set

Hi guys, today's post is about a little gift from myself, to myself. I purchased this gift set a couple of weeks ago in the Boots January Sale while it had 50% making it £8.00 instead of £16.00 - love a good little bargain. I thought that now would be a good time to talk about this seeing as though Boots are running a double No7 promotion at the moment with 3 for 2 across everything and money off vouchers too, so this could give you some ideas of what to spend you £5.00 off vouchers on if you're a little bit stuck!

The set contains a total of 7 items: 1x eye make-up remover, 1x hot cloth cleanser, 1x day cream, 1x night cream, 1x muslin cloth, and to top it all off 1x fluffy headband. When bought for £8 this set is such good value for money, making each of the items a little over £1 each and all of the products come in generous sizes too ranging from 25ml - 50ml. I'd never used any of these before, in fact I had never tried anything other than the make-up wipes from No7 as a brand before, so was very keen to give these a try, especially as the hot cloth cleanser receives a lot of praise. I knew that even if I didn't get along with one or two products in the set I definitely had a chance of liking at least one of them, and when you would pay at least £8.00 for a full sized bottle of one of these then it is definitely worth purchasing this set of travel size/mini versions.

This has really opened my eyes to how lovely some of the No7 skin care is and I definitely feel more confident about trying out some more things from their range! Specifically from the Beautiful Skin line I've got my eyes on the cleansing water, purifying mask, radiance exfoliator and the melting gel cleanser!

Onto what is in the 'skin care treats' set..

Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser (50ml) and Muslin Cloth
I had really high hopes for this hot cloth cleanser because a lot of people do love it, and I have never used any kind of 'hot cloth' cleanser before ..and this one did not disappoint! To buy the full sized 200ml bottle of this it will cost you £9.95 (full price) and I am deeply considering making a purchase of this in the coming weeks. The cleanser itself is really rich and creamy and feels really moisturising and soothing on the skin - it is massaged around the face and melts away any make-up or everyday dirt that is on the skin and then muslin cloth is run under a hot tap and used to wipe the product away, exfoliating the skin as it cleans and clears. It leaves the skin looking radiant, and very 'polished' which is where I assume the famous Liz Earle variant gets it's name from.

Beautiful Skin Day Cream (25ml) and Night Cream (25ml)
I do really like both of these creams but I don't expect that either would be a repurchase simply because I already have so many lotions and potions lying around, and these didn't blow me away enough to justify buying full sized pots (both £13.50 each for 50ml) when I own so many already! I'm down to the last dregs in both of these tubes now and have found them both to be lovely to use with the day cream making a lovely lightweight base for make up and the night cream being a thicker and more intense nourishing cream that leaves you waking up with fresh and hydrated skin. I don't have a bad word to say about either of these, they just didn't stand out as anything extraordinary.

Beautiful Skin Eye Make-Up Remover (30ml) 
This costs £8.50 for a 100ml bottle and it won't be one that I'll be dashing off to buy again, even though it is really effective at removing eye make-up and I'm easily pleased by the way that it is separated within the bottle as two separate layers and needs to be shook to be activated, I am just not keen on the way that it is oil based and leaves the skin all around the eye with quite a heavy residue on them - it's an 'okay' product though.

A great idea for somebody who is maybe just getting into skin care, or someone who is new to the No7 brand and wants to try out a couple of new things, or even if you already love these products but want them in a miniature size so they're handy for travel! Unfortunately I cannot find this set anywhere on the Boots site anymore, but keep your eye out for it and if you're interested in skin care then I'd recommend grabbing one!


  1. Great review :) Wish I had picked this set up in the sales! xx

  2. So wish I'd got this in the sales! Such a shame. The me,ting cleanser is amazing i use it xx

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  3. This is such a good little set, I love the No7 hot cloth cleanser :)

  4. i got this too randomly in the sale just for the spa band but loved it! even brought more of the hot cloth cleaser!


  5. This set is amazing, love No7 products


  6. Not a bad price for all that you get. Nice set. I have never tried No. 7 but hear good things about it.
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  7. the purifying mask is so nice you must try it! x

  8. Great review! :) :) I've used No7's Beautiful Skin range and even though I did enjoy using it and loved their facewash (for oily/combination skin)I found that the day/night creams were just a bit TOO oily for me! I then changed from using this to my current skincare routine of using Garnier's Pure Range and that has completely changed my skin :) I wouldn't want to use the creams fomr No7 again but I wouldn't mind if I had to use their Facewash :) I've heard good things about their Eye Make-Up Remover but not used it. I wonder if it would be any good at rmeoving Benefit's 'They're Real' Mascara!?!? hahahahahahaa!!!!!!!

    Anyway great review as ever Hannah keep it up. :) xoxo

  9. I found the same thing with the eye make up remover! I felt like I had to wash my face after I'd used it just to get the oil off! I love the rest of the range though, definitely try out their cleansing water!xx

  10. this looks like such a good set to try things out, especially for that bargain price! i've only ever used no 7 dry body oil, but i might try their skincare out some day!

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  12. I bought this for my mum for Christmas and then when I saw it had gone down to half price I bought one for myself and I'm so glad I did. I'd never tried No7 skincare before and I was very pleasantly surprised - the cleanser and night cream in particular are winners for me. The day cream I also enjoy and I haven't used the eye makeup remover. Very good products though x

  13. Ah so glad to read a honest review on the no7 hot cloth products, I definitely need to purchase this now :)


  14. this looks such a bargain! Wish I could have got my mitts on one x

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