Saturday 21 July 2012

Review | No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water

No7beautifulskincleansingwaterBoots No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water Review
For about 6 months now I have been religiously using my Bioderma Sensibio H20 to effectively remove my makeup. Whilst I swear by this, it is hard to get hold of so I have been actively seeking an alternative water based cleanser.  This is when I discovered the No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water*. Although I do enjoy a cream based cleanser when my skin is feeling dehydrated, on a day to day basis I tend to stick to water based as I find these to be the most effective in removing makeup rather than just swishing it around my face. This is tailored for normal/oily skin and is specifically created to help your oily skin behave like normal skin, which definitely ticks a big box for me personally. The product itself is a clear water based formula which is enriched with multi-vits to assist in hyrating your skin whilst also including zinc which is well known for regulating oil production (nifty little fact for you). So as I finished off the last dregs of my Bioderma I reached for this instead. Firstly this gets points alone for having a little pump applicator which disperses just enough product per pump. 4-5 squirts usually saturates a entire cotton pad. I tend to use 2 cotton pads for my eyes and then a 3rd to swish all over my face. The smell of this is bloody lovely, very refreshing almost cucumber-esque which is definitely a good wake me up. Whilst this was not as effective at removing waterproof mascara, it took a tad longer than usual it definitely did the biz at removing all my makeup, dirt and grime, it literally dissolves the makeup onto the cotton pad. I am definitely a believer of the Lisa Eldridge 2 step cleansing so I used this to remove all my makeup before moving on to a deeper cleanse with a facial wash. I have however been using this in the morning to remove any gunk from overnight and it provides the perfect canvas to apply a moisturiser and makeup. I am seriously going to purchase this once this has ran out, I even caught my mum using this the other day and the first thing she said was 'where can I buy this'. 

Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water retails at £9.00 (No. 7 voucher anyone?) and is available at Boots stores and online

*PR Sample