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At the airport I had to make a few last minute/essential beauty purchases as lack of suitcase space had meant I had no creams, lotions or potions. Short of time and having to keep an eye on two kids, I made some hasty purchases but I must say I’ve been delighted with them…
Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm
With no time to be swayed by promises of wrinkle eradication and the like I picked the No.7 Cleansing Balm, Day Cream and Night Cream purely on the basis that they were the nearest items to the Boots’ cash desk but I reckon they’re some of my best beauty buys to date.

The Cleansing Balm is wonderfully rich and suitable for Dry/Very Dry skin. You rub it into your skin and then wipe it off with some cotton wool. I wasn’t sure it would be able to get everything off but I found it got the lot off including mascara. Afterwards my skin already felt moisturised.

The Day and Night Creams for Normal/Dry skin are very light weight and sink in easily. They are very lightly perfumed and hypoallergenic so are suitable for those with sensitive skin.

The Day Cream has a Factor 15 which isn’t enough for the Med (even now it’s 29c in Turkey) but it works as a really nice base layer and I can put sun screen on top when it has settled in. The Night Cream is only slightly richer but feels luxurious on the skin and like the Day Cream leaves a nice sheen without making you look super shiny.

REN Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel

The few bits of cream etc that I brought with  me in my wash bag were all little testers that I’ve collected up over time. I had trio of testers from the facial skin care company REN. I cracked open the Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel and am loving it (I’m hoping I’ll be able to find a bigger size on my travels). It’s really refreshing and cooling and feels like a real treat to put on the eye area.

Now obviously I’m using a few new creams all at the same time so I can’t hold up one product as being the winner and the warmer weather gives an extra glow. However, all combined I must say I’ve noticed a great improvement in my skin and definitely around the eye area.


Please note: I purchased No.7 Beautiful Skin from Boots and REN Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel with my own cash.


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