When a new Boots No7 serum launches, the beauty world pays attention.
Since the sell-out frenzy of the original No7 Protect & Perfect after a certain documentary way back in ’07, the clever bods at Boots have enjoyed a fairly unbroken run of skincare hits. Why? Proven skincare benefits thanks to the brand’s prized Matrixyl 3000 complex, keen pricing and a clever focus on the consumers who matter, namely, grown up women.
So when word reached me that a new collection of super-concentrated skincare was in the works including a powerful line-filling serum I got that baby into my beauty cupboard faster than you can say “crow’s feet”.
Typically for a blockbuster skincare launch, No7 swore pre-launch testers to secrecy on the details of this shiny new product so I’ve been keeping quiet… until now.
No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum: need to know
* It costs £38 and launched on 11th April
* It’s the first product to launch from No7 Laboratories, a new skincare line focusing on highly targeted skincare solutions
* This serum is to be applied directly to lines, rather than all over the face
* In clinical trials it was shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to five years. After trialling it on women who were considering injectable treatments, 77% said it gave them better results than they thought were possible with skincare alone and 73% said they were less likely to consider Botulinum Toxin (aka Botox)
No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum: what’s the verdict?
I love the syringe-like packaging, both for practical benefits (it really helps get the product right where it needs to be – in my case, around my eyes and forehead creases) and the psychological; this looks serious, so just feels like it works.
Make sure you don’t get too trigger happy when dispensing; my first ‘dose’ ended up flying out at such speed it hit the other side of my face.
The formula is lovely as you’d expect from No7, it’s light and swiftly absorbed without any obtrusive fragrance. There’s no stickiness, either; it plays nicely with all the other skincare I use and sits well under makeup, so no worries about pilling.
And what about the results, you say?
Well, full disclosure, I’ve only been testing the serum for a week, so full transformation is pending. However, I have absolutely noticed a nice instant plumping effect, and the more pronounced expression lines in my forehead seem smoothed out when I raise my eyebrows. Most importantly I’m determined to keep going with it, which, trust me, is not the case for the majority of product trials.
This is a clever buy backed up by science at a price point that rarely offers this sort of targeted product. Looks like No7 has done it again.