No7 launches first retinol after waitlist gains 100,000 sign-ups

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No7 have launched a brand new retinol product, which was met with the most waitlist sign-ups ever.

The Boots brand has become a staple favourite in households across the country for its forward-thinking and highly effective products.

Ever since the brand launched its effective Protect & Perfect range back in 2007, fans have been in love with the line’s skincare products.

And this love means that any new release goes straight on our to-buy lists.

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So it’s no surprise that No7’s new release gained a massive waiting list before it even hit shelves.

'No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate is our first ever night concentrate created with a combination of two of the most powerful age-defying technologies in skincare in one expert formula,' writes the brand.

'This supercharged concentrate actively targets the visible sign of ageing and dullness to kick start surface skin renewal from the very first application, working night after night to deliver visibly younger looking skin'.

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The highly-anticipated launch contains four powerhouse ingredients that fight against wrinkles while helping to calm the skin.

The brand opened up their waiting list for the new product two weeks ago and in just 24 hours it raked up a huge 48,000 sign ups.

And the new drop already has a host of five-star reviews from members of the Boots review panel.

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'This is amazing!' raved one. 'Absorbs easily, a nice aroma and really pleased with the results after three weeks.

'My skin is no longer full, it looks healthier and glowing. Will definitely continue to use this product as part of my beauty routine'.

'I immediately noticed a difference to my skin,' wrote another. 'I used every other night and then built up gradually to every night. My skin the next morning was really smooth and my complexion was much improved. It is such a great price for a retinol product and you will definitely see and feel the benefits on your skin.'

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'This is so light and absorbs well,' added another. 'I have been building up use gradually as per the instructions and my skin looks brighter and feels softer. It has a nice scent and leaves my skin feeling fresh'.

Another wrote, 'This has made me look so bright and smooth I can't believe the difference it has made in such a short time'.

The product is even on an introductory offer at the moment so it's the perfect time to try!

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

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