Boots No7 Skin Care Reviews

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Boots  No7 is an anti aging range developed by Boots – a pharmacy chain in Great Britain. Boots No7 includes numerous creams, serums, lotions and masks for both dry and oily skin types. Boots No7 Protect and Perfect, however, there is now a wide variety of skin care products in the range. The original Protect and Perfect was hailed as the next anti aging breakthrough in Great Britain and when it hit the shelves in the United States it sold out in days. But As Boots No7 sells out in days on QVC, we test Boots No7 for a month and share our unbiased analysis in this candid Boots No7 Review.

Many readers complain that Boots No 7 didn’t work for them. A few Boots No 7 reviews from consumers: “Really disappointed, been using since Xmas, nearly three months and hasn’t made the slightest difference”, “What a waste of money this is, does not do what its supposed to, in fact it gave me a severe allergic reaction.” and “SO disappointed in this product and completely embarrassed to have to walk around looking like this (going on 3 days after using it one time and my face is still red and bumpy)…hopefully it clears up soon”

Boots No 7 achieved an overall rating of 70% and received C for overall effectiveness. Moreover, consumers gave Boots No 7 two out of five stars. Compare to the number one rated product review.

Gwyneth Paltrow says she is a user of Boots No7 skin cream. In a recent Boots No7 review, BBC reported a clinical study that showed Boots No. 7’s Protect & Perfect to be as almost as effective  as prescription products. Does Boots No7  live up to all the hype? In 2011, Multiple Boots No7 Products Receive Good Housekeeping’s First Annual Anti-Aging Awards. Boots No7 is available at Target, QVC, Ulta, Walgreens and The products are priced between $20 and $40. It can also be purchased online through Boots USA. Boots No7 has been featured in numbers other prestigious awards and has been reviewed by a bunch of influential magazines. Boots No7 has been anti aging frenzy NBC claimed the serum “was scientifically proven to repair collagen”. The primary ingredient that is known to repair collagen is oligopeptide. But is this ingredient in a high enough dosage to repair collagen? Our first reaction is that Boots No7 represents good value for money. When you compare Boots No7 to premium products, the formula is actually quite effective. The concentration of oligopeptide is reasonable for the cost of the product and we feel it represents good value for money.


Products in the Boots range include:

Boots No7 – Protect & Perfect Protection & Perfection Intense Serum
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Serum
Boots No7 PhotoFix Wrinkle Filler & Primer
Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm
Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask
Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream
Boots No7 Quick Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes
Boots No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator
Boots No7 Advanced Renewal Anti-Ageing Glycolic Peel Kit
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Eye Cream
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Night Cream
Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make-up Remover
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Cream
Boots No7 Soft & Sheer Tinted Moisturiser
Boots No7 Calm Skin Redness-Relief Gel
Boots No7 Lift & Luminate Night Cream
Boots No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator
Boots No7 Lighten & Brighten Age Spot Corrector
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Body Serum
Boots No7 Pore Refining Serum

We would love to hear from you about your Boots NO7 Experience. Please share your review below.

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  1. Skin Expert

    I recommend taking a look at a brand called Advanced Dermatology.
    You will love the results. Check it out.
    They received the highest possible score on the site.

  2. Wick Stevens

    I am 68 as of August 05, 2015. I have used Boots #7 Protect & Perfect Intense Serum for two years now. For me it is expensive because I live on Social Security but this is a product I feel I can’t live without, because it has done a wonderful job for me. I wish I could download a picture for your customers to see how I look. I could do a commercial for this product! I look about 45-50 years old and many have commented about my complexion and beauty. I am truly blessed. However, I asked my husband to purchase the ‘set’ for me if he could afford it because it was the only thing I wanted for my 68th Birthday and I was almost out of the Serum (Intense; not Advanced). So we went to the Target Store together and he got the $70 set of Advanced Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum with the two full bottles of the Day and Night Advanced Moisturizing Cream. I have used it faithfully every day and night since then. I have extremely sensitive skin and esp. my face is sensitive. I have had NO trouble ,for two years to now: with blotches, pimples, redness or anything else that some of these women have mentioned. I, in fact, have received MORE compliments and my friends say I ‘glow’. I notice my face is softer and there are less lines already. I do have some lines around my mouth and nose (not deep or highly noticeable, but they are apparent) and light crowfeet at the side of my eyes, but not deeply indented. I have noticed they are shrinking or appearing less. I DO NOT wear foundation or put anything else on my face. I use a little eye mascara because my lashes are very light blonde and because I am extremely fair-skinned, a natural blonde, I have to use a light brown eye brow pencil so I will have eyebrows. Prior to the two years I’ve used Boots #7 Serum, I used Clinique moisturizing day cream, and none other, but not daily. I see no difference between the Intense and the Advanced #7 products. I am just thankful I have the product and the only suggestion I would have is for the manufacturer to give us coupons and maybe free samples with the product; esp. the sets, to offset some of the cost. Also, I do not use the serum and moisturizer product immediately together…that may make a difference. I first wash my face with a non- soap product. Wait for about 5 minutes; then apply the Serum. I then fix my hair or do something for 10 minutes and then apply the moisturizer. I allow each product to settle into my face first before I apply another product. For the record; other products have caused my face to burn, itch and be bruised and red. Boots #7 has never done this and counting today, I have used this every day now (the Advanced product) for 7 days….one week. I also want everyone to know that I don’t work for Boots or any other skincare company (I am retired); and I have not been asked to give this testimony. I am doing so because I truly believe in this product and am thankful I am able to obtain it. I hope this helps others in their decision to purchase this product. Thank you, Wick Stevens, (FL; USA)

  3. Jodie

    I bought several products, intense serum, the day and night cream and foundation. I am lucky to be almost wrinkle free at 58, but wanted to start taking better care of my skin to keep it that way, plus my 40th reunion was coming up…. I wanted to look good. Well…. it did make me look younger overnight. I woke to find my face looking like I just hit puberty, bumpy little pimples everywhere, red blotches in some areas and flaky skin in other areas. I NEVER had skin problems before, not even as a teen, and now my face is a mess…. three weeks have passed and I am still all broken out….my reunion is 6 days away. I wish I had never put this stuff on my face.

    • Cynthia

      I thought I was reading a post from myself! I too am 58 with my 40th reunion coming up in 7 days. I’m sorry you had a reaction to this product but I’m also glad to have read your review of this product so that I can avoid a similar experience prior to my reunion. I hope things have cleared up for you…no pun intended.

  4. Joanne

    I used this product after a friend told me about it. I had a severe reaction like many people listed above. My face has been swollen, irritated and itchy now going into it’s 5th day. My eyes were so swollen I’ve had to wear glasses all week, avoid going out much and have generally never felt worse about a skin cream. Don’t know what is in this but it should be used with extreme caution or never. Not worth a chance. My lips look like I’ve had a bad botox job. Very unhappy camper.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve had a reaction too the texture of my skin is red and lumpy and dry patches I also have been using the make up . I don’t know what is in it but my skin isn’t liking it.

  5. Yvonne

    I have been using the No.7 Protect & Perfect Protection advanced serum and the night cream and love the way my skin feels, looks, how it applies and I find it reasonably priced. I purchased more today and apparently it has changed? They didn’t have the Advanced only the Intense, is it the same product or has something changed with the product besides the packaging?

    Thanks, Yvonne

  6. Michael & Steve

    My husband and I started using No.7 two weeks ago, we are in love with this stuff, It makes our skin feel so refreshed and we cant wait to see the results we may have after using this for a few weeks. Will most likely keep using because of the way it makes our skin feel even if it doesn’t remove fine lines. It gets and A+ in my book. As two gay men we have to keep our faces looking their best.

  7. Els

    Bought Protect & Perfect – within days has caused severe allergic reaction. Not happy as face looks awful. Will go back to using Caudalie as has more natural ingredients.

  8. Curly B

    I have taken care of my skin since 6th grade when my grandmother told me to never wash my face with soap again. I haven’t and I’m now 62 with no crows feet and no nose-to-mouth lines. I have used different skincare products every single day and night. I changed to Boots 7 two years ago and LOVE it! No need to change again, and I have very sensitive skin.

  9. Pippin

    What a waste of money this is, does not do what its supposed to, in fact it gave me a severe allergic reaction.

    As per the stupid woman on the ad……….yes I was “like glowing” but that was due to my face burning and itching like mad. never again!!

  10. Kim Rudisel

    I have ALWAYS taken care of my skin! I am always trying different products (at least every year) I just started no7 a week ago. The restore & Protect, day and night cream. I am SO HAPPY WITH THESE PRODUCTS. I Insisted that my sister buy the products also!! I am going to buy the serum next. I REALLY WANT TO KNOW IF Paraben’s are in ANY of no7 products, before I purchase the serum?????

  11. joyce miller

    I started using two of the products as soon as I heard about it few years ago. I am allergic to everything tested for, but not this. I am seventy years old, and last month when I had to see a cardiologist for first time, he guessed my age to be fifty five. two weeks after he put stents in my heart he was still commenting on how young I looked.

    • Heart

      Exactly what products did you buy?
      I was told by someone I have too many wrinkles .I also am 70 and feel desperate to improve my skin and hopefully look younger
      I was devestated at that remark

      • Faye

        I am 80 years old, and have been using 3 No7 products—Protect&Perfect Intense Serum, Protect&Perect Protection Intense Body Serum, and Lift & Luminate Day Cream (also Lift & luminate night Cream.
        I use all 3 in the morning after shower and at night before bed.
        IT HAS WORKED WONDERS FOR ME! I keep getting complements on how much younger my skin looks.
        Maybe it does not work for sensitive skin, but it has worked wonders for mine.

      • Erin

        That person who told you that was probably jealous of you. When someone makes a remark like that, you can bet they envy you for something. I would bet they are also very unhappy with their own life. I’m looking into the serums. There are so many I don’t know what to choose but I am 65 and definitely fight dry skin. Oh, I also fight adult acne. Thought I would eventually leave that behind!

  12. Anonymous

    I just recently purchased No 7. I been using it for 2 weeks now and my skin feels good. I’m 60 years old and all my life I’ve heard how I don’t look my age. I knew when I was younger that this was true. Now I see the aging in my face and I think I look my age. I’m trying to improve my skin and yes look younger. My husbands 12 years older than me and I don’t want to look like I’m his Mother.

  13. Kelli

    I purchased the intense serum and the day and night cream, used it once and my face broke out in small red bumps everywhere. I’ve NEVER had a reaction to any product I’ve ever used before. SO disappointed in this product and completely embarrassed to have to walk around looking like this (going on 3 days after using it one time and my face is still red and bumpy)…hopefully it clears up soon. Am definitely returning this.

  14. Lucy

    I have used No 7 for several years and have loved the products. My last eye cream purchases for my husband and myself, however, seem to be different in color. Additionally, my eyes broke out in the corners with dermatitis and I had to go to the dermatologist for treatment. Has the formulation changed in the eye creams – Protect and Perfect and the Intense version? I looked online at the UK site and saw that they have a pro-retinol in them which I don’t recall seeing before as I’m allergic to that. I welcome any comments. Thanks.

  15. Linda

    I have been using the Lift and Luminate day and night duo for about four weeks.
    I can notice that some discoloration is improving and my skin feels very soft. Does anyone know the difference between the Lift and Luminate and the Protect and Preserve lines?

  16. CindyLou

    Hi ! I have been using the Boots no.7 line now for a couple of years and I love it! It works great and I am happy ! I have used a high brand name company in the past but I find the no. 7 brand very affordable and it work ! Love Love Love it !

  17. Colorado Wildflower

    I bought the No7 Protect & Perfect Foundation last week. I hope they take it back. I had to wash my face 4 times (with quality Shiseido cleanser), then using toner in between washing my face and still the cotton balls has a large amounts of of residue of foundation on them. Just not for me (grossed me out…(

  18. Chloe

    Using the cream for dry/ sensitive skin.. Absolutely love it, before all creams were causing reactions on my face leaving red rashes and scaly skin and so I had to use more make up to cover it up, since I switched to no7 I barely have to use any foundation my skin has improved greatly! Absolutely delighted not too expensive either will be using from now on

  19. Anonymous

    Best products on the market! I have tried several high end lines with little results. I experienced amazing service from a Beauty Advisor in Target here in CT. She listened to everything I told her about my skin and put together a regime fit for me. I recently picked up No7 Men’s in Walgreens for a few of my friends as gifts and they absolutely love the Ultra Calm shaving cream. Highly recommended! 5 stars!

  20. Greg

    I purchased No. 7 Men. On the package it says “Reduces signs of fatigue fast”. Really? I have been using this product twice a day for a month and the bags and dark circles are still under my eyes. The fast fatigue reduction has not happened. I followed the directions and cleanse before each use. I do like the roll on aspect but otherwise it has done nothing.

    • Maureen

      Hi, My name is Maureen. I am 70 years old. It seems my whole life I have been plagued with dark circles under my eyes. I have spent tons of bucks on everything that reviews said worked, with no real difference. This week, I was at Target, had not read any reviews, but had seen one of #7 products talked about on TV, so I drafted over to check it out. Wow, there were many. I ended up picking up #7 Restore & Renew Restaure Eye Cream. This in 2 days, morning and night has not only lighten under my eyes, but the deep set line under the dark circles is almost gone.
      For me, I look like I had a eye lift and my circles were almost gone. .

  21. Anonymous

    I use the full protect and perfect range.
    I have oily/ sensitive skin and this is the only cream I can use that doesn’t cause spots. The night cream is gorgeous and soothing and the day cream is light and after a week or so of wearing your make up glides on 😀
    Skin is soft, clearer and fine lines around my eyes have reduced! My only moan is that I don’t seem to notice any difference with the night cream so I find just smoothing the serum over my undereye does the trick.
    Life saving product!!

  22. Karen

    I bought the No 7 intense day creme and intense serum and I loved it and thought right on this is for me, but 3 days later I broke out with bad hives on my neck and my face. This has never happened to me before.

  23. Diane

    I haven’t worn make up in years. My skin reacts badly and halfway through the day it looks terrible. The gal at Walgreen’s recommended Boots and told me right off that I could return it if I didn’t like it. I am thrilled. I can wear make up again and it looks good all day long. I love the way my skin feels and I get compliments. Will never, ever use another product except Boots.

  24. Maria


    I am trying to find the Protect and perfect intensive beauty serum, in Norway and Sweden. I just find Protect and perfect intensive serum. Is it the same product? And work in the same way? Maria

  25. smartin

    please help. would this product be good for me if my DR. is putting me on a med. that will block the estrogen in my body due to breast ca. I know estrogen keeps your skin looking younger. what can I do when I start getting dry skin and wrinkles being off the hormone replacement therapy. I need a rush answer as I am getting ready to take the estrogen zapper. I am over 60 but less than 65. thank you

  26. dotty

    Ordered a swag of beauty products (well at least 3 which is a lot for me..) from Amazon after reading about anti-aging products in Good Houskeeping, including Boots no 7 Lift and Luminate Night Cream. The first couple of times I used it my face did get a bit blotchy. But I came back to it a few months later and am completely sold. My skin is looking great and I definitely see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Have been using it every night for about a month and have had no problems as with first use. I love it and would love to try other products in the range but no one here in Oz seems to stock them. I’m 52 and like anything that turns back the clock!

    • Amy

      Hi Dotty. I have never commented on any website before, but your comments have inspired me to share what has happened with me. I’ll be 52 in a couple of days, August 16. I have been using the Boots no 7 Lift and Luminate line for about 10 weeks now and really like it as well. Prior to that I had not used anything at all. I looked terrible but was so busy with my job that I just didn’t have time to do anything about it or to even really think about it. I also had doubts that there was anything that would make a difference (short of a face lift which was not an option for me). My main issue was that I had lots of sagging skin on my face and neck. I had jowls, turkey neck, no jawline, droopy eyes and my lips were droopy/thin line. My skin looked unhealthy as well and makeup did nothing to hide it. So… what I did was avoid mirrors. Well, my daughter got engaged and her wedding will be in May 2015. Over the summer break (I’m a math teacher) it started to dawn on me that there would be lots of pictures, so I started to panic. I looked at all of the procedures that could be done, but too expensive. After hours and hours of internet research I decided to try the Boots no 7 line. It was within my budget and there was a new Ulta store that just opened that was 5 minutes from my house. The other thing that I decided to do was to try facial exercises because, like I mentioned above, my big problem was sagging skin. To my surprise the combination of the Boots no 7 and the facial exercises has really worked. I’ve been using the Boots no 7 for ten weeks and have been doing the facial exercises for 7 weeks (the facial exercise program that I selected goes for 12 weeks and then you just do maintenance after that). My husband, daughter and twin sister, after laughing at me at first, have now admitted that it is really working. My twin sister said that I now look 10 years younger her. I know that I still have a ways to go but I’m hoping that by the time of the wedding that I feel like at least I’ve done all I can do to look my best. Thank you dotty!

      • Maria

        I tried the Restore renew Serum, the moisturiser and the spot corrector for 2 weeks. I am 61 and I have slways been told that I look younger. I have used Dior, E. Arden, Occitane, Obagi, and many other serums and I have to say i am amazed how this products worked. I agree with Amy that creams alone won’t do the work. Skin depends on muscle to get tighter and younger looking. Exercise help to produce elasticity and joint lubrication. Diet is also vital. I was skeptic and very surprised at the results no 7 products fid on my face. Still can not believe it.

      • Beth

        Congratulations on the results! ☺
        What facial exercise program are you using? I never heard of such a thing. Thanks much!!

  27. Donna

    I’ve been using Boots 7 Protect & Perfect for about 5 weeks every morning. I can’t see any visable signs of change other than softness to my skin.

    • Michele

      Hi Donna,

      I would love for you to check out my website and view the testimonial videos on our product. It has a 30 day money back and we ENCOURAGE before & after pictures so we are confident you will see results! Reach out to me thru my website (skinrevelation dot com) with any questions you may have! :)

    • LInda

      I don’t think that it is. I have been using it for about a month and my face has started to break out randomly. Not much, just a pimple or whitehead here and there. But any breakout is too much. I have noticed a slight difference in firmness, but not enough to put up with the pimples

      • Anonymous

        In the protect and perfect advanced it has salacylic acid in there which helps to clear up any blemishes by fighting the bacteria that causes spot

  28. Shari

    I have been using this product for years and I love it. The best product for the price. I love the way my skin feels and looks. I use the protect and perfect line and love it!! One complaint.. here in Canada its extremely rare to find a combo pack of products. I bought one , once. I would like to see more combo packs with a great price, like the more you buy the better the price.

  29. Olivia

    Sara is probably right in thinking that you might be allergic to something in your Lift and Luminate cream.
    All Boots No. 7 products are hypo-allergenic, meaning that any ingredients known to cause an allergic reaction have been removed.
    However, everyone’s skin is different, and your skin may be sensitive to particular ingredients in the formula. Also, as you use soap and water to clean your skin, the rich ingredients in the cream that hydrate and protect the skin (and serve the function of anti-ageing) may have been too much for your skin!
    I would advise you to start by using the Soft and Soothed Gentle Cleanser by No 7 to clean the skin, followed by the Beautiful Skin Day Cream (moisturiser) to hydrate and protect. These are the basics available in the range, to kick start your skincare routine gently, before you add in anti-ageing. The cleanser also is a creamy consistency that dissolves dirt and grime but leaves your skin soft and gentle.
    I live in the UK, so I hope these products are available to you (if you’re in the US)!
    Boots in the UK has very high customer service standards, and Walgreens (their partnering company in the US) should be the same. So if you require a refund, they should do their best to make sure they get it!
    …and, it might be worth noting that your Lift and Luminate will last for up to 24 months once opened, so don’t throw it away just yet if you think you could get some use out of it.
    Hope this helps,
    Livvy xx

  30. JG

    I’m 53 years old and purchased the day & night lift and luminate serums do to the ads on TV.
    This is the best product I have found in years. After 1 week age spots on my face are disappearing and the small lines are going away also. The age spots were my biggest problems since I work outside in the garden so much. I would recommend this to all men and women

  31. Jean Moore

    I bought a jar of lift and laminate night cream yesterday..I have never used anything on my face except soap and water(any kind)I am 80yrs old.about an hour after I applied it my face started to feel itch and tight .A little while later I started to develope har little welts on my chin and around my nose.this morning I have dry scaleyareas on my face and my welts on my chin are actually draining tiny bits of water from them .Does that mean I should go back to the store and get a refund

  32. Anonymous

    i have been using Boots No 7 Serum and have not found any other product that works this well.
    i am really pleased with results, it promises younger skin in 4 weeks, but i saw improvements after less than 1 week.
    will buy more from this line.

  33. Gigi Koslow

    I am 62 years old and also am an esthetician. I have used the intense serum and I love it. I also tried a sample of the Boots No. 7 lifting day cream and was very happy with that. I will buy that next. I have always taken care of my skin since I was 17 and look much younger than my age because of that and heredity. I will say that after using the intense serum and moisturizer I have gotten a number of compliments on my skin.

  34. Anonymous

    i tried and using the boot no7 serum.
    i noticed that i looked prettier and younger…and the compliments i got on my pictures on fb is flattering..

  35. denise thomson

    I am so absolutely thrilled with the serum
    I’ve never looked healthier
    And prettier then in my youth
    Highest recommend
    Won’t go without it .
    Thank you so much
    Regards Denise

  36. Ben

    Im a male and I use Boots 7 Protect & Perfect Protection and give it a 5 star ranking. I choose this product because it gets good reviews. This is the only face product I have used and I am pleased with the results thus far.

  37. deborah

    love love love…Boots no 7 protect and perfect has worked so well for me…unlike any other skin care regiment that i have ever had. in fact, i liked their skin care line so much, i decided to give so of their cosmetic line a try. photo fix primer is the abosulte best primer that i have ever used, and i will never use any other foundation after wearing their matte foundation. perfect…and the compliments just keep pouring in.

  38. Ingrid

    I saw Boots 7 Wrinkle Cream on the television last year but could not find it anywhere in Atlanta. Yesterday I saw it in my drug store and was going to buy it but there were many products in the range and nobody could help me. This is why I am here to ask what the best product in the range is for women with wrinkles around the lips?

  39. Celina

    I used Boots No 7 wrinkle cream, and I liked it. I have been using it for the last 5 months and I can see some minor improvement in my skin tone. It smells pleasant and absorbs nicely. No oily residue. I hate product that leave an oily texture behind. I much prefer having a matt look.

  40. Emily

    I tried boots no 7 protect and perfects.
    Boots is a genius marketer but their products are crap.
    Very disappointed. At least the price wasn’t overly expensive.

  41. Helen

    I am in my 50’s and have been using Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum since it was first launched in the US. I really like this product and it has really given me more even toned skin. I use it on my face, hands and chest at night. Thanks Boots for developing a great!

  42. Pamela

    I am 24 and and have some fine lines and wrinkles but look like any other 24 year old girl. Boots no 7 took it from nice to fantastic! And the price is okay so I can continue to use it.

  43. I love Boots NO7

    When I use Boots No 7 my skin feels very hydrated and without it I am itchy. Especially when I come out of the shower. My husband would always tell me my face looks dry and to drink some water but ever since I started the Boots moisturizer he has not said such a stupid thing once.

    you can almost hear my skin go Ahhhhh!

  44. Elen

    Boots No 7 has been my secret for years because I lived in the UK for two years. I was buying the products online from Amazon so I was happy to see that I could now buy this wonder cream in the US. It is not much cheaper in the UK, they are charging pounds and the pound is higher than our dollar.

  45. Ursula

    What is the best online store to buy Boots No 7? I heard the bbc report and it looks scientific so I am going to give it a try. I am just upset the product is much cheaper in the UK.

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