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Product Review - Boots No. 7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum

Boots No 7
This is the product that took Boots by storm. The shelves were emptied and eager customers had to wait for new supplies to come in. I felt I had to try some as soon as it hit the shops again. Protect and Perfect is reasonably priced for this sort of specialist product at £16.75 for a 30ml tube.

The product in question is a silky serum which is designed to be smoothed into the face and neck after cleansing and toning. It is not marketed as a moisturiser but as a product that contains protecting and renewing ingredients. It is applied to the skin before moisturiser.

The serum comes in a very neat, slim plastic tube with a thin nozzle. This makes it very economical as only a small blob is dispensed when pressure is applied to the tube. The serum does not ooze out on its own as is often the case.

I have been using the serum since October 2007 and am very pleased with the results. My skin colour has improved and I feel that the texture is firmer and smoother. The serum is not at all sticky and sinks into the skin rapidly. Believe it or not I am still on my first tube!

I'd be really interested to hear any of your thoughts on this product, and whether it has worked for you or not. Please post your comments below!