Tuesday, 19 June 2012

No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water



I had been wanting to try this product for the longest time! Ever since the launch of the Beautiful Skin line by No7 I was interested in getting my hands on this and trying it out. Unfortunately this was completely impossible because there didn't seem to be a Boots on earth that had this in stock.

Finally, to my surprise, a couple of weeks ago my local Boots had two of these in stock and I jumped at the chance to spend my No7 voucher on it. The voucher didn't cover the whole cost so I had to fork out for some of it by myself but I didn't mind because I was so excited to try it.

I had previously just bought a 500ml bottle of the Taaj Makeup Remover that I had fallen in love with when I tried it in my Joliebox, so technically I didn't need this. However I felt completely compelled to buy it whilst I saw it and give Taaj a good run for their money as this product is very similar.

The idea is that you put some of the cleansing water onto a cotton pad and then wipe it over our face to remove all make up. You do this until your cotton pad is clean and then you wash your face to finalise the routine. One disadvantage to this product is that you do have to wash the product off after using it whereas with the Taaj you don't. Having said this I would wash my face regardless with them both. But for someone who may not want to, this could be a contributing factor.

On the other hand, an advantage to the No7 Cleanser is the dispenser. It is a lot easier to pump the water onto the cotton pad than it is to tip the Taaj water onto it. This may be a little factor but in my eyes it makes a big difference.

On a scale of which removes my makeup better I would say that Taaj just nips this product to the post. They are both pretty similar... both aren't that brilliant at removing mascara but can do the job. However I feel like my skin looks slightly cleaner and fresher when I use the Taaj instead.

Ultimately, this product is more expensive as it retails at £9 for 200ml, whereas I bought 500ml of the Taaj water for £17.50. However you have to wait for this to be delivered from France whereas the No7 is (theoretically) available from your local Boots. My Taaj remover didn't take long to arrive but this again could be a contributing factor to the decision.

Have you tried either of these products? What is your opinion on them?

6 comments:

  1. This was interesting to read, nice comparison between the two! I love No7 and esp the oily skin range xo

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    1. Thanks hun. I'm not overly fussed with it to be honest which I find pretty disappointing but oh well.. not every skincare range is for everyone! xxo

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  2. this looks really good, I have a voucher and was undecided what to spend it on so it may be this as I need a good makeup remover!

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    1. Yeah it's worth a try :) Why not :) xxo

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  3. Hello missy ;) I've been raving about this product for agessssss! Finally I got my hands on it too and picked up 2 bottles as I seem to be getting through it so fast, but fortunately I had vouchers for both. I'm really confused though as all of the Boots in Coventry sell this for £9 each so I only had to pay £4 each, why on earth yours is so expensive I'll never know! I completely agree that it isn't amazing at removing mascara - particularly stubborn ones like Benefit They're Real but it does give it a good go and is really nice as like a pre-cleanser or even after cleansing to make sure allllllllll make up is off. I don't feel I have to wash it off either, which is strange. But I use Clinique liquid facial soap afterwards anyway :) I'm so gutted that I hadn't signed up to Joliebox in time to receive the Taaj Micellar Water as I've seen you (and others) talk about how good it is and now I really want it but I have 1.5 bottles of this left!

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    1. Ohhh! thanks for pointing out my pricing error! Bad me! I was thinking about the other No7 product I bought in London. Better repair that error now haha. You should deffo try the Taaj water instead because I like it more :) xxo

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