Belle is very proud.
‘Have you done your creams?’ she asks, morning and night. (She is very strict.)
‘Yes, I’ve done them!’
I beam proudly, like a toddler trying to impress their mummy.
Four weeks on then, have I noticed any difference using the Lift & Luminate serum, eye cream, day cream and night cream?
All of the products contain the same triple action technology, designed to tackle the three most common signs of ageing, (namely wrinkles, firmness and tone), and the idea is that when you use the products together, rather than individually, you get better results. 88% of women who tested out the No7 Lift & Luminate range found that they saw even better results when they combined the products.
Does the No7 Lift & Luminate range make you look younger?
No7 is the number one serum brand, with clinically proven anti-ageing results, so let’s have a look shall we?
Now, bear in mind that the light is a little different in these before and after pictures. I didn’t want to do any sort of editing though, as I was wary then of artificially changing the look of my skin. Take a look and see what you think:
I know, I look like eighteen right?!
Aside from the difference in light and colour, I do genuinely think there are some changes. It feels to me like the lines around my eyes are less visible in the after photos, and that generally things look a little bit more even.
Benefits of the No7 Lift & Luminate range
Aside from what you might be able to see in the photos, there are a lot of things that I really like about the No& Lift & Luminate range, and quite a few more subtle differences that I have noticed.
I know that I’ve enjoyed using the No7 products because I’m still using them. I haven’t come to the end of the trial period and given up, which I thought I might do, because I genuinely like how they make me feel.
Firstly, I love the ritual of it. I’ve never really been the sort of person to have a skincare routine, but there is a lot to be said for the process, twice a day, of taking the time to wash you face and apply creams. There is something very comforting about it, but there’s also a feeling of taking care of yourself. It isn’t just about wanting to look younger, it’s about wanting to take that little bit of time every day to invest in yourself and make yourself feel good.
To me, it felt a bit like having a big glass of water or a piece of fruit – you do it because you know it’s good for you, but also because of the fuzzy feeling you get from just being kind to yourself.
Oh yes – the No7 Lift & Luminate day cream is sparkly! It has teeny tiny glittery bits in it, so afterwards my hands shimmer. I like that. Applying it, I was a bit worried that it would leave my face feeling greasy, at is has quite a thick, luxurious feel. It really doesn’t though. I was very impressed with how quickly it absorbed, leaving my face feeling dry and smooth.
The skin on my forehead feels smoother. For years, on and off, I’ve suffered with the skin on my forehead. When I’m stressed, or hormonal, or anything like that, it goes bumpy. I get lots of little lumps and bumps on it that you can’t necessarily see, but which I can feel. After just a couple of weeks of using the products I noticed a definite reduction in this.
Around my jawline too I would say there has been a change. I had started to get a bit paranoid about the skin around my jaw feeling looser, and would often find myself fiddling with it, imagining pulling it all up and stapling it behind my ear. (Surely not just me?!) Similarly with my cheeks – it has really felt over the last year or so that things were beginning to sag. After a month of using the No7 Lift & Luminate range I feel like this has improved. The skin around my jawline and across my face feels a little firmer and plumper, like I might not have to gather it all into a knot at the back of my head quite yet.
Want to find out more?
There are also nine other bloggers who’ve been trialling the products, so why not go and pay them a visit and see how they got on?
- Hayley Carr – londonbeautyqueen.com
- Kate Marten – katelouiseblogs.com
- Tracey McAlpine – fightingfifty.co.uk
- Alex Garman – Iheartbeauty.net
- Jane Cunningham – britishbeautyblogger.com
- Louise Woollam – getlippie.com
- Lisa Barrett – glowology.co.uk
- Fritha Strickland – tigerlillyquinn.com
- Sareta Fontaine – kikiblahblah.com