The Boots brand is a familiar one in Great Britain, with a franchise of stores spanning the British Isles and some in other parts of the UK. Boots recently dipped its corporate toes into the US market by launching a skin care line sold in US chain Walgreens, “Boots No7 Men.” I’ve had the opportunity to try the line for a while now.
Boots No7 Men Product Line-Up
This would used every week or so. It’s one of those cleansers that feels “gritty” or “sandy” and used for deeply cleaning debris from the skin. I prefer something with a little less “grit” but that’s a personal preference. The Boots No7 Men Face Scrub does the job it’s designed to.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Polyethylene, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium laureth sulfate, Acrylates/palmeth-25 acrylate copolymer, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Panthenol, Sodium hydroxide, Methylparaben, Dipropylene glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Disodium phosphate. – See more at: http://us.boots.com/product/42490#sthash.mcpCYx4f.dpuf
This seems to be a pretty good wash: I find it does not dry out my skin as much as some other products I’ve tried.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium laureth sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl betaine, PEG-18 glyceryl oleate/cocoate, Sodium chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-120 methyl glucose dioleate, Panthenol, Citric acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Dipropylene glycol, Disodium phosphate, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium hydroxide, Tocopherol – See more at: http://us.boots.com/product/42492#sthash.Xa5gV138.dpuf
Hair & Body Wash
I find the Boots No7 Men Hair / Body Wash particularly convenient in the shower (it’s not shown in the picture above because it’s in the shower stall! ). It does not lather as much as other multi-purpose washes I’ve tried but it works well, particularly when I use it with one of those nylon scrubby puffs.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium chloride, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Panthenol, PEG-120 methyl glucose dioleate, Polyquaternium-10, Citric acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Disodium phosphate, Dipropylene glycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium hydroxide, Sodium acetate, Isopropyl alcohol, Tocopherol – See more at: http://us.boots.com/product/42491#sthash.t7MHN7XQ.dpuf
Eye Roll On
This is one of those products that temporarily reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene glycol, Glycerin, Acrylamide/ammonium acrylate copolymer, Caffeine, Polyisobutene, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-20, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan isostearate, Ascorbyl glucoside, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Hesperidin methyl chalcone, Potassium hydroxide, Chlorhexidine digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Potassium sorbate, Sodium citrate, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, Chrysin, Palmitoyl oligopeptide, Citric acid, Biotin – See more at: http://us.boots.com/product/42489#sthash.3Uq9bj1G.dpuf
The Boots No7 Men Moisturiser is particularly good if you will be outside, as it has an SPF of 15 (though it should not be used as your only protection!). I was pleasantly surprised by its lack of a greasy feel on the skin and it “soaked in” quickly. I think it probably has the strongest fragrance of the line but it is pretty innocuous.
Ingredients:Aqua (Water), Glycerin, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Octocrylene, Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Cetearyl glucoside, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Ethylhexyl salicylate, C18-36 acid glycol ester, Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol denat., Potassium cetyl phosphate, Cetearyl alcohol, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Butylene glycol, Dimethiconol, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Xanthan gum, Diethylhexyl butamido triazone, Retinyl palmitate, Ascorbyl glucoside, Sodium hyaluronate, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, T-butyl alcohol, Lupinus albus seed extract, Dipropylene glycol, Carbomer, Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, Dimethylmethoxy chromanol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium hydroxide, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Simethicone, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl oligopeptide, Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7. – See more at: http://us.boots.com/product/42488#sthash.v7sLS9St.dpuf
The Serum can be used before the moisturizer for an extra boost of “anti-aging” ingredients that can reduce the look of wrinkles over time.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water), Butylene glycol, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Arabinogalactan, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Magnesium sulfate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Hexyl laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, Retinyl palmitate, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) extract, Methylparaben, Propylene glycol, Ethylparaben, Lupinus albus seed extract, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Panax ginseng root extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Morus alba leaf extract, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl oligopeptide, Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7. – See more at: http://us.boots.com/product/42487#sthash.ouTqGEUB.dpuf