Two years ago, No7 launched the No7 Advanced Ingredients Facial Capsules collection. The No7 Hyaluronic Acid & Camellia Oil Facial Capsules are just one of the capsule formulas available, with there also being a Vitamin C & Vitamin E capsule, Ceramide & Peptides capsule, and also the Hyaluronic Acid capsule too.
No7 Hyaluronic Acid & Camellia Oil Facial Capsules
“Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid & Camellia Oil Facial Capsules. Our formulation combines different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid in a carefully blended mix, spanning low molecular and high molecular weights, and draws in moisture for instant visible benefits & long lasting hydration.
This formula combines two key ingredients: Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid & Camellia Oil. These capsules work together to deliver scientifically proven results, plump skin & smooth the appearance of wrinkles so that your skin looks smoother and wrinkles appear plumped.“
The No7 Hyaluronic Acid & Camellia Oil Facial Capsules are £19.95, and you get 30 capsules within a clear plastic jar. Each of the capsules is a rubbery texture, where you twist the neck of the capsule. Boots recommend throwing the used capsules away in your general rubbish, so it doesn’t look like they’re biodegradable.
The No7 Hyaluronic Acid & Camellia Oil Facial Capsules contains 30 capsules, and in each capsule, you get the tiniest amount of serum. The serum itself is a thick, greasy texture, which feels like a silicone makeup primer (silicone is the first ingredient in the ingredients list, so it’s hardly surprising).
I hate the way they leave my skin feeling. They’re so slimy and feel too greasy for my liking. I hate skincare products you can ‘feel’ on the skin 10–15 minutes after applying them, and you can feel these capsules for a good hour after using them.
I’m not going to make out to be an eco blogger, but these capsules feel so wasteful. I’m sure the plastic jar will be recyclable, but the capsule material doesn’t claim to be biodegradable.
So, I can’t help thinking a conventional bottle or jar would suffice, without the capsules being needed. For £20, they work out at 66 pence each. You get such a tiny amount of serum in each capsule, that it absolutely isn’t enough to cover your entire face and neck.
Whereas, with a normal bottle/tube of serum, the product goes further, and you can apply as much or as little as you want.
I didn’t purchase these myself, they were gifted, but I definitely wouldn’t repurchase, unfortunately. I’ve found some real gems in the No7 skincare range, but for me, these capsules are a greasy, expensive and bad for the environment miss.
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