If your skin is looking and feeling dry, No7 Instant Results Hydration Mask* will quench its thirst!
Updated 30th April 2018
Modern life can play havoc with your skin.
When you go away on holiday, too many late nights, too much sun exposure, or too many cocktails can easily make your skin look and feel dry. During the winter, the harsh effects of central heating can easily be seen on your complexion. And changing hormone levels during the peri-menopause can also have an effect.
So it’s important to give your skin some pampering on a regular basis.
A couple of years ago, I tried out No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask when my skin was looking very dry and tired after a summer holiday. I visited a No7 adviser in my local Boots store, who suggested that this would be a good option for my skin.
The results I saw from the sample were so good that I went back and bought it a few days later. It quickly became a favourite skincare treat.
No7 Instant Results Hydration Mask* is the updated version of that product. So I was keen to see whether it would be as good.
What They Say
No7 Instant Results Hydration Mask is a soft hydration mask. It’s “nourishing formula contains a blend of skin identical lipids that instantly get to work to intensively moisturise your skin.”
It promises to leave skin that feels “hydrated, beautifully soft and has a bright appearance”. And with continued use, the product helps to “promote healthy looking skin”.
Now who wouldn’t want that!?
How to Use No7 Instant Results Hydration Mask
The mask comes in a plastic pump action bottle, which makes it easy to dispense the correct amount. The previous version was a light and fluffy creme, but this one has swirls of gel and cream throughout the product.
When you dispense the mask, the two components mix together for easy application. The mask has a delicate, pleasant smell and feels very light to the touch as well.
After cleansing your skin, you simply sweep a generous amount of the cream over your face, avoiding the delicate areas like the eyes and lips.
Then you relax for three minutes and let the mask do its thing. Or for a more intensive result, you can leave it on for 10 minutes – a perfect time to relax and unwind.
After removing the excess cream with tissues and rinsing off any residue, you can carry on with your normal skincare routine. This product can be used 2-3 times per week.
My skin has always been dry, but recently I’ve noticed that it’s starting to get even drier. Sometimes even my beloved L’Occitane Creme Divine isn’t rich enough!
So a rich moisturising mask like this is just what my skin needs, to give it a little boost of hydration and plump everything up again.
When I first tried the original version of this mask, I expected it to be quite heavy as it is designed for dry and very dry skin. That product was surprisingly light, but if anything this version is even lighter.
I love the scent of this product, and even the look of the product has been improved. It feels luxurious when you apply it, and is easy to remove as well. And my skin feels softer and hydrated after I have used it.
I did feel a slight tingling while the mask was on, but it wasn’t painful or unpleasant. Although the product is labelled as being suitable for sensitive skin, I would advise caution if you have skin sensitivities, especially if your skin reacts to fragranced products.
If in doubt, I would ask for a sample at the No7 counter and do a patch test before applying it to a larger area.
No7 Instant Results Hydration Mask: The Verdict
I am still really impressed with this product. It is easy to use and to remove, and has a lovely smell.
When my skin is looking dry and dull, No7 Instant Results Hydration Mask gives it a fantastic boost. However, I do advise caution if you have sensitive skin.
At £15 for 100ml, I think this mask represents pretty good value for money. And it is a simple way to give tired skin a quick boost.