Review: Boots No7 skin care (tested on my husband!)

22 Apr 2014

A good skin care routine is just as important for men as it is women. Boots No7 men’s line has recently made its way to the US (it’s the number 1 beauty brand in the UK) and the people over at Boots needed a few handsome, American husbands to try it out…Fortunately, my hubby is extremely handsome and not afraid to let me test skin care products out on him. 😉 For the past month he’s been trying out two new Boots No7 Men products: the Boots No7 Men Post Shave Recovery Balm and the Anti-Friction Shave Gel, both available in the US now. Keep reading to find out what he thinks!

Boots No7 Men Anti-Friction Shave Gel Post Shave Recovery Balm

What it is:
‘For over 77 years, Boots No7 has provided an internationally-acclaimed range of skincare products which are hypo-allergenic, dermatologically tested and affordable. The men’s line has recently made its way to the United States, and introduces a collection of products that are just as reliable, offering the same Boots formula as the coveted women’s line, yet tailored to men.’

Boots No7 Men Post Shave Recovery Balm

Boots No7 Men Post Shave Recovery Balm

‘A cooling and calming formula leaves the skin with immediate long-lasting hydration. The balm works to soothe areas of redness and irritation, deeply restoring moisture to the skin.’

Boots No7 Men Anti-Friction Shave Gel

Boots No7 Men Anti-Friction Shave Gel

‘The hydrating gel allows razors to glide easily across the skin to create a closer shave, while soothing and protecting the skin. Razor burn and irritation are reduced as the gel works to deeply calm and comfort the skin.’


His findings:
He had never heard of the brand Boots No7 before and previously he had only used Aveeno, Gilette and Burt’s Bees shaving products. He didn’t mind trying these out, especially when I told him that Boots No7 is a popular brand in Europe (I myself have used their products before, they’ve been available in The Netherlands for a while) and Boots No7 Men is now at Walgreens.
I asked him how he would describe the two products and he said that the descriptions above are pretty much accurate. There wasn’t anything he didn’t like! Their textures and consistencies are just right.
His favorite of the two is the ‘Post Shave Recovery Balm’. Once on, it has a very slight cooling and soothing effect, which feels great. It also has a light and pleasant smell, he said. I asked him if he would purchase these products himself once he runs out and he says he definitely would! 🙂

Where to buy:
Boots No7 Men skin care line is now available at Walgreens and Both the Post Shave Recovery Balm and the Anti-Friction Shave Gel retail for $7.99. If your boyfriend or husband (or dad!) is looking to try new, inexpensive shaving products, these are worth checking out! Go to the Boots US website for more details.


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.

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