Question and Answers- What’s the deal with Boots #7?

Question:  I’ve heard that a moisturizer from Boots Chemists actually works on wrinkles.  Is this true?

Answer:  This might sound like another urban legend, but studies of Boots #7 have actually been published in the always reliable British Journal of Dermatology.  Beautifully designed research actually looked at  changes both  in the cellular level and those visable in the  mirror and came up with desirable results.

Here’s how  it worked.  In the lab, this study looked  at fibrillin deposits in the cells as a “marker” for cellular aging.  Fibrillin is associated with new collagen growth anad as we grow older, fibrillin  levels naturally decline.  After six months of using Boots #7, researchers found increased levels of fibrillin right where you would want them to be.  Even  better, the study also found that in real time about 40% of the women saw a decline in wrinkles, especially around the eyes. 

Boots #7 has about 6% active ingredients of pentapeptides, antioxidants and retinyl palmitate.  This mixture is not as powerful as the gold- standard Retin A, but it is much less expensive and  less irritating anti-aging option. 

If you live in England you can find a Boots Chemists in practically every neighborhood.  In the US you can gets Boots#7 online at Ulta, Target and Amazon– at about $20.  Nice product, nice price.

6 thoughts on “Question and Answers- What’s the deal with Boots #7?

    • Oh of course. According to the paper published in the British Journal of Dermatology the product was No.7 Protect and Perfect Intense Beauty Serum. I believe that this one has the highest concentration of effective ingredients.

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  2. Hello, I just wanted to know can I use boots no7 protect and perfect serum and day and night moisturisers while using skinceuticals retinol 1.0 cream in the night. Thanks so much.

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