No7 Future Renew Skincare Collection

#gifted Unless you have been living under a rock or on a social media detox, then there is no way you could have missed the latest release from No7. Their Future Renew Collection has been hyped all over the internet, and I was very excited to try it out. The collection is made of of 4 core products, eye cream, serum, day cream and a night cream. It’s so fantastic if you like a simple but robust routine, covering all bases.

No7 is a market leader in skincare, their products are purse friendly, effective and top quality. I always think of No7 as skincare I can trust which has simple packaging, is easy to understand, and they have a collection for every age group. I have tried and loved quite a few products from them over the years, their makeup is also incredible quality. This Future Renew collection is science lead and has been 15 years in the making, using research from the University of Manchester and their breakthroughs in peptide technology (pepticology).

Peptides occur naturally in the skin and aid the skin’s natural repair process. Exclusive to No7, this breakthrough technology supports skin’s natural self-repair. With damage reversal skincare products for both your day and night skincare regimes to reverse visible signs of skin damage, fine lines & wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dryness, and loss of firmness.

Sounds exciting, now let’s see what that means for the actual products.

In addition to world-first pepticologyTM, Future Renew also includes niacinamide to help fight off environmental stressors & hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the skin. An antioxident blend of vitamin C, E and mulberry extract to help protect the skin and give your skin radiance.

No7 Future Renew Damage Reversal Eye Serum

If you like a lightweight & smoothing product around your eyes, this is it. Not your typical heavy eye cream but a lovely light consistency serum. Think velvety smooth skin and noticeably hydrated. Along with the super peptide blend, this eye serum contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vitamin C and rice proteins, so it packs a punch. It’s hydrating, locks in moisture and brightens too. It wears well under makeup and helps keep your concealer from clinging in fine lines. Very impressed.

No7 Future Renew Damage Reversal Serum

Very smoothing, I like it, it wears well under makeup so thats an added bonus for me. Alongside the peptide blend it also contains, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, hydrolysed rice proteins, mulberry, and vitamin C. This serum adds a nice boost of nourishment for your skin as well as working hard to at brightening, and reducing hyperpigmentation. Much like the eye serum, it has a lightweight texture and feels comfortable on the skin. It is a step that when you miss it out, you notice it’s missing.

No7 Future Renew Damage Reversal Night Cream

Now this is a night cream you all need in your routine, it is rich, nourishing and works magic whilst you sleep, well my skin did look refreshed and plump when I woke up, so I call that magic. Whilst you sleep, this cream helps reverse uneven tone and texture, dryness and loss of elasticity with its line up of skin loving ingredients alongside the peptide blend it has shea butter, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. So great to quench skin, reduce fine lines and even out skin tone. This really is a fantastic night cream, I have been enjoying it a lot as we come into the warmer months.

No7 Future Renew Damage Reversal SPF40 Day Cream

This is my favourite product from the collection, it was a tough call as all the products are quite special. This day cream feels like it coats your skin in hydration and after the cold long winter we just had, my skin needs all the quenching it can get. This day cream contains SFP40 which is fab, I love it when my moisturiser offers an added layer of protection against UV damage, there is no point in spending ££££ on wonderful skincare if we do not use SPF on a daily basis. Am I right!

This cream protects from harmful UV damage and as well as skin damage, like, fine lines & wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dryness, and loss of firmness. So this is a morning step I have not been missing out.

Each product has the new No7 peptide technology at its core, which in short is, ‘An essential ingredient in the battle against the visible signs of ageing. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks of proteins such as collagen, elastin, and keratin’ so they are helping support your skin’s natural self repair.

The peptides alongside some really fabulous ingredients which together help your skin look brighter, more plump, hydrated and protect it from natural aggressors (including UV damage). I like to put more of a positive spin on this collection and think of it more of future proofing my skin from more damage. As that is what it feels like is happening with all these rich skin loving ingredients and technology.

I really enjoy science led skincare which don’t rely on frills or gimmicks, just products that target specific concerns with visible results. I highly recommend this entire range from No7, the price point is spot on and the products are exceptional quality. My skin does look and feel healthier. If you are only able to buy one product I have mentioned, it has to be the SPF40 Day Cream!


You can learn more about the No7 Future Renew Collection at & they have some deals on bundles, so you can try the range for a great price. Or pop into your local Boots store.

*This post contains PR samples

A Few Product Empties

Taking it back to old school blogging days and sharing my empties with you. I have used up some fab products so far this year, so here we go, this is what I thought of these 6 products.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

It is no surprise that I am a very big fan of The Ordinary, this brand knows how to produce quality skincare for a great price. I have repurchased this moisturiser a couple of times now, it is a gentle, non-greasy formula that helps lock in moisture and protect your skin barrier. Being 44 I might not be getting all the bells and whistles with this cream, but it is a fantastic every day, no fuss option. I like to use it when I am travelling, it is an easy all rounder to throw in your travel skincare routine.

It contains 11 amino acids, phospholipids, alpha/beta/gamma fatty acids, triglycerides, sterols and sterol esters, glycerine, ceramide precursors, urea, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid. It gives immediate hydration, so great for flights, or if you work somewhere that has air-conditioning.

Jurlique Rare Rose Cream*

I have another pot of this cream (in its new fancy packaging) to crack open. I love it when you finish a product you have enjoyed, and you have a backup ready and waiting, so you don’t have to be without it. This cream saw me through what felt like the coldest, dullest winter ever. This cream has an almost water like texture which gently glides over the skin and instantly soothes and smooths skin’s texture. Don’t think that because it is lightweight that it isn’t very nourishing, because you would be wrong, this is a rich cream that deeply hydrates and slowly releases moisture over 24 hours. So thats why it was perfect for my skin over winter.

If you need a product to help revive dull skin which also protects against environmental polluters, this this is a good daily moisturiser to add to your routine. It contains, Cupuacu Butter which deeply nourishes and adds a healthy, moisturised glow. Then, the Senna Seed Polysaccharide Extract adds a protective layer on the skin that locks in and intensifies the moisture. Loved it so much & the skin lotion from this range is quite special too, a little more lightweight but acts as another nourishing layer.

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation

Incredible foundation if you like a medium to full coverage. I don’t often finish a base product because I do not wear makeup daily, so to use this up completely means I loved it a lot. I have redness on my cheeks and a few areas of uneven skin tone, and this covers them with ease. I wear the shade nude and thats worked well. The consistency feels quite thick but once you start to blend it in, (I use my makeup sponge) it applies well and looks smooth, even and despite its good coverage looks natural.

A lovely radiant finish base that has good coverage and will wear well all day long. I am currently using the L’Oreal True Match Plumping Serum Foundation, so haven’t yet rephrased this (but I 100% would). My mum who is 65 also loves this foundation.

L’Oréal Midnight Serum*

I don’t think I could do my skincare routine without a serum, I love this step the most. This serum is an overnight serum that helps rejuvenate and repair skin whilst you sleep. I liked the way it smooths skin and makes it look plumper, great if, like me, you are seeing more fine lines and uneven skin tone. It is anti oxidant rich and hydrating. I don’t know when L’Oréal became a more premium skincare brand, but I have noticed that the price tag can be quite high. So I would say keep your eye out in Boots for those deals, that way you can try it out without breaking the bank. I did like this, but wouldn’t pay full price, I like their Hyaluronic Acid range a little more.

Wake Skincare Face Cream & Face Mask

Wake are a skincare brand with a small but very good selection of products. I have tried 3 items from them and liked them all. I have used up their daily moisturiser and their detox mask. Both products are quite basic, and I mean that in the best way, they’re for all skin types and do what they promise.

The moisturiser has key ingredients like Hyaluronic acid and Coenzyme Q10 which help lock in moisture and plump the skin. I liked the lightweight formula and that it is fragrance free. It is a nice, gentle face cream that would be a great addition to any skincare routine.

The mask was my favourite of the two products from Wake, it is Australian pink clay. I loved using it on a Friday night (rock & roll) to help detox my skin and draw out all the grime and dirt of the week. It contains Kaolin, which helps draw out excess oil and sebum skin, helps prevent acne and helps reduce irritation and redness. Whilst zinc oxide helps calm skin, protects skin cells from being damaged and protects from harmful damage from UV rays. It is a fantastic mask and a pot will last you a good few months. Loved it!

Let me know if you have tried any of the products I have mentioned, or let me know what you have used up so far this year. I would love to hear what you would repurchase.

*Some products mentioned are PR samples.

Jurlique Rare Rose Collection

#Gifted I have been using Jurlique products for almost 15 years now, it is a brand that I always recommend to friends and family because they cater for all skin types, skin concerns and ages and their products are fantastic quality. I also love the brand’s history, their commitment to being sustainable and eco-friendly, and their dedication to harnessing the very best of nature to include in their skincare. I am very excited to try the Rare Rose Collection, especially Jurlique’s first ever facial oil, what a treat!

I always like to switch up my skincare, especially during Summer and Winter, and starting a New Year also feels like the perfect time to add a few fresh products into your routine. So that is what I have done, my skincare for 2023 is all about radiance and hydration and the Jurlique Rare Rose Collection targets those skin concerns (and more). I am 44 now and my skin needs have changed, I look for nourishing, rich products that are going to give me long term results.

‘The Rare Rose range helps elevate your self-care and skincare ritual, providing nourishing all-day hydration for soft, smooth and naturally glowing skin. Powered by Jurlique’s exclusive Rose Extract and potent botanicals extracts, Rare Rose’s glow-boosting face oil, skin serum, lotion and cream provide the ultimate hydration ritual for nourished and radiant skin.’

The Rare Rose Collection has these three ingredients at its core.

Jurlique Rose – has been shown to improve the skin barrier function, helping to retain essential moisture levels within the skin for a dewy, smooth look, restoring skin radiance and smoothness.

Calendula – known for its bright yellow and orange flowers, Calendula has intense soothing properties and has been used to rebalance sensitivity on the skin and throughout the body.

Lavender – has a hydrating and calming effect when used in skin care and aromatherapy. It is used to rebalance dryness on the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated.

Jurlique Rare Rose Lotion £41

What a treat this is for the skin, you apply it before your serum to sooth and boost radiance. It is lightweight in texture, but manages to feel very rich and luxurious on the skin. It is that perfect balance without being greasy or heavy. Ideal if you like to layer your skincare, it makes your skin feel smooth and ready for your serum.

Jurlique Rare Rose Serum £51

Serum has to be my favourite skincare step (or at least one of them) it can be such a game changer, if you get the right one. The Rare Rose Serum is a very good all rounder, one that can be used by all ages. The key ingredients target quiet broad skin concerns, that most people would benefit from using. Like dull, dehydrated skin, this is, 10000% my skin over the colder, dry months. It is a gentle serum so easy to introduce into your routine and one that will boost hydration, help with moisture loss, keep your skin plump whist also refreshing your natural glow. It is a lovely, lovely product.

It is small but pretty mighty, packed full of some superpower ingredients like Jurlique Rose & Dwarf Lilyturf Root extract to protect against moisture loss while helping you to really get your glow on.

Jurlique Rare Rose Cream £41

This beautiful moisturiser has the brand’s signature Rose Scent. This product, to my surprise, has an almost water like texture which gently glides over the skin and instantly soothes and smooths skin’s texture. It wears so well under makeup, providing a nourished and non-greasy base for your makeup to sit on top of. Don’t think that because it is lightweight that it isn’t very nourishing, because you would be wrong, this is a rich cream that deeply hydrates and slowly releases moisture over 24 hours. Perfect cream for the Winter months!

It helps revive dull skin, giving you dewy, radiant, and supple skin that is also protected against environmental polluters. Cupuacu Butter deeply nourishes and adds a healthy, moisturised glow. Then, the Senna Seed Polysaccharide Extract adds a protective layer on the skin that locks in and intensifies the moisture. A very good daily moisturiser to add to your morning routine.

Jurlique Rare Rose Face Oil £41

I can not tell you how excited I am to add this to my skincare routine, I love oils, they’re incredibly nourishing and this new offering from Jurlique sounds right up my street. Of course, it smells divine, that classic rose scent, soothing and luxurious. This lightweight oil will be a welcomed addition to my evening skincare routine as it promises to restore suppleness, elasticity, and the skin’s natural glow, while the oil’s beautiful rose scent helps relieve stress, looking after mind & body, love that!

‘Its subtle scent also helps to lower cortisol levels, helping to reduce the negative effects of stress on both body and mind’

It has so many powerful skin benefiting ingredients, this oil has the Jurlique exclusive farm-grown Jurlique Rose at its core, elevated with the green and clean Supercritical CO2 extraction method that helps capture additional plant components. It is also infused with antioxidant Vitamin E, Olive, Jojoba, Soybean, Carrot & Castor oils and Squalane to help moisturise, balance and reveal a more luminous complexion. So a wonderful mix of ingredients, so your skin is in good hands.

Jurlique also say you can also use this product as a multi-purpose oil when in need of hydration, radiance or to reduce stress. Perfect for day or night care, or as a glow-boosting oil by adding a few drops in your cream.

In a nutshell, this Rare Rose Collection is the perfect way to beat the Winter skincare blues, keep your complexion smooth, lock in moisture and boost radiance all whilst helping reduce stress in both your skin and mind! What is not to love.

Jurlique Rare Rose Collection is available at

TEMPLESPA Christmas Gifting


TEMPLESPA are a British brand with Mediterranean influences, which started 22 years ago, their award winning products have become well known for their quality and results. Thats why, I think they make fantastic Christmas gifts, for both loved ones, or as a treat to yourself. They have gifts, ranging from makeup and skincare stocking fillers to luxurious Truffle skincare routines and the ultimate relaxation rituals. If someone you know deserves a pamper this Christmas, then a gift from TEMPLESPA will be perfect.

Their Christmas collection this year is called ‘Spread Your Wings And Fly’ inspired by the colours, textures, and structure of feathers, as they’re symbols of hope, strength, and freedom.

I have been trying out their luxurious Time To Glow Gift Set, a 4-piece skincare set with a velvet headband. This gift set is perfect for anyone who is looking for radiant, glowing skin, it contains TEMPLESPA’S most powerful glow-giving skincare heroes. The Time To Glow Set gives you a skincare routine in 4 steps.

The Most Revealing resurfacing, peel cleanser is a powerhouse of ingredients to help achieve that healthy skin glow! From rich vitamin c to a cocktail of glycolic, malic, lactic, citric and hydroxy acids which all work together to say goodbye to dull skin. Whilst botanical extracts of apple, kiwi, and chamomile soothe and vitamins A & E nourish to help keep skin look rejuvenated, calm and healthy. The Glowcolic toner sweeps away dead skin with its natural glycolic acid, whilst Mediterranean extracts of grape, apple, lemon and orange, rich in natural acids and vitamin c lifts away impurities

Next up in this set you have the Let’s Concentrate, this is one of my favourite skincare products, this serum has the most invigorating zesty scent and is a great way to wake up your natural glow. This powerful serum helps deliver a daily dose of vitamin C, plus potent alpha arbutin which together help eve out skin tone and the appearance of scaring. It also helps reduce blemishes with, antioxidant rich zinc and magnesium. This serum is a boost for your complexion and is very nourishing and a great way to help your skin look its very best.

MOST REVEALING 50ml – Oxygenating bubble peel powerfully transforms your complexion from lacklustre to positively glowing.

GLOWCOLIC 50ml – Resurfacing toner to nourish and balance your skin.

LET’S CONCENTRATE 10ml – Vitamin C skin serum to give your skin a smooth, toned and glowing finish.

SMOOTH TALK 15g – Exfoliating lip scrub to polish your lips in a new delicious orange flavour.

Candles are always a welcomed gift at Christmas. If you are unsure what to buy someone, but want to get them a thoughtful gift, then a candle is great. They’re often a luxury you dont treat yourself too, they make your home smell incredible and are a nice way to make a space cosy and festive, The TEMPLESPA Rise Up Aromatic Christmas Candle, has the most beautiful scent. It has a very sophisticated festive scent, think aromas of a festive Mediterranean garland! Vibrant citrus notes are balanced with rich plum, leather, and a hint of delicate florals, rose and jasmine, while base notes of oakmoss and tonka bean. It is rich, warming and a luxurious take on a Christmas scent. I love anything with notes of Tonka Bean or leather, so this candle is a little bit of me.

Both of the TEMPLESPA Gifts I have arrived beautifully packaged and would make the most thoughtful Christmas gifts. Let me know which TEMPLESPA treats you would most like to unwrap on Christmas Day, or what you are gifting to someone special this year.

You can browse their full seasonal gifting collection via their online shop,