It's been a busy week for No7. Not only did the new No7 Laboratories' Resurfacing Peel 15% Glycolic Acid , £17, launch , the brand made its first foray into skincare capsules with the No7 Advanced Ingredients Single Dose Skincare Boosters , £20 each for 30 capsules.
There are four different capsules in the family, all catering to different skin needs; No7 Advanced Ingredients Squalane to smooth and nourish, No7 Advanced Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and Camellia Oil , to hydrate and plump, No7 Advanced Ingredients Vitamin C and E for glow and lift and No7 Advanced Ingredients Ceramide and Peptides to firm the skin and deliver line reductions.
No7 recommend using the capsules both morning and night before your serum and moisturiser; it may seem arduous to add yet another step to your skincare routine but skin health expert Dija Ayodele, who is working with No 7 on this launch, is quick to point out that these capsules are not for lifetime use. "Think of them as a treatment to dip in and out of when you have a particular skin problem," she told us. "Our skin concerns change. One week our skin might be dry and lacklustre so you'd use the Vitamin C and E capsules for glow, while another week your skin might be dry, so you'd use the Squalane capsules. Use the capsules as you would antibiotics; once the problem is solved you don't keep on taking the antibiotics and these capsules work in the same way. They solve a problem when you have it."
They're all fragrance-free and the capsules are 95 per cent plant-based and plastic-free and can be disposed of in your normal rubbish bin.
If you're yet to jump on board the skincare capsules train, let us explain why we love them. Capsules eliminate product waste by giving you the exact amount of serum you need in each dose for your whole face and neck, plus they keep the formula away from air and sunlight meaning it's completely stable. When hopping on a plane with a thing, capsules are perfect for travel because you need not take a whole tub of face cream on a weekend jaunt.
Now you're sold on skincare capsules, it's time to work out which of No7's Advanced Ingredients Single Dose Skincare Boosters is the one for you.