Win Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum worth £24.95

Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced anti-ageing Serum disappeared off the shelves at Boots stores all over the UK following its recent launch.

Elixir has one sample of this amazing wrinkle blaster which is suited for those of us aged 35-45 (£24.95 for 30ml) for deep lines and wrinkles and contains hyaluronic acid.

The new serums contain advanced peptides which boost the power of the original product. In tests on real woman 80% who already  used the original products said they saw an even better result from the new serums.

No& Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum 35-45

The two new serums contain advanced peptides which boost the power of the original product. In tests on real woman 80% who already  used the original products said they saw an even better result from the new serums.

The new advanced serums were tested against the previous best-seller, which sold out after scientists proved it was as good as the best professional skincare.

So what are the key ingredients in the new products?

The new No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Serums contain ingredients that  build on the existing, clinically-proven formulas of the original No7 Protect & Perfect Serums and improve them in order to achieve the maximum effects in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, with ingredients carefully chosen for their ability to repair, enhance and protect the skin.

The new repairing ingredients are specialised peptides. A peptide is a string of amino acids (which are the building blocks of proteins) and in very specific combinations, they have particular functions in the skin.

Boots say that new peptides improve the repairing function of the major ingredient in the original formula Matrixyl 3000 which is now present in increased amounts in the new serum.

Research carried out with The University of Manchester proved that No7’s blend of peptides drives repair of fibrillin in the skin.

The newly added Acetyl di-peptide helps reduce crosslinking in skin, a factor that gives rise to stiffer, less supple skin as it ages. Put together with Matrixyl 3000, it forms a unique peptide blend that stimulates collagen and fibrillin repair in the skin. In total the new combination of Matrixyl 3000 and di-peptide results in more than 30 times the repairing peptide concentration in both of the new No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED Serums when compared to the original serums.

In the formula for skins aged 25-35 salicylic acid has been added to helps exfoliate the skin by gently dissolving the bonds that hold old dead skin cells in place on the skin’s surface.

This helps to keep pores clear, resulting in clearer and blemish free skin, important benefits for the younger consumer just getting into anti-ageing.

The new ingredient in the serum for those aged 35-45 is hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin, responsible for providing volume or ‘stuffing’ in the skin by helping to bind water into the skin.

Once again Boots has tested its new serums on real woman. The tests were carried out on 373 existing No7 users and revealed that 80% of them saw their best anti-ageing results ever.

Before & After

No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum used for 3 months shows a real decrease in lines and wrinkles

And above is the before and after results of a 27-year-old using the serum for three months.

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Serious Serums

111SKIN by Dr Yannis Alexandrides MD

111SKIN is the culmination of cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Alexandrides’ long standing  commitment to helping his patients defy the signs of ageing.

This new product uses what space scientists’ learned looking for ingredients that limit the effect of environmental damage on skin – whether in space, high altitude or urban conditions. 

The main active ingredients in 111SKIN were developed by Bulgarian space scientists for their astronauts. As the largest organ of the body and its main protector, skin already has a difficult task. If we add common environmental stresses – UV rays, wind, pollution and free radicals – that job becomes more challenging and the cumulative effect is ageing, lacklustre skin. 


111SKIN targets the problem on a cellular level, complementing your body’s defence system by using a patent pending formula, NAC Y2. This formula combines NAC , Vitamin C and Escin. NAC and Vitamin C are the essential building blocks that increase Glutathione, the most vital antioxidant in our cells that is responsible for protecting skin from environmental extremes. Escin, another potent antioxidant, increases blood circulation, promotes stronger collagen production and helps transport NAC Y2 and Vitamin C directly to cells. 

Together, these powerful ingredients detoxify, hydrate and regenerate skin cells, working from within to strengthen skin and fight damaging environmental elements. When used daily, skin becomes younger looking, more supple and more radiant. 

The key product in the range is the Y Theorem Nac Y2 Facial Repair Serum (£190 for 30m) which sinks deep into the skin.  It has a powerful combination of the NAC Y2 formula with Aminocaproic Acid, hydrolyzed Collagen and 20 key amino acids which specifically boost collagen production, helping to increase cell generation and skin elasticity. We also tried the Facelift Day Cream and loved that too (£130 for 50ml).  I

We tried both the skin and the eye serums.  Only a little needs to be used.  It glides on.  And the effect is almost  immediate.  In particular, the eye serum, has a lifting and tightening effect which you can see a few minutes later. A five star product.

These products are expensive but the quality of the ingredients is so good that you only need a little amount.  The ingredients are also kept fresh as they are in an airtight pump dispenser.Its exclusively on sale at Harrods currently and also through 111 Harley Street.  
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New anti-ageing serums – we give our test verdict


Serums are one of the miracle elixirs for the skin, with higher concentrations of active ingredients they are ideal for getting your skin looking healthy after the long winter months.

Here we look at three of the latest serums on the market and give our verdict:

KARIN HERZOG Glyco Rose Serum

One of the greatest anti-ageing serums on the market. But also perfect for helping to minimise scarring such as that caused by acne. Key ingredients include Glycolic Acid – a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) with a small molecular structure allowing it to penetrate the surface of the skin. Apply Glyco-Rose Serum to entire face twice per week .
If the skin is dry and over 30 and has scarring; apply the gel then leave for 30 minutes. Apply Vita-A-Kombi Oil then your recommended Oxygen product (Vita-A-Kombi 2).
If under 30 and has scaring just apply Gel, leave for 30 minutes then apply Oxygen Face Cream on top.

OUR RATING 9/10 £40 (30ml) Buy at or for stockists call 0800 056 2428.

BOOTS No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum
This is from the Boots range that has been proven scientifically to restore the skin’s structure and appearance and reduce deep lines and wrinkles by up to 50%.The magic ingredient is Vitamin A.

Great for mature skin that needs perking up – and for optimum effect use for six months. A light creamy, silky serum that sinks into the skin, it softens and freshens right from day one. A brand your can trust to do what it says. Rating 8/10. £19.75 30ml

VITAL C Hydrating A C E SERUM from Image Skincare

An advanced polypeptide anti-oxidant formula of the three most important vitamins to protect skin from ageing A,C, E as well as the antioxidant super oxide dimutase. Suitable for all skin types but principally targeted at environmentally damaged and sensitive rosacea-prone skin.

This serum has a great orange smell and soaks into the skin with an instant tightening and rejunveating effect. Apply to skin after cleaning night and morning. The skin feels taut and radiant. This is a very light serum – non-greasy or oily. Fantastic – we loved it. Rating 9/10. £44 for 14.8ml