Your road to skin recovery starts here…

Skin lacking a little moisture? Got blemishes you just can’t shift? Or perhaps you want to reboot your skincare regime altogether. Our skincare goals are ever-changing – one minute we’re trying to tackle skin texture and the next we’re focusing on serums and treatments. With all these changes, how can we keep our skin glowing while still keeping up with its evolving needs?

We delve into the different skin types and common skin concerns and how the new No7 Derm Solutions range can help you achieve your skincare goals. It’s time to start the rehab…

What’s the secret to healthy skin?

As the skincare trends come and go – from glassy skin and K-beauty to skin-tellectualism – one thing we’ve learnt is that healthy-looking skin is always in. But achieving this skin goal is a little more complex than you might think.

Our skin health is impacted by many factors which can all wreak havoc on our skin. While we can’t control some of these (we’re talking things like hormones and the weather) we can have some reign over the others. Our top tips? Opt for a healthy lifestyle, aim to eat a healthy, balanced diet, be good to your gutget enough sleep each night and try to reduce or manage everyday stress. Every small change can gradually make a big impact.

So now you’ve got the basics, the next step for achieving healthy-looking skin is to know your skin type.

What’s your skin type?

Our skin has both internal and external factors to contend with such as hormones, lack of sleep, everyday stress, diet, pollutants and the weather. So knowing what to put on our skin can be challenging. In fact, using products that are unsuitable for your skin type can trigger issues such as blemishes, dryness and excess oil.

Want to break the cycle of trial and error? Get to know your skin type so you can build an effective skincare routine that’s tailored to your specific needs and concerns. Not sure which category you fall into? Let’s break it down…

Dry skin

If your skin feels tight with flaky or dry patches, chances are you have dry skin. The skin absorbs moisture quickly so it can often feel uncomfortable as well as making applying make-up more of a challenge.

Focus on products that soothe the skin, replenish moisture and maintain the skin barrier. Look for ingredients like ceramides to support the skin barrier, hyaluronic acid to retain moisture and niacinamide and vitamin B5 to help support even skin tone and help tackle those dry patches.

Oily skin

Can’t get through the day without a shiny forehead and your make-up slipping off? Then you likely have oily skin. The skin produces excess sebum which causes it to appear shiny and feel greasy, especially across the T-zone, making you more susceptible to clogged pores and blemishes. 

Naturally, you may try to steer clear of the moisturising ingredients for fear of extra sheen, but instead, reach for the oil-free and water-based moisturisers. Incorporate products containing niacinamide in to help tone down excess oil as well as clay to absorb oil for a smooth, matte feel.

Combination skin

Think you have more than one skin type? You may have combination skin. Usually, combination skin includes shininess, blackheads and enlarged pores over the T-zone, while the cheeks are often dry with flaky patches.

If you have combination skin, it can be hard to strike a balance with products. Don’t over complicate it and stick to non-comedogenic cleansers, gentle exfoliants, lightweight moisturisers and clay masks, so you can retain the right level of moisture without clogging pores.

Sensitive skin

Redness, tightness and reactivity – these are all characteristics of sensitive skin. There are many things that can contribute to sensitive skin such as genetics and lifestyle factors. These can cause the skin to be more prone to irritation and dryness.

It’s best to keep your routine simple and avoid using any products containing fragrance, alcohol or harsh chemicals. Look out for products that are formulated for sensitive skin and contain ingredients that nourish and calm the skin such as chamomile, aloe vera, colloidal oatmeal and hyaluronic acid.

Not sure what your skin type is? Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and after 15-30 minutes, see how your skin looks and feels. Once you know your skin type, you can start making skincare swaps and building a routine that will cater to your concerns. Want to know more about the different skin types? Take a look at our self-assessment to find out what yours is.

If you’d like to get a better understanding of your skin, you can speak to a No7 advisor in store or online to book a skincare service.

How do I know my skin concerns?

The terms ‘skin type’ and ‘skin concern’ are often used in conjunction which can sometimes make distinguishing your skin concerns a little more difficult. For example, you may be prone to blemishes which may lead you to think you have oily skin, when in fact, blemishes can be a short-term skin concern that’s made worse by using the wrong products.

The first step is to understand your skin type. The rule of thumb? Your basic skincare routine should be targeted towards your skin type and any skin concerns (such as rosacea), should be treated with specific ingredients.

Whatever your skin concern – from blemishes and uneven skin texture to eczema and psoriasis – we’re here to help you achieve your skincare goals. After all, everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own skin.

Understanding psoriasis, eczema & rosacea

Rashes, bumps, redness and itching are all symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and rosacea. While each of these skin conditions are different, some of the symptoms can be soothed with topical cream treatments, which we’ll get into soon. But first, let’s find out a bit more about each one.


Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that causes patches of itchy and scaly skin on the elbows, knees, scalp and back, although it can occur anywhere on the body. It’s thought to be linked to a problem with the immune system which happens when too many new skin cells are made and replaced too quickly.

Find out more about the symptoms, managements and different types of psoriasis.


Eczema describes a group of conditions that cause dry, irritated, itchy, red and cracked skin. There are a few different types of eczema and for some people, eczema can be short-term but for others it can be a long-term condition.

Find out more about the symptoms, management and different types of eczema.


Rosacea is a common skin condition that mainly affects the cheeks, nose and chin. It’s causes inflammation in the face and is characterised by redness, flushing and red bumps. These symptoms can come and go in severity but it’s usually diagnosed as a long-term condition.

Find out more about the symptoms and management of rosacea.

Rehab your skin with No7 Derm Solutions

With 88 years of skincare expertise, No7 has been on a mission to end the frustrating cycle of skincare trial and error – introducing the new No7 Derm Solutions range. The range features a selection of dermatologist-approved cleansers, moisturisers, a clinically-proven serum and targeted solutions, all containing ingredients that help the skin defend itself from external triggers that it faces every day. The products help you achieve visibly healthier-looking skin.*

We know that there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to skincare, so whether you want daily care for oily skin or more targeted solutions, the No7 Derm Solutions range offers something for a variety of skin types and concerns.

Best for very dry skin

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ Comforting Cream Cleanser

• Size: 200ml

• Dermatologist approved and clinically tested

• Suitable for dry, sensitive skin

Gently cleanse and hydrate your skin with this cleanser, enriched with No7’s Adaptopro Complex™, a blend of ceramides, niacinamide and adaptogens to help maintain the skin’s delicate moisture barrier. Let the lather wrap your skin in comfort and watch it effortlessly lift away make-up and impurities from the skin, leaving it feeling clean, soft and soothed.*

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ 100-Hour Hydration Cream

• Size: 50ml

• Suitable for sensitive skin and people who may be prone to eczema

• Fragrance-free

• Dermatologist approved

Looking for all-day moisture? Hydrate skin for 100 hours** with this skin-loving formula, enriched with No7’s Adaptopro Complex™. It provides long-lasting comfort all while reducing the feeling of sensitivity.* The added bonus? This formula is proven to provide instant hydration and help improve the appearance of dryness, redness and uneven skin tone.* We’re sold!

Best for balancing the skin

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ Skin Balancing Serum

• Size: 30ml

• Clinically proven

• Developed with leading dermatologists

• Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive

• 81% saw a reduction in their skin concerns after four weeks*

Uneven skin texture and tone, oiliness and pores – if these are all too familiar skin concerns to you, tackle them at the source with this supercharged serum. With a powerful antioxidant complex containing vitamin C, green tea and vitamin E, the serum helps restore and maintain the skin’s natural balance to reveal visibly healthier-looking skin in just 28 days.*

Best for soothing oily skin

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ Calming Gel Cleanser

• Size: 200ml

• Dermatologist approved

• Fragrance-free

• Suitable for oily, blemish-prone and sensitive skin and those prone to eczema

Packing a punch with the Adaptopro Complex™, this multitasking cleanser works wonders to deeply cleanse and hydrate, removing impurities, excess oil, and make-up from the skin without drying it out.* Plus, with its ability to maintain the skin’s delicate moisture barrier, skin is left looking and feeling clean, calm, supple and super-hydrated without that pesky oily sheen.*

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ Lightweight Hydrating Lotion

• Size: 50ml

• Suitable for sensitive skin

• Fragrance-free

• Dermatologist approved

Light but mighty, this wonder moisturiser instantly soothes* and hydrates for 100 hours**, leaving skin feeling calmed, soothed and less sensitive.* With a blend of ceramides, niacinamide and adaptogens, the lotion supports the skin's moisture barrier and the natural makeup of the skin for a healthy-looking complexion.

Best for blemish-prone skin

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ Clearing Treatment

• Size: 50ml

• Clinically proven clearer-looking skin

• Dermatologist approved

• Specially formulated for oily, blemish prone skin

When a spot decides to show its head, it can be tempting to pop, prod and poke it but why not reach for this clearing treatment instead? Expertly formulated with 2% salicylic acid, bisabolol, liquorice and pre-biotics, this rich formula exfoliates the skin to help reduce the appearance of blackheads, oiliness and visible redness while restoring a balanced, healthy-looking complexion.*

Best for stabilising the skin barrier

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ Psoriasis Treatment Cream

• Size: 30ml

• Steroid-free

• Suitable for sensitive skin and long-term treatment

• Supports the skin’s own repair mechanism

If you’re looking for a self-help treatment to manage the symptoms of psoriasis, look no further than this multitasking cream. Formulated to help support the natural elimination of dead cells from the skin’s surface, it helps reduce itching, scaling, roughness, hardening and redness of the skin. Even better – the kind-to-skin formula helps normalise skin cell production and stabilise the skin barrier all while providing it with essential moisture and preventing further dehydration.

Best for calming eczema irritation

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ Eczema Treatment

• Size: 30ml

• Steroid-free

• Suitable for long-term treatment

Help calm and relieve irritated and damaged skin associated with eczema with this soothing treatment, formulated to stabilise and protect the skin barrier while increasing skin's moisture content. Infused with the cell-protective molecule Ectoin® (an ingredient with inflammation-reducing properties), it helps relieve the symptoms of eczema such as itchiness, redness and dryness.

Best for reducing rosacea redness

Try: No7 Derm Solutions™ Rosacea Treatment

• Size: 25ml

• Suitable for sensitive skin

• Helps reduce the symptoms caused by rosacea

If the symptoms of rosacea are leaving you a little flushed, try this treatment serum for size. Formulated to help reduce redness, spider veins and skin dryness, it creates a protective film over the skin to help strengthen the barrier and protect skin from external environmental factors that can trigger flare-ups. The best bit? It helps maintain skin’s hydration levels so the affected area stays moisturised while allowing the physiological skin barrier function to be restored.

The No7 Derm Solutions™ Treatment range is designed to help those with mild symptoms only and who have already received a medical diagnosis. If you’re experiencing more severe symptoms, uncertain about the cause of your skin concerns, or are already on medication for a pre-existing skin condition, you should seek further advice from a healthcare professional first.

*Consumer testing.

**Instrumental measures.