Soft & Sheer Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 (Discontinued)
1.69 fl. oz. for $11.99
Last Updated:12.17.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

No7 Soft & Sheer Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 is a great find for those with normal to dry skin! Titanium dioxide is partially responsible for UVA protection, while the creamy-smooth texture applies and blends beautifully, providing sheer coverage and a fresh, moist finish. All three shades are recommended.

Note: This foundation’s rating is due to its overall performance rather than its SPF rating. Due to concerns about people not applying sunscreen liberally enough to get the amount of SPF protection stated on the label, it is often recommended to look for SPFs with ratings higher than 15. If you plan to use foundation as your sole source of facial sun protection, consider using one rated SPF 20 or greater. If the foundation with sunscreen you choose is rated less than an SPF 20, we strongly advise applying it over a daytime moisturizer rated SPF 15 or greater and following it with a pressed powder rated SPF 15 or greater. That way, you’re ensuring sufficient broad-spectrum protection which is essential for having and maintaining healthy, younger-looking skin at any age.


Enhance your natural beauty with this translucent colour. The sheer wash of barely there colour will give you a radiant natural glow and even out your skintone. It contains SPF15 sunscreen to help protect your skin from the ageing effects of the sun and moisturises for up to 12 hours.


Active: Octinoxate (5%), Titanium Dioxide (1.9%), Other: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Mica, Polyethylene Glycol-100 Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polyacrylamide, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Polyacrylate, Alumina, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Talc, Tetrasodium EDTA, Laureth-7, Butylated Hydroxytoluene May contain: Titanium dioxide, Iron Oxides

Brand Overview

Boots At-A-Glance

Originating in England, Boots is named after founder John Boot, and it already had a worldwide presence before its 2004 pilot launch in the U.S. retail market through select Target and CVS drugstore. (Note: Boots is no longer available at CVS.) Its success in these stores led to a full-scale launch in spring 2007. Boots has been part of England's cosmetic history since 1839, and now over 1,500 freestanding Boots stores dot the British landscape. Of course, history has its place, but Boots, on the basis of their longevity, believes that it offers consumers the best products full of quality ingredients and also at a value price. Although it's true that Boots' price point is lower than many drugstore lines (at least those whose products make similar claims and have the same target audience), their line consists of some impressive options, but also contains some areas that left us wanting for more.

Boots’ sunscreens tend to be good, but be aware that some have SPF ratings below the benchmark SPF 30+. Although there are dozens of moisturizers available, you’ll find that many are indistinguishable from one another in terms of their formulas. While there are many great options for sensitive skin among the Boots’ line, there are much fewer choices for those seeking impressive anti-aging formulas due to the lack of beneficial ingredients.

Boots does feature antioxidants, peptides, and retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A not to be confused with pure retinol) in many of its products, but they tend to be present at less than impressive, or jar packaging compromises their benefits to skin due to light & air exposure.

You'll find some great options for cleansers, scrubs, sunless tanners, and treatments for dry, chapped lips, all at fair prices, and that's good news. (There are also quite a few impressive makeup products at surprisingly inexpensive prices.) Check our reviews for the products that shouldn’t be missed (as well as the less-than-impressive options).

For more information about Boots, call (866) 752-6687 or visit www.boots.com.

Note: Boots No7 and Botanics brands (only) are sold in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart stores. In the U.S., most of the lines can be found at Target, Walgreens, and Ulta. As of August 2015, Boots has been acquired by Walgreens.

Strengths: Inexpensive; outstanding options for sensitive skin; good sunscreens; some impressive makeup products.

Weaknesses: Occasional use of jar packaging; some formulas with limited amounts of beneficial ingredients.

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Lovely finish, sheer and moist

The review from Paula's team is spot-on, a great find! I have normal (over 40) skin with a slightly oily T-zone and some dryness in winter. With finishing powder or other mattifier on the T-zone the finish lasts and shine is controlled. It looks fresh without appearing shiny. I purchased the fair color, the shade is more light than truly fair. Since it is sheer, though, the effect is still natural and neutral. Enjoy!

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