Sunday, 27 November 2011

Budget Anti-Wrinkle/Ageing Serums - Lacura Vs. No.7 Protect & Perfect

I may only be 22, but I really believe beginning the anti-ageing process now is going to make a massive difference to my skin as I get older. After all, prevention is the best cure (my Mum is proof.) I'm going to stop those pesky wrinkles from even getting a chance to form! I already have some quite prominent wrinkles on my forehead, so I would like to keep them from getting any worse & hopefully slow down the formation of any more.

Everyone has seen/heard all the hype about No.7 Protect & Perfect Serum after it was proven to actually work! The beauty world went crazy nuts & everyone went out & bought it. Well, last year there was a big buzz about Lacura anti-ageing products; especially their Multi-Intensive Serum. Lacura is an award-winning German beauty & skincare company, sold in the U.K in Aldi stores for ridiculously cheap prices.

Both the Lacura Multi-Intensive Serum & the Boots No.7 Protect & Perfect Serum have been proven to work, but guess what? The Lacura serum actually came out top in a recent beauty survey, beating the No.7 serum (which came second) & many more higher-end & more highly priced products.

So which one should you choose?

Lacura 'Multi-Intensive Serum - Aldi £3.49

I have been using the No.7 Perfect & protect Intense Serum for 3 or 4 months now, therefore feel I can give quite an accurate review of this product; it is of a thin, clear consistency which I find doesn't Spread over the face very easily so a little does not go a long way, but it is handy because it is thin enough to also be used on the eye area. To be honest, this product doesn't seem to have any other benefits in addition to the anti-wrinkle aspect of it - it is not moisturising (in fact, possibly the opposite) & it doesn't even out skin tone or anything of the sort. Unfortunately I don't have a before & after picture to properly inspect any results, but I do feel it has made a little bit of a difference to the fine lines & tightness of skin around the eyes. I don't think there is an noticeable difference to the forehead wrinkles, however.

Now, I have seen lots of rave reviews about the Lacura serum & this is what pushed me to buy it. Plus it is sold at the incredible price of £3.49 for 50ml whereas the No.7 serum retails at £21.00 for a 30ml bottle! There is surely no good reason not to give it a try for that price.

The Lacura serum is much creamier (see pictures); more like a moisturiser than a conventional serum. It does state that it has moisturising properties & I've read that a lot of people use it in place of their actual moisturiser as well (handy!) I've only used this for a few days so I can't comment on the anti-ageing effects but  I am absolutely amazed at how soft & smooth my skin feels - it's flipping fabulous! I thought I had soft skin already...obviously not though. From the first application I noticed that it spreads nice and evenly over the skin & a little definitely does go a long way with this. It absorbs amazingly quickly whilst leaving your skin feeling instantly moisturised and soft. I really can't get over it. Also, I have noticed that it makes a great base for foundation - glides straight on. The only downside is the scent which is floral & quite strong.

All I can say is that I will be without a doubt switching my No.7 serum for the Lacura one, although I may still use Protect & Perfect on my eye area...This will be saving a heck of a lot of money and I much prefer it. I absolutely recommend it to anyone of any adult age or skin type & I can't wait to see the effects it has on my skin in the long run!

Have you tried either of these products? Or both? Which one did you prefer? 


  1. Its great when you find a cheaper alternative to a product. I haven't tried anything from Lacura yet but I hear so many raves about it I will have to make a purchase soon.

  2. Exactly! Ohhh let us know what you think if you do purchase any :] x x

  3. I haven't even started thinking about getting something like this:/

  4. How old are you Emm? You probably don't need to worry. :) I'm just overly obsessed with looking forever-young.