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We're positive you've seen L'Oreal Revitalift and No 7 on the shelves at your local beauty store before. But which is best? And which brand should you choose?

Come with us as we compare their best-sellers side-by-side to help you decide which products are the best fit for you and your skincare routine!

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L'Oreal Revitalift vs. No 7

Though both brands offer loads of different skincare products, let's be honest, we're all here for their best-selling anti-aging products. So let's dive straight in!

Best Overall Day Cream

A good day cream is one that deeply moisturizes while offering long-lasting protection from daily environmental-aggressors (such as air pollutants, and UV rays from the sun). An even better day cream includes a complex of potent ingredients that actively reduce wrinkles, firm skin, and even out your skin tone.

Two such day creams that fall neatly into the category of even better are: the L'Oreal Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Day Cream SPF 25 and No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream, but which is the best?

Clearly both contain broad spectrum SPF to help ward off the harmful effects of UV rays, both also contain powerful moisturizing agents (such as glycerin [L'Oreal] and Shea Butter [No7]) to keep your skin glowing and hydrated all day long. In fact, both day creams more or less target the exact same skin concerns: wrinkles, firmness, and skin tone, but it's how they target these concerns that sets them apart.

The L'Oreal Revitalift Day Cream contains pro-retinol, a stable derivative of retinol suitable for sensitive skin. It helps improve epidermal structure and promotes its regeneration to reduce the appearance of surface wrinkles and discolouration. It also contains Centella Asiatica which is known to boost collagen production, helping the skin retain a plump and youthful appearance.

While L'Oreal's day cream has a single ingredient doing most of the heavy lifting, the No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream is formulated with multiple complexes, each targeting separate concerns. They are as follows:

  • Antioxidant Complex: Rice Peptide and Vitamins A, C, E perform the heavy lifting regarding protecting the skin from environmental stressors.
  • Firming Complex: A hydrating blend of Hibiscus peptides and Hyaluronic Acid leaves the skin feeling firmer and looking visibly younger.
  • Brightening Complex: a unique blend of Emblica and Vitamin C targets the appearance of pigmentation for an even skin tone and a radiant glow.
  • Age-defying Complex: Matrixyl visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

There is quite a discrepancy in price, with No7's day cream clocking in at around double the price of L'Oreal's, but is it really worth double? That's the ultimate question, and to be honest, we don't think so. As fans of minimalistic skincare, we actually prefer the fact that L'Oreal has opted for a single, potent active (pro-retinol), additionally the thousands of positive reviews online really can't be ignored.

We have nothing against the No7 List & Luminate Day Cream per se, so if that's taken your fancy please don't let us dissuade you, but on balance we favor the L'Oreal Revitalift Day Cream.

Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Day Cream SPF 25 by L'Oreal, smoother, firmer skin in 4 weeks.

Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Day Cream SPF 25 by L'Oreal

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

Smoother, firmer skin in 4 weeks.

What makes it special? Experience advanced action against the signs of aging. RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Cream SPF 25, a unique daily moisturizer with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 25 sunscreen protection, delivers smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. Fortified with Pro-Retinol A and Stimuplex, Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming works to increase cell turnover, reduce wrinkles, firm skin, and provide 24-hour hydration.

Which skin types? For all skin types.

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Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream by No7, a triple-action day cream.

Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream by No7

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

Triple-action day cream.

What makes it special? No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream combines the protective power of SPF, their unique Double Defence technology and their No7 age defying actives to reduce 3 key signs of ageing: wrinkles appear visibly reduced, skin feels firmer, and skin tone looks more even.

Which skin types? For all skin types.

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Best Overall Night Cream

A night cream is a moisturizer that you should apply to your skin as the last step of your evening skincare routine. The formula of a night cream is often richer and creamier than its daytime counterpart, that sinks into skin while you sleep, allowing your skin to absorb and reap the benefits of it’s hydrating, moisturising, nourishing ingredients.

Let's compare two of the most popular anti-aging night creams side-by-side; The L'Oreal Revitalift Moisturizer vs No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Night Cream.

Truth be told, this comparison runs entirely in parallel with the Day Cream comparison above. Both moisturizers boast the same underlying formulas as their day cream counterparts, just without the sun protection factor (obviously). So as not to repeat the entire previous section, we will just briefly reiterate our conclusions here.

To summarize, the L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer has a formula in which pro-retinol performs the majority of the heavy lifting, offering a gentle solution for visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles, as well as brightening and firming the skin.

The No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Night Cream, on the other hand, contains multiple complexes, each targeting different concerns, namely: firmness, dullness, visible signs of ageing, and external damage. This may very well yield similar results to the L'Oreal Night Cream, but the lengthy ingredients list certainly increases the odds of your skin not tolerating one of the ingredients, or even triggering an allergy.

Erring on the side of simplicity and minimalism (as purveyors of minimalist Nordic & French skincare), we prefer the L'Oreal Revitalift Moisturizer.

Revitalift Moisturizer by L'Oreal, anti-aging face moisturizer to visibly reduce wrinkles, firm and brighten skin.

Revitalift Moisturizer by L'Oreal

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

Anti-aging face moisturizer to visibly reduce wrinkles, firm and brighten skin.

What makes it special? Revitalift Triple Power Moisturizer is formulated with 3 of the top dermatologist-recommended ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and Pro-Retinol to visibly reduce wrinkles, firm and brighten skin in 1 week. After use, skin feels softer, smoother, and hydrated for 24 hours.

Which skin types? For all skin types.

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Lift & Luminate Triple Action Night Cream by No7; wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin feels firmer, skin tone is more even, night after night.

Lift & Luminate Triple Action Night Cream by No7

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Our rating: ★★★★★

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Wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin feels firmer, skin tone is more even, night after night.

What makes it special? Lift & Luminate Triple-Action night cream is created to work in harmony with your skin’s natural night time repair processes, infused with No7’s age defying actives it works overnight to leave your skin feeling renewed. Improves 3 key signs of ageing: wrinkles appear visibly reduced, skin feels firmer and the appearance of stubborn pigmentation is faded for a more even skin tone.

Which skin types? For all skin types.

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Best Overall Serum

A serum is a lightweight moisturizer that penetrates deeper to deliver high concentrations of active ingredients to the skin. The L'Oreal Revitalift and No7 Lift & Luminate lines both include concentrated serums designed to complement the moisturizers and improve the effectiveness of the anti-aging treatments.

For this match-up, we’ll be comparing L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Concentrated Serum to No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum.

The L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Face Serum helps transform the look of aging skin by delivering highly-concentrated anti-aging super ingredients deep below the skin's surface. The formula can be simply described in three steps:

  1. Repairs Wrinkles: Hyaluronic Acid rapidly penetrates skin to help fight each wrinkle.
  2. Redensifies Skin: Pro-Xylane re-volumizes to strengthen skin.
  3. Resurfaces Skin Texture: LHA smoothes skin and evens skin tone.

Just as we saw when comparing their moisturizers, we found that No7 products contain an abundance of active ingredients; their serum is no exception. With 3x the concentration of key No7 age-defying actives, this fast absorbing, non-greasy formula works to leave skin feeling firmer, lifted and visibly brighter looking, for a luminous and healthy-looking glow. ​

Though also described as 'triple-action', the No7 Lift & Luminate Serum's formula is more often described in six steps:

  • Firming Complex: a hydrating blend of Hibiscus Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid leaves skin feeling firmer, lifted and looking visibly younger.
  • Brightening Complex: a unique blend of Sophora, Emblica and Vitamin C targets the appearance of pigmentation.
  • Matrixyl: next-generation age-defying peptide technology.
  • Pro-Retinol: supports the skin’s renewal process to help reduce the appearance of the key visible signs of ageing​.
  • Anti-Oxidant Complex: helps protect your skin from key signs of ageing, for skin that looks younger for longer.
  • Vitamins A, C, E: gives a radiant glow for healthy-looking skin.

Ideally, you should pick the serum that will best complement your full skincare routine. So if you're already committed to the L'Oreal Revitalift range, then the L'Oreal Revitalift Concentrated Serum is the one for you (and vice versa for the No7 Lift & Luminate Serum). However, if you're looking for a standalone anti-aging treatment serum, you'll be better off choosing the No7 Lift & Luminate Serum, as it contains a more potent blend of actives.

Revitalift Triple Power Face Serum by L'Oreal, an anti-aging serum to repair wrinkles, redensify skin and resurface skin texture

Revitalift Triple Power Face Serum by L'Oreal

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Our rating: ★★★★★

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An anti-aging serum to repair wrinkles, redensify skin and resurface skin texture

What makes it special? This luxurious, lightweight face serum helps transform the look of aging skin by working both on skin's surface and penetrating skin's surface by combining Hyaluronic Acid, a proven wrinkle-fighter, with our highest concentration of Pro-Xylane, an exclusive anti-aging super ingredient developed by L'Oreal Paris Laboratories.

Which skin types? All skin types.

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Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum by No7, leaves skin feeling firmer, lifted and visibly brighter looking, for a luminous and healthy-looking glow. ​

Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum by No7

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Our rating: ★★★★★

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Leaves skin feeling firmer, lifted and visibly brighter looking, for a luminous and healthy-looking glow. ​

What makes it special? The No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action serum is clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, leave skin feeling noticeably firmer and a more even looking skin tone. ​ Instantly skin looks more radiant and healthier. After 2 weeks skin looks younger; wrinkles appear visibly reduced, skin feels noticeably firmer, and skin tone looks more even. ​

Which skin types? For all skin types.

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Best Overall Retinol

Retinol is typically found in a range of anti-aging products in skincare. It works to treat visible signs of aging by increasing cell renewal and exfoliating the skin. In addition, Retinol can be used to treat age spots, soften rough patches, reduce blemishes, and stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin.

Evidently no anti-aging range would be complete without a retinol treatment, so it should come as no surprise that both L'Oreal and No7 offer a couple of the best. So let's dive straight into our comparison of the L'Oreal Revitalift Retinol Serum and the No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex.

First and foremost, we should dispel a few common mistakes when comparing the two. Though not immediately obvious from the labelling, the L'Oreal Revitalift Retinol Serum contains 0.3% pure retinol. Despite the misleading 1.5% labelling of the No7 Retinol Serum, it also contains 0.3% pure retinol (they pull the remaining 1.2% figure from the inclusion of milder retinoids).

Both serums also contain soothing ingredients such as Bisabolol and Hyaluronic Acid to help minimize potential irritation as a result of the treatment.

So far pretty similar! However, the No7 Advanced Retinol Complex contains a couple of bonuses that makes it a winner in our books. Firstly, the inclusion of Matrixyl (a powerful anti-wrinkle peptide technology) to enhance the anti-aging effects of the treatment. Secondly, it contains a retinol optimiser - an intelligent slow-release oil encapsulation system for enhanced delivery of the retinol throughout the night.

Although the No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex has a marginally higher price tag, we believe it is more than worth the extra few dollars thanks to those aforementioned bonuses.

Revitalift Retinol Serum by L'Oreal, a powerful solution to visibly reduce the appearance of even deep wrinkles.

Revitalift Retinol Serum by L'Oreal

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A powerful solution to visibly reduce the appearance of even deep wrinkles.

What makes it special? L'Oreal's highest concentration of pure Retinol, the serum delivers 3X more pure retinol to the skin. So effective, 77% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of deep wrinkles. Contains a naturally sourced trio of caring ingredients for maximum efficacy with exceptional comfort. Powerful results validated by a dermatologists.

Which skin types? All skin types.

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Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex by No7; this supercharged concentrate actively targets the visible sign of ageing and dullness to kick start surface skin renewal.

Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex by No7

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This supercharged concentrate actively targets the visible sign of ageing and dullness to kick start surface skin renewal.

What makes it special? No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate is their first ever night concentrate created with a combination of two of the most powerful age-defying technologies, Matrixyl 3000+ and 0.3% Pure Retinol. The next generation Retinol is expertly formulated to harness the power of retinol, giving great results whilst minimizing irritation

Which skin types? For all skin types.

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