We all love Aldi, don’t we? Their quality is great, you can’t argue with their prices and who doesn’t love all the random stuff that you can pick up in there – from bed covers to dog bowls to skincare. And it’s Aldi skincare that I want to talk about today.
I have always loved skincare products. As soon as I got my first Saturday job in Superdrug, you could guarantee that at least half of my wages (if not more!) would be spent on shower gels, face and body scrubs, face packs, lip balms, eye creams, nail strengtheners, hair products and more. The temptation was just everywhere! As long as my phone bill was paid, my money was my own.
Even after moving out, as long as the rent and bills were paid and I had enough ‘social’ money for the month, I would buy whatever I wanted. You guessed it – skincare! I didn’t have cheap tastes either. I LOVED brands. Clinique moisturisers and foundations, Elizabeth Arden Lipsticks, Dior lip gloss – I wanted it all!
However, since giving up work after the birth of my son I can no longer afford the luxury skincare that I so adore. Booo 😔 I also had to cancel my Beauty Box subscription from lookfantastic. I suffer from a condition called Atopic Dermatitis so I am only able to use a specific moisturiser. Unfortunately, a lot of the products within the beauty box were moisturisers and after only a few days of trying them, I would begin to have a flare-up. Strangely, I appear to be alright with all the other skincare steps.
Anyway, on a shopping trip recently, I discovered some Aldi Skincare nestled in between washing up sponges and fancy coffee. I didn’t realise but Aldi offers a HUGE range of beauty products from shower gels to lip gloss to anti-ageing day and night moisturisers. So, I decided to give some of their products a go.
Here’s how I got on testing Aldi skincare
I love face scrubs. They make your face feel so fresh, clean and smooth, which is exactly what this scrub promises to do. It contains Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to restore, soften and condition your skin.
It also claims to be suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. This is great, as due to my skin condition, I have to be quite careful. But this face scrub has such gentle exfoliating granules that it did not irritate my skin in the slightest! It does the job, without being too harsh.
It does have a slightly odd smell to it but its so light that you can hardly tell.
The best part about this face scrub – it’s 85p. 85p!!!
If I don’t use toner, I don’t feel like I’ve cleaned my face. Toner is an important part of my skincare routine. However, saying that, I don’t want to spend a fortune on it because, you know, it’s toner.
I was drawn to this one as it looks very similar to Pixi Glow tonic – which costs a considerable amount more. Also, since I entered my 30’s I am all about finding a healthy glow!
The toner has Retinol (which is amazing for your skin!) and 5% Niacinamide (whatever that is!) The toner aims to rejuvenate, reduce the appearance of ageing, smooth and even skin and leave it healthy and radiant. Yes and please!
It’s a little too soon to tell if it’s working yet, but so far so good. My skin hasn’t reacted to it which is a good sign. Oh, it does advise to only use it once a day and reduce to once or twice a week if irritation occurs.
This toner will set you back £3.99. Which isn’t bad in my opinion.
Thankfully, I don’t seem to have too many lines around my eyes yet. But I’m not taking any chances. The earlier you start using eye creams, the better.
This eye cream has caffeine to help diminish crows feet, green tea for its antioxidant benefits and to help lock in moisture and it’s fragrance-free, which is very good for your delicate eye area.
This is a lightweight cream but honestly, it smooths so softly into the skin, it feels more like a balm. You only need a tiny amount and it makes your skin feel so soft. Again, it’s too soon to tell if it actually works on your crows feet but my skin definitely feels hydrated so I’m going to carry on using it!
This eye cream is £3.99.
Like I stated above, since hitting my 30’s I’m desperately trying to bring some kind glow back to my skin. So when I saw a highlighter stick I knew I needed to get it.
This is a lovely, creamy highlighter stick with a Vitamin E core. It glides on super smoothly and blends out perfectly. It’s a soft gold colour with a hint of pink and has a subtle sparkle/shimmer.
I applied it to my nose, cheekbones and as it has Vitamin E, I even tried it on my lips. It gave me a bit of a 90’s frosted lip vibe, but I quite liked it.
I paid £1.99 but it’s normally £2.99
As you can probably tell, I am super, super impressed with my Aldi Skincare haul. Not only has everything worked pretty much as promised, but it also is a fantastic price. I’m not worrying about how I’m going to afford to replace it once it’s run out – just if I’m going to be able to find it again!
Another great thing about all of the products I’ve mentioned is they’re all cruelty-free. What’s not to love about the Aldi Skincare range?
Next time I pop into Aldi I’ll definitely be scouring the shelves for more items to add to my collection – so expect more reviews from me soon!