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Aldi Skincare – Is It Any Good?

by Lisa Jones
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Aldi Skincare resting on a white pillow

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 – You never know what you’re going to end up taking home. They offer everything from bed covers to their amazing toy range 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 the Aldi skincare dupes a whirl!

Here’s how I got on testing Aldi skincare

Lacura Smoothing Face Scrub

Aldi Skincare Lacura Smoothing Face Scrub

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!!!

Lacura Healthy Glow Retinol Toner

Aldi Skincare Lacura Healthy Glow Retinol Toner

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.

Lacura Eye Moisture Boost Eye Cream

Aldi Skincare Lacura Eye Moisture Boost Eye Cream

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 leaves your skin feeling so soft. It is the best eye cream I have used for a long time. 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.

Lacura Highlighter Stick

Aldi skincare - Lacura Highlighter Stick
Aldi skincare – Lacura Highlighter Stick

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. I am so glad to have discovered the Lacura range. 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 my local Aldi store I’ll definitely be scouring the shelves for more Lacura Skincare to add to my collection (along with lots of food and wine!) so expect more Aldi reviews from me soon!

Have you tried any Aldi skincare? What would you recommend from the range? Let me know in the comments

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skincaresos 06/09/2020 - 1:09 pm

I’m actually using their Glycolic toner as well as this eye moisture booster. Love the toner but not a fan of the eye cream as I find it lightweight thin in texture. I prefer my eye-creams to be thick in texture but that’s just my preference.

Lisa Jones 06/09/2020 - 8:22 pm

Ah that’s a shame that you don’t like the eye cream. I love it! I find it so moisturising and quite thick! Maybe I’m using too much of it 🤣🤣

jennavon 18/08/2020 - 3:17 pm

I can’t believe the face scrub is only 85p. I really need to get myself to Aldi x

Lisa Jones 18/08/2020 - 11:37 pm

I know, it’s amazing isn’t it?! Hopefully you love their stuff as much as I do! xx

Tajinder Kaur 17/08/2020 - 11:28 pm

Love a good bargain, especially for skincare. The Aldi range sounds amazing, I’ll definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing dear.


Lisa Jones 18/08/2020 - 10:44 am

I love a bargain too! Oh let me know what you get and what you think of it!! xx

brittshedhappens 17/08/2020 - 11:12 pm

It’s always a great feeling to find products that do everything that we want without breaking the bank. Isn’t it? I haven’t tried the products that you shared but I am going to have to look into them moving forward.

Lisa Jones 18/08/2020 - 10:43 am

It really is! My mindset was always the more expensive the product, the better it must be. I am so glad that I have been proven wrong buy the Aldi products xx

Lisa's Notebook 17/08/2020 - 7:40 pm

I’m a huge fan of ALDI skincare, make up, and suncare. It’s basically NARS, Nivea, Elizabeth Arden, and Pixi in different packaging. My favourite is the Sand N Sky face scrub dupe, I use it every day and my skin is soooooo soft and clear!Great review, Lisa, I’ll have to check out the eye cream now 🙂 Lisa x

Lisa Jones 17/08/2020 - 8:40 pm

Thank you so much! I am desperate to try the Sand N Sky dupe, but I’ve not seen it in my local store yet 😔 I might have to stock up on the eye cream, I love it! I have been super impressed with Aldi so far, it’s amazing for the price xxx

Carol Wilkinson 17/08/2020 - 8:19 am

What a great review you’ve done here Lisa who would ever have known about this until you wrote a fantastic review about it. I hope this does your skin ok and then let’s hope there’s more in store 😊 for these prices and having great result what’s not to like it makes you realise that there are other products out there that you don’t have to pay a fortune move over all the high street stores who’s products are so expensive and welcome to the new (Aldi)

Lots of love 💓
Carol x

Lisa Jones 17/08/2020 - 8:37 pm

Thank you so much! Skin seems to be doing okay at the moment thank you. It normally flares up after a few day so I think I might be okay. It’s just so nice to have options again. And I love the fact that the bottles and packaging are nice compared to other ‘budget’ skincare xx

Marion Jones 16/08/2020 - 10:13 pm

Lisa try the perfum too xx

Lisa Jones 17/08/2020 - 8:34 pm

Ooh I’ll have a look next time I’m in there! xx

Lindsay Stevenson 16/08/2020 - 8:59 pm

Well I’m sold! Will be off to Aldi tomorrow. My friend raves about Aldi skincare and she used to be the one buying the most expensive creams etc. Probably should have listened to her 😂

Lisa Jones 17/08/2020 - 8:34 pm

I am honestly blown away about how good it is! Hope you managed to pick up some goodies!! xx


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