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 you can pick up there – You never know what you’re going to end up taking home. They offer everything from bed covers to their impressive 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. Boo 😔 I also had to cancel my Beauty Box subscription from lookfantastic. I suffer from a condition called Atopic Dermatitis, so I can only use a specific moisturiser. Unfortunately, many 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
I love face scrubs. They make your face feel so fresh, clean and smooth, which is precisely 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 and doesn’t have an extortionate price tag either!
It does have a slightly odd smell to it, but it’s 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 integral 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 30s, I have been all about finding a healthy glow!
The toner has Retinol (which is terrific 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. It does advise only to use it once a day and reduce it 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 anti-wrinkle eye creams, the better.
This eye cream has caffeine to help diminish crow’s feet, green tea for its antioxidant benefits and help lock in moisture, and is 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 that 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 crow’s feet, but my dry skin feels hydrated, so I’m going to carry on using it!
This eye cream is £3.99.
As I stated above, since hitting my 30s, I’m desperately trying to bring some 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 flawlessly. It’s a soft gold colour with a hint of pink and has a subtle sparkle/shimmer.
I applied it to my nose and 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 usually £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!
However, if you are unable to pop to the shops, you can also find Aldi beauty and lacura products online!