Aldi skincare products are not something you would usually associate with a high end brand but I’m here today to share the treasures I have found. I’m just shy of the big 3-0 birthday and I am noticing more than ever the necessity for good skincare. I’m terrible for just taking my makeup off on a night with a makeup wipe before I roll in to bed, but have been making a conscious effort to maintain a good skincare routine over the past year. Mum guilt can often hit though – the best skincare products usually come with a bigger price tag and there’s so many other things I could be spending my money on. I’ve heard good things about Aldi skincare products over the past few months, and this weekend I managed to grab some of the most recommended – and I’m actually in shock!
Find out the 3 Aldi skincare products you won’t believe you can pick up on the weekly shop!
1. Lacura Hot Cloth Cleanser
One product I do splash out on is a good cleanser. My favourite is Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (200ml, £27). The original and the most expensive hot cloth cleanse, the product leaves my skin super soft and feeling super clean after wearing makeup every day. Apply a small amount onto dry skin, working into the face and neck. Then simply run a muslin cloth under hot water and gently polish off the product. The formula is really creamy and brings off dirt and residue with ease.
Superdrug do two dupe versions of the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser: Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Face Cleanser (150ml, £5.99) and Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser (200ml, £4.99). I’ve tried the Naturally Radiant one as a cheap alternative, and it is nowhere near as effective as the luxurious original, but an acceptable option for when I am trying to reign in the spending.
I was very pleasantly surprised to discover Aldi’s own dupe as I was doing a food shop at the weekend. The Lacura Hot Cloth Cleanser (200ml, £3.99) is made with cocoa butter, eucalyptus oil and extracts of chamomile, rosemary and white tea. The packaging also claims it is cruelty free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians. The product is used in the exact same way as the Liz Earle one and comes with a muslin cloth.
At just a fraction of the price of the Liz Earle version, I decided to give it a try and was shocked at the results. The formula smells amazing, goes on like a dream and left my skin as soft as the original. At £3.99, this dupe is one to take notice of. Aldi’s Hot Cloth Cleanser is definitely going to be a regular in my shopping basket.
2. Lacura Healthy Glow
Glycolic Acid skincare products seem to be a firm favourite amongst beauty bloggers lately and there isn’t one talked about more than the PIXI Glow Tonic (250ml, £18). I’ve seen many fans on Instagram raving about how amazing the Glow Tonic is and how great their skin is from daily use, but I am yet to try it myself. I am however, a regular user of the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Toner (100ml, £5.99) and I love the way it gives me a healthy glow.
When I discovered Aldi’s Lacura Healthy Glow Exfoliating Tonic (250ml, £3.99), I couldn’t believe the similarities in the packaging compared to it’s PIXI counterpart – from a distance it would be easy to mistake it for the high-end brand. Clear bottle, light green lid, rose gold accents and a similar colour liquid – a clear dupe.
When I got the Healthy Glow Tonic home and tried it for the first time, I realised the bottle will last me for a long time due to its size and only needing a small amount. After cleansing, pop some on a cotton pad and swipe over the face and neck. It smells amazing and my skin has an instant “healthy glow” after. Alongside the 5% Glycolic Acid, the exfoliating tonic also has aloe vera and ginseng, claiming to remove impurities, brighten the skin and improve skin texture.
I love this! Definitely a new favourite and I need to go stock up before they run out. I can’t imagine how the PIXI Glow Tonic could be any better but I need to give it a try very soon.
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3. Lacura Q10 Renew Night Cream
Now this last product sounded too good to be true. The anti-oxidant and coenzyme, Q10, is another beauty buzzword of late and is meant to be especially good for it’s anti-aging properties. I’ve never used a night cream in my life until now, so have nothing to compare it to, but I couldn’t bypass the Lacura Q10 Renew Night Cream (50ml) at the groundbreaking price of.. £1.45!
Now as I said, I’ve never been a night cream user, simply just slapping on my usual everyday moisturiser if I remembered before bed. Did I wake up looking 10 years younger after my first use of this? No. However, its a lovely consistency, if not a little heavier than my everyday choice, and time will tell how we get on.
Nivea have a range of Q10 products and their Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream (50ml, £10.99) appears to be very similar to the Lacura Renew version. The Nivea one gets amazing reviews and is next on my list to try.
I never expected to be so impressed by Aldi skincare products but would definitely recommend to any mums out there who are looking for less expensive alternatives to their usual products. Have you tried any of these products or have some other recommendations? Let me know in the comments!