Skincare for your January bank-balance: Aldi Beauty?!

January is one hell of a long month isn’t it? You haven’t been paid since Christmas and trying to stretch out the last of your money on being able to eat, so buying any kind of beauty product goes way out of the window. Even if you are down to your last drop of cleanser, can you really afford £10 – £30 to replace your beloved bottle of skincare before February pay-day? Well I might of just found the answer to save your skin till the end of the month…

A couple of months ago I was doing a food shop in Aldi and I stumbled across their toiletries section. I then quickly noticed Aldi’s selection of skincare and vaguely remembered that their night-cream had some good reviews. Considering each product was relatively cheap, ranging from £1 to £7, I thought why not give it a go. At the time I picked up Lacura Renew Multi Intensive Serum (£3.49) and Lacura Caviar Illumination Night Cream (£6.99), and recently my friend also brought me the Lacura Hot Cloth Cleanser (£3.99).

Starting first with the Lacura Hot Cloth Cleanser, as I have only had this for a short time. My verdict currently, is that its ok. I couldn’t yet tell you for certain if this was a dupe for the famous Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser as I need to ideally keep using it for a while longer to see how my skin reacts – but as it stands it does the job when the pennies are a little short. I will do a full review soon when I have had a proper run of using it.

The Lacura Renew Multi Intensive Serum and Lacura Caviar Illumination Night Cream however, I’ve been testing over the past two months. These are both marketed as ‘anti-aging’ solutions, detailed on the box at a recommended age of 30 to 50 years old. Although I’m not quite 30 just yet (two more years to go!), I am interested in getting in early to reduce signs of aging – not that I really buy that any product will stop wrinkles altogether, nor do I really have a huge issue with getting wrinkles – it’s a fact of life! Anyway… The main reason I was keen to try them was to gain more moisture in my skincare routine (reason why in my prev. blog post here). And that’s exactly what they do!

When using the Lacura Caviar Illumination Night Cream, the texture is quite thick, none scented and applies nicely on the skin. In the morning, you can still almost feel it on your face and my complexion was noticeably brighter and more plump looking. Just what you need from a night cream in my books! The Lacura Renew Multi Intensive Serum also gives a similar effect. I use this only in the mornings as an extra boost of moisture underneath my normal moisturizer and it gives my face a really nice glow which I can notice even after I apply my foundation.

I am also really impressed by the packaging! The night cream comes in a gorgeous blue jar similar to those creams which have a £200+ price tag attached, and it also looks very nice on my nightstand. The Lacura Renew Multi Intensive Serum comes in a sturdy glass bottle with a pump dispenser and is 50ml which is really good compared to most other serums on the market which usually come in 30ml sizes.

Overall, its a big thumbs up from me on Aldi Beauty products! So if you are looking to save a little money on your skincare routine, I would definitely recommend giving the Aldi Lacura products a go.

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