“ Brand: Lacura / Type: Body Lotion / Subcategory: Moisturiser / What it does: Moisturizes, „
I tried this for my eczema and very dry skin and out of all the products I have ever tried, this one is the tops.Yes it is thick but because my skin is so dry, it sucks it right up. I love it and it smells good too.
I recently popped into my local Aldi store, like so many others I'm trying to cut back and save money, I don't want to pay less for products which aren't any good or don't work, that's just wasting money, I'd read reviews of this product and other Lacura products and thought I should give them a try.
I choose the body lotion for dry skin, as it states it "intensively moisturises with almond oil and vitamin E for soft smooth skin" my skin is slightly dry and eczema prone, I wouldn't recomend this for anyone with greasy skin, it comes in a tall dark blue bottle with a white flip top lid, the back of the bottle has all the usual information directions for use, ingredients, etc etc, it contains 500ml of body lotion and at £1:39 I feel its a bargain.
The body lotion is white in colour, I would describe it as being fairly thick (for a lotion) but at the same time it has a runny consistency (I hope that makes sense), warning, I didn't need to squeeze the bottle for the lotion to come out, a small amount does go a long way, it did absorbed quickly and because of this I found it slightly difficult to rub into my skin, It has left my skin soft and supple and slightly dewy, don't get me wrong, my skin doesn't feel at all sticky or tacky, by the time I had moisturised my whole body I was able to get dressed and I didn't feel my clothes were sticking to me.
The smell is pleasant, light and fresh, not at all over powering, it wont interfere with your perfume. It does remind me of the big blue pot of Nivea cream my Nan would always have on her dressing table.
I also feel this makes a nice hand lotion, for general use during the day.
So will I be buying this product again?? Yes
I'm torn with this one, it's thick, hard to rub in and doesn't absorb straight away like it says it does on the bottle, and yet I quite like it!
It's certainly a bargain at £1.39 for 500ml, brilliant if you are on a budget, even if you aren't, I can't see a reason to spend extra on something that essentially does the same thing as one for say £6, I'm all for a bargain!
The one I am reviewing (as it comes in 3 different types, normal skin, extra hydration and dry skin) is the dry skin one which comes in a blue bottle.
For a budget brand, it certainly doesn't look cheap, to me it reminds me of Niveas colours, it isn't something you would want to lock away in your bathroom cabinet. It's in a nice slim bottle which is easy and comfortable to hold in your hand whilst dispensing the product and has a convienient flip top lid, no fiddly screw tops here. But enough about the looks, on to the product itself....
It's says on the back "absorbs quickly to instantly smooth the skin", this is a claim that I would have to disagree on. It's actually quite a thick moisturiser that takes alot of rubbing in to get it to absorb into your skin, then when you have rubbed it in, it leaves a slightly greasy shine to your skin, which makes it look lovely and shimmery, but all the same I would prefer instant absorbtion then I could get dressed straight away without fear of marking my clothes. Give it a few minutes and it's fine, leaving you with beautifully soft and strokeable skin which looks both healthy and hydrated.
The scent is gorgeous! Very fresh and florally, very summery! It reminds me somewhat of Elizabeth Arden's Sunflower perfume, either that or a field full of daisies! It's also very subtle, not too overpowering and in your face, so if you wanted to wear a scent over it you could without fear of it clashing.
It is dermatologically tested, and does not irritate my sensitive (sometimes excema prone) skin at all.
So over-all it is something that I would definitely buy again, I have tried other more expensive big name moiturisers and most of them have been nowhere near as good as this, so another result from Lacura! If they could make it a little bit runnier and more easily absorbed then it would be perfect, for this I have taken off a star.
I am always on the look out for a good deal when it comes to body moisturisers as I go through a lot of them. Havinh heard som good reveiws about Aldi's Lacura range I decided to have a look and see if they produced any moisturisers.
I spotted one when I next went shopping. It was in a blue bottle and was specifically for dry skin. At £1.39 for 500ml I picked it up, at that price if it was pants then I hadn't lost much.
At first glance the bottle is rather plain but it doesn't scream 'value' at you. Its a large squeezy bottle with a flip top lid.
The moisturiser itself contains almond oil which is known to help with very dry skin. It also smells like sherbert which is nice.
I applied this lotion after getting out of the bath and fond the consistency of it to be extremely thick. Not a bad thing but it did make it a bit harder to rub in (I just kept telling myself the extra time spent massaging it in would help keep the nasty cellulite at bay!)
The next morning I noticed that my skin was lovely and soft. It still carried that sherberty scent which was nice. I have also found that this cream works wonders on my sons dry skin. It appears to be the only cream he doesn't react too and takes away his horrible dry skin, even on his face.
Overall this product is great value for money. Definetley one to try if your on a budget.
Where do I start with this one?!
On the bright side of things it was only £1.39 for 500ml from ALDI.
There is a good flip down lid which is much easier than screw tops, and the bottle is tall rather than wide, with a flat bottom so it fits nicely on top of a slim shelf!
It is dermtologically tested, I have sensitive skin and didnt have any reaction to it.
I like to give positves/negatives with all my reviews but that was a struggle!
Now to the dark side!!...
This lotion is SO thick and white, it is like a workout trying to rub it in!
The bottle claims to absorb quickly but IT DOESN'T, not for for AGES! It just sits on the surface leaving an almost sticky, shiny residue- it is very greasy.
The smell is OK but not for a moisturiser. It doesn't specify a fragrance but I think it is a bit like lemons, almost like washing up liquid!
On the back of the bottle it says that it contains almond oil and vitamin E that is meant to hydrate and enhance the skins protective layer- personally I didnt notice these qualities. It does make your skin softer but there are millons of other products out there, in the same price range that would do a better job!
It was that bad I ended up throwing away about 3/4 of the bottle.