I so badly wanted this face cream to come up trumps as I've heard great things about the Lacura skincare brand at Aldi and the price was just ridiculous- £1.99 for a 50ml tub of face cream. Unfortunately I feel like the age-old adage "if it's sounds too good to be true it probably is" comes into play here. I was left disappointed by the product and am just using the rest up now so it doesn't feel like a waste.
The packaging of the cream is quite high-end for the price, it comes in a heavy bottomed glass jar and certainly doesn't look like it cost under £2. The cream inside is a pale green colour and for me it was quite a watery consistency- it genuinely felt like a normal face cream had been watered down. This may have been a part of the product, to provide a lighter, more gel-like moisturiser but it really wasn't for me. The cream also had quite an odd smell which put me off when applying to my face. Although the cream sunk in quickly it didn't leave my face feeling nourished whatsoever- I feel like I would have to apply about 6 layers of the stuff to even come close to the level of hydration my skin requires.
To be fair, the product may suit you if you need very light moisturisation only- say if you have oily skin for example. I can only say if you have quite dry skin like mine it's unlikely to be the best cream for you and it's worth spending a few extra pounds to get a more suitable product.
this product is as good as leading brands , I have tried several different brands of creams like this and this is as good it is light , non greasy and refreshing I am 39 and have good skin , but when summer comes I like to rehydrate it and I find this works well and is affordable , I also have sensitive skin and have tried some expensive brands which can be heavily perfumed and make me itch this product doesn't do that, its well trying
I have rather sensitive skin and suffer from roseacea, therefore I am reluctant to try new moisturisers as they often irritate my skin. However, due to our budget being tighter since having my daughter, I have been looking at cutting back on things. So when doing the weekly shop in Aldi I spotted this and decided to give it a try.
~ Price and Availability ~
Lacura is the Aldi's own brand of skin care, I have seen this online, however, I have only seen it available in the Aldi's shops. For a tiny price of £1.99 for 50ml, I didn't think it was much of a cost to gamble on a moisturiser.
~ The Product ~
Firstly it comes in a matt glass pot, inside a cardboard box. This packaging looks high quality, if you didnt know it only cost £2 from Aldi you would not think that it was a budget moisturiser.
The moisturiser has a fresh pleasent smell, not overpowering or too feminine, so both myself and my other half can use it. It is quite a thin moisturiser, which is great for me as I have quite dry skin and find the thicker moisurisers dont absorb properly and makes it difficult for makeup application ontop. This moisturiser absorbs into the skin very easily and is a great base under makeup, as makeup smoothly goes ontop. No scaly or dry patches which normally show up terribly normally when makeup applied.
I have quite dry skin and this makes my skin feel soft without feeling greasy. Also it doesnt irritate my skin.
My only bug with this moisturiser is that it only has 6 spf, I normally look for a moisturiser with a minimum of 15 spf to protect my skin in the sun. If this had 15 spf it would have easily been a 5 star.
~ Conclusion ~
I was pleasently surprised at the quality of this CHEAP moistuiser, by no means is it cheap feeling or smelling and works great for my skin. I would definately recommend this for anyone to try! I was soo pleased with this purchase I am going to try a few more of the products from this brand.
When I was at aldi looking for the concealer pen, I saw this moisturiser. My Body shop Vitamin E cream had almost run out, so I thought this was worth a try as it was only £1.89.
Apart from the anti-ageing moisturisers this was the only one (I won't be needing that yet). It says it's suitable for all skin types .usually moisturisers that say 'all skin types' are too heavy for my combination skin but oily skin moisturisers are too light.
It comes in a box which I threw away that just has the usual sales blurb on it but most of it is on the actual jar: a light cream developed with the latest scientific advancements providing the skin with lon-lasting moisture. I am also told that it moisturises and refreshens with sea minerals which explains the blue colour. The actual jar is a glass one with a blue lid that is smaller. I would prefer it if the lid covered the whole jar but I guess they have to cut down costs somewhere.
Opening it up for the first time I see a pale blue cream that doesn't look too thick or too runny. So far so good. The smell is...I guess you could call it 'fresh' but to me it's brylcream. Yes that stuff my dad used to use in his hair. Could be worse I suppose.
I take off my makeup, cleanse, tone and open this up. I apply it to my cheek first. Just a small amount and rub it in. The smell isn't too bad once it's on. Hmm, my skin feels a bit sticky but I carry on and use it all over my face and neck of course avoiding my eyes and lips. By the time I actually get into bed, I feel my skin again and it feels soft and smooth not sticky. It just needs a couple of minutes to sink in. I wake up to soft skin that looks refreshed. Well, that is a first! This doesn't give me spots, nor does it clear them up. It does what it promises to do. In the morning I do the same and wait this time before applying tinted moisturiser and my makeup looks fresher throughout the day and my skin is soft at the end of the day even though I have been out in the cold.
I would recommend this a simple good moisturiser for a fraction of the price. So far I have been impressed with the Lacura range and will be trying out some of the other products.
I purchased Lacura's Aqua Complete face cream after been recommended other products from the same brand.
The moisturiser cost just £1.99 and is available from Aldi stores.
Lacura is quickly becoming a sought after brand, picking up many awards along the way. It is only available in Aldi. They make a wide range of beauty and skincare products, all at reasonable prices with many items receiving raving reviews.
The face cream comes in a 50ml transparent cylinder glass container with blue lid.
There isn't a great deal of information on the packaging. We are told that this is a face cream developed with the latest scientific advancements, proving the skin with long-lasting moisture. I'll be the judge of that thanks.
"Apply several times a day as required to a cleansed face and neck. Massage gently into the skin"
I applied the cream following washing my face and using a toner on the skin. It is important to make sure the skin is completely dry before applying a face cream.
The cream itself is a pale blue colour. It is of quite a thin consistency, however it's not so runny that is goes everywhere. I found it was easy to apply, and soaked into the skin fast, within around 5 minutes. I can't really describe what the cream smells like, it is a very strong scent, and does smell very perfumed.
So far I have been impressed with the moisturiser. It doesn't make my skin shiny looking, just leaves it feeling really hydrated.
For £1.99 you cannot go wrong. I have recently reviewed a moisturiser which retails for £13, and this was no where near as effective as the Lacura moisturiser. Definitely worth trying.