I Tried Aldi Skincare For a Month
*Can I just add that this did start as a month and I think it's now been about six months and I'm still using it*
I am a huge Aldi fan, I actually think it's hilarious how much balls they have to rip off other brands and get away with it! You legally need to have 5 things different but from the ingredients to packaging, their products are still so similar to the originals and still make it onto the shelves. None the less, I love it!
I placed my order online, you only need to spend £20 qualify for free delivery which is easily done. My top tip is to sign up to their mailing list so you get a heads up when the products are coming into stock, as they do sell out rapidly.
I will admit that I was quite skeptical as to how my skin would react to these, maybe that's because I'm a bit of a skincare snob. I was worried incase I had a wild breakout, but I can hand on heart say my skin has got better since using these. If I start to break out I use the La Roche-Posay face wash and that stops the breakout. But on with the review... here's the lowdown of what I bought and how I got on with it.
Lacura Hot Cloth Cleanser
If you're a fan of the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser then you will LOVE this. I've used Liz Earle numerous times and I can say with confidence that I think the Aldi one is better. It has exactly the same consistency and smell just with added eucalyptus oil which I actually enjoy because it feels really refreshing on your face. The formula also contains cocoa butter which is really hydrating, and stops you getting that tight feeling. The only thing I found to be slightly different is the muslin cloth, however if you fancy you can just buy those from Liz Earle and use them with the Aldi cleanser. They've now brought out a Vitamin C version which I've just started using and fallen in love with. It makes my skin so radiant!
Midnight Power Cream
I'm not too sure what this is a dupe of, but I'm sadly not a fan. In the morning when I've woken up my skin does look great from this and it really does hydrate plump up your skin but sadly it breaks me out in spots every time I use it. If it didn't break me out in spots, then I'd 110% be a fan because it does work wonders.
Charcoal Clearing Mudmask
This is a fantastic dupe of the Glamglow Supermud mask. I used the Glamglow one years ago and absolutely loved it but then let my flatmate use it and they didn't put the lid on properly and it dried out. FUMING. But I loved it because it really got into my pores and this Aldi one does the same. I will say that if you want a premium alternative then go for the Glamglow one. If you don't mind and want to save money then the Aldi one is great it just will take longer to see the results.
Healthy Glow Tonic
I genuinely don't see myself going back to the Pixi Glow Tonic now. This version doesn't contain any alcohol so it's much more friendly for sensitive skin. I felt like the Pixi Glow Tonic was sometimes harsh on my skin and stripped it from natural oil but I loved the results from using it. The Aldi version has the exact same results but without the harsh skin striping feeling. Since I bought this they've brought out other versions which I'd love to try. They've since changed the packaging but shop online here.
Glycolic Daily Facial Cleansing Pads
Confession - I rarely use these and don't recommend to use them every day unless your skin is not sensitive in the slightest. I have used the Nip & Fab ones and liked them but I just can't tell if these things actually do anything? I use them if my skin is looking a little dull and needs something to brighten it up a bit but in all honesty I don't think they do much.
Because I took so long to write this, pretty much everything has sold out online. But keep an eye out in your local Aldi and sign up to the Newsletter so you can be first to hear about restocks and new products.
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