Whilst navigating my industrial sized shopping cart through my local ALDI, my eyes locked in on a very interesting display box. Could that be lip balm? In a tell-tale European-style package? It was! I swung my cart around and made a beeline for the Lacura display. Lacura is a line exclusively developed for ALDI discount food chain. All the products are made in Germany and the brand includes skincare and makeup. Granted, the line is not extensive, but it’s got basics that range from $1.99- $6.99. You can check out the offerings by visiting www.aldi.com. I decided to venture into this new line by picking up some “pampering” products that I had recently cut from my regular skincare lineup in order to economize. I purchased the Exfoliating Peeling Gel and the Hydra Complete Mask for $2.99USD each, and 2 three-packs of lip balm for $1.99USD each. Even though these products are dirt cheap, I was pleasantly surprised. And even if they didn’t wow me, ALDI offers a refund!
The Exfoliating Peeling Gel comes in a 2.54floz squeeze tube, with a flip-top cap. This may not be a factor for some, but the packaging is great for under three bucks! The name “Exfoliating Peeling Gel” is slightly misleading, because it’s really just a gel-based scrub. However, you’d mistake it for a higher-end scrub. After cleansing, I patted my face until damp, and applied a nickel-sized dollop. It doesn’t foam unless you get really vigorous, but I could immediately feel the scrub working. The beads are so tiny, I can barely tell that they’re round. I also believe that they are the plastic kind, not crushed nutshells or pits that other scrubs may use. There’s no scratching, but you can still feel it working. Amazing. After my experience with the scrub, I moved on to the Hydra Complete Mask. This is also in a squeeze tube and 2.54floz. I slathered on a thick coat and waited 15 minutes. Then I wiped it off with a wet washcloth (you can also tissue it off). I was left with smooth, glowing skin.
The mask was definitely hydrating, without being greasy. Last, but not least, was the lip balm. I bought the Sensitive formula, and the Pearl Shine. Each contained 3 tubes for $1.99USD. What a deal! Both are extremely smooth and moisturizing, with pleasant scent and taste. The only difference is the Pearl Shine offers just a hint of glimmer. NOT glitter. My experience with this line left me feeling like my money was well spent, and my skin looked like I spent the day at a European spa. I was able to give myself a European-Style facial for less than ten bucks! Next time I’m bargain shopping for groceries at ALDI, I’ll be sure to try some more Lacura products.