Aldi has created a £6.99 dupe of this much-loved Emma Hardie cleansing balm

If you haven’t discovered the impressive beauty offering at Aldi yet, you are seriously missing out. With a constant array of new skincare, makeup and toiletries filling up the shelves, along with some of the best beauty dupes around, the supermarket rivals the top high street beauty buys, and at a fraction of the price, too.


Beauty dupes in particular have become big business for the brand, offering similar versions of cult beauty products at more affordable prices. Some of the most popular include the Lacura Acacia Collagen Tonic, a dupe for the Pixi tonic; the sellout Pineapple Face Serum, a dupe for Glow Recipe’s famous formula; and the new Super Booster Vitamin C Serum, a near-identical version of Glossier’s Super Glow.

Aldi’s dupes have long been praised both for efficacy and price point and the latest arrival – The Lacura Cleansing Balm – is no exception. A take on the much-loved Emma Hardie cleansing balm, the Aldi dupe is also enriched with moringa oil and comes with its own cleansing cloth. At just £6.99, though, it’s a steal compared with its expensive counterpart (saving you £40 with each pot) while also delivering some of the same ingredients and benefits found in the original formula.


Lacura Cleansing Balm, £6.99, Aldi

The hero ingredient, moringa oil, is best known for its anti-inflammatory and collagen-building properties. Suited for all skin types, it can also help fight fine lines and wrinkles and improve the overall appearance of skin. Other ingredients within the formula which you won’t find in Hardie’s include Shea and Cocoa butter to help leave skin feeling smooth, hydrated and nourished post-cleanse.

Emma Hardie

Moringa Cleansing Balm with Cleansing Cloth, £47, Emma Hardie

Like the Emma Hardie cleansing balm, the Aldi Lacura dupe acts as a lightweight daily cleanser to gently remove makeup, dirt and oil from the skin. It transforms from a solid texture into a silky oil when water is applied. Aldi describes it as  “a luxury way of taking off your makeup” given the way the balm sinks into the skin to deeply cleanse and nourish your face all in one go. How to use it? Massage a small amount into the palm of your hands and apply directly onto dry skin before rinsing off with water and removing the excess product using the cleansing cloth.

All in all, if you still haven’t experienced the wonders of an oil-based cleanser yet, now is your opportunity to do so at a much more affordable price. Thank you, Aldi.