Aldi’s beauty dupes are no longer an insider secret – according to recent figures, half of all UK households have shopped at the budget German supermarket at least once in the past three months, and we’d wager than plenty of them left with several items from the affordable make-up or skincare ranges in their trolleys.
Now the choice in the latter is getting even wider, with the launch of two brand new products to the Lacura line – Revitalising Facial Toner and Gentle Facial Moisturiser – plus the return of much-loved previous releases like the cult hot cloth cleanser, rose-infused exfoliating tonic and £3.99 Healthy Glow Rose Oil.
The whole skinspirational batch will be available to pre-order online from Sunday 22nd September and on Aldi shelves from 26th September. But as with any SpecialBuys, you know the rules – once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Last month, Aldi dropped another amazing collection of Lacura bargains that you can still get your hands on: a 3-step skincare system, a moisturiser and a ‘miracle oil’ which can be used on your face, body and hair, as well as for massages.
Each launch was priced at just £4.99, but the biggest bargain is surely the 3-step kit, which contains a facial soap, clarifying lotion and a moisturiser to set you up for a classic cleanse, tone, moisturise regime. Think an affordable alternative to Clinique’s customisable 3-Step System, which includes a similar range of products but typically costs upwards of £20.
The Moisture Boost hydrating gel moisturiser will also leave you with change from a £5 note, offers (as the name would suggest), a major dose of moisture, so perfect for soothing a parched post-summer complexion. It contains aloe vera and green tea extracts, and is oil and perfume-free – you can even apply it for 10 minutes for a nourishing mask.
Finally, the £4.99 Miracle Oil will tackle dryness across the body, designed to make skin look healthy and radiant without any oily residue – simply mist the area that needs a little extra TLC and let the formula sink in.
August also saw two previously limited edition treatments returning to shelves: the sellout Lacura Glycolic Daily Cleansing Pads, which are said to rival the results of brands like Nip & Fab, and Miracle Cream, Aldi’s multitasking take on Elizabeth Arden’s iconic 8 Hour Cream.
‘Miracle Cream helps to promote healthy skin by sealing in moisture and protecting it from the drying effects of wind and air conditioning,’ Aldi explains. ‘It relieves irritation and redness caused by waxing or shaving, softens rough and cracked heels, dry cuticles and chapped lips, leaving your skin feeling supple and wonderfully smooth. It can even be used to shape eyebrows, while also revitalising the delicate skin on eyelids.’
The Glycolic Daily Cleansing Pads, meanwhile, are a steal at just £2.49 for a pack of 60, and work to refine and resurface the skin for a more even texture and an amazing glow.