Tue, 7 May, 2019
ALDI brings back cult $20 beauty product
ALDI is bringing back its sellout beauty line which has been likened to luxury brand La Prairie.
The German supermarket’s Lacura Caviar Range is set to hit the Special Buys aisle on Wednesday, May 8, with six products being on offer.
Fans are especially excited for the $19.99 Caviar Illumination Day Cream SPF15 and Caviar Illumination Night Cream, which are said to be affordable dupes to La Prairie’s $595 Skin Caviar Luxe Cream.
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“I’m certain this will be a sellout,” Tammy from Aldi Lovers Australia told news.com.au.
“I think the reason people are so excited is because the comparison to La Prairie makes newbies a little curious to try.”
Since its first launch in Australia, ALDI’s Lacura range has received many rave reviews from shoppers and skincare enthusiasts.
Nikki Tandy of Mums Central said after 10 days of using the skincare set, “my friends tell me my skin looks 'more glowy' than usual.”
Some also wrote that the creams make their skin feel “soft”, “supple” and “beautifully hydrated”.
Not a fancy one but Lacura day cream from Aldi is wonderful!!
— Zo (@zoethornett) May 2, 2019
my review of aldi “lacura” spf 15 day cream: it’s good, it’s for old ladies, it smells like curdled milk but my skin is nice n fresh. I recommend it especially if you’re an old lady
— domenic (@dompom11) May 7, 2019
However, others have been less than impressed. Rose Donohoe wrote on The New Daily in 2016 that after trying out the Lacura Face Renewal range, she developed “at least four red spots on my face” overnight.
Many reviewers also reported developing a rash, burns and swelling.
“I have raw red burning blotches on my skin. Stopped using it but am still trying to treat the results... Never ever again will I use ALDI skincare products.”
According to Dr Michael Freeman, Assistant Professor in Dermatology at Bond University, this might be due to the abundant preservatives in the products, which increase the risk of skin reaction.