Note to self, its Aldi - not Audi as I have been pronouncing this for the past two weeks. (Good job I don't do Youtube isn't it?) But yes, this the Aldi, that discount German supermarket that we all know but never admit we go to. To go with their bargain fruit, cheap alcohol and thermal vests the Aldi Beauty Range has been formed with their Swap and Smile campaign, encouraging bloggers to swap branded beauty buys with Aldi’s everyday essentials.
Okay. I am a skincare snob, as my belief is that you get what you pay for, yet in a moment of madness I agreed to this. First up is the 3 in 1 Facial Cleansing Wipes (a ridiculous 89p), straight away these don't compare to my favourite No7 ones, but then none can removed my truck load of mascara. But skinwise these really refresh and moisturise my skin, and I would honestly never of thought they are less than a £1.
Next, I've been trying three of their hand creams (a even more ridiculous 75p). Luckily for my bank account I'm not one to swoon over expensive hand creams, yet they do still need to be thick and non greasy for me to actually use them. This trio defiantly tick the non greasy box, and they sink into my hands nice and quickly. As you might of guessed, they aren't quite as thick as my normal L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, considering that is £19 that would be give the achievement on Aldis part. But for the stupid price of 75p? Yeah, you really can't go wrong, especially if you're a hand cream novice like me.
I have indeed saved the best for last, and that is in the form of the Lacura Expert Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream for £1.99. I was the most dubious about this, I cant lie. The words 'face cream' and 'Aldi' are two words that just don't match up for me, but this did recently win The Mirror’s best night cream and lots of the products were recently highly commended by The Times Magazine. So what do I know? Apparently nothing, as this cream is so good. Its thick, moisturising, non greasy, and everything I ever want from a night cream. I haven't broken out in spots, nor have I had to deal with dry patches, if anything they have disappeared out of sight along with my trusty No7 night cream.... What is wrong with me? That bargain alcohol and thermal vests has obviously got to me.
Have you tried the Aldi Beauty Range?