Lacura = Luxury
Among the fresh produce and household items, Aldi carries their own line of skincare products under the brand name Lacura. Most Lacura products are dupes of well-known beauty brands such as L'Oreal or, in this case, Neutrogena - all selling for a fraction of the cost. We LOVE to hear it. I've tried their face masks and lip balms. No complaints so far. This foaming gel cleanser made in Luxembourg is $3.99 and labeled with all the same promises: dermatologist tested, not tested on animals, and cleanses a multitude of sins. Not to mention, it's soap, paraben, oil, and alcohol-free. AND comedogenic and hypoallergenic to boot.
Into the cart it went!
I haven't tried the Neutrogena version. I will say the ingredients list differs a bit. It doesn't claim to be paraben-free like Lacura, but Lacura ingredients list is longer. Neutrogena is more expensive and usually sells around $7.
Lacura's Foaming Gel Cleanser has a thick gel consistency that only slightly foams up with application. The scent reminds me of baby powder, but in a good way. It's not over-powering. I wouldn't recommend if you don't like fragrance in your skincare products since the scent lingers a bit. The cleanser quickly and gently removes face makeup. It loosens mascara but doesn't entirely erase it. On my skin, it's not the most hydrating, but I do feel fresh and clean. No trace of face makeup. I use a moisturizer afterwards. (Cetaphil's iconic cleanser claims the hydration prize for me.)
Makeup wipes tug on my skin, and I've been looking for a way to gently wash off my makeup. This is a solid 4 tote bags out of 5.
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