I hope you’re all doing well. I know that this is my month off but when Aldi releases new sellout products, you just can’t wait around! Today, I’m putting one of their new skincare ranges to the test. I want to see if their beauty bargains are merely just cheap and cheerful or whether they actually give those more expensive ranges a run for their money. In this review, I’m focusing on their Lacura Pink Clay skincare collection, which has received a lot of attention within the beauty community. It includes a mask that they launched last year two new products that they have launched this month; a hot cloth cleanser and a face scrub. Want to know what I think? Let’s get started!
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Pink Clay Mask – £5.99
As you can imagine, I practically sprinted to my local Aldi in order to get my hands on this. If you haven’t noticed already, it’s takes “inspiration” from a certain brand called Sand & Sky. Their Australian Pink Clay mask went viral last year, which was great for those that can can fork out £40 for their little pink tubs of goodness, but for those of us who can’t, Aldi heard our prayers and launched an almost identical product for £5.99. Their Lacura mask promises to detoxify, brighten and purify (all things that my skin is in desperate need of) all whilst remaining cruelty free. It contains ingredients such as Kaolin, Bentonite and Pink Clay.
Inside, we get an adorable little brush for application and a 60g jar of product. I always apply my masks with a brush as it’s far less messy and I find it spreads them more evenly without wasting any product on my hands. I expected this brush to feel cheap and flimsy but it’s actually great quality. Good work, Aldi!
In terms of a scent, it smells so clean and fresh. The texture is where I thought Aldi might slip up, I was expecting something runny and difficult to apply. However, this mask is thick and creamy. It feels expensive and high-end! It feels a little bit tingly at first but that stops after a few seconds and then it starts to dry really quickly. As instructed, I leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water. The results have been very telling. This thing WORKS! My skin immediately looked cleaner and brighter and after a few uses, my whole face was glowing and there wasn’t a blemish in sight. I’m mindblown. I’ve tried the Sand & Sky mask too and honestly the results are no different. For £5.99 you’re getting yourself a damn good face mask people!
Pink Clay Hot Cloth Cleanser – £3.99
If you’ve read my review of the Superdrug Naturally Radiant range, you’ll know that I love a good cleanser. I can’t afford to be using something that costs a fortune – especially if I’ll be using it every day, so I’m always looking for dupes and bargains. This Aldi Pink Clay Hot Cloth Cleanser only costs £3.99 so I thought it was definitely worth testing! The cleanser promises to give you “naturally healthy looking skin” by cleansing and exfoliating. It’s cruelty free and it contains lots of natural ingredients featuring Mangosteen, Australian Kakadu Plum and Macadamia Oil. It also claims to be suitable for any skin type. The tube contains 200ml of product and every single part of the packaging can be recycled – YES ALDI!
This hot clot cleanser comes with a muslin cloth, with can be used to wash the product off and to help remove any makeup. I ditched makeup wipes a while ago because they were awful for my skin and they don’t do the environment any good either. These cloths can be reused over and over again – just pop them in the washing machine!
In terms of a scent, it smells beautiful – very fresh and it kind of reminds me of the Emma Hardy Morninga Cleansing Balm. It feels so luxurious on the skin, I feel like I’m using something super expensive. I apply a small amount to my face (dry) and once I’ve soaked the muslin cloth in hot water, I rinse it off! It really is that simple. My makeup comes off in one go and my skin is left feeling silky soft and squeaky clean. I’ve already noticed that my skin looks much brighter and I’m having less breakouts which is always a win! I’m really impressed and I will definitely be repurchasing. I highly recommend giving this a try if you want a good cleanser in your life
Pink Clay Exfoliating Face Scrub – £2.99
I never used to bother with face scrubs until I realised that exfoliating was actually regularly really important. Aldi introduced this £2.99 scrub just over a week ago and I just had to try it out. This Pink Clay Face Scrub claims to refine and mattify the skin, removing dead skin cells and absorbing excess oil.
Just like the other products in the range, it smells lovely. I always apply it to wet skin and massage for 30 seconds, as instructed and I use warm water to rinse it off. I also found out that it can be used as a mask! All you have to do is leave it on for 5 minutes before washing it off – we love a multi-tasker here on Nina Louise Law and I think we’ve found a new one to add to our favourites. I absolutely love how clean it makes my skin feel and I can see there are visibly less blackheads and spots after a couple of weeks. My skin looks more even and balanced which is something I need as it scars really easily. This is definitely worth trying out – I’ve been recommending it to everyone I know!
So, in conclusion, the Aldi Pink Clay Skincare range is a MUST for anyone looking to save some money whilst still being able to invest in great high quality skincare. I would recommend using all three products as part of your skincare routine, as they all work so well together. I think that’s the most effective way of achieving the best results. My skin is so much cleaner, clearer and brighter and I can’t believe that I managed to get my hands on the whole range for under £15. I highly recommend trying these out and please do let me know what you think in the comments – I’d love to hear about your results too! I’ve put links to all of my social media down below and I’d love it if you would give me a follow – come and say hi!