I don't often shop in Aldi but about once every six weeks I have to fill in an hour or so while my husband is having blood taken because of his Haemochromatosis. The easiest car park is Aldi's and you only get the car park free if you shop in there. I wander round finding all kinds of things I didn't realize I needed before going in there.
I do know that their Lacura skin care range has been highly recommended by various TV endorsements and so I imagined the sun cream with its anti ageing properties would probably be pretty good too. I really cannot remember what I paid but I know it was less than a fiver and the container held 75ml originally.
The packaging is a plastic container with a press down pump for dispensing. The container is an oval shaped small plastic 'bottle'. As the container has emptied it has become very top heavy as the pump is a pretty substantial piece of plastic. It also comes with a lift off plastic cover to prevent the pump being accidentally pressed.
It looks quite classy with a cream plastic colour and the name of the product in a gold with the SPF factor 50 in yellow. It looks quite understated and it feels nice to hold with its rounded oval shape.
The cream is a thickish deep creamy colour and when you press down the pump quite a lot comes out so I soon got the knack of pressing gently so I only got what I needed each press.
The cream gives five star protection against harmful UVA rays and a shield against burning UVB rays and is a factor 50 so does offer a good protection.
This is specially for the face as sun damage does make you look older and it is especially good protection as it is also a moisturizer with both vitamin E known to help skin damage and Lacura's unique 'DNA - solar complex' ingredient; which according to the container, actively works to reduce skin cell damage and prevent the appearance of brown spots.
The cream doesn't have much of a scent but does remind me of suncream sort of scent but certainly not obvious and it is supposed to be fragrance free. It claims a special non greasy formula and it certainly is not greasy at all. It soaks in pretty quickly which is good as it is white and I thought at first I would look a bit like a clown with a white face. I didn't need to worry as it went in and left no white tinge. It feels matt to touch, not greasy at all and you could easily add foundation over this and not have it slide off.
I have worn this in very hot places, while at sea and at the beach and have never burned. The only issue I have is the same with any sun cream. When my eyes water as they often do in the sunshine, I wipe them and cream residue gets in my eye and stings. The only solution is to go inside and rinse my eyes out, dry my face and then start again. Because of this I try to avoid my eye area and wash my hands after applying any suncreams if I touch my eyes I don't add any to my eyes.
On the back in minute text they say to avoid getting it in your eye! They also say keep it away from fabrics as it can stain. I also love the instruction to apply sufficient coverage because if the coverage is not sufficient the protection is reduced! How do you know what is sufficient?? They should also provide a magnifying glass as the text is tiny and is a pale gold on the cream background.
This suncream is German quality, made in Germany for Aldi and is suitable for sensitive skin. The bottle is recyclable through the usual plastic recycling scheme.
I would buy this again and I hope Aldi continue to make this as mine is nearly empty and will be by the end of this summer if the nice weather continues.
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