Lacura face Hydro Multi-Intensiv Serum – Beauty on a budget

If you have been around for some time now, you know that I focus on ingredients when reviewing skincare more than I do on how something feels on my skin. That isn’t because I don’t care about the experience of applying stuff, I love a silky smooth texture as much as anyone else.

It is because I believe that if you have to rely on the claims a brand makes, you are just as likely to get great skin as you are to win the lottery. It may happen, but the odds are against you.

 

Laura face Hydro Multi-Intensiv serum
Lacura face Hydro Multi-Intensiv serum

 

On top of that, if you know what ingredients you need, you will be able to discover gems where you usually stock up on groceries. For a bargain.

Like the Lacura face Hydro Mulit-Intensiv serum. Found at Aldi.

 

What Lacura claims:

Actually not much.

It says on the bottle that this serum is hydrating, anti-aging and soothing.

 

Facts:

Prize and size

The serum is housed in a frosted glass bottle, comes with a pump and contains 50 ml. While the packaging isn’t the prettiest around, it sure is functional. And for only 4,99 € you get a whole lot of product.

Sadly I cant provide you with an online link, you will have to check in store. Or you can search eBay and see that many people seem to be paying up to four times of the regular price just to get their hands on it…

Texture and smell

The serum is lightweight, easy to distribute and smells faintly floral.  While it sinks in quick enough to be worn beneath makeup, it has a slightly tacky feeling when applied.

One pump, enough to cover your face. You´ll need one and a half for face and neck.
One pump, enough to cover your face. You´ll need one and a half for face and neck.

Application and effects

After applying it to my face in the mornings, the tacky feeling vanished quickly and left me with hydrated and plumped feeling skin. Fine lines due to hydration were less visible and my makeup applied on top wasn’t disrupted.

As my skin isn’t very dehydrated at the moment, I did prefer to use it in the evenings though, where it worked especially well after my chemical exfoliants or cleansing face masks.

 

Favorable ingredients:

  • Aloe barbadensis: Anti-inflammatory, soothing
  • Glycerin: Moisturizing
  • Panthenol: Anti-inflammatory, locks in moisture
  • Sodium Lactate /Lactic Acid: Resurfacing, hydrating
  • Ubichinon: Coenzyme Q10, antioxydant
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrating
  • Allantoin: Soothing
  • Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract: improves collagen production, hydrating

The company website lists several other, fancy named entities like „Aquarich“, „AquaComplex“ or „Revital“, but once you dive in deep into what they are supposed to be and do, you will discover that they are names for a combination f the above mentioned ingredients.

Unfavorable Ingredients:

  • Fragrance (way down on the ingredient list)
  • Parabene (I personally don’t mind them)
  • Alcohol (again, way at the bottom of the list)

 

Does it live up to its claims?

Yes.

It is soothing, hydrating and has anti-aging properties due to the antioxidants and the hydration it offers.

 

Will I rebuy?

Probably not.

Just because it is not aimed at my skin type at the moment and I use other products more often. But I introduced my mother and sister to it and both are very happy with the purchase.

 

Who do I recommend it to?

Anyone with dehydrated skin.

Anyone with aging skin.

Anyone on a budget looking for great skincare or trying to save up for winning the lottery.

Only the sensitive skins out there should probably test it first, due to the added fragrance.

 

Have you ever shopped your local discounter for skincare?

Or do you rely on the company claims to pick your anti-aging weapon of choice?

 

 

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  • This serum looks very lightweight, which is a good thing x
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  • Lovely review! I agree about the ingredients, yet sometimes I can feel a little bit overwhelming whilst reading them, and I have to admit that I sometimes turn a blind eye to one or two ‚bad‘ ingredients too high on the list and find myself having some good surprises in terms of result on my skin! I guess the ingredient list doesn’t say it all.

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    • I used to be that way too, but some of the „bad“ ingredients just make your skin feel good without any other benefit, so I try and be more strict. But then again you should listen to your skin and find out what feels good for you. If it works that is all that counts.

      • Yes, it is just that, sometimes I like to focus on the ‚good‘ ingredients rather than the ‚bad‘ ones, otherwise I feel like they wouldn’t be a lot of products who would be worth a try!

  • I saw the bottle and thought wow, this looks pretty luxurious and then carried on reading to find it was from Aldi?? I never knew Aldi even sold skin care, I need to give it a visit. It seems like a great product and actually does what it says, I love the face that its got all the anti inflammatory ingredients, however, like yourself it probably isn’t suited to my skin, but I need to check out what else Aldi offers lol ♥
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  • Looks like a pretty good product! On a budget too! Thank you for reviewing!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • Sounds good if you are on a budget and don’t mind the perfume. Gemma x
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    • Do you stay away from perfume?

      • Usually yes, as you know I rarely try new things unless they are sent to me for review and only buy one set of products (Liz Earle) because I’m scared they will make me react and don’t like spending money on products I won’t use up. This however would not be too much of a risk with that small price tag. G x

        • I find that when it is way down the ingredient list it doesn’t bother me, but if you are sensitive I wouldn’t risk it either.

  • That sounds pretty awesome.. and it’s 50 ml… You’ll probably have to work really hard to use it up… We don’t have Aldi in Croatia, and I’ve never even heard of the brand, but I would really like to try it 🙂 xx

    http://beautypeptalk.blogspot.com/

    • Yes, it takes a long time to finish. You have to keep your eyes open on your next London trip, there is Aldi in the UK.

      • Haha, not sure I’ll be going to London any time soon 😀 I’ll probably be in Germany sooner than in London 😀

        • There is Aldi everywhere.

          • I would really love to find it somewhere.. I’ve heard they have some great deals there.. 🙂

  • I’ve tried some skincare from Aldi in the past and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t expect them being half decent for the price but they did performed as good as some more expensive products. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I would never have thought to look there, to be honest (skincare snob…), but my mother asked my opinion and I was pleasantly surprised as well.

  • oh das klingt ja echt supe preiswert. Ich muss gestehen ich hab bisher (obwohl ich für Aldi süd arbeite -allerdings im IT bereich), nie darüber nachgedacht bei aldi oder lidl mehr als seife, Duschgel oder nivea zu kaufen 😀 aber das klingt ja verdammt gut und preiswert 🙂 vor allem im sommer wo man die haut nochmal extra mit feuchtigkeit versorgen muss 🙂

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    • Vielleicht kriegst Du ja Mitarbeiterrabatt?

      • Hahaha,leider nein,das würde Essen verdammt günstig machen 😀

  • Denise

    Wow, what for a great price! I am amazed, 4.99 for 50ml and accomplishing all it promises… Lacura is on my list now 🙂 I have dry-patched skin, so I always have to pay attention to it – well, as anyone else. On the top of that it’s sensitive, so I don’t know about the fragrance. I don’t mind parabens either, but I would have to test it because of what you said, having sensitive skin. Great recommendation!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • Great thing you travel so much, that way you can collect the best of beauty from all over the world.

  • Pam Scalfi

    such a good price. my skin isnt dehydrated either but im definitely on a budget. sounds like a good serum for night use 🙂
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • This looks like a great product for dehydrated skin! And the price is amazing! Thanks for sharing this! xx

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  • That sounds like an amazing discovery and wow, for such low price and comes in 50mL? A real winner indeed. I am definitely trying to read and learn about ingredients in skincare products and your blog has definitely been a big help. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have known the differences between glycolic and salicylic acids and what each targets.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • So I will build on that and throw lactic and malic acid in the mix in an upcoming skincare video. You´ll be shopping like a pro in an instant!

    • So I will build on that and throw lactic and malic acid in the mix in an upcoming skincare video. You´ll be shopping like a pro in an instant!

  • I think there can be skincare gems at the local discounter if you really look. I haven’t in awhile but your find is inspiring me to have do a perusal soon. I tend to look for ingredients that I know work for me as well.

  • I shop at Aldi from time to time but I never checked the beauty products they sell. That serum sounds impressive for only 4,99 €.

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  • You’re so informative when it comes to skincare! I’ll have to see if I can track this down. I’d love to try it. I’m betting it’s something my MIL would love to try too. I’ve introduced her to so many higher end items I’m sure a budget friendly one that works just as well would be a welcoming change lol.

  • 4.99? That’s impressive! I never really check the skincare aisle at my local store, but used to in my teens… Even back then face creams were more expensive than that! It’s an amazing deal for a well-formulated serum. I’d definitely get my mother onto it if we had Aldi around here.
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    • I only ever started buying high end skincare when I was in my mid-twenties, before that it was Nivea all the time.

    • I only ever started buying high end skincare when I was in my mid-twenties, before that it was Nivea all the time.

  • Kate

    I must confess, I’m often seduced by fancy packaging and bold claims, yet I know very well it’s all about the ingredients, and that the most modest of products may well contain exactly what my skin needs. This is a great example of why it pays to take more notice of the ingredients! x

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    • I do enjoy splurging on skincare, and more often than not you get what you pay for, but that was a welcome exception.

    • I do enjoy splurging on skincare, and more often than not you get what you pay for, but that was a welcome exception.

  • This sounds like a gem. I hope that if I keep reading your skincare reviews I’ll eventually memorise all the good ingredients like you and be able to shop for skincare products more confidently! Never thought of trying anything at Aldi but I might look into it now.

    alicered.co.uk

    • They have quite a few different options, catered at specific needs. So far I have only tried this one, but if there is anything else you want to know more about, just tell me.

    • They have quite a few different options, catered at specific needs. So far I have only tried this one, but if there is anything else you want to know more about, just tell me.

  • If I ever move back to Europe, I’ll have to try it. Sounds great for the morning and the face and neck!

    • Is moving back an option?

      • Yes, it’s an insanely remote possibility, though. I’d probably be back in Wiesbaden if it did work out though.

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  • Dressed With Soul

    Ich kaufe mir in der Regel im Supermarkt mein Gesichtswasser 🙂 Aber interessant, dass das Produkt offenbar wirklich ganz in Ordnung ist. Danke fürs Testen.
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        Dann Medium Brown! Das habe ich vorige Woche (versehentlich doppelt) bestellt und müsste in dieser Woche bei mir ankommen. Ich schenke es Dir einfach gerne, wenn Du mir Deine Adresse zukommen lässt, weil ich Dich mag 🙂

    • Das ist wirklich ein tolles Angebot. Ich habe mir mal Swatches angeschaut und denke, Medium Brown würde besser passen als Soft Brown. Wie kann ich mich denn revanchieren?

  • This sounds like a great product and a lucky find! I always seem to ignore grocery store brands because you’d expect for them to be cheap and full of bad ingredients. I guess I’ll have to double-check next time I’m out. I wish that this product was available at stores in Canada, but it seems to be a brand I’ve never heard of. Don’t know how I feel about paying triple the price on it!
    Thanks for sharing though – and yes it is important to read the ingredients rather than trust the claims!

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    • I am guilty of looking at the pricier skincare first as well, but that one teaches me to pay more attention. Lacura is the Aldi-own brand, so there is really no way in getting it anywhere else, I am afraid. Unless you want to trust eBay-Resellers, which I wouldn’t recommend.

    • I am guilty of looking at the pricier skincare first as well, but that one teaches me to pay more attention. Lacura is the Aldi-own brand, so there is really no way in getting it anywhere else, I am afraid. Unless you want to trust eBay-Resellers, which I wouldn’t recommend.

  • Sounds like it would be very suited to my skin so I’ll keep an eye out for it next time I’m in Aldi. I love your reviews! xx

    Beautylymin

  • This looks like a great product such a good price. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Same here, ingredients and formula before anything else! With make-up it’s different but for skincare I am all about what’s inside. Pretty smart of them to set the bar low by not claiming too much, haha 😉 Even though it’s not right for you I still quite like the sound of it, especially for the price.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Honestly, for the price, this seems like an amazing product! You can really find some gems at discount stores from time to time. 🙂 I’ve recently discovered this almond body lotion at Lidl for about £2, and honestly it’s super effective and smells delicious. Also, I really like how you always stress the importance of ingredients in your reviews. This is definietly something I still have to work on myself. I usually just go for whatever skincare products sound good, and judge them entirely on how they feel on my skin/whether they work. I need to start paying more attention to actual ingredients, though! x Hope you’re well, hun. Kisses. x

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    • I guess it is the wisdom go age(ing). Effective skincare is smooch more important at my age, I have to be extra careful!

    • I guess it is the wisdom go age(ing). Effective skincare is smooch more important at my age, I have to be extra careful!

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Honestly, for the price, this seems like an amazing product! You can really find some gems at discount stores from time to time. 🙂 I’ve recently discovered this almond body lotion at Lidl for about £2, and honestly it’s super effective and smells delicious. Also, I really like how you always stress the importance of ingredients in your reviews. This is definietly something I still have to work on myself. I usually just go for whatever skincare products sound good, and judge them entirely on how they feel on my skin/whether they work. I need to start paying more attention to actual ingredients, though! x Hope you’re well, hun. Kisses. x

    Kay
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  • i love when a hidden gem is found at the drugstore (chemist)!! i don’t mind parabens either–i have yet to see anything that truly convinces me they are the devil. there’s an aha cream i get from the drugstore that is amazing!!!

  • Seems like a great product. Thanks for sharing..

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  • So cool how you can just buy it Aldi!

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  • I might need to pick this up considering my serum finished ages ago. My skin can be a little dehydrated so thanks so much for the recommendation <3

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  • I hate Aldi with all my heart but this serum sounds like a lovely find! I wonder if the US Aldi carries it too!

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  • Stefanie Meier

    beautiful review

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    • Thank you. Do you shop your skincare at the discounter sometimes?

  • Stefanie Meier

    beautiful review

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  • Eine sehr gute Review! Dieses Serum ist in der Tat erschwinglich. Ich meide schon Produkte mit Parabene, abe nur wenn ich durch Zufall mitbekomme, dass es enthalten ist. Meistens bin ich zu faul, um mir die Ingredients-Liste anzusehen und darum finde ich deine Reviews echt hilfreich! xoxo

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  • I like how you judge skincare products based on ingredients and the less superficial qualities, I always trust your reviews 🙂 Congrats again on winning my giveaway by the way!

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  • Nadia

    Having thirsty skin at the moment so this might be a lovely one for me! Btw, one of my favourite things about your reviews is the in-depth look into the ingredients and the way you break them down into favourable & unfavourable, hon. Truly detailed and useful info! Thanks for another lovely review. It sounds like a nice product at a bargain price. Too bad it wasn’t your cuppa tea but glad your family members liked it 🙂
    xox Nadia
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  • thefashionsalt

    This sounds like a great serum, though I’d probably skip it because of the fragrance. I usual rely on the ingredients instead of the claims, mainly because my skin is sensitive.
    ~Lili
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    • I think you really have to be good about checking the ingredients if you have sensitive skin, more than anyone else.

  • I’m impressed! It sounds like a decent formula considering the price, even with the fragrance and parabens.

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  • Rosanna Briguglio

    I’ve heard about this brand, I’ve never tried anything from them before but it seems very affordable!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
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  • I really got into Aldi beauty at the moment, have you tried the Urea foot cream? best i ever tried.

    http://www.yourbeauty.ie

    • I haven’t, but I will look for it next time I am there. Which is frequent, as their diapers are great quality.

      • Yes, im using the same diapers 🙂

  • Toyas Tales

    I didn’t even know Aldi’s sold beauty products. It is one a 1/2 mile away from house and I’m going to have to take my time and browse their aisles for gems like this.
    LaToya
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    • I never noticed them as well, but they are right next to the diapers, a place where I stop quite frequently at the moment.

  • Sounds like great find! I’m a Lidl girl myself so must check out Aldi x
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  • Unfortunately its contain Paraben, alcohol and fragrance, i’ve tried to avoid them 🙂

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  • Yes, pretty packaging is great, but for me also function/ingredients is what matters. And since I have several allergies, I have to always pay close attention, namely to skincare. I’ve not been buying too many new skincare products, just using the same good ones I love, except Mio skincare, that’s a new brand that I have tried and so far so good. I may do a review later on. <3
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    • I heard from Mio when they were still Mama Mio and focused on pregnancy skincare, but I heard that they since expanded their range. I never got around trying anything myself though.

  • This sounds lovely, can’t go wrong with something at that price!

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  • most of the time I purchase skincare in pharmacies because I feel like the shop assistants there know what they’re talking about. If I knew my way around the ingredients a little better I’d do it the way you do. I guess I need to do some research… favorably before I start studying again 😉

    Cheryl | SwissBeautyTalk

    • It takes time, but sooner or later you will read ingredient lists easily, and you will notice how much of a difference it makes. Until then relying on specifically trained persons isn’t the worst.

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  • It looks like a great value! Hard to beat the price but it contains a bunch of great ingredients.

    Beaumiroir

    • I bet there are cheaper things out there, but I would have payed more than double the price without thinking twice and still considered it a bargain.

  • Yasmeen

    I love how you focus on ingredients more than anything else! It’s so easy to be dazzled by brilliant marketing.

    Yasmeen x
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    • And I am guilty by that especially when it comes to makeup…

  • BettyCook

    Love your share, and nice post, and i love this product

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  • I wonder to they afford to sell it so cheap? It’s true it’s very easy to buy products after labels, i have recently gone quite natural with my skin care, for time being at least.

    • Aldi is a discounter that has really cheap stuff. I am not sure how they afford it, but I know that some things are relabelled higher end stuff that was overproduced and the other brand has to get rid of.

  • I actually saw this at my local Aldi and walked right past it, because my skin only prefers a couple of brands, and I don’t think it would react very well to fragrance…

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