The supermarket Aldi never fail! Every few months there will be a new bath, body or skincare product that will catch your eye. It will look familiar but not identical to something that you’ve seen before. Give yourself a few seconds or minutes and you will figure out that Aldi have struck again with a dupe of a particular product or brand. The latest brand they’ve been ‘inspired’ by is L’Occitane En Provence and their almond body care range. So what has Aldi’s Lacura own brand released now?
Lacura’s Almond Body Scrub
How this body scrub is packaged made me notice these three new products. One of the top ingredients in this scrub is shea butter. This should make this product a very nourishing and rich exfoliator, which is what you want at this time of year.
Lacura’s Almond Cleansing Shower Oil
A shower oil isn’t something you see on the high street often, but I can imagine this would be indulgent and soothing on the skin. Great for dry skin or perfect for someone who wants something different from a shower gel or cream.
Lacura’s Nourishing Body Lotion
With this being a lotion and not a cream I’m guessing this won’t be particularly thick. Perfect for those who want moisturising but with a lighter consistency and suitable for normal skin, possibly even dry.
What are they dupes of?
I’m comparing the products from Aldi to the L’Occitane equivalent by product type and packaging, not ingredients. Remember these are more likely to be ‘inspired’ by and not copies so there will be differences:
Lacura’s Almond Shower Scrub 200ml – L’Occitane En Provence Almond Shower Scrub 250ml £21.50.
Lacura’s Cleansing Shower Oil 200ml £4.99 – L’Occitane En Provence’s Almond Shower Oil 250ml £19.50.
How good these products are, their smells and textures I can’t comment on because I haven’t bought and used them. But in the past I have used at least one of their L’Occitane counterparts. Packaging wise the Lacura products look great, very stylish and VERY similar to the L’Occitane versions. Size wise these are decent and quite standard although smaller than L’Occitane’s. But the price difference is INSANE! I would definitely give this range a go and I think these make perfect Christmas gift ideas or stocking fillers. Even the type of products these are and it being an almond range is perfect for this time of year. Question is, how long will it take for these to disappear from stores?