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Every now and then, there’s a brilliant beauty bargain that’s just too good to be ignored. This one is from one of my favourite budget lines, Lacura, sold exclusively at ALDI stores internationally.
These are sets of 3 lip balms that the you and your family will find really useful this summer. There are three branches to the range – Intensive Care, Sensitive Care and Summer Care (although labeled Gentle Care). Each comes in a box of 3, priced at a mind-blowing price of £1.19 which makes each lip balm 39.7p. Amazing!
Summer Lip Care SPF25
The Summer Lip Care set is my favourite, just because they’re yellow and put me in mind of my upcoming holiday. It’s bright orange and smells like orange; containing Seabuckthorn oil, Vitamin A and E and has sun protection of SPF25, protecting against both UVA (long wave) and UVB (short wave) radiation. For guys, a shiny lip balm is always a concern and I was pleased to find that there was no shine whatsoever, just a natural finish.
As well as the featured ingredients listed above, there’s Castor Oil, Jojoba (an excellent moisturiser), Candelilla wax and beeswax. The sticks are firm and don’t leave a greasy mess on the lips; instead a quick glide leaves them protected and soft.
Intensive Lip Care SPF15
The Intensive Care is the best for my dry and easily damaged lips. I’ve long suffered with eczema and my lips peel at a moments notice, plus I’m constantly told off my friends and family for picking at them (I know, gross). However, don’t you find that lip balms designed to heal dry lips often leave you with a mouth totally plastered in product, that you both eat and spread onto every glass and bottle you touch? It’s not a good look.
Intensive Care contains Capuacu Butter and Babassu Oil – two superb moisturisers. You’ll also find Castor Oil, Olive oil and Beeswax, which are all near the top of the ingredients list, meaning they’re high in the ingredient ratio.
The fragrance is an odd but welcomed choice – apple, which strikes me as a little incongruous to all these butters, oils and rich healing properties; you’d think it might be something neutral or sweet/buttery? This time there’s SPF15 UVA/UVB which will still provide a great level of protection, but for high-summer, I’d recommend something close to the SPF25 in the Summer Lip Care sticks above.
Aldi. Like brands. Only cheaper
Update 02/07/2013 at 10:59AM: As people have commented asking whether or not they contain mineral oil, I am so pleased to let you know that it doesn’t and is printed on the box in one of the photos above. I’ve scoured through the ingredients on the Summer Care stick and found none, whilst the Intensive Lip Care has it stamped on the box that it doesn’t!
As I’ve already mentioned, the 3-packs are priced at £1.19 each and are available exclusively from Aldi stores. My recommendation is to buy them quick, as Aldi tends to get great products like this in-stock which then disappear within a week!
Have you used Lacura products before? If so, what did you think?