Jamie and I love our Sunday trips to our local Aldi. He likes to get all his food for his meal preps each week, and I like to scour the middle isles for the latest bargains. I remember when I picked up this b-e-a-u-t copper and marble bedside lamp from there for a mere £20 and couldn’t believe my luck. This week however, this little face mask caught my eye.
Despite never owning any Glamglow masks thanks to their hefty price tag, I knew this exfoliating mud mask by Lacura was without a doubt an attempt of a dupe. On first guesses, and without trying glamglow’s products, I think this is a dupe of either the Youthmud Tinglefoliate Treatment or their Supermud Clearing Treatment. Whichever one it is, I knew for £5.99 I wanted to give it a go…
The design of the pot is very similar to Glamglow with it’s mirrored effect. I was expecting the pot to be larger considering the size of the box, but the price isn’t bad at all so nothing to complain about there.
The mask itself is a clay mask which dries to bring out impurities. It’s made with clay and extracts of green tea, witch hazel and red algae. I assume there was more than one option of the mask as this one is the Radiance version, claiming to visibly minimise the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
On application, I found this to sting – quite a bit actually! The exfoliating aspects are very obvious with quite large beads within the mask. I powered through the initial stinging sensation which soon subsided, and I left the mask for around 10 minutes to dry and harden.
Washing it off was also a bit painful – this definitely isn’t a mask for the sensitively skinned folk, that’s for sure! Due to the exfoliating beads, it felt quite rough on the skin removing it, and although I do think it’s good to exfoliate good and proper once in a while, this seemed perhaps a bit too much. The recommended 1-2 times a week seems a bit too often for me, and I think I’ll be opting to use this every other week if that.
In the end, I was impressed with the results. Although I don’t think I can comment on the anti-aging effects, the mask did leave my skin feeling tighter and cleaner. My skin definitely felt smoother and brighter, ready for a far better make-up application come morning.
Of course, I can’t compare this to any Glamglow products without trying them, but perhaps it’s worth taking a look in your local Aldi and giving this £6 version a go before you splurge on the £42 real deal!