How to use lacura silicone facial cleanser
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The Aldi Lacura Silicone Facial Cleanser has to be one of my favourite purchases of 2021. We all know Aldi are infamous for their dupes of far more expensive brands and I knew it wouldn’t be long until I found something I’d been looking for.
My skincare routine has become more important to me in the past couple of years. I’m really trying to take better care of my skin, so I decided to take a leap and purchase the Foreo Fofo (the name still makes me chuckle). It was an expensive investment for me, but I thought my skin was worth the price. I love it and highly recommend it if it’s within your budget to get one, but I refused to let it leave the house, so for travelling, I would just use my face wash on it’s own. It also ran on batteries and is quite fiddly to undo to replace. So imagine my reaction when i’m down the middle aisle of Aldi doing my weekly food shop and I spot this!
Retailing at £11.99 (we got ours on offer for £7.99 each), it‘s a fraction of the cost of the main name brand Foreo products, most of which retail at well over the £100 mark. So it really is a much more affordable dupe!
The reason I chose the Foreo Fofo was because it was the most affordable option at the time that I could use multiple times using batteries, as their chargeable products were far out of my price range. So when I saw that the Aldi Lacura Silicone Facial Cleanser could be charged, I snapped it up.
I also like the size of the cleanser. It’s almost the same size of the main Foreo products and it could be plugged in to charge too. Unlike my Foreo Fofo which is very small, about half the size and can sometimes slip out of my hands when wet. The shape of the cleanser, with its curve off to one side, make it fit in the palm of your hand well too.
Aldi stock different models of their Lacura Silicone Facial Cleanser: for oily skin, sensitive skin, normal skin and combination skin. So there’s a device for everyone to try.
I now use it daily to cleanse my skin with whichever facial wash i’m using at the time. I’ve found the silicone bristles to be soft on my skin and leaves it feeling squeaky clean. On the front at the top there are bristles that are shaped to make it easier to clean around your nose. On the back there are bristles for cleansing oily skin and that provide massage thanks to the vibrating feature. You can adjust the intensity (something I do like so it doesn’t feel like it’s shaking your whole head when you’re using it!). It has 14 intensity levels, and uses high frequency pulses to remove dirt, oils and leftover make-up from the skin while boosting circulation and leaving the skin super soft and clean. I’ve found I only need to recharge it at most once a week using it at a medium level.
My skin feels really refreshed after every use. It’s soft, tight and feels like I’ve visited a spa and is ready for the next steps in my skincare routine. If you’re in a rush, it can also be used in the shower due to it being waterproof.
There’s no need to worry about water getting into the charging socket, there is a little stopper that you pop into the socket which keeps it watertight. I’ve been using this for a good few months now and had no issues. It charges with a USB cable, making it an easy thing to take travelling!
If you’re into your tech, please note that the Aldi Lacura Silicone Facial Cleanser does not come with an app unlike the Foreo products.It also doesn’t have timed modes, which the Foreo products do, but it’s quite easy to know when to stop using it. You could set a timer on a phone or watch. But, for the price, you really can’t argue with it.
I have enjoyed using this facial cleanser so much that I gifted one to my Mum for Christmas, as she is a big fan of Aldi products and skincare, so it seemed a perfect gift to go alongside her other spa like gifts.
If you’re looking to add more self-care into your skincare routine, I highly recommend keeping an eye out for one of these in your local Aldi or grabbing it online here.
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The Aldi middle aisle strikes agains with this Lacura silicone facial cleanser
These cleansing devises are becoming more and more popular as we all strive for cleaner skin
A very popular brand on the market at the moment is the Foreo.
However, the price tag for the cheapest Foreo is still expensive as far as I’m concerned. Demonstrating good daily frugal habits means that I would rather source a cheaper alternative and save some money
Lacura Silicone Facial Cleanser
As we all know Lacura have some incredible beauty products
I am pretty sure everything I have ever used by Lacura, especially their skin care products have been fantastic. As well as being extremely affordable
This silicone facial cleanser appeared this week. So naturally I grabbed it and have given it a couple of uses to see if it meets my expectations
I paid £9.99 which is less than a 10th of the price of the similar Foreo Luna
There was a choice of three colours, the pale pink, pale blue and hot pink. I bought the pale pink version and it is suitable for all skin types
It is hand held devise, relatively small and easy to use. Upon opening it new from Aldi, it was already charged and ready to go
In the box there is a short USB charging cable and a user manual
I did take a quick read of the user manual and it is as simple to use as it looks
There are 14 different settings for the vibration intensity. This is great as if you are new to using these types of facial cleansers, it is best to start at the lowest speed. Over time you can build up to a higher level assuming you don’t have any skin irritation
If you have sensitive skin this devise is still totally fine to use too. I wouldn’t recommend using it on broken skin though, as this could cause further damage
If you have an oily T zone for instance, the back of the devise has slightly different bristles to cater to this
A slight variation of the bristle for round the nose area too. The main bristles are on the front of the devise which are just slightly smaller and without close inspection you probably wouldn’t pay any attention to the differences in bristle length
Using The Silicone Facial Cleanser
To charge the devise simply plug into any working USB port
A light continuously flashes from the transparent base, which indicates it is charging. When the light goes out this indicates it is fully charged
Before you put it on your face ensure it isn’t damaged in any way and give it a rinse
The back charging port will have a silicone stopper, ensure this is secure before getting it wet. It is crucial this stopper is in securely to ensure you don’t get water into the devise as this will stop it from working
You can place your finger over the stopper while rinsing to help keep it extra secure if necessary
It is advised to apply a cleansing liquid to your skin rather than to the devise itself
Hold the power button to start
I like to use a foaming cleanser and the vibrations really help maximise the foaming action. Move the silicone facial cleanser over your face, spending no more than 15 seconds in any particular area
As you get used to using the devise you can press the + near the power button which will increase the intensity
Same way you can reduce the intensity with the – button
Once you have sufficiently cleansed your face turn the device off to rinse clean. Always pat dry after cleaning, do not leave to drip dry
Warm water and soap will be enough to clean the devise. Never use a detergent as this could impact the quality of the silicone bristles
Repeat the process daily if desired
Is the Lacura Silicone Facial Cleanser worth it?
If you are a make up wearer this cleansing method will bring up more dirt than your regular double cleanse. I was shocked to see how much of my foundation was still on my face after I had already double cleansed. I could see the colour of my foaming cleanser changing colour which shows how much dirt and build up I had on my face
If you are someone who has acne or is prone to hormonal spots, get a silicone cleanser it will help with excess dirt. If you remove your make up with make up wipes then this will be excellent for you to use as your second cleanse
I can not see any real difference between this Lacura silicone cleanser and my Foreo Luna. Apart from the price tag
I will continue to use it with a few different liquid cleanser and if I have anything more to add I will amend this post
But for £9.99 this is well worth a trip to Aldi
If you would love to see some more of the Aldi beauty dupes I’ve reviewed take a look at
Lacura cleansing balm with cleansing cloth
Lacura miracle oil and miracle cream
Also Sunday Riley Good Genes dupe by Aldi would be the perfect first layer of skincare after you use this silicone cleanser
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