I bought two of these because of the great reviews on MUA. It also cost less than $3 so I thought it was worth my trip to get the two, plus it seems they have discontinued most of this line at Aldis (at least at the one I go to). That is such a bummer because I remember a year ago wanting to try some of the stuff, but thinking how could it possibly be any good. So I didn't. I regret that.
That being said I have been trying to find products that are nice to my hormonal, acne-prone skin. I have been using Purpose, which I like, but I'm always up for trying new things, especially if I haven't found something I am in utter love with. I would agree that this is very gentle, more so than Cetaphil. I really like Cetaphil, but after doing the oil cleansing method for awhile I seemed even more sensitive to mass produced products and Cetaphil weirdly burned. I used my sister's bottle of Purpose cleanser and it didn't seem to have that issue.
As of right now I clean off my makeup, which usually is a full face of foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara with the Purpose at night. In the morning I use a St. Ives scrub followed by this cleanser. I haven't broken out any more than usual and I enjoy switching up my skincare routine. I did try this to remove my full face of makeup and it did a pretty decent job. I think if you work it into your skin enough you should get everything cleaned. Personally I have just been too afraid to use it alone because I don't want to get attached to it if it gets discontinued and because the Purpose has been doing a pretty decent job.
I think the bottle is nice. It looks pretty decent for a cheap product and it holds up nicely in the shower. The Purpose bottle seems to let water leak in, which is the one thing that makes this cleanser more desirable. It is a pretty hygienic container and I think it will last forever because you don't need to use tons and tons.
I will say if you like suds you might not like this because it has no suds. I don't personally care about suds. I know a cream can clean as well as anything else. Plus I like the fact that it will moisturize and not strip my skin of everything.
I don't know if Aldis is getting rid of this entire line. They seemed to have quite a few of this cleanser and then one of the cream moisturizers. So I would encourage everyone to try them out and hopefully they will keep them around. I am definitely going to buy this again, while it is still around and try out the moisturizer. I usually use Olay's Original Active Hydrating moisturizer, so this looks like a product I would like.
Overall this is a great product. I think it would really shine during the winter months, especially in the Midwest when the air gets so dry inside....yucky! :)
This product is extremely amazing. Whosays it does not remove makeup? Due to tis hydrating properties my skin is less oily, less sensitive and acne is greatly reduced. If you have dry to oily skin this is a god send product.
Nice and gentle. Did not dry out my dry 40 year old skin.
Works nice with the carisonic Mia.
Great cleanser! Very comparable to cetaphil. Very gentle and cheap. I use another product to remove my makeup and follow up with this to thoroughly clean my face. LOVE!
I love Lacura skincare products - they are an excellent bargain price and all seem to work as well as higher end department store brands. I have said before that I would compare Lacura skincare to Estee Lauder or Lancome. This cleanser is no exception. The packaging is attractive and doesn't look cheap - an opaque white plastic bottle with green label and pale green cap. It is a hydrating cream/lotion cleanser that doesn't foam. It cleanses extremely well, removes all my makeup without any irritation, and rinses clean. My skin feels clean and soft, not at all stripped or dry, but also not oily or coated. Light perfumey fragrance, but not too overwhelming. The bottle is a nice size, almost 10 ounces, and is less than $3. The cleanser is made in Germany, which is nice. I will definitely continue to repurchase this.
Edited 12/28/2011: I recently got a Clarisonic Mia2, and I use it with this cleanser. The Mia really amplifies whatever cleanser you are using, so as my skin is already dry, I need something very gentle. This cleanser works a treat! I tried Philosophy's Purity, recommended to me by a Sephora SA, but found it too drying with the Clarisonic. This works so well and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I highly recommend this cleanser for use with the Mia, I love it.
I use this in the shower in the morning and it does a great job cleaning and moisturizing my face. I only wish I still lived in Chicago --- there is no Aldi anywhere near me now, unfortunately. :(
Astonishingly good for the price. I would have taken a lippy off for the cheap perfume scent but for under $3 for almost 9 oz. I'm not gonna complain. After all you rinse it off and the scent goes with it. It cleans my face thoroughly and gently. I don't use it to remove eye makeup, haven't yet found a cleanser that will take off primer and/or waterproof mascara really well. That's what eye makeup remover is for. But it cleanses the rest of my face well, feels nice, is not drying and you don't have to use a lot to get results. It's non foaming which I prefer. This product is sold at Aldie Markets (it's their store brand and includes skin care and cosmetic products). Aldie is a German chain and the stores are springing up all over the mid atlantic area. Not sure where else. I'm going to try other of the Lacura products also. Hope the smell is less on the moisturizers.
this stuff is wonderful! i have combo skin, but it's not tooo emollient for me. i use it at night to take off my makeup (and use more of a gel cleanser in the AM in my shower). it makes my skin SO soft, no breakouts, and really gets the makeup off. i only need makeup remover if i wear waterproof mascara or gel eyeliner.
the only downside is the smell. it's fairly strong and perfume-y. i sooo wish it was just unscented, but for the price, i won't complain too much, since it's not that bad.
I think this is a nice cream cleanser. It takes a little bit to get used too. You rub it all over your dry face like a lotion and work it all over really good in circular motions and then rinse. To remove eye make up I just squirt a dab on a cotton pad and wipe off eye make up with ease and then rinse and you are done. Like most LaCura product it has a slight smell that doesn't bother me. After two weeks of use I have noticed my pores look smaller and my black heads are diminishing away slowly.
The fragrance is overpowering (I tried six Lacura products and this product has the worst scent, IMO) and it doesn't remove makeup. Would not repurchase.