This little baby here, costing a mere £6.99 from popular budget supermarket Aldi is a real game changer. The caviar cream has already been compared as a dupe for La Prairies skin caviar luxe cream, which is a staggering £299.95 (prices may vary slightly depending on website retailer).
How does the Aldi version perform?
I have been using the cream daily for around 1 month. It has improved the radiance of my skin, and the moisturisation has longevity.
Moreover, according to scientific studies the cream decreases the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 35% and has a 24 hour moisturising effect.
The cream has a luxuriant feel. It’s thick without being cloggy (think I just invented a word there, but it sounds great if you ask me?). It contains an spf, so you don’t need a seperately product to protect against sun damage. And the packaging also scream elegance and class.
Let’s talk ingredients
Surely if the La Prairie version is so much more expensive, it must contain exclusive ingredients right?! RIGHT?
Actually, not really. Both the creams contain algae extract and caviar extract.
The caviar extract is what gives skin an anti aging boost
The algae extract is said to provide hydration
The La Prairie cream does contain a few ingredients which the Aldi version does not. Gold extract, horsetail extract, and ginseng root extract. However gold extract is not scientifically proven to improve skins elasticity – so this could be just another marketing trick for the product to appeal more luxurious. And the horsetail extract is irritating to some skin types, so better left out.
Overall the creams are completely on par which it comes to quality of ingredients.
I have to ask myself, why is the skincare industry so behind with scientific ingredients? Why do brands like la prairie charge the earth for ingredients which can be found in a cream that costs £6.99?
Before investing in luxury skincare, analyse the ingredients and the budget market. Because throwing away good money is pure idiocy!