Aldi Lacura Pineapple Microdermabrasion Scrub – a Wishful Yo Glo Dupe?

Aldi’s latest skincare drop saw the shelves filled with products that are rumoured to be dupes for some popular Drunk Elephant, Wishful and Dermalogica skincare. I have tried a couple of the Lacura dupes over the years and have always been relatively impressed. For the price point, they sound all most to good to be true – so I decided to put the dupes to the test to see how they faired against the ‘real deal’.

Lacura Pineapple Microdermabrasion Scrub – RRP £3.99 100ml

I was desperately hoping that this would replace my Yo Glow cleanser and save me £31 a time, in reality it is not similar at all. The texture and delivery is completely different and apart from the inclusion of Pineapple Extract, I am not too sure how it has been touted a dupe. It is definitely a grittier texture than the Wishful, and doesn’t ball up in the same way when rubbed in to the skin – mainly due to the lack of cellulose. 

It isn’t a terrible product, it worked pretty well on my skin, it just wasn’t what I was hoping for and I won’t be repurchasing. If you are after a manual exfoliator it could be worth a try, especially at such a bargain price.

Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub – RRP £34 100ml 

I have used a full tube of this and have since been using the Yo Detox, which is the same premise, just with Charcoal and Witch Hazel added to help absorb oil, clear pores and balance the skin. I will compare to the original Yo Glow as they are supposedly the most similar however upon checking the INCI lists for both, there are several key ingredients that are prominent in the Wishful that are missing in the Lacura – mainly cellulose and papaya extract.

One of the main draws of the Yo Glow is that it has a really unique way of lifting the dead skin cells, dirt and debris off of the surface of the skin. The second ingredient, cellulose is responsible for the rather unique way it balls up when rubbed on to the skin. Great for removing stubborn false tan, makeup and dirt it leaves the skin soft and without irritation.

It feels markedly smoother than the Lacura scrub, which is surprise really as it leans rather heavy on the AHA and BHA exfoliation with a mixture of  . My skin is sensitive and prone to reactions – I tend to avoid too much manual exfoliation as the granules are often too harsh and can cause micro tears. Instead I use acids and my PMD Microdermabrasion to keep my skin smooth and glowing.

As you will be able to tell, I am going to give the Lacura Pineapple Microdermabrasion a miss and stick to my Wishful Yo Glow. I am always looking for ways to save money so please share any dupes that you have found. I have seen that Revolution do a similar product which I am keen to try when my Yo Detox runs out. Have you tried any of Aldi’s latest launches? 

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One Comment

  • Timmy

    Such a shame this isn’t a dupe – especially given the price difference!
    Always good to have a few disappointing facial scrubs around for hand and foot scrubs, a great way to make sure nothing is wasted and can keep those hands and feet nice and soft!

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