BEAUTY REVIEW: Aldi’s Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel

BEAUTY REVIEW: Aldi’s Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel

It seems like Aldi has been shaking things up lately.

One of my favorite cleansers, the Lacura Face Care Hydrating Facial Cleanser, has disappeared from the shelves (at least at the store near me) and new products are popping up. That includes the Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel with Hyaluronic Acid, which I couldn’t resist giving a try.

About Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel

Immediately, I found myself drawn to this product because it looks like a dupe for the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. I love Neutrogena’s product, but it’s just a little more than I want to pay for a container of that size, so I was thrilled Aldi was giving it a shot.

Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel Container and Box

On the packaging, Lacura’s product is described as the following: “Lacura H2O Advance Aqua Gel is a moisturizer which provides intensive hydration for your skin for up to 24 hours. The soft gel formulation delivers a special nourishing treatment which helps you skin feeling soft and supple, when used daily. Suitable for all skin types.”

The packaging also highlights that it contains hyaluronic acid, provitamin B5, and glycerin, and claims to provide “moisture recharge”, “up to 24 hours skin hydration”, and “gives a pleasant skin feeling.”

My Experience Using Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel

I used this product every morning for a few weeks… and I hate to say it, but I wasn’t the biggest fan.

The pros:

-The gel has a cooling, lightweight feel and is pleasant to put on after a shower

-I like that the gel contains hyaluronic acid, which is supposed to help with keeping skin hydrated

-It did provide a ‘pleasant skin feeling’ like the packaging promised

Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel

The cons:

-That ‘pleasant skin feeling’ could, at times, feel almost oily if you apply too much

-I didn’t like the scent of the gel. It had a very laundry detergent kind of vibe and was rather strong

-I didn’t like the way my skin looked while using this product

To be fair, the last point isn’t necessarily the gel’s fault, but I was having the worst breakouts during the time that I was using this gel. It could have been other things like stress, what I was eating, etc. I think if the scent wasn’t so strong, I would be open to giving the gel another shot. But for now, I’m going to pass on this one and wait to see what Lacura Face Care comes up with next!

Have you tried the Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts on the product!

10 thoughts on “BEAUTY REVIEW: Aldi’s Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel

  1. I just bought this product yesterday and I love it too. It feels clean and fresh on my face. Absorbs quickly.
    I did not notice an unpleasant scent or oiliness.
    Also no animal testing.
    And the price was under $4 for a 1.7 Oz. glass jar. My skin is soft and glowing. I love this product!

    1. Hi Joan,

      I’m happy to hear you like the aqua gel! All of these positive reviews make me want to give it another shot.

      Also completely agree- it’s a great price point!


  2. I just bought it—and put it on under ELF Camo CC cream and-wow—-wrinkles actually disappeared. My face looks great—but I’ll wait a few days and see if I get breakouts. I was skeptical, but the price tag is awesome—and so is the product, so far!

    1. Hi Laura-

      Thank you for sharing your experience! It seems like you and everyone else is absolutely loving this product and I’m the odd one out. I’m definitely going to give it another chance.

      Are you using it morning and night? Or just once a day?


  3. I was using the H2O Advance Aqua Gel at night, and experienced breakouts while doing so. Every time I used it my skin looked and felt clammy. I don’t like the residue feel of it on my face and will go back to using only the Lacura day and night cream. Also miss the Lacura facial cleanser!

    1. Hi Julie-

      This sounds more like the experience that I had with the aqua gel, except I was using it during the day. But it seems like everyone else is really liking it. Maybe it has to do with different skin types?

      I also prefer the Lacura Day and Night Cream to the gel, though I end up using the night cream for both daytime and night time. (I’m not the biggest fan of the Day Cream’s scent.)

      Thanks for leaving a comment!


  4. Oh my. I LOVE the H2O.
    I use it under my foundation and morning and night…because I can afford to. My face feels so soft all the time now.
    LOVE IT!

    1. Hi Brenda-

      I’m glad to hear it’s working well for your skin! It definitely does leave a nice, soft feeling.

      I appreciate you leaving a comment!


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