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Some members of my family have very sensitive skin and have to be selective about what sorts of personal care or beauty products they use. It doesn’t take much to trigger itchy, red, flaky, or otherwise irritated skin. We often avoid products with added fragrance and will purchase creams, lotions, and body wash specifically made for relieving eczema, dermatitis, and dry skin.
While browsing in the personal care aisle at Aldi recently, I noticed some new products, including a colloidal oatmeal body wash and a colloidal oatmeal body lotion. These look to be exactly the types of products my family likes to use to care for sensitive, reactive skin. Here, I’m taking a closer look at the body lotion.
This is the first time I can remember seeing Aldi sell a lotion with oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal is essentially breakfast oats that have been ground to a fine powder that can be mixed into creams, lotions, body washes, or any number of beauty care products. Oatmeal has soothing properties that help to protect dry, irritated, or sensitive skin. In fact, you can make your own colloidal oatmeal by blending oats in a food processor and adding the powder directly to bath water.
Lacura Oatmeal Body Lotion cost $3.69 for an 18-ounce bottle at the time of writing. That comes out to about 21 cents per ounce.
The bottle states this is comparable to Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. An 18-ounce bottle of Aveeno lotion cost about 54 cents per ounce at Walmart at the time of writing. That makes the Aldi lotion a much better deal.
This is a Regular Buy, so you should be able to find it at Aldi any time of year.
This is sold under the Lacura brand, which is the private label Aldi uses for various personal care products and beauty products such as makeup, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, facial cleansers, sunscreen, and more.
Here’s more information about the lotion:
- Paraben and phthalate free
- Fragrance free
- Dermatologist tested
The active ingredient is dimethiconel (1.3%), which is used as a skin protectant. The bottle states this lotion helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, or cracked skin. It helps protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather. Apply as needed.
The bottle also indicates this is not manufactured or distributed by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, which distributes Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. The label does not indicate whether this is cruelty free or tested on animals.
This lotion is fragrance free (the oatmeal body wash Aldi is selling alongside the lotion actually does contain some fragrance). The lotion has a light consistency. It’s got a good amount of water in it, so it rubs in readily and doesn’t really leave a residue on skin. It doesn’t have a thick texture like some other lotions or hand creams we’ve tried. So far, it’s a nice mild lotion that’s good to use after bathing or any time you want to add some moisture to your skin.
Lacura Oatmeal Body Lotion contains colloidal oatmeal and has skin-soothing and protecting properties. It’s unscented, paraben and phthalate free, and dermatologist tested. The bottle states it’s comparable to Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, but you’ll pay a lot less for this Aldi lotion. We like it so far.