14/08/2014 12:40 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Tesco's Skincare: Should You Try It?

Tesco might not be your first port of call when shopping for beauty products and even if it is, would you ever pick up anything from Tesco's own skincare range?

Yep, Tesco has its own line of moisturisers, scrubs, serums and night creams and it's really, really cheap (cheaper than Aldi's.)

There are a few different ranges to choose from - a fragrance-free line of products and the more expensive Pro Formula collection - but we sampled one of the most basic products with added Cucumber Extract and Vitamin E.


Tesco's Hydrating Night Cream costs £1 (yes, really) and for the price, it's not bad at all. Here's our verdict:

- Texture:
The cream had a thin consistency compared to other more expensive night-time products. It soaked into the skin easily and it didn't feel greasy or sticky.

- Smell:
The scent was fresh - so refreshing in fact it might be better suited to a day cream (if you're being really fussy.)

- Quantity:
You don't get a lot in this tub. It's a good travel-size though and it's really light in weight - if you're a night cream fan, it would be great for packing in your makeup bag for a week away.

- The morning after:
My skin felt smooth and hydrated when I woke up, but that was the only noticeable difference and this didn't last all day.

If you're prone to suffering from dry skin, using this alone might not be the answer. It's too lightweight and lacks the moisture-boosting qualities a more luxe version has. But for £1? It's definitely worth a try.

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