Aldi shoppers might be thinking twice about using one popular beauty product on their skin after one eagle-eyed Aldi fan pointed out a random-sounding ingredient.

The product, Lacura You’s The Booster Hyaluronic Acid cream, became the focus of a hearty debate on the Aldi Mums Facebook group after shopper Shelley pointed out the ingredient.

In a post in the group, Shelley noted that she had been excited to use the much-hyped product, but after some research found that one of the ingredients was defined as “mammal urine”.

The ingredient, urea, is added to a variety of skincare products to help keep skin hydrated.

Shelley wrote that she had been hearing a lot about the Aldi product so grabbed one to give it a try.

“A bit more research when I got home to discover the secret formula … urea! Yup, mammal urine!” Shelley wrote.

However, fellow group members were quick to point out not only urea’s prevalence in skincare products, but also how it’s derived.

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While some manufacturers use synthetic urea in their products, the compound derived from animals is non-toxic and used in a bunch of everyday items like shampoo and teeth whitening products.

We’re still going to think twice when we put the moisturiser on tonight though.

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