If you have a keen interest in beauty products, you will probably know that Hyaluronic Acid is all the rage right now. It was, therefore, a surprise to see such a popular ingredient in skincare items available in the aisles of Lidl. I have often ignored these ranges due to the low price tag, because, items this cheap surely cannot be any good right?

Since my most recent skin care video (Simple, effective skin care) and not having purchased a moisturiser from ‘The Ordinary’ range (first impressions here), I decided I could be in the market for some new moisturiser options. In addition, having perused the internet for a wee while, I noticed that there are quite a number of newspaper and magazine articles championing the beauty ranges available in both Aldi and Lidl. I am, of course, a little partial to a beauty bandwagon so I thought, why not.

Cien Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream


Cien Skincare Review - Lidl

With Q10, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E. Q10 is like a vitamin, used by the body for cell growth and maintenance. Hyaluronic Acid is present for its moisturising properties and Vitamin E, an antioxidant, helping to heal skin damage and boost skin elasticity.

Simple, light, bright packaging for a day cream. The scent is reminiscent of sun cream and, of that, I’m not a fan.

This is quite heavy for a day cream. For me, this isn’t a negative as my skin needs the moisture, but it may be for others who need a lighter consistency to avoid outbreaks and excess oil. Unfortunately. my eyes can be a little sensitive and I found this to sting a little when it got a little too close to my eyes. A particular issue when your eyes begin to sting and water when you have spent time carefully applying your makeup…


Cien Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream


Cien Skincare Review - Lidl

The night cream also has a simple design for the packaging, presented in the same way as the day cream but with a blue lid and blue background. As with the day time counterpart, it contains Q10, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E but in a richer, more oily feeling formula. Again, it absorbs easily and leaves a long-lasting sense of hydration. Paired with a facial oil, I felt hydrated and pampered, even when I woke up. The scent is, unfortunately, very similar to the day cream and this also made my eyes sting somewhat. Booo.


Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream


Although quite intense and robust in consistency, this moisturiser is hydrating and absorbs quickly. Unfortunately, though, this cream also smells a little like sun cream! A theme within these anti-wrinkle creams it seems!

As recommended, this can be used both in the morning and evening. Marketed for all skin types, the packaging boldly offers information on the ingredients with both hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E mentioned. Oddly, it also claims to contain a UV filter but gives no further explanation. What that means I don’t know…

I have very much enjoyed using this moisturiser. It presents very good value for money. However, it does have that same significant downfall for me in that it makes me eyes sting… ouch.

Cien Gold – Cell Regenerating Night Cream

Cien Skincare Review - Lidl

This is definitely my favourite of the 4 products. The more expensive of them all, it remains very affordable and the scent is more pleasing (although reminds me faintly of the Tommy Hilfiger perfume ‘Tommy Girl’ from back in the day).

The formulation is rich and moisturising but absorbs quickly, so much so that popping some facial oil over the top hasn’t proved to be too heavy going for my 33-year-old skin. And, happily, no stinging eyes!  I have thoroughly enjoyed using this as part of my skin care routine and if I wasn’t so interested in experimenting and trying new products, I would certainly buy this again.

So, what do you guys think? Have you tried any of the Lidl skin care? I am so pleased to have loved even just one of these products because it means that good skincare is available for all budgets, and that makes me happy.

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  1. I agree on all counts except for the Cien Gold only because I haven’t tried it yet. Good review. Thanks for the information.

    1. Hi Celine, very glad to have been of help! The Cien Gold is definitely the best of the bunch. I have the tiniest bit left so need to get myself back to Lidl to repurchase! Thanks for taking the time to comment – much appreciated!

  2. Can anyone tell me where I can buy the new CIen (Lidl) range? I’ve tried my local branches but no joy so far.

    1. Hi Pat! New range as in products that are different to the ones featured in this post? I haven’t been into my local Lidl for a little while now but will have a look when I do. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard that you can purchase Lidl products anywhere other than in the store.

  3. Are all Cien products made for Lidl or
    Are there different versions? I am in th US but have heard about them being made fresh?

    1. As far as I am aware Maureen, Cien is specific to Lidl. I will try to do some more digging though, and if I can find any additional information I will be sure to let you know,

  4. Love the Cien Gold just on my second Jar, I am 68 yrs old my skin I am told looks great

    1. That’s wonderful Jenny! I love to hear from others who share the Lidl face cream love. I just bought another jar the other day! Have missed it since running out!

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  6. Is there a difference between the cien classic and the cien soft?The cream seems to make my face get darker.

    1. I’m not sure… I don’t think I have tried the specific products you have mentioned. I certainly haven’t experienced any darkening.

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