People have been raving about these creams for a while now and so I decided to buy them to see what they were like. I have the day and night cream. They aren’t just any cream though. They have this ingredient called coenzyme Q10,or just Q10 for short in them.
So, What Exactly is Q10? Find out here
Cien Q10 Day Cream (50ml)
This is nicely presented in a white box with yellow details and only costs €2.99. Like with many moisturising creams, it is 50 mL which is about standard for a moisturiser. This is the first anti-ageing cream I’ve tried and the price is good. The cream itself is a nice texture and not too thin. I was expecting it to have a fragrance, but it doesn’t really. Because of this, it seems more appropriate for all skin types as there’s not a fragrance to irritate even the most sensitive skin.
I have only just started using this literally today because my usual moisturiser ( Garnier Moisture Match) has finished and I already had this in my drawer from another shopping trip so I thought I might as well use it . The cream is fresh and well conserved because of the foil cover on top of the pot.
The container is made of glass and a little heavy for my liking but that’s just the format of Lidl’s face creams. The texture soaks into my skin well.
Cien Q10 Night Cream (50ml)
This cream also cost €2.99 and it is in exactly the same format as the day cream. The only difference is that this packaging is navy blue with yellow details and the cream is thicker and has more of a fragrance than the day cream.
In fact, from the first use a very similar fragrance that came to mind was that of Garnier Ambre Solaire sun lotion and sun milk, because it smells exactly the same! Because of its thickness, this cream takes a while longer to absorb into my skin and needs more massaging in order to be absorbed than the day cream does.
Because of all the hype surrounding these creams and all the publicity (TV ads and a feature page in Lidl’s weekly offer leaflet with the prerequisite celebrity photo to have more impact), I have decided to set myself another beauty challenge. This challenge is going to be to use one pot of day cream and night cream in parallel to each other to see whether I think they really live up to all the hype. By the end of the challenge, I hope to answer the questions “Is a 2,99€ Day / Night cream really worth the money?” and “do the Lidl creams really live up to my expectations?”. I will also be to let you know whether I would buy them again.
At this point in time, I would rate the night cream 4/10 and the day cream 6/10. Another bonus I see is that, despite the price, neither cream irritates my skin like other cheap moisturisers do (eg another variety of Lidl’s Cien face moisturiser).
Let’s see whether my ratings change at all after the challenge! I’m anticipating that each cream will last me at least a month if not six weeks like the other creams that I buy but I’ll let you know exactly how long they last and how I get on. I’ll update this blog with news about that,
So, I’ll stop this post here. Let the Lidl Cien Cream Challenge begin!