When we’re looking for affordable skincare there are a few budget staples that are our go-tos.
Aldi’s Lacura range, cult brand The Ordinary and of course budget supermarket Lidl.
The high-street retailer’s classic Cien line offers a range of skincare essentials that are suitable for different needs, including a day cream, a night cream and two different types of facial wipes that come in at only 39p each.
But now they’ve come out with a new range based around the skincare ingredient of the moment – hyaluronic acid.
For the last couple of years the skincare ingredient has been front and centre on every beauty enthusiast’s bathroom shelves for its ability to leave skin plump, moisturised and with a fresh-faced glow.
And while there are different price points for the seemingly magical formula, from The Ordinary’s £5.90 bottle to Skinceuticals’ £85 version, Lidl’s new offering has to be one of the cheapest.
The new Cien Hydro Expert range starts at only £1.49 and, despite the lack of a hyaluronic acid serum, the whole range contains hyaluronic sodium that promises to deliver the same expert technology for a fraction of the price.
For make-up removal and skin cleansing, the range offers their Hydro Expert by Cien Micellar Water for £1.49 as well as a Cleansing Lotion and Cleansing Gel both for £1.99 each.
In addition to the cleansing products, the range includes three moisturising gels that are designed for different skincare needs.
The Hydro Expert Aqua Gel and Hyaluron Gel, both £2.99 each, are moisturising layers great for locking in hydration for all types of skin, while the Crème Gel, also £2.99, is better for those with really dry skin types.
You can get your hands on the whole range from tomorrow (3rd October) in Lidl stores around the country.
But it will only be available while stocks last so you better be quick if you want to give it a try.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
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