Lidl Cien Sunscreen: Wouldya?

By | May 4 2010 | 46 Comments

Glue guns, bedazzlers, bird feeders and all the kit I’d need for a fully-featured kayaking experience are things I’ll happily buy from Lidl.  Shizz to protect me from skin cancer? Hmm, I’d be a bit leery.

I will put my hands up and say that while there is an element of snobbery to that, I do also want my suncare to come from a company that actually specialises, invests and researches in this area. And while Lidl’s versions do assure us that they have both UVA and UVB protection and that that they “carry the ‘Institut Dr Schrader’ quality stamp for added peace of mind,” I’m still not keen.

But if you are a more trusting soul than I, then here’s one you lot might find interesting for facial protection purposes, and it’s a mere €2.99 for 100ml, which is rather good value, I think you’ll agree. I like how they’ve whacked an anti-ageing claim on to it – by the by, all a moisturiser needs to do to claim magic anti-ageing properties is to add sunscreen into the mix, so this is like saying it’s an anti-ageing anti-ageing product -  but it’s got factor of 25, and it’s suitable for face and neck, so if it suited you, could be an extremely cheap pick for summer usage.

Tell me, ladies, am I a snobby wagon for eschewing Lidl for my light-weight La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL, or do you agree with me?

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46 Replies to "Lidl Cien Sunscreen: Wouldya?"

  • Tyra says:

    I’ve used Lidl sunscreen before and theres nothing wrong with it!:) Its way to heavy for my face though so i use clinque city block spf 40 for that!

    I don’t get enough use out of suncream for my body so i dont see the point in paying loads for one!

  • magpie says:

    i bought suncream there last year, its very thick & in the back of the press somewhere :oops:

  • magpie says:

    usually buy the ambre solaire, but might switch to the nivea one this year need something cheaper

  • Lisa says:

    Sun protection is not an area I am prepared to skimp on. Soltan in boots is reasonably priced for the quality if that’s what you are into, I use Clarins on the face and Ambre Solaire on my body.

  • Smiles says:

    Wasn’t it shown that some of Aldi’s anti-ageing creams were just as good as some of the more expensives ones? I’m sure the same goes for Lidl’s suncreams!

  • Catriona says:

    I used the Aldi one last year and it kept my ridiculously fair skin nice and white :)

  • legalyblonde says:

    Surely they couldn’t sell it if it didn’t work or could damage skin by not protecting it properly? Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act and all that…

  • cch says:

    After seeing a family pack of Soltan in Boots at the weekend which had 200ml bottles of SPF15, 2 x SPF 30 and aftersun for 16.99 (I think, all from memory) that would definitely be my preference!

    On a similar note, would anybody trust Lidl condoms?! ;-)

  • Kirstie says:

    legalyblonde – Oh absolutely, I would not for a second suggest otherwise and have noted all the credentials above.

  • Sparkle101 says:

    cch – you’ve made me think there – I was considering buying the sunscreen but no way on earth would I buy the condoms. Will have a look at soltan so!!

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