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    sadiedoll
    The great Lidl/Aldi beauty hunt....
    • #1
    • 14th Sep 08, 2:20 PM
    The great Lidl/Aldi beauty hunt.... 14th Sep 08 at 2:20 PM
    Recently, I've decided to try and put more money into savings. I took a look at my bathroom and realised that far too much money was going on brand name health/beauty products. Two of my old flatmates were Greek and French and happily stocked up on products at Lidl/Aldi, as they didn't feel constrained by having to have a 'name'.

    So, as I am coming to the end of various products, I am replacing them with an equivalent from Lidl. I'm going to list what I have found so far....if anyone else can recommend Lidl (or Aldi - its right next door round my way) beauty products, I'd be grateful.

    Showergel - 'Pool' Lemon (about 80p) - lovely, creamy scent. bought to use at the gym, really refreshing after a workout, not drying, have washed my hair with it and it left it very soft.

    Showergel - Cien Yoghurt Strawberry (48p) - Nice scent, not drying, good for everyday use. Replacement for Lush 'Yummy Yummy Yummy' which was £2.95 for 100ml.

    Showergel - 'Active' (13p) - bought to use in handwash dispenser in kitchen and bathroom. Superb value. Does the job perfectly.

    Toothpaste - Dentalux 'Herb Fresh' (49p) - replacement for Colgate Whitening. Excellent taste and getting good results. Teeth appearing much whiter than when I was using a 'whitening' toothpaste. Feel clean all day as well. Really impressed with this.

    Mouthwash - Dentalux 'Orange' (59p) - very similar to the Listerine Citrus it replaced. Bit less harsh on the mouth, which is good.

    Toothbrushes -Dentalux Hard Bristle (45p for pack of 4) - excellent value and doing a great job - my teeth and gums are looking healthy and teeth appearing whiter.

    Deodarant - Cien Deo 'Mango' (89p) - been using this for a while and it is superb. Sometimes on offer at 60p, when I tend to stockpile!

    That's all I've bought so far....
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  • harryharp
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    • 14th Sep 08, 5:33 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 5:33 PM
    Great idea for a thread!

    Don't forget the Aldi Siana moisturisers which have been praised so many times on this site- they really are excellent.

    Re. the Lidl Mango deodorant- I have some of this. I like the smell, but I'd recommend holding your breath when you put it on as it doesn't half make you gag if you breathe it in.
    Harpists do it in a heavenly way.....
  • ailuro2
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    • 14th Sep 08, 6:20 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 6:20 PM
    The only thing I bought so far was the lemon scented deodorant from Lidl - the Cien stuff - because I use lemon original source shower gel and love the lemony smell - unfortunately the smell doesn't work for me as a deodorant, it smells more like an air freshener or furniture polish.

    Great thread, sadiedoll.
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  • needmoney
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    • 14th Sep 08, 6:35 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 6:35 PM
    I love Lidl's anti wrinkle cream in the black tube, they've stopped doing it now and the replacement is not good at all.

    Does anyone know if this is in all areas or just here?
    Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should get used to it.
    Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • Pennylane
    • By Pennylane 14th Sep 08, 7:17 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 7:17 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 7:17 PM
    The Lidl face-wipes (or cleansing wipes)in the pale pink packet are really nice. These are for dry/sensitive skin and I think the normal/greasy are in a blue pack.
    • Diane60
    • By Diane60 14th Sep 08, 7:23 PM
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    Diane60
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    • 14th Sep 08, 7:23 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 7:23 PM
    I love Lidl's anti wrinkle cream in the black tube, they've stopped doing it now and the replacement is not good at all.

    Does anyone know if this is in all areas or just here?
    Originally posted by needmoney
    Try Lacura Wrinkle Filler with Collagen. From Aldi in a 30 ml tube. I thinks its excellent. I use it on eye area and the Sania day cream on the rest of the face. Good products and good value.
  • harryharp
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    • 14th Sep 08, 7:36 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 7:36 PM
    Try Lacura Wrinkle Filler with Collagen. From Aldi in a 30 ml tube. I thinks its excellent. I use it on eye area and the Sania day cream on the rest of the face. Good products and good value.
    Originally posted by Diane60
    I have some of the wrinkle filler and wasn't sure how to use it (all over or just on wrinkles?) or even whether you could use it on the eye area or not. But I will try that since you say it works well for you!
    Harpists do it in a heavenly way.....
  • beautyscientist
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    • 14th Sep 08, 8:13 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 8:13 PM
    I see your logic here and you are being sensible, but can I make a few points. Aldi and Lidl don't make their own products themselves. They get contract manufacturers to make them and develop them. It is very unlikely that one company supplies every line, so you need to try every product and make an independent judgement on them.

    Don't expect the fragrances to be nice - the biggest difference between premium and standard products is how natural the fragrances are.

    But on the whole, own brand personal care products is a good way to save money. Do watch out though - I have seen some pretty ropey ones as well. Best of luck.
    Student of the science of beauty
  • needmoney
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    • 14th Sep 08, 8:21 PM
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    • 14th Sep 08, 8:21 PM
    Try Lacura Wrinkle Filler with Collagen. From Aldi in a 30 ml tube. I thinks its excellent. I use it on eye area and the Sania day cream on the rest of the face. Good products and good value.
    Originally posted by Diane60
    Haven't tried the wrinkle filler lol
    I have the Sania day cream and it's nice but I prefer the old Lidl one, it's not like them to change products they've been doing this one for years I wonder why they changed.
    Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should get used to it.
    Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • needmoney
    Try Lacura Wrinkle Filler with Collagen. From Aldi in a 30 ml tube. I thinks its excellent. I use it on eye area and the Sania day cream on the rest of the face. Good products and good value.
    Originally posted by Diane60
    Haven't tried the wrinkle filler lol
    I have the Sania day cream and it's nice but I prefer the old Lidl one, it's not like them to change products they've been doing this one for years I wonder why they changed.

    I was in Aldi's the other day and waiting for OH to get served tried a spray of the perfumes and one smelled exactly like Deep Red.
    Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should get used to it.
    Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • beautyscientist
    Haven't tried the wrinkle filler lol
    I have the Sania day cream and it's nice but I prefer the old Lidl one, it's not like them to change products they've been doing this one for years I wonder why they changed.
    Originally posted by needmoney
    Several contract manufacturers have gone out of business lately - that might have been the reason.

    Incidentally I have just blogged on the subject of own brands, inspired by this thread. http://colinsbeautypages.co.uk/are-supermarket-own-brand-cosmetics-as-good-as-big-name-ones/
    Student of the science of beauty
    • Violetta
    • By Violetta 14th Sep 08, 11:12 PM
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    Violetta
    Sadiedoll this is a great idea, could you please help me out with which shop the products come from. I think Cien ones are Lidl .Sure it would help others too. I get my dd the pack of 2 kid's toothbrush's they are in the shape of a crocodile and hippo they seem quite good can't remember the price but think its less than a £
    Booo!!!
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Sep 08, 11:55 PM
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    maman
    Not strictly Aldi/Lidl but Tesco have a Q10 day cream for even cheaper than the famed one from Aldi. Haven't used it yet (still finishing Aldi pot) but it's about 84p and smells very similar.
  • needmoney
    just browsing and found this
    worth a read.
    Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should get used to it.
    Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • JoeyEmma
    • By JoeyEmma 15th Sep 08, 8:11 AM
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    JoeyEmma
    I see your logic here and you are being sensible, but can I make a few points. Aldi and Lidl don't make their own products themselves. They get contract manufacturers to make them and develop them. It is very unlikely that one company supplies every line, so you need to try every product and make an independent judgement on them.
    .
    Originally posted by beautyscientist
    The majority of beauty ranges are also owned (and therefore manufactured) by a handful of mega large companies. Estee Lauder own MAC, Clinique and Prescriptives. L'Oreal own the Body Shop, Maybelline, Garnier, Kiehl's and Lancome, to name but a few
  • wannabe_a_mum
    We seemed to go through Handwash like it was going out of fashion in our house....I used tobuy it BOGOF as it was always on offer somewhere or another and used to get Radox or Palmolive most often. Lidl is actually our closest supermarket and I never used to really venture there unless it was for something advertised in their leaflet that I really needed.....
    One day decided to pop in to see if they had any handwash as we were totally out...and picked up Cien Milk & Honey and the Cien blue handwash at 49p for a huge bottle.
    Didn't expect much of it BUT it's great.....has a mild care formula as well and obvuiously lasts longer.

    Since then I send hubby off to restock evey now and then...he's recently bought about 10 bottles - they've gone up to 55p and now have a variety of different fragrances - fruit mix and apple are my favourite!!

    That's the only beauty thing I can get from there as I have very sensitive skin and also my eyes burn like hell if I use certain shampoos/facewash etc so all that stuff still gets bought BOGOF
    • Diane60
    • By Diane60 15th Sep 08, 4:33 PM
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    Diane60
    I have some of the wrinkle filler and wasn't sure how to use it (all over or just on wrinkles?) or even whether you could use it on the eye area or not. But I will try that since you say it works well for you!
    Originally posted by harryharp
    I only use it around the eye area. Pull the skin lightly to open the wrinkle and pat in the cream. I can feel it tighten a few seconds after. I used to use Gatineau eye serum but I honestly really rate this product. Been using it nearly a month and it gives good results. Remember though, nothing removes the wrinkle, it just plumps it temporarily. Let me know what you think harryharp.
  • sadiedoll
    Just to clarify, Cien is Lidl, which is all I've used so far. I've a pot of the legendary Aldi cream sitting on my bedside table ready to go.

    They still had the Anti wrinkle cream in the black tube in my local branch on saturday........
  • needmoney
    Just to clarify, Cien is Lidl, which is all I've used so far. I've a pot of the legendary Aldi cream sitting on my bedside table ready to go.

    They still had the Anti wrinkle cream in the black tube in my local branch on saturday........
    Originally posted by sadiedoll
    Thanks Sadie it's still a black tube but the cream is different.
    It used to be a creamy colour and felt expensive, the new one is white and thin.
    Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should get used to it.
    Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • sadiedoll
    Thanks Sadie it's still a black tube but the cream is different.
    It used to be a creamy colour and felt expensive, the new one is white and thin.
    Originally posted by needmoney
    Curses, that's a pain! I shall pop in and have a shufty at the texture of it, just on the off- chance, as i'll be passing on the way home.
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