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Cien Cream Hand Soap
Member Name: Mephit
Cien Cream Hand Soap
Advantages: low price, great scents, nice soap
Disadvantages: none really
*** The product ***
Cien cream soap is from Lidl's range of beauty and personal grooming products. It is dermatologically tested and available in a variety of fragrances & colours. I have tried the Orange & White Tea version and the Aloe Vera one. The first is a clear orange liquid soap, while the latter is an opaque white.
It comes in a push-top pump dispensing bottle, of which the plastic bottle is recyclable, while the pump is not. It contains 500ml of hand-soap. The product is made in Germany. There is not a great deal of information supplied on the product other than these basics and the ingredients.
The Orange & White Tea hand-soap is described as providing 'gentle and refreshing cleansing for the skin and hands', while the Aloe Vera says much the same but also offers 'nourishing care'.
The price, as you would expect from Lidl, is low: 55p per bottle.
*** My opinion ***
I quite like the shape and overall look of the hand-soap bottles: the label design is simple yet attractive and the sides of the bottles are dimpled. I don't think it looks like a budget or value product.
Sometimes I find pump bottles difficult to get working, ending up turning them round and round seemingly endlessly, but I haven't had any trouble with these at all: a twist & they're ready for use.
I bought the Orange & White Tea first and really liked it. The scent is really nice, you can smell both the orange & tea clearly. Likewise, the Aloe Vera version has the distinctive fragrance of aloe vera without being overpowering.
The liquid soap has a good consistency, not too runny and it lathers up nicely on your hands. I don't find either drying or harsh on my skin or the children's. It works well. I sometimes use the soap for things like cleaning hair-dye from my ears etc when I'm dying my hair at home, so it's effective. I've even been known to dab a bit on tissue to remove eye-make-up, which is probably wrong, but hasn't done me any harm yet! I think it lives up to its gentle but cleansing claims.
I think this hand-soap from Lidl is a really good buy.
Summary: A good buy worth a try
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