We always read those post on blogs talking about Lancôme or Clarins when it comes to makeup removal. So whenever I go to Sephora, I stand in front of them and force myself to not buy .Why ? Although those brands claim to be “the perfect product” for your skin, spending 20€ on one product is actually annoying . Honestly, being a student who lives in Paris, 20 euros could get you groceries for a WEEK. But that is not the point here. I still need to take care of my skin, so what to do in this case ?
Being a makeup junkie and a skincare lover, I have acquired my own tricks. Since I always do my grocery shopping in LIDL, I was curious when I first saw the brand “Cien“. For those who ignore this, LIDL is actually a german brand. Germans are known to be skin care and skin sensitivity lovers. Ans that is why I took the decision to try the brand. It is the best skin care beauty brand that I have tested so far !
Fun fact : it is also the cheapest brand I have ever seen.
The Cien products: Cheap but efficient
I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive at first, that’s why I have tested them for a whole month before adopting it. What I use first is the makeup remover. The main ingredients are silk and lotus flower and let me tell you, the smell is amazing and it feels great on my skin.
How I exactly use the products :
I put some of the product on the palm of my hand, and then gently apply it on my face using my fingers. This step is mandatory, because it allows the active agent to penetrate your skin and treat it deeply. Then, I take my cotton disk (also from Cien) and put some Tonic Lotion from the same brand on it.
The toner is from the same product line and yes guys its is ALCOHOL FREE!! The product is so gentle it would simply help you to remove the makeup residue left on your skin. The skin will be immediately softer and plumped.
Most women don’t realise how much damage makeup residual could cause to your skin. After years of suffering from breakage and acne , my dermatologist taught me how to properly prevent my skin from suffering, and I am here to transmit this knowledge to you.
After washing your face, the next step would be cleansing with a brush. And I have to say this : GET A CLEANING BRUSH now ! This tool is what your skin have prayed for ! It actually deeply washes off all the impurities left on your face. I got mine for 7 euros from a bazar store in Paris and my skin has been thanking me ever since. I have honestly seen a difference on my skin, and I have less pimples showing.
The steps are simple.
Wet your brush first and then put your cleaning gel . If your brush is manual, apply in circular motions. If it is electrical, just go with the flow. It is really important that you take off properly your makeup everyday. Using makeup wipes or just a lotion is not enough !
By following the previous steps given by my dermatologist, I managed to treat my skin. I got rid of acne and scars that used to make me cover up my face. Makeup removal could seem annoying and time consuming, but trust me it is important !
It has been more than a month since I started my Cien Routine. What I have learned so far is that the cheapest products could be the best sometimes. If you have a sensitive skin, hurry up and buy this product. You will thank me later when you see results.