Cien’s Aloe Vera cream is promoted as a 24-hour anti-aging facial cream, based on Snail Slime, Aloe Vera and Rosehip; and is priced at € 5.99.
These 3 actives are rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9, which have the ability to retain water from the surface of the skin, thus achieving intense hydration. And in the end, hydrated skin is skin with fewer wrinkles and fewer signs of aging.
Together, these 3 ingredients achieve a hydrating and regenerating effect that lasts up to 24 hours. But apart from hydrating and regenerating, the cream has a factor 15 sunscreen, so it also protects us from the harmful rays of the sun.
I am going to analyze your INCI to see where these 3 assets are, and if there are any other ingredients that are worthwhile. In the summary of the analysis I tell you everything.
And if you want to know more about Lidl creams, take a look at this Analysis of Lidl Anti-Wrinkle and Anti-Aging Creams , where we analyze all its ingredients to verify their effectiveness.
Hundred Aloe Vera Anti-Aging Face and Body Cream Analysis
- Octocrylene : Tested in Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Glyceryl Stearate : Tested in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate : Tested in Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Isoamyl Laurate : Analyzed in Phytorelax Multi Vitamin Facial Serum .
- Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Peg-100 Stearate : Tested in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Cyclopentasiloxane : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol: Also called Tinosorb M, it is a very special good sunscreen agent: It is a “hybrid” sunscreen, which means that it is halfway between physical agents (those that, at least in part, reflect the sun) and chemicals (which absorb rays, like most sunscreens). It is a new generation UV filter. It offers good broad spectrum coverage (280-400nm) with maximum protection at 305nm and 360nm and is highly photostable. It can also help stabilize other less stable sunscreens, such as octinoxate, and is generally willing to work in conjunction with other UV filters. Its hybrid nature makes it organic like chemical agents, but it is not soluble in water or oil and functions as a suspension of microfine particles. It is not absorbed through the skin and,
- Cetearyl Alcohol : Analyzed in the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye eye contour .
- Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane : Tested in Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Avobenzone.
- Silica : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oréal Men Expert .
- Cera Alba : Analyzed in the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 eye contour .
- Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate : Analyzed in Mercadona’s 9.60 anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Hydrogenated Polydecene : Tested in the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 eye contour .
- Triheptanoin : Analyzed in REN’s Bio Retinoid Anti-Aging Cream .
- Butylene Glycol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Butyrospermum Parkii Butter : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Dimethicone : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Decyl Glucoside : Analyzed in REN’s Bio Retinoid Anti-Aging Cream .
- Parfum .
- Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / Vp Copolymer : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Propylene Glycol : Tested in the L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 eye contour .
- Tocopheryl Acetate : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Tocopherol Acetate.
- Retinyl Palmitate : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Chlorphenesin : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Triethanolamine : Tested in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Xanthan Gum : Analyzed in L’Oréal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Carbomer : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Lecithin : Tested in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Tocopherol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Tocopherol Acetate.
- Ascorbyl Palmitate : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Glycosaminoglycans : Analyzed in Mercadona’s Sisbela eye contour .
- Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract : Tested on Clinique Smart Eye Contour .
- Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Alcohol : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Alcohol Denat.
- Rosa Gallica Flower Extract : Analyzed in L’Oréal Delicate Flowers facial toner .
- Rosa Damascena Flower Oil : Analyzed in the Decléor Harmonie Calm eye contour .
- Ci 15985 : Analyzed in the Hydra Mag C + eye contour from Vichy Homme .
Summary analysis of Cien’s Aloe Vera Anti-aging Face and Body Cream
I think it is the Lidl cream that uses the most ingredients. I have counted up to 42 ingredients, and if we take into account that it costs € 5.99, about 14 cents each ingredient comes out, something that makes it quite clear that quality is going to be conspicuous by its absence.
The sun protection factor is clear from the first ingredient, which is a sunscreen, yes, chemical. And after a lubricant, aloe vera juice (regenerating and moisturizing) appears just as the description promises.
These ingredients, along with an emollient and a lubricant are what make up the weight of the cream. Not bad at all, but it could be a lot better if they had added some anti-wrinkle ingredient. After all, it is an anti-aging cream.
The cream has other less abundant active ingredients, such as sunflower oil, shea butter, and even vitamin C, glycosaminoglycans, or grape seed extract.
All these ingredients are what really do something nourishing and hydrating the skin and protecting it from the harmful agents that prematurely age it. Unfortunately, they are not in the right concentrations to be able to exert a beneficial effect on the skin.
It is surprising that you have only found one of the three assets mentioned by the brand, since the snail slime is nowhere to be found. There are no Helix aspersa or Snail exudate filtrate or SCA (cryptomphalus aspersa snail secretion) in the INCI, which are the most common names to identify snail slime.
There is also no trace of rosehip oil (Rosa Moschata Oil), although two roses do appear at the end of the INCI, the extract of rose of Castile, and the oil of Damascena rose.
It is clear that they want to give us a hoot, and although these two compounds are also beneficial (they are antioxidants and soothing), they are not what they tell us in the description. Anyway, they are in a ridiculous proportion, so their effect is practically nil.
Apart from all this, there are quite a few criticizable ingredients in the formula, such as phenoxyethanol, perfume, propylene glycol, chlorphenesin, and alcohol.
And although you may have seen retinyl palmitate (a retinol) as a beneficial asset, its side effects make it an ingredient that you should stay away from as much as possible.
In short, this cream hydrates just enough, hardly regenerates, and the protection factor is not enough for you to go out on the streets calmly.
If you really want an anti-wrinkle cream that gives you some benefit, opt for the Intensive Anti-age cream from Nezeni Cosmetics. It has far fewer ingredients, and that is why the actives are more concentrated.
Actives such as hyaluronic acid, Cobiolift or peptides, listed in the first positions. You have the complete analysis in the article of the best Anti-Wrinkle Creams .
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.