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Iseree day and night creams

Iseree day and night creams from Lidl may suit your purposes just as well as L'Oreal.

SecondCherry rates this:********( 4/5 )

Iseree creams are stocked by the budget supermarket chain Lidl, and in my view, they are every bit as good as creams three times the price.

Before trying these, I was using L'Oreal's AgePerfect range of day and night creams, which I think are very good products, aimed at women in my age band. Using them, I saw real improvements to my skin. But with them costing nearly 12 euros a jar, and the Lidl products coming in at under two euros, i felt I had to give the latter a try.  

In fact, I have a feeling that with the Iseree creams, Lidl is specifically positioning itself against L'Oreal's AgePerfect and Revitalift ranges, as they come in pots exactly the same size and shape as the L'Oreal products, and in exactly the same type of white cardboard box with gold lettering. In no way are they cheap and nasty, as you might expect from a budget range. 

I chose Iseree Beauty Cream Sensitive Q10 for daytime, Iseree Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream Q10 for night, and Iseree Beauty Aqua Hydro Intensive Gel for dry-skin days. There's also Iseree Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream Q10 and a range of other creams, eye creams, exfoliators and cleansers. 

Inside the box, the jar for my daycream is pink frosted glass, while the jar for the night cream is dark blue glass (just like the L'Oreal). The 'intensive gel' comes in a pale blue jar. All look nice on your washstand, if you're concerned about this kind of thing, though personally I couldn't care less. 

All the creams have a light texture and are easily absorbed and pleasant-smelling (not too perfumed). The intensive gel is a darker cream colour than the other two and has little bits of blue gel floating about in it for the days when you want to convince yourself you've done something extra for your face. This one doesn't mention Q10 on the literature, so I assume it doesn't contain this magical anti-ageing ingredient.

Since I switched to the Iseree range I haven't noticed any change in my skin at all - it feels exactly the same as when I was using the L'Oreal products, and since a jar usually last me about eight weeks, that could be a saving of over 60 euros a year. Not much, but I'd pick it up if I found it in the street.

I've given these products four stars - I've knocked off one star because there's no mention of a sunscreen, whereas the L'Oreal products have an SPF of 15. During summer, I've been content to use the Iseree creams because I was wearing a factor 60 sunblock underneath, but for winter, if I can't guarantee protection for my skin, I'll either switch back to the L'Oreal, at least for daytime, or try out the Iseree ranges of creams in tubes, which have sunscreen but not Q10.  

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Susie Kelly
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Re: Iseree day and night creams
Reply #16 on : Thu August 28, 2008, 14:01:07
Couldn't agree more. I started using the Aldi skin care products after they received WOW reviews some months ago, and the Lidl products seem to be much the same. I buy from whichever place I'm nearest at the time. Excellent value and results.
trish
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Value for money
Reply #15 on : Thu August 28, 2008, 16:07:48
Hi Susie. I might do a blog on some cheap products, but I tell you two things I find absolutely invaluable and I get people to bring them from the UK whenever they visit: aqueous cream BP and emulsifying ointment BP. The aqueous cream is about £2 for a 500g pot, and the emulsifying ointment is about a pound. Fantastic things and a very well-kept dermatology secret.
David
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Iseree
Reply #14 on : Tue October 21, 2008, 22:28:35
The leaflet with the anti-wrinkle Q10 day cream does mention sunscreen protection, but not the strength. As the ALDI cream has a SPF of 4 I would imagine the LIDL cream would not be much different.

I have switched to Iseree from Clinique for men and have not noticed any deterioration at all: if anything, my skin seems clearer.

I do, however, stick with Clinique shaving cream and after shave balm but as I only shave twice a week, that's not too much of an indulgence.
Anonymous
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Re: Iseree day and night creams
Reply #13 on : Fri October 31, 2008, 22:46:52
I totally agree. I now get the Iseree ANti Wrinkle day cream q10 and this is with vitamin complex and UV protection. It doesn't give the SPF factor but better than none. It still makes the skin feel soft and moisturised and for only 2 euros it is great. In these times where money is getting scarse, I think it is worth it.
Fiona Norris
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Iseree
Reply #12 on : Sun March 15, 2009, 14:28:02
I too like Iseree creams - but I'm afraid LIDL don't stock the full range. I have yet to see the eye creams - more's the pity. Especially as the leaflets show a full range but yet you can't get them in LIDL stores (and of course there's no way you can order them by post). Unfortunately LIDL have yet to learn some basic lessons of customer care. Just because they are a budget chain shouldn't mean they can treat their customers with disdain - by taking off popular products and stock certain items that nobody wants (ie snowboarding equipment). Plus there's no need for mainstream brands that can be purchased in the likes of Tesco, ASDA or just about anywhere else at equally competitive prices. Just what is the point? One of LIDL's attractions was that it was different - I liked their own brands - in many cases they were in fact superior to some of the homegrown ones.
Bogolina
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Iseree wide range products
Reply #11 on : Tue August 04, 2009, 10:56:54
Thank you for posting comments it helped me buy more of this wide brand. Lidl in Hersonissos-Crete has a great variety of products, and I now use day and night cream, scrub gel for the face, eyes'night cream and the fantastic Body cream (blue bottle), the perfumes of both scrub for face and body ceam are addictive!! Such good products(my skin is great now)with such good prices!!Thnak you Iseree
INA DE LANGE
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ISEREE PRODUCTS
Reply #10 on : Wed October 14, 2009, 08:54:54
I visited the UK in Aug. 2009. I am from South-Africa. I found the ISEREE products in LIDL. It is an absolutaly fantastic product! What I like about it most, is the price and it really WORKS!WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS IF THERE IS ANY PLACE IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE I CAN PURCHASE ISEREE PRODUCTS?
faridaprinces
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thanx lidels 4 iseree q10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply #9 on : Wed November 25, 2009, 14:01:48
thanx lidels 4 coming up with a product that is doing the same thing as ulay,nivea,garina,number7 and loreal,4 under £2.oo!!
keep up the good work!!
Vishakha
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I just bought some
Reply #8 on : Mon November 30, 2009, 21:11:25
Hi I just got some and it does say it had SPF4 in it...will try it based on your review. Thanks
sandra
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iseree products
Reply #7 on : Thu February 11, 2010, 12:23:47
Hey, i had a skin problem and I went to a profesional skin doctor BUT the products she gave me made realy damage to my face, I tried the Iseree products and they make miracles on my face, now my face is soft and smooth as a baby skin. love you Iseree and thanks.
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