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I use an array of different sorts of moisturising creams and the one I'm using currently is a very cheap and cheerful one from Nivea called Daily Essentials Nivea Visage Rich Moisturising Day Cream. I bought this from Home Bargains at the brilliant price of only £1 for a 50ml squeezy tube. The tube states that this cream is best suited for dry and/or sensitive skin but I just use it anyway and my skin is neither of these things and it suits my skin type very well.
I have been using this cream for some time now, so much so that I am now onto my third tube and I love the way it makes my skin feel instantly soft and smooth, as soon as I have applied it to my skin. I use this mostly at weekends when I wear little to no make up. If I am walking the dog then I like to wear some sort of protection on my skin and as this cream boasts a SPF15 and protects me from UVA rays, I feel this is an excellent protection for my skin when the weather is bad or the sun is out (well, it has been out these past few days).
The cream is gently squeezed out of the tiny little hole in the top of the tube and I can gauge exactly how much to apply. I use only the smallest amount as it goes a long way. The cream is white in colour and medium level consistency and it smells really lovely. It's not a floral based scent, but it does have that familiar Nivea fragrance which we have come to know over the years.
This cream definitely improves the moisture level in my skin and it helps to make it feel much smoother and more hydrated. I love the way this cream dries on the skin soon after application and I can really feel that it's been absorbed into every layer and makes my skin feel smother and more refined.
I use this cream all over my face and neck and also around the eye area. It's light and suitable for everyday use and I have also used it as a hand and nail cream on the odd occasion.
It's so versatile, a brilliant knock down price, and I really cannot recommend it highly enough.
Nivea Visage Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream: Dry/Sensitive Skin
I bought this moisturiser from Superdrug as I wanted to try another product but also because it was just over £1, so I thought I would give it a go - even though I usually don't like Nivea products but it turned out to be great.
- Product description (from Boots.com)
"Nivea Visage Rich Moisturising Day Cream is a rich, fast absorbing formula that gives dry and sensitive skin all the moisturising and smoothing elements it needs to maintain its natural balance."
- About the product
The moisturiser comes in a squeezy tube and it contains 50ml of product. The moisturiser is white in colour, it is dermatologically tested, it is targeted at people with dry/sensitive skin which described my skin exactly and it has SPF15. The cream contains natural almond oil and calendula extract (which is marigold I think). This product claims to intensely moisturise for 24 hours, soften and nourish the skin and protect it from UVA rays.
- Using the product and results
The first thing I notice about this product is the scent, I do not like skincare products that are scented as most of the time they irritate my skin and I think that fragrances in skincare is completely unnecessary. This product does have a scent and it doesn't irritate my skin really; the scent is similar to that of the original Nivea cream but it also smells like talcum powder - the scent is really quite pleasant, in my opinion. The cream has a really thick consistency and it has a nice smooth, creamy texture which makes it nice to apply to the skin. I use about a five pence sized amount of this cream each time I use it and I don't just use it during the day. The first few times I used this product I did experience some minor irritation but it was nowhere near bad enough to stop me from using this cream.
The irritation was around the small areas where I used to have eczema (which has now mostly gone, 98% gone) and because of this minor irritation I would advise caution to those of you who have sensitive skin. The cream applies really nicely, it has a gorgeous texture and it smoothes onto the skin quickly and easily. The cream instantly makes my skin feel smoother, softer and hydrated; although after I have applied one layer of this cream (about a five pence size amount) I let it absorb which doesn't take long then I apply another layer using the same amount of moisturiser. I find that overall this product isn't as moisturising as I need it to be but with two layers of this cream my skin is hydrated enough. Apart from the minor irritation experienced for the first few times I used this product I haven't experienced any other negative effects and on the whole this product is great. I have nearly used up the tube now and I think I would re-purchase it as it is really cheap and effective - with two layers.
- Price and availability
I bought this product online from Superdrug as it was just over £1 I think and it is also available from Boots.com for £4.19 for 50ml. This product can also be bought from amazon.co.uk, cheapsmells.co.uk, eBay.co.uk, Lloyds pharmacy, Asda (for £2) and various online pharmacy's.
*Packaging - handy and hygienic
*Texture of the cream is really smooth and it applies really quickly/easily
*Leaves my skin incredibly smooth, soft and hydrated
*Cheap and widely available
*Very minor irritation for the first few uses
*I have to use two thin layers of this product as it isn't as moisturising as I need it to be
Thank you for reading my review
Right now there is a massive weather change, at the beginning of the week is was warm & now it's frosty & absolutely freezing! I woke up on the morning of my trip to Belfast & forgot to moisturise (a big no no for someone with sensitive/dry skin!), & after a 2 hour ferry journey then walking around Belfast city centre for a while my skin began to feel dry & at serious risk of chapping so I popped into the nearest boots to take advantage of their 3 for 2 Autumn offer. After grabbing 2 new lip balms (Nivea lip butter in vanilla & Soap & Glory Great Kisser Lip Balm in Peach) I decided to steer away from my usual Johnson's day cream & go for Nivea's Daily Essentials at £3.99 for a change. Feeling pretty pleased with my purchases I went into the mall's bathrooms to apply my new face cream to soothe my sore face & was pleasantly surprised at the handiness of the bottle.
The packaging of the product fits into the palm of my hand & on the outside looks absolutely perfect for people who have skin similar to mine & have to have a face cream near by when the weather is rough. I was also pleased that it was in a squeezy bottle as opposed to being in a tub (I'm not a big fan of having to dip my fingers into jars/tubs of creams, I'm a bit of a hygiene freak!) and there isn't anything too fancy about the packaging therefore you'll have to have a good look around the shelves because it doesn't jump out at you!
I found the consistency of the product to be far too thick for a casual application, a tiny blob covered my whole face (which is good for the money, I guess!) but for my skin type it left a greasy looking residue across my face & after about an hour I had to blot my face with a tissue to get rid of this. The scent was a bit too over powering for me, it has a strong floral like smell that reminded me of the cheap body creams my gran buys! After a few hours though my face felt moisturised & definitely didn't feel like it was chapped or tight (which I suffer with if the wind really bites at my face!)
This product is a bit too thick in consistency to use as an everyday moisturiser. The packaging is great and convenient & it's good value for a well known & loved product.
Having tried many poor budget moisturisers I had no great expectations of this particular one, and so was pleasantly surprised.
I bought it by mistake, not wearing my glassses I did not see that it was intended for dry and sensitive skin, while my skin tends towards being greasy. However I love it as a night cream. It does sit slightly on the surface and is a little too greasy for my skin to use in the day, with make up. I feel sure this would not be the case with dry skin. Despite this it feels really gentle and pleasant. It totally removes any tightness from washing. Given time to sink in my skin feels really soft.
The scent is lovely, and reminiscent of more old fashioned creams and suntan lotions without being overpowering.
I have now bought the equivalent cream for normal skin, but actually prefer this one. It feels so nice that I will continue to buy it for use as a night cream, and am happy to recommend it.
The first facial moisturiser I ever used was Nivea and this was probably because my mum had always used it and I loved the smell of it in its blue tub. As a child, I often used to remove the lid and peel back the foil covering and smell the cream, so it was hardly surprising that when the time came for me to use a facial moisturiser, Nivea was what I turned to and is the brand I have used the most ever since.
The only time I have been swayed from using Nivea, is when a different moisturiser has been bought for me or I have treated myself to something more expensive when it has been on offer, with varying results I have found.
Although I loved the Clinique moisturiser my daughter bought me, I can't really afford to buy it for myself. I have also experienced good results using L'Oreal moisturisers, but I can't help thinking that I have no need to spend more on a more expensive brand when Nivea moisturisers always seem to work equally as well on my skin as the more expensive brands I have tried.
I have used the Nivea cream in the blue tub and also their intensive moisturiser and eye cream, but this Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream caught my eye in Asda a few months ago and after reading the information on the tube, I decided it was something I would like to try. And priced at under £3 for a 50ml tube, it wasn't a lot to spend should it not be very good. Although as it was Nivea, I wasn't really expecting to dislike it.
Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream is formulated for dry and sensitive skin, which seemed to be what I need right now. As I am getting older, I consider myself to be fortunate in that I don't seem to have any major wrinkles appearing yet, however, I am noticing that my skin especially on my face is becoming dry and at times it can look and feel quite sensitive, especially on a morning.
This day cream contains natural almond and calendula extract which should give your skin the intensive moisture it needs to support its natural balance. As well as nourishing your skin, it should leave your skin feeling soft and provide 24 hours of intensive moisturising.
Another bonus is that this cream includes SPF 15 and extra UVA filters which of course helps protect your skin from the effects of the weather and helps prevent premature skin aging. I won't buy a moisturiser without SPF included and so this was an important factor in my purchase.
I have been using this cream for a number of weeks now and have nothing but good things to say about it.
The smell does remind me a little of the original Nivea cream but with added almond. It isn't a strong-smelling cream but the scent is nice enough and I wouldn't want to use a heavily fragranced cream on my face anyway as it does have a tendency to be sensitive. This cream has been dermatologically approved.
You should apply the cream after cleansing/ washing your face, by gently massaging it in small circles around your face and avoiding the eye area.
I use this cream every morning and find my skin instantly loses its dryness upon application and if my skin is looking or feeling sensitive one morning, which I am finding is often the case these days, then it is not long after application that I find I exprerience relief and the sensitivity disappears.
The cream has quite a thick texture and I apply a little at a time, massaging it into my skin using circular movements with my finger tips. Despite the thickness of the cream, I find it absorbs quickly and does not feel at all heavy on my skin, nor does it leave my face feeling caked in moisturiser. Indeed I am left with a non-greasy but very soft and hydrated face. It really does feel quite luxurious in my opinion and I don't have to use a lot of the cream either, as I find a little goes a long way and by applying just four small dots to my face, it is left feeling totally moisturised after I have massaged it in.
I also find it provides a good base for applying make-up too. Whether this is foundation or bronzer, I find make-up is easy to apply after using this cream and using this helps provide a smooth, even finish.
Overall, I am really happy using Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream and it does keep my skin feeling moisturised all day long. It is only the following morning when I can feel that I need to use it again and so the 24 hour claim I believe really works, as I have never had to apply this to my skin more than once a day.
The low price when compared with high end products is also a big advantage for me and this cream shows that good results can be achieved on a budget.
I am happy to continue using this product as it offers great value for money whilst doing all I ask of a moisturiser. Therefore it is a product I am happy to award five stars to and is one which I can highly recommend.