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Working in a drug-store has some advantages. One of these advantages is, seeing new product before most consumers see it. A few months ago the store I work at was stocked with this new cleansing gel from Nivea. Of course at that time, it couldn't be sold yet but I did become curious because the bottle itself looked pretty attractive to me. Finally a few weeks back, I was allowed to buy this new Nivea product and I have been using it a lot.
Nivea has been a top-brand for many years now when it comes to beauty products. Nivea is known for its skin-friendly, soft and mildly perfumed beauty-products. Nivea is a brand name that is owned by Beiersdorf, a leading company in skin care. For over 125 years Beiersdorf has been active on the skin care market. In 1911 Oskar Troplowitz started producing the first Nivea product. Nivea actually means "white snow" translated from Latin. Over the years Niveas had producten beauty-products like showergels, moisturising creams for skin, body and hands, scrubgels and day/night creams.
Type; Aqua Sensation cleansing gel
Price; 5 Pounds
Contains; 200 ML
For; Any skin-type
As I already said, I immediatly fell in love with the transparant light blue bottle. The bottle looks like a water bottle, but of course you can't drink this gel. On the front of the bottle the Nivea Visage logo is printed. Also, waterdrops are printed on the front of the bottle, giving this bottle an "aqua"look. The bottle is quite long and has a flat top and bottom, so when your bottle is almost empty it can be turned upside down making sure the final drops of gel are also being used. While squeezing the bottle, I noticed the bottle is made of firm material, a bit of a power-squeeze is neccessary to get some gel out.
* The cleansing effect*
I mainly wear dark eye shadow and black eye pencil, some rouge and sometimes I do use mascara. I expect a cleansing gel to be thorough when it comes to removing all of my make up and I very much dislike the fact that a cleansing gel doesn't entirely whipe off my make-up. The first time I cleaned my face with this gel, I noticed I really didn't need to use that much of the gel itself. A little drop was more than enough to clean my entire face. When this gel comes in contact with water, it immediatly starts to foam. The gel is soft and I feel like I am taking a bubble-bath while cleaning my face with this gel. After rinsing of the gel, my skin feels very soft and relaxed. Besides that I have a very clean skin as well, no make-up left behind, making this gel the first one I've used that could really do what it promises.
* My final conslusion*
At first I was a bit in doubt about buying this gel, I found it a bit expensive. But because of the nicely looking bottle, I decided to buy it anyway. And I am glad I did! This Nivea product really takes care of my skin, it is easy to use under the shower and you don't have to use that much of gel to reach a perfect cleaning effect. Overall, I do think I will buy this Nivea Aqua Sensation gel again, mainly because the gel really cleans my face well. And with the amounts of make-up I wear, it is a tough job doing a great cleaning job...