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Well it's getting to the time of year where I look to using something more nourishing on my skin. I do tend to use the Nivea cream throughout the year when ever I suffer from dry skin - some areas this is daily but for general use I tend to just get this in the winter months.
About the brand
Nivea as I have said in a previous review is a German brand.Most of the products they do are sold worldwide and are at the cheaper end of the market ie drugstore rather than department store.
The packaging for this is the same as the photo. This comes in a blue bottle with a chippy lid. The type of product it is makes it easy to get all the product out the bottle.
When I first used this I thought the product was a bit runny but it seems to soak in well.it smells like most other Nivea products that I buy.
After using this my skin tends to feel softer and moisturised but not greasy. My skin also tends to look slightly more shiney but not overly so. The effects don't seem that long lasting as my skin does feel dry again at night but my skin is very dry/I have psoriasis etc so I haven't found any product that leaves my skin feeling great all day.
Price and where to get
This can be purchased in most supermarkets or drugstores for around £3
Another reason that I stick to this is that the product has stayed the same for several years now . A great simple no thrills product that doesn't tend to change packaging or the formula. Nothing worse than a product you love changing or being limited edition.
Nivea rich body moisturiser.
This is one of my favourite body moisturisers, and one which I have used for several years especially when I go on holiday and my skin is particularly dry.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product is widely available in chemists and supermarkets and costs around the £3.50 mark for a large 400ml bottle.
This enriched formula contains Almond Oil and has been developed to intensively moisturise and care for your skin. It apparently restores and replenishes lost moisture, enhances the skin's natural protective layer and gives 24 hour moisturisation. It also promises to reduce the skins roughness, and enhance the skin's natural barrier.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The moisturiser comes in a large blue bottle with all of the information and instructions on the back of the bottle. It has a flip up to open flip down to close lid. Once the lid is opened its a simple matter of giving the bottle a squeeze to get the cream out. The cream itself is white in colour and whilst it does have a very pleasant smell I'm not entirely sure what it smells of. It's not exactly floral nor is it medicinal smelling and it's one of those smells that's neither masculine or feminine. Definitely one I like though. The cream itself isn't overly thick but it also doesn't just run out of the bottle. It's a really nice consistency and as soon as I put it onto my hands I know it will moisturise my skin.
USING THE PRODUCT...
For best results apply daily, by just massaging into the skin. I tend to apply it after a bath and before I go to bed. The moisturiser is easily absorbed by my skin and leaves my skin feel fresh and moisturised and not at all sticky. I have also found that it. Is gentle enough to use of younger skin so it's really one for the whole family.
This is a really good moisturiser which is reasonably priced and does what it promises. I find that when used regularly, my skin really does feel softer and much less dry.
Recommended moisturiser for anyone with dry skin
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I have been using Nivea's Rich Care Body Moisturiser for a couple of years now, and I completely swear by it. It's brilliant, and does everything that it claims to do, and more. I don't (and didn't previous to its use) suffer with dry skin, so I can't tell you how well it would deal with this personally, though it is designed to help with dry skin, and does seem to help my partner's hands. Over the time that I've been using it, it has significantly improved the suppleness and softness of my skin, without leaving it greasy or oily.
It comes in a blue flip-top bottle that's quite a unique shape. I'm not sure if this is the reason, but it does seem to help with grip once you have slightly oily hands (more on this later) from rubbing in the cream, so that gets a thumbs up from me. All writing is in white, stating ingredients, and the fact it is made with Almond Oil, and is designed for dry skin, amongst other facts.
It claims to restore and replenish lost moisture, enhance the skin's natural protective layer and promote a non-stop moisture supply from within the skin. This all sounds very good and I have to admit that it does this extremely well. It leaves my skin feeling soft and looking radiant, without being sticky or greasy. The only reason my hands become somewhat oily is from the sheer amount I use: whilst you don't need a lot (pea-grape size depending on where you're using it), I do use it over my entire body, so after a session of applying the cream, my hands tend to be a little sticky, but a quick rinse under water fixes this. As for the rest of my body, the thick cream absorbs quickly into the skin, and thus you don't need to wait after a shower to get dressed etc, for fear of wiping or rubbing the cream back off.
Whilst it claims to be made with Almond Oil, it doesn't smell of almonds. I do like the smell actually, as it's quite pleasant: there's no specific fragrance, just clean and fresh, although slightly like sun cream (not necessarily a bad thing?). It's also white, and relatively thick, so looks similar to sun cream too; though it makes no claims on UV protection, and I wouldn't dream of using it as a sun-block.
More recently, since I've been pregnant, I've continued to use this, with a slightly bigger blob of cream for my tummy, and I can only guess that as a result of using this, I still have no stretch marks to speak of, and I'm now 37 weeks gone, so it must be doing its job! I've also found that my partner likes to rub it into my belly, and we find that this time is great for bonding with our son, as we end up talking to him at the same time. It's great even for sensitive skin, and I would happily consider using it on my baby once he's born, to help against potential dry skin etc.
My partner also uses it on his hands and feet, as he suffers with pretty rough, hard calluses due to his work. It really helps him, too, and because there's no fragrance, he doesn't mind using it at all.
It is somewhat expensive at £4.99 for a 250ml bottle, but you don't need to use tonnes for it to work, so a bottle does last quite a while, and even so, it is well worth the money for the effect it has on my skin, as well as my partner's. I do believe that some chemists and shops such as boots have it on offer from time to time, and I tend to stock up when this happens.
All in all, it's a great cream that does exactly what it claims to. I'd recommend it to anyone, with or without dry skin, as it only seems to improve the quality and softness. It has also done wonders for my pregnant bump, as I still have no stretch marks 9 months on!
I brought a bottle of Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser a while back when it was half price in Tesco and I had a £1 off voucher, so it made my 250ml bottle 74p. At that price I just had to have it.
My skin does not really suffer with dryness so I probably should have picked a lighter moisturiser than this one which targets dry skin. On the bottle I am told that it has Hydra IQ technology which gives non-stop 24hr moisture, and contains Almond Oil.
What attracted me to this particular bottle is that it is dark blue; this made me think that it would be suitable for a night time moisturiser. The moisturiser contained within is bright white and thick and rich, it easily squeeze out the hole in the lid, for some reason I am quite messy with this cream and the cap is getting splats of cream on it. This is not normally an issue I suffer with so I think it could be the packaging.
The cream has a rich, clean, soapy scent. I can not detect any traces of Almond from the Almond Oil. The cream massages very easily into my skin, only a small amount is needed to cover a relatively large area. I find it is best to use a bit at a time rather than dollop it on as I can always add more but too much means spending ages rubbing it in or removing it with a towel.
As I previously mentioned my skin is not particularly moisture hungry so this was probably the wrong moisturiser for me to buy. It takes a while to soak in to my skin, so whether I use it in the morning or at night I have to wait a while before the sticky feeling goes. My skin does feel moisturised for the predicted 24 hours thanks to the Hydra IQ Technology but the nice scent soon disappears, I would say it is gone within an hour of applying.
All things considered this is a nice enough moisturiser but not one I will buy again as it is too heavy for my skin type and the nice scent just doesn't hang around for long enough.
I give it three out of five stars as it has nice packaging and is not over priced and the moisturising properties last a good amount of time.
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Nivea is a regular, drugstore brand and has been around for over 100 years. According to the brand, skincare experts specifically develop products for skin types to provide optimum results. Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Moisturizer has been specifically designed for dry skin and is enriched with almond oil to provide 24 hour nourishment. It aims to restore and replenish lost moisture, enhance the skin's natural protective layer and prevent further moisture loss. It is widely available from chemists, supermarkets and online for an RRP of £3.56 for 250ml.
Nivea products recently had an overhaul, so the bottle looks slightly different to the picture above. The bottle is still dark blue, with white text, but is contoured and looks sleeker- this design also helps with handling of the bottle. There is still a flip top lid which is sturdy so can withstand countless openings!
The lotion is white and has a fairly light consistency, much like single cream. It smells wonderful, a very luxurious creamy almond-y smell. The cream does take a few rubs to encourage absorption, but this is nothing excessive. It is easily spread over skin, it is not tacky or sticky to the touch, it is silky and instantly nourishes skin. It takes a few minutes to fully absorb and for me to get dressed, which for a moisturizer suited to dry skin is pretty good!
The fragrance lingers lightly on the skin throughout the day. It is not over powering, so other fragrances that are applied are not affected. This product provides long-lasting nourishment. My skin feels soft and conditioned days after using this, so it does live up to its claims.
I don't feel the need to use this everyday, I tend to use it once or week or more frequently in winter months if my skin needs a boost. I have never experienced any irritation or reaction from this product.
Overall, for a little over £3.50, this is a great product to have in the cupboard to use when your skin needs a bit more nourishment. It is a fairly light, east to apply lotion that achieves it aims. I recommend this to those with dry skin and those who normal skin who like a bit of nourishment now and then!
5 stars for me as I can't fault it!
Nivea body Rich Care Body Moisturiser for Dry Skin has one main aim which is to "intensively nourish for smooth, soft skin", as is stated on the front of the bottle. It was this statement that drew me to it in the first place because I often get cracks in my skin and it can become very uncomfortable. I also have several allergies to common things, one of these being grass. Yes, very awkward to have an allergy to touching grass. Because of this, I have to wear some sort of barrier cream all the time to try and stop myself having an allergic reaction. I thought by buying this cream it might act as a barrier and make my hands smooth at the same time which seems to be something that most other creams don't do.
It came in a box with Nivea Nourishing Hand Cream (but this bottle was a lot smaller, hence my decision to start on the big bottle first!) and a lip balm type thing in a pink tube. It was essentially a gift set I think but I bought it like this because it was £2.50 for the three items rather than £3 for each one individually in the same shop. Yes, I know, that shop's logic made no sense at all. But luckily that worked out to be to my advantage so I won't complain.
The bottle itself is quite a dark blue colour which isn't particularly appealing in my opinion. It looks like the product might be dark and heavy. However, it does have silver, pink and white on it as well which makes it a bit more appealing. The lid is white and is a flip top style lid. The Nivea logo takes prime position on the top half of the bottle which makes you immediately aware of the brand which I think is good. Normally I don't use branded products but Nivea is one I do like and buy regularly now.
As for the actual cream, it is white in colour and quite runny - something I didn't realise when I first used it and it went everywhere and made a nice mess on the carpet! It comes out of the bottle very quickly as well which really doesn't help it's runny state. This can be a bad thing because it means you end up using more of it than you initially wanted to and makes it hard to make it last a long time. I always forget how runny it is and then it goes everywhere which is far from ideal.
As for the smell of it, it doesn't really smell like the nicest cream in the world either. It smells like cream rather than having a natural smell which isn't really the most appealing aspect of it. However it doesn't really linger much once it's been applied and unless you specifically smell the area you've applied it to looking for the cream, you don't tend to notice it.
The back of the bottle states that it should provide rich care as a body moisturiser and I think that it does do this. My hands did feel better once I had applied it but this only lasted for about 2 hours at a time. When reapplied over a longer period of time, such as over several weeks, it definitely lived up to the "works effectively to reduce dryness" statement in the next paragraph as well as my hands did get less cracks and generally felt less like sand paper. It wasn't exactly perfect but it did what it said it would do and that was all that I cared about at the time.
Overall I would say the product does what it says but it doesn't do anything more than that. It could be better in my opinion. However for the price I can hardly complain really. I mean I paid less than a pound for it as it was in a set and this makes it a lot less problematic. Another added bonus was that while this one wasn't the best cream in the world, the other one in the same set was exactly what I wanted so I had found what I wanted anyway.
As much as I like using scented moisturisers and body butters I always keep a bottle of normal body moisturiser for the occasions when I do not necessarily need to use the scented stuff. My weapon of choice for these occasions is the Nivea body rich care moisturiser for dry skin.
You get a lot for your money with this moisturiser; the 400ml bottle will cost you around £3-£5. This seems like a lot f moisturiser but to get the best use and results from it you are recommended t o use it every day. If like me you do not want to use it every day it will last you a long time.
The packaging itself is dark blue with the Nivea logo and text in white. The bottle is not see through so you can't see how much you have left which is a bit of a pain but it is tolerable.
The lid is on the top of the bottle and can be flipped on and off. I like that the lid is attached to the bottle as you have no danger of losing or misplacing it, this has happened to me before and has resulted in products going to waste.
As you squeeze the product out of the bottle you will notice that it is bright white but don't worry it is easily absorbed into your skin and won't leave you looking pale and ghostly.
The moisturiser is quite thick so a little goes a long way. As I said before it is absorbed easily into your skin which is quite surprising due to the thickness of the cream, it is not only absorbed easily but quickly, almost instantly in fact.
The results can be seen as soon as you have applied the moisturiser; your skin looks instantly smoother and feels hydrated.
I like this moisturiser not only for its results but for its neutral scent. It contains natural mineral, almond oil and vitamin E. Once you have applied the cream I don't actually think it really smells like anything which is good if you have a sensitive nose or don't like wearing scented products. This also means it can be used by both men and women.
I find that I mostly use this product when I have got particularly dry skin, for example, if I have caught the sun. The product hydrates your skin leaving it feel instantly smoother. I have also used this product on my face before and it hasn't irritated at all.
What it claims
On the back of the bottle Nivea gives information about the product and what it claims to achieve:
* Restore and hydrate your skin- Agree
* Leaves skin feeling noticeably smoother for longer- Agree
* Enhances your skins natural protective layer to prevent further moisture loss- Agree
As you can see I completely agree with all the claims that Nivea have made judging from my experience with this product.
You can find Nivea products in most pharmaceutical stores such as Superdrug and Boots. You can also find their products in supermarkets.
I have seen prices for this particularly ranging between £3 and £5 depending on where you buy it form and what offers are on.
This is a great product that leaves your skin feeling amazing. Although it is recommended to be used everyday I think this is for if you have particularly dry skin. I find that you can see results even if you just use this product occasionally like I do. I really like this product and would rate it 10 out of 10.
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Nivea is such a big famous brand for body care, that while this was on special offer a few weeks back in my local tesco I decided to try it. It was reduced to £3.99 so I bought one bottle. I remember a friend of mine from school used to rave about Nivea moisturiser and when she went on holiday to Spain she used to stock up on it, that really stuck in my mind so I bought this home with high hopes.
I have quite dry skin with patches of Eczema, which I can manage to keep under control if I moisturise regularly. Therefore it is important for me to keep on top of it with a good moisturiser.
Nivea body rich care moisturiser comes in a rectangular blue container and you cannot see the product inside. It has a white flip on and off lid which you squeeze the product out of a hole in the top.
The moisturiser is white and quite thin. It is cold to the touch, so when your skin feels really dry and irritated it is really nice to apply it to the skin. Initially the moisturiser is easy to rub in, but getting the last bit into the skin is very difficult as its quite greasy and sits on the skin for a while so it is not easy to get dressed imediately after without leaving white marks everywhere.
The moisturiser makes you skin feel very greasy at first, but after a few house it does make your skin soft and smooth and definitely gets rid of my eczema patches. If it wasn't for the first few greasy hours it would be my favorite moisturiser. It makes it so difficult to use. I try and apply it before bed, but the problem is its so uncomfortable and you end up feeling stuck to your pyjamas and bed sheets. It doesn't permenantly mark or damage anything though.
What is it?
This is body moisturiser that can be used on the face, body and hands, according to Nivea. I don't use it on my face because I have combination skin (oily T zone and normal). Nivea do say that it's for dry skin and so I use it on the rest of my body which is very dry especially in the winter months.
It has minerals, vitamin E and almond oil which according to Nivea should provide 24 hours of protection. It is advised to be used after having a bath or shower for best results (which is what I normally do).
The moisturiser has a liquid consistency so be careful when taking some out because I didn't know and too much came out. It takes a while for it to sink in and it's not very easily absorbed, but that may differ between individuals because of body temperature.
The bottle shape is quite nice and curvy. I prefer smoother edges rather than rough straight box shapes. It has the same design as other moisturisers in the Nivea range. They have different colours and this is for the different skin types. The dark blue is for dry skin.
It smells really good and it lingers around for while, though it isn't strong. It smells mainly of the almond oil.
Results for me
I have very dry skin on my legs and arms so I use the moisturiser for these areas but my skin goes dry again after 8-12 hours in the summer and in the winter it takes only 4 hours. Nivea claims that it gives 24 hours of moisturisation but it didn't for me. In the summer it's fine but in the winter I need a longer acting moisturiser so I use body butter. It is greasy but because I don't use it on my face I don't mind so much.
Where to get it?
Supermarkets, Boots and superdrugs. Boots have an offer on this cream at the moment, its £3 for 400ml and £2 for 250ml which is a really good price. The 400ml is normally £5 and the 250ml is normally £3.50.
I don't think that this is suited for those with extremely dry skin but it may be beneficial to those with dry skin. This is good for the summer months however when the skin is less dry. It is a bit greasy and so it's a definitely not suitable for those with normal or oily or combination skin.
I don't use it anymore because it doesn't really work for me and I have found a better moisturiser (Nivea soft).
Nivea Body Rich Care Body Moisturiser
I bought my bottle of Nivea body rich care body moisturiser a while a go on offer where it came in a set with a mini hand cream bottle and face cream. I haven't used it often but have found it to be a nourishing cream. I am a bit of a health kick and look after my skin and body kick so have started to use my creams and lotions more often more recently.
**What is it**
Nivea's spin is that this is an intensive nourishing cream to give smooth and soft skin. In it there are natural minerals, almond oils and vitamin e. it is meant to really work on dry skin and the active ingredients are meant to make you skin feel softer for longer. The almond oils and vitamin e are also meant to prevent further moisture loss. It is dermatoligically approved and has natural minerals and taurine.
The bottle is blue like other nivea creams and has white lid. It is 250ml and quite a simple design. It has a flip top lid and then squirts out the top but not too thick or thin so you get the desired amount. It has a recommendation to use within 12 months.
**Applying it and what I think**
It is recommened to apply everyday to ensure smoother and softer skin and best applied after a bath or shower. The smell of the cream reminds me of sunscreen and aftersun and although not scented you do get a sweet fresh floral 'whiff' when you apply.
The consistency isn't too thick or runny but when you splodge some on the skin it does feel quite dry and thickly set to work into the skin. The skin instantly shines after you start to blend and it only takes a few seconds to get it securely blended in. Once blended in it doesn't feel gooey but or leave any residue. The skin area instantly feels refreshed and nice and soft and you can smell the faint sweet aroma of the cream once on.
As a body cream I find this to be one of the thicker ones that I have but my skin as I have got older (still not 30 yet though!) is getting drier. Once blended in my skin did start to feel the benefits and feel nourished and have a shine to it. I find it works well on the hands and feet too where my skin is that bit drier. I have found it blends better after a shower than through the day as the skin absorbs it better.
If you are starting to get drier skin I would recommend this as a good all over body cream. It does feel nourishing and moisturising and has a pleasant scent to it which must be the almond oils coming through. It will cost you around £4-£5 from most pharmacies and supermarkets and you can get it in a set like I did for which I am sure I paid the same price as it is sold on its own. I haven't tried this as an after sun cream but I feel it would work well to help to re-nourish the skin.
Formulated for dry skin /