Product Type: Nivea body care
Newest Review: ... I would go back to basics and try some classic creams instead of my regular moisturizers. Well this was a big fat fail for me. I was e... more
Author Name: daisylee3
Date: 18/12/12, updated on 18/12/12 (139 review reads)
Advantages: Moisturising, subtle smell, thick texture, very cheap
Disadvantages: Made skin red and caused a bit of discomfort but this only happened once
I bought this because I get a really dry and flaky T zone (gross I know!) unless I use an intensive moisturiser.
I usually use the vitamin E intensive night cream from The Body Shop but this is a lot cheaper and was on offer as well so I decided to try it. A 50ml pot retails at £1.49 and Boots currently have an offer on where if you buy one Nivea product you get another half price, which I think is a great deal and I ended up buying two.
The moisturiser comes in a basic, unisex dark blue plastic pot which is pretty basic but it's not ugly or anything and I quite like the simplicity. The pot has a screw-on lid which stays on securely and when I first got mine it had a foil covering which I found easy to remove. The moisturiser itself is a thick white cream.
It's not overly thick though and it is easy to spread over my skin. I only need a small amount to cover the whole of my face and it smells quite nice - its a clean, fresh scent which is very inoffensive and subtle. It is definitely a unisex scent as it doesn't really smell of anyting particular.
The cream has quite a 'wet' texture to it which I find a little unpleasant and sticky but it's not greasy and the very slight sticky feeling soon subsides. As for the effectiveness, it sinks into my skin within a matter of minutes and it makes my skin feel instantly moisturised, soft and smooth.
However, the first time I used this it felt like it was stinging a little and the next morning I woke up with a bright red T zone, which is where I'd applied a generous amount. I was mortified, however I decided rather than throw it away to be brave and try it again lol and I've not had any problems which is kind of odd but worth mentioning! I think maybe I applied too much or something.
I'm still on my first pot of this and have had it for around a month now and there's still plenty left so it's really good value for money. I'm not quite sure if there are larger versions of this available so if you don't want a pocket sized pot of it then I'd recommend looking in boots or superdrug to see if there's any other size options.
Overall I recommend this moisturiser. I use it everyday on my face and sometimes my hands if I have any dry patches and its really effective at hydrating smooth skin and completely getting rid of any yucky flakiness really quickly. I highly recommend this as it's affordable, good quality and effective, but like I said I did experience a very slight reaction to it at first so if you have majorly sensitive skin then this may not be ideal.
Four out of five stars.
Summary: A nice, basic moisturiser.