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I love Nivea products and have used then since the 1990's when I saw these blue tubs, and bottles of creme's and liquids lying around in my flat left by my girlfriend which became part of the decoration. I was first talked into trying a Moisturiser at this time for my very dry / greasy skin which tended to get a bit flaky after washing ( sorry if your eating ). I tend to be fairly loyal to brands if they work, so I remeber that this Nivea stuff suprised me that it wasn't a complete waste of time and money after all !
I had been converted , like a member of some strange cult I applied this stuff into my skin every day ( maybe I'm over doing it a bit ). I have the most of the range to be honest, and don't go just for the mens only range as they are often limted in capability and overpriced.
This Nivea Men Rehydrating Moisturiser was part a GIFT PACK present from Asda,along with moisturising shaving gel, prob somebody saw the dozens of bottles scattered around the bathroom and thought I needed even more. I have the body lotion q10 for after a shower and normal non greasy lotion for body or face, which is really a cleansing lotion but I use it as a Moisturiser, plus 2 gift packs still unopened. I almost forgot the Nivea sun lotion.
This Nivea Men Rehydrating Moisturiser -
Currently £3.35 in Boots £4 in Tesco It's 6.50 normal retail
The tube/bottle is onlt 75 ml which isn't that big when you are used to bigger bottles like 250. But this is a
much higher strength than bigger bottles. It has a UV filter system and also Vitamin E protection added in.
I have used it sparingly in conjunction with my other stuff, and it has a slightly more astringent feel with more of a kick. It has an okay mildish cent which doesn't feel to overpowering but this moisturiser is really a revitaliser more than a light lotion or moisturiser, which is what I am used to. It is quite tough on the skin is what I mean. There is a real sporty energy feel to this product , maybe that is why it is in the male grooming range and nor the uni sex or for anyone range.
The cost could be justified by the fact that you only need a small amount of this stuff to put on your face, and like suncream should last a few months using it every day. It may be to harsh for some people to use every day, myself included, especially after shaving.
Great gift, but I will take a long time to use it I feel alongside all my favourite ones, worth buying if you are very sporty and have skin like a rhino.
If you suffer with dry skin like I do, especially in the winter, then you need to use a moisturiser. I have tried various brands of moisturiser but I always seem to be coming back to Nivea.
The good thing about Nivea products are that they carry a well-known name and are not too expensive. I also find that Nivea products do not have a strong fragrance to them like some of the other brands on the market. They get their fragrance just right.
This moisturiser is best applied both morning and evening to gain maximum benefit. You not only need to apply to the face but also the neck as well. This is because not only does it alleviate the dry skin on your face it also helps protect the skin on both your face and neck from possibly harmful UVA and UVB rays.
As mentioned earlier I suffer with dry skin in the winter. Sometimes if I don't apply some kind of moisturiser to my face I start getting dry sore skin which can sometimes crack. This can become very painful so I do go out of my way, especially in the winter to apply moisturiser. I do find after using it that my face does feel more supple and smooth.
It does say on the box that for best results its best applied after using Nivea for men deep cleansing face wash. This is something else I use and I have reviewed elsewhere on this site.
This moisturiser comes in a handy squeezable tube which can be used while still in the shower if you so wish.
I do feel that I need to use both of these Nivea products mentioned to keep my skin cleaner and more important with the moisturiser, to keep it supple and prevent the dry skin from cracking in the winter.
For this review I'm going to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the Nivea for men - Rehydrating Moisturiser.
I purchased this from my local boots store. It wasn't cheap I must admit. It cost around £4.50 for a little tub. I could have brought a tub of another well known product for half the price. But, because of everyone around me going on how much they loved this certain moisturiser, I had to try it out just to see what I was missing.
I found out that when I went to pay for it. This actual product should have been £6. But for that week it went down to £4.50. I don't know who on earth would pay £6.50 for a little tub of moisturiser. It seems very expensive, especially as it was only a 75 ml tub.
Anyway, onto the product itself. On the back of the tub, it had three bullet points on what it actually does and how to apply it, etc. This is what it says:
> Immediately alleviates skin dryness and tightness.
> Provides long lasting moisture and care for the skin.
> Helps protect the skin against harmful UVA & UVB rays.
-- Advantages --
When I first tried the cream. I found that it's very soft and kind to my skin. A lot softer than the stores own in fact. Sometimes when using the stores own brand, I came out with a rash. But with this one I didn't get any rash, felt very nice on my skin. A little bit of this moisturiser really does go a long way.
I only used a bit on my little finger and it covered all of my face. It made my skin look a lot healthier. It added a slight tan on my cheeks. Although, I hope that wasn't an allergic reaction ha ha.
The smell has a quite distinctive scent to it. It smells like a aftershave and sun cream all rolled into one. Overall the smell is very pleasant.
-- Disadvantages --
I would say one for disadvantages would be the price of it. But the more I think about it, the more I think the price isn't too bad. The tub itself looks very deceiving. I can understand why certain people would be put off by it. But I can assure you that it really does last a long time. I've had the same tub for a good few months now. Yes, I don't use it everyday, but still it's very good value. I mainly only use it if I'm going somewhere for a night out or a special occasions.
It's hard to think of anything bad about it really. Probably the only thing I can think of is make sure you don't get it in your eyes! It stings quite bad if you do. So make sure you wash it out with cold water.
-- Overall --
I echo what people told me about this product. It's a must buy if your after a top quality moisturiser. Yes a little expensive, but it's great value in the long run. In my personal opinion, I think it's the best mens moisturiser on the market right now. One tip. Look out for mulit pack deals such as shower gels, shaving stuff, etc. Sometimes they have this moisturiser bundling in with it for around the same price. So keep a eye out for it.
I'm going to give this a 10/10. Its probably my favorite toiletry I own. Fantastic!
When it comes to creams and potions, I'm a pretty loyal customer - I don't go chopping and changing for the sake of it. As such, I've been a dyed in the wool Aveeno loyalist for years now, and it was only as a result of someone giving me this at Christmas (some inspired present-buying right there) that I got to try this. So how did it compare?
First off, Nivea are a pretty big brand, but they're one whose products have always eluded me. To be honest, I'm not sure what sort of reputation they have on the whole, but I've never been tempted away from Aveeno, who - by the by - make an absolutely top notch moisturiser. First impressions with this product were fine - as fine as I'd reasonably expect for an item that's not likely be too earth-shakingly magnificent, whatever it does. As it comes in a relatively petite tube (75ml, for what it's worth), I decided to leave my 300ml bottle of Aveeno cream at home when I went away for a week, and give this a spin.
On the face of it, the cream isn't at all dissimilar to Aveeno - the smell is a little different (perhaps this is the Aloe Vera?), but in no way unpleasant. How to explain it except for saying it's mellow and creamy, none too strongly fragrant? The smell is soft and mild, in any case, which I'm sure is what they're after - it's certainly not something that'd give you cause for concern when it comes to applying it to your skin.
Texture-wise, it's fairly opaque and of a creamy, rather than watery consistency. A little goes a long way, and I was able to cover my face and neck with three or four pea-sized blobs. It massages into the skin easily, and doesn't leave much of a residue or sign of application. It is a little greasier than what I'm used to, though - there's a certain (very light) sheen that it leaves behind that I'm not all that enamoured with, but it does fade. As you apply it, it feels cooling, but this sensation doesn't linger.
No issues on first use, then - although what would you expect? Over the week, I was perfectly happy with the moisture that the cream provided (or protected, whichever it is). My face didn't dry out in warm and windy weather, and I only needed to apply it once a day. Full marks there, then.
My problem with this product would be that I don't feel like it's all that suited to sensitive skin - and to be fair, it makes no such claims. I'm sure there are other Nivea products which are specifically designed for this. Although my skin didn't react particularly strongly to the cream, I felt like it was a little redder and tighter in places than I'm used to. This kind of thing does come and go, so it's hard to lay all the blame at the Nivea product's door, but when I switched back there was an improvement. That said, perhaps it's just that my skin's hooked on Aveeno and didn't like going cold turkey. I would imagine most people - certainly those without sensitive skin - would get on just fine with this item.
On the plus side, this little tube has some staying power. I have since switched to using it on the rest of my body after the wee face experiment, and it's been absolutely fine for that - it's a good hand moisturiser in particular. In six months' use, the cream hasn't run out, and it seems like there's still a fair bit to go. At around £5 a go, this means it works out as a rather cheaper option than my dear Aveeno, so while it isn't a replacement for me, I think it'd be a good buy for others.
This Rehydrating Moisturiser from Nivea leaves my skin feeling smooth , soft and with a healthy sheen. I find it have wonders on my face specially when I been doing a lot of outdoor work and my skin has been exposed to the elements coupled with the grime and sweat from my job. If I use on a regular basis it really does make a big difference especially when my skin has been exposed to a lot of sun and wind though if I don't use it for a few days I am quick to notice the lack of its effect. I find that this moisturiser works best on my face and neck but as my hands get battered , cracked , cut and split on a daily basis this moisturiser doesn't come close to improving the condition of the skin in this area apart from the initial few minutes after it has been applied. The same goes for my elbows. It smells quite nice with a clean , crisp masculine edge to it. Certainly not feminine at all. A 75ML tube can cost anywhere from £5 to £10 depending on special offers and shopping around. This is dearer than some brands but less than others so I would put it a mid range product level. A tube does go quite far though as a pea sized amount is usually enough to do my face and neck but I find my hands require a fair bit more given the difference in skin types. I'm currently on my second tube and overall I like this product a lot although I have now started using a separate moisturiser on my hands. It really does leave my skin both looking , feeling healthier and the hydrating element definitely helps to battle dry , weather beaten skin.
ooh boy do i love this stuff.
i first ran into this stuff in tescos while i was out buying some hand cream, and a recent bout of dry skin persuaded me to give something new a try. i was first attracted by the metal effect on the outside, and although it is cliche, it was because it made me feel a bit more manly than buying some cream-tubed unisex moisturiser. Not much to say on the packaging, deep blue with a metal effect front and white writing. the instructions on the bck are, on reading them again, quite funny, for example, "FOR MEN who want moisture and protection." now, is it just me, or do the capitals seem a bit over the top?
the cream itself is very good, and although it says using the Nivea deep cleansing face scrub before use provides better results, in the name of market research i have tried both a few times, and have honestly not noticed any diffrence to my skin after applying the moisturiser after both the nivea scrub and just regular soap. the moisturiser itself does not require very much to cover your face, a pea sized ammount should suffice. it does feel oily t first when it goes on, but this also dissappears in a very short time, and the cream is absorbed very quickly by your skin. weather this is due to my sligtly drier than usual skin, or just the cream itself, i cannot tell.
The creams effects are very quick to feel and see, my dry skin around my neck cleared up within about 3 days, and much of the tightness around my skin had dissapeared. the handy 75ml tube lasts alot longer than expected, and with one use a day, my tube lasted around 6 weeks.
The results are very good with this cream, and although its comparatively high pricetag compared to other basic brands from the leading supermarkets, i would strongly suggest it as a quick and continuing way to help relieve dry skin and tightness. the only problem is, the fix is not lasting. after a few days of not using it, your skin will revert back to its old, dry ways.
All in all, a brilliant cream for a quick fix for dry skin.
I remember when I was young and living in the Persian Gulf, because my parents were in the Forces at the time, and every evening my mother would put on the cool cream to sooth any burning from the hot Arabian sun.
The cream was none other than Nivea which had a beautiful coconut aroma to it and with the coolness of the cream soothed us children so we could get a good night's sleep. Believe it or not that was in the late 1950's when I was between 7-10 years old.
Well the product speaks for itself, surviving to now 2010, I still enjoy the Nivea range as a young 57 year old. I say young because using the Rehydrating, Moisturiser cream, takes out any dryness and replaces any lost oils, even on my balding head which ever since I have been using it has appeared to stop receding.
The cream comes in a 75ml tube and although it is quite expensive £7.85p from Boots, it does last some time, because you only need a small amount on your fingers.
To apply:- squeeze a small amount onto your fingers at a time and add to your forehead, cheeks, chin and massage it in gently working towards around the eyes, but be careful not to get any in.
If there are any other places where you feel it may benefit like the neck or loose skin depending on age, this will tighten it up but supple leaving you feeling cool and regenerated.
The only thing I find annoying is the small print which I have difficulty reading even with my glasses.
Aqua, Glycerin, Cyclonemethicone, Distarch Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Methylpropanediol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Polycrylate, Alumina, Silica, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Methyparaben, Propelparaben, Limonene, Parfum.
There is another name Beiesdorf UK who are the producers of this brand which is mentioned on the tube and out package.
Although the ingredients give me a lot of food for thought and put me off a bit, I must stress that I haven't had any effects from it so far. But if you are not sure, I would get some further advice.
This moisturiser is my favourite of all I've tried. The nivea moisturiser comes in a dark navy blue tube of 75ml. The moisturiser itself is a white liquid, slightly runnier than that of toothpaste. It has quite a neutral smell, but is more masculine than anything which is suitably appropriate, and if im honest I quite like the smell!
When applying, only a small amount, roughly pea sized is needed for the area around the nose, at which you can probably guess I do most. Therefore, it is quite good value considering the odd £6 you pay per tube.
I usually apply the moisturiser to dry skin, caused from cold weather or after shaving. I find that applying to the skin tends to leave skin feel slightly greasy when little is applied at first, but with 10 minutes or so you find that it soaks into skin, making it feel smooth and soft. If I find my skin is particularly dry, I will apply both morning and evening until the area of skin has recovered. Usually a couple of days of 'treatment' cures it and I put it back in the cupboard for next time.
I have never got into the habit of using it regularly, but I would imagine you would have smooth feeling skin that looks good all the time! As well as using to 'alleviate skin dryness' as it quotes on the box, nivea also recommend using it to prevent skin tightness and provide lasting moisture. Also, it helps protect against UVA and UVB rays, so basically sunlight. If you find yourself with sun tan oil, I suppose you could also use this instead. Very Useful!
I've had very dry skin and starting using this product to see what it could do for me. To my surprise its very effective and when used in large quantities its very quick at rehydrating your skin. I cannot undersell the fact that my skin completely dried out coming from a guy that has an illogical aversion to cosmetics. The moisturiser does not completely soak into the skin but the quantities I'm using would explain why. I put absolutely bucket loads of this on before bed and wake up with almost rehydrated skin. It only takes 2 sessions (sleeping with bucket loads of it on) to completely restore my skin to normal when I notice a problem.
I have tried other moisturers and noticed that they actually sting (indicating a possible reaction) when putting them on, this includes a very expensive one and a very popular one. Nivea gives no harsh reaction, doesn't cost the earth and although I keep talking about using bucket loads of it I'm actually only talking about 5ml (x2=10ml) to fix really bad problems.
I like this product alot. I have tried numerous moisturisers so am fairly well played to judge. I suffer from various skin disorders that result in the skin on my face become very dry, irritable and flaky especially after washing and therefore I require a good inexpensive moisturiser for continuous use. This one fits the bill perfectly.
It comes in a 75ml tube at a price ranging from about £6 - £8 but many shops do 3 for 2 or 2 for 1 offers on men's toiletries so that cost can be halved. That is fairly competitive compared to the alternatives that can range up to £25 depending on brand (I tried Issey Miyake at £22 but found it not as successful).
The cream itself has a very subtle scent _ at first in fact I believed it was odourless. This means that you are not stuck with a smell you don't like and it doesn't give it either a particularly masculine or feminine smell. It works very effectively especially on the face and is not very greasy or oily. It keeps you fresh and smooth for many, many hours. I would highly recommend this product for anyone in need of constant moisturising.
Just finished my tube of this so thought i'd write my opinions of it.
The Nivea For Men range has a good reputation and is sold in many places. I bought mine in Tesco so i am sure most other supermarkets and pretty much any good cosmetic retailer will sell this type of product. This product costs around £5-8 for 75ml.
The tube comes in a shorter but wider tube than a toothpaste tube. I am not sure if there are many sizes of tube but mine was a 75ml. It is a dark blue colour with a wide silver band around it just to make it stand out a little more. On the front of the tube is the brand name, what the pruduct is (in this case rehydrating moisturiser), and its purpose. On the back are the details of who the product is for ("For Men who want moisturisation and protection from dry skin"), what you get, the result of the product, how to use it, and contact details. There is no information of ingredients on it.
Upon opening it the moisturiser has a very refreshing smell. It isn't a mnaly smell but it isn't feminine either. I feel its quite a neutral smell. The feel of it is what you would expect form a decent moisturiser, very easy to rub in and only little is needed. It doesn't take ages for the product to rub and your hands feel quite clean after using. It does the job very well and lasts for the whole day without needing to reapply.
For the price you get a good moisturiser but this maybe my male trait coming in. I feel that you can spend less and get just as good moisturiser and that you are paying more here for the brand name.
I have wanted to get a good moisturiser for ages and have tried many different brands and types, but I have finally settled on the Nivea For Men Rehydrating Moisturiser, as it seems to be a good fit for my skin. I used to have very oily skin (which i am sure a lot of people did when they were teenagers!) but now I seem to have some parts that are dry and some parts that are oily. I feel that this moisturiser is good for both skin types, as it definitely is good for the dry bits and I think that it helps to keep the oily bits under control.
I wanted to have a moistuirser that I could apply before going to bed that would help to stop razor burn when i shave in the morning. Some others are too oily and do not help, but Nivea For Men Rehydrating Moisturiser is very good at this.
I bought the 75 ml bottle, which cost me at £7.50 in Boots. It was a little more expensive than what i was used to paying, but now I know why it costs more - it works! The bottle has lasted a long time, as you do not need to apply a massive amount.
Nivea For Men Rehydrating Moisturiser claims to offer effective 24hr moisturisation and protection for normal to dry skin types. Its special moisturising formula is enriched with Vitamin E, Provitamin B5, UVA & UVB filters to alleviate skin dryness and tightness to leave skin smooth and supple.
The moisturiser is formulated with CARE PRO TEC, which Nivea claim is the professional care technology that supports the natural functions of men's skin.
Effective moisturisation for dry skin /