Over the past few years I have tried a number of different face creams for men and this product stands out over any other that I have used. Using the old cliche it does what it says on the tin. As soon as you apply this cream you can feel a difference in the texture and cleanliness of your skin, especially around the forehead area. As I work in an oily and greasy work environment I used to tend to get a lot of spots around my forehead area, but after using this cream for only a few days the spots went and my face looked healthy and spot free. To get the full affect off the cream you must use it around 3 times a day, I tend to use it once in the morning after washing, after my evening bath/shower and then once before bed. The cream smells really good too and gives off a nice manly aroma which will leave you feeling clean and refreshed, unlike some creams which can smell quite feminine. The only one thing I find wrong with this product is that it is a touch pricey, they vary from store to store but mainly range from around £4-£5. Having said this used in the right proportion, say 2-3 times a day i manage to get 3 weeks worth of cream out of this small tub. Overall this is a great product and would recommend to any man that like to look after there skin as i think this is one of the best male grooming products on the market.
I've been using this product for around 3 months now and it has made a massive improvement to the condition of my skin especially around the forehead area. It's made my skin a lot softer and I'm no-longer getting dry patches. I also found this to be especially good when on holiday for re-hydrating my skin after a day in the sun.
Areas of my face have a tendency to become dry and flaky during periods of warm weather, and periods of cold weather, don't ask me why, it just happened.
I received this Nivea for Men Intensive Cream one day after my mother had been shopping. So, obviously I went upstairs into the bathroom to try it out immediately. I opened up the cardboard packaging and found inside a cool looking blue glass pot which I thought looked very attractive, so plus points immediately for an aesthetically pleasing product!
But, I was not there just to admire the packaging, I was there to see if this cream actually worked! It is a pretty thick cream which means you do not need to apply as much as you would with other products (I found this out after my first try left me slightly pale to say the least!) After applying the cream, visibility of the dry skin was none-existent, and my skin was left feeling kissably softer...the kissable may be an exaggeration, but you get what I am saying!
After a few uses of the cream my dry skin had disappeared and my skin was left feeling smooth and I felt confident going out with friends again.
I would definitely recommend this product, although it is quite expensive, it does the job.
I received this product as a bit of a stocking-filler last Christmas and thought it looked good. Packaging is really nice and the glass pot is a nice touch, it makes it fell like you own a qualit product.
Whilst this was certainly an 'intensive' moisturiser, i.e. it certainly does moisturise dry skin, v. quickly and only a minimal amount has to be applied there is a major downside.
The product, even though I used only small amounts on my skin, made my skin very oily. Now this is not necesaril a fault with the product, all skin products are made for a specific skin type. However I dont usually suffer from oily skin.
It certainly moisturisers skin well, especially after a shower but later in the day I can almost feel it on my skin and it leaves an overly shiny laer on my face.
Product is good, and lasts a while but not for me. Would reccomend paying more for something like clinique 'M' lotion.
For a while now i have suffered from irritating and unsightly dry skin. I get this mostly all over my face. I will come out the shower and my face will feel tight and it becomes pale and flakey. I used standard nivea for ages but this I felt was too thick and left my skin feeling greasy. On a hot day with a bit of sweat, my skin would go horribly greasy. If you suffer this problem like me then this is the cream for you.
The cream comes in either a blue glass tub containing 50ml or a 75ml plastic squeezy tube. I prefer the glass tub as you don't need much of the cream for a small area like your face and the squeezy tube can sometimes be somewhat uncontrollable! The cream is white in colour and is thinner than standard nivea cream. It smells great and very masculine. Dont worry about smelling like a ponce tho, it isnt overpowering.
Leaves my skin feeling soft as a babies bottom! Unlike other creams it doesn't make my skin feel greasy after use aswell. On a hot day there is no need to worry about sweating a greasy layer out with this cream. It stops the tight feeling i get after showering or washing and clears any flakey patches of ski. In comparison to more expensive creams this does an equally good job.
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The cream is available in the majority of chemists or supermarkets. I buy the cream from my local boots store and the 50ml tub is priced at £4.99. A tub will last me around 3 months if i use it sparingly which i feel is very reasonable.
Apparantly the cream is 'vitamin enriched and contains uv filters.' If this means anything to you then thats ok. All i know is the cream works for me and keeps my skin in tip top condition both in summer and winter. I would imagen the uv filters may be handy in the summer!
Only a few years back, us guys would have had funny looks if we admitted to using facial care products. Just imagine the scene, after a brutal and bloody rugby match, rushing back for a group shower experience, drying off and then pulling a jar of moistureiser out of the locker and applying it to your face. I get the feeling that the result would be along the lines of name calling or the dreaded towel-whip !
Times, however, have changed - and cosmetic and skincare companies, such as Nivea, are introducing ranges specifically for men. This review is for just one product in their range - Nivea For Men Intensive Cream.
The Product -
The cream comes in a 50ml Glass Pot, with a protective foil seal. When peeled back, the cream itself looks very appealing - pure white that resembles fresh dairy cream. There is a very subtle fresh smell that does not really smell of anything (is that contradictory ?). The cream contains vitamins E, F and H, and pro-vitamin B5 which help the skin to lock in moisture. It also contains UV Filters to help protect the skin from harmful rays from the sun.
The cream is cool when applied, and is quickly absorbed leaving a smooth skin texture that is suprisingly non-greasy.
Why Use It ?
In todays modern world, it is so easy for us blokes to forget about things like skincare, but in our everyday lives there are things that can damage our skin - the sun, wind, smoke & pollution, bacteria & germs, shaving, air conditioning and heating. Different people suffer from different aspects and with varying results. I, for example, work in a "temperature controlled enviroment", meaning that it is air-conditioned. As a result, I suffer from very dry skin.
The Effects -
The immediate effect is that dry skin becomes much smoother and fresher as soon as the cream is absorbed into the skin. The longer term effects, if used regulary, is that it will help to protect the skin against the above, and can help skin to look younger and healthier.
Cost / Availability -
The Cream is available from many high street stores, such as Superdrug or Boots, for around £5.00 - £6.00 (although it is occasionally on special offer !). A 50ml Jar will last around 4 - 6 weeks of regular use.
Overall Opinion -
I would certainly recommend this product to any guys out there - even if they have no obvious skin problems. The cream is very mild and suits all skin types, and should be applied on a daily basis. The product is sold as "Face Cream", but I also use it on my elbows (where I sometimes get dry skin). For the cost of a couple of pints, this cream will help protect your youthful, but manly good looks for years to come !
Face cream for men has actually come of age and the pharmaceutical companies must be rubbing their hands with glee. Having used some sort of face cream most of my life due to a mild skin problem I have had no problem transferring my use over to commercially advertised products rather than a cream advised by the doctor. The reason I could do this with Nivea cream is due its neutral fragrance (so no irritable alcohol) and it has also been dermatologically approved. However even creams recommened by doctors have caused irritation due to the sensitive nature of my skin (it is very difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for this) but this product has created hardly irritation since I have used it, which is now around 4months. I have found I can use it more regularly as it is not as strong as creams given on prescription which tend to be for more severe skin disorders (and contain a mild form of steroid).
Using face cream may be a bit of a dillema for some men who are not quite so keen on the uptake of previously considered 'feminine' products. However do not shy away as it has many benefits. During the extremes of the seasons when the skin is particularly vunerable, some skin cream can help smooth dry skin, in addition it can help after shaving or after a shower when the skin is dry. Twice a day is an optimum dosage to maintain a healthy skin in my experience (although gaining or losing a treatment of the cream on a certain day can maintain a good balance), but when applying play it by ear. Only apply to areas you feel necessary at the time and this can vary, so some days certain parts of the skin might be moisturised when at other times different parts will be left alone. Otherwise the cream may over moisturies your skin and this may have negative affects that you don't want. Adding to this also vary the quantity to the face depending on how dry or affected your face is. Don't just apply a standard amount every day.
In combination with this I would advise people with particularly bad skin problems to supplement their diet with vitamin C and E, whether through vitamins or naturally through you meals and also consider cutting down on dairy products (Milk, Cheese, Yogurt) as this can assist your skin. No two peoples skin are the same so personalise the amount in your diet. Its best to do some research first or see your doctor or a dietician to get the best advice if you have specific skin disorders.
After reading some of your useful comments I came to realise that my review may have missed the target somewhat. I've therefore used your advice to create a revised version which focuses on the specific aspects of this product.
Nivea Intensive cream comes in a neat cylindrical 50ml (also available in 100ml pot) glass container which is placed inside a small box. The box has much information about the product written on it and in addition there is a small folded leaflet which contains a 4 step guide to caring for your face (and the relavant Nivea products needed to do this). While this is all helpful I feel that it is all geared towards Nivea's profits (obviously) and may not be suited to people with certain skin types. For those of you who are interested in using the full Nivea skin care range it provides plenty of information on its different products (from Exfoliating face scrub to sensitive balm) and you can also visit the website for more info at www.Nivea.com.
I have found it can be used on most skin types and copes with the varying texture of someones skin.. It is easily absorbed and provides long term moisture to your skin as well. So if certain days your skin is more greasy and others dry it manages not to affect your skin. (However do alter the amount and coverage of cream on how your skin is feeling at the time). As for being tested on animals I can only assume it is (which I understand may be an issue for some people) as it does not explicitly show that is hasn't been tested on animals on the packaging, in furtherance there is no exact information on this issue on the Nivea website.
Nivea Intensive Cream for Men is available from Superdrug, Boots and most pharmacies.
50ml container - approx £5.45
100ml container - approx £10.90
These prices are take from the Boots store but do shop around for a cheaper price.
A look of shock and disbelief comes over some blokes faces when I say I moisturise my skin daily. There?s a stigma attached in the majority of the male world that it?s quite a vain thing to do. Well if you have dry skin like me then it?s not vain, it?s just necessity. Not only that but it means my skin looks more healthy and no doubt will do in years to come. Then I?ll be having the last laugh! For quite a few years I?d been using the Aloe Vera moisturiser from The Body Shop. It wasn?t cheap at around £6 but it lasted a while and had a tendency to cause some of my facial hair to become highlighted. But after a while I found that the cream just didn?t have a lasting effect and my skin would become dry quickly even through I?d slapped quite a bit on. Plus the cost was going up on buying the stuff so I started to look around. The reason I chose Nivea crème was purely because it was on offer in Boots at the time and I decided to save some money. This was about nine months ago and since then this is the only crème I use to slap on my skin every morning. The jars I buy come in the 50ml size, they used to cost around £5-6 but you can now buy it in Boots for around £3.50 that makes it very good value for money. I have to say that the crème does work; I?ve found that regular use has kept my skin pretty healthy and over time I?ve found myself using less to get the same results. My skin also hasn?t dried out a great deal unlike the effects of my previous moisturiser. The crème itself comes in a small glass jar and is white in colour. It has a faint perfumed smell but it?s not overpowering and you?ll hardly notice it. There?s nothing worse than putting on crème that makes you smell like a boudoir. Thankfully this also doesn?t make you smell like a hygiene facility. I find that 50ml generally l
asts me a couple of months that includes daily use. Compared to a lot of similar products on the markets that?s pretty good. My only negative point about the crème is that it comes in a box which is just unnecessary packaging when really the jar itself does the job in selling the product. But overall this is one of the things I can?t do without.
Now beauty is not something I usually worry about, after all when you look this good naturally why should you? Seriously though, the only thing I do in the facial department is use Clearasil wipes and haven?t even thought about using anything else! Of course I do use moisturising lotion (E45 and the like) on other parts of my body (namely my stump and skin grafts)! It was that time of the year again when certain members of the family with no inclination to go shopping for novel or unusual presents began to ask the age old question ?What do you want for Christmas?. Racking my brain (took the whole of a second) there was nothing I really wanted unless they would invest a £1,000 or more on a lap top for me. This was of course not an option, as they hardly have Richard Branson?s wealth! So I said I?d let them know and began to think? I could ask for slippers? No that was last years present, and they REALLY weren?t happy to see the dog chewing them a few months later! What about printer paper? No they really would have less of an idea than me, and I?d probably end up with an A4 lined pad! Then it hit me, the one good present I got from this certain party was a Gillette Mach 3 razor set a few years back? No-I didn?t want another Mach 3 razor, but instead I decided to ask for Nivea shaving foam, and stipulated the foam part (I am not a lover of gels). Okay they said as they took my idea on board, and I was relieved that I wouldn?t have any more nagging about what I wanted. Christmas came and as I opened the present I could see it was a Nivea Gift pack, but what?s this shaving gel! Didn?t they listen? Also in this gift pack was a host of other Nivea for men products including moisturising lotion. Nivea moisturising lotion comes under the Face care division so I assume this cream is meant to be placed on your face. But hey all creams are greasy and leave your clothes sticking to your skin don?t they? (Not that you wear clothes on your
face of course). So now came the time to try this (after all why waste it?) So I took the rather smart looking box which is dark blue in colour, with the Nivea logo set at the top and on the front, with the words for men Emblazoned underneath in silver letters. Below that are the two words - Skin care. The bottom half of the box is silver in colour and tells you what is inside the box in blue writing. I also gathered from the box that this product would protect and moisturise my skin. Inside the box you have a rather tasteful dark blue tube which holds the cream. Again the Nivea logo and lettering is as on the box. This particular tube has 50 ml encased within the smart looking tube. The box tells you how to use: Apply every morning and evening after cleansing with Nivea for men double action face wash. Avoid delicate eye area. So no rubbing it into your eyes then! Luckily I also had the Nivea face wash within the pack so decided to use that too. (And I have to say it made my face feel a lot cleaner than using my Clearasil pads. So after drying my face from the wash, I opened the tube and put a little amount on my hand, and began rubbing it into my face. The first thing I noticed about the cream was its thickness; you didn?t need to immediately turn it up the other way to prevent dripping. A little bit goes a long way too. The first little piece I put on was hardly enough to cover a pin head, let alone do anything good for me. So I placed some more (about a small finger nail size) on my palm and rubbed it in. I did notice that even upon rubbing the cream didn?t feel greasy and was soon absorbed into the skin. It also made the skin feel softer and me feel younger (no comments please). Honestly, I felt as if I was doing something good for myself (well my skin anyway), which is good for me as I don?t do much exercise, and even though I try to eat healthily it doesn?t always work. But this little twice daily routine coul
d be the starter? Nivea products have been around for ages, and indeed when I had plastic surgery I was told to put Nivea cream on my donor sites by the hospital (though they only prescribed E45). As the brand has been around for a while it indicates that they must be doing something right, and this product doesn?t fail them. So why do we need to moisturise? Daily regime?s lead us into all sorts of atmospheres which have a toll on our skin. Central heating, wind, sun, and even shaving all take their toll on what is after all a delicate part of our body, The skin. This cream helps protect your face against such modern day necessities, and also helps it to regenerate. If you have ever suffered with any form of dry skin you?ll know how unpleasant it can be. It contains UV filters, Vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5. The pack claims if you use it every day your skin will feel soft, healthy and moisturised? And it does! Nivea for men moisturiser is approved by dermatologists Overall: Moisturising your skin has always been seen as a thing that women do, but increasingly men too are finding the difference by adding a little extra to their faces. And this product is excellent. From the packaging to the contents I would be extremely hard pushed to fault it in any way. Moreover, the product works and you do feel the difference. Nivea have again excelled in their face car products (their shaving foam is the best I have ever used, and the face wash I got with my present made me feel cleaner instantly). Highly recommended: Thanks for reading ? Dave
Everybody should be able to moisturise if they want to - it may be a little embarrassing at first but you soon get used to it! I used to have one big problem with shaving rashes, spots and all sorts of skin problems after shaving. Loads of irritation and soreness - so I had to do something about it. I walked into the chemist around the male skincare products looking for moisturising face washes and then I saw the Nivea Intensive creme. This was when I decided to give it a try, after a couple of days I felt the difference! My skin had lost all the shaving rashes, spots and my face was no longer sore or itchy. The more I used it, the better my skin became; and not to mention the softer it became as well! I think all men should moisturise and start to pay attention to their skin like all ladies have done for many years. Don't grow older and look older too!!
Contains a valuable combination of moisturising ingredients including Allantoin and Aloe Vera which help support the skin's natural regenerating functions, helping relieve dryness and providing long lasting miniaturisation /