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Nivea is another one of those timeless creams that in times of need it works perfectly and moisturises my skin excellently and leaves me happily soft and nourished!
I managed to pick up a 250ml bottle for a fantastic local 99p store recently and had to buy it! I often find in the 99p store odd little gems in amongst the tat, but can come back later in the week and it's gone already so just to be on the safe side I grabbed 2 bottles. The packaging is a bit updated to the picture above, so I got it in a blue bottle and it says Nivea Moisturising lotion for dry skin. It is still the same shaped bottle, quite round shaped at the top, and straight down to the bottle with a twist cap lid which has a hole through which the lotion comes out.
The cream is white and is quite a thick, yet runny (so as to pour out the bottle) texture and it is easy to apply all over. It absorbs in quite quickly, and is slightly greasy but does not leave my hands/ skin shiny or sticky and is still a very food moisturiser. I do find I need quite a bit though, pouring out a huge dollop, then apply to my lefs, and another dollop, for arms etc. However, for 99p I can't complain and I still think a bottle would last me a good couple of weeks or so were I to use it daily. It does smell slightly perfumed, not strong but at the same time it has a slightly medicinal smell like sudocrem which really isn't the sexiest of scents, but I can live with it!
The cream is advertised as being enriching for dry skin and I have to say whilst I don't have particularly dry skin in general, this winter I do find my legs have been getting more dry than normal compared to the rest of my body! I mainly use this on my legs and it is excellent for preventing them dry out throughout the day, looking all dry and ashy.
I am a bit of a moisturiser hoarder, and I know that with Christmas next week I will receive even more! Whilst this is not my preferred moisturiser, it is a great and easy to use essential cream for when I have run out of my body butters or a day when I want to keep it simple and need a basic moisturising lotion. It is lovely and keeps my skin hydrated and soft for ages and so I would definitely recommend it to all.
I ususaly suffer from dry flakey skin from time to time and can never ever normally find a product which actually stops my skin from drying up so quick after using it!
However recently I bought this product from Superdrug as it was on offer at the time. I do my usual shower routine and put it on after I had the shower. The results were quite fantastic if I'm going to be honest with you! The product itself isnt too sloppy like most moisturisers and it gives you that deep down moisture that you need for your skin! I noticed that the length of time it lasted was a long time... I usually moisture everyday.. however using this I only now need to do it every second day because my skin is deeply nourished!
But this lotion does make your skin feel greasy for a little while which is probably why there is no dry skin!
I had this product when I was younger as I had really dry skin.
I thought I would try Nivea as it was a well established brand and one of high quality. I bought a 250ml for about £2.49, which is pretty good value considering the size.
The lotion comes in a tall broad bottle that you screw open and close and tip unside down (and sometimes squeeze) in order to get some cream out. The cream is white and the texture of the cream is pretty soft but the consistency of it is far too watery.
The smell of this lotion is very subtle but smells ok, abit like a very very mild version of sudocreme (if anything).
Upon tipping the bottle upside to get some cream out, I noticed that I had more lotion that I actually wanted. The cream is really liquidy thus comes out quite fast. When applying this cream its not so easy to rub in actually and I found that it left my skin feeling rather greasy rather than moisturised.
It claims to nourish dry skin. It does nourish your dry skin, but kind of floods it! I feel that when I have out this on my face, it gives my face a really greasy look and makes me look worse than when I had a little bit of dry skin. My skin feels really oily and dirty when I have this on. The shine stays on your face for ages aswell, which you would expect to calm down once the lotion has dried up. However that is not the case.
Overall I find this Nivea lotion impossible to use. It leaves your skin feeling and looking greasy. Whenever I put this on, I always end up washing it off as it irritates me to think that I have greasy looking skin. I personally wouldnt recommend this product. Maybe my skin isnt classed as ´dry`therefore the reason why it makes my skin look so greasy!
This time of year plays havoc with certain areas of my skin and I always end up with very dry, cracked hands, ditto for my elbows and my knees. After trying a few different creams and getting nowhere fast I came across this Nivea Dry Skin Lotion in our local Boyes for a mere 99p for a 250ml bottle so I figured it was worth a try. That price is very good too as I've seen the same item for sale for over twice that in many places.
Nivea Dry Skin Lotion is a body lotion but it also claims to be gentle enough to use on your face which I thought would work well for me as my face sometimes suffers too but I didn't actually buy it for facial use.
I've tried quite alot of Nivea products, at one time I used their Q10 cream exclusively on my face but after a while it didn't agree with my skin anymore and that coincided with them changing the ingredients slightly but as this was specifically for dry skin I thought it would be ok.
The bottle is a plain white bottle with just the name and description on it and a blue screw off lid revealing a hole the lotion can be squeezed through. No frills and the lid is a bit annoying because I regularly drop it while I'm trying to put it back on with lotion cupped in one of my hands.
The lotion is a thick lotion that doesn't run and it smells exactly like the old pots of Nivea cream my Mum used to have when I was a kid so not unpleasant.
When I applied this to my hands my skin literally drank the lotion and it absorbed extremely well to my delight. It sank in within seconds and left my hands very moisturised and soft. The same went for my elbows and knees and after a few days the cracked skin wasn't anywhere near as bad in these areas. However one night I decided to use a little bit on my face because it had been feeling tight and dry all day and the skin on my face, which isn't as dry as the other areas due to everyday moisturising, didn't drink this up and it left a greasy coating on my face that was still evident the next morning.
I realised it wasn't suitable for my face but one night tried it on my shins after shaving. There was no discomfort using it there but again my shins didn't drink the lotion and it sat as an oily sheen on top of my legs. I have however used it as a full body moisturiser and most areas absorb it very well, it's just certain areas that aren't as dry where it doesn't go anywhere.
I reserve this lotion now for the very driest areas of skin and it works very well if the skin is so dry it's verging on scaly, or in my case has surpassed scaly! For other areas that aren't as dry though I would recommend using something else or face the greasy consequences!
Overall for 99p I'm really pleased I've found something to soothe the worst areas of dry skin and help get them back to normal. It smells fine and using it this way means it lasts ages too. It's better than any hand cream I've tried for my hands but of course it doesn't have any nail strengthening properties or anything like that because it is just a body lotion. For very dry areas this is a must!
4 stars from me for being suitable for very dry skin but too much for slightly dry skin. And do shop around for the best price!
I first heard of Nivea 5 years ago, when my brother suffered from really bad dry cracked skin on his knuckles, it used to get really bad in winter where his skin would dry out and bleed. A family member had suggested that he give Nive lotion a go as its really good for dry skin, his hands soon cleared up and it was manageable in winter.
I was working part time at a coffee house last winter to add some extra spending money to my christmas budget, the doors would always be open a the shop would get draughty which would dry my skin out, but on top of this we were (rightly so) required to wash our hands constantly and with a cleaning product which was intended for cleaning worksurfaces and floors, which as you can imagine would really dry out your hands and irritate your skin. Needless to say my hands were cracked and dry and Nivea lotion for dry skin came to mind.
It was instantly recognisable in the shop with its blue ascrew lid and white bottle, with the Nive logo clearly on the front a simple design but effective.
A small penny sized amount was perfect to rub into my stressed and damaged hands, rubbing it in until most of the moisture was absorbed. I found this product brilliant, within days I noticed a dramatic difference, no cracking and painful 'grazes' and my hands didn't feel like sandpaper. Within a week they were well on their way back to former glory.
After Christmas I left and my hands hav beed fine since but i use this to help keep my hands in good condition, and my husband also finds he has this problem in winter so he iuses it to now.
For around £2.49 this is a product that I will continue to use for the difference it has made has really made a difference to my hands throughout the winter months. I'm sure there is better moisturisers out there hence the 4 stars but at this price I'm very happy.
Nivea lotion was recommended to me by several friends. During the winter months my skin feels really dry and although it is not flaky or rough it feels tighter and not as moisturised as usual. For the past year or so I have been a huge fan of Palmers Cocoa Butter, but although I have been using it everyday my skin doesn't feel as moisturised or replenished as it did when I first started using it. Also the sickly smell which I didn't mind at first I have now come to hate. I have tried E45 which worked for a few months but I found that it became less and less effective over time.
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The packaging is very plain and simple. The bottle is white with navy blue detailing and a navy blue screw top lid. I like the design of the lid, which is quite large, it is easy to screw on and off. The bottle states that the lotion is for dry skin. The lotion itself comes out of a small hole. As the lotion is quite thin it comes out very easily and if you are not careful you may end up pouring too much.
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The lotion is white in colour. As mentioned above the consistency is quite thin, it is definitely more of a lotion than a moisturiser. The consistency means that a small amount of lotion goes quite far. A couple of 2p size amounts I have found is enough for the full body. The scent is a powdery, floral sort of smell which some may not like. I personally prefer it to a chemical scent. The bottle says it can be used on the body and face but I find that it is much too greasy for my face. The lotion has not irritated my sensitive skin which is something I often have a problem with. It easily soaked into my skin without feeling too sticky. It felt very light and did not feel like it was clogging up my pores. Within a few days my skin felt much smoother and moisturised.
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It usually cost between £2 - £3 for a 250ml bottle. At the moment it costs £2.43 at Sainsbury's. I often see it on offer for half price so it is worth looking out for. It is widely available at the supermarkets as well as in Boots and Superdrug.
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I would highly recommend this product. It cleared up my dry skin very quickly. Although maybe not the best product for use on the face it is a cheap and effective body moisturiser. The scent is not too strong smelling and the consistency means that it lasts for a long time making it good value for money.
My Nan raves about Nivea, so thought I'd try this as I get really dry skin on my body and face.
The packaging has a blue and white colour scheme. It is quite a large flat bottle which is white, with a fairly large screw top lid, which is blue. When you take the lid off it has a small hole that the lotion comes out of. I think this is a good feature as it means if you drop it when the lid is off it won't all come out. The front label has a Nivea lotion logo in quite large writing, then underneath it says 'Enriched for Dry Skin' then a logo of a leaf, then in smaller writing 'Extra Rich Moisturising Lotion'. I like that it is obvious that it is for dry skin because sometimes you have to search the packaging for what skin type a product is for!
On the back it has the same Nivea lotion logo, and then a description of the product. It explains that as this product is gentle it can be used on your face as well as your body. The back label also says that the product is 'skin compatibility dermatologically approved', and has a little symbol of an open pot, with 12M next to it, which means use within 12 months.
There is 250ml of lotion in a bottle. The lotion is meant to help maintain the skin's protective layer giving long lasting moisturisation. You only need a small amount when using it as it spreads easily. It is thick in consistency, but not so thick that it is hard to rub in. It is a white colour and has a unique smell that is quite strong. It smells quite perfumed, but not in a floral way. Personally I like the smell, because it reminds me of my Nan! But some might find it quite overpowering as you can smell it for quite a while after using it.
After using it, your skins looks and feels moisturised, and your skin stays moisturised for a good while after. I only use this cream on my face at night as it can be a bit greasy and make my face look shiny. It is also the type of cream that you need to wash your hands after using because it leaves a greasy residue on your hands. But it is a good moisturiser.
I paid £1 for this product when it was on offer, and I feel that this is a good price for this product. I trust Nivea as a brand and it never irritates my sensitive skin. It is a good moisturiser and I recommend it to anyone who has dry skin like me!
I'm not a big fan of this product. I know Nivea is a big name in skincare but i have never really rated many of their body moisturisers highly and tend to buy them only when i am on a strict budget. This particular one doesn't make any huge promises but it does say it will moisturise and hydrate dry skin. I would say my skin felt moisturised for about half an hour after using this product and then already it felt like it needed another layer. The product itself smells pleasant and the bottle is pretty standard - you just squeeze the product into your hands and apply. I found the lotion very runny and although this makes a little go a long way i also found that this meant it wasn't particularly mositurising and was quite greasy. You can find Nivea creams in almost all pharmacies, superstores and anywhere selling beauty products and they are competitively priced, and this particular lotion is at the lower end of their price range. That said i wouldn't highly recommend this product if you have dry skin, for a couple more pounds you can buy much more effective products.
Nivea and I go back a long way, from the small blue tins of moisturiser to its Nivea Visage for Men products; there's either been a right or a wrong product where Nivea as a brand name is concerned. Firstly although I am a fan of E45 and Sudocreme, I was initially beginning to tire of the "paper" or "clinical" scent I associate E45 and Sudocreme with; its not for the faint hearted although for those consumers who don't like perfumed body lotions and may well have dry skin, those formulas shouldn't go wrong. The problem is with either brand I find both E45 and Sudocreme to be quite thick even when it gets into my skin and makes me feel very oily. If it is used sparingly however E45 or Sudocreme as products are very good but they don't make me feel moisturised with soft or smooth skin but rather sticky, which isn't good news if you are working.
Caught in Savers one day on special offer and priced at £2-37 I picked up Nivea Lotion "Enriched for Dry Skin," and led perhaps by the special offer of the standard 250ml bottle and a smaller travel size bottle free as an incentive, I was more or less falling for the price rather than the brand; in the past although Nivea has always worked for me, it has either been a case of too greasy or too milky with no real substance to it. Although familiar with the brand name, this bottle is white (unlike the beige/corn yellow shown here); it has a blue label matched with a blue top and is usually only available in 250 ml sizing. Unlike most of Nivea products of late, this product seems to have lost the attention of Nivea as they seem to dress everything up in different colours of bottles and labelling for their current range of lotions and creams.
The body lotion is claimed to have a special formula in it to smooth out dry skin areas. Although I had an appointment to see my doctor recently for the plea of Hydrocortisone leading to a lot of dry skin patches appearing on my legs no doubt due to recent stress of no full time employment and getting on with legalities since the death of my dad, the appointment was pushed to the back of my mind when I went for Nivea although even as I admit the price was one of the most leading factors for this purchase, it wasn't just the sole factor for considering. Unlike E45 or Sudocreme, this "enriched" dry skin formula has a light and airy flowery scent to it just like the standard and original Nivea cream. For some buyers already used to the original Nivea scent, that may well put them off, but frankly over a clinical "paper" smell like the type you get with reams of paper, I prefer the flower over the hospital smell of both E45 or the pallid smell associated with Sudocreme!
The lotion however isn't just suitable for the body since it is a gentle formula and claims to further add to its value of being applied to the face. It was my forehead - one of the worst areas on my face that suffers the most the moment I finish showering. Red dry patches form instantly after the water has rinsed away and I was interested as to what this cream could do at best, even at the worst its not always a good idea to wholeheartedly trust putting body lotion on your face without spots appearing due to its rich content.
After showering and towelling down, the first time I used this cream I decided to place my trust in Nivea Lotion Enriched for Dry Skin everywhere. So I applied it liberally all over my body including the tops of my arms, neck and shoulders - the shoulder area being the worst for dry patches whilst scarred red patches of stress related dry skin just above my knees and on my legs further down got the Nivea treatment. In most cases on the red, stress patches of skin the cream seared and soothed through the layers well and I notice how easy this cream dissipates into the skin whilst feeling as if I've been suitably anointed unlike other body lotions that feel as if they just vanish on skin and then leave a greasy film. Not here however!
As the cream settles into the skin and unlike standard Nivea, this lotion is very light even though I clumped it on quite heavily and felt initially quite greasy when walking out of the shower room. Apply it lightly however and still doesn't leave a greasy, oily feeling on skin. At the same time I also applied the cream to my forehead and hoped on a prayer that the skin wouldn't be red come the time to look in the mirror.
After all this time, after all the years of failing products: Nivea Body Enriched for Dry Skin body lotion is a miracle cure! For hours I had soft and smooth skin, no red patches on the face and a great feeling of softness and supple skin. The appointment to my doctor was cancelled. The beauty of this body lotion however is that it doesn't have to be applied straight after showering; even when I've been out in the garden or sitting watching TV, I find myself walking to the bathroom picking up the bottle and applying the cream to my arms and shoulders - the worst parts of my body that seem to get overly dry and itchy at the end of the day. The flowery scent stays for a few hours but it soon dies down leaving smooth and soft skin; absolutely perfect!
It may not be for everyone but Nivea have got a good one here and for those who have combination skin, this product is a rare treat. Although not Ph friendly, this product does contain Lanolin, Alcohol and according to Nivea's claims and wording, appears to be dermatologically approved. I can imagine there will be many consumers who won't be able to use this - but for years waiting for a cream like this, from me it deserves 5 stars. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2009
I get really dry skin sometimes and find i have to moisturise quite often, so decided to go with this lotion for dry skin.
It comes in a cream bottle with a blue screw on lid, very easy to use. I found the lotion quite runny, not very thick, but it made it go quite far. I have had this bottle for a while now and use it on a regular basis, and there still seems to be loads left!
The cream soaks into your skin quickly, no need to wait around for ages for it to dry. Once soaked in, your skin feels really smooth. It gets rid of any dryness and makes your skin look and feel beautiful. I found it also lasts for a few days and doesnt need to be reapplied too often.
The smell is nice too, its quite strong, but what you would expect with a lotion, smells clean and fresh! It is better than your normal moisturiser, and gives you that extra smooth feeling! I would definitely recommend to anyone with dry skin!
Nivea Lotion for Dry; skin is a rich creamy lotion that has been specially formulated to provide long-lasting moisture / Dry skin is left feeling soothed and smooth / Extra Rich moisturising care for use on your face or body.