“ Brand: Nivea / Type: Anti Wrinkle / Subcategory: Anti-Wrinkle / What it does: Rejuvenates, „
Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream comes in a nice white and blue cardboard outer, with a paper instruction leaflet inside and is available in a 50ml glass jar.
This is one of my favourite products, in fact I have got it down to 2 now and I buy whichever one is on offer. The white cream comes in a blue jar with a blue twist top plastic lid, when you first open it, it is reassuringly sealed with a strong silver foil type seal that has a little tape for easy removal. An icon on the side of the jar tells you it has a 12 month shelf life once opened. Contains all sorts of product designed to defy the signs of aging and nourish the skin whilst you sleep. Well it seems to work for me...
The fragrance is subtle, probably slightly old fashioned, but there is nothing wrong with that and wholesome.
What I like about it:
The cream has a smooth, light texture and it smoothes onto my skin and is easily absorbed, although it does leave a slight sheen. The subtle fragrance is not overpowering or off putting in anyway. I find I don't need to use much and it is one of those products that when you think you have nearly finished it, it seems to go on for another week!
I find this leaves my skin feeling like it has been nourished overnight and I definitely notice a difference if I use an alternative product. I would highly recommend this to anyone. As I have got older my skin has become normal. Having gone through stages of greasy, combination and sensitive it is great to have normal skin, but I think if I did not use decent products like this it might even go to dry - don't know - don't intend to find out. This would be one of desert island luxuries.
I think this is usually about £12.00 a time, I stock up when it is on offer and it is almost always on offer somewhere. The best I think I have found has been 4 for £10.00 at Superdrug once.
What I don't like:
A slight greasy sheen is sometimes noticeable and still evident in the morning, but being female, I think this happens at a certain stage of each month.
Anyone 30+ male or female
I honestly believe this cream would suit anyone - but that is only my opinion. Give it a try!
I'm 33 now and I've noticed those fine lines creeping in!!!! I've always moisturised but decided at the age of 30 to switch to an anti wrinkle cream to help prevent wrinkles.
I did an online shop one week on Asda and as they had my usual Nivea Q10 Anti Wrinkle day Cream on offer at half price I decided to get it while the offer was on. However they were out of stock and substituted it with the night cream instead. I was a bit disappointed but decided to give it a go anyway. I never usually use night creams as well as day creams but I figured now I'm getting older maybe I should start.
It's available in Tescos, Sainsburys, Boots and Superdrug at £9.99 for a 50ml jar. I never pay this. If ypu shop around it's always on offer in one of the stores for £5. The night cream is easy to tell apart from the day cream at first glance because it's a dark blue colour as opposed to white. It comes in a nice heavy glass tub with a plastic screw top lid. The cream is a sort of cream colour and very thick and luxurient feeling. It is a lot ricer than the day cream, there's is a big difference between the two. This is obviously more heavy duty moisturising.
I apply it to my face and neck at night and noticed it does take a little while to soak right in. It feels lovely and thick and creamy and cool going on. You just know it's gonna work wonders. I can honestly say my skin has never looked better. My skin looks really moisturised, fresh and radiant the next day after using this. I can't say if it's had any effect on my wrinkles as I really don't have many yet but hopefully this will help prevent them in future.
I love this cream and will definitely be buying it again when I run out.
**Also published on Ciao under the same username**
I bought this night cream in attempt to prevent wrinkles. I bought mine from Boots and it cost £9.99 for 50ml, which I thought was a reasonable amount of money to spend. It is a very rich cream so you don't need more than a tiny blob to do your whole neck and face, hence the tub will last a considerable amount of time.
I have dry/combination skin and sometimes suffer from dry spots on my face, so thought that a rich moisturiser would suit and putting it on at night would mean I wouldn't have a shiny face during the day. The cream itself is white and quite thick, but it was easy to apply and did seem to be absorbed quite quickly, although I had a lovely shiny face when I climbed into bed. In terms of fragrance I thought this smelt quite artificial and chemical, I can't really describe the scent in any other way but I didn't like it.
When I woke the next morning my face was no longer greasy or shiny looking, and it did feel as though it had been moisturised, very soft and supple. So I was impressed and continued to use it every night for about 10 days. Mid way through this period I started to get a few spots round my chin. As I continued to use this I had a full on breakout all over my chin and cheeks. I have not had a spot breakout like this since I was a teenager and I have to say the only thing I can blame is this cream.
So to sum up, although initially I found this cream good, I didn't like the smell and far more importantly it was just too rich and greasy for my skin and led to spots. I really would rather have wrinkles than look like a 15 year old with acne!
Although I am fortunate that I don't have many noticeable lines or wrinkles on my face, I know that eventually they will appear. I often inspect my face waiting for the onslaught to begin and keep thinking to myself, any day now...
Therefore, using moisturisers and doing my best to keep up a good daily skincare routine has become even more important to me as I have got older.
Nivea creme was the first face cream I ever used and this was because my mum used to use it. I loved the blue tub and the smell of the cream and even though I have tried a variety of moisturisers over the years, it remains one of my favourites. I know it's not exactly a 'high end' product, but if you find something you are happy with and it gives you the results you want, then why pay more? I am not a brand snob by any means, nor can I afford to be, and I do enjoy using a few of Nivea's products.
I had never given much thought to using a night cream until fairly recently. I had purchased a Oil of Olay night cream a couple of years back, but it felt greasy on my face which irritated me when I was going to bed, so I stopped using it.
I started thinking again about using a night cream and decided to try a different one to see if it was better than my previous experience. I turned to trusty old Nivea once more, my decision made by my previous experience of Nivea products and also the fact that there was an offer on Nivea products at the time.
Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream is part of Nivea's Anti-Wrinkle Care System. At night, your skin is most receptive to moisture intake and Nivea state that this cream is intensely moisurising and supports your natural Q10 level at night, fighting the appearance of wrinkles and therefore visibly smoothes your skin. It also replenishes your skin whilst you are asleep, fighting wrinkles from within and supporting your skin's ability to regenerate.
The result you should achieve when using this cream, is smoother younger-looking skin.
The cream has a similar fragrance to the old Nivea cream I used to use. It seems to be almost identical to a Nivea body lotion I have and and also an intense moisturiser, so I don't think there is much difference, if indeed any, in the fragrance of their products. I do like the fragrance, so that's not a problem for me.
You should apply this cream using small upwards circular strokes, which I do, as I gently massage it into my skin. Nivea recommend you use their eye cream for specific areas around the eyes and as I received a small tube free with my purchase of night cream, I did just that. However, if I didn't have the eye cream I probably would have used this night cream around my eyes, on the basis that it is better than using nothing.
I was surprised at how thick this cream was the first time I used it. It is a much thicker consistency than any daily moisturiser I have used and it seemed to take much longer to absorb into my skin than a daily moisturiser too. When I began using this, I thought maybe I had squeezed too much onto my finger tips at first, but even when I used less, I have still found it takes quite a while to absorb into my skin.
The other thing I have noticed is that like my previous night cream I used, it does feel quite greasy. Even when I have massaged it into my skin, my face still feels greasy.
I was talking to a friend about this and she says she has used a few night creams and they all feel greasy on your skin, so maybe this is the norm. Personally though, it is not something I feel entirely comfortable with and just as before, I find it irritating.
I persevered though, to see if I noticed any changes in my skin after using this for a while and I can't say I have. Maybe if I had more wrinkles, I would be able to tell if they appear smoother. Maybe this night cream is fighting them off and keeping them at bay like it suggests, but I don't know that for certain.
I will continue using this until it is empty, but I think after that I will try another product and see if I can find one that does not feel as greasy on my skin, as I do want to continue using a night cream, just in case it is actually helping my skin. One thing I have noticed is that my skin still feels moisturised when I wake up on a morning and if it wasn't for the greasiness, I would be very happy.
If I don't use any moisturiser at all, my skin looks and feels dry and also has a tight, drawn feel, so I know that using moisturisers does benefit my skin, as it feels soft with no dryness. I can't visibly see any difference to my skin after using this night cream. It looks the same as it does when using just a daily moisturiser, so I cannot say it is definitely fighting off the wrinkles whilst I sleep. It is the actual feel of my skin where I notice a difference. It does feel more moisturised but it also feels greasy too.
I paid £7.99 for a 50ml tub when I purchased it and also got a small tube of eye cream free. The price varies as often Nivea products are on offer. The 50ml tub is currently available from Amazon priced at £8.48 with free delivery.
I bought this night cream as my skin was getting slightly dry around the eyes and it was a reasonable price (approximately £9-£10 depending on the store). The product claims to regenerate and replenish skin over a period of three to four weeks and that wrinkles will be less visible.
Unfortunately I did not get as far as finding if this was true. I used the product for two weeks and found that it gave me small spots (not an allergic rash) on my face. The product is far too heavy and greasy in texture. I have combination skin, slightly dry in some places, normal in others so in theory it should have been good for me, but it wasn't.
I found the product did not really absorb into my skin at all, rather it just acted as a layer of grease on my face that caused my pores to clog and form spots. I was not impressed. I can't confirm if it really works as a wrinkle cream as I couldn't use it for long enough.
Until recently I used to use the Nivea Q10 night cream but I suddenly found my skin no longer liked it (I have sensitive skin and once it doesn't like a product that's it, game over!). Being in my mid thirties I thought using a separate night cream might be a good idea but it didn't really work out for me. I don't have oily skin but this was far too heavy and created an oily slick over my face which led to me getting spots. It didn't happen immediately so it might just be my changeable skin but I would say anyone with oily skin should avoid this. I didn't notice any difference to my skin apart from the negative effects described above either. I used to use the Q10 day cream too but I'm finding that too heavy now as well so I've had to abandon Nivea face products entirely. It might be my temperamental skin or perhaps they've changed the formula or something but oily skin and spots is a big no-no so be warned!
Night Cream / Control wrinkles while you sleep / Helps capture and replenish the anti-wrinkle and anti-aging power of skin's own Coenzyme Q10 / Vitamins A C and E help assist the skin's own renewal process / Specially formulated for nighttime when skin is hard at work re