Product Type: Nivea body care
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Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream
Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream
Member Name: k2705
Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream
Advantages: Soaks in quickly
Disadvantages: None for me
Over the past few months I have been using a lot of moisturiser by moisturising my body every single night in order to prevent stretch marks during my pregnancy. Most of the time I have been using moisturiser designed specifically for this purpose however I recently ran out of this and was unable to buy any at my local Tesco so I decided to see what else was available. I came across a pot of Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream, the fact that it was on offer was what drew me to it but I have used Nivea products in the past and have always been impressed with how good they are so I decided it would be ideal.
The Nivea Soft comes in a small white round plastic pot. The pot has a clear label on the top of the lid giving the impression that the information is printed directly onto the pot. The word "Nivea" is written in a dark blue rectangle with the word "Soft" written just underneath. The areas which the cream can be used on are just underneath this and states that you can use the cream on your hands, face and body. Right at the bottom of the lid is a statement about the cream which says "Refreshingly soft moisturising cream" this is all written in blue. Behind the writing are blue swirls of colour and bubbles. There is a label wrapped around the sides of the pot, this contains the same information as what is on the lid. On the base of the pot is a peel able label, this contains a statement about the product and the ingredients, the information about the product is a little limited, however the information that is there is clearly set out and easy to read. The lid of the pot simple screws on and off, when you first remove the lid there is a piece of foil covering the top of the pot with the word Nivea written all over it, this simply peels off once you are ready to use the cream, I think the idea of this is to show that the cream has not been tampered with.
Nivea Soft is basically a moisturising cream which can be used on the hands, body or face making it very versatile. The cream contains Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E which helps to leave your skin lovely and soft, it is described as being fast absorbing, dermatologicaly tested with long lasting moisturisation. I have tried Nivea products in the past and have always been impressed with them, but it was the promise of the cream being fast absorbing that appealed to me. I moisturise my body every night before bed and there's nothing worse than wanting to get into bed but having to sit and wait for your moisturiser to soak in, its either that or just get in bed and get moaned at by my husband for being as he puts it "greasy." The Nivea Soft Moisturiser when you remove the lid and foil cover is just a plain white cream, it has a reasonably thick consistency, however not so thick that you actually have to scoop lumps of it out as with some body butter type moisturisers, you can just run your fingers over the top of the cream to remove a small amount which is handy when using it over your body. There is nothing on the pot to say what the cream was going to smell like, however when I first smelt it it smelt just like the regular Dark Blue pot of Nivea cream, its a fragrance I cannot really describe, it is slightly floral and also very delicate, when applied to your skin you can smell the fragrance of the cream however it is definitely not overpowering and does not mingle with the fragrance of any perfumes you apply. The Nivea Soft Moisturiser is not greasy or oily to touch and has an almost cooling effect when applied to your skin.
Price and Availability
Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream can be purchased from a variety of shops such as Superdrug and Boots as well as some supermarkets. I actually purchased my 200ml pot of cream from my local Tesco when it was on offer for £1.97, it should have been £3.95 but it was half price when I purchased it. I think at half price it was a bargain, however I do think that when full price it is of reasonably value, you really do not need much of the cream at once so the 200ml pot will last quite a while and go a long way making it good value for money if you do not mind paying out for it initially.
I have used my Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream several times now before bed and so far have been pleased with the results. I love the smell of this moisturiser, but I do like the smell of most of the Nivea products, I always feel that this leaves my skin smelling fresh. The cream lives up to its promise of being quick at absorbing, I can happily apply this before getting into bed and by the time I am ready it has fully absorbed and I am just left with lovely soft skin. I have had no problems using this moisturiser and have suffered no adverse reactions to it at all. In my opinion this cream is good value for money as I find I only need a small amount at a time, however it is currently on offer and is half price so I might even stock up on it to get more for my money. I would definitely recommend this moisturiser to anyone looking for a gentle yet effective moisturiser, what I particularly like about Nivea Soft is that it is so versatile, I can literally use it anywhere, my body, hands or face and it is just as effective, it certainly saves on having loads of different moisturisers for different parts of your body which I what I tend to find myself doing most of the time. Overall this is an excellent and effective moisturiser and one which I would recommend and certainly purchase in the future.
Summary: A nice cream for face and body