Product Type: Nivea body care
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Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream
Member Name: angelboouk
Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream
Date: 19/12/12, updated on 20/12/12 (53 review reads)
Advantages: smells nice, pot, softens skin, nice for less dry areas, price
Disadvantages: not brilliant on really dry areas of skin, no SPF
Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream is an everyday cream which is suitable for use on the face and body. This cream contains jojoba oil for its refreshing effect and Vitamin E to protect the skin. Nivea promise that this cream will leave skin soft and supple. It is suitable for all skin types and has been dermatologically approved.
This cream is presented in a round, white plastic pot with a screw top lid. The pot has a simple blue and white design and inside there is a foil seal in place to keep the cream fresh. This cream has a 12month shelf life.
~Price and Availability~
Nivea Soft is available in stores such as Boots and Wilkos. Current prices in Boots are as follows :
*75ml tube - £2.45
*200ml pot - £4.28 (currently £3.00 in Tesco!)
*300ml pot - £6.02
All the above products are part of a 'buy one get one half price' offer at the moment.
I have grown up award of the Nivea brand as my Mum used the blue tin when I was little. She has moved on to using the Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream so this came recommended by her. I was in a rush one day and forgot to apply my usual moisturiser before heading to my parents home. My skin was a dry mess so I used some of Mums Nivea Soft. She offered me a little pot she received as part of a gift set and I gladly accepted. It is surprising how long one little 50ml pot has lasted considering I have been using it nearly everyday for a month.
This cream is kept beautifully fresh thanks to the foil seal. The cream is very thick and I would probably say too thick for those who have normal or oily skin. I have really dry skin on my forehead and around my chin/nose but less dry skin on the rest of my face so finding the right moisturiser suitable for my skin can be difficult. I wouldn't say that Nivea Soft is my preferred moisturiser but it does offer value for money and is nice to use.
This thick white cream does require a lot of rubbing in. When applying this cream to my face, I am aware of how cool and soothing it feels. This sensation is lovely as my skin feels instantly refreshed and comfortable. The cream if not rubbed in properly leaves a slightly oily feeling residue on my skin which isn't nice. It isn't a face cream that I can smooth across my face and leave to absorb as it simply doesn't happen! It needs to be massaged in quite quickly. Once applied this face cream feels lightweight and doesn't seem to clog up my pores.
This face cream has a pleasant scent which I find to be fresh and it reminds me of the ocean for some reason! It does leave a subtle scent on my skin but is in no way overpowering or harsh. This cream is incredibly gentle and I mainly use it on my face as a day time moisturiser after cleansing and toning. My skin is left feeling soft and smooth. Dry areas are relieved for a short while and my face is left in a healthy condition throughout the day. I have tried this on other parts of my body including my dry knees and elbows and find that it works a treat to smoothen them out.
There is no SPF in this cream so it wouldn't be practical for wearing alone during warmer months. I find this cream to work well at softening and refreshing my skin. Despite being really thick, I do find that this cream isn't amazing on my dry forehead. It moisturises this area for a short while but the dryness starts to become noticeable after a few short hours. It is great on the rest of my face though. My pot is just about empty so I will replace it with another moisturiser to try. I wouldn't mind using this again in the future though but not when the dry areas are worse than normal.
Thanks for reading :)
20/12 - Just spotted a 75ml tube of this available in Poundworld. Worth checking out if you have a local store :)
Summary: a pleasant face cream from Nivea..