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Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream comes in a nice white based cardboard outer, with a paper instruction leaflet inside and is available in a 50ml white glass jar.
"NIVEA Q10 plus ANTI-WRINKLE Day Cream with its caring formula: Supports skin natural Q10 and Creatine, helping fight the appearance of wrinkles and helps protect against sun-induced wrinkle formation with SPF 15 UVB and UVA protection. RESULT: Smoother, younger-looking skin".
This is one of my favourite products. The white cream comes in a white glass jar with a white plastic twist top 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. The Day Cream has the benefit of a sun protection factor (SPF) 15, which is especially useful to help protect against damage from sun and free radicals. The cream has a light soft texture and I apply by scooping a small amount onto 2 fingers and dotting on my head, chin each cheek onto my nose, I then smooth in using gentle sweeping movements. I then usually get a bit more on my fingers, transfer onto the centre of my neck and smooth onto my neck as well. When I first tried this product I discovered that it tended to leave little bits that had not absorbed and these would collect my foundation and I'd end up with this odd little balls on my face. I think the product may have been improved to stop this happening, however, I now apply my moisturiser after showering and then walk the dogs before putting on my make-up. That method of leaving the moisturiser a bit of time to absorb on its own seems to have worked wonderfully. My skin feels soft, looks smooth and I suffer no tightness even after a bit of time in the sun when using this product.
The fragrance is subtle, there is a hint of the traditional Nivea scent there but the bouquet is more reminiscent of orange blossom and slight jasmine.
What I like about it:
The cream has a smooth, light texture and it smoothes easily onto my skin. The subtle fragrance is wonderful and clean and fresh. A little seems to go along way. 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 do wonder, if I did not use carefully selected products like Q10+, it might even go to dry - don't know and don't intend to find out.
What I don't like:
I do need to put on early and leave time for it to settle before putting on my foundation.
Anyone 30+ male or female
I honestly believe this cream would suit all.
Price and availability:
I think this is usually about £11.00 a time, I stock up when it is on offer and it is almost always on offer somewhere. I buy it from Superdrug, Sainsburys or Morrison's, including Superdrug on-line and it is also available from eBay and Amazon. I am sure it is widely available. Look out for it on offer.
6 month update: I recently took part in a blind trial of another product and although it was good I could not wait to get back to my Nivea Q10+. they do seem to have sorted out the non-absobing issue too!
Over the years my grandmother has bought me a few pots of Nivea Visage Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream. Even though at the age of 24 I don't have wrinkles, I believe you are never too young to start using anti-aging products. I am always happy to use it but have never actually purchased a pot myself.
- The Packaging -
The pot comes in a box that is white with yellow detail with the Nivea brand name displayed on the front. All the important details you would expect are displayed on the back including ingredients and how to apply the cream. The 50 ml pot, which you can see through the box, follows the same style. It is made from white porcelain with a thin silver-coloured edging around the bottom of the white plastic lid, which screws on and off easily. It feels quite heavy even though it is a relatively small pot. To me the simple design indicates that the hard work has gone into making a decent cream rather than a fancy packaging, exactly what I expect from a Nivea product. I like the jar design as it allows you to use up every last drop of the cream.
- Applying the Cream -
The cream is white in colour and has a good consistency for a day cream, not too thick or too thin. It feels luxurious, creamy and good quality. It has a nice smell, not a scent I can easily define other than to say it smells lightly perfumed and fresh. It is very easily to apply, I tend to use my fingers to rub it into my neck and face after I get out the bath in the morning, having just washed my face. After rubbing it in, at first the cream feels a bit greasy. The thing I dislike most about this cream is that it starts to flake a bit on my skin. If I run my fingers over my face I can feel little clumps of gel which is quite unpleasant. However, after 15 minutes or so the cream sinks in, my face no longer feels greasy and there are no clumps of flaking gel. I wouldn't want to apply my make up before this time as I don't think it would mix well with my foundation. This is quite irritating for a day cream as if I want to wear makeup I don't want to have to wait longer than about three minutes before I can start applying it. However, I don't wear make up every day so I find this cream suits me fine for those days and I tend to use another cream if I want to wear makeup.
- The Results -
If I apply this cream in the morning, at bed time my skin still feels firm, soft, smooth and hydrated. If I use the cream a few times a week I do feel that my skin looks and feels good, although it would be hard to say if this result is down to this cream alone as I also use other creams on a regular basis. I think this cream suits my normal skin type well and I have never had any reaction or irritation after using the cream.
- Fancy Ingredients-
The cream contains Coenzyme Q10 which apparently helps prevent wrinkles and reduces the visibility of existing wrinkles. This meant little to me so I looked to the Boots website for an explanation. It seems that Q10 is something we all have naturally in our skin to keep it firm but with age the levels decrease and therefore our skin needs a little help to keep it firm. As I am only 24 I don't yet have any wrinkles so I can't really comment on the anti-aging effects of the cream but I can say that my skin does feel particularly firm after using it. The cream also contains SPF 15 to protect your skin from the sun, which is obviously very important.
- Price and Availability -
This day cream is available in Boots, Superdrug and most large supermarkets. The standard price seems to be about £10.00 which to me is a little pricey as I only wish to use the cream when I'm not wearing makeup and I have used creams of a similar quality that are a fraction of this price. However, I can see it is on offer in Asda at the moment for £5 which is a much better and I would consider buying at this price. This would be good value for money as a pot usually lasts me about 6 months if I use it a few times a week.
- Would I Recommend? -
It is hard to say with this day cream as I have experienced quite a few negatives with the product. I think if you can get a pot for £5 it is certainly worth giving it a go. I'm happy to receive it as a gift occasionally but I have never bothered to replace it myself once I have run out. Overall it is a nice cream but I think there is better available.
The time comes in every woman's life when she has to start thinking about getting older, with this I mean the time comes when we look at ourselves in the mirror and no longer see ourselves but instead see our mother staring back at us. So we have to do something about it, at least I did.
For a number of years now I've been using an anti wrinkle day and night cream, I started to use these creams way before I needed to. It was my daughter that first got me thinking about using these creams, she suggested if I started before I needed to, then the results in the long run could be favorable. So I got myself a day and night anti wrinkle cream, over time I've used several different brands to see which suited me better. I've decided to review this particular cream as it has been one of the better ones, at least for me anyway.
The anti wrinkle day cream comes in a small white porcelain like pot which is quite weighty considering the size of it, with a white plastic screw on lid. Inside the pot there is 50 ml of day cream product. The cream is of a medium consistency, not to thick and not to runny, white in color with a smell that I find difficult to describe, it's not an over powering smell, just fresh and sort of clean, I know that description doesn't help explain the actual smell to you, but should you decide to purchase this product, you will see what I mean. Rubbing a small amount of this cream between my fingers, it feels very light and smooth, not at all greasy or sticky. For me this cream is the perfect consistency. It also has an SPF of 15 which is an added bonus in my opinion.
I apply the cream every morning after washing and cleansing, I start by dabbing my finger into the cream, I don't put a great deal on my finger because personally I don't think much is needed, I then gently massage the cream into my skin using small circular upwards movements, taking care to avoid the eye area. The cream blends into my skin nicely and quickly, I'm not left with a wet sticky feeling on my face, it dries very quickly into my skin and leaves my face feeling soft and smooth. My face is then ready for me to apply my makeup.
I have used this cream for a year or so now and can honestly say I am pleased with the results. I haven't had any reaction to the cream, I haven't experienced any nasty rashes or the like. A pot of this cream lasts me getting on for 6 months, I don't know if that's the norm or not, it does seem like a long time but then I only need a small amount and it works wonders for me, so I don't see the point of splashing loads of this cream all over my face when only a small amount is needed.
I have tried various different anti wrinkle creams to try to find one that suits me the best. I have in actual fact found a few that I am happy with, this Nivea Visage Q10 plus anti wrinkle day cream, being one of them. I also use the Nivea Visage Q10 plus anti wrinkle Night Cream, which works just as well for me.
I could say I am quite lucky in the skin department, I can honestly say I don't have hardly any lines/wrinkles, whatever you want to call them, on my face at all, a few fine lines around my eyes and that's about it. Now that could just be me or it could be the help of the cream, I can't be sure, but whichever it is I will continue to use the day cream as it feels nice and makes my skin look nice, I'd be daft not to keep using it or indeed any day cream that works as well as this one does.
~Price and availability~
Nivea Visage Q10 plus anti wrinkle day cream retails at around £8.00 for a 50 ml pot from most supermarkets and drug stores. I buy mine from Wilkinson's for a little less than £8.00, more often than not I manage to get it on offer as well.
I'm giving this Nivea visage Q10 plus anti wrinkle day cream 5 stars because it's a great cream for me and I have no complaints with it at all.
Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on other sites.
I bought this product because I love the Nivea brand and have used their products for many years. I am vigilant about anti ageing products and wanted to give this one a try.
I bought the extra light because for the day time I don't like a thick cream, which many of the products on the market are. It does apply nicely, and is not too thick or greasy, although not as good as other day creams suck as Olay complete care or Simple hydrating cream. However, what this has that those products don't have is the Q10 anti ageing ingredient. It does alsi have SPF 15, which is essential for day time cream.
Overall I liked this product except for one major criticism, which is that you cant apply it under make up. When you apply make up over it I find it goes all clumpy and rubs off in lumps, not good at all. Therefore, I only use it when I don't plan to wear make up and wont buy it again.
I usually use the Olay Regenerist 3-point Treatment Cream, but at £30 a unit, it is a bit pricey. Being on a budget when I ran out, I decided to try another daily face cream, and my eyes caught the promotion on the Nivea Q10, so I thought why not?
I am only 25 but already try to buy anti-wrinkle creams to stop them from appearing - or delay the process at least. So I happily tried this one, thinking it would do the job, especially that Nivea is a trusted brand with good products. My skin is a combination skin, dry on the cheeks /oily on the T zone, and quite sensitive.
I was quite disappointed as this cream is very greasy and sits on my skin, like I have a sticky layer on it. It doesn't get absorbed as you would expect a moisturising cream to, especially if like me you use it under your make up as a kind of primer. I didn't feel a difference to my skin at all, I didn't feel deeply moisturised and I could "feel" the cream on my face when applying my foundation.
The smell as well is quite strong and empowering, and reminds me of creams my grand-mother was using.
I really don't like this cream, and I am quite surprised that it is not lighter than what it is.
I very much like the Nivea Q10 hand cream, and my mum mentioned to me that Nivea Q10 products in general feel very replenishing and rich. When I was looking to buy a new moisturiser, I decided to try Nivea Q10 Plus Light Day Cream, even though it was £9.99 for a pot from Boots, which appears to be the current price, too. That is perhaps a bit more than I would usually pay, so I was expecting it to be a real treat. I have slightly dry skin at times, but I opted for the Light version of the cream because I felt that I didn't need the full-strength anti-wrinkle properties just yet.
The moisturiser comes in a white screw-top pot, which is presented in a small cardboard box. The pot is reassuringly heavy. It protects your sun from the skin with SPF 15, which is very important in a day cream.
Ideally, I prefer moisturisers to come in a pump, because an open-top pot means that the product will gather bacteria, even if your hands are washed before applying it. However, the preservatives in the cream tend to stop any noticeable spoilage. The Nivea Q10 Light Day Cream does contan parabens, which some people like to avoid nowadays.
The cream itself is quite thin in consistency, and is a yellowish sort of colour. It also seems to be scented quite heavily; it smells fresh, but somewhat floral, which I wasn't really expecting.
Application was fairly easy; the cream seemed to sink into my skin fairly easily. It didn't feel at all luxurious, and not especially replenishing. It didn't irritate my skin at all, which was a plus point.
After a couple of days' use, I decided to try using a bit more cream on my face, because I didn't feel it was moisturising my face very well. When I attempted this, the product 'rubbed off', creating little 'bits' on my face, which is a property that a few moisturisers I've tried seem to share, and which I find extremely annoying; the bits are a bit like eraser rubbings, and it feels unpleasant having them on your face.
I didn't notice my skin improving or looking particularly nice during the time I was using this moisturiser. It made an acceptable base for make-up, but nothing amazing. I used the moisturiser for several months, until it was all used up, and the pot lasted quite a while. However, I found it extremely disappointing; I didn't enjoy using it, and whilst it wasn't bad, I didn't think it was especially good, considering the £9.99 price-tag. It could be that it wasn't rich enough for my skin, being the 'light' version.
After finishing the pot, I purchased Simple Regeneration Age-Resisting Day Cream with SPF 15, which I much prefer. The Nivea Q10 Plus Light Day Cream seems to get good reviews elsewhere, so it might just be a matter of personal skin type and opinion.
My make-up/skin care drawer is still bulging but when I recently ran out of moisturiser I was pleased to find Nivea Visage Q10-plus Anti-Wrinkle Moisturiser in a new, light formulation at a very reasonable price of £9.99.
I have used to ordinary "heavier" formulation of this cream for some time as I like the way it makes my skin feel, but as someone with combination skin I found it made my skin quite shiny so I was hoping this new lighter version would make me less "shiny and happy" and more just happy.
Perhaps the main selling point of this cream (from my point of view) is the fact that it contains SPF 15 protection to lessen sun damage to the skin. The effects of sun on the skin cause most of our ageing so it's very important to protect the skin from sunlight either by using a specific sun cream or products that contain an SPF. Although there are many moisturisers out there that contain an SPF, I believe this to be one of the first marketed specifically for normal/combination skin.
In terms of packaging, this moisturiser looks very much like any other pot of cream. I have to say this is quite disappointing (I know, I know, there is only so much you can do with a pot!) but I much prefer beauty products in a tube because it's a lot more hygienic than having to stick your fingers repeatedly in a pot of cream. There is an advantage in that you can get every last drop of product out of the pot which makes it good value for money.
On opening, the product itself looks pale yellow in colour and has a lovely rich appearance. The smell is "clean" and subtle- perfect for those who don't like heavily perfumed products.
The moisturiser is easy to apply and sinks in quickly (a little goes a long way) and I found that it left my skin with a subtle sheen. It also made a great base for make-up as my skin was very even after applying it and there were no dry patches whatsoever.
In terms of what this cream claims to do, the manufacturer promises "smoother, younger-looking skin" and to "fight existing lines and wrinkles" I have to say my skin does look smoother and more even in texture since I used this.
I don't have many lines at this stage (maybe a couple on my forehead) and I have to be honest and say that these look exactly the same now as they did before I started using the moisturiser. The cream is targeted at the age range of 30-45 years. I am 24 and as I mentioned previously, the wrinkles haven't quite set in yet but I want to keep them at bay. I would say that this cream is a good moisturiser but I don't really feel that it would be enough for the 30-45 age range in terms of combating wrinkles.
Overall, I was very pleased with this cream. Having used a number of luxury brands (before the budget cuts of late!) I would say this cream does give some of them a run for their money in terms of moisturising ability but if it's a serious wrinkle treatment that you want, I don't think it's the one for you!
Even though this is from Nivea and is relatively cheap (about £10 for a 50ml jar) its quite good and i have seen it get a lot of good reveiws from magazines and on the programme that Gok Wan presents. It was given to a group of women to test for a few weeks and was found to be better than a few more expensive anti wrinkle creams.
It comes in a solid jar, which means its even better value for money since you can get all of the product finished. The cream is a kind of pale lemon colour and smells quite pleasant and you are able to smell it throughout the day. The main thing that attracted me to this was the fact that it has an spf of 15 in it. A lot of face creams dont have an spf in them, which i think is pointless as the sun is the main cause of ageing so how can a cream prevent wrinkles if its not protecting against them and stopping any new ones from appearing.
My skin can get quite oily and the first few times i used this i really wasnt impressed as it didnt dry in properly and left my face really shiny. However i found that if i apply a little less of it and give my skin a little facial, and really rub it in then wait about 10 minutes before applying my make up then it seems to be a lot better. It definately make my skin feel mouisturised and if you have any dry patches this will sort it out. You have to be quite careful when putting this on your eyes, because if it goes in them it will really sting and you willl have to wash it off and start again.
Now, on the point of it working as an anti wrinkle cream, i have noticed a bit of a difference in my skin since using it. I have a few liitle wrinkles round my eyes and they do appear to be less noticeable. It may be the fact that i have been using this nearly every day and so the mouisturising effect has made my skin look better since its not used to it. But i think its mainly the fact that its got an spf in it. So if you are on the lookout for an anti wrinkle cream then i suggest that you try this first before going for something more gimmiky like the current, caffiene, rollerball like creams that claim to pretty much do everything under the sun.
Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Plus Day Cream
I tend to be a one-product woman and although I am very happy with the product I usually use, I recently decided to give my skin a bit of a treat and try something a bit different for my daily moisturiser. While browsing around Boots I came across Nivea Visage Q10 Plus and after having seen it advertised many times on television and because it was reasonably priced compared to a lot of facial moisturisers, I decided to invest in it.
It comes in a little glass white jar with a white screw on lid. It fits neatly into the palm of my hand and so would be an ideal size for travelling, which I do a lot, or for carrying in your handbag. The outside of the jar shows the familiar blue Nivea Visage logo and the directions for use and the ingredients on the reverse.
When you open the jar the cream resembles that of thick double whipped cream and when you put some on your finger it feels thick, creamy and very slightly greasy. The smell is quite sweet, creamy and has a touch of floral tones which is altogether very pleasant.
When applied to the face the cream took a very long time to rub in, a bit frustrating if you are in a hurry, and only a very small amount of cream was needed as a small amount seemed to go a very long way. The initial feeling of it was that it was a touch greasy which I wasn't at all keen on but after a bit more massaging into the skin it left my face feeling very refreshed and clean and not greasy at all. After about 20 minutes of it being on my face I did actually notice that my skin seemed a little plumper and the very tiny lines I had from too much Spanish sun had lessened considerably. It may well have been my imagination but I really did feel it had made a slight difference.
This cream is widely available and costs around £8.50 for a 50ml jar, however as I have previously stated, a very small amount does go a long way, so I find it to be very good value for money.
In summarising this product i would deffinatley be buying it again .... I have now come to the end of this first jar and it has certainly made a difference to my skin. I have combination skin but after having lived in Spain for the last 18months I have a few little lines that have very nearly vanished since I have been using Nivea Visage and I have just turned 50 which gives you a bit of an idea of what my skin is like. It is a very good every day moisturiser and one I would recommend for you to try.
To find more Nivea Visage products visit: www.boots.com
I have used this product daily for the last year, and can recommend it as a good moisturiser. It is light, and not too oily- a benefit for those like me with combination skin- but it keeps my skin hydrated without the need to keep reapplying it. It is fragranced, so I would avoid it if your skin is very sensitive, but for the rest of us, the fragrance is pleasant and not overpowering.
As for the anti wrinkle properties it boasts, I can't honestly say I've noticed a reduction of wrinkles, or prevention of new ones forming despite having used it long term. The main long term benefit to the skin from using this moisturiser has been the protection it offers from the sun- a decent SPF factor (15), but again not too much. If, like me, your skin tends to dry out in the sun, this product will protect against that as well as being a good all round moisturiser.
Selling at around £10, it's definitely on the pricey side, and for the results you get, you might be just as well saving your money and getting an ordinary moisturiser that doesn't claim to reduce wrinkles!
How I wish I was young again ( I'm not that old really!!) When looking for a new face cream I'm bombarded with the word ANTI-WRINKLE!!
All I want is a lovely smooth cream to gently put onto my face every morning, but every jar I pick up says things like " With age the skins ability to produce energy within its cells is reduced. As a result the skins defence is not as effective, new wrinkles appear and existing wrinkles deepen!!" How Depressing!
So after accepting that it can only get worse, unless I use this Nivea Visage
Anti-Wrinkle Q10 plus Light Day Cream I decided to go for it!
This face cream comes in a white box with a clear panel on the front so you can see the jar inside. ( on the front of this box alone the word wrinkle is used 4 times!!). On opening the box I take out the small jar and see that it
has a screw on lid when removing this you then discover that it has a foil seal, which is good as apart from keeping it really fresh you know that nobody has pampered with is.
This is a very light creamy colour and has the lovely smell that all Nivea products seem to have, a really fresh clean smell. I put some onto my freshly
cleaned face and it is heaven, it glides on all over really easily and my skin feels so so soft when I next put on my foundation it just goes on so smoothly.
This comes in a 50ml jar and is recommended for around the 45 year age group according to the box. It also claims on the box that "The apperance of fine lines is visibly reduced within hours!", "Expression wrinkles is minimised within 3 weeks!"and "The apperance of deeper wrinkles is reduced in only 4 weeks!" so here's hoping !
This cream comes with SPF15 and has been made from the same formula as
the original Nivea Anti Wrinkle Q10 Plus, but they decided to make a" Light "
version which is good for combination and oily skin. This cream sinks right into the skin without feeling greasy on your face, just lovely and soft!
I was lucky when I got this cream at Boots as they had put it on a reduced
shelf at £4.00, I knew it would normally cost a lot more and couldn't understand why it was this price. So I wandered over to the display counter
for Nivea and found that the price there was £9.78. On looking closer at the
box ( which I spent ages doing!) the only difference I could find that on the
top corner in the smallest writing it said "New Scent", apart from that it was
exactly the same. I went back and grabbed another one. When I went to the cashier to pay she said was there anymore and I told her there was, where she replied that if I grabbed another one I would get it free as there was a promotion on 3 for 2 on all nivea goods!! What a great cashier!!!
So hoping I keep liking this cream I've enough to last for ages, just getting back to the "Wrinkle" word I have managed to count it being mentioned 14 times on the box alone!!