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The product I am reviewing is Nivea Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream. Although I am still fairly young I have been getting a little paranoid about fine lines appearing so I wanted to try and delay them as much as I could. I already use the Nivea Q10 Energising Day Cream which I really like so I wanted something I could use for the night time as well to help delay and fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This night cream claims to replenish the skin at night and supports its ability to regenerate and it also supports your natural Q10 and Creatine, helping fight the appearance of wrinkles which results in smoother, younger looking skin. I love my current moisturiser that I use during the evening; how-ever it's not specifically created to reduce the appearance of fine lines so I didn't mind changing to this one to see what it was like. I only started using anti-wrinkle products for my skin a few months ago and wasn't sure what to expect as I have never used a product like this before. I've used moisturiser before, but never an anti-wrinkle moisturiser/cream.
When looking up this product online, there seems to be mixed views about the product. This didn't put me off buying the product so I went to my local boots one morning with the intention or purchasing this product along with other products in the Nivea Q10 range. This product is dermatologically approved and is also apparently suitable for all skin types. The cream comes in a blue pot which is made from glass. Due to the dark blue colour it's easy to tell the different between this and the Nivea Day Cream. The lid to the product is also blue and is made from plastic. On the front of the pot it clearly states what the product is and on the back it gives you a list of ingredients. The tub actually comes in a small cardboard box, as all the Nivea Q10 products do. The box has some information about the product, how it works and also lists the ingredients. When using the cream for the first time you will need to remove the silver seal under the screw lid to be able to get to the cream. I didn't find this very easy to do as the silver tab which you use to pull the foil seal off broke. The foil seal can just be thrown away in the bin. The cream itself looks white thick and is white in colour and has a glossy look to it. It also had a nice, light scent which I found very pleasant and also quite refreshing.
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I purchased the product from my local boots store for £9.99. You can also purchase this from Superdrug and some supermarkets. Boots currently have this product and other Nivea products on offer with up to £4.00 off each product making this product just £5.99. You can also purchase this from the boots (www.boots.com) and superdrug (www.superdrug.com) website as well. Please note that prices may vary during different times of the year.
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Using the Product
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It advises you to apply the cream every night after cleansing your face. Apply the cream by gently massaging into the skin, using upward circular strokes. I always use a cleanser every morning and night anyway so this wasn't going to be a new routine for me. After cleansing and using toner I then got ready to apply the cream. I didn't want to use too much so I gently wiped a finger across the cream to pick up some of it. I then applied it gently using upward circular motions as suggested. I continued to apply the cream bit by bit, until I was finish. I spent a good few minutes applying the cream and to ensure that it was all rubbed into my skin. I found the cream easy to apply and although it was a little thicker than my previous night cream it felt really refreshing on the skin. I did find the cream a little greasier than what I was used to which is why you need to be careful with how much you actually apply to your skin. I find it better to apply a little at a time so you don't over do it and apply too much otherwise you may find that you skin feels too greasy. After applying the cream my skin felt refreshed and moisturised and it had a slight glow to it as well. I used this product every night for at least a month before recording my results.
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The morning after I had first used the cream I was impressed to wake up with my skin feeling and looking soft and smooth. My skin looked healthy and there were no spots appearing which I was worried about due to the cream feeling quite greasy in comparison to others. I continued applying the cream every night and during the month of applying the cream I didn't wake up with any spots or break outs which I was pleased about. I don't really suffer from spots anyway but I do get the occasional one or two every now and then. Over the next month I noticed that my skin started looking brighter and a lot healthier than it had done before. Please bear in mind that I also use a Nivea Q10 day cream so the results are probably using both the products combined. The cream didn't cause any irritations with my skin which is good as I have sensitive skin and can suffer from dry patches on my forehead during the winter. I didn't have many obvious fine lines anyway; how-ever I haven't seen any new one's appear either which is good. Obviously I don't expect the cream to eliminate fine lines, but I do expect them to help keep them away for longer.
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I have to admit that I did have high hopes of this product as I really liked the Nivea Energising Day Cream that I have been using. Since using the night cream my skin looks radiant and healthy every morning and it also has a slight glow to it as well. I think some people may find this cream too greasy for them especially if they already have oily skin. I liked the light scent that the product has, which I find really refreshing. I like that the cream feels slightly cooling when applying it. I found the cream easy to apply and it felt nice and smooth against my skin. I was a little surprised at how thick and greasy it was in comparison to my previous night cream; how-ever this didn't become a problem for my skin which is why I continued to use the product. In terms of value I do think the price is reasonable and I would expect a product like this one to cost at least £10. This is probably one of the cheaper anti-ageing products available in comparison to others which can be double the price of this. I find that as you only need to use a small amount of the cream the pot will last me a good few months at least before I need to purchase anymore. This product is definitely more than a moisturiser. I will be buying this product again when I have run out of my previous pot. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
(review will also appear on ciao)
I have used face cream since a teenager but I have to say never night cream, not sure why really but I am quite lax at removing make-up at times.
After decide ding it was time to put this right I set off to buy something.
***WHY I CHOSE NIVEA***
I have pretty much always had a good experience with all Nivea products I have used and class it as a staple that I always resort back to even if I try new products.
The cream comes in a dark blue cardboard box which matches the quite heavy ceramic pot with a screw top lid inside. I find this great as you can quickly identify between the day and night cream with one glance. Another thing I like about the box is the picture of the jar on it (50ml) actually represents the size of the pot inside, all to often you buy a box with a tiny pot inside!
***HOW TO USE***
Simply clean you face of make-up and daily grim before bed and apply the cream by massaging into the skin.
***THE CREAM ITSELF***
When you open the pot you immediately get the distinctive Nivea smell, hard to explain but there is nothing like it. Clean, fresh and just oozes traditional face cream used by generations.
The cream is off white in colour and very rich and creamy - lovely and feels luxurious and soft when applied.
***WHAT THEY PROMISE***
"Smoother , younger- looking skin" and with the added Q10 "Fights existing lines and wrinkles and regenerates skin during the night" - Taken from the product box.
***SO DOES IT DELIVER?***
The Q10 is a coenzyme found in our skin, so using this in a product seems natural, it is used to help boost our skins diminishing levels which naturally happens as we age. Using a cream with this in turn this helps our skin look and feel younger as it helps to prevent the damages of day to day living and smoothes the visual signs of fine wrinkles.
I admit I was sceptical as to how well a night cream would work but, I am amazed! Within a few days of using the cream my skin felt and looked more youthful. My skin has a more plumped up feeling to it, leaving my skin much less taught and dry in the mornings.
I am lucky enough not to have many fine wrinkles as yet but am using this as a way of trying to prevent them for longer! Saying that there is a definite improvement in the outer corners of my eyes where I have a fine line starting. It looks much less pronounced after just over a week of use, therefore I have great expectations from this cream, to the point where I am going to buy the eye cream as I already have the day cream too.
The cream is easily absorbed into my skin with a slightly moisturised touch lasting just a few minutes, leaving my skin feeling refreshed before bed time.
So does it deliver? Yes it does and I am defiantly keeping this one in my cabinet!
At a price of around £10 for 50ml it is a good value as it last a good amount of time as the cream is so thick you only need to use it sparingly. I bought mine in Boots as part of a deal 2 for £12 which is superb value and you get Boots points too!
Review maybe posted on dooyoo and ciao under the same username :)
Following on from my last review, I thought I'd review the night version of this cream as I thought it would be useful for anyone interested in purchasing these creams, as I personally get good results from using both so therefore I decided it would be good idea to have a view on both. If I was purchasing these creams for the first time, I think I'd want to know about both the day and night versions, and how well they work together, so I hope this will be of some use to you.
~Look after your skin~
Like I previously mentioned in my other review, I have been using day and night creams for quite a while, trying out various different ones in order to find the ones that are best suited to me. As I started to use these creams before I felt I really needed to, I have been pleasantly surprised in the results I see in my face today. I don't know whether it is simply because my skin is naturally wrinkle free (well almost) or whether it has been the creams I've used over the years, that have helped to keep my skin looking good. I don't have many things about myself that I am particularly happy with, but my skin does have to be one of the things about myself I am most happy with.
So if I can help someone who is maybe young enough and hasn't yet started to think about their skin ageing, then I hope this will be of some help in the preparation of what lies ahead. It's not nice to think we are all getting older but nature takes it's course with us, whether we like it or not and so it's handy to know there are creams like this available to give us a helping hand in looking a bit younger for a bit longer.
The anti wrinkle night cream comes in a dark blue porcelain like pot, which has a fair bit of weight to it, with a blue plastic screw on lid. The pot holds 50 ml of night cream product which is of quite a thick consistency. The cream is white and feels luxuriously creamy and thick between my fingers, with no stickiness or greasiness at all. The scent I struggle to describe, but it is a nice fresh, clean sort of scent (sorry that's the best I can do) The consistency of the cream is thicker than the day cream, I guess this is because the cream works harder through the night, absorbing deeper into my skin, helping to keep my skin looking fresh and revitalized when I wake the next morning.
This is the last step of my night time routine, after removing all traces of makeup, washing and cleansing I am ready to apply my night cream. Dabbing my finger into the cream, not using to much of the cream, I proceed to gently massage into my skin using small circular upwards movements, whilst taking care around the eye area. The cream feels thick and luxurious on my skin and then it soaks in very nicely, leaving my face feeling very soft and refreshed, because it dries in so quickly I am not left with a wet sticky face for ages, just a nice, soft, smooth feeling. I also use this on my neck, just a small amount I will rub in, again in circular upwards movements up to the edge my chin, I don't know whether it does any good by putting it on my neck, but I do it any way because it feels so nice and my neck isn't wrinkly so it may well be helping.
I have been using this cream, together with the day cream for around a year now, I am very pleased with the results of the cream, I haven't suffered any skin irritations or the like, everything about this cream is good. The amount I need to use is not a lot and I still get the results I expect. 6 months on average the 50 ml pot will last me, which in my opinion is very good.
I suppose I will continue to try other anti wrinkle creams both day and night, although I am extremely happy with Nivea Visage Q10 plus anti wrinkle night cream and day cream, I do like to try out new products but I know I can always come back to this one, as it's one of my favorites I will usually make sure I have a pot of it anyway.
I have to say that the night cream accompanied by the day cream are a great team, in my opinion they compliment each other and work very well together, I don't think I'd use one without the other.
~Price and availability~
Nivea Visage Q10 plus anti wrinkle night 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 night cream 5 stars like I did the day cream because it's a great cream for me and again I have no complaints with it at all.
Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on other sites.
i decided to start using a night cream when i was 25, too early you think? well the sooner you start the more chance you have of keeping the wrinkles at bay. envious of the other reviewers here who at 10 years older than me say they dont really have any wrinkles, i noticed mine appearing around the age of 22 along with drooping eyelids and slackening skin around the eyes, i feel this is due to constant allergies that i have that make me rub my eyes a lot, and lots of sunbathing when i was a teenager. id seen the adverts for nivea q10 on tv a lot at the time and although i cant say i remember hearing that q10 helps prevent wrinkles in biochem class i do remember it being an energy complex in cells. it was a but pricey at around 7 pounds but i thought id give it a go anyway. it comes in a large glass pot similar but a different colour to the day cream, but as it is a night cream it doesnt contain the spf factor 15 (btw why do face creams usually have an spf of 15 but your over all body sun creams go up to 50, shouldnt face creams contain higher spf?). when i first used the cream it felt very thick to touch and as i have greasy skin i thought it was going to be very skicky on my face, but to my suprised it wasnt, it absorbed very well although now i only use a very small amount, i think the pot will last me a long time as ive used it for a couple of months now and im not even halfway through it. another reviewer said they also use it under their eyes as it doesnt sting, i also do this when i have applied too much and i feel it works just aswell as using a separate cream for under my eyes. it is always difficult to know whether a cream has prevented wrinkles as you never know what you skin would look like if you hadnt used it, i guess i could just use it on half of my face if i was brave. looking at my skin i cannot see any improvement but it has not got any worse either. i was interested to see the product be tested on channel 4's dispatches series when they discovered that it didnt stop wrinkles forming at all! i do hope this isnt true as that would mean i had wasted all this money on creams that do nothing!
Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Night Cream comes in a black box, presumably as it is a night cream. Quite a normal looking box with the usual Nivea Visage symbol on the front and Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Plus Night Cream written underneath. Written on the box are the claims that this Q10 complex can visibly reduce wrinkles in just 4 weeks, beauty advice advising on how and when to use this cream, the Nivea Visage philosophy, an explanation of how the Q10 cream supposedly works and also an age group recommendation of 35 years +.
The cream itself comes in a pretty navy blue glass pot of good design, which is easy to open and easy to get every last trace of cream out of. The cream is white and on first opening has a lovely mild aroma, no strong perfume smells, just a light scent.
How does this cream work?
Well according to Nivea The Q10 Energy Complex is supposed to stimulate your skin's own energy to help repair and ultimately prevent damage caused to the skin by wrinkles. We are advised to apply nightly by gently massaging into the skin using small upward circular strokes so that when you waken in the morning your skin should feel smooth, relaxed and fresh. Nivea maintain that after approximately 4 weeks of continuous use it has been proven that wrinkles and fine lines are reduced.
Can I support these claims that Nivea make? This cream, when applied has a lovely light, cool feel to it. It is easy to apply to the face and neck area and I find is very quickly absorbed, therefore, does not leave my skin feeling greasy at all. I like the way my skin feels once I have applied the cream, it feels stronger or tighter. I have sensitive, dry skin, but my skin feels alive again once I have applied my Nivea Q10 Night Cream. On wakening my skin still has this wonderful alive feeling to it, even after washing my face.
As I have already stated I have sensitive dry skin and have tried numerous other night creams, many of which have irritated my skin and many of which are much more expensive than Nivea. I always find myself returning to Nivea, with the result, I have now been using Nivea Q10 Night Cream continuously for 2 or 3 years and can quite honestly say with hand on heart that I do genuinely notice a difference in my skin. I am 38 and do not really have any fine lines at all and my skin feels much fuller and healthier with the use of Nivea.
With this product you only need to apply a small amount for a good overall coverage therefore the 50ml jar tends to last around about 8 weeks, which together with the low price of between £6.49 (Tesco) and £6.79 (Boots) is really great value for money, especially with the end results being so good.
I would definitely recommend this night cream to everyone, no matter what your skin type.
Ive never been one to spend a lot of money or time on my face. I rarely wear make-up and Im very dubious about products that cost a fortune. One thing I have always stuck to though is cleanse, tone, moisturise and now Im getting closer and closer to 40, I really think the benefits are showing Not that I dont have wrinkles, but they arent too noticeable. Or is it just that I dont have children? Hmm. Anyway, I dont stick to any particular brand I tend to go for the cheapest option in Boots but as Nivea is often one of the cheaper brands, I do quite often buy this one.
What is the claim?
Well, the blurb on the pot says that it supports your own anti-wrinkle processes more effectively. For proven visible wrinkle reduction and on-going protection against new wrinkles at night.
Once taken out of the packaging (so much paper and plastic is it really necessary?), the actual cream is contained in a little blue pot. I am personally a big fan of pots of cream as opposed to a tube it is far easier to ensure that every last little bit is scooped out of a pot than squeezed out of a tube.
Smell and appearance
That Nivea smell that other Nivea products also have is definitely there. I cant describe what it smells like, but it is a very subtle, yet comforting scent and I have become very accustomed to it over the years. Consistency-wise, the cream is thick and cream-coloured and can be smoothed into the skin quite easily.
I rub the cream into my skin after cleansing and toning and just before I go to bed. Only a little is needed a small scoop at the end of a finger-tip is usually enough for my face and I then make sure that I rub some into my neck and chest Im trying to stave off that loose skin look as long as I can. I do rub it in well, but it is quite greasy and I often find my face sticking to my pillow until it has sunk in properly.
One advantage of this cream over some others that I have used is that you can rub it in under the eyes without eyes stinging and running. I do try to use a separate eye cream, but am usually too lazy to be bothered!
The morning after I have used this cream, my skin always feels taut and looks plump and bright. Even once I have exfoliated in the shower, it still feels moisturised and certainly in the summer, I dont feel the need to use a day moisturiser.
So, what it is like compared to other brands? To be completely honest, I like this product and I do think it keeps wrinkles at bay, but I have used other products that do pretty much the same and for this reason, I wouldnt choose Nivea over any other anti-wrinkle cream if there was a cheaper version. Boots and Superdrugs always seem to have sales on and I am more than happy to save a couple of quid if I can.
Having said that, there are no particular disadvantages to the product either. It is a bit sticky and greasy (my boyfriend always complains), but most night moisturisers are and frankly it doesnt bother me all that much. I do tend to find that I need to clean my skin quite carefully the next morning, because dust and other crap tends to stick to the cream, but this isnt such a big deal either.
I have a friend now well into her 50s who has sworn by Nivea products all her life and I have to say she has the most amazing, translucent looking skin with very few wrinkles she looks a good ten years younger than she is. Of course, it is hard to tell whether it is down to Nivea or just the fact she looks after her skin (I suspect probably the latter). Whatever, if my skin looks as good as hers in another ten years or so, Ill be more than happy and it would certainly seem to prove that spending a huge amount of money on moisturisers is not necessary.
As a further aside, dont ever think youre too young to start using anti-wrinkle creams. If you do, youll have them before you know it and it will be too late.
I am going to highly recommend this product, primarily because of the price. It really is very reasonable the price always seems to vary, but Ive never spent more than £7 and the amount (50mls) lasts for about three months. I also like the product, although as Ive already said, Im not too picky about it if there are cheaper brands available at the time of buying.