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I had just written out a lengthy review for this product on here, but when I went to submit, the page went back and I lost it :( (Grrr) so hopefully I remember what I had written previously. I bought this moisturising cream from Boots as it was on offer on 3 for 2. I was in need of a new day cream and I tend to like trying different ones rather than buying the same each time. This was a cream I had not used before and I thought I would try it. The cream comes packaged in the same way as the above picture. The packaging is very simple but states everything that is needed. This cream is for oily and combination skin and states it is oil free moisturising day cream from the nivea daily essentials range. I have used other products from the nivea range and have not been disappointed and so I did not hesitate to purchase this moisturiser. Upon opening the tube (it comes with a screw opening lid) I was quite surprised to find the cream is rather runny and light when out. I was expecting it to be thicker in texture much like the nivea blue tub cream. However I did not find the cream too runny and found it easy to use on my skin. The texture of it did not make much difference and I could apply it quickly to my face without it running through my fingers. I have noticed due to the thin texture of this cream some people have not liked it, so it really depends on what you prefer. The scent of the cream is light and not the standard nivea scent I was expecting, I cannot really describe the scent but it is light and refreshing and differs from the original blue pot nivea cream - (which is all I can think to compare it with). Once applied to my skin, I did not find it made my skin shiny like other moisturisers have done and so I liked the cream. The tube states the cream hydrates skin and protects it with reduced shine. The directions of use are to massage it into your skin in small circles. By using this moisturiser I have found it works well on my skin and makes it softer, especially during these colder months as my skin tends to get quite dry with this weather. The only thing I do not like as much about the cream is when applied to my cheeks I can really feel it to be a bit tighter on my face and it does sit a bit heavier on there which I did not have with the moisturiser I was using prior to this. For me I also found a flip up lid would have been better on the packaging, especially as the texture of the cream is lighter and more runny, as it would be easier to replace the lid afterwards. Overall I give the cream 4 stars. It is currently on offer at Boots for £2.45, the standard price is normally £4. (this review may also be posted on other sites)
I have oily skin and I have to be careful about the products which I use on it if I am not to make my skin shinier or develop more blemishes. After running out of my usual moisturiser, I thought I'd try a new one and I chose the Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day cream. What does the product do? The product has been designed to moisturise the skin and to leave it hydrated, without clogging the skin's pores. It supports the skin's natural moisturisation and to promote the moisture flow between cells. It promises to help to regulate the skin's oil balance leaving the complexion shine free. It contains Lemongrass to support the natural balance of the skin and Ocean Algae which promises to leave the skin revitalised. It has been created for those with oily to combination skin. How do you use the product? The product should be applied to a cleansed face and massaged into the skin on the face and neck, carefully avoiding the eye area until it has been fully absorbed. You can then follow it up with your usual make up routine. Packaging and Price The product comes contained within a white plastic tube which doesn't have much detail on it other than some writing giving information about the product. It has a cloudy mint coloured screw top lid. The product will cost you around £4 and it can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites. Application and Performance The product is easy to open but it's a pain to close with the cream on your hands and I prefer a lip top lid on products of this type. The cream has a pure white colour and a fairly thick consistency. When you first dispense the product from the bottle, it doesn't really have much of a smell and the aroma makes more of an appearance as you massage it onto the face. At this point, it smells quite strongly. It has a fresh aroma and while it isn't unusual enough to be to anyone's disliking, I rather use unfragranced face products, just because of the sensitivity of my skin. The product is easy to massage into the skin. It glides over the face without pulling or dragging my face. When you first apply the product to the face, it has quite a watery consistency and almost makes my skin feel wet and it looks very shiny! As you massage the product in, this does sink in and leaves the complexion looking matte, thank goodness. The product does make my skin look quite illuminated and healthy. It does make my skin feel a little bit tight which I don't like. It also doesn't make my skin feel particularly hydrated which is not something that I want from a moisturiser. It does however make my skin feel smooth and soft. With continued use, I found this product was causing me to develop a few little blemishes. When combined with the fact that I don't feel like it is hydrating my skin and the fact that is quite heavily fragranced. I found myself putting this one in my box of 'no good' products after only four days. It may work better for those whose skin is not so sensitive and younger skins which don't need much moisturisation. Conclusion All in all, this product really didn't work for me. It caused me to develop some blemishes and I didn't feel like it was moisturising my skin very well. It did however make my skin look bright and healthy, and left my complexion matte for quite a few hours. My make up set well on top of it too. This product didn't work for me at all however and I have already purchased its replacement.
My skin type tends to fluctuate from dry to oily to combination. So I find that I need to change my moisturisers often depending on my skins mood. At the moment my skin is quite oily but can still be dry in places. This product says that it is an oil free moisturising day cream, which seemed ideal for my up and down skin. As I am regularly buying moisturisers I'm always on the look out for a bargain. I managed to pick this up a couple of weeks ago from Wilkinsons for about £3.15 (also had other creams from the collection for the same price). I have been using this product twice a day, eventhough it is a day cream I have also been using it of an evening. The cream itself comes in a 50ml sqeezey tube, this did seem quite small to me but I soon realised that only a small amount is needed per application. I would recomend squeezing about a large pea sized amount onto the fingers, rubbing fingers on both hands together and applying to the face in circular motions. The cream itself has more of a gel like consistency when rubbed in and is quickly and easily absorbed. If too much is used it can sit on top of the skin for quite a while. The cream has reduced the oil in my skin without making the dry places even dryer. However my skin doesnt really feel hydrated or fully moisturised after use. I like to feel visible smoothness on a moisturiser but my skin is not that smooth after use. I suppose that you get what you pay for, it did do the job that I wanted it to do but would like it to be slightly richer for a more nourising feel.
Nivea products have been around for many years, I just love Nivea because I find most of them suitable for my skin. My daughter had bought this one and didn't find it suitable and so instead of throwing it away in the bin she asked me if I would like it, so I jumped at the chance because I had not tried this one before. It comes in a tube which is inside a cardboard box. The tube has a screw off top. This one is designed for oily to combination skin. I have a sensitive and dry skin but thought this one was still worth a try since it was a freebie for a change. It is also a day cream and so I used this one in the mornings and have done for the past month or so. I found it has been quite a nice one for my skin, especially because I have dry skin. I thought it would be too heavy and make me break out in spots etc but my skin has been perfectly fine. It is a cream that is designed to not give a shine on the skin after applying it. I did find it gave no shine or even a sheer on my skin after it had fully absorbed into my skin. I used only a small amount when I first tried it because I didn't want to overload my face with cream. I found that this small amount was well enough to cover my skin and the amount I applied was just a pea size amount dotted over my cheek area, chin, nose and forehead. It does absorb well into the skin, I thought it would probably take a while longer to soak into the skin because it is for oily skin but I was pleasantly surprised it only took a couple of minutes. It is a light moisturiser and not too heavy on the skin as I first expected it to be. I think this one is a really nice base moisturiser to use before applying make up. It has a cooling effect on the skin and isn't too greasy as you may imagine it to be. It is best to apply it at least 30 minutes or so onto the skin if applying make up after applying it. This amount of time is enough for it to soak into the skin completely. It has a slight lemon fragrance but not one that is very strong in my opinion, it is just a nice fresh smell and quite pleasant. This fresh smell feels cooling on the skin and feels really nice. It contains Lemon grass and Rice Extract, these ingredients work well for my skin. I like the fact that it also contains SPF 8 and extra UVA filters to help the skin from premature aging. So I know I at least have a protection on my skin while using this one. I have found it hasn't clogged my pores and just left it soft to the touch and really smooth. It is one that I would probably buy myself in the future, even though I have dry skin I have found it really suitable for my skin and it has not irritated my skin at all like I thought it would. I would never have probably tried this moisturiser had it not been a freebie but I am happy with the results it has had for my kind of skin. I am of my mature years and my skin is in a good condition for my age because I take really good care to always do my daily routine, if this one wasn't suitable for my skin I would never have continued to use more of the product for as long as I have. I don't think it has made my skin drier or even more moisturised to be totally honest. It has just left it in the same condition as before using it. I really thought it would probably make my skin more oily but it has just remained the same. Quite a surprising result in all honesty. I do like the fact it is a nice lightweight one and suitable for using before applying make up. I think this one is more suitable for younger people to use, especially people under the age of 30 years old or so. Like I said earlier in my review I am of my mature years and do need a little extra help because my skin is becoming much thinner but for a young woman, I think this one would be very suitable. Nivea rarely ever let me down with their products, they really take care producing them and this one is another nice product to add to the nice product list in my opinion. The quality is really good and it is priced around £4 for 50ml. I give this one 4 stars. Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50. Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
The nivea essentials range is one I trust and have invested in a number of their products recently to get the best possible results from using a number of products from the range at once. I invested in cleanser, a toner, a night cream and this daily essentials moisturising cream. What should it do? The nivea visage daily essentials daily moisturiser caught my eye as it claimed to be a lightweight, oil and shine free moisturiser with spf, this was perfect for me as I tend to have oily skin so I dont want anything too heavy which would clog my pores and leave me with the dreaded shiny forehead. The packaging The small bottle stays true to the brand and is a fresh, clean white and blue. There is lots of clear, easy to read information about the product both on the box and the bottle stating everything you need to know. The bottle is 50ml so it is quite small but i've had mine for a few months now, use it every day and I have so much left so i'm very happy with this! Application I cleaned my face the first morning with the cleanser and toner and applied the moisturiser sparingly over my face and neck. When applying the moisturiser for the first time I was pleasantly surprised with the fresh smell which wasn't too perfumed. It did feel nice and light as I expected and it didn't take too much which is why i still have so much left in the bottle. what does it do? The only negative I had about this product is I was left with the one thing I didn't want, the shiny forehead. I must admit it didn't feel greasy or heavy when i first applied it but throughout the day I've found myself in the mirror rubbing access of my face. I've never had bad skin but this product doesn't work miracles even when used along side the other products in the range, luckily it doesn't promise anything too much so i'm not totally disappointed, it does live up to its fresh, clean lightly moisturing promise but thats all it does and I think when I run out I will test a different brand for better than average results
***If you like Nivea Visage products they're on 2 for £4.00 right now in Boots! I couldn't believe it! I went in for moisturiser which is normally £3.99 and got 2 for just a penny more. STOCK UP WHILE YOU CAN!!*** I love Nivea products, mainly for the smell of them, which transports me right back to my childhood. I use their deoderants, moisturiser, facewipes, suncream, shower gel...you name it I've probably tried it and, more likely than not, still use it! The Nivea Visage Daily Moisturiser comes in a small tube that, iin turn, comes in a small box (completely unnecessary packaging in my opinion) and has a screw cap on which it can stand. The cream itself is thick and creamy and smells divine! The first time I tried it I used as much as I would of any other moisturiser but I quickly found out that I only need to use a very small amount of this one. Even the tiniest amount of this is plenty for me and covers my face adequately. I don't tend to have many problems with my skin (touch wood) so I use this mainly after washing my face with face scrub as this tends to leave my skin feeling a bit dried out. After using this cream, though, my skin feels soft, smooth and replenished and it is absorbed into my skin amazingly quickly, meaning I can apply my makeup straight away and don't have to wait for ages (which is great for me as the longer I can spend in bed on a morning the better!). The only slight niggle I have with this product is that the lid is a screw top rather than a flip top. Personally, if it's dispensing a cream into your hands or onto your fingers I prefer it to be a fliptop so you don't have to worry about screwing the lid back on whilst your hands are full of cream or covered in cream. I also, invariably, end up dropping the lid and scrabbling around under my bed for it! This definitely isn't a big enough negative for me to stop buying this lovely little cream though. If, like me, you just want a light moisturiser to use on a daily basis without your skin ending up feeling really greasy, this is perfect...and did I mention how good it smells?!
**Where/Why/Price** I've found over the last few years, my skin seems to develop and immunity to products after some time of using them. My staple facial skin care has primarily been from the Simple brand, having had very few successes with anything else, but, as you can guess, my skin has now put up an anti-Simple barrier which it refuses to drop. I've been in need of a new moisturiser for some time now and had heard good things on the beauty-vine abut Nivea's Daily Essentials line. My experience with Nivea has been more miss than hit, but as I have acne prone, sensitive, oily combination skin, the Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream seemed to tick off all my problems one by one. But would it solve them? I picked up the 50ml cream for £2.39 in home Bargains - did see it in Tesco today on offer for £1.99 (correct at time of publication). **Packaging** The squeeze tube comes packaged in a cardboard box that carries all the product information. There are two versions, this one, for oily & combination skin (look for the box with the green line) and the other for normal to dry skin (look for the box with the blue line). It claims to, 'moisturise & regulate shine for a fresh skin feeling', with, 'natural lemongrass and rice extract'. The squeeze tube is a white soft plastic that stands upright on the nozzle end. It's capped off with a mint green plastic screw cap. Great for rolling out the last of the products but I dislike the fact I can't see how much I have left. Bonus of the thin plastic is that once you can squeeze no more, you can use scissors to open it up and get the remaining 20% of product that's stuck on the sides. **Product** The cream is thin in consistency and absorbed easily into the skin. It goes on very silky and leaves skin feeling really smooth though I have found it leaves my skin looking and feeling rather shiny for a few minutes. Until you skin feels more 'matte', I'd hold off on applying your make-up for 10 minutes or so. It feels really refreshing and has quite a mild potpourri scent which I didn't expect! This doesn't linger long. As a product designed for oily skin, I was expecting something with a more gel like consistency. **Use** After my cleanse and tone I put a just bigger than a pea sized amount onto my finger tips and massage into my skin (try to do it on ever so slightly damp skin as it absorbs better), working from my chin, upwards and outwards in circular motions. It says to avoid the eye area but I usually just swipe over them a little and have had no reactions. Then squeeze a less than pea sized amount onto your fingers and work into your neck, from collar bones to chin, moving upwards and around, not forgetting the sides and back! This moisturiser is spf8 - not high enough in my opinion even for the UK but a nice bonus. I prefer a minimum of spf15 for the colder months and spf20+ for summer. **Good** My skin does feel very silky after application and for the price; I think it's an ample amount of product. I have seen this on sale for £4+ which I think it defiantly too much for something I'd consider 'travel sized'. It smells really nice too and my oh so sensitive skin has no complaints. **Bad** Zero shine control. I don't like to wear a lot of makeup every day, especially foundations, but with this product, I find myself going through a lot of powder and blotting paper! I apply at 7am, get to work for 9am and need to blot which in my opinion is not good at all. If anything, I actually think this product lights up my t-zone and somehow, makes my pores on my nose seem more prominent. It has had no good or bad affect on my acne, though I didn't expect it to. As the day goes on, my skin feels as though it has a layer of latex pulled across it and the area of my neck that creases when I nod my head feels very thick with grease (and I don't have a oily neck area!) Suffice to say, it does the opposite of what it advertises! **Conclusion** At the back of my drawer, it will suffice as an emergency moisturiser but once it's gone, I won't be re-buying. I'm still yet to have a good experience with a Nivea product. I struggle to recommend this to the oily &combination skin types out there, and feel it might be more suited to those with drier skin. For the price, it's ok, it's just a shame it doesn't work for more than 1hour!
When it comes to skincare I feel that my skin type does not fit into one particular category. I suffer from combination skin, so while my oily t zone often requires a light moisturiser, this often is not sufficient to treat the drier areas. In addition to this, I use a benzoyl peroxide product to treat my mild acne which often causes dry and unattractive flaky patches. Following numerous experiments with different products, many of which I have been forced to give away to family and friends, I have discovered that the most effective moisturisers for my skin type are light oil free formulations which do not aggrevate my mild acne, combined with a heavier moisturiser for the drier areas when required. After experimenting with the Nivea pure and natural cleansing lotion, which is lovely, I decided to try a moisturiser from the same range. I had a little browse in my local chemist and decided on this product for a number of reasons. It is designed for oily and combination skin and claims that it 'moisturises and regulates shine for a fresh skin feeling.' I was also particularly interested in claim that it does not clog pores, and the fact that it had a SPF 8 in addition to extra UVA filters! The products retails at £3.99 for 50ml of product in Boots and Superdrug, however I purchased it for slightly cheaper in the chemist Savers. (I think I paid around £3.50ish for it) I was particularly impressed with the price and the fact that it contain an SPF, as many high end moisturisers I have purchased have not contained any sun protection which means I have had to use another product alongside it. The moisturiser is packaged in a typical tube design with a screw top which is easy to open and close. As I am prone to acne I prefer to use these tube designed products, as opposed to the tubs where you scoop the product out with your fingers. The consistency of the moisturiser is fairly light, but is importantly not runny so you are able to rub it in properly without it running down your face! The moisturiser is described as having natural lemongrass and rice extract, and you can definately identify a lovely lemon fragrance which isn't too overpowering. The moisturiser feels really light and fresh when you apply which I really enjoy as I don't like my skin to feel weighed down with products. Another bonus is that it sinks in fairly quickly which means I don't have to wait ages before applying my make up. I have used this product every day for the last month in order to give it a thorough testing and I am happy to give it a definate thumbs up! I use it every single morning regardless of whether I am wearing make up or not, and I find that my skin looks fresh and hydrated throughout the day. Even though it is very light it is also sufficient to treat the drier areas of my skin. Furthermore, because it is so light it has not clogged my pores or caused blackheads as some products can. After a month of use every single day I have used up the whole tube so I just repurchased the product. This is a definate sign of a good product for me, as some products aggrevate my skin so much that they barely last a week. I would recommend this product for anyone with oily or combination skin, and anyone who is prone to breakouts. I know that everyone's skin is different so it may not work for anyone, but as it is under £4 I would definately give it a try. As my skin is fairly oily I still use a mattifying primer on my t zone, especially for work. However, on the occasional days when I do not wear make up I never wear a primer, and my skin has only a slight sheen and is not too oily. As a result, I think that those whose skin is only slightly oily should find this product sufficient enough to control their shine.
I bought my cream from Boots where it costs currently around £4.00, I use a Boots points card and so collected points on my previous purchases, which in turn allowed me to have this for free. The cream comes inside a white cardboard box with all the product details written on it, when opened you find your plastic tube of 50mls which stands on it's screw top lid. **WHAT THE PRODUCT SAYS** The cream apparently is an oil free moisturising cream which are designed specifically for oily and combination skin. This allows the cream to provide you with a refreshing moisturised skin which does not clog your pores and enables a shine free skin. The cream is SPF 8 and has UVA filters to help protect your skin from the environment and is dermatologically approved. **INGREDIANTS** There are lots of ingredients that I won't bother to list as lets face it unless your some sort of chemist, have no idea what they are! Saying that the cream is made with rice extract and lemon grass which sound good to me and the Nivea company tells you that they aim to make there products with "ingredients inspired by nature". The cream should be used after 12 months of opening. **APPLICATION** Basically apply to a cleaned face by massaging in small amounts of the cream with your finger tips, avoiding the delicate areas around your eyes. **SO WHAT DO I THINK?** The tube is easy to use, simple to squeeze and allows a small amount of cream to be dispensed, providing you don't give a big squirt! I like bottles / tubes that stand on there lid as it is much easier to get the last drops out of the bottles making them much more cost effective in the long run. When you open your tube and dispense the cream you do notice the lovely sweet lemon grass smell, it is a very summery some what oriental kind of smell and much lighter in fragrance than lemon itself therefore is not to overpowering for a face cream. Once it is rubbed in I can't say I notice the smell anymore. The cream is easy to massage into your skin and is quickly absorbed. It does make my skin feel immediately soothed in the dry areas and adequately moisturised without a glisten effect you get from some more oily creams. I do tend to suffer from shine on my face after a few hours and long for a cream that will stop this for me, hoping that this might......well it does do better than many other creams I have tried, however my face still does shine after several hours of day to day working. With regards to not clogging your pores, I have to agree. It is very light and doesn't feel heavy or pore clogging at all which is nice for a cream. I like the fact that there are sun factor of 8 and UVA; I am pale skinned and tend to burn in the summer if not careful and so at least if I forget my sunscreen I will have some cover. **OVERALL** This is a good cream that I would recommend and buy again. It would possibly suit younger people with good skin, as I think when you get a little older you may want something with the anti-ageing properties. Review maybe posted on dooyoo and ciao under the same username.