“ Brand: Nivea / Texture: Cream / Type: Day Cream / Subcategory: Face Cream / Suitable for: Face „
Recently I have noticed my skin has been looking a little dull, whether this is due to burning the candle at both ends, too much drinking & eating junk food or just getting older, who knows?! But I decided I needed to do something about it and thought this wouldn't be a bad start!! This product promises to give your skin an oxygen boost for a 'healthy-looking, bright complexion'. It also suggests that the '15% pure oxygen' it contains will speed up the renewal of surface cells. So, this sounded like just what I needed! It comes in a metal can with a plastic lid and has a pump on the top to dispense the cream, which I particularly like - it means it is easy to get out (no frantically trying to tip some out of a bottle) and keeps it hygenic (no poking your finger into a tub to scoop some out). For 50ml I paid just £4.99, however this was from a particularly cheap local shop & I would imagine that Boots, Superdrug & the like will charge quite a bit more (however, as ever look out for offers!). The one I got is for normal / combination skin, I am not sure if it is available for other skin types, but this was the only one where I bought it from. The cream itself has a lovely light floral fragrance and is a good consistency - seemingly quite thick but very easy to apply. It sank into my skin like a dream and left a lovely silky finish on my skin. Having used it for a couple of weeks I wouldn't say I have seen miracles, but yes I do think my skin looks slightly brighter and more radiant and I can only credit that fact to this stuff! I would definitely buy it again and am now going to start using the night cream version also.
My purchase of this product was from B and M Bargain Madness for I think £3, which against the RRP of roughly £14, is very good. I was looking for another moisturiser after running out of my Lush poduct and not being able to afford another Lush one I decided to have a look in the local discount store, and Nivea is definitely a name to trust so I had no hesitation whatsoever in purchasing it!! I do not use moisturiser every day, nor do I always take my make up off on a late night I'll admit, but I thought a moisturiser was a well needed move as I always hear that it is best to start using young. The packaging= An aluminium bottle with a dispenser that is somewhat like a shaving cream dispenser that pumps down and comes out of a very small opening on the top, it looks attractive I think, and has plenty of useful information on it. There is one major flaw though. The tiniest push of the top squirts out as much product as it wants, and is extremely wasteful if you do not want to use so much. It annoys me so much that it spoils the whole product and unfortunately I could not consider buying it again. The white cream smooths easily onto the face and sinks in impressively even though it is a rather thick consistency quickly leaving a very subtle sheen, no shine though whatsoever. I use up to my eye area and have never suffered any problems just putting it around the eye area too so maybe one to try for the sensitive skinners out there. Due to it sinking in so quickly it makes it a pleasure to use and means you haven't got to hang around before applying make up for too long, I felt it left my skin feeling 'plump' and freshened and lovely and soft. In summary I am pleased I picked this up for the price I did and feel like it is lasting me a while even though it is so wasteful by giving me way more than I actually want which is so frustrating, but I think any woman would find it to be beneficial. It makes you feel dewy, slightly glowy and provides a great base for your foundation and powders so worth getting if youm can see it cheap. 3 out of 5, knocking it down because of the badly designed dispensing system.
I saw this in Superdrug (together with the night cream, and the cleanser), ummed and ahhed over purchasing it, and decided not to. The cleanser was priced at £8, and the day and night creams were £13 each. Wandering over the road into Boots and I saw them for £4 for the cleanser, and £6.70 ish for the day and night creams - that persuaded me to buy the set! This didn't appear to be a promotional price, so i was rather shocked at the price difference - nearly half the Superdrug price! All three products are lovely. The cleanser is nice and gentle, and leaves skin feeling very clean and soft, and removes all traces of make up. The night cream is suitably rich, and again leaves skin very soft. But this review is about the day cream! It goes on very nicely and immediately sinks into the skin. Make up can be applied almost immediately after moisturising, which is a big plus for me, as I find I've never enough time in the mornings. It leaves skin feeling very soft. I have tried many different moisturisers, and normally find that there is at least one thing I'm not happy with, but this is ideal! There's no greasy residue, or shine left on the skin after application, and it feels very comfortable under make up.
I've tried a lot of different face creams in my time and most of them are "much of a muchness", as my mum would say. However, this cream really does immediately stand out from the rest because of its funky packaging. It comes in a shiny silver canister which looks very space age on your bathroom shelf and when you push down the nozzle, it's squirts out of the pressurised container like shaving foam ! Go easy otherwise way too much squirts out !! The cream itself is very light and airy and it sinks into the skin very quickly, leaving no greasy residue or shine. I have fairly dry skin and it relieved all feelings of tightness or dryness, leaving my skin as smooth as a baby's bum ! It felt really refreshing, like splashing your face with cold water first thing in the morning (but not as cold ! ) which I guess could be down to the oxygen content. The blurb states it gives you "an oxygen boost and all day hydration for a healthy-looking bright complexion" and says it contains 15% pure oxygen. This supposedly increases surface cell renewal, speeding up the turnover of skin cells. I don't know how true the science stuff is but I would agree with the promise of giving you "revived", "radiant" and "fresh" skin. It contains vitamin E and UV filters but is more of a moisturiser than an anti-ageing or anti-wrinkle cream. I personally find it a bit pricey at approximately £13.49 for 50ml but it is a nice cream.
Hydrate your skin for a brighter healthier looking complexion /