“ Brand: Nivea / Type: Cleansing Gel / Subcategory: Face Gel / Suitable for: Face / What it does: Cleanses, „
I was drawn in to this product by the claims that it contains pure oxygen. I like to take care of my skin and was intrigued by this innovative product. A lot of facial washes are packed with chemicals and this seemed like a good alternative from a well known brand. This product was on offer at Tesco's as a 'manager special' for £2.00 for a 200ml bottle. At this price I though why not. I think it is usually around £4.
The cleansing gel claims to revive skin and give you a radiant complexion. The product also has cleansing pearls, its purpose not explained on the bottle. The packaging is transparent so you can see the gel and the cleansing pearls within.
The gel itself is a pale blue and I got very excited at the thought I would be cleaning face with pure oxygen. To use you simply wet the face, massage into the skin and then rinse off. It left my skin feeling clean, without over drying like some facial washes do. As it is a gel formula, it foams very easily too. The product states that after using the cleansing gel my skin is optimally prepared for an oxygen boost with the oxygen power day cream and night cream. I did not want to spend money on buying a day and night cream for which I had no need at the time.
To be frank this product is a regular cleansing wash and did not give me radiant skin or improve blemishes. It does have a pleasant fragrant smell though, but that's not enough reason for me to buy this product again. I wouldn't recommend this product as it is doesn't do what it promises.
I have been using this for a while now, and thats leads me to a positive point about the face wash- It lasts ages, you really don't need a lot to work up a nice lather to wash your face.
For the price tag of around 10 pounds you would expect it to last a fair time.
It is a nice soft gel, that does feel good on your skin.
I am not sure that these 'cleansing pearls' do anything, to start with they never really seem to come out of the bottle- maybe one each time, sometimes none- and there are loads left in the bottom of the bottle!
Although it is a nice face wash I dont think its any nicer or has done anything better to my skin than other face washes that are half the price.
It doesnt remove all my makeup as it says on the bottle, so that was disapointing too.
I think there are better products at better prices and this seems overpriced- i guess it costs them more to pump in pure oxygen! (i am not convinced that the oxygen does anything different to my skin)
This is honestly the only product that I will use on my face in the morning now. It's a great product. It may be a little pricey for some people, but it lasts a long time if you use the right amount.
What I like about this product is that it is not like most other products. In the way that it doesn't redden my skin for hours after cleaning. I am left looking a natural white colour, not a tomato red colour!
The little beads in the gel act like little air bubbles that make it nice and lathery when it goes on your face, it is not at all sticky so comes off with out too much hassle unlike other products that get tangled in your hair ect.! :]
I find that one bottle will last me at least a month. I usually follow it up with simple hydrating moisturiser once I have finished cleaning my face. :]
I first used this product a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it, but after I'd finished my bottle I thought it had been discontinued as I couldn't find it my local Boots shop anywhere. The replacement I bought from another brand has been less than satisfactory, so I was delighted to this on the Boots website a while ago when having a bit of a browse!
The 200ml plastic cylindrical bottle is see-through with a hint of blue, distinctive of the Nivea brand. The stickers on the front and back contain all the information you need and the dark blue writing is easy to read. These stickers are also mostly see-through, which means you can clearly see the white 'cleansing pearls' suspended in the clear gel. Unlike some products which I have found may promise additions similar to 'cleansing pearls' but don't actually contain a substantial amount of them, it is easy to see that this product is packed full of these pearls, which I like.
To open the product you push down one side of the lid, revealing the hole on the other side - I like this as I find it easier to use with wet hands than flip-top lids.
This product says it "purifies your skin & lets it breathe again" and is "for a healthy-looking, bright complexion". It also promises not to dry out the skin, however this is designed for normal to combination skin so if you have dry skin this may not be for you. This product does seem to promise an awful lot and I was very sceptical at first, however I was soon won over as you will see.
Like most other cleansers out there, you simply wet your face and massage the product into the skin avoiding the eye area. You then rinse the foam off with water and pat dry.
After wetting my face, I place a small blob of this gel onto my finger. As it is a gel, the product comes out of the tube quite slowly so it is easy to get out the amount of product you want. The gel is not too runny either, so it doesn't tend to slip off my hand easily which would be a waste.
Massaging this product into wet skin is a pleasant experience, it smells very fresh and glides all over the face easily. A little of this product does go a long way, using more product doesn't seem to create more of a lather so it would be a waste to use more when it isn't necessary. It may take some practise to get the cleansing pearls to lather up, as you may need to exert some pressure on them to 'pop'/'dissolve' them, however once you've got the hang of it this product lathers up to create a gentle foam. The pearls haven't scratched or irritated my skin in any way, like some other products can.
Rinsing this product off with water is again very easy, and any remaining traces only need to be wiped off with a wet cotton wool pad.
When I first started using this product way back when, it made such a noticeable difference to my skin that people began to comment on it.
After using this product, my face is left feeling silky smooth and glowing. Other cleansers tend to make my face break out in red blotches which fade after a short while, however using this product I have yet to experience this.
It has helped to minimise break outs, and overall leaves my skin looking incredibly healthy. However, it doesn't moisturise or exfoliate particularly well, and in this winter weather I have to make sure to use plenty of moisturiser on my dry patches and exfoliate regularly to keep my skin in good condition.
It's currently on offer at £3.88 in Boots (£1 off), and yes it might be a bit more expensive than other cleansers out there but this works really well for me and I would buy it at full price.
I am a great fan of this product! I have used so many other cleansers in the past that I am incredibly glad to have found one which works so well with my skin. I used to use this in conjunction with the Oxygen Power Day Cream, which gave me fantastic results, however this is quite pricey. I have recently been using this with a different Nivea moisturiser (I reviewed this not too long ago) and while I don't think it has produced the same great results as the Oxygen Power one, it has still left my skin smooth and healthy. This product lasts me a good few months and to me seems good value for money in this sense, as you only need to use a little at a time. I will continue to use this for as long as my skin agrees with it and Nivea makes it!
As always I am on the constant lookout for a product that will deep clean my face without it being so harsh that it brings all my spots out, with this product I have found a bit of a winner!
The product I will now review is - "Nivea Visage, oxygen power reviving cleansing gel"
The product comes in a cylindrical bottle that came be "stood on it's head" thus meaning I can get every last drop of product from the bottle as it can drip into the lid!
There is the normal information present on the label, brand name, product name, product claims, kin type to be used on and how much the bottle contains (200ml).
The bottle is clear with the delightful looking product being visible, I say delightful as to be honest aside from the special offer price, the fact that the gel is clear with hundreds of tiny and seemingly suspended in mid air metallic looking balls seemed to call to me!
The product claims that due to our busy lifestyles, your skin can become grey and lifeless, with this product bringing back your natural radiance.
To use I simply wet my skin then rub a small amount of product onto it. I use a blob around the size of a 5p piece, I noticed that in this small amount there is still a substantial amount of pearls, after a few uses I did start to rub the product together between my hands first as the pearls were just not popping on my face, so I popped them before applying!
The gel has no scent and lathers very little. It is easy to apply as it is thick enough to cling to the skin but not so thick that it takes a lifetime to rinse off.
Once rinsed off I patted my skin dry and felt refreshed, clean but in no way did my skin feel dry or irritated.
My skin does look clearer and brighter and is definitely a bit softer, my spots did not break out like they normally do when trying a new product and as my skin is combination, worse on the T-zone area, I was expecting more grease to counteract the new product, but for once my skin has behaved and has yet to go greasier, though it has not reduced down the amount I get.
Pricewise this was on offer when purchased and cost me £2.00 from Asda, full price though it is available around the £4.00 mark, and yes I would even buy this at full price!
There is a whole range that goes with this product (of course!), from cleanser through the oxygenated moisturising cream, though I have yet to get the lot!
For more information visit - www.nivea.com
Thanks for reading x
I spotted this face wash on a reduction shelf in Boots for only £2, I believe the full price is a little over £4. I don't use face washes often as I prefer to use a cleansing milk, but sometimes on a morning I need to feel more 'awake' and a good splash of water with a nice face wash can help me feel that.
I have very oily skin so often opt for products aimed at this skin type, however this one is aimed at Normal/Combination skin, and I didn't think it would do any harm, certainly not make my face more oily as a one aimed at dry skin might do.
The cleansing face wash comes packaged in a pale blue bottle and has a blue colour scheme all over it. The packaging is quite attractive and really helps the product stand out from others. This product is part of Nivea's Oxygen Power range and they all have the same colour scheme to match.
The gel itself is faintly blue and transparent and as the packaging is see through, you can clearly see lots of small white balls in the gel. Reading the back of the pack these are apparently 'soft cleansing pearls.' A possible gimic?
This cleansing gel promises to leave your skin feeling soft, supple and refreshed, just what I need on a morning when I'm still half asleep! It's easy to use, just the usual massage into skin then rinse off. The first time I used it I was pleased to see it lathers up really well on the face, without too much effort. It doesn't smell of chemicals either, and actually smells quite pleasant.
When massaging into the skin it feels soft and gentle, and certainly doesn't sting on contact with the skin, nor does it irritate my eyes. I only had a couple of those 'cleansing pearls' when I squeezed some out of the tub, however I believe these may help with the lather!
It was easy to rinse off the product, it didn't 'stick' to the skin, and was easy to splash off with some water.
So, the result? This was where this product let me down. Afterwards my skin felt very tight, and whilst it did feel smooth, it also felt as if my skin had been stripped of all it's oils! I may have oily skin, but I know completely stripping your skin of all oils is bad, and I felt the need to immediately use some moisturiser.
The blurb on the back of the packaging actually states "gently foaming without drying out the skin." however this is wrong! It completely dries out the skin and I felt as if I may as well have used a bar of soap.
I never have this problem when I use other products, mainly exfoliating face washes, and I was disappointed with the result. I now only use this product occasionally but each time I am left with tight feeling skin which just feels dried out. Considering I have very oily skin I dread to think what this may do to the normal skin type it is aimed at!
I don't recommend this product and I feel let down by Nivea.
Revives your skin /