Product Type: Nivea body care
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Nivea Visage Refreshing 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner
Member Name: hayley_dl
Nivea Visage Refreshing 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner
Advantages: Moisturising skin, cheaper then buying separately, improves skin tone
Disadvantages: None for me
I'm usually very distrustful of two in one products finding that the separate ones work much better. However, when I saw this nivea 2 in 1 cleanser and toner on offer I bought it. Mainly because anything to save me time in the morning is always going to be a winner with me but also because Nivea is a name I trust and so I'd hope their products not only work but also don't aggravate my skin.
About Nivea 2 In 1
Nivea 2 in 1 cleanser and toner claims to both cleanse and tone skin leaving it feeling fresh and clean. It is designed to be used with normal or combination skin and contains both lotus extract and vitamins although it doesn't actually state what vitamins and I can't see any specifically mentioned in the ingredients.
I'm not too sure what benefits lotus extract is supposed to offer but Nivea do mention it several times on their packaging so maybe it's just me!
This is an incredibly easy product to use. The lid flips up easily and reveals a relatively small hole. The directions say to rub it over my skin with cotton wool and then to use a dry cotton wool pad to wipe it off again.
So, I turn the bottle over and squeeze a little bit onto a cotton wool ball. The liquid is a white colour and a very runny consistency. Whilst the hole is small due to it being so runny it does take some practice not to squeeze too much out as it does come out the bottle quite quickly.
There isn't really any particular scent. It just smells fresh and clean.
As soon as I apply it to my skin I can tell that it is of a high quality as it feels very clean and refreshing even on newly washed skin. It spreads over my face easily and is absorbed by my skin well. As soon as I take the cotton wool away from my skin I can see small bits of dirt on it so I can tell it is cleaning my skin.
Once I've rubbed it over all my face and neck I then get a clean cotton wool bud and wipe off any excess. This removes easily and usually this comes off clean, there have been a couple of times where it hasn't and then I just repeat the whole process over again. After having done this for the second time I have never had any problems with it not coming back clean.
I also use this after washing my face at night to help remove make up. This is usually what leads to me having to use it twice as I'm sure all you women know make up isn't always the easiest thing to get off.. Especially if it's waterproof! However, as I said above using this twice is enough to remove all my make up.
After use my skin feels clean, running a hand over my face it feels silky smooth and very moisturised. My face in particular is very prone to acne and although I can't say that this has prevented any breakouts it does seem to help them heal faster when I do get them.
Because of my problems with acne I have had problems finding a good moisturiser for my face which has been an issue as I do get dry patches of skin on my face. However this has such a moisturising effect on my face that I've found I don't need to add any extra moisturiser and so it's solved this problem for me too.
Visibly, after use my skin looks much brighter and healthier. After the first few uses this only lasts around two to three hours. However, if used regularly this improvement does last all day.
The shelf life of this product is 12 months, when used twice a day one 200ml bottle will last around 9 months.
Although it doesn't specifically say that it is suitable I can't see any ingredients that will cause a problem for either vegetarians or vegans but I would advise checking this before buying a bottle.
This is advertised as being for normal/combination skin but I would say it is suitable for everyone. It is very moisturising and has helped with my dry skin but at the same time isn't at all oily so shouldn't be a problem for those of you with oily skin.
Price, Availability and Recommendation
I bought my bottle from ASDA and the usual price is £3.00 for a 200ml bottle but it is widely available. So its not the cheapest cleanser available but as it's a 2 in 1 it does work out cheaper then buying them both separately.
The results I achieved from this completely exceeded my expectations and despite being a 2 in 1 has given me better results then some other separate ones. It is definitely one I'll be buying again and therefore one I'm more then happy to recommend. It's getting 5 out of 5 from me.
Summary: More then exceeded my expectations. I will be buying again