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The product I am reviewing is Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream. Some of you are probably thinking I am young and I don't need to use products like this how-ever I feel as though I do need to use them, hence the reason for purchasing them. I have always had dark circles around my eyes and I recently stated to notice fine lines as well which started to make me a little paranoid that I was looking old. I actually chose this product because I purchased another product in the Nivea Q10 range and it worked out better value purchasing two items from this range, which is what I did. This eye cream claims to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and minimises dark under-eye circles. The cream is apparently fast absorbing and fragrance free. The product contains two active ingredients including Q10 and Creatine which are found naturally in the skin and effectively help to fight the appearance of wrinkles. The eye cream is suitable for contact-lens wearers and it has been dermatologically & ophthalmologically approved.
The cream comes in a white box which has the Nivea logo on the front side and top of the box. On the front of the box it clearly states what this product is and that it minimises dark circles and also reduces the appearance of wrinkles. On the side on the box you can find a list of ingredients. On the back of the box it tells you a little about the product such as how it works and how to apply it. The box itself seems a little big in comparison to the size of the tube that the eye cream comes in. The small, thin, white tube holds 15ml of the eye cream. Again, on the front of the tube it clearly states what the product is and information on how to use it is on the back of the tube. The tube has a long lid which is made from plastic and is a frosted white colour. The tube is also made from plastic which can be squeezed easily to enable you to dispense the cream. When unscrewing the lid from the tube this reveals a long but short tube in which the eye cream dispenses out of. This ensures that you don't dispense too much of it as you are unable to put it back into the tube.
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I purchased the product from my local Boots store where they currently have products in the Nivea Q10 range on offer for 2 items for £12 which is really good value. The product to buy on its own is £10.49. You can also purchase this from the boots website (www.boots.com) and also stores such as Superdrug and possibly some local supermarkets.
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Using the Product
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After cleansing apply the product to the outer part of each eye and gently dab towards the nose. I used my normal cleanser and toner and then got ready to apply the product. I removed the lid and put it to the side and whilst looking in the mirror gently rested the tube slightly on my skin near the outer part of each eye. I then squeezed the tube a little to ensure some of the eye cream came out. I didn't need to squeeze the tube much before some of the product was dispensed. This is definitely a case of squeezing the tube gently. I then did the same the other side, replaced the lid back onto the tube and got ready to dab the cream in.
Using my ring finger I gently dabbed the cream from the outer corner in towards the nose. I did this very gently, without applying much pressure. I had to dab my finger over the area a few times to ensure that the cream was dabbed in fully. The cream in white and is thicker than I imagined, so you do only need to use a small amount of the cream for each eye. The cream felt slightly cooling as I dabbed it in. After dabbing the cream in and looking in the mirror the area, it looked really moisturised. As the cream claims to minimise dark circles and reduces the appearance of wrinkles I was going to have to assess the results in at least 3-4wks time. I would continue using this cream in the morning and evening and then record the results.
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Before reviewing the results of the product, I used it for at least 3wks. Over the course of 3 weeks I will admit that I was surprised to see a reduction in the appearance of the dark circles under my eyes. Although they hadn't completely disappeared they had been reduced and didn't look anywhere near as dark as they had a few weeks previously. I was impressed by this and also pleased that the cream had definitely helped to fade them a little. To be honest I didn't expect the cream to rid of the dark circles totally, so I was pleased that they had at least faded. In terms of fine lines around my eyes as I am fairly young, I didn't have many fine lines anyway. I haven't seen a reduction in the one or two I had but at the same time I haven't noticed any new one's appearing either. I found that the cream helped to keep the gentle eye area moisturised as well as helping to reduce the dark circles and appearance of fine lines.
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I didn't go into my local Boots store with the intention of purchasing this product; however as it was on offer with another Nivea product I was buying I thought I may as well purchase this to go with it. I have used eye creams and products in the past which claim to reduce the appearance of dark circles; however none of these products really worked. I haven't really used any skincare products in the Nivea Q10 range so I wasn't really sure what to expect from it. To be honest I didn't expect any miracles from this product. I found the cream really easy to apply and I like that it has a long applicator nozzle on the end of the tube. I applied the product every morning and evening for at least 3weeks and noticed that the dark circles under my eyes had been reduced. Although they weren't gone completely I was happy enough and also impressed that this seemed to make them less obvious. I can't really comment on the product reducing the appearance of fine lines, because I don't have many anyway but I haven't seen anymore appear which is a positive sign. In terms of value the product is quite pricey; how-ever I did manage to get this product as part of a really good offer so it worked out that I didn't actually pay much for this item in the end anyway. I will definitely continue to use this product and will most likely be purchasing it again. This is a great product for helping to reduce dark circles and reducing the appearance of fine lines; how-ever it won't eliminate dark shadows and fine lines completely.
(review also on ciao)
I am quite a fan of Nivea for basic, everyday skincare products. I find them reasonably priced and usually effective. I first bought this eye cream a few years ago, when I turned 30, and started to notice the effects smoking, sun and a lot of smiling around my eyes. I have fine lines at the side of my eyes and just under the outside edge of my eyes. Like everyone, they become deeper and more noticeable when I smile, but as the years have progressed, they don't spring back as quickly when I stop smiling now! I have also inherited an unfortunate tendency to get dark circles under my eyes (I blame my mother as she has them too). This eye cream normally costs approximately £8.00, but I frequently find it on special offer in Superdrug. Because only a tiny amount is needed for each application this makes it quite good value. A tube usually lasts me 3 months+, applying it every day.
Packaging - The outer packaging is a white cardboard box, with comprehensive information on the effects, ingredients, and directions for use. Inside the box is a 15ml plastic tube with a screw top. The back of the plastic tube also has some information, directions and contact details (useful if like me you throw the outer packaging away as soon as you open it).
Product - Squeezing a small amount out of the tube there is a faint, but noticeable, fragrance. The smell is clean and pleasant and reminds me a little of baby products. As the packaging states it is fragrance-free I assume this is the natural smell of the ingredients. The active ingredient is Coenzyme Q10, said to stimulate the bodies' own ability to renew skin cells, which naturally declines as we age. It is dermatologically and opthalmologically approved, and is suitable for contact lens wearers, which is a real bonus for me as I have experienced irritation in the past using other eye creams whilst wearing my contact lenses. It contains UVA and UVB protection to help prevent new wrinkles forming as a result of sun exposure.
I find the cream to be light and fresh feeling, not heavy or sticky at all. The directions tell you to apply a small amount under the eye and dab gently towards the nose. I read somewhere that pulling and dragging at the delicate under-eye skin can damage it and encourage wrinkles, so I use my ring finger to apply and gently pat the cream to spread it under my eyes. Using my ring finger to do this means I apply less pressure. The cream is quickly absorbed and doesn't leave any residue.
Effects - After using it for several years, on and off, I believe it has improved the appearance and texture of the skin around my eyes, making wrinkles less noticeable. I also think it has slowed the clock, because I can't see any more lines now than I had four years ago. For me it hasn't made a significant difference to my dark circles, but this may be because mine are genetic rather than as a result of too many late nights! Overall I think this is a great cream, effective and a pleasure to use.
I have fine lines under my eyes and as am nearing 30 thought I should try and do something about it. I heard good reviews about Nivea Visage Q10 plus eye cream so thought I'd give it a go.
It claims that it supports your skin's own anti-wrinkle processes to fight wrinkles more effectively. For protection against new wrinkles and proven visible wrinkle reduction around the eyes.
It states that after cleansing and removing all make up apply a small amount of cream on ther outer part below each eye and gently dabs towards the nose.
Does it work?
Yes, it moisturises the under eye and firms it up a little, but I am certain that there are other products out there that are better that I have not yet tried. I would possibly buy this again. It costs around £8.00, but think I will continue on my quest for the perfect eye cream!
I'm always looking for a good product to help lessen the lines around my eyes and fade my dark circles. I'm only 29 but have fine lines on the outside of my lower eyelids from years of squinting in the sun. They're probably not that noticeable to anyone but me, however I don't like them! Likewise with my dark circles. They aren't too bad if I put concealer on them but they're there nonetheless and anything I can use to lighten them can only help. I've tried a few products and had mixed results but not yet found anything I want to stick with. The latest product I tried was Nivea Visage Anti-wrinkle Q10 plus eye cream.
WHAT IT DOES
This eye cream will allegedly visibly reduce dark circles and the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. Exactly what I'm looking for! The skins ability to produce energy within its cells reduces with age, hence the skins defence is not so effective so new wrinkles appear and existing wrinkles deepen. After years of research Nivea claim to have produced their best ever anti-wrinkle Q10 plus eye cream. It has 100% more Coenzyme Q10, which supports the skin's energy metabolism from within and helping to fight wrinkles. It also contains UVA and UVB filters to actively protect against sun damage and help prevent further wrinkles forming.
The box tells me I should see the following results:
- Dark circles minimised
- Appearance of fine lines visibly reduced within hours
- Expression wrinkles minimised within 3 weeks
- Appearance of deeper wrinkles reduced in 4 weeks
This cost me about £8.00 from Boots but if you shop around you'll probably find a variety of prices. The cream itself comes in a 15ml tube with a screw cap on the bottom, which is convenient and easy to use. The tube is enclosed in a small cardboard box with a plastic window on the front. The box has information such as how to use, ingredients and expected effects.
The cream is easy to dispense from the tube and lasts a while as only a tiny amount is needed. It is a rich and quite thick cream and is fragnance free. It is dermatologically and ophthalmologically approved and is suitable for contact lens wearers. The recommended age group for using this cream is under 30 to 45.
The cream should be used daily, a small amount of cream applied to the outer part of each eye and gently dabbed towards the nose. Although the cream is thick, it is very easily absorbed and is not too rich for the delicate eye area. I apply the cream twice a day and my current tube has done me a couple of months so far. There is a lot left in it so I expect it will last a while. Nivea recommends it is used in conjunction with Nivea face creams but it works just as well with any cream.
DOES IT WORK?
As stated above, Nivea claim that this cream will show 4 results. Below I look at each result in turn.
Dark circles minimised - TRUE. I am confident that this cream has lightened my dark circles over the course of about a month. I've used other creams that can do this though, so its not exclusive to this cream.
Appearance of fine lines visibly reduced within hours - FALSE. Definitely not within hours. There was no visible difference over the first week.
Expression wrinkles minimised within 3 weeks - TRUE. The cream has greatly reduced the fine lines on the outside of my eyes. They are not so noticeable when I smile - I can only really see them if I screw my face up! However the cream didn't promise to get rid of them altogether, it just claimed to minimise them. And it has done this.
Appearance of deeper wrinkles reduced in 4 weeks - NOT SURE. I've used the cream for over 4 weeks but as I'm quite young my wrinkles aren't really that deep so not sure how it would tackle this problem!
WOULD I USE IT AGAIN?
Maybe. Although to be honest I prefer natural products and products I know are not tested on animals (there seems to be some confusion as to whether Nivea tests or not) so I'll probably try something else. But if I can't find a better product I'd use this one again.
Nivea Visage Anti Wrinkle Q10 Plus Eye Cream; now contains 100% more Coenzyme Q10 / With double the strength of Q10, it supports the skins energy metabolism from within, continuously fighting wrinkles / The formula is further enriched with UVA UVB Filters to actively protect the skin against sun damage and help prevent further wrinkles forming / The light and caring fragrance-free formula is easy to apply and quickly absorbed / As a result: Dark circles are minimised / The appearance of fine lines is visibly reduced within hours / Expression wrinkles are minimised within 3 weeks / The appearance of deeper wrinkles is reduced in only 4 weeks.