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The NIVEA Q10 PLUS Age Defying Hand Cream is available for GBP 4.45.
The hand cream is described as follows. "NIVEA Q10 PLUS Age Defying Hand Cream effectively preserves the natural beauty of your skin by reducing the appearance of ageing and smoothing your hands."
This is a review of the Nivea age defying Q10 plus anti wrinkle hand cream I picked up recently. I seem to get through a lot of hand cream although I don't think I need anti wrinkle for my hands just yet! I can't stand that feeling of 'dry hands' yet I have struggled in the past to find the right balance between a hand cream that is not too greasy.
The Nivea packaging is iconic and one that I immediately feel a sense of trust for. The tube is plastic with a flip top lid and holds 100ml of product that will last me a couple of months even with daily use. The tube is white which has a fade to yellow on it. It looks fresh and modern.
I use about a hazel nut shaped lump of cream to do my hands although I tend to find it's too much and end up doing my arms as well! I just can't help myself from doing this. I often go back for a bit more so I can do this! My fingers are left with just the right amount of moisture on them without them feeling slippy or slidey and I can get back to typing on my keyboard straight away. I keep the tube in my handbag for use when I need it and this tends to be two or three times a day (or none if I am mega busy and under the cosh!). Smell wise, it has a light clean fragrance, lightly reminding me of a sun cream but not too much that way.
I really like the texture and performance of this hand cream and it doesn't matter to me that it is age defying and anti wrinkle, it all helps against the inevitable I think! I really think I got a bargain with this hand cream too (see next paragraph). This is the sort of product that works for all generations so would make an ideal gift for mums (unless they are a bit sensitive about the mention of wrinkles!).
I paid just 99p for this hand cream, in the shop with the same title. What a bargain!
I'd definitely buy this again if I see it in the shops, I've got no criticism of this product at all and can happily recommend it to all ages. It's great quality and a high performing product.
Nivea Age Defying Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle Hand Cream for dry hands with Q10 & UV Filters is supplied in a white top down plastic tube with a blue flip lid, making it easy to use and squeeze out almost every last drop.
* The icon on the tube tells the consumer that the product is good for 12 months after opening.
* There is no recycle icon.
"NIVEA Age Defying Q10 plus ANTI-WRINKLE Hand Cream effectively preserves the natural beauty of your skin and help prevent the signs of aging."
Having discovered the charms of Nivea Q10+ Anti Aging Night Cream, I had to try the other products in the range. So when I got down to my last 5 tubes of hand cream I bought a tube of Nivea Q10+ when it was on offer. The hand cream in common with the day cream has the benefit of a sun protection factor (SPF) 15, which is especially useful to help protect against damage from sun and free radicals. The cream has a light soft texture and fragrance and quickly and easily smoothes into my skin. My hands feel soft, look smooth and although there are no claims, my cuticles are healthier than they have ever been. I like the fact that this hand cream has built in SPF 15, as so often it is easy to forget to apply sun lotion to hands. I used that first tube for all sorts of situations as it was my kitchen sink cream. I tend to have several tubes of hand cream on the go at once: one in my handbag, one by the sink, one at work, one in the car and one on the bedside table. I am currently using my second tube of Nivea Q10+ hand cream as my bedside table tube and use it every night before I go to sleep. I know the SPF is not relevant for night time use, but I am currently enjoying nice healthy, soft skin on my hands. I don't know if this is entirely down to this product as my favourite at the moment is actually Neal's Yard Bee Lovely.
The fragrance is subtle, with alight soft bouquet.
Anyone - male or female
I honestly believe this cream would suit all.
In conclusion, this is an extremely pleasant all round hand cream with the added benefits of anti aging properties, age defying Q10+ and SPF15 to protect against UVA and UVB, with its subtle fragrance men can easily use it without fear of smelling too floral and I would expect it to suit everyone.
Price and availability:
I think this is usually about £4.99 for the 100ml tube, I stock up when it is on offer and it is almost always on offer somewhere. I buy it from Superdrug, Sainsbury's or Morrison's, including Superdrug on-line and it is also available from eBay and Amazon. I am sure it is widely available. Look out for it on offer.
Unfortunately, I've suffered problems with the skin on my hands for many years where it becomes extremely dry, particularly along the knuckles, which often split and bleed. As a result, it is essential for me to regularly apply hand creams to keep the skin hydrated. Whilst I cannot admit to being brand loyal I have a few favourites and I always choose products that are suitable for dry skin, particularly as they claim to offer a high level of moisturisation.
Over the last couple of months I have been carrying out a considerable amount of DIY in my home, which, unfortunately, has had a significant impact on the condition of my skin due to the amount of dust, which has caused my hands to feel extremely dry. In order to treat the problem I began using Nivea Age Defying Q10 Plus Hand Cream, which is intended for dry hands and this review discusses my experience.
I'm a real fan of Nivea's multi-purpose cream; a product that has been around for many years, so my trust in the brand was one of the deciding factors for my purchase of Nivea Q10 Plus. The packaging is very appealing to the eye where we are presented with 100 ml of cream, which is contained within a sturdy plastic tube that neatly sits on an easy to open and close flip top lid. The pure white coloured cream is easily dispensed and offers a fairly thick consistency, which is effortlessly applied to the skin. I love the adorable aroma, which almost mirrors the familiar Nivea scent although I'm sure that I can witness the addition of a delicate hint of floral. I found that only a small amount was needed and after massaging into my skin, the cream glistens as it gently lingers on the surface and I adore the slight tingling sensation as it is fully absorbed within just a few minutes.
Whilst I am not particularly concerned about stickiness or tackiness when applying hand creams before bedtime, I cannot bear using them during the day. Fortunately, I experienced no issues as the only noticeable and immediate difference to the surface of my skin was a wonderful silky softness. Nivea advises that the cream contains Q10, which is a fairly new concept in skin care and it is claimed that it will boost skin repair and renewal and lower free radical damage. As a result, it is alleged that the hand cream will preserve the skin's natural beauty and prevent the signs of ageing. As I am now in my mid-forties I am very conscious about keeping my hands in tip top condition, particularly as they are beginning to show my age with far too many fine lines and wrinkles.
Despite the fact that I found the cream delivered a soft and smooth texture to the surface of my skin I did not find it sufficiently moisturising. The palms of my hands felt soft enough, but unfortunately, the backs of my hands and between my fingers remained rather dry and were only slightly moisturised. During the period that I used the cream my skin condition somewhat worsened where I suffered a number of splits on the tips of my fingers and the cream simply wasn't effective enough to repair them. As a result, it was necessary for me to use a more intensive cream for a few days and I returned to this product once my skin had improved.
I'm of the opinion that this cream would be efficient for those people with normal skin types, but it is not effective for combating dryness and replenishing lost moisture. As an additional test to ascertain its strength, I religiously applied a small blob to one of my elbows where I experience dryness unless sufficiently moisturised. As my skin was adequately moisturised with another product prior to using Q10, my elbow was soft and smooth. However, within two days of using the hand cream the dry patch reappeared, which was very disappointing. On a positive note, the cream contains UVA and UVB filters, which assist in the prevention of age spots. Whilst the reverse of the tube displays considerable marketing blurb, I found it rather strange that the words "moisturiser" or "hydration" are not once used. As a consequence, Nivea are focusing on the alleged anti-wrinkle and age preventing abilities of this product although I cannot admit to my fine lines or wrinkles appearing reduced.
Due to the reasons discussed above, I cannot recommend this hand cream, which should be used within 12 months of opening and has been dermatologically tested. I believe I paid £4.40 for my 100 ml tube, which is really disappointing, particularly as it does not live up to its claims.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading
I have to admit being rather impressed by this hand cream, as it was an impulse buy, and a lot cheaper than some of the hand creams I have used in the past. I bought it during a lunchtime, as my hands were painfully dry and chapped, and I had no hand cream with me at the office. I also wanted to see whether it was good value for money, as I am trying to cut down my spend on hair and beauty products.
What a surprise this cream is. It is easily absorbed, non-greasy, and left my hands really, really super smooth. It felt far more expensive on my hands than the price that I paid for it .
This cream also comes with the added advantage of sunscreen, which is something I look for in all of my skin products - why look sun-damaged and crepey before your time?!
The only disappointment is the packaging. Whilst completely functional, it could do with an overhaul aesthetically - at present the packaging screams 'nothing special'. New packaging could make it look far more luxe. However, that's a small complaint about a big hand cream. Well done Nivea for producing such a great value product.
I bought this as I am paranoid about ageing and the hands I think do particularly take a lot of wear and tear! I like it because it has Q10, the anti ageing ingrediatent found in many of Nivea's products. Also it filters UV rays, which age the skin.
It is a nice cream to apply, it is thick enough to feel you have it on, but not so thick that it doesn't feel nice. It does, however, take a few minutes to soak in which can be annoying if you are in a rush. The smell is light too, not overpowering, which is good.
It would be a better product if it had even more sun damage protection; other hand creams on the market have SPF 10 or higher, which this one does not appear to, which would make it a much better product in my view. However, I will buy it again.
My hands often get dry and tight in both winter and summer. I'm not a big fan of gloves, so cold wintery weather takes it's toll on my hands, and in the summer I'm in and out of the sea in my spare time so they have to contend with the drying effects of salt water. I don't have age spots yet (thanks only to religious application of copious amounts of sunscreen I'm sure!), but my hands do look older than they once did. I've used a variety of hand creams for years, but when I saw Nivea Age Defying Q10 Plus in my local Boots store recently I thought it had to be worth trying.
I've been a fan of Nivea products for years, and distinctly remember the familiar blue and white pot of Nivea cream on my grandmothers' bedside table. I find that particular cream too heavy and greasy, but I love most of Niveas other products. Nivea is a well known brand produced by the German company Beiersdorf. They first produced the original Nivea cream in 1911, and over the years have diversified to produce a huge range of skin care products, as well as a medical wound care range.
The Age Defying Q10 Plus hand cream is packaged in a white plastic tube, with a blue flip-top lid. The distinctive blue and white Nivea logo is clearly visible on the front, with all the information I would expect to find on the back of the tube; ingredients, company contact details, directions for use and a summary of the products' claims. It is available in a 100ml tube for £4.16 from Boots, but it is also available in a mini tube for under £1.50 from chemists and supermarkets, which is ideal for travelling.
The fragrance of this hand cream is very subtle, and not easily detectable on my hands after use. To me Nivea products always smell clean, fresh, and slightly powdery; this is not an obviously girlie smell.
The texture of this cream is thin enough so it is easily applied, and thick enough that it doesn't run everywhere. For me, this is a Goldilocks hand cream, not too thick, not too thin, but just right. It is easy to control the amount that comes out of the tube, so none of the cream goes to waste. It feels light and fresh when applied to my hands, and is rapidly absorbed, although this could just be because my hands are exceptionally thirsty and in need of the extra moisture. Because it is absorbed so quickly I find I don't need to leave it more than a minute before I am able to carry on with whatever I need to do. I don't find this cream at all greasy, and it leaves no residue on my hands.
As well as the usual emollients, the active ingredient in this hand cream is Co-Enzyme Q10. Co Q10 occurs naturally in every cell in our bodies. The highest concentration is found in the cells' mitochondria, this is the powerhouse of the cell which converts food into energy. CoQ10 has been the subject of extensive medical research for many years and is associated with health benefits relating to heart disease, high blood pressure, dementia and gum disease to name just a few. It acts as an antioxidant and helps protect the cells against free radical damage. As our bodies age our ability to produce CoQ10 naturally declines. The visible impact of this is that without the energy provided by CoQ10 our skin begins to produce less collagen and elastin, looking older, more tired and less springy. So the science sounds good, more Co Q10 should result in younger looking skin, however, I'm always a little sceptical about these claims. My brain tells me that the tiny quantities in these creams, applied topically, are unlikely to penetrate the skin sufficiently to have a significant effect, but my heart still hopes for a wonder cream that will make my skin 20 years younger!
My hands certainly look smoother and more nourished after using this hand cream, but I believe that is more to do with the moisture, temporarily plumping up the surface skin cells, than the effect of Co Q10. Overall I find this a very pleasant hand cream to use, it moisturises effectively and although it is not the cheapest hand cream around, a tube lasts a long time so I think it is pretty good value for money. I don't think it turns back the hands of time, but maybe I'll revisit this review in 10 years and let you know whether it stopped the clock!
Why have they changed the formulation of this fantastic product? I have used Nivea Q10 Age Defying Hand Cream for ages and love it because it soaks straight in to my thirsty dry skin, and doesn't feel greasy, so I can get on with what I'm doing straight away. I recently ran out of cream so went to buy some more and found the design on the tube had changed but the name is still the same so I assumed that the product was too. How wrong I was! The cream is now so greasy and it doesn't absorb, so that half an hour after using it I still can't hold a pen to write without it slipping out of my greasy palm like an oily fish!!! Why change something that was such a great product? I'm afraid I will be looking for an alternative cream in future, which makes me and my dry chapped (and now greasy) hands very sad!!
I found a sample of Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10 Plus in a magazine and was immediately converted. My hands get very dry in the winter, and now that I have reached my 40s, dry equals old looking. I use a lot of hand cream, but I've found that many anti ageing products fail to live up to their promises and my expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I went out and bought a 100ml tube after my initial trial of the hand cream and have now been using it for about 6 months.
Nivea claim that this hand cream "smoothes hands and reduces the appearance of premature ageing." The cream contains Coenzyme Q10 which is said to "support the skin's energy metabolism from within." It also contains UVA and UVB filters. The cream is light weight, non greasy and easily absorbed - unlike many hand creams on the market. It also has a light and pleasant smell.
This hand cream immediately makes my hands feel softer and well moisturised. Remarkably my skin does appear younger looking after application. I think the skin seems to plump up a little as the moisturisers work. Unfortunately this transformation is not permanent and you will need to reapply after washing your hands. A little of this hand cream goes a reasonably long way. I use it a couple of times a day, and I am still on my intial tube.
A 100ml tube of Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10 Plus currently costs £4.16 in Boots. You can buy cheaper hand creams. However, this one not only moisturises well, it does give younger looking hands. In my opinion this is a reasonably priced and effective anti ageing product.
** This review also appears on Ciao**
The tube is made of a soft plastic and is light gold in colour; the lid is a solid blue plastic with a flip top. On the front is the brand and product name and a little information on the product. On the back is more information on the product, ingredients, contact information, size of the bottle which is 100ml, the fact that the tube can be recycled and once opened the product needs to be used within twelve months.
I was looking for a hand cream to help my dry hands and to either help prevent aging skin or to improve it, as age spots on the hands run in my family. Also I think people tend to forget about their hands when it comes protecting them from the sun. My hands do tend to get very dry from all the washing up and having to wash my hands all the time due to having a toddler and I needed something that would be quite moisturising too. I therefore picked out Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10 Plus, it seemed like a good thing as most products from there range I have got along with. On trying the cream I noticed it was white in colour and quite thick in consistency. It had a pleasant smell which I can't quite put my finger on but it did smell fresh and clean. On rubbing the cream into my hand I noticed it was silky soft and rubbed in well and didn't leave a sticky feeling. My hands felt soft and smooth and they drank up the moisturising properties. You only need to use a small amount of the cream and my tube so far has lasted a month and is still half full. The fact that it has UVA/UVB filters is a big plus for me to, I think a hand cream should have this in or SPF. After using this for a while now I have noticed that my skin is certainly softer and firmer. I don't know how well this would work on older skin then mine being only 27 but I'm guessing it would help a lot. This is a hand cream I would recommend although on the pricier side of hand creams I still think it is well worth the money spent.
Price and Availability
Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10 Plus is available in most beauty stores, supermarkets and online. It is priced from £3.89 onwards and is currently on a buy one get one half price offer in boots.
I suffer from dry skin on my hands, which is exacerbated by cold weather and harsh hand-washes. It's unpleasant to have rough, cracked hands - it feels very sore, looks dreadful, and means that it's less easy to have hygienically clean hands (microbes can hide in the cracks and rough skin, apparently).
Someone recommended a Tesco's own Q10 hand cream to me. I don't have a Tesco locally, so when I noticed a Nivea Q10 product for sale in Sainsburys priced at £3.19, I thought I'd try it. I needed a new hand cream, and although I'm not sure I need the anti-aging properties yet, I thought it couldn't do any harm.
The packaging is the usual tube-type container, with a flip top lid. When I got home, the flip-top lid was damaged, but this could have been my fault rather than a design flaw. I tried the hand cream overnight, because I find it annoying having hand cream on my hands whilst I'm trying to do various activities like typing, washing up or even brushing my hair - all hand creams do provide a bit of greasiness, I think.
It was absorbed fairly well into my hands - I put rather a lot on, so it wasn't all absorbed. It smelt pleasant and fresh, and felt soothing. In the morning, my hands felt a lot softer and happier - I think the 'Q10' element of hand creams does make them faster acting than usual hand creams - whatever Q10 is!
I'd recommend this hand cream to anyone, whether or not they're looking for an anti-aging product.
Please note that I've also posted this review on Ciao.
I was waiting for a bus opposite Tesco and my hands were feeling uncomfortably dry and chapped, I was also thirsty and needed a drink, so I quickly went into the supermarket and grabbed a bottle of water and a random tube of hand lotion.
I chose the Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10Plus lotion just because I liked the colour of the tube really. It is a pearly pale gold with gold and silver metallic accents and a dark blue flip-top cap that's coloured to match the blue Nivea logo. The cap shuts firmly so I didn't have to worry that it would spill inside my bag.
The writing on the tube says the lotion now has double Q10 strength, and it 'smoothes hands and reduces the appearance of premature ageing'. It contains UVA/UVB filters.
Q10 occurs naturally in the skin, and it's been proved that Q10 levels decrease in the over thirties. Q10 depleted skin is apparently more vulnerable to sun damage as it has reduced ability to produce collagen and elastin. Q10 is a small molecule that is able to pass through the surface of the skin unlike ingredients like AHAs which have been featured in beauty products which were too large to permeate the skin and do any good.
The tube contains 100ml and stands on its end which will be helpful to get all the lotion from the tube when it starts to run out.
It looks like standard white lotion, it's not pearlescent or anything, and it's not like the anti-ageing hand creams that are coloured beige as if they'll be a foundation for the hands - which doesn't work!
The lotion's non greasy, and it absorbs straight away which is a big plus as no one likes getting greasy marks all over everything for ages after applying their hand lotion. My hands are left feeling really soft and silky, I especially notice it on the backs of my hands. It's one of the best hand lotions I've ever used.
The lotion is lightly scented, it's very subtle and reminds me of sun cream, I can't quite identify it but it's light and summery.
On occasion I go to bed with my hands slathered in thick hand cream using cotton gloves to protect my sheets. I probably wouldn't use Nivea Q10 Plus for that job, I would use a cheap thick aqueous cream, however for those times when I'm working and feel my hands are becoming irritatingly dry this lotion quenches their thirst very well and quickly.
Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10Plus is currently priced at £3.00 in Superdrug down from £3.70.
I got to try out Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10 Plus quite by accident. I received a free sample of another Nivea product with my monthly She magazine. Along with the sample came the request to fill in a short online survey about that product and a certain number of people who responded would get a free full sized product. I selected the hand cream as my free product and was amazed when it arrived in the mail a few days later.
My husband was the first to try out the new hand cream and was very impressed with the silky, creamy feel and the fact that it soaked into his skin within a minute. There was no greasy residue and his hands felt great. Since that day I have been using Nivea Hand Q10 Plus on a daily basis. It also has UVA/UBB filters to help prevent age spots. The cream has a wonderful clean fragrance which is typical of Nivea.
The packaging is very attractive. It consists of a cream-coloured squeeze tube with a silky feel. It also has some silver detailing which makes the product appear luxurious. The lid is royal blue which is easy to flip-up and use. The hand cream does not tend to mess while dispensing.
I can highly recommend trying Nivea Hand Q10 Plus. A 100ml tube will cost £4,18.
The single most important item I own in my toiletries! I could never manage without it. Having suffered from very dry & 'tight' skin and tried most hand creams on the market I can honestly recommend this to everyone. Even my two 20 something yr old daughters love it so thats something coming from such a savvy (read: fussy!) age group. One goes automatically into their xmas stockings and another into their birthday bags too.
I like the flip-top end and the design allows it to be stood on the flip-top so that it is already ready to use, no waiting for the cream to trickle down the tube.
It has a very subtle fragrance and I would be surprised if it offended anyone. A squeeze the size to cover a 5p piece is enough to thoroughly nourish my hands and after the initial few wipes around the hands I then massage all of the cuticles and finish with a quick whizz over my elbows. Done.
This is a non-greasy formulation which doesnt leave any heavy residue or film over your skin.
Ideally have one in your bag, one at your desk and one by your sink then you'll be covered for all situations!
Gone are the dry tight hands and in are the soft, non greasy hands.
I try to buy whenever I see it on offer but general price is just under £4.
I first started suffering with dry hands when my daughter was a baby and I was spending a lot of time with my hands in soapy water cleaning her bottles and other feeding paraphernalia and I tried all different types of hand creams and moisturisers some were really good but too expensive so I started looking out for what was on offer in my local home and bargain store which is when I first tried Nivea hand age defying Q10 plus, I think I paid about £2.99 for the tube and I have seen it in Tesco recently for £4.16.
THE PRODUCT - The cream comes in a squeezy type tube with a blue flip top lid. The claims on the front of the tube are that it 'smoothes hands and reduces the appearance of premature aging with skin's own Q10 Energy complex and UV filters'. The back of the tube tells you how the cream works - 'with double the strength of Q10, it supports the skin's energy metabolism from within, continuously fighting the signs of premature aging' so basically it works by boosting the skins own ability to fight the signs of aging. It also tells us that using the cream should result in reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it has UVA/UVB filters to help to prevent age spots and gives you visibly firmer and smoother skin. It also lists the manufacturers details, address and website and a list of the ingredients.
MY VREDICT - I like the flip top lid on this tube as it is easy to open and close with one hand if necessary and I find them less messy than screw top lids although a bit of cream does gather on the inside of the lid. The first thing I do with products like this is smell them and this has a lovely light fragrance which isn't too strong but strong enough to leave a lasting scent. When I first squeezed some of this into my hands my initial thought is that is was a thinner consistency than the other hand creams I have used and I wondered if it would have much effect on my hands. It did absorb really well when I rubbed it into my hands leaving them feeling nourished and soft but not at all greasy. It does not say how many times a day Nivea recommend you use this product but I tend to use it 3-4 times a day usually after washing up and before going to bed at night.
I found this product had an effect really quickly, the dry skin I had was much worse on the back of my fingers under where my rings go and on my knuckles where sometimes just making a fist would cause the skin to crack and after using this just twice these areas had improved greatly. Now I use this product every day and my hands are always soft and to look at them or feel them now you wouldn't believe how dry and sore they were. Up to now I have been lucky that my local home and bargain store have always had this in stock when I have needed it so I can pick it up really inexpensively although even at full price I would buy it, even using it 3-4 times a day a tube still lasts me nearly 3 weeks so as well as making my hands feel lovely it is also value for money.
Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10Plus helps prevent and visibly reduce early signs of skin ageing / The skin's own Coenzyme Q10 which helps support your skin cell's natural repair function, helping your skin stay visibly smooth and firm