Shopping in my local Tesco Extra a while back I picked up one of my favourite skin care brands - Nivea. I had actually been searching for a decent hand cream so was quite pleased when I saw this Nivea Pure and Natural Hand Cream for £2.49 for a decent sized tube. The tube is one of those ones that sits on its own lid and flips back so you can squeeze out the inside contents.
I've used Nivea products for years so really I had no hesitation when deciding whether or not to buy a hand cream from their range. It was labeled as a 'new' product at the time, but I'd left home without my reading glasses and was unable to read the blurb on the back of the tube before I made my purchase.
Once home (and with glasses on) I read that this product contains 95% natural ingredients. It also has no nasty parabens or artificial colours and it also contains Argon Oil. At that time I had only just started to use an Argon Oil product on my hair, so I was especially interested to discover how this oil might work in a product for my skin.
I didn't use this hand cream straight away, I'd actually forgotten I had it for a few days and then used it for the first time about four days after I had bought it. I suffer from dry skin on the tops of my knuckles, and they can become quite cracked and open when the weather is cold and I therefore have to be really quite careful about what sort of products I use on my skin when this happens, for fear of making it worse.
The first time I used this hand cream I'd been washing dishes and my hands did feel quite dry as I hadn't used my rubber gloves. I used only a tiny amount of cream and rubbed it in carefully, paying special attention to the driest parts - my knuckles. The cream is medium consistency, I'd say and it sinks right into he skin almost immediately. I think my hands must have been pretty parched the first time I used this, as I remember squeezing more cream out of the tube and applying a second layer.
It works best when used over a longer period of time, though the results are pretty evident straight away. It smells pleasant, quiet fresh and definitely not strong. In fact, I was quite surprised at how subtle the fragrance was the first time I used this, as a lot of the Nivea products I've used have that sort of 'Nivea' type smell, whereas this doesn't.
It really does soften my skin well and it does not in any way aggravate my existing skin condition. It feels mild and gentle on my skin and it seems to plump my skin out and make it look more youthful.
As I say, it's a product I have been using for quite some time now and I will continue to use it as it is so very effective and it's very inexpensive, especially as I only need to use a small amount. It works well and it a product I trust.
I give this full marks.
I have extremely dry hands and I am very particular which hand creams I use, as most are generally a waste of money for me.
However I am known to dabble in the world of freebies and competitions, and one day, randomly, this tube of hand cream arrived in the post - that's great isn't it? There is absolutely nothing in my day to day life that makes me smile more than a useful freebie!
This tube is 100ml, and current prices on the high street around £2.00 - £2.50, so pretty inexpensive really.
This cream has a pleasant smell, not strong at all, but when you open the tube you are aware of a nice fresh fragrance, it absorbs into the skin quite quickly, which is a definite bonus as far as I am concerned.
For me, this hand cream is not the best - I have terrible dry hands and very few creams on the market improve this - however I do know that my hands are not average. I found this hand cream pleasant, with a nice smell and absorbed into the skin nicely - for anyone with average hands I would imagine that this cream would be perfect for them...
To quote from the product
" Nivea pure and natural hand cream, enriched with Bio Argan Oil, to soften and smooth the skin naturally. The formula supports the skins natural balance, protecting and nourishing dry hands all day long" Skin compatibility dermatogically proven.
Nivea is a household brand that I feel can be trusted, the hand cream is a good price and very nice.
I found that this product made my hands very soft, which is the main thing that I look for when I am choosing a hand cream. I have dry skin on my hands, and from using this cream every morning, night and every time after I washed my hands, after about a month, I found that there was an improvement. I also found that it was especially useful in the winter, as my skin gets very cut from the weather and cracks a lot, but this helped to protect it from the cold and from the harsh winter weathers.
The smell was refreshing, but it did not linger on the hands, and faded quickly. As for the consistency, it was not too thick, in fact it was a little on the thinner side, but I found that it was easily absorbed into my skin and easily spreadable, so this was an advantage.
It is normally on offer in the supermarkets, so you can pick yourself up a bargain!
I am currently in the process of redecorating the interior of my home; a task which plays havoc with the skin on my poor hands. I would previously suffer with extremely dry skin where my knuckles would split and subsequently bleed. Thankfully, these severe symptoms haven't appeared for quite some time, which I believe is due to the fact that I religiously apply hand cream throughout the day with a more generous application at bedtime. I cannot admit to being loyal to any particular brands although I have a few firm favourites, which enable me to keep my condition under control. One of my recent buys is manufactured by a trusted brand namely Nivea with this review discussing my experience with using their Pure and Natural Hand Cream, which is suitable for dry hands.
The cream is presented in a 100 ml sturdy plastic tube that sits on a flip top lid, which is a point I favour when it comes to hand creams as it enables easier application and I don't have to fiddle with a screw top lid whilst my skin is coated in the product. The Pure and Natural range is a fairly new concept for Nivea with the products containing 95% natural ingredients and being free from parabens, silicones, mineral oils and colourants. I was interested to learn that the cream is enriched with Bio Argan Oil, which is the source of vitamin E and is obtained from the nut kernels belonging to the fruits of the organically grown Argan tree. The cream has been designed to support the skin's natural balance whilst protecting and moisturising.
The white coloured cream is of a good consistency and is easily dispensed from the tube where I find that only a small amount is needed to efficiently coat my hands. The scent is very subtle although favourable, but I must admit that I miss the familiar Nivea aroma, but this is a small price to pay for a product that is both natural and effective at carrying out its job. The cream is easily applied to my skin and fully absorbs in just a couple of minutes, which pleasantly surprised me, as generally products designed for dry skin normally take a little longer. The cream leaves a slight sheen on the surface of my skin with the small level of tackiness vanishing a few minutes later, which I feel is more than acceptable.
I am always a little apprehensive when trying out new hand products, particularly as my skin problem will rapidly make an appearance if the cream is not effective enough. However, I need not have been concerned as I find this cream highly moisturising as it leaves my hands feeling wonderfully soft and smooth with no patches of dryness. When I am at home during the day I do not need to reapply each time I wash my hands, particularly as I purchase moisturising hand washes. However, I need to regularly reapply whilst at work due to the horrible cheap wall dispenser style soap, which is terribly drying on the skin. This is a highly effective hand cream and delivers the results that I expect from Nivea. The cream has been dermatologically tested and should be used within 12 months of opening with the tube being recyclable once empty.
I made my purchase of Nivea Pure and Natural Hand Cream from Tesco several months ago and have discovered that until 23 July 2012 Tesco have this product on promotion where it can be purchased for just £2 after which it will return to its normal price of £2.55. This is a high quality hand cream and even at full price it is worth every penny and it comes with my full recommendation together with five stars.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I do buy lots of hand creams, different brands and different prices. I just love to try different products to either test and try because I haven't bought them before or they have been recommended or even just because they are a good price and jump out at me in shops on the shelves.
Nivea is one of my favourite brands I must admit. They have been around for a very long time and products lots of good products that are extremely good quality at an affordable price for most budgets. This one is a product that adds to the list of the above in my opinion.
It comes in tube which has a flip lid and for 100ml it is priced at around £3. I bought it on special offer for just £2, so quite a saving on the full price. The cream is white in colour and has a very rich consistency and not a runny cream. It is soft to the touch and feels smooth while rubbing it into the skin. I find the texture feels nice against my skin. I use just a pea sized amount onto the backs of my hand and then just rub it into my skin. It does rub nicely into the hands in no time at all and just a gentle massage .I find the pea size amount is enough to fully moisturise the skin on both my hands since I am of my mature years, I do need a little more cream than when I was younger because my skin has become much more thinner, so needs a little extra care and attention. I tend to use hand cream more often throughout the day compared to how many times I applied it when I was younger. This one is suitable for more applications for my hands and these amount of times doesn't irritate my skin at all.
It has a slight fragrance to it and one I can best describe as being like a fresh outdoors breeze. A really refreshing smell and one that isn't over powering. It is just a nice soft fragrance. It doesn't last too long on the skin though and soon disappears around 30 minutes or so after applying it to the hands. It feels kind of cooling on the skin as soon as it is applied. While massaging it into the skin on the hands I find it has a really nice cooling effect and one that I find a really pleasant feeling. This one doesn't have a sticky feeling on the skin as I have found some other brands to feel. This one just soaks into the skin in no time at all and just leaves the skin feeling nice and soft and extremely smooth. It claims to give a 24 hour intensive soothing moisture for the skin. I do find it gives a lasting moisture for my more mature skin.
Most of the ingredients are natural, Chamomile and Algan oil are 2 of the main ingredients. Chamomile for the natural soothing for the skin and the Algan oil for a source of Vitamin E. The cream is also suitable for sensitive skin. My skin is dry and sensitive and I have found this cream with these ingredients suitable and work well for my hands. I really helps nourish my skin to help keep it soft.
The price of this one is quite a good one at just £3 for a 100ml tube. This amount of cream does last for a long time. Nivea is a good brand and been around for many years and so reliable, I think for a well known brand this price is an amazingly cheap price for the work it does for the skin in my opinion. I have bought much more expensive hand creams that are nowhere near the quality this one has for the skin in my opinion.
I wash my hands quite a lot during the day and so have to use a hand cream quite a lot to keep them nice and soft and this one is a really nice cream to use on a more regular basis. It puts the moisture back into my skin and gives a nice soft feeling and a lovely appearance on the skin. I trust Nivea and highly recommend this cream for anyone to give it a go. It is affordable and works.
I will buy this one again because it is a good quality and good value for money cream. It works perfectly to moisturise my skin and gives me all the results that I expect from a branded hand cream.
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I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
This is a nice hand cream from Nivea.
I say "nice", actually it is gorgeous.
The hand cream has a lovely thick consistency and it smells fab. It has a clean fresh smelling scent that makes it a pleasure to use. The hand cream absorbs quickly and easily into your hands so you don't have to wait around too long for the hand cream to absorb. I find that I can soon get on with my daily tasks after using this hand cream, say after around five minutes.
I suffer from dry/ brittles nails often and I find that this hand cream adds moisture to my hands, leaving my hands softer and smoother. My nails are less prone to breaking and my cuticles are a lot neater and smoother. The hand cream leaves a pleasant scent on your hands after use and if you use it at bedtime you wake up to lovely soft hands in the morning.
You can also use this hand cream alongside moisturising gloves, just apply the hand cream first and put the gloves over the top. I can't remember how much I paid for this hand cream as it was a bit of an impulse buy. However it's good value and it lasts ages. I save it in my locker at work and use it as needed. A little goes a long way so try not to drown your hands in it as it will take longer to absorb. It's great used during the winter months as it adds lost moisture and suppleness to dry/ cracked hands.
Have you ever counted how many times a day you wash your hands? Try and if you are good at counting you may be surprised by the result! In this very "Health and Hygiene" conscious land our hands are in and out of water constantly, especially if you are a Mum( or Dad!) with a child or preparing meals and so your hands can become dry and it's essential to use a good hand cream to keep them soft and hydrated.
I had nearly finished a tube I'd been using and looked in Tesco for a replacement when I spotted a tube of Nivea. Something I remember from my childhood in a blue tin! Nivea has actually been on the market for over 100 years and is a well trusted name, although this tube looks very modern and although it has the blue and white brand name it looks modern and is described as being "Pure and Natural". Paul Beiersdorf gave his name to the company who produced Nivea in the 1880's and it is still the name of the company now.
What does the tube look like? The white tube has a pale green picture with some leaves and pale yellow what at first I thought was flowers but decided it is small globules of Argan oil! A little stamp says it is 95% natural origin, and gives protection for Dry hands. It has a blue flip lid and stands upright on this base.
On the back of the tube there is some information about the product stating that the Argan oil helps soften and smooths the skin. The formula supports the skin's natural balance protecting and nourishing dry hands all day long. There are no parabens, no colourants, no silicones and no mineral oils contained in it.
And what on earth is Argan oil I hear you ask, it is also known as liquid gold and is becoming more popular in this country now in beauty products although Berber women have used it for years and they are being paid a fair wage for they work in Morocco. It contains a lot of Vitamin E.
So do you want to know about the product? The hand cream is white and fairly thick but soon is absorbed into your skin as you rub it in, a little goes a long way and the fragrance is one I really like, the smell reminds me of sea fresh smells similar to other shower gels and air fresheners, but the fragrance soon disappears so won't clash with perfume. If it hadn't said there was no silicone I would have thought it contained some as it reminds me of products I used to use from Avon which were silicone and left your hands feeling soft and protected from washing up liquids etc.
How often do you need to apply? A difficult question, I might only apply it once a day or might use it four or five times, depending on what I'm doing and what condition my hands are in. I leave the tube besides the computer as I often come through from the kitchen and sit down to relax online and give my hands a treat. My hands feel soft for quite a long time after applying but I'm quite likely to have my hands in water after an hour or two although if I just wash my hands after using the toilet I don't always apply again as my hands will still fell soft, whereas if I'm doing hand washing of clothes or dishes I will probably re-apply. My hands aren't left feeling greasy or sticky, and if they were feeling itchy after cleaning products it soothes them instantly.
I bet you want to know how much it costs. Well I paid £2.55 in Tesco and saw it at Boots for just over £3, so thought I had a bargain but Sainsbury's currently sell it at £1.70 for a 100 mls tube so that makes it a really good buy.
Would I recommend it? You bet I would, it's keeping my hands nice and soft and is a good price and women in other countries are benefiting from me buying it.
The skin on my hands is incredibly dry during the winter and the past few weeks it has been horrendous, which is ironic really as the weather seems to have warmed up a bit. I feel like I have constantly been applying hand cream to stop the peeling and the soreness where my skin feels so dry it is almost cracking.
I got my tube of the Nivea Pure and Natural hand cream from my sister, alongside some other Pure and Natural products. I had already tried both the body lotion and lip balm from this range and liked both, so I was looking forward to giving this one a try.
The hand cream is packaged in a white tube with a sturdy blue flip top lid and has accents of green, which fit in well with the natural theme. I don't think this will win any awards for design, but it is reasonably nice to look at all the same and more importantly functional.
The product is 95% natural and enriched with bio Argan oil which Nivea say will soften and smooth the skin naturally. It contains no mineral oils, no parabens, no silicones and no colourants.
I use this hand cream in my kitchen - pretty much every room in my house has its own hand cream at the moment! I use it most often before doing the washing up - I apply a layer to my hands then put on rubber gloves, as the heat from the water helps the cream soak in. I also apply it after washing my hands, which of course I do frequently in the kitchen, as I find that my skin tends to become even drier after washing.
The hand cream is white and glossy and has quite a thin consistency. I'd actually describe it more as a lotion than a cream. As it is dispensed I can detect a faint but pleasant aroma. It smells quite natural and fresh - a leafy sort of scent, which reminds me of spring.
The hand cream rubs in easily, with only a relatively small amount needed per application. It sinks into the skin quickly and although it does leave a slight residue on my hands, I don't mind too much as they don't feel slippery or greasy, so I can usually continue with whatever I have been doing without having to worry.
In terms of moisturising, this has worked really well for me. The first thing I notice when I apply it, is simply the comfort that it brings to my hands. It relieves any soreness immediately, which obviously is a great benefit. I find that my hands feel much softer and more hydrated and visibly the skin looks brighter and less flaky. I have also noticed that my cuticles look so much better after application, as they are another place where I have been getting really bad dryness.
As I was given this rather than buying it myself I had to look up the price. Like most things it varies a bit depending on where you shop, but I found the following prices below:
Boots - £3.05
Tesco - £2.55
That makes Tesco cheapest at the moment, but even at the higher price charged by ASDA I feel this is good value for money. The tube holds 100ml and must be used within 12 months of opening.
Overall, I've been very pleased with this hand cream. It smells pleasant, absorbs well and is hydrating without being sticky or greasy. I like the fact that Nivea are taking a step towards using more natural ingredients in their products and I would be happy to buy another tube of this when the one I have runs out.