“ Widely available and reasonably priced, Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising Creme is a versatile and effective moisturiser. It leaves skin feeling soft and fresh. „
I am not usually one for heavy moisturizers. I have quite sensitive skin and if I happen to buy the wrong thing I am quite likely to end up worse off than if I hadn't bothered.
However, a recent cold had left my skin sore and parched with tell-tale redness around my nose so I decided I had to do something. I went to the supermarket and looked for the most basic looking cream I could find which just happened to be Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising Creme. I can't remember the exact price but I know it was a good deal less than a fiver, as I didn't want to spend too much in case the cream didn't suit me.
This thick, cool cream was deliciously soothing to my face and the dry, sore patches seemed instantly rehydrated and smooth. A little does go a long way but after I have smoothed enough over my face and neck I simply rub the rest into my hands, which are also looking much better as my job means that I have to wash them frequently which does lead to dry chapped skin.
The cream has a very light, fresh fragrance which would not interfere with perfumes and for such a thick, creamy texture, it soaks in quite quickly.
As it doesn't irritate my skin at all,I apply it at night and also under my foundation for daytime, however I put this on some time before my make-up so I can be sure it has soaked in and won't affect the lasting power of my foundation.
I will buy this cream regularly now I have discovered it. The tube fits easily into my bag so I can apply it between hand washes at work and it really does seem to do exactly the job it's supposed to.
The NIVEA Soft moisturising cream is available for GBP 2.45.
The cream comes in a white tube with a white lid. On the tube are the product name and the product information. The tube contains 75 ml.
The cream is described as follows. "NIVEA Soft is a highly effective, revitalising moisturising cream for everyday use. The light formula with Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil is quickly absorbed and refreshes the skin. Enjoy the invigorating feeling that leaves your skin soft and supple all day long."
The ingredients are Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Myristyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Stearic Acid, Myristyl Myristate, Cera Microcristallina, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit), Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Dimethicone, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol and Parfum.
The cream has a creamy consistence. The cream can be applied well and absorbs well. The skin feels soft and smooth after application, the cream leaves a pleasant feeling on the skin. The cream moisturizes and cares for the skin. The cream does not leave a greasy film on the skin.
The cream has a pleasant, floral scent. The scent can be noticed after application.
I can recommend the NIVEA Soft moisturising cream, as the cream moisturizes the skin and leaves a pleasant feeling on the skin. The skin feels soft and smooth.
I can recommend the NIVEA Soft moisturising cream, as the cream moisturizes the skin and leaves a pleasant feeling on the skin. The skin feels soft and smooth.
This is a great product that can work on your face, hands and body.
For me it's the fragrance, it's absolutely comforting and gorgeous.
I would describe this as a thick cream that is heavy to spread over the skin. You may need to warm the cream up first to enable it to spread better.
I really only use this product when I have time to allow it to sink in because it doesn't absorb quickly enough to rush out the door afterwards.
The results for me far outweigh the greasiness. This is a lower end price product, I would say, but it feels and smell richer than that, so you feel like a little bit of luxury. In some cases this was much better than higher end products of cream I have tried!
I use this mainly on my knees and elbows morning and night and the results after a few days is brilliant. My skin feels and looks soft and the scent I wouldn't even bother ruining with a fragrance at all.
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This product has jojoba oil in it and contains even more moisturising care. It also has a refreshing effect on your skin, whilst the Vitamin E helps to protect the skins natural structure. I don’t often use Nivea products, but I find their prices reasonable so may purchase something from the Nivea range if I am a little low on money or have some points on my Boots card to spend. The cream comes in a round plastic tub which is white in colour. The blue Nivea logo stands out clearly on the side and on the top of the lid. On the top of the lid it clearly states what the product is and it also states that it’s suitable for face, hands and body. On the side of the pot it tells you that the product contains jojoba oil and Vitamin E. On the bottom of the pot is a round label which lists the ingredients.
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I purchased a 200ml pot of the cream from my local Boots store where it was priced at £4.28 which I thought was reasonable.
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The cream has a light scent to it, although I wasn’t sure whether I liked this or not. The cream itself is white in colour and looks thick although when applying it to the skin it goes on smoothly and feels slightly silky. A little of this cream goes a long way otherwise I find that it can make you skin feel and look a little greasy. The scent from the cream does stay on your skin for a while. The cream was very kind to my skin and didn’t cause it any irritation at all, despite having sensitive skin. When waking up in the morning my skin not only felt smooth and soft but it looked smooth and soft as well. When applying the cream in the evening and going to bed I found that the scent of the product is no longer on your skin in the morning. The cream made the slightly drier parts of my body such as the knees and elbows a lot softer.
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I really liked this cream despite not being too keen on the smell and I was impressed at how soft and smooth it made my skin. In terms of value I think the product is very reasonable and as you only need to use a little at a time it also makes it long lasting as well. I would definitely consider this product for future purchase.
Nivea never fail to impress me. All their products are of great quality at a great price tag, so you really can not complain. The cream does exactly what it needs to, which is moisturise. I use this as a hand cream because I think generic body lotions that can be used on both your hands and face may be too harsh for your facial skin, especially if you have sensitive. The consistency is thick and creamy and not runny at, so you do not have to rub it in to your hands for a long time until it blends in fully. I love the smell of it, it is enriched with jojoba oil and vitamin E which gives it a great smell. It is extremely refreshing and does not leave you with a heavy perfumey smell. Also, the size of the cream is good for carrying around with you.
This is my absolute travel must! It is the definition of all in one. Use it on your face, body and hands! It''s only a 75ml tube, so you will be able to bring it in flight with you. Always moisturise on board flights! Being in high altitudes dehydrate you. The product is enriched with Vitamin E and Jojoba oil (which interestingly is not an oil but a plant wax), a great combination to nourish your skin. Vitamin E reduces scarring and jojoba oil is a good product for the prevention of wrinkles. These are only one of the many benefits of the two. It smells wonderful, the scent is not too strong, it makes you feel really soothing. The cream is rich but not too heavy. Because it is rich the tube can last quite long (about 2weeks for me). It gives excellent moisture to the skin, it doesn''t clog pores, although if you have an oily face you might not want too thick a layer on your face or else it''ll appear too shiny. It''s really good for the hands, in the time I was using it, no hangnails! It leaves your skin feeling super soft (as the name suggests) It''s also really good for the feet because it gets absorbed really quickly into your skin. Anyway if you don''t like it on your face, you can always use it on your body :D Overall it is a great product that will last for a considerable amount of time. It will suit people who is looking for a rich moisturiser (but not heavy at all on the skin), perfect travel pack moisturiser!
Due having generally dry skin (more so during the colder months) I seem to have accumulated a collection of moisturising creams in a bid to keep the dry skin at bay. Every now and again I come across one of my purchases which has either been left in the bathroom cabinet or fallen down the back of my vanity unit without me realising and thinking it mysteriously grew legs and walked off somewhere. One of those items is the Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising Crème.
I quite like Nivea products having used them on and off for quite a number of years and don't have many complaints as they tend to be run of the mill, every day items which come with bank friendly prices. I cannot remember my reason for purchasing Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising Crème although it was probably because it was either on offer or because it is made specifically for dry skin sufferers.
Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising Crème has been formulated to moisturise the skin which has a formula which is highly effective and is supposed to be quickly absorbed in to the skin for quick results which helps not only sooth the skin but also to provide that much need moisture and nourishment it desperately needs. It has been designed to be used on your face, body and hands making it a versatile cream too although it does come in either a small tube or pot so wouldn't for me be something I'd use on my body, I simply use it on my face and then rub into my hands.
The crème itself comes in a white plastic tube with a white flip top lid which it stands on so you can easily squeeze out the crème. On the front of the tube there is the navy blue Nivea logo together with the product name together with swirls of pale blue and green which I guess fit in with the whiteness of the tube being calming, gentle colours. On the back of the tube there is information about the crème together with all the usual information such as the ingredients and contact information.
The crème itself has been formulated with Jojoba Oil which has well known nourishing properties and Vitamin E which we all know to a protector of the skin's natural structure. Combined they give a crème rich feel to it which is light to the touch and doesn't have a greasy feel to it at all. The crème is pure white in colour and has a very delicate fragrance to it which reminds me of the Nivea Crème which comes in the navy blue pot only lighter so for me this is perfectly fine and once on the skin and absorbed it isn't noticeable at all.
Now although the consistency isn't overly thick it does have a decent consistency where you can squeeze it out of the tube onto your fingers and straight onto your skin without any drips which enables you to easily rub it into the skin. I have noticed that although it doesn't take that long to absorb it isn't the quickest which is the main reason why I don't use it as my day to day cream although I do tend to use it on holiday when I am not wearing make up that often but need something to replenish my skin throughout the day.
Once it is absorbed however, it does manage to nourish the skin but it isn't an over night process as I found out but it only takes a few days to see some noticeable difference in the skin which is great. Dry skin is nourished and hydrated and your skin is left looking a lot healthier and gives your skin the vitality that it is craving. I do find it a useful cream to have not only because it is ideal for dry skin but because it is pH neutral it is also suitable for those with sensitive skin or at least for my skin as it is has never been irritated by this cream.
Although I wouldn't use it on my body, this is purely because of the size of the tube/tub it comes into, it wouldn't last that long although if they did a larger size I wouldn't mind buying it and using it as a body lotion as it does help the skin recover. My only little niggle is the time it takes to absorb which although isn't long to sink into the skin compared to others it doesn't absorb almost instantly and you are left with a slight residue until it completely absorbs.
However, that is my only niggle I'm quite glad I found this cream hiding at the back of my vanity unit! For the price it currently retails at, it won't break the bank and is a handy size to carry around with you especially if you like to re-apply throughout the day. One I would recommend and one I will probably buy again.
== Product Information ==
Price: £2.45 (Superdrug 2014)
Availability: Supermarkets, pharmacies and discount stores
Misc: pH neutral and dermatologically approved.
I've been using this moisturiser for some time now as it went through a spell of being on offer everywhere I went. I have been picking this up for around 99p from the likes of Home Bargains but at full price it costs around £2.49 for 75ml.
The moisturiser contains jojoba oil and Vitamin E for nourishment, and provides intensive moisturisation for hands, face and body. I have to admit that I've only used this on my face as I have separate products for my hands and body. The tube isn't massive so by using it just for my face it lasts surprisingly longer.
The packaging isn't anything worthy of note - simply a tube with flip top lid. I've got through a couple of these now and haven't had any issues getting the dregs out of the bottom of the tube. The fact it sits on the lid so the product inside slides down makes it what I call gravity friendly packaging.
Like most moisturisers this one is white in colour, and I find a little goes a long way. I use a dollop slightly larger than pea sized and that's about right for me personally as my face feels moisturised without feeling greasy. It takes a little longer to absorb than some moisturisers but this doesn't bother me as it does at least feel like my face is getting some decent nourishment. It does however mean that if I'm applying make-up I have to be patient and wait a few minutes after applying.
I have been using this moisturiser over most of winter and despite being prone to dry skin, especially once the windy weather kicks in, my face has remained in good condition and still feels silky soft to touch. I'm impressed that I've had such good results from a budget product, and although I'm not sure if this is doing my face any good in terms of avoiding wrinkles etc, I'm sure it's better than doing nothing.
I will continue to use this product for as long as it remains good value and I am on a budget, as it does a good job without breaking the bank.
I'm not a girly girl and my beauty and cosmetics routine is pretty minimal. I do experience dry skin and have episodes of eczema which can sometimes be irritated by heavily perfumed products and cosmetics. I also find that the skin on my face can start to feel dry, particularly during Winter months when I am exposed to the elements outside and then the drying effects of central heating indoors.
One of the best products I've found to instantly soothe and reduce any patches of dry skin and soreness has to be this simple and rather uninspiring looking cream from Nivea. I constantly have a tube of 'Nivea Soft' cream in my work bag and on the mantelpiece at home ready for instant application. Nivea is quite a traditional cream and is a brand that has been used for generations but this is much better than the original, quite thick and heavy cream that I can remember my own mother using. The only thing that lets this down slightly is the packaging which is quite bland and doesn't make the product particularly easy to spot on the supermarket shelf.
The claims on the product are quite modest. This is described as being dermatologically approved which offers reassurance to anybody like me whose skin can be sensitive and prone to irritation. It also claims to be 'refreshingly soft' which might seem to be an unusual description for a cream but I do think it describes the texture (and the effects) very accurately. I'm also pleased to discover that the cream contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil, although the fairly lengthy list of ingredients does sound quite clinical.
I purchase this in really handy 75ml sized tubes which lasts for a surprisingly long time, even with applications several times each day, but is also really conveniently sized to remain at hand whenever I might need it. This is also available in a larger (200ml) tub format but I have always preferred to use the tubes. I also find the tubes a more hygienic method of application, as I'm not constantly dipping potentially grubby fingers into a tub of cream. (I regularly use this on the go, so am not always able to wash my hands prior to application.)
This is a multi-purpose cream, with the tube clearly indicating that it is suitable for face, hands and body. This is the ideal cream for somebody like me, who really does need to use a moisturiser but doesn't want the inconvenience or expense of needing to use several different products. I use this predominantly on my face but also apply on my hands regularly and, less frequently, on my legs after shaving.
I apply this morning and night to my face and also frequently reapply during the day, whenever I am conscious of my skin beginning to feel dry or simply want to rehydrate my skin. I find the texture of this cream to be perfect for my needs as it is dispensed easily and evenly from the flexible tube, with no waste or spillages. The cream is a perfect white colour with a pleasant but not overly strong scent. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact aroma of the cream but I would definitely say that this is an attractive feminine, floral smell. It is relatively subtle, though, and I've used it on my sons' face and body when needed without any objection from them (and, more importantly, no signs of any irritation or reaction.) My six year old does tend to develop a dry patch under and around his nose, particularly during and after a heavy cold. I have tried various other creams and salves but he often ends up crying as they tend to sting when applied to broken and sore skin. Nivea Soft is one of the few creams that I can use that doesn't cause him discomfort when applied, so I tend to use this when necessary as I know we won't end up with tears.
The scent does not linger once the cream has been rubbed in and the cream is almost instantly absorbed once applied, which is one of the things that I love about this particular version of Nivea. I really dislike the thicker moisturisers that sit on the surface of the skin and leave a sticky noticeable residue behind, especially on my face. Nivea Soft is absorbed straightaway, simply treating any visible or perceived dryness without leaving any shine or greasiness behind. I can feel a difference to the condition of my skin instantly and my skin feels softer and more comfortable for several hours between applications which I love.
Nivea Soft is widely available. I tend to pick this up with my weekly shopping at Morrisons but have also purchased it from Wilkinsons on occasions. I generally pay around £2 for a 75ml tube which I feel is excellent value as a little goes a long way and provides instant and relatively long-lasting results.
This is an all-round cream that I'm happy to recommend as a practical option for anybody who experiences dry skin, whether that is on hands, face or body. It is a really versatile, pleasantly scented and effective option that is easy to apply, instantly absorbed and does not cause any irritation to even the most sensitive of skins.
I stumbled upon this product quite by accident and thank goodness I did, it's been a life saver!
Now, I should point out that the warning on the packaging states the following:
-*Keep out of eyes*-
However AROUND the eye is fine, just don't go poking it in there ;)
Some time ago I noticed that the skin around my eyes was getting a little dry a tired looking. My usual moisturiser is for acne prone skin and only exacerbates the problem so I figured it was finally time to purchase a pot of eye cream.
Having never used them before I had no idea what to look for and the lists of bizarre sounding ingredients really put me off, so I went to the font-of-wisdom that is my Mother! She has the most amazing skin and has always looked after it really well so who better to help me wade through the pseudo-science and false promises of eternal youth?
The first thing she told me was, "Don't bother, I've tried them all and this is just as good as any of them". She held up this small tube of cream that looked like plain old moisturiser to me. Turns out that was pretty much what it was!
So, pleased at the prospect of not having to shell out a small fortune for some fancy potion I gave it a go that same evening. As my Mum had instructed I put a tiny dot of the cream on the tip of my finger and gently dabbed it under my eyebrow and under the eye itself. I rubbed it in with gentle sweeping motions towards the outer corner of my eye being careful not to let any get INTO my eye.
The first thing I noticed was how cool and soothing it felt, my anti-acne moisturiser can make sensitive skin tingle a bit so it felt like quite a treat!
I had no reaction, no redness and my skin felt softer and more supple straight away.
I've been using this twice daily as my eye cream for several weeks now and I'm really impressed. The skin around my eyes feels much less sensitive and is no longer dry or irritable. I've also taken to using this on any dry or sensitive patches on my body and it really is a great all-round moisturiser. No, it's not as luxurious as my extensive collection of body butter but then I don't use it as an all-over lotion, just for the stubborn bits.
A few final points:
There is barely any scent to this at all. In fact I would say it's just the general smell of moisturising cream as there is no scent in the actual product.
The tube is a very handy size, fits well in you bedside cabinet or handbag.
Doesn't leave an oily residue, hurrah!
It's not really suitable to put on acne prone skin but then no "normal" moisturiser is. It doesn't seem to make spots worse but it does seem to delay them going away. Luckily I have a separate product for that though so no worries!
I highly recommend you try this product, even if it's just for rough elbows as it's so quick and easy to apply and can be used pretty much anywhere!
Nivea is a brand I trust and I love trying out new products of theirs and there's a few favourites that can always be found in my handbag. The Nivea Soft cream is one of those favourites.
It comes in many different sizes and is always worth comparing the prices in different shops as at its RRP it is quite pricey for a simple moisturising cream like this, but when on offer it's worth the purchase.
Available from most supermarkets and drug stores are:
- 75ml tube (as pictured) Around £2.50
- 200ml pot around £4.00
- 300ml pot around £6.00
I have found good offers in Savers and Wilkinson before so do look around and stock up when on offer! I often even buy then when abroad as it can be much cheaper in other countries such as Germany.
Whether you get the tube or pot, the cream is white in colour and nice in consistency, not too thin and not too thick. It has a nice creamy smell to it, not overpowering and artificial like some creams, just fresh and lovely.
I use it all over my body and face and it absorbs quickly and nicely, leaving my skin feeling soft and nourished. It's a very good all-rounder for the whole body. It doesn't feel greasy and heavy on your face and it keeps my arms and legs and body nicely moisturised too. So if you are after one lotion for everything this is it.
I have a miniature pot of it that I keep in my handbag and top up when I need to.
Overall it is another fabulous product from Nivea and if you use some of their products already why not give this a shot, it's worth its money.
I picked this moisturiser up on a recent shopping trip as a bit of an impulse buy - or as it turns out, a lucky purchase! Having run out of my previous bottle of nivea lotion and having repeatedly forgotten to buy a replacement, this was the only moisturiser the shop stocked and I thought that if I didn't buy it while I was shopping I would just keep forgetting.
I picked the bottle up and read that this was a moisturising cream for face, body and hands - bingo! I'm not a great one for a beauty regime or routine so this one-stop-shop of moisturising was my dream product. Being Nivea was the other big bonus because I had been so happy with the Nivea lotion I'd got used to.
The cream contains jojoba oil and vitamin E - both are ingredients that I've only come to know about since writing reviews on dooyoo! I read in one article that jojoba oil is very similar to the skin's natural oil and tricks the skin into thinking it's producing more oil than it may be actually doing, thereby being a natural balancer for skin and making it a lovely ingredient in a moisturiser. Vitamin E is known to be good for the condition and regeneration of skin.
The cream comes in a sturdy plastic squeezable tube which has a secure flip-top cap. The cream itself is pure white and quite thick, meaning that it's easy to regulate how much you want to use. My tube is 75ml and stands about 14cm high, coloured white with pale blue shades and the Nivea logo at the top.
As a face cream it's very pleasant to use, it absorbs easily and gives me immediate smoothness to the dry areas I have on my face each morning. Having used it regularly for the last three weeks or so I am actually experiencing less dryness in the problem areas, which is definitely no coincidence. I do still prefer a lotion for my face for reasons I can't quite pin down, but in terms of doing it's job, this cream is first class.
The only real time I use this on my body is after I've shaved my legs when my legs will be screaming out to be comforted after being abused. When I apply the cream there is an initial stinging which lasts a few seconds, after which the softness is absolutely gorgeous - and lasting. It absorbs easily and quickly and I find that a little goes a long way.
The other thing I really get from moisturising my legs is a much bigger burst of the gorgeous scent of this cream. That classic Nivea fragrance, really lovely yet so subtle and delicate.
I only really suffer with dry hands in cold weather, so as a serious contender in the hand cream department I can't really offer any huge endorsement of this cream yet. That said, after I have rubbed the cream into my face or legs, the effect on my hands is also really lovely. They are so soft and smooth it gives me real belief that this cream will more than be up to the job for my needs when the colder weather returns.
This was a real treasure find for me. I don't get through large amounts of moituriser, so having one product that will nourish all areas - and do so effectively - really is a dream purchase. Being 75ml it is small enough to take in hand luggage on holiday, so will do away with the need to take several 'just in case' bottles, and I really can't overstate how effective this cream has been for me so far.
When products are designed with multi purposes, I'm often sceptical that they are taking a bit of a jack-of-all-trades approach, and that the effectiveness of the various aims will be diluted. I have definitely not found that to be the case with this cream - the cream is definitely as effective as other moisturisers I've used which have been hand, face or body specific - if not moreso. Again, I should reiterate though that I'm not a high-end user!
I paid about £2.79 for the tube I think, but it's currently retailing on Boots.com at £2.45 which is a great price for such a versatile product.
The blue and white bottle even matches my bathroom, yes this product really does have it all!!
I bought this simply because it was on offer, it was a bit of an impulse buy. I didn't really need a new body lotion because I always have tubs of body butter when I've stocked up from The Body Shop sales (can't resist..!) I bought mine from Superdrug, Nivea Soft Moisturising Crème is available in chemists like Boots, Savers and Superdrug as well as supermarkets and online.
The packaging is a white, plastic tube with the lid of the bottom and the simple Nivea logo on the front with some information printed on the front and back of the tube. It's very simple packaging and it gives the impression of this being a basic, no-fuss product.
This isn't scented in any particular way, I think it might be perfume free. I'd describe the smell as clean and simple, it isn't a strong smell at all, it just smells like most nivea products. The scent is more gentle and less noticeable than the classic Nivea creme in the dark blue tub.
The texture is light and soft, it is thick enough to be easy to manage and spread. It isn't buttery or heavy, it's very lightweight and smooth. I squirt some out into my hand to apply this before smoothing it into my skin. It glides onto the skin easily and smoothly, it absorbs VERY quickly, no waiting around! Because it's so lightweight it doesn't leave your skin sticky at all, it vanishes before your eyes and there is no greasiness. This is even non-greasy enough to use on the face, the bottle says it is suitable for use on the body, hands and face. I have tried it on my body, hands and face and I really like the results. It's no miracle worker but it does leave the skin soft and moisturised with no stickiness. It doesn't claim to do anything amazing, it's just a simple, basic product.
My favourite thing about this is that it absorbs so quickly and isn't messy or sticky. I definitely do recommend this because it is simple, no-fuss and a great product to moisturise the skin, especially in the summer. My favourite way to use this is as a hand cream because you can apply it and it absorbs almost instantly so you don't need to wait around for it to soak in, you can carry on with what you're doing.
I have had this product for around three weeks, but I haven't been using it everyday. This is through my own laziness and not through fault of the product. I had a free sample of this product in one of my magazines. They had recommended it as a make-up primer and this is how I used it. It was brilliant. However, afterwards I read online that moisturizers are bad as primers because they make your skin oily and therefore, don't keep the make-up on. So, I bought this product in store from Body Care and tried it a fair few times and I still found it worked brilliantly. The product comes in a white tube with the branding image of the Nivea company on. It has a flick cap lid that is easy to use.
EFFECTIVENESS AND COST
I have never had bad skin and I have mentioned this before. I've never even had a spot but sometimes I like to use moisturizer to help my skin to feel soft. This moisturizer does the job I expect it to and more. I use it as a make-up primer and I find it most effective. However, In the three weeks that I have had it I have only used it for one week. So, I am not sure what this product is like when used excessively. The product can be used on the face, body and hands. This ensures that you get get the maximum result from the product. I bought this product in Body Care for £1.50 for a small tube. I bought a small tube to first test it and if I like the product I would go on to buy the tub for £3.00.
I would highly recommend this product to users of make-up and those with unhealthy skin. I think that using is twice daily really radiates the skin. I would also recommend buying a small tube before going out and buying the larger pot.
Nivea is a brand I always turn back to as I have enjoyed a lot of their products. The thing that attracted me to this cream was it was suitable for face, body and hands, so it is perfect for travelling. I was looking to minimise the amount of bottles I took away with us and this seemed the perfect solution. I have to admit I was apprehensive about how well this would work on three completely different areas of my body. I hate watery body and hands moisturises, but hate creams being too heavy on my face. I was worried about this cream adapting for different areas, but what I found is this was effective on every area I used it on.
What I love is the cream is very thick and rich and it instantly feels hydrating and soothing. It feels luxurious and heavy, but it disappears into my skin very quickly. This for me is a huge advantage and something that Nivea has mastered very well. It feels like a heavy cream, but it also works well on my face, where usually I prefer lighter moisturisers that do not clog up the skin. As soon as the cream hits the skin it is soothing and feels revitalising. It really feels like a quick fix solution rather than something that takes it time to get to work. It also has an amazing smell that lingers after use but is not over bearing. It is really hard to explain the scent other than it is the same scent as other Nivea products. It is fresh, sweet and revitalising without being too perfumed, so it manages to catch your attention. It stays put after you apply and is not overbearing at all.
As the cream is very thick in consistency I was expecting there to be a residue left on my skin after I had finished using the product. While the cream feels heavy while applying it this quickly disappears as the lotion melts into the skin. In fact I found it disappeared into my skin quickly, and while there was a slight trace of the product this quickly fades. Even using it on my body I am able to apply and get ready quickly, minimising the time it takes. Another great property of this cream is that you only need the tiniest amount. It is so easy to rub across the skin and even the smallest amount is enough for a large area. This means not only is it a multi use cream but it actually lasts really well too. A little bit really does go far and the results are fantastic.
I usually prefer light moisturisers on my face as I have combination skin. I would say a moisturiser is one of the hardest things to find a match for my skin, and while this is not perfect it does a fantastic job. It disappears into my skin quickly leaving my face feeling soft and refreshed. While it does not clog up my pores I do find that for a little while after use there is a slight trace of the product sitting on my skin. It causes no irritation or breakouts which is usually what happens when I use a thicker consistency of face moisturiser. It left my skin feeling soft for the whole of the day, and while I did have to wait a little while to add make up it preformed fairly well. There was no shine to my face but there was a soft healthy glow.
I do not have overly dry skin, but there are dry areas on my body especially during pregnancy. I found I needed a little more of the cream than I had done on my face, but I still did not need to go over the top with it. This leaves the skin feeling refreshed and soft instantly. Areas like my elbows and knees felt instantly hydrated and refreshed without feeling caked in cream. It absorbs into skin quickly and continues to work through the day. For me I found the best results were from using it on my body. It is the perfect consistency and really made my skin feel softer and healthier.
Again with my hands they often get very dry with the day to day tasks of looking after a household. I like a really intense hand cream that can make my hands feel soft and refreshed. This managed to make them soft and feeling a lot more manageable. It feels like a treat for your hands without leaving them greasy or over moisturised. For usual day to day use I found this to be perfect, but when my hands are suffering I do find I need something a little more rich. My hands were the area I was not completely impressed with, but for a three in one product it was more than usable.
Overall I was impressed with this moisturiser. While it did not suit all areas of my body perfectly I found it to work fairly well on all three areas. I have begun using this as my main body moisturiser as I find it works best on this area. The scent is refreshing and lingers for a while after use and the results provided by this cream were more than good enough for the time I was on my holidays. This moisturiser is widely available and you can purchase it in a pot or a tube. At around £5.50 for 300ml I think it is great value, as a little goes a long way, and it works on your whole body.
Intensive Moisturising Creme with Vitamin E and jojoba oil