Best new purchase for a while! Does what it says on the tin, moisturizes and non greasy. Not irritating and not drying gives just the right base for make up. Not sticky, not slippery, not chalky. Feels good and I think it smells nice and fresh. Like.
I liked the texture of this moisturizer because it really did a good job spreading around all over my face before it absorbs too quickly into just certain parts of my face. I really wanted to like it and the packaging could not be beat....but this moisturizer would dull my face out and also made it really pale. the pale I could live with but not the dulling and it made my face sag really bad...the smell is also too heavily fragranced and feels like something I should be putting on my legs, not my face...I use it now as a hand cream and will never repurchase...................update: I also think it dries my skin out. Not in a good way
I have oily combo skin with large pores and I picked this item up in the summer. The texture is a light-weight lotion, definitely non-greasy and does not irritate my skin and leaves it feeling smooth.
This item was on sale and I believe it was under $10 at Shoppers Drug Mart. The packaging was a squeeze tube, very easy to use with a green lid that's attractive as well.
However, I would not purchase this because it s very strongly scented. It's almost like a fragrance body lotion, and I found it very overwhelming when applying. The smell lingers as well, I can smell it on my hand even after washing it. I can't understand why a moisturizer needs to be so strongly scented. Too bad, I liked everything else.
I've tried several other mattifying face creams, much more expensive than this one, and I never found what I was looking for. I was skeptical with this new cream because of its low price but it really does keep your skin oil free without being harsh. I've been using it for a week and I'm not disappointed. It doesn't dry out the skin. It feels fresh when applied, although it is a bit thick. I would recommend it to everyone.
Finally, a mattifying lotion that actually moisturizes and keeps my skin matte all day!
I have combination skin, with both dry flaky patches and a very oily T-zone. I have tried a ton of other mattifying products and they have either been completely ineffective or have dried my skin out terribly. I've had good luck with other Nivea products in the past, so I decided to give this a try.
PROS: Gives skin a nice satiny smooth finish when applied. Really does leave skin matte all day. It is fairly thick for a day cream, but it absorbs well into skin and provides plenty of moisture. I can also use this near my eye area without any irritation. It's a great base for under foundations.
CONS: This does have a fairly strong perfume smell, which I personally don't mind, but this could be an issue for some. It also does not have any SPF, which is disappointing.
Overall, a great product! Moisturizes as well as any other product I've used while actually mattifying all day!!