I can't believe they marketed this as a day cream. I can't imagine anyone's skin to be so dry they can absorb this. However for me it makes a wonderful night cream over retin-a. I don't think it does much beyond moisturising but I wake up with soft even toned skin. No redness or dry patches from the retin-a which I would get without it. Previously I used Vichy Aqualia Rich which is over 3 times the price for doing the same thing.
My skin is very fussy, often product will clog, make dull, cause a break out etc. And I've discovered the fussier the cream the more likely this is going to happen. So I'm targetting age etc with the retin a and the other products are to clean and moisturise. Trying to keep it simple.
If you're like me then I also recommend Nivea's daily essentials in tubes, both the normal and rich work for me (prefer the rich even in summer despite not having 'dry' skin). Great bases for makeup too. Garnier does several milk cleaners the soothing version currently in pale blue bottle is fantastic. I use it with water and microfibre cloth, I'm left with soft clean skin. Added bonus is they're all cheap and often available at half price.
Believe it or not, I loved the fragrance of this product, and the feel of it... at least I DID. Then, my chin & forehead began to break out in "hives" !! I don't know what it is from, but I'm definitely allergic to SOMETHING in this product!
I bought this day cream for about 3 pounds together with the night cream (also 3 pounds) . I think this is an okay moisturizer, it's not too thick, not so watery that it dries up weird on the skin, but just right IMO. But after using it for about two months, I can say that it does not have an effect on my skin, to a point where I can actually see it myself. To be honest, I've actually broken out more often than usual, but that may be because I changed cleanser and toner at the same time. The fragrance is very heavy I think, like a really strong perfume. It takes some time to get used to, definitely.
I was intrigued by this becuz of the Argan Oil, plus it was on sale. The scent is nice and light. However, this broke me out badly every time i wore this and it would take a couple days for my skin to go back to normal. I'm not sure if it's the argan oil that i'm allergic to or not (I have no bad reaction to tea tree oil...so....*shrugs*). It says it's formulated for dry/sensitive skin - go figure!I have relegated this to a body moisturizer. Also, the packaging isn't the greatest. The cap doesn't seem to screw on securely and you really have to tighten it quite hard so it doesn't just loosen. Not great for travelling i'd assume. Would not repurchase
This is the only moisturiser that I have bought and have had to stop using. I was tempted by the offer my local shop had on, so I bought this and it was a complete waste of money. I bought the dry/sensitive one and it didn't moisturise my skin at all. It just sat on top of it and made it feel really tacky and horrible. In the end I had to go out and buy more moisturiser which was a big waste of money! If you have dry skin, like I do, then I would choose nivea soft instead, as it is cheaper and works better :)
I have really been enjoying this cream, I was looking for a moisturiser that didn't have any silicones and this one seemed like a reasonable choice, that wasn't too expensive.
It has a great gel-cream texture that sinks into the skin and allows for easy make-up application. It keeps the skin hydrated during the day and hasn't so far, caused any breakouts or irritations.
I really like this cream. It feels expensive. It's not too thick- not too thin. I gave it 4 lippies because it doesn't have SPF which is a bummer as i only ever use morning mositruizers with SPF, so i have to use a sunscreen spray before applying,
i would recommend and purchase again. the price is great for what you get!
I have very sensitive and dry skin and I've been using this for almost a month and it's being doing really well.
Leaves your skin soft, smooth and hydrated. Been really hapy with it!!
The only problem I had with it was that one day I had a bit of sun burn on my face and when I put it on my face, it stang like mad, because it has parfume and alcohol in it :( that's why it lost one lippy from me
I'm sure this stuff will moisterise very well and cause few irritations - it's Nivea. But I find it odd that something that advertises itself as "Pure and Natural" would choose to smell like a 19th century courtesan's boudoir.
Seriously, I'm not normally bothered by fragrance - I typically stop noticing after a couple of minutes. But this stuff stinks to high heaven! There's a cloud of fragrance all around me! *coughcoughcough*
I've only been using this for a few days, but so far it's working really well for me. It's got a gel-like consistency, which took a bit of getting used to - a dab will do all of your face. Leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smooth without being sticky or coated. Doesn't take more than a couple of minutes to sink in. Smells great, quite light and fresh (very un-Nivea like, a shame as I love the smell of the cream in the blue tub). Hasn't caused any tight patches or break outs. I don't think this would be very good for really dry skin (maybe if it's humid, as opposed to wind etc?) but for my picky, slightly dry combination skin it works well. Dabbing your finger in the glass jar is a bit unhygenic, but most creams are in jars anyway. I got this for £3.20 as an introductory offer, but if it continues to work well I'd repurchase at full price. I love the fact that it works well but is still pretty natural (95%, not too shabby!) and no mineral oils etc. Be warned however, it doesn't do anything dramatic, like add a glow or tighten your skin - it just moisturises, which is what I want from a moisturiser anyway. The fact that it works well without nasty stuff is what really marks it out as a good product.Give it a try!
Edit: After a week or two I noticed an oily texture on my skin and it started to make me break out. I don't know if this is possible but my skin seemed to build a tolerance as it felt dry at the same time, like the cream stopped being absorbed. It's a shame as I loved the idea of it!