Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer

4.1

31 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Alcohol Denat., Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tapioca Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower, Extract, Propylene Glycol, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, BHT, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Parfum


on 8/10/2015 1:08:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have to write this review because this baby doesn't get enough love. Mine is the pink version for dry skin, even though I have combination skin with dry patches, this still works for me.
As previous reviewers have pointed out, you will find pieces of skin and foundation flaked off your face, but that's ONLY IF you didn't rub those dead skin off carefully in the first place. I think it's supposed to do that, or that's what I use it for, a moisturiser and a mild exfoliator in one.
I live in a subtropical region that's got crazy humid hot summer, and chilling winter that's so dry, my skin cracks and bleeds. For real. This do wonders to my dead face in the winter, I apply liberally and take time to gently rub it into my skin, as well as getting rid of all the clumps of dead skin on my face. My skin just feels soft, fresh, hydrated and alive, I don't even want to put on anything after that, just stand there and pinch my own face, because it feels so so nice. My foundation goes on so much smoother after this. However, it offers no oil control, but my skin produces less oil in the winter anyway, so I don't mind.
In the summer I'm a lot more oily, so I cannot use this on a daily basis. Except for when I'm on my period, all the moisture seems to simply leave me during that time, and my skin is dead, dry and flaky. This works for me the same way in the winter, but since it does not mattify and does not control oil, I have to blot quite often.
But let's be real, faces make oil, and the summer here is harsh - unless you got some comfy office job sitting in an air-conditioned office cubicle all day. I can live with oily skin, but I cannot live with white flakes and patchy white rings of dead patches of dead skin on my nose and on my cheeks. So I absolutely adore this product. Besides, it lasts forever on me (I open mine some time in early December last year, I still got about more than a half jar left), even though it doesn't come cheap where I live, it's still cheaper than a lot of other more well known, better advertised products. The smell is quite strong, but it goes away as soon as it dries (I am strongly beginning to suspect the 'fragrance additives will make you break out' is just another scare tactic). The texture is not gel like, it's actually more jelly-like, you wouldn't think a dip on a finger would be much, but actually it blends out easily and my skin absorbs it just fine. Admittedly, the heavy glass jar is not travel friendly, but honestly I don't reapply my moisturiser outside of my home, and if I do fly with it, I simply get a few teaspoon out in a separate small plastic tub. Plus it's hella sturdy and classy, I can see myself reusing it for various other purposes after it runs out.
In conclusion, nothing, but love, for the Nivea Express Hydration primer. I hope I can find somewhere to repurchase it in the oily skin, blue capped version to try out, but anyway, I have to finish this jar first.



on 8/1/2015 7:39:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is a fantastic primer for several reasons. It is very affordable. I think i paid £4 for my jar at Christmas and there's still over half of it left. It out performs many high end primers I've tried such as Smashbox and Benefit. This keeps my make up looking fresh for a good 8 - 10 hours which is great. It almost feels like it has cooling properties that awaken the skin and freshens it up in the morning.

However, there is quite a strong fragrance that I would prefer it not to have - but that's not a huge issue. If you dislike fragranced face products though you might want to give this one a miss. Also the packaging is slightly annoying - it's a large (but oh so pretty) glass jar that is hard to carry with you when travelling and is extremely unhygienic as you're dipping your finger into the pot each morning and loads of air is getting in to the product. But for £4 can we really complain?

Definitely reccommend this primer - I use the one for dry skin with the pink lid. I noticed I was getting dry patches on my face around lunchtime before I started using this but since discovering this primer these horrid dry patches are no more. Thanks Nivea!


on 6/24/2015 5:11:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

Amazing product even for oily skin, it is moisturizing leaves skin feeling smooth and nourishes and ready for makeup application


on 3/31/2015 6:06:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this product!
I have the sensitive version (the pink one), i bought it for around 4-5 pounds on sale (40-50 kr.) and I live in Denmark so that's cheap for 50 ml. I does what it says, I get a better finish and my makeup lasts longer. The only con is the packing, it's a glass bottle which makes i heavy to carry around... I much prefer tubs :) But other than that I am absolutely loving this product and will properly repurchase it once I run out.


on 3/14/2015 2:55:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product is so under rated! I have dry skin and have tried everything to stop my foundation from going cakey or flaking after a few hours.
I have the dry and sensitive version of this primer and it's much better then the Bobby brown and smash box moisturising primers that I have tried before which give out after 4 hours.
You just let it sink into your skin after applying it on your face and then applying your foundation as normal.
Honestly this is now a must have product for me and my skin looks flawless when I use this as a base. The price is amazing too! It's defo worth trying for anyone with dry skin

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 3/4/2015 5:25:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I absolutely love this product. It feels very cool and refreshing when you first apply it and it really does help to keep my makeup in place all day.

I use the type for dry skin and find that I can use this without a moisturiser if I'm in a rush or feeling lazy.

Great product, great price - I don't think I would ever use any other primer again!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Firstly, just want to say I don't think there's much difference between the version of this primer for sensitive/dry skin and the version for normal skin. They've both worked exactly the same for me.
I've had a lot of issues with makeup flaking off as I sometimes get very dry skin, but this primer helps a lot. My tip for people who are having trouble with it is to leave it to set on the skin for a little while. Once I've left it to "soak in" for a bit then I can basically apply makeup as if I don't have dry skin! My makeup stays on all day when I wear it, so I have no complaints, and have repurchased it a few times!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 11/2/2014 12:28:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I honestly think this product sucks. I usually like NIVEA because it's good quality for a reasonable price and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, but this primer is simply rubbish. First of all, it wasn't very hydrating - I even felt like it mattified my skin. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing - I bet this works great for people with combination or oily skin, especially in the summer.

BUT the worst thing about this is that it rubs of when you put makeup on - I've tried this with BB cream on top, liquid foundation on top or powder foundation on top - there's always those little clumps coming of and it just doesn't look great. Not at all suitable as a primer. Would not repurchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/28/2014 12:47:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This was one of the worst products I have tried in a while. I usually like Nivea products, which is why I have tried this one. I bought the one with a pink lid - for dry skin. However, this primer did everything but hydrate my skin. After an hour or so after applying the cream - even if not applying any make up - my skin was even drier than before I applied it. Not to mention that the primer starts peeling off when you put on foundation which makes it very difficult to evenly apply your make up.
During the three weeks while I was using this product (before I finally threw it away) my face pores got really clogged and my skin was in much worse state and drier than usual (I usually have pretty clean skin). As I didn't change any other face products during this time I blame it on this hydration primer.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/28/2014 6:18:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Really good primer, made my foundation look so much better and last longer, also made me skin really soft. Only bad thing was that it stings a little on my skin and makes it go slightly red, but that might be just me.


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