Looked good on paper - a gel cream with green tea and liquorice plant extracts, alongside the widely-used humectants glycerin and hyaluronic acid. Nivea has released this as part of its new urban skin range, intended to counteract some of the deleterious effects pollution can have on the skin. It's claimed the antioxidants in this are largely responsible for that, isoquercitin and glucosylrutin. The jury is out on whether antioxidants remain stable enough to be considered helpful, so I stick to only a few that seem to last longer. However, green tea & liquorice root extracts appear to have anti-inflammatory properties, something my dehydrated acne-prone skin is in constant need of. So that's what drew me in really.
Unfortunately, my skin burns on contact with this cream. I'm not sure exactly which are the offending ingredients but my skin can't tolerate it. I had high hopes as the lightweight gel cream formula would be great as a summer night moisturiser, but it just doesn't work for me. In the bin it went.