Affordable Skincare: Nivea Moisturisers

Name: Nivea Day Creams (Sensitive/Rich Moisturising /Oil Free Moisturising )
Brand: Nivea
Price:£4.10 (£2.09 at boots for a limited time only!!!!)
thebeautyanalyst score outta 10: 9.

Hello again beauts, hope your all well and enjoying my blog posts. This is the best thing I’ve ever done and I’m so happy I plucked up the courage to start a blog!

I thought I’d give you a little pick n mix of Nivea Moisturisers for you to try and see which one suits your skin best. I currently use all 3 depending on how my skin is feeling that day/week.

Nivea is a brand I trust and one that I have used for years. I tend to stick to brands when the products suit my skin and Nivea is a brand whose products take care of my skin and don’t dry it out!

My skin type is quite dry, sensitive and oily! (nightmare) so I tend to pick my daily moisturiser depending on a number of things:

  • How tired I am – I need my skin to glow instead of looking grey.
  • The weather – If its too cold or too hot I need extra protection and something rich and not too drying.
  • If I’m off on a night out and need something to pulp up my skin and make it ready for me to pile the make up on!
  • Holidays – something to moisturise my burnt nose and give my skin protection with SPF.
  • If I’m having a breakout – I  don’t want something that will block my pores – I need something light to refresh the skin and keep it clean.

Firstly lets talk about the one I reach for the most…

Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Day Cream SPF 15 (50ml) is the moisturiser I use the most, pretty much every day and every night. I have been using this day cream for about a year now and its really sorted my skin out. This cream says what it does on the ‘box’ pretty much. The cream helps reduce redness ( I suffer from this, especially after a shower), tiredness (this cream leaves me all glowy) and dryness.

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All of the Nivea Day creams smell the same to me (a clean sheets kinda smell). However they all include different ingredients to help the skin. The Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Day Cream SPF 15 contains liquorice extract and grape seed oil. The liquorice extract is know to be a helpful anti-inflammatory. I think this is reason why my skin isn’t as red, and it doesn’t breakout as much. It must be good restorer of pH levels to the skin. I’m not saying I never get spots, every girl has a lady week breakout but my break outs aren’t half as bad since I’ve been using this day cream.

The second day cream is for the colder days, or Holidays. The Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream for Dry and Sensitive Skin SPF15 (50ml) adds extra moisture to the skin, without making the skin feel soaked with cream. All of the day creams include SPF 15, so are protecting in the sun. However I think this is one for holidays as it is so rich. It works as a lovely after sun especially when you stick it in the fridge! The rich day cream also dries just as quick as the others, this means it wont cause that extra shine to the face/seep through your holiday make up. This day cream is created specifically to help with dry and sensitive skin. All Nivea day creams are perfume free. I don’t like products that include ‘parfum’ in the ingredients; they are too harsh on my skin.

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This cream contains Almond oil and Hydra-IQ. I don’t know what Hydra-IQ is however everyone is going on about almonds at the moment and how good they are, so I presume the almond oil must nourish the skin! When I choose to use this day cream my skin is left feeling soft and well nourished. My make up sits really well on top of it and it keeps my foundation from creating small dry patches on my skin. Also I’m a sucker for anything pink.

The third and final Nivea day cream is for the days when your skin is fabulous and you just need to nourish it a bit. The Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream for Oily to Combination Skin (50ml) is a light day cream. This day cream has a thinner consistency than the other two creams in this blog post. This is due to the cream needing to be a bit thinner to not soak the skin in product which may cause an oily t-zone. This day cream leaves your skin feeling refreshed and soothed.

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I use this cream when I am suffering from a breakout. I don’t want to clog my pores and need my skin to breathe. I find this cream doesn’t irritate my skin an cause more spots. This day cream includes lemon grass and ocean algae which keeps the skin natural oils balanced. I also use this cream as a base for heavy make up. I think that make up sits perfectly on top and doesn’t feel like it might slide off. I also like the extra oil protection as my t-zone tends to get greasy if I don’t choose a good moisturiser under heavy make up.

All of these Nivea day creams are affordable and good quality skin products, I would recommend as a first moisturiser for teenage girls, to ladies who want to try something reliable. This is an all age product. Also this is not just for women, men can use these day creams too and get exactly the same effects. All of these creams can be brought in supermarkets, and drug stores but I chose Boots as they currently have a fab offer on! but that’s no reason to not ask your mum to pick one up for you on the next weekly shop!

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Application: I use all of the day creams the same way. I apply about a 5p size amount and rub between both hands to warm it up to the temperature of the skin (works quicker then). I then blend into the skin and neck in circular motions and leave to soak in! I leave for about 1 minute before primer or foundation > the two I currently use can be found here.

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What are your favourite Nivea products?  let me know in my comments on Twitter or on Instagram. Hope you enjoyed this blog post.

Love,

thebeauty analyst x

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