Friday, February 10, 2012

[Review] Nivea’s Pure & Natural Soothing Day Moisturizer (for Dry to Sensitive Skin)

Good Evening!

It's finally Friday! What a busy week this has been! I had the time today to write up a review on my most recent day cream. I use it with my Dickinson's Which Hazel Astringent and Neutrogena's Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment after I wash my face. Here we go!...

Inside the jar!
Nivea’s Pure & Natural Soothing Day Moisturizer (for Dry to Sensitive Skin)

I normally do not use Nivea’s products because none of their items have ever appealed much to me. However I do love their Summer Touch firming and tanning lotion because it gives me a beautiful, subtle tan during the winter (I should really do a review on that product!) Anyways, I decided to try out Nivea’s face cream because it was one of the only products I saw at Shoppers Drug Mart that fit my student budget and was (mostly) “natural”, plus it was designed for sensitive skin, so I decided to give it a try.

Price:     On sale for $8.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Claims: (from the box)
- 95% naturally sourced ingredients
- Includes organic argan oil and organic chamomile
- No parabens, silicones, colorants, mineral oils
- Supports the natural balance of your skin
- Leaves your skin soft and moisturized all day long
- Enhances the naturally healthy glow of your complexion
- Suitable for sensitive skin

The jar and the box with everything bad that it doesn't include

- Keeps my skin moisturized all day long!

- I have not broken out from this product yet (fingers crossed!) 

- It doesn’t include many of the ‘bad’ ingredients which are included in many products on shelves today (mineral oils, parabens, silicones, colorants)

Middles: (new in my reviews!)
- The product is a bit on the thicker/heavier side, which is great for winter, but not optimal for summer. That also means that you only need a dab of moisturizer on your finger to cover your entire face!

- I personally don’t know why a skin product would need argan oil, generally this ingredient is found in hair products for its moisturizing benefits. I’m guessing it does the same thing for the skin, although I hope it won’t break me out later on (it IS oil). However chamomile is a great addition because it is known for its calming properties. Both ingredients are closer to the middle/end of the ingredient list, so it shouldn’t really make a huge difference on the product itself.

- There is fragrance added to this product. Although it is the last ingredient on the list and to tell you the truth, I don’t smell anything when I apply the product. In fact, it smells like as if there were no fragrances added (similar to Clinique’s moisturizers – which are fragrance free), so why Nivea added this ingredient is a mystery to me!

- I do not think that this product “enhanced the natural glow of my complexion” which is a difficult claim to prove because it’s very difficult to see what one’s ‘natural glow’ actually is. What a silly claim!

If you already have a moisturizer that you like already, stick to that one because I do not think that this is a must have product. However, if you’re out looking for a moisturizer, feel free to give this one a try! I’ve been using it for a week and so far it has not irritated my sensitive, acne-prone skin yet. As for moisturizing, this one certainly does its job!

Price: 4/5

Packaging: 3/5

Moisturizing Level: 5/5

Grade: A-

This weekend will be filled with studying for midterms, doing some actual cooking, and hitting the gym for me(no late nights out this week!) What is your weekend looking like?

Guess what I'm making tonight! :)


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  2. Great review, I absolutely love Nivea products, I swear i own most of their line! You have a great blog so far, I am your newest follower!