Today, Liza joins us again for a review of the Nivea Sensitive Day & Night Care creams. With the cold, dry climate here in Canada, these sensitive face creams help our skin be protected and hydrated against the outside air.
Liza’s skincare profile: I spent the majority of my teenage years on very aggressive acne medication, which left my skin incredibly dry and prematurely aged. Although my complexion is clear, as a result of the medication my under-eye area has many stubborn fine-lines. Therefore, I like skincare products that feel very hydrating, as my skin is prone to tightness and dehydration. Additionally, I am also cursed with being the Whitest-Whitey Ever, so I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect product that will give me a healthy glow without drying out my skin.
The Nivea Sensitive Night and Day creams both claim to:
- Soothe skin via moisturizing it visibly reducing redness due to dry skin
- Instantly relieve the skin from unpleasant feelings of tightness
- Provide intensive moisture and replenish the skin’s moisture barrier
Price: $8.99 CAD each, per 50ml tube.
Texture/Scent: Both of the creams are scent-free. If you are very scrutinous, upon application you might sense a faint chemical scent; however, it dissipates very quickly.
The Good: The Nivea Sensitive Day Cream is very light. It spreads easily and you don’t need a lot of product to cover your entire face and neck area. It absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave any lingering trace and works well under foundation. I wore foundation directly on top of the cream without using a primer, and I felt that it didn’t displace any product at all.
The Nivea Sensitive Night Cream is considerably richer than the day cream. It spreads a little less easily due to its consistency, but you still don’t need much product to cover the face and neck area. I felt that it really delivered on its promise to relieve any feelings of dryness. I do not have redness due to dry skin, so I cannot comment on how well the cream performs in this area, but given that I generally like to wear heavier moisturizers to sleep in order to quench my thirsty, thirsty skin, it performed very well.
The Bad: The Nivea Sensitive Day Cream didn’t provide my skin with relief from dryness and tightness. I felt like it was extremely light and wasn’t enough moisture for my skin at all. After letting the cream absorb, I experimented with applying a second coat on my already-moisturized face to see if I simply needed to be more generous during my application process, but unfortunately this didn’t help either. After struggling with the day cream for a few days, I realized that my skin simply wasn’t adjusting to it and it was not hydrating enough for me. Perhaps if you have oily skin to begin with, this product will work better for you. Its lightness and lack of scent is unlikely to irritate your skin or cause break-outs.
The Nivea Sensitive Night Cream was pretty excellent all-around. I don’t have many negative points to mention regarding this product, except for perhaps its thrifty packaging. However, Nivea is not a luxury brand to begin with, so if you are purchasing this product, you are likely looking for a day-to-day no-frills moisturiser anyway. Granted, it didn’t make me look 18 again, it’s no miracle-product, but it performed well all-around.
Overall: Personally, I will not bother with the Day Cream anymore. Even after several applications, it left my skin feeling dry and tight all day. If you have oily skin that is prone to break-outs, this might be worth a try (at $8.99 per tube, you’re not taking a huge gamble anyway).
On the other hand, I very much liked the Night Cream! My skin felt moisturised and relieved of dryness all night. I will definitely repurchase the Night cream when I run out simply to have as a back-up, or to take travelling with me when I don’t want to risk having my more expensive products leak in my bag.
Overall: 16/30 | C
Overall: 25/30 | A
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