With all of the skincare products on the market that are geared towards anti-aging, women nowadays are faced with decision paralysis regarding the products to choose. Nivea recently performed a study, where they asked 2,000 people to estimate the ages of 12 women in photos with three expressions – happy, neutral and sad. The study found that the women showing happy faces were perceived as younger than those with neutral or sad faces. The study concluded that by simply smiling, it can take an average of two years off a person’s age.
Nivea Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Care and the Anti-Wrinkle Night Care (C$19.99 each) provide intense moisture to help plump up the skin, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The Day Care day cream protects skin from external factors, using a powerful formula that works effectively against the look of wrinkles. The Night Care night cream is activated at night, when the skin is most receptive to moisture and most in need or repair, to help the user wake up to beautifully rejuvenated skin in the morning.
I actually found the day cream to be thicker than the night cream – the day cream has high concentrations of shea butter which plumps up the skin and creates a barrier against external aggressors. The night cream is silkier, lighter, and layers perfectly over the Replenishing Pearls.
The Nivea Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Pearls (C$19.99) is the star of this collection. The product is super cool, featuring spheres of active ingredients incapsulated in little pearls which are crushed upon dispensing. This ensures that the active ingredients stay pure, and do not react with the rest of the ingredients over time so that you get the purest dosage of anti-aging properties. It contains three effective 3 anti-aging ingredients that mimic those found in the skin – coenzyme Q10, hyaluronic acid, and creatine – all of which help to smooth skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles to create a refined and younger-looking skin.
The Replenishing Pearls is ultra lightweight, very silky, and slightly moisturizing, which layers perfectly under the night cream. I wouldn’t use this during the day because the day cream is already enough for my dehydrated skin due to the high shea butter content. As a preventative or introductory regime to anti-aging, the Nivea Q10plus line is a great alternative to the higher end, most expensive products.
The Nivea Q10plus line is available now at Shopper’s Drug Mart, London Drugs, and all other places where Nivea is sold.