Friday, 25 October 2013

Review: Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream

Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream Review
I picked up Nivea's Regenerating Night Cream for Normal & Combination skin as the most budget-friendly option available in Superdrug, which was sort-of suitable for my skin-type (mega-oily). I've been using it for around three weeks now and wanted to give my verdict!
Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream Packaging
The product comes with outer packaging consisting of white cardboard which gives all the product information. The packaging claims, "Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream enriched with Vitamin E, Lotus Extract and Hydra IQ: Provides intense moisture. Supports the skin's regenerating process during the night with its caring formula containing Provitamin B5. The formula with Vitamin E and Lotus Extract supports your skin's moisture balance. See and feel beautiful skin; the skin is intensively moisturised and regenerated, looking refreshed and feeling soft in the morning." Hydra IQ is claimed to "Support your natural moisturisation via the skin's own water channels, promoting water flow between skin cells", which I'll admit sounds good but I'm not sure, practically, how you'd know..
Review Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream
Contained within the cardboard outer packaging is a deep blue glass jar with a plastic screw-cap, which is foil-sealed for hygiene purposes - like! The jar is lovely and heavy, making the product feel more expensive than it really is, although obviously it has its drawbacks where travelling is concerned. I'm disappointed, however, that the jar itself just has the name of the product and doesn't give you any other product information like ingredients or usage instructions, meaning once you've disposed of the cardboard you don't have any of that information.
Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream
The cream is a lovely thick, white texture which feels really rich and moisturising on the skin, taking a couple of minutes to sink in fully. A little bit goes a long way, I've barely even scratched the surface of my jar and can see it easily lasting eight or nine months. I've been following the application instructions, massaging it in small circles each evening after cleansing; although my skin is left moisturised and I haven't suffered any dry patches or tightness since using this, I don't feel that my skin looks refreshed in the morning - actually, it looks extremely oily, even within a couple of hours. Granted, my skin is oily as opposed to normal-combination, which is the skin-type this product is recommended for, but even so I have to admit I was a little disappointed.
Nivea Regenerating Night Cream Ingredients
[Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, 
Triisostearin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Glucoside, 
Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Methylpropanediol, C12-15 Alykyl Benzoate, 
Synthetic Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate,
Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Carbomer, 
Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, 
Benzoic Acid, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, 
Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, 
BHT, Parfum.]
The ingredients are on the whole pretty good as far as I'm concerned, although I'm a bit miffed at the "synthetic beeswax" - where does that come from, synthetic bees!? Aside from that and the inclusion of Methylparaben (a preservative), there's lots of good stuff - moisturisers like glycerin and shea butter, and quite a few natural extracts, making it skin-friendly.
In all, Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream isn't ideal for my skin type, which in fairness to the product is definitely "oily" as opposed to "Normal to combination" - otherwise, this is a decent product especially for the price point, leaving my skin well-moisturised and with really nice packaging. The Regenerating Night Cream is available from Superdrug, at £3.00 (normally £3.99) for 50ml, and Boots, priced at £4.35. I won't be repurchasing as I'd prefer to try a different product which might suit me better, but for the target audience I think this is a lovely little product and would definitely say it's worth a try!
Do you like Nivea's products? What's your favourite night cream? Do you have any recommendations for super-oily skin?

xo
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8 comments:

  1. I have not used nivea's products since I was in high school but I remembered it worked really well for me (:

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  2. Currently I'm using their face wash not bad teeehee :)

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  3. i used to use their moisturizer.
    sadly we dont get this one in india

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  4. I haven't seen this in the USA yet but it sounds really nice

    lizlovesmakeupx3.blogspot.com

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  5. I had this about two years ago and decided to pass it onto my mom because I thought it was making my skin really oily and causing me to break out. It's a shame as I like Nivea as a brand, I love their bodycare products however every single skincare product I have tried on my face has led me to break out.

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  6. I bought this product in Scotland over the summer (my luggage was lost and I needed a face cream ASAP) and though I liked it, it felt too heavy. Now it's winter time in Denver, CO and I have been using it on my dry skin (face and throat) and loving it. So I will continue using my favorite, Oil Of Olay during spring, summer, and fall and then switching to Nivea for Winter. I will need to stock up on a few jars when my husband goes out to visit his family next month as I haven't seen it in the USA either.

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