4/23/15

Review // Nivea Sensitive Skincare

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When I received the Nivea Sensitive Collection in my mailbox, I posted a picture on my Instagram and I immediately received the following comment:

"Ooh, the Sensitive daydreams soooo good! My skin can't support a thing, not even the expensive brands, but this one isn't a problem for my skin at all! <3"

Needless to say: my curiosity was triggered in a heartbeat. My skin has always been one of my weak points - I suffered from bad acne as a teenager - and I have come to the understanding that I will have to live with the imperfections on my skin for the rest of my life. Even though the acne disappeared (Thank you, birth control! Or is this TMI?) I still suffer from other things, such as redness on my cheeks, for example. So the bad skin and the more than positive comment made me more than happy to try out the Nivea Sensitive products. 

Before I tell you my personal opinion, let's have a look on what Nivea has to say about the Sensitive collection:

"Almost 60% of our female compatriots declare to have a sensitive skin. Especially for them, Nivea developed the 'Nivea Sensitive Collection' for the sensitive skin: a series of mild nursing products without perfume, parabens and colorants. The power of these series is hidden in the soft ingredients. The products are enriched with licorice extract, that has a anti-irritating, anti-inflammatory and inti-bacterial effect and grapeseed oil, which is a nutritious oil known for its calming function. The result of this ultra effective series? Bye bye redness, dryness and tight feeling!"

To discover more, just click below! 

These products were sent to me by a PR company / brand.
This does not affect my opinion in any way. 

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Nivea Sensitive 3 In 1 Micellar  Cleansing Water

"Cleanses deeply, removes make-up from face and eyes and moisturizes in one step. It helps protect against the 3 main signs of sensitive skin: redness, tightness and dryness. The caring formula is enriched with Dexpanthenol and grapeseed oil."

Ingredients

Aqua, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Panthenol, Glyceryl Clucoside, Clycerin, Sorbitol, Decyl Glucoside, Poloxamer 124, Polyquaternium-10, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Acetate, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol

My opinion

To be honest, I never really understood the use of micellar water. Did I say a hideous thing now? I've seen it pass on tons of beauty blogs, but I never had the urge to buy and try it myself. So when I received the Nivea 3 In 1 Micellar Cleansing Water, I decided to give it a try... And I'm still not too convinced. For the past couple of weeks, I used it to remove my make up before going to bed. Even though a lot of make up came off, I still had the feeling that my skin wasn't clean enough, after which I always washed my face with cleansing soap as well. 

I think this product is fine to remove the first batch of make up, but I wouldn't use it as the only product to clean your face before applying your night cream. Personally, I would use facial cleansing soap as well to be sure that your face is make up free. 

Price: 200 ml / € 4,95

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Nivea Sensitive Day Cream SPF 15

"Effectively helps protect against the 3 main signs of sensitive skin:

1. Redness
2. Tightness
3. Dryness

The caring formula enriched with licorice extract - known for its anti-inflammatory properties - and precious grapeseed oil: Helps calm the skin. Instantly relieves the skin of unpleasant feelings of tightness. Provides intensive moisture and supports the skin's natural barrier of resistance against irritants. The formula with SPF 15 helps protects from sun-induced premature aging."

Ingredients

Ague, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylpropanediol, Tapioca Starch, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Sodium Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Octyldodecanol, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Panthenol, Glyceryl Glucoside, Carboner, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine

My opinion

The first thing I love is that this day cream contains SPF. I have the feeling that some people really tend to underestimate the damage that the sun can do. Due to the fact that I have very light skin (and rarely get a tan) and low blood pressure, I never spend hours in the sun. However, my mom was and still is very keen on skincare and always stressed out the importance of SPF in skin products. So thumbs up for that! 

On the contrary to other day creams that I have used in the past, this one is more fluid. After applying it, my skin always looks kinda oily / greasy, but the cream gets absorbed very quickly. I usually brush my teeth after I have applied the cream and after that, my skin is ready for my foundation. Even though I still have (and probably will always have red spots on my cheeks), I do notice an improvement. I totally blanked out on taking before and after shots - oops - but the results are definitely there. 

Price: 50 ml / € 6,49

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Nivea Sensitive Night Cream

"Effectively helps protect against the 3 main signs of sensitive skin:

1. Redness
2. Tightness
3. Dryness

The caring formula enriched with licorice extract - known for its anti-inflammatory properties - and precious grape seed oil: Helps calm the skin at night. Instantly relieves the skin of unpleasant feelings of tightness. Provides intensive moisture and helps strengthen the skin barrier. Supports the skin's regeneration process at night and provides a relaxed skin feeling in the morning. 

Ingredients

Ague, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylpropanediol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Cocoglycerides, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Glyceryl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol

My opinion

The night cream is a little bit thicker and creamier than the day skin, which isn't a problem since you wear it before going to sleep. I can be very short about this one: it's a good night cream. My skin feels soft when I wake up in the morning; I have no complaints. 

Price: 50 ml / € 6,99

8 comments:

  1. thanx for sharing

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  2. Great post! You picked out some very good products :)

    love,
    Kat
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  3. If you're looking for a good Micellar water, try the Garnier one! It's so good x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I really want to try the Nivea micellar cleansing water.

    Christina x
    Christina Campbell Hughes

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  5. Leuk om je review er van te lezen. Die SPF is ideaal in een dagcrème x

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