Firstly this is not a new product but how the hell did I only find out about it a few weeks ago?? Nivea is one of my favourite budget skincare brands with their Energising Day Cream being my go to everyday moisturiser, that’s before this came into my life! I was doing the usual wandering around Boots as you do, and came across this for just €3.00! I couldn’t pass it.
It comes in a very generous 50ml glass jar with the usual Nivea fragrance that you would expect. It smells like cucumber and is so refreshing, but if your not a fan of scented products, this may not be for you and I’ve yet to see an unscented version. It states that this is packed full of vitamins and also contains lotus extract.
The consistency is not at all like a moisturiser, but a very light-weight gel / cream which is so nice to apply – really refreshing on the skin. It just glides across the skin and in under a minute it had fully absorbed and as it says, it leaves THE perfect base for your makeup. I have normal / dry skin which would feel tight if I didn’t apply any moisturiser after cleansing, but this alone was more than enough to leave my face feeling comfortable so this shows you how hydrating it actually is! It’s not recommended that you use your usual moisturiser underneath as it can make the primer “ball” up with your foundation, so if you do need an extra bit of help in the moisture end, they have dry skin version you could use instead. I would still apply spf as none is contained in this.
If you are heading on a night out or have particularly oily skin, I’d probably give this a miss but if you want something quick and easy in the mornings this is right up your street. My foundation definitely stayed a lot longer than if I wore without this primer, it also kept my skin feeling moisturised all day without my foundation settling into any pores or lines. I’ve used primers over 10 times the price of this and have had awful results! Also if your not a fan of the silicone-type primers, then you will love this too!
Overall I’m delighted I found this – a bit late but I will be re-purchasing for sure and at €3.00, sure why wouldn’t ya? I can’t help but do a little dance inside when I come across a really good affordable product!!! 🙂
Have you tried this yet?? If not, pick one up next time you are “browsing” around your local chemist and as it’s January and we are all broke, you won’t feel the guilts!