Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer Review

If you have a dry skin like me, it is quite obvious that you need a good moisturizing cream for yourself, especially in winter. Well, so do I. But my search for the most suitable moisturizer never ends (poor me!) as I feel that most of them are too heavy and end up making my skin sticky. So when I found this Soft Light Moisturizer from the reputed brand like Nivea, I couldn’t help but pick it immediately. Read on below to know about my experience with this product:

Product Description:

Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer is a dermatologically-tested moisturizing cream that suits all skin types. It is enriched with Vitamin E and jojoba oil, which go deep into the skin and turn it into a fresh, soft, smooth and healthy-looking one. The light texture and fast-absorbing formula of the product make it highly effective and invigorating.

Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer Review


Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Myristyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat. 3.6% v/v, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Myristate, Cera Microcristallina, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit), Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Dimethicone, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum.

Shelf Life:

30 months


Apply to the face and hands twice daily after cleansing the skin thoroughly with a mild cleanser.

Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer Review


Rs. 230 for 200 ml. and Rs. 145 for 100 ml.


Easily available online and at any beauty store

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The packaging of Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer may appear very classy and feminine, but it is actually the biggest drawback of the product. The cream comes in a white plastic tub with light blue designs on it instead of the typical ancient blue tin container of Nivea. The side and the bottom of the tub have necessary information pasted on it. Once you open the cap of the tub, you can see a silver foil covering the cream (not visible in the picture as mine is a 200 ml. tub, which I’ve been using since last 3 months and the silver foil was discarded within 7 days of opening!). Now the issue is, I need to dip my fingers into the cream each time I use it, which is absolutely unhygienic. It increases the chances of developing infections hundred times. I really don’t understand why a big brand like Nivea can’t still get out of the tub concept! It is really disappointing.

Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer Review

Moreover, I can’t carry the tub with me. No, I’m not talking about the size as it is already available in two smaller sizes. The absence of the silver foil and the consistency of the cream turn it into a complete mess if the tub ever gets flipped during traveling. I really didn’t expect this!

My Take on Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer:

The product is pure white in color and very soft as well as buttery in consistency. It has a signature Nivea smell, which is to some extent strong for sensitive noses. As said by the company, the texture of the product is extremely light. It can be spread throughout the skin without tugging and does not make it greasy or sticky. Well, you may see a shiny cast on your face for next 15 to 20 minutes of application, but it goes away gradually.

I usually apply it all over my cleansed face and neck before going to bed. Even though my skin is very much dry, I need only a small amount of it. It gets absorbed by the skin within a couple of minutes and there is no need of massaging it thoroughly. In the morning, my skin becomes perfectly soft, supple and smooth. The moisturizing quality of this product is really good. I’ve used it even during the daytime and my skin remained hydrated almost throughout the day without making me reapplying it. I’ve also used it for my dry hands and chapped feet during the chilled winter days and needless to say, the result was great! For me, it is a wonderful night cream that is affordable enough and lives upto its claims.

Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer Review

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  • Amazing buttery texture
  • Feels really light on the skin
  • Gets absorbed in the skin fast
  • Doesn’t make the skin sticky
  • Requires very little amount for each application
  • Moisturize very well
  • Makes skin soft and supple instantly
  • Results last almost the entire day
  • Suits all skin types
  • Perfect for moisturizing rest of the body, especially hands and legs
  • Reasonably priced
  • Very easily available
  • Multiple sizes available


  • Unhygienic tub packaging
  • Container not travel-friendly
  • Contains denatured alcohol, which may make super dry skin even drier
  • Strong smell
  • Makes face a little shiny, which remains for 15-20 minutes

Rating: 4/5

Will I Recommend?

Sure. It can turn out to be a true rescuer for dry-skinned beauties in winter. If Nivea comes with a better packaging, I’ll even make it a staple in my stash.

About the author


A digital media professional, an ardent beauty lover and a passionate foodie - this is what describes Nilankeeta in a nutshell. She is in a serious relationship with music and can't think of a life without family, friends, and online shopping. When not working on projects or experimenting with foods or humming a new tune, you can find her relishing sarcastic stories saturated in humor and wit.