Just like an oily skin is prone to breakouts and pigmentation, dry skin also comes with its own set of issues. Forget special winter care, dry skin needs to be pampered with a high dose of moisture even during the rest of the time of the year. But when it comes to finding the right product that can infuse lots of moisture into dry skin as well as lock it in, most people feel helpless! Even though the Indian market is flooded with a variety of moisturizing creams, not many of them can help dry skin retain its natural moisture and look hydrated all through the day. Here comes the importance of Nivea Moisturizer. When I came across this one, I could not help but pick it instantly. Read the full Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer review below to get a detailed idea about the product.
Nivea is a 100+ years old German personal care brand, which started its journey in the skincare industry long ago in the year 1911. According to its own words, “Over 100 years ago, we invented modern skin care with NIVEA Creme. Today, millions of people all over the world, all with different types of skin, rely on the NIVEA brand. That is why our researchers work extensively with different skin types and the different care requirements brought about by culture, gender, and age. Thanks to this approach, we have developed numerous innovative skin care products over the past few decades – from deodorants to sunscreen products. We work with over 50 institutions around the world to ensure that our products are suitable for your skin. At our headquarters in Hamburg we have even set up our own laboratory for Asia and Latin America, where we conduct research specifically aimed at skin types and climate conditions found in these regions. We do this so that one day everybody in the world can place their trust in NIVEA products (1).”
About Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer
Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer is a dermatologically-tested moisturizing cream that suits all skin types. The brand follows a really unique formulation for this product in which a water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion is created instead of an oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion. 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. It comes in 4 different sizes to suit everyone’s needs.
In this formulation, a considerably larger portion of the emulsion consists of oil, which makes the moisturizing products pack a high concentration of emollient ingredients. Although a W/O emulsion takes time to get stabilized, it offers long-lasting hydration to the skin by improving its natural barrier properties to a large extent.
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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.
- 50 ml. – Rs. 75
- 100 ml. – Rs. 150
- 200 ml. – Rs. 250
- 300 ml. – Rs. 349
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 mentioned 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 a 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. 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 the next 15 to 20 minutes of application, but it goes away gradually.
I usually apply it to 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 up to its claims.
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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
Will I Recommend?
Sure. It can turn out to be a true rescuer for dry-skinned beauties in winter. If Nivea comes with better packaging, I’ll even make it a staple in my stash.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Use It On Face?
Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer can be used on any part of the body including the face. Its unique formula takes great care of the soft and delicate facial skin so that it looks healthy and beautiful all through the year.
Does The Product Clog Pores?
All products by Nivea are non-comedogenic, which means that they do not contain any pore-clogging ingredient at all.
Is It Suitable For Oily And Acne-Prone Skin?
This product is suitable for all types of skin regardless of its type and texture. As it is non-comedogenic, you can certainly use it on oily and acne-prone skin without any worry.
What Are The Natural Alternatives To It?
If you are not much into commercial moisturizing products, you can replace your Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer with a number of natural moisturizing agents easily available in your kitchen. These include honey, buttermilk, olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter, avocado, aloe vera, cucumber, and many more.
- “Nivea History – 100 Years In The Making”, NiveaUSA.com