Nivea Pure and Natural Range

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For the past month, I have been trying out the range of new products from the Nivea Pure and Naturals Range. I’m a bit rubbish when it comes to natural/organic/eco friendly type products, I don’t really pay all that much attention and basically choose products based on how well they work rather than if they are 99% natural and all that. Not that I’m against natural products at all, I just don’t find that it influences my choice of product at all.

Anyway, as I said I judge products on if they work or not. So it’s with that in mind that I will be judging these products!

So as I mentioned, Nivea has a new range called Pure and Naturals that contain at least 95% all natural ingredients. In the range there are the following:

– Intensive Body Moisturiser
– Lip Balm
– Hand Cream
– Toner
– Anti-ageing day cream

I will do a quick round up of each but the two stand out products for me are the Intensive Body Moisuriser and the Day Cream. The others are ok, but didn’t impress me all that much nothing in particular wrong with them at all but they didn’t grab my attention in the same way as the body lotion and day cream.

The Body Moisturiser is the definite number one product from the range for me – I absolutely love it. It’s so moisturising but really light weight. It soaks straight into skin, leaving it completely quenched but with no residue at all. It delivers the same sort of moisturising boost as a body butter but feels so much lighter.

The Day Cream was a ‘grower’ for me, I wasn’t keen at first but over the last few weeks I’ve come around to it and have now decided I really like it. It’s very moisturising and could be too heavy for some people but I have found this really good for my dry winter skin. My only criticism of this skin cream is that as a day cream I really think it should have at least SPF15. But there is no sun protection at all – which is a shame. I plan to continue using this as a night cream instead of day and replacing with a SPF containing cream for day.

One of the reasons this one took a little while to grow on me was the smell – and this will probably not make any sense, as it is the same scent as the body lotion – but I wasn’t keen on it at all. I think I found it over powering being that near to the nose! But as I said, it grew on me and I actually quite like it now.

These were the two standouts for me, the other products are ok but I wouldn’t in general re-purchase them. In particular I wasn’t keen on the lipbalm as I don’t like the ‘milk and honey’ smell/taste.  The hand cream is nice, moisturising and not too heavy but I don’t really have anything else to add!

I would consider re-purchasing the toner however as it is really refreshing without being drying (in fact, it actually feels quite moisturising) the only reason I might not is because I don’t feel that toner is an essential part of my personal routine and I don’t want to overload my skin with un-necessary products. That said, if you like toner and want one that isn’t drying – then this is a good product.

There we have my thoughts on the Nivea Pure and Natrual range. Definite stand out is the body moisturiser that I will 100% be repurchasing. Highly recommend if you have dry or very dry skin but don’t like heavy products.

I’d love to know what your views are on natural products? Do you look for natural properties in beauty products you buy?

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  1. germangreeneyedmonster
    January 26, 2011 / 10:00 am

    I can understand that…I like natural products but I don’t really care if they are or not as long as they work/smell/look well. But those Nivea products look very nice which is a good start 🙂

  2. January 26, 2011 / 10:51 am

    I always liked Nivea cosmetics. I still remember from my childhood the blue jar of Nivea body cream. Today it’s so retro..

  3. January 26, 2011 / 12:45 pm

    I do still really like Nivea products in general, I have a little blue pot of the classic cream by my bed – it’s fab for the hands. Really loving the body moisturiser from this range though, so light but moisturising at the same time!

  4. KawaiiFreakxXx
    January 26, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    I LOVE Nivea products, I think it’s awesome how more products are going natural, must try <3

  5. Jan
    January 26, 2011 / 9:38 pm

    Smells are often the deciding factor for me – I gag on the scent of Lancome Juicy Tubes! I think that the danger with *natural* it that it isn’t necessarily better – I for one have sensitivities to certain natural ingredients. Thanks for this. Jan x

  6. Sasmita
    January 28, 2011 / 6:16 am

    I use Nivea cream & lip balm for years. Love this brand for no strong smell/chemical…. but not yet tried these! Offcourse I’ll try it soon! Thanx 4 the review!

  7. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011 / 10:44 am

    As natural products ares a massive influence for me when choosing creams I saw this and had to buy it, £2.50 ish in superdrug is much cheaper than the £25+ I usually spend due to the lack of parabens etc. Had a try yesterday and had that peely effect however I think that’s because I didn’t rub it in enough.

  8. Anonymous
    June 16, 2011 / 6:02 pm

    Not very pure and natural I’m afraid, have you looked at the ingredients?

    Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Alcohol Denat., Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Methylpropanediol, Octyldodecanol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate, Arctium Lappa Fruit Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha- Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Parfum

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