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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
– 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?
For more information go to www.nivea.co.uk
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