Tuesday, November 22, 2016

My Nivea Skincare Routine*

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive some wonderful products to try from the kind people at Nivea. 
As you may know, I was really impressed with the Nivea anti aging cream that I wrote about in a previous post, but I had limited experience of using the rest of their range.
Since receiving these items, I have reworked my skincare routine and I'm excited to share this with you. 

Keep on reading for an overview of the products that I've been using...

Nivea Lip Butter – Vanilla & Macadamia
I start the day with this lip butter - and then apply it repeatedly throughout the day!
I’ve tried countless balms and butters but I can say categorically, I have never smelt one quite so delicious as this. The combination of vanilla and macadamia is truly delightful and invokes thoughts of freshly baked homemade treats; it really smells good enough to eat. This leads me to apply it excessively and my lips are certainly thanking me as a result. 
At this point of the year, I am usually conscious of the dread chapped list but that issue is definitely a thing of the past. Needless to say this, has not left my handbag.

Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser 
Sometimes, there really aren’t enough hours in the day so I am all about multi-tasking. I do not know how I have only just discovered this, but I can’t imagine not using it. It is just so easy and after all, you condition your hair in the shower, so why wouldn’t you condition your skin?
After washing in the shower, you apply the moisturiser before rinsing it all off. I was dubious at first about whether something which spends such a small proportion of time on your skin could have much effect, but I needn't have been. This stuff certainly works and it's fantastic performance has cemented it's position as my favourite product of this bunch.

Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover
I do not know why, but since as long as I can remember, I've always taken my makeup off after showering. After a long day, I can't wait to get in the door and relieve my tired eyes so eye makeup is the first thing I remove. 
This came into my life at exactly the right time especially given that my current micellar water, which is apparently suitable for use all over your face, leaves my eyes stinging when I attempt to wipe away the days mascara.

I am pleased to say that this is far kinder – and twice as effective. I saw it advertised a lot around Halloween, when dramatic eye makeup is everyone’s staple. In just a few swipes even the darkest liners and shadows are lifted and you only actually need a couple of drops of the formula to do this. 

Nivea Daily Essentials Crème Care Cleansing Lotion
I take my makeup off and moisturise religiously, but I never seem to make quite so much time for cleansing. Naughty, I know.
Lately, I have been making much more of a concerted effort to do this. Since ditching face wipes for micellar water, I've barely used anything else. I am most certainly a skincare creature of habit.
When I received this product, it was immediately apparent how different it is to my beloved micellar, but after scanning the back of the bottle I was really keen to try it out.
What has impressed me most about this lotion, is just how sensitive it is while at the same time, thoroughly cleansing any impurities. 
The consistency isn’t too runny or too thick, so it doesn't feel gloopy on your skin. I start off with a pea sized amount and wipe this all over my face. I cleanse until the cotton wool comes back clean and so, if I'm rocking slightly heavier makeup, it make take a couple of goes to remove everything. I find it so much more effective to build this up gradually in this way. 
Nivea Daily Essentials Crème Care Cleansing Cream Wash
I'm not sure if I use this and the lotion the wrong way round, but this way just works better for me.
After taking off my makeup, I follow up with the cleansing lotion and then this wash. I usually go on to moisturise my skin although, I've found the combination of these two to be really nourishing, so my skin doesn't need it quite so much. 
Cleansers I have used before have left my skin feeling a little bit dry afterwards but, as I say, that is not the story with this product.  This does it's job while protecting skin’s natural moisture balance and I will definitely continue to use this.

Have you tried any of these Nivea products? Let me know in the comments!

*This post contains PR samples.


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