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Nivea
Gentle Toner, Dry to Sensitive Skin
Rating
6.8 fl. oz. for $6.49
Category:Skin Care > Toners > Toners
Last Updated:01.22.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

This alcohol-free toner is an okay option for normal to dry skin. The inclusion of fragrance negates its use by those with sensitive skin. The price tag is the only thing attractive about this toner, but in comparison with hundreds of other toners in the world of skin care, at least this one doesn’t contain alcohol or irritating plant extracts.

Claims

Removes make-up residue and daily impurities. Respects skin's natural moisture balance. Tones and refines pores. The alcohol-free formula does not dry out the skin. The skin is gently clarified and soothed, leaving it soft and supple.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, PEG-8, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Calendula Flower Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Trisodium EDTA, Polyquaternium 10, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Methylparaben, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Fragrance

Brand Overview

Nivea At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly; good makeup removers; a gentle scrub; some worthwhile lip balms.

Weaknesses: Several boring formulas; no products to treat breakouts or lighten skin discolorations; problematic toners; disappointing self-tanners; the anti-cellulite products are a joke.

Nivea is a globally known brand owned by Beiersdorf, the same company behind department-store brand La Prairie and drugstore mainstay Eucerin. Among those three brands, Nivea's product selection is the weakest (which isn't saying much, because none of these lines have much of anything to offer skin). For Nivea, uninspired formulas abound, presenting limited options unless you have normal to dry skin, and even those have exceptionally inelegant formulas. The enduring popularity of this line has more to do with advertising and perhaps tradition (it has been around a long time) than with what any researcher would consider state-of-the-art.

In mid-2010 Nivea re-launched most of their Visage (facial care) products on the web site drugstore.com. These products present a few well formulated, inexpensive options that are worth your attention.For more information about Nivea, owned by Beiersdorf, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.nivea.com.

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