01.23.2013
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Nivea
Light Regenerating Night Care, Normal to Combination Skin
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $7.99
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:01.23.2013
Jar Packaging:True
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Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

Only slightly better than Nivea’s classic moisturizer, this product is packaged in a jar and features a ho-hum emollient formula that’s merely OK for dry skin. Those with combination skin will find this too heavy, so the labeling claim is nonsense. The packaging won’t keep the tiny amount of antioxidant stable during use. The only thing attractive about this moisturizer is the price tag, and that won’t help your skin. In this case, saving money won’t save your skin.

Claims

Supports the natural moisture balance of normal to combination skin during the night. It provides the skin with intensive moisturization during the night and supports the skin regeneration process during the night. The skin is intensively moisturized and regenerated, for soft and smooth skin in the morning.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Dicaprylyl Ether, Triisostearin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methylpropanediol, Hydrogenated Cocoglycerides, Synthetic Beeswax, Myristyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Myristyl Myristate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, 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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