Makeup Monday | My Favourite Nivea Products

When it comes to drugstore skin care, I’ve without fail reached for Nivea products time and time again. From face to body, Nivea just has the rich and nourishing products I love for my skin and there hasn’t been many Nivea products I haven’t absolutely loved. I’m going to list my top 9 favourite skin products from Nivea, in the order that I usually apply them to my body.

1. Nivea Nourishing Body Milk

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This stuff is a dream for my whole body! It is a rich, creamy and intense moisturizer for dry to very dry skin.  I use this stuff at least once, often twice a day, after my morning shower and again before bed, to really let my skin drink up the moisture that the formula, including almond oil, provides. It smells so fresh and clean and my skin is noticeably smoother and softer.

2. Nivea Gentle Cleansing Cream for Dry Skin

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This is my every day face wash. Perfect for my dry skin, it gently cleanses and smoothes while hydrating and soothing my skin, leaving my face looking healthy and clean, without drying it out. Once again, it has a very fresh scent and the cream has small and gentle pink beads throughout and the formula contains almond oil and Hydra IQ. I tend to apply this in the shower in the morning and then again, after I remove my makeup, before bed. I love how clean it makes my face feel, without leaving it feeling tight or dry, like some cleansers have in the past.

3. Nivea Exfoliating Scrub

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I use this exfoliator 2 times a week to thoroughly remove dead skin cells and refine my pores. The formula includes Vitamin E, and the scrub respects the skin’s natural moisture balance. I find it leaves my skin looking healthy and glowing.

4. Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Cream

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This face, body, and hand cream is a rich but also light moisturizer that I use on my face daily. I like my moisturizer to be very hydrating, and while this cream can be used for your body and hands, it is just light enough to perfectly moisturize my face, without it feeling heavy, cakey and thick. The formula contains Jojoba oil and Vitamin E. I have repurchased this time and time again, and the product lasts quite some time, as a little definitely goes a long way!

5. Nivea Men Cooling After Shave Balm for Sensitive Skin

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Anyone who knows any Beauty Guru on Youtube knows that this bad boy isn’t just for the men in our lives. It has been rediscovered as the perfect face primer for women, to keep our makeup looking flawless all day long. While this was trendy quite some time ago, and the buzz and hype has completely disappeared, this product is still sitting pretty on my vanity, used as my primer weekly. It has a nice cooling sensation on my skin, evens out my face and provides a great base to apply my makeup on top of, without any drying alcohol. I’m still obsessed.

6. Nivea 2-in-1 Moisturizing Primer

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HELLO! I talked about this product in a previous post, First Impressions and I promised you I would let you know what I really thought about it once I gave it a fair shot. The truth is out – this stuff is amazing. It is as if Nivea decided to listen to all the hype behind the Shave Balm and create a real primer, that doubles as a refreshing moisturizer. My prayers have been answered. It’s hydrating and my makeup happily clings to this product for a flawless look all day long. There is never any dry patches for my foundation to stick to or emphasize and overall this product really is a great one! It has the same kind of cooling affect as the shave balm and it has the gentle fresh scent I’ve come to love from Nivea products. Thumbs up, y’all – this one is a good’un.

7. Nivea Essential Lip Balm

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I’ve been using this lip balm for years! Nothing else has ever moisturized my lips like this product does, and it is by far my favourite smelling balm I’ve ever used. It doesn’t have the artificial fruity scent or taste, and I don’t know what else to say other than it is 100% a holy grail for me. I have a tube of this in every room, and in my purse, and one on my person at all times. It is that good.

8. Nivea Lip Butter – Raspberry Rose

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This one is a recent favourite of mine. I originally picked it up as part of my quest to plumper lips! (Stay tuned to see how I used it) This is a more intense treatment and I have been using it before bed to really moisturize my lips. The smell is truly the perfect raspberry scent and it leaves my lips feeling incredible. I love it! And again, I have incorporated it into another attempt at plumper lips, which I will reveal in the near future.

9. Nivea 3-in-1 Cleansing Wipes for Dry Skin

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Lastly, my favourite face wipes! These face wipes are for your eyes, lips and face and gently remove makeup and dirt at the end of a long day. The wipes are infused with Nivea lotion with almond oil, and they are made specifically to remove makeup, even waterproof makeup. It is especially mild for the eye area, and the enrichment of the moisturizer provides eye lash care. Can you ask for anything more in a face wipe? They are adequately saturated with product and effortlessly removes my full face of makeup every night! Once again, it doesn’t leave my face feeling tight or dry, and it doesn’t leave behind a strange residue. I’ve repurchased multiple times and it really is the only wipe I’ve used on my face in a long time. Nivea also has the Creme Care Facial Cleansing Wipes, which I love and use too, which also removes waterproof makeup.

Now, I know I sound like a Nivea commercial, and while I absolutely adore most of their products, there is one product I have tried that just didn’t do it for me. That product is the Nivea Gentle Eye Makeup Remover.

18928488_10155424329956204_438456210_nWhile it feels nice and cooling on my eyes, and removes my eye shadow well, it glides over my eye liner without lifting a single bit of the product, leaving my eye liner looking as great as the moment I applied it. I wear liquid eye-liner almost every day, so I need a remover that can handle it. Oh, and I should mention that my eyeliner is not a waterproof formula. I refuse to tug or pull on my eye area, and this product does nothing to remove my eye liner, so for that reason this product, for me, is a bust! Now, for the rare occasions that I haven’t worn my winged eye liner look, this remover has adequately removed the eye makeup I did wear, which is why this product is almost gone. I didn’t want to waste my money, so I kept it around for days where my makeup wasn’t as dramatic. I won’t repurchase this again, but I intend on using it until its empty because waste not want not.

It it clear that when it comes to drugstore face and body products, Nivea takes the cake for me. Please know that I am not in any way affiliated with the company and this post is in no way sponsored. I just truly love the products and use them regularly!

As always, thanks for reading! Don’t forget to like and share before you leave! If you have any Nivea products you think I should try, or any other products you think I would like, comment down below!

xoxo,
blushing bride.

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