Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tuesday Reviewsday - Nivea Regenerating Night Cream

I featured this in my haul the other day, so this is a very recent purchase and I have not been using it for too long yet. I might do a follow up post in a few weeks time if anyone wants me to, to further my review after I have been using the product for longer.

Now, I'm only 21 and when I hear "night cream", I think of a product for more mature women, such as a cream with anti ageing properties. I've been using my normal moisturiser for day and night and it's been keeping my skin hydrated enough, so I thought why do I need to buy a night cream? However, after a little background research, I realised that night creams actually work very differently to day creams, containing completely different ingredients to target your skin in different ways.

Typically, night creams have higher levels of Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Retinol than day creams, and are a thicker formula to boost overnight repair whilst moisturising the surface. On the contrary, day creams usually include SPF and work to protect your skin from polluting elements and those harmful UV rays, whilst hydrating it to maintain oil levels.

I quickly realised that I did need a night cream, and was wasting my normal moisturiser by using it night... no one needs SPF when they're lying in bed in the dark! 

I found myself in Boots on the skincare aisle, and my eye was drawn to the Nivea range. I absolutely love the scent of Nivea products, their mini moisturiser tubes are a firm favourite in my handbag and I regularly use their tinted moisturiser in the summer to replace foundation. I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of their night cream, it was on a half price offer for £2.05! A quick scan of the back of the box showed that it contained Vitamin E, Lotus Extract and Hydra IQ, and was designed to provide intensive moisture whilst supporting the skins overnight regenerating process and moisture balance. Just what I needed I thought, and the normal / combination skin box went into my basket.

My initial reactions to this product when opened were, wow it's a glass tub... for £2.05! Something inside me really likes glass cosmetics tubs / bottles, I'm not sure why, but it definitely makes them look more expensive when sitting on my bedside table! Secondly, as mentioned earlier, it carries the normal amazing Nivea scent, and as always is a pleasure to apply to my skin.

The cream itself is thicker than I thought it would be, but that's mainly because I am so used to wearing day moisturisers which by nature are thinner because you're applying make-up over them. It sinks into my skin really well and doesn't leave a thick cakey grease layer on the top after a few minutes which I have found with some creams in the past. 

I haven't noticed any difference in my complexion since using the skin (i.e. drawing out impurities etc) which I had read night creams can do, but it does make my skin feel super soft when I wake up and the Vitamin E seems to be keeping it nicely moisturised throughout the night, but not overly greasy. Obviously I haven't used this product for a sustained period of time yet, so time will tell if I continue to use and repurchase this, but for now, the Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream gets a huge thumbs up from me.

Have you tried this product before? Do you use night creams?



  1. I love using night creams they give me the glow I need in the morning. Currently using cliniques highdrating night cream but it is too expensive to repurchase will need to be trying this one !


  2. I have this and love it!nivea never let's me down haha :) xx

  3. I have tried this as my mum got it - it is so smooth on skin and I love it! I love Nivea!

    Also, I nominated you for a Liebster Award so please check it out~

    Kathryn x

  4. I haven´t tried these but I love some of the Nivea´s products! :D


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