Monday, 15 September 2014

Best High Street Moisturiser? Vote for Nivea.

Now, I don't know about you, but when I think about high-end products and compare them with the lower end stuff, I kind of presume that the high-end stuff is going to be so much better. Why? I used to think that price means quality...the higher the price, the higher the quality. And now, I've been proven wrong. By who, you're probably thinking, but it's more of a by what...

Oh, Nivea. It's the brand that everyone knows. I was just strollin' through Boots (just for a change) and I was on the hunt for a new moisturiser. I'd been using the Simple Tinted Moisturiser for well over a year, and I wasn't intending on changing until I got my make-up done by a lovely lady behind the Clarins counter in Oxford (a lovely place, I highly recommend it). She gave me an explanation for my horribly blemished moisturiser. I was so shocked - how could Simple be causing my breakouts? The lady suggested one of the Clarins moisturisers, and it was gorgeous and velvety on, but I just simply couldn't afford to dish out over £30 for a moisturiser at that point.

So I went home, disheartened, and ended up in Boots. I saw this, and remembered what the lady had said. I'd previously thought that I had dry skin, but it turns out that I'm combination. Oh, right. I knew that a few members of my family swear by Nivea products, so I thought I'd give the Nivea Light Moisturising Day Cream a go. Now, I was impressed. The cream absorbs so quickly that you can get straight to your make-up if you're putting some on, but it still deeply nourishes and softens the skin. It's simple, it's effective, and it cost me £1.99. I would never normally go for anything that cheap, because I'd feel like it would be a cheap formula that would break out my entire face, but this moisturiser was on offer so I've definitely struck gold. I wouldn't have minded paying more, but something told me that this stuff was a winner, and it sure is.

I'll use this until I can one day, perhaps, afford to treat myself...but for now, this does the trick (and I've had significantly less breakouts, oh yeah). And more importantly, it's proven to me that a high price tag on one product doesn't necessarily mean that the cheaper stuff is going to be pants ('cos here's the thing, it isn't).

Maia x

1 comment

  1. I also have fallen for the Nivea day and night creams! I purchased the dry skin version and it applies so nicely and has done my skin the world of good! I have repurchased the cream twice now and don't think I'll ever look back haha! Great post :)


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