Saturday 5 January 2013

NIVEA Winter Care Must-Haves.

Even though I am a December baby, I am a summer person at heart. While I may detest the cold weather I can’t help but enjoy some of the benefits it brings to me. You see, I am someone who suffers from all the side effects of oily skin and these 2 months of Bombay winter is the only time when my skin and hair actually behave themselves. I call them my 'frizz and zit-free' months. Therefore when it comes to choosing winter care products I tend to be very, very picky. Lucky for me, Nivea's winter care range offers the perfect solution for my type of skin. 
Before I decided to write this review ever product mentioned has been tried by me. Other than me, my mother {dry skin} and my friend {combination skin} as well have tried out these products. This review is based on all of our experience.
Since we had a very mixed December some days cold the other hot as summer, this gave me a better understanding about the products and a realization that even though these products primarily belong to the Nivea winter care range, depending on your skin type they can easily be used round the year.

What better way to being 2013 that treat yourself to much needed protection and pampering with Nivea Winter Care Essential.

The first review is of Nivea body and lip care products.

Review of Nivea Smooth Milk Body Lotion
Nivea Smooth Milk Claims: "Enriched with Hydra IQ and Shea Butter, this creamy formulation repairs dryness layer by layer for 24 hour+ smoothness. Its fast absorbing formulation works deep within the skin repairing dryness layer by layer for long lasting softness & protection from dry skin"
Verdict &  Recommendation:
After using it for a month, there was visible improvement in my skin texture, it was more smooth and supple, especially my arms and legs. 

Due to it non sticky nature, people with very dry skin can use this through out the year. 
The ones with normal or combination skin can use this all through winter and on very dry areas like knees and elbows Nivea Smooth Milk can easily be applied through out the year.
For oily skin this is the perfect winter body lotion. Due to is non sticky after effect one can comfortably apply all over the body.
Skin compatibility has be dermatologically proven. Therefore according to an individual skin type and it’s suitability, Nivea Smooth Milk Body lotion can easily be used in winter, summer and monsoon.
Also available is 75ml {Rs 109/-} and 400 ml {Rs 296/-}.

Review Of  Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry Lip Care
Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry Claims: "The innovative formula of NIVEA Fruity Shine Strawberry with Fruit Extracts and Shimmering Pigments provides long lasting moisturisation and an exciting fruity flavour, giving you soft and smooth lips with delicate reddish shimmer."
Verdict &  Recommendation:
The beauty of Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry is that it functions both as a gloss and balm. It provides the lips with colour and shine at the same time healing and protecting it.
 Due to its dual purpose of care and colour it can easily be used during as well as after the winter season.
From those who wish to make their lips more healthy, supple, soft and smooth, I recommend Nivea Fruity Shine lip care. Not only will it protect, moisturize and improve the lip texture but also add a hint of color pop and shine to them.
The other flavours available in Nivea Fruity Color & Shine range are Pomegranate, Guava and Cherry.

Review Of Nivea Creme
Nivea Creme Claims: "Enriched with skin caring Eucerit, NIVEA Crème is an everyday, multi purpose crème which protects and gives relief from damaged skin, leaving it healthy."

Verdict &  Recommendation:

I have been using Nivea Creme since my childhood. In fact everyone in my house still uses it. The beauty about Nivea Creme is that it is both multi-function as well as can be  used by anybody; irrespective of age or gender. This is one of its best features. Add to that it comes in a compact jar that makes it very travel friendly and can easily be carried around.
I recommend this for all skin types. If you have dry or normal skin you can easily apply Nivea Creme year long, on both body as well as face.
 I personally use this on my face only during the winters, especially on very cold days. If you have oily skin it is best to apply this on the face only during winters. Being fragrance-free it can easily be used by those who have sensitive skin.
Also available in 30 ml {Rs 39/-}, 60 ml {Rs 70/-} and 200 ml {Rs 190/-}

After using these amazing Nivea winter care goodies for a whole month I can confidently say that, Nivea Smooth Milk Body Lotion, Creme & Fruity Shine Lip Balm have officially become my must have winter body and lip care product.

Please Note: These recommendations are based solely on my personal experience. Before using any of these products please make sure they are compatible with your individual skin type.

Till then, tra-la,
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  1. I love this brand:-) So nostalgic for me!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  2. I am a December baby too, and summer is my fave season hahah! Btw, have always loved nivea but recently even more so, keeps my skin hydrated and feeling fresh all day! Nice blog, followed ya ;)

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