4/3/13

Skin Care for Oily Skin ft. Nivea

Hello lovelies,

I recently got some new products to review from Vervegirl and Nivea and in this post I am going to share my experience with this new product line.

To start my skin type for the most part of my life has been normal. I don't get random break outs and my skin is pretty smooth. Recently however I have started to get a little oily on my chin and under my nose. When I say oily I don't mean that my makeup is slipping off or you can see the oil on my skin, it is very minimal that only I being me notice it.

The products that I got to try are all from Nivea's new Aqua Effect line for oily skin and the great thing is that you can find all of these products each under $15 at your local drug store. Yay!!!

Here are the products that I got to try out....



Aqua Effect Refreshing Cleansing Gel
Enriched with Vitamin E and Hydra IQ, this wash gel invigorates while respecting the skin's natural moisture balance leaving skin feeling refreshed.

Product Claims:
-Deeply cleanses while respecting the skin's natural moisture balance
-Invigorates the skin thanks to its refreshing formula
-Leaves skin looking healthy and beautiful

At first I really liked this cleanser a lot. It has little micro beads that get deep into your skin and clean away any and all dirt. The only reason I didn't love this product after trying it is because the gel does not work well with my skin, after consistent use it caused me to break out a bit. I started to get little (acne) bumps on my face (that took 2 weeks to clear up)and that has only ever happened to me when I have used gel cleansers in the past. I should have known better, but I still wanted to test it out for you gals. With that being said, I do think that this product would be great for anyone with dry or oily skin, because the gel helps to keep and look in moisture. This still is a great product for maybe once a week, just not every day (at least not for me).
Overall rating: 4/10 (for my skin type)

Aqua Effect Purifying Toner
Enriched with Ocean Algae and Hydra IQ. Tones and refines pores. For purified and shine-reduced skin

Product Claims:
-Tones and purifies skin to remove oil and prevent the buildup of impurities
-Reduces excess sebum to prevent shine
-Hydrates skin to support its natural moisture balance
-Leaves skin looking healthy and beautiful

Personally I was not a huge fan of this toner, only because I am used to using toners that really suck up everything and this one did not. It is however very light and refreshing just as it claims to be which is perfect for some people. I did stop using this and have since gone back to my home made toner that I love and have been using for months (recipe here). I did however give this toner to a friend of mine who has oily skin and she loves it. She says that it works really well for her.
Overall rating: 4/10 (for my skin type)

Aqua Effect Mattifying Day Cream
Moisturizes and controls shine. With Ocean Algae & Hydra IQ

Product Claims:
- Provides intensive moisture without clogging pores
- Reduces shine and mattifies the look of skin thanks to its oil-free, non-greasy formula
- Leaves skin looking healthy and beautiful

The first thing I noticed about this cream is the consistency, it is quite thick for a day cream. So I immediately decided to use it as a night cream instead. Having pretty normal skin, I don't need nor do I like thick creams for my face. The cream definitely is mattifying, however I did notice that through out the night and even when I woke up in the morning I could still feel the moisturizer on my face. This is something that I do not like. A few hours after I apply my moisturizer I shouldn't feel it on my face anymore and especially not when I wake up in the morning, for that reason I did not like this as an overall face moisturizer. I now use this as an under eye cream for when I go to bed, instead. I do however think that this moisturizer would be perfect for any one with dry or combination skin. With that being said if you like to feel your moisturizer on your skin you would also like this product.
Overall rating: 6/10 (for my skin type)

To summarize:

Would I recommend any of these products?
Yes. I don't however recommend that you use these products if you have a normal skin type, but I do recommend any of these three products for those who have dry-combination/oily skin types.

Would I purchase any of these products?
No, only because they did not work for MY skin.


I hope that this review was helpful for you all and please leave any and all comments below!!!


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annpaige

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