Body, Moisturizer

Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Body Lotion

I’m a huge fan of Nivea products, so I was looking forward to trying this out. As a result, my expectations were high.

Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Body Lotion

Nivea Firming Body Lotion contains Q10, Creatine, and L-Carnitine. The label claims that with continued use over two weeks it “improves the feeling of skin firmness”.

I found the Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Body Lotion for normal skin to absorb quickly. It wasn’t greasy at all. I found myself wishing that the formula was a bit thicker than it was. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the consistency, I did like the scent.

As for the packaging, I really liked the pump bottle that it came in. Like most people, I prefer pumps over tubs that require using my fingers instead.

In terms of the firming claims, I didn’t see a difference. I’m not surprised, as I wasn’t expecting a visible difference. However, when it comes to moisturizing, I found that it did a great job.

I tend to have dry hands, elbows, and heels, so I’m always looking for something to work on those trouble spots. My skin felt hydrated and moisturized for hours at a time. I found that I got the best effect applying it right after getting out of the shower in the morning.

Although I didn’t notice a difference in firming, I would still buy this body lotion for it’s moisturizing properites. I also think that it’s a great price for the amount of product you get, so it’s a great value.

Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Body Lotion is available at your local drugstore for $11 or online here (affiliate link).

Have you tried Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Body Lotion? What’s your go to moisturizer for dry skin? 

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Moisturizer, Skincare

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30

Today I’m reviewing the CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 – specifically the normal to oily skin version.

eraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30

I have sensitive skin, so this brand was recommended to me as something to try that would be gentle on my skin. I was having problems with my skin reacting to another brand of moisturizer, so I was in the market for a new kind. Trying a new skincare brand is something that makes me nervous because I never know how my skin will react to it.  So far though I’m really liking it and I’ve had zero reactions to it, which was a big relief.

First off, I like that it’s in a pump bottle. It makes it easier to get the exact amount out that I want. In addition I feel like it’s cleaner than a pot of moisturizer that I’d have to use my fingers to get it out. I also like that the bottle takes up little room on my bathroom counter. I think everyone is looking for more room in there.

I typically put it on after using cleanser as well as any time throughout the day that my face feels dry. My chin tends to get dry, so I frequently put it there and I feel like it really does help. I also like that it has broad spectrum SPF protection built into it. If I know I’m going to be spending the day in the sun I’ll put a stronger SPF sunscreen on top, but otherwise I like that moisturizer and sunscreen is in one step.

The CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 is only available in a 89 mL pump bottle. Mine has lasted me more than six months though, so I think it’s a great size. you also don’t need to use a lot – a little does a long way. It doesn’t take long to absorb into my skin, so it’s nice that this skincare step doesn’t take a lot of time.

It can be found at drugstores for around $20 or online here (affiliate link).

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