28 April 2013

Product Review: Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream

As I have previously mentioned, I have grown up with Nivea, and believe that it is one of those value-for-money brands that you can always rely on. But being pregnant, I am increasingly aware of the ingredients in the products that I use, so I was excited when I heard that Nivea had launched the Pure & Natural range that contains 95% pure ingredients. Here are my thoughts on the *Nivea Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream for Normal to Combination skin;

What They Say:

"Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream supplies normal and combination skin with 24 hours of intensive moisture with its infusion of argan oil and aloe vera".

RRP: $12.99 (50ml) – Available from Supermarkets, Priceline, Myer, Target, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies.

What I Say:
Previously tried the Nivea Pure & Natural cleanser and toner, as well as the Pure & Natural Hand Cream, and really liked all of those, as they were such great products at a great bargain price. Consequently I also had very big hopes for the Nivea Pure & Natural Day Cream.

Having combination skin, which has always been prone to breakouts, I do like it when companies make moisturisers especially for combination skin – you would like to think that would minimise the greasy feeling and look, and not to mention wouldn’t cause the skin to breakout, right!

I really love the fact that Nivea has launched this range of products made from 95% pure ingredients,  as well as it is free from parabens, silicones, colourants and mineral oils.


The cream is a nice thick consistency, and only a tiny amount is needed for my full face and neck. It takes a little while to absorb into the skin, but once it has, my skin is left thoroughly moisturised and soft.

It works as a perfect base for my makeup, but sadly, by the early afternoon, my skin starts to look and feel greasier than normal. Even without wearing makeup on top, do I feel that my skin is greasier than normal, so I reach the conclusion that in spite of the cream being formulated for normal to combination skin types, it is simply too heavy and concentrated for my skin. So consequently I start using the cream as a night cream only. And for that purpose it suits my skin perfectly, as my skin simply seems to be ‘thirstier’ and can tolerate heavier creams at night.

And the next morning, my skin is feeling and looking nice, soft and moisturised, so clearly it agrees better with my skin being used as a night cream. And after now having used it for several weeks, I am also happy to say that it has not made my skin break out. In saying that, it is a basic moisturiser, which has merely keeps the skin moisturised and soft – and sadly I have hit the age where a little more help in the form of anti-ageing ingredients are required.

The actual cream comes in a simple but heavy glass jar. And while I do like that I can see how much moisturiser is left, I do generally prefer moisturisers in pump bottles, or alternatively squeeze tubes, as I simply find it more hygienic than constantly having to dip my fingers into the jar.

The cream has a nice fresh scent, but I have to admit that it is a little more perfumed than I thought it would be – especially seeing it is made from 95% natural ingredients, it would have been nice if it had also been free from added artificial perfume. But in saying that, I really do like the scent, and as I do not have sensitive skin that does tolerate perfumed creams, it doesn’t bother me at all.

Unfortunately this moisturiser does not come with SPF, which I find a shame, as especially under the harsh Australian sun, that is a requirement. But having said that, considering I’ve been using it as a night cream, I have preferred that it did not contain the SPF!

This is a great cream, and at just $12.99 it comes at a bargain price too, also considering the high contents of natural ingredients which often come with a higher price tag. However, as I feel this is a ‘basic’ moisturiser, I would recommend it to those with young and normal to dry skin types as opposed to those with combination skin, as I simply found it too heavy to use during the day on my combination skin.
*this product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried any of the products in the Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Range? Are you concerned with skincare containing parabens and other chemical nasties? What’s your favourite day cream?



  1. Dear Karina, many thanks for your review, it´s always really interesting, especially when you´re testing a German brand, like Nivea.

    The information, that you were only satisfy when you use the cream as a night-cream is really important for me, also that there is no SPF, what´s essential for me regarding a day-cream.

    Of this cause I think I won´t buy this cream and you saved me from a bad buy :) Thanks a lot!

    Hope everything is fine with you and you had a great weekend!

    Lots of love from Bavaria, Rena


    1. I love Nivea, also having grown up with it. Usually their products are such great value for money. And while this cream just didnt work for me as a day cream, it was good as a night cream.

      And yes thanks, I am well. Hope you are too!


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