Sunday 14 September 2014

Nivea Soothing Cleansing Mousse

I'm always on the lookout for facial washes and cleansers that are for sensitive skin. As you all know (or if you don't know) I have very sensitive skin - which means I can't use products that are tough or rough.

I went to Tesco a couple of weeks ago - I think I was looking for some bread and as you do I wandered up the beauty aisle (by accident) and found this on special. I think when I got it - it was £2.25, but I think it's back up to £4.50 - you can check it out on Tesco's website.

nivea soothing cleansing mousse for sensitive skin

Ever since I was young I can remember my Grandmother had a pot of Nivea hand cream in her house, my childminder has some too and even my mother ... so you could say I've grown up with Nivea - and they are definitely a brand I could say I trust so when I found this product I thought I'd give it a shot!

> Nivea claim that the product cleanses deeply and moisturises without being harsh on the skin - which is a big plus for me - what with my skin being so sensitive. I had no adverse reaction using it - nor did my face flare up - so that is a good sign.

> They also mention that after using the product your skin should be much softer and smoother - obviously I'm a guy so my skin is never smooth with the small amount of stubble I have - but it did feel softer to the touch once I had tried it a couple of times.

> It's also a change (we all love a good change) to be putting a foamy mousse onto your face that has a nice sweet scent rather than shaving foam thats strong and minty - so a big, big plus there (obviously this doesn't apply to woman)

> The product also helps the skin to keep its natural moisture balance - which is good if you suffer from dry skin or if like me, you take hot showers (which is probably the reason I have dry skin).

> One of the ingredients in the mousse is - almond oil - which has a range of different benefits - I won't list them all - but almond oil is very popular in the aromatherapy world. It's beneficial for the skin by making it healthier, reduces those dark circles under the eyes, helps to reduce the signs of ageing and helps to decrease those fine lines and wrinkles on your face.

The bottle its self also comes in a cool pump-style as below pictures shows - so 10/10 for ease of getting the product out the bottle:

nivea pump bottle white pink

It is liquid inside the bottle but the push does change this to the nice fragrant mousse. Here are a couple of pictures:

Nivea Soothing Cleansing Mousse

nivea foam hand

Dry skin is a big problem for some people - it can be down to a number of reasons such as:

> Towel Drying - Yes, funnily enough sometimes your towels can be rough, or even when your drying yourself (and I've noticed I do it) you rub, rub, rub really hard over your body - and this can actually remove a lot of the moisture on your skin.

> Soaps & Shower Gels - I did touch base above about this - but some soaps and shower gels can be harsh on the skin as they have a lot of different ingredients which can aggravate your skin - this can dry out the skin also.

> Hot Shower - I am a very big culprit for this - I love a hot shower, one that leaves you coming out looking like a shrivelled up prune - but this can actually be bad for you because it dries out your skin and removes the moisture from your body.

> Body Scrubs - similar to the soap and shower gel - body scrubs can be good for you and your skin, but only in moderation (for example once a week) not every night when you go for a shower or bath. Scrubbing your skin again removes moisture and dries out the skin. Try and limit yourself to 1 or 2 a week.

> Winter Weather - who would have thought the weather could be a culprit - but during the winter months - the temperature drops, it gets colder (if like me you get up at 5am) its very frosty - and this can be bad for your skin - as your going from a nice, warm environment (your bedroom) to a cold, dark, icy car (outside).

Overall I think this product is a must have for your bathroom. People who may want to try this product or benefit from using it would be people like me with sensitive skin or even people who suffer from dry skin. The added almond oil is also good for eczema and psoriasis - if you suffer from that. I have a couple of friends who I will recommend this product to.

Nivea also have a Daily Essentials Refreshing Cleaning Mousse (which I think is more aimed at people with normal skin) and it's a nice light blue bottle.

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