I have oily skin. Actually, that’s an understatement. My skin isn’t just oily, it is a freaking oil reservoir. My face is so oily that it will soon be on the world map as a new country rich in oil reserves. For a face, so greasy using a moisturiser is a strict no-no. The only time I use a moisturiser is during winters when my skin gets slightly dry in patches of my face. I usually opt for gel-based moisturisers as they are most suitable for oily skin. However, when strolling at a supermarket I came across Nivea’s ‘Light’ Moisturiser. I have been using Nivea’s other creams for many years now and I am loyal to this brand, so I bought the moisturiser without a second thought and here is my experience using it.
Name: Nivea Light Moisturiser
Price: Rs 250/- for 50ml
How To Use: Wash your face with a skin cleanser and apply the cream on dry, clean skin.
What does it claim?
The back cover indicates that the cream contains Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E that will invigorate your skin. The light moisturiser is made of a fast absorbing formula that makes it quickly seep into the skin leaving the skin looking fresh and soft.
Does it fulfil its claim?
I used the cream every morning after washing my face. The moisturiser gets absorbed quickly and makes the skin soft. However, I picked the product going by its name, expecting it to be light’ but I personally did not find it light on my skin. It made my skin look shiny within a few hours. I would have to wash off the cream after 6 hours because by then my skin would look dull and oily. It has a thick creamy consistency which is not ideal for a person with oily skin.
What’s good about it?
Get’s absorbed quickly.
Moisturizes the skin.
What’s not so good about it?
Smells like any other Nivea cream.
Not suitable for oily skin.
Makes the skin look dull after a few hours.
I give Nivea’s Light Moisturiser 2 out of 5 rating. For me, the cream was just like any other Nivea cream. It was thick and creamy which did not suit my oily skin. I feel the product could be more suitable for dry or normal skin.