Saturday, 3 November 2012

Review| Nivea Express Hydration Primer - Normal/Combination

I'd like to introduce you to my new autumn/winter skin care favourite! We all know that in these colder months our skin needs a little extra care and protection from the harsh conditions. And here is my saviour... the Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer

As soon as I saw this advertised on the Superdrug website I had to get my hands on it. Nivea is probably my go to skin care brand, whether its for body moisturising, or lip balms etc, I've even started using some of their make up products. I just know that I can rely on this brand to deliver great results.

I chose the normal/combination primer (there is also a dry/sensitive option). It has a double action formula which can be used to moisturise the skin, it absorbs instantly into the skin due to its light texture and uses effective hydrators for long lasting moisture throughout the day. It can also be used to provide a smooth base ready for make up application and even helps your make up to stay in place. 

The texture is really light, like a creamy gel. It provides the moisture which you would expect from a thicker/richer moisturiser, but instantly absorbs into the skin. Enriched with Vitamins and natural Lotus extract the primer really does give the skin a refreshed feel and appearance. It even smells clean & refreshing. 

The primer is for use after cleansing, where you should massage the cream into the skin in small circles, and then you can pretty much apply your make up straight away, great for making you look your best in a hurry. Especially if you're like me and would rather have the extra 5 mins in bed rather than waiting for your moisturiser to sink in!

I've been using this for around 3 weeks now, and I couldn't imagine my morning routine without it, I have really noticed a difference in both the feel & appearance of my skin, and it keeps my make up looking flawless pretty much all day. Overall I think this is a must have product at the moment, and you should definitely give it a go, as we all need these kind of multi action essentials in our lives!

Best of all, this comes at a bargain price of only £3.99 for 50ml at Superdrug.
You can tell just how popular it is as its sold out, and also was sold
out in my local store the other day.

Have you tried it? & What are your thoughts?


  1. I have read a couple of great reviews on this. I like the sound of it & loving that its perfect for dry winter skin. I need this in my life it sounds wonderful

  2. This sounds like such a good product! I will have to check it out x

    1. It is a good product, definitely worth a go, such a reasonable price too xx

  3. ive never tried this but maybe i should xx

  4. This sounds amazing, i've been thinking about getting a primer for ages, but I always get confuzzled about whether you can still moisturise too...Not sure whether to buy it now....thanks for the review though, definitely made me want it even more! x

    1. Yeahh I always used a moisturiser and then a primer, but this saves so much time :) xx

  5. I've tried this Nivea Express Hydration Primer but have had mixed results. I found the cream worked well as a moisturiser, but the primer didn't keep my make up in place :(

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  6. Does it do anything for the appearance of pores?
    It sounds like a really nice product and I am thinking of giving it ago!