REVIEW: NIVEA Q10 PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream

Nivea Q10PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream


When I read about NIVEA Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream’s high dose of Vitamin C (and at the affordable price of R169,99!) I had to try it. Despite knowing when ingested, very little Vitamin C reaches the skin, I’m still an avid vitamin popper and incorporating Vitamin C, a highly effective anti oxidant into my skincare regime seems to be the answer to maintaining healthy skin. Here’s what I thought of the star product from NIVEA’s new Q10plusC range:

NIVEA Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream contains two powerful antioxidants Co-Enzyme Q10 and Vitamin C, (it doesn’t state how much Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it contains on the packaging, but as it is one of the first top ingredients listed means it’s not too shabby), that work while your are sleeping. Beiersdorf research studies of skin cells show that this formula combination helps increase skins ability to absorb up to 50% more oxygen, which in turn stimulates energy production needed for cells to repair and regenerate.

Nivea Q10PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream

Because we lead busy stressful lifestyles our skin tends to suffer by looking dull and tired. Sadly, as we age everything slows down including the production of collagen and Q10, a substance where your cells produce energy needed for cell growth and maintenance. So thank heaves for this super combo of anti-aging ingredients to give skin a ‘pick me up’ after a night’s sleep!

Vitamin C, an essential nutrient for overall health, applied topically increases collagen formation and reduces the effects of free radicals, helping to maintain a healthy skin. Q10, a molecule essential to energy production, supports important processes in the cells like cell regeneration to collagen synthesis. So come morning time your skin will look super rested and radiant!

Nivea Q10PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream

I loved the lightweight cream spreading easily and absorbing quickly into my face and neck. And how cool is the aluminium tube making it super easy to squish out every last drop. It is 100% air tightpackaged, essential to potent ingredients specifically vitamin C, as it is relatively unstable and tends to degrade faster the more exposed to light and air.

The nozzle is small allowing a little amount to come out which is all you need! This should last you a month or two (I know peeps say three months but I love using products on my face and neck so it lasted me two months and at an affordable price I’ll be sure to buy it again!

Have you tried it yet? Let me know your thoughts

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REVIEW: Nivea Lotion and Shower Creme Oil Pearls

Nivea Oil Pearls Cherry Blossoom & Body Lotion


NIVEA has a huge array of new body lotions and washes. I chose these two lovelies to review as their main ingredient is the cherry blossom, a flower I’ve loved ever since watching the movie ‘Lost in Translation’ where Scarlett Johannesen hangs a sakura mobile up in her hotel room. Cherry blossoms symbolise renewal, springtime and a gentle reminder of life’s fragility, so even though it’s not quite springtime over here I can temporarily be transported to bluer skies and warmer waters with this scent.

Scarlett Johannesen in Lost in Translation - hanging a saskura mobile in her hotel room

Here’s what I thought of NIVEA OIL IN LOTION Cherry Blossom & Jojoba Oil Body Lotion and NIVEA Shower Creme Oil Pearls:

NIVEA Oil in Lotion Cherry Blossom & Jojoba Oil


NIVEA Oil in Lotion Cherry Blossom & Jojoba Oil Body Lotion pampers skin by blending an oil into a lotion, so it’s a moisture double-whammy! Once out of the shower I want to jump into my PJ’s ASAP, ( I am not a winter girl!) so I love that this soft-scented nourishing lotion absorbs quickly, and it spreads easily without stickiness.

NIVEA shower cream oil pearls


Sometimes I dream of soaking in a hot bubble bath, but our current water restrictions call for quick showers, but a luxurious body wash makes showering not-so-bad.

NIVEA Shower Creme Oil Pearls (R39,99) is an oil-infused shower cream that gently cleanses, leaving my skin silky and soft thanks to a high content of added Argan oil, known for its moisturising properties. Do I still need to apply a lotion after this, you may ask? I say yes, just for extra nourishment, plus these two work wonders together!