NIVEA Q10, BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL?
Aug 24, 2002 (Updated Jun 8, 2003)
Review by shoplmart
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Provides good moisture, Just as cheap as the original.
Cons:Contains some harsh ingredients, Bottle isn't as generous as the original.
The Bottom Line: Like the original, both these products offer good bang for the consumer's buck.
I have used Nivea's Original Body Lotion on my body for many years now, so when the Q10 body formula came out it immediately got my attention. Shaving, waxing, sun exposure, etc etc. can all cause my body to become dry, irritated and just 'un sexy' feeling in general, something that can usually be taken care of via a moisturizer, sometimes not; more extreme measures need to be taken, such as using topical steroids etc.
Recommend this product?
Nivea's Claims: Q10 is Nivea's new generation of firming moisturizers. This new formula helps firm the skin faster and better than ever. Q10 is a Coenzyme found naturally in your own skin to help defend against aging. This formula helps restore lost moisture, and help it regain lost elasticity and firmness. Nivea boasts that this product will help increase skin's firmness in just 3 weeks.
Nivea Skin Firming Lotion with Q10 comes in a relatively generous 8 FL. OZ. bottle. This amount of product is 4 Oz.s less than the original. The product is dispensed using the quick and easy 'press to open cap'. This cap is not as easy to use as a 'pump cap' that is equipped on the original, however it is welcomed considering Nivea has yet to impress me with a reliable pump that doesn't break before I'm done using the product provided. The smell of this product is somewhat light and not offensive once you get past the first minute or so of applying the product. The original lotion has more of an old perfume scent, where Q10 has more of a natural scent to it. Like the original this product does contain some alcohol, fragrance, and oil, so I do not use it on any sensitive or acne prone areas of my body or on my face at all, however (and knowingly contradicting myself) I have used it on my face once and I did not experience a negative reaction. Q10 lotion is much thinner than the original, so if you like a thick lotion, Q10 skin firming lotion is not going to provide that consistency. You might note that this product does not contain an SPF, so if you plan on going out in the sun use the appropriate SPF.
Ease Of Use: This Product is very easy to use. The easy to use 'press and snap' dispensing cap allows for easy distribution of the product. The consistency allows for the same sort of easy distribution of the body.
My Experience: I have had a good experience with Nivea Skin Firming Lotion with Q10. Even though this product does contain some alcohol it seems to not burn my skin on either my body or face as much as the original. I have used this product after the sun and experienced no increase in burning. Since I'm 26 years old I have little trouble with sagging skin as of yet, so the claim that it 'firms' has yet to be evaluated, however it does make my skin feel soft and supple. This product goes on beautifully and washes off just as easily. Unlike the original, this product doesn't require you to wait a few hours before putting your clothes on due to how sticky the original formula makes your skin feel for the first hour or so after use. Instead, Nivea Skin Firming Lotion with Q10 can be rubbed on, and you can be off within minutes and not feel like your clothes are sticking to you.
Ingredients: Triple Purified Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Trglyceride, Glycerine Sterate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Myristyl Alcohol, Seed Oil, Ploysorbate 80, Ubiquinone, Letchin, Carthamus, Tinctorius, Lanolin Alcohol, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.
Warnings: Avoid contact with eyes, etc. Keep out of the reach of children, if rash appears discontinue use.
Price and Availability: This product can be purchased an almost any large discount, most grocery, and almost all drug stores for around $7.99-$9.99.
Conclusion: Different than the original, not better, which means Niavea Skin Firming Lotion with Q10 is also a good product at a good price.
Another great product is Neutrogena Healthy Skin, if you want more info, read my review.
For more info call 1-800-227-4703 or visit Niveausa.Com
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