Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash

‘Enriched with natural almond oil and calendula extract, gently yet effectively cleanses your skin without drying it out’

I picked this up in the recent 3 for 2 offer that was on in Boots. 3 for 2’s always suck me in, even though most of the time they don’t really save me any money but end up making me buy things I don’t really need and essentially spending more more than I intended. However, it does give great opportunity to try out new things.

So anyway, on to the product… Ive been looking for a new cleanser to use within my daily routine so when i saw this, the ‘cream wash’ aspect of the title drew me in because I thought it would be soft and gentle on my often dry face.

After the first use I was pretty happy with the results. My face felt really lovely and soft and it didn’t feel abrasive or harsh on my skin when applying it. It also didn’t result in any stinging.

I did notice however my skin to be a little red after use and the next day I found myself with numerous spots breaking out on my face. This for me was really odd because I hardly ever get spots and when I do they are usually always in the same place. On this occasion I had one particularly painful spot on my forehead that took days to budge.
I had had a stressful few weeks so I thought perhaps these new friends on my face could be down to that, but still I refrained from using the cleanser for a few days until they cleared.

Then came the second time I used it, application again was fine, but afterwards my skin felt tight, flaky and incredibly dry. It was as if my face was crying for moisture and just a horrible feeling. As a result I had to cake my face in my trusty moisturiser just to get my skin feeling normal again.

So as you can probably guess, I am not impressed with this product at all and really regret buying it as now I’ll probably never use it again after only using it twice! It wasn’t particularly cheap either at around £3.89… (I could have got a meal deal for less than that and been more satisfied afterwards 😉 )

Considering it is supposed to be developed for sensitive skin it did exactly to my skin what I think it’s meant to prevent. Admittedly it could be just me having a bad reaction to something perhaps due to it have fragrance (which I usually tend to avoid)

I will add that the smell of this product also isn’t particularly appealing as to me it’s very soapy, like those cheap bars you get in hotels so this also put me off.

Have you tried this cleansing wash? What was your experience like?

Thanks for reading! x