My skin is a bit wonky because in the summer time it’s very oily and acne-prone but in the winter it’s terribly dry, sensitive and itchy. When the cooler temperatures started creeping in a few weeks ago, I noticed an instant change in my skin. Within days my face was dry and I was developing itchy patches. I only use moisturizers at night and I rarely use them on my face during the day.
I refuse to change anything about my night-time routine since it works well for me but I knew my morning ritual needed to change. To soothe my skin in the morning I decided to add the Nivea Aqua Effect Gentle Foaming Cleanser for Dry to Sensitive Skin to my routine. I’m not a big fan of foam cleansers and typically opt for cream-based cleansers, so I was wear to try this out.
With only one pump, it gave me enough foam mousse to cleanse my entire face. As you gently massage it on your face and neck, it feels so soft and the light scent is not overpowering at all. It’s a cleanser free of alcohol and perfume. I rinsed my face with water and was surprised that I had to splash my face only a couple of times. Since I wear an acne spot treatment on my face daily, it usually takes me a long time to rinse off all the gunk.
Your skin may feel a little tighter after drying your face, but that feeling doesn’t last long. My face started to feel soft and supple again after 5-10 minutes. My favourite part about this product is that it’s enriched with natural Almond Oil and Nivea’s Hydra IQ technology, which is created by Nivea Visage and consists of glucose and glycerin that helps attract and bind water to the skin. This allows the skin to maintain hydration and its natural moisture balance for over 24 hours!
I give the Nivea Aqua Effect Gentle Foaming Cleanser an A+. My skin is being nourished and moisturized while I cleanse, leaving it soft, smooth and healthy. Best of all, there is no additional need for moisturizers and my face doesn’t itch anymore.
If your skin is anything like mine, where hydration and moisture changes with the extreme Canadian climate, I would recommend at least giving the Nivea Aqua Effect Gentle Foaming Cleanser a try.