So let me put this upfront, ” I am a strong opposer of fairness creams.” I neither use them nor I like the ideology behind them (racism you know!)
This review only serves one purpose: To find other qualities in a fairness cream if you have bought it or are planning to buy it.
And also if you are going to purchase it, what factors to consider in mind! I hope I was able to make myself clear.
So today we are going to talk about Nivea Men
fairness creme. I accidentally stumbled upon it when a friend of mine bought it for her brother. First I was a little surprised to know about a guy who wears a face cream and that too for fairness. But gulping the whole incident down was a little difficult even if he was skin conscious or a believer of the “Men grooming” fad. I mean a fairness cream! C’mon!
But later on upon my confrontation, I got to know that he bought it in a hope to reduce dark spots instead of a fair skin. Ok! So People don’t only buy it for fairer skin, there could be other reasons too.
So below is what I collected from him.
About the brand:
Nivea is a German personal care brand that specializes in skin and body care. It is owned by the Hamburg-based company Beiersdorf Global AG. The company was founded on March 28, 1882, by pharmacist Paul Carl Beiersdorf. Nivea comes from the Latin word niveus/nivea/niveum, meaning “snow-white”. The company has seen victories,mergers,take overs,threats,destruction,fines since its inception.
This cream comes in the standard packaging of Nivea that is a blue tin with a white logo.
It comes in a 75 ml /150 ml packing which states it as a fairness cream for face, body and hands with UV protection.You have to unscrew the cap to open it. Once you open the cap there is an aluminium sheet covering the cream.
On the base, the ingredients and directions to use the product are clearly mentioned.
NIVEA® MEN FAIRNESS CREME preserves your skin tone thanks to the formula with UV filters and licorice extract. The innovative cream with masculine fresh scent deeply cares for the skin yet it is non-sticky and absorbs quickly.
Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate,Cetearyl Alcohol,Mineral Oil, Alcohol Denat., C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate,Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Distarch Phosphate,Stearic Acid, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Limonene, Linalool, Trisodium EDTA,Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Coumarin,Octocrylene,Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone,Parfum.
Directions to apply:
Apply on face, body, hands, anywhere your skin needs it.
19 AED/ Approx 150 INR for 100 ml
1 year from the date of manufacturing.
- It feels good on the skin, provides hydration and relieves from super dryness.
- It is one of the few products that are designed for men.
- It has UV protection
- The light formula is non-greasy, non-sticky and absorbs quickly.
- It is a multi-purpose moisturizing creme for face, body and hands.
- It has got a light masculine smell.
- It is dermatologically tested.
- Doesn’t provide fairness as advertised.
- Doesn’t work on dark spots or uneven skin.
YAY or NAY
Well a product that claims to give a fairer looking skin should not be put under this category. But if we overlook this and see all other qualities, it seems to be a nice product which is good for men who are looking for a daily moisturizer with a nice smell. Don’t buy if you expect fairness out of it.
P.S. Embrace your natural skin, its your identity.
I hope this review was helpful.
I’ll see you soon!