Over the years, I’ve got my skincare to a place that works for me and since I’ve been on HRT, banished my spotty chin. But I’ve struggled to find a moisturiser that’s budget friendly, works for my skin and that has a scent I can stand. It’s harder than you’d think.
At the beginning of this year, when I’d finally got around to using up a lavender scented M&S night cream, which was ok but £12 a go and I really didn’t like the scent. (It’s a strange thing, I love the smell of lavender but apparently just not on my face) I decided to try the Nivea Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Night Cream 45+, it was £3.99 in Savers, so it felt like a low risk purchase if I hated it.
I did not hate it. It smelt good, didn’t irritate my skin or clog any pores and it seemed to properly moisturise even the really dry patch of skin by my nose that is always peeling. So I bought the day cream and it’s similar but with SPF 15, which is on the low side but I use the Altruist Face Fluid which is SPF 50 over the top of this, I’d be fine if there was no SPF.
It’s a basic cream that does the job and works really well with all the other products in my skincare routine.