Cheap & Cheerful Beauty – Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion

This is just a simple “love this” review for Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion. Anyone who knows me well, knows I am a moisturizing fiend. I cannot bear the feel of dry tight skin, and usually apply body lotion at least once a day. Don’t even get me started about hand lotion….I keep small bottles in my purse and scattered around my house. I’m usually happiest in humid climates like Florida and beach communities where there is water in the air and everything feels moist and plump.
I used this years ago then somehow ended up migrating to Palmer’s Coco Butter lotion. Which I ADORE and is unparalleled for moisturizing but I do NOT want to walk around smelling like it. Which I do. The scent is tenacious and totally messes with my perfumes. Why oh why does it have to be so strong? The cream is pure genius and I know it would be effortless for them to make an unscented version as there is NO WAY that coco butter scent is natural. Anyways. So then I switched to Kiehl’s Crème de Corps (so excellent it needs its own post…stay tuned) but its rather dear at $30+ a bottle.  After a recent chat about beauty products with a beauty addicted friend, she reminded me about Nivea Q10. Funny, I used to use it religiously as it is just so darned good- not sure why I stopped but perhaps my ADD beauty product tendencies had something to do with it.
This lotion is effective and offers lasting moisturize with a gentle-but-disappears-in-minutes scent, Nivea Q10 body firming lotion delivers. I am perhaps a bit dubious of the “firming” claims, but whatever it does, it penetrates deeply and the moisture is retained for a decent amount of time. It apparently contains twice the amount of Q10 as the previous formula I originally used, but I don’t detect a difference other than the packaging and the scent, which, while still benign, is different than the original. It is not greasy but does give a lovely glow to the skin. It is not a thick or goopy as the regular formula Nivea lotion so application is a breeze. If you need a simple, gentle and effective body lotion, give this a try.

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