3 January 2014

Nivea Express Hydration Primer

Todays review is about a product that I was really not expecting much from when purchasing but has turned out to be a little gem.
The Express Hydration Primer from Nivea is part of their daily essentials range and is designed to give a smooth, hydrated base for makeup.
Rather than promising to airbrush pores or fill fine lines is works by giving an instant moisture boost to the skin which is able to be easily absorbed. By giving skin that extra nourishing boost makeup sits better, doesn't cake and smooths over blemishes a lot better which gives makeup a more natural look and I find it also helps keep it looking fresh longer as well.
Before picking up this primer I was guilty of not moisturising before makeup as I found that day cream combined with foundation made my skin feel clogged and have a tendency to stop makeup staying on as well but the light consistency of the Nivea primer feels so refreshing and sinks in so fast that you can't feel it there; you just see it working its magic.
Retailing at just £4.99 for 50ml it's also great value so if you're looking for something to save you a bit of time in the morning or just a light primer that won't clog pores but will help longevity then I'd definitely say you should give this a try!

Have you tried this primer before? Do you think it's something that you would find as useful as I have?
Annie xx


  1. I've never thought to try this as my skin is quite oily so hydration isn't the thing I tend to look for. It sounds really lovely though, I may have to pick one up and see how I get on! Great review, thank you :)

    Jess xo

    1. They have two versions, one for drier skin and one that's designed for combination skin, which is this one. Because its so light I've found it pretty good for my oily skin :) x

  2. It looks like a great product :) I wish we get it in our part of the world EVENTUALLY.
    I have a combination skin that turns very oily in summers. TBS Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream and Essence Anti-Spot Moisturiser had been my little helpers, but I'd say they're not perfect.

  3. just came across your blog and love it :) followed on bloglovin and twitter!

    I tried this and was pleasantly suprised at how much I liked it. Wasn't expecting it to be that good for that price! lovely post