You must be wondering why a product primarily used by men, is on my lil beauty blog? Well, here's why ;-)
Firstly, a mini-disclaimer - #YouTubeMadeMeBuyIt Lol...yes it did, I swear! If you watch Nikkie Tutorials Youtube videos, you'd know what I'm talking about ;-) One of my favourite videos on her channel is the 'Power of Makeup' video - HERE. Nikkie was the very first YouTuber to have used the Nivea Men After Shave Balm as a 'primer' underneath the makeup & told us all that this lil wonder really works! Ready for MY quick review now? Alright, here we go...
My experience: The Nivea Men After Shave Balm (Sensitive) has a lotion-like consistency. It's quickly absorbed by the skin, leaving it soft & smooth. I love it's non-greasy, 0% alchohol formula as it keeps my skin oil-free :-) So, here are some ways that I use the balm -
1. As a simple, after-shower lotion on the face - Thanks to the Chamomile & Hamamelis (Witch-hazel) in the formula, the balm calms the skin after a hot shower. I notice reduced redness on my cheeks & thanks to it, I don't appear perpetually 'flushed' throughout the day. :-) It also moisturizes my skin to a certain extent however keeps my skin oil-free for up to 4-5 hrs.
2. As a 'Makeup Primer' - I admit I was a little surprised when the beauty channels on YouTube mentioned that it was great as a primer. I thought here we go...another trend for a lil while...but I bought this on a whim to test out & Boy! are they right or what? This balm not only ensures that my BB cream or Foundation goes on smoothly, it also helps them stay there without melting off. As a primer, the Nivea Men After Shave Balm (Sensitive), helps my base makeup to stay on for a good 5-6 hrs.
3. As an actual after-shave balm - I'm a busy mommy too & there are times when waxing appointments, seem like a distant possibility. So, my trusty 'ol Venus razor comes to my rescue. Post shaving, the Nivea Men After Shave Balm is great to clam the skin down & restore moisture. Bye-bye redness & open pores!
So if you are someone who is totally cool about scouring your partner's skincare cabinet, then you MUST try this product out! :-)
Hope you liked this review. Until the next post... Ciao!!!