Hand Cream | Nivea Soft Review

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Amongst other handbag staples that I carry around on a daily basis, a trusted tube of hand cream is one of them. I hate that squeaky-clean feeling that some hand washes give you and if I find myself sans a tube of hand cream in my bag, I feel naked. I desire my hand cream to meet my needs and care for me (I’m talking hand creams, not men). I have 5 main criteria for a hand cream:

  1. It must care lovingly for my hands
  2. It must moisturise my hands – properly!
  3. It must make my skin soft
  4. It must not leave excess product on my hands
  5. I don’t want it to overpower me with its scent (my absolute worst is when the nauseatingly overwhelming scent of artificial [insert worst smell] caramel lingers all day)

In my search for the perfect hand cream, I have tried strongly scented lotions, greasy moisturisers, ineffective cremes, substandard balms and disappointing treatments. Having tried a plethora of products, I am happy to announce that I have found ‘the one’.

Is it a luxury brand like La Mer you ask? A high end brand such as Gatineau? No. It’s good old, accessible, afforable Nivea. Yup. It’s out. I’m in love with Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream.

Why I love it?

It cares for and mositurises my hands beautifully, instantly soothing them after using harsh hand soaps

It is quick absorbing and doesn’t leave greasy residue on my hands

It doesn’t have a sickly sweet, potently persistent fragrance

Because it’s not strictly a hand cream, if I spot a rough patch anywhere on my body, I can easily rub some on and the unevenness is gone!

Rating: 5/5
Product: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Price: a princely R20
Would I buy again?: Abso-freakin-lutely (I have 3 tubes in rotation)
Where to buy: Clicks or Dis-Chem