NIVEA had their Pure and Natural facial care product launch last week at Delicious Cafe Dua Residency. They couldn't have picked a better venue, I must say!
Daphne Iking was the host for the event with Hannah Lo as the ambassador and and special appearance by Miss World Malaysia 2010, Nadia Heng.
Delicious Cafe's blue and white logo matches that of NIVEA's. Also, attendees of the launch were all told to wear blue and white. The deco from the chairs to the ceiling were all in shades of blues.
So yes, it was a blue blue blue launch!
Standing in the middle above, is yours truly decked out in a navy blue-white sailor-like dress.
When I heard that NIVEA is launching their facial skin care range, I thought it's about time, really because for me, NIVEA is very well known in skin moisturizing products (e.g. lotions, etc) and not to mention that the brand has been around for a very long time!
That's blogger Jessica Tan and I, looking very pleased with our NIVEA goodie bags!
Let me show you what's inside the cool blue awesome goodie bag!
NIVEA Pure and Natural Day Cream (face moisturizer) which the very famous princess Kate Middleton uses!! I kid you not! Click HERE to read up on it!
NIVEA Pure and Natural Cleansing Toner and Cleansing Lotion (which acts as a milk facial cleanser)
NIVEA Pure and Natural Facial Cleansing Wipes
NIVEA Pure and Natural deodorant!!
NIVEA Pure and Natural Body Lotion
Yours truly with the star product - NIVEA's Pure and Natural day cream which Princess Kate Middleton was caught buying. If it's suitable for a princess, why not me isn't it?
And because of that, the entire theme of the launch revolved around Princess Kate Middleton. From the afternoon tea to the little fashion show by local designer Dominic Chan which showed off princess inspired gowns.
Jessica and I slipping in a quick camwhore shot before leaving
So the product launch was a success, no doubt.
But let's see how their products fair, shall we?
By now, you can guess that this is a advertorial post. However, I am VERY PARTICULAR when it comes to any form of advertising for SKIN CARE PRODUCTS. Simply because, I have a very sensitive skin and the last thing I want to do is to recommend you a product which may not be suitable for your skin.
Hence whatever opinion that I may write after this, is, strictly my own judgement based on my own try and tested results.
My skin specialist (who does my facial treatment every month) gave me strict warning that i should ONLY use facial MILK CLEANSER (because it's gentle towards the skin) and FACE MOISTURIZER, NOTHING ELSE!!
I am told not to try any form of facial scrub, toner, etc.
Just strictly a face wash and moisturizer, that's all.
Hence, no prizes for guessing which of the NIVEA Pure and Natural products I was eager on slapping on my face first.
The "Kate-Middleton" day cream of course!
Being the naturally slightly retarded me, I had to resort to using bobby pins to open the foil that protects the tub of face cream.
Rub rub rub rub rub on my face before sleeping in an air-conditioned room.
Now, I dislike creams that are too oily for the face or sticky for that matter because we live in a humid country hence heaving an oily or sticky face isn't quite a pleasant feeling.
I slap the moisturizer on my face that night itself after the launch to test it out.
(e.g. I sleep in an air con room by the way!)
THE NEXT MORNING
Good is an understatement. My skin felt amazing!!! Very moisturized without being overly oily or so. It felt smooth, hydrated and supple. And the cream is odourless!!
I went in to the office and my colleague asked me why is my skin glowing.
I said thanks to NIVEA, like seriously.
This is sounding like a very cliche advertorial, I am fully aware of that.
(p/s: I also did try out the NIVEA Pure and Natural Cleasing Lotion for the face, and yes, it's good! It also works well as a make-up remover!)
So, look at the picture below and do your own judgement.
This picture is taken 5 days after using the NIVEA Pure and Natural Day Cream.
Look how my skin glows even without any make up on my face?
In my opinion, NIVEA's Pure and Natural "day" cream can also be used at night because I find the texture thick enough to be used at night and it works well especially if you sleep in air-conditioned room.
My suggestion is to apply a thinner layer in the day.
So, I did mention above that my daily skin care regime consists of just a facial cleanser and moisturizer.
However, I think YOU will need to get your skin analyze by a qualified skin specialist before you decide on your daily skin care regime as it differs from time to time and individuals to individuals.
The basic daily skin care regime is to cleanse, tone and moisturize.
Check out the video below of me interviewing Nadia Heng (Miss World Malaysia 2010) on the use of NIVEA's Pure and Natural skin care range as well as her daily skin care regime.