So I finally picked up the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm after hearing so much hype about it I wanted to see what the fuss was about.
This originally came to light as being used as a primer from the Youtube guru NikkieTutorials.
This retails for £5.35 in Boots for 100ml but currently on sale at Superdrug for slightly cheaper. This contains Vitamin E and the ingredients Bisabolol and Calendula which both work to calm the skin. Most importantly it also contains Glycerin which encourages other products to stick to the surface of it.
This is relatively runny when tipped out so you don’t need to use so much. As per the below photo this is just a standard bottle with no pump so be gentle when tipping out.
It feels very lightweight on the skin. Once applied to your face I’d recommend leaving it to sit for a little while until it goes slightly tacky. It does have a manly smell (which I guess can be expected from a men’s skincare product!) but once make up is applied this smell disappears.
Once I applied my foundation over the top of this I did find that it blended in easier and it gave my face a radiant glow. However, after just a few hours I became oily around my T-Zone especially around my nose area. I also found that it had settled into the fine lines around my mouth. Therefore, I’d use this product again but it wouldn’t make it onto my go to list of primers. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a primer that won’t break the bank.
- Fraction of the price of other primers
- Feels very lightweight on the skin
- Absorbs very quickly
- Runny texture – may be better to transfer to a pump bottle for less messier use
- Lasting power not great for oilier skin
Overall I’d give this a 6/10.
Thanks for reading.