I always get really giddy when someone in the beauty community finds a product that is versatile and multi-use. The gorgeous NikkieTutorials from YouTube found this product and raved about it working as an incredible makeup primer. I, of course, ran to the drugstore to try it for myself and I have got a major winner for you! The Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is designed to soothe irritation on a man’s face after shaving. Let me tell you, this product doubles down as one of the best face primers I have ever used.
The Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is designed for sensitive skin, so it has Vitamin E, chamomile, and witch hazel extracts in it. Again, while the original intended use is for men after they shave their faces, it works perfectly as a makeup primer for your face.
You get 3.3oz of product for just under $7.00USD, making this a major beauty bargain. A small amount of product goes a long way. The product itself looks and feels like a lotion, but it is very lightweight. Upon applying it to your skin, you feel a light cooling effect that is not only super soothing but incredible for waking your skin up in the morning! It absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling really nourished and silky smooth.
I applied my foundation immediately after using the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm and it glided on so easily that I was amazed. I actually needed to use less foundation to get the same amount of coverage I usually want. I also found that my foundation looked much more natural. I have combination skin, so I was curious as to how this would work on different skin types. It did not make my skin oily or greasy whatsoever and it hydrated the parts of my face that needed moisture.
I was very, very impressed with the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm. I’ve been using this for a solid couple of weeks now and I actually can see my skin texture improving if you can believe it. I’ve had no breakouts or bumps from it and my skin looks and feels healthier than before. The only perceivable downside to this product is that it does have a light scent to it that is masculine and reminds me of men’s cologne. It didn’t bother me at all and I actually thought it smelled good. The scent completely dissipated after just a few minutes anyway.
You can find the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm at drugstores nationwide or online here. It retails for under $7.00USD and you have quite a bit of product to work with. I personally love finding “hidden jewels” in the makeup and beauty world, and this is one of them!
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