Winter is gruesome to my skin. I get flakes at the sides of my nose, at my lower eyebrow lids and even dandruffs in the area where my hair lines begin.
I have tried a lot really. The best serum I have tried is from DIOR and it was really a super cream but it also comes with a super price. I think it was the DIOR One Essential serum. I had it as a gift but never purchased it afterwards because I found it really expensive. I was not prepared to work for 2 days for just a cream.
So when the bottle was empty, I tried Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair Serum because a friend swears by the product. The bottle was quite expensive but I bought it because I can see the result on her skin. I know that she had been using it since as far as I can remember. Sadly it just did not work on my skin. My face still felt dry and stretchy after using the bottle halfway.
When I visited my German grandmother in Cologne, we talked about creams and she swears by Oil of Olay. She said that when she was younger she just used NIVEA Crème – Unisex All Purpose Moisturizing Cream for Body, Face and Hand Care – 13.5 oz. Tin Jarcream. She blabberred about how it is all just marketing and cheap ones do not really necessarily mean bad ones.
I first saw her bottle of Oil of Olay 5 years ago when I first visited her so I know that it is her cream. Well I would really say she has a good skin to be envious of.
I also used Oil of Olay when I was still in the Philippines and I did find it good. I think it was the Olay that says on the label that it fights 7 signs of skin aging.
So I thought why not.
Today, waking up with a really dry and flaky skin, I told myself I would go again and try Nivea or Oil of Olay.
I bought Nivea because I guess I should start with Nivea first, it being the most ‘basic’ of creams out there. I also picked up a body cream from Rossmann called ISANA Shea and Cacao Butter because I just finished up my Dove Body Lotion the other night and I wanted to try another.
Yes, I am not really not that loyal up until this point when it comes to body creams. I mean, my body is not as sensitive as my face and there are just too many options out there for body creams that I want to try them all. Lol.
After showering, I first lather on the Nivea cream on my face and I mean really lather on. That is how dry my skin really feel. I then tried on the ISANA body cream. My oh my was I really surprised!
First thing is Nivea. Well as you can imagine, my face looks so white, creamy / oily as of the moment. Good thing that my husband is busy and will be busy for the next 3 hours so I guess the cream would be absorbed already by my skin by then. So no worries there.
I then opened the jar of ISANA Shea and Cacao butter and the first thing I notice was the smell of heavenly chocolates. It smells so rich and good that I wanted to eat my legs. Also, the butter is absorbed fast by my skin. I mean, just after putting on the cream, I immediately sat on my computer and typed. I think it was just 2 minutes or so when the feeling of ickiness was gone. But the scent remains still on my hands which I find really good.
And how much did it cost me? Certainly not an arm and a leg. Nivea in 150 ml was just 2 chf and ISANA Body Butter 500ml was just a little over 3 chf. I can see that I would be using up the bottle in atleast 2 months. I am not so spendthrift with portioning my creams that is why. Otherwise, the jars could last up to 6 months more or less.
The girly girl in me feel really happy as of the moment. I have this prognosis that my dry, stretchy skin would be solved in a few days. Plus, I did not spend a fortune on a girls’ basic necessity. That is certainly a frank more saved. 🙂