Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer Review

Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer Review

By Khushbu Kumawat

Hi Everyone,

I would like to thank you all and IMBB again for accepting me and encouraging me 🙂 Today, it is about Nivea primer, but before proceeding, I want to tell something about my skin; it is dry and sometimes sensitive. It was not as sensitive earlier until a local parlour gave me a wrong facial. Unfortunately, it was my first and last facial and then 3 years of treatment. Finally, the doctor advised me not to use much makeup because nothing can beat natural beauty and that I did not need it! Thanks to the doctor who gave me such a compliment, but you know, it takes makeup to look natural 😛  Now, I try out any product which is formulated for sensitive skin.



It comes in two variants – one for dry/sensitive and second for normal/combination skin. The pot is really attractive with pink and blue cap respectively, but the tub is very big, you do get 50 ml for £4.99


£4.99 (Rs. 500 approximately).

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Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Tapioca Starch, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja Oil, Dimethiconol, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan IsostearatePhenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, BHT, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Parfum.

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Product Description:

Enriched with natural Almond oil and Calendula Extract.  Provides an even and smooth base for effective make-up application and helps your make-up stay put, absorbs instantly thanks to its light texture.

My Take on Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer:

I had a very good experience with Nivea as I am using their face wash, cream, hand cream and lip balm, so I purchased this without much thinking. The primer is silky smooth and has gel-like consistency, sinks in very quickly. It feels very light on the skin. I quite like the smell.  I find it does its job with making foundation base easier to apply and helps the makeup stay put.  It did moisturize my skin for a long time and gave a nice glow, but at the same time, it didn’t clear the redness of my cheeks.

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It’s just like a regular moisturiser with that extra added benefit of providing a smooth base for makeup. I can’t tell you how long the make-up stays after applying it as my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation stays for a longer time without the primer too and I was not expecting it to do that because my skin tends to look dry towards the end of the day, rather than my makeup sliding off, so extra boost of moisture really helped me.  I do not have wrinkles but don’t think it will create a base that would smooth out wrinkles and mature lines of face; you need high-end primer for that.

Here I have applied it on my hand without moisturizer.

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Here after blending, my skin looks smooth and moisturized.

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Pros of Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer:

  • Moisturizing.
  • Absorbs quickly into the skin.
  • Provides a smooth base for makeup.
  • 2 in 1 benefit.
  • I like the smell.
  • Dermatologically approved.

Cons of Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer:

  • Not for smoothing out wrinkles.
  • Only for two skin types.
  • Not available in India.

IMBB Rating:


Would I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer?

I will recommend if you are looking for a primer that gives you smooth base for your foundation as well moisturize your skin, but nothing more than this. I will not repurchase as it will last me for one year.

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13 thoughts on “Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer Review

  1. This looks great as a base for the make-up as the make-up would glide soo smoothly… *woot* *woot* but never saw this one here *cry*

  2. yup Saloni good for makeup base… hmmm not available in India *headbang* and you know Garnier also has primer here and that is super duper amazing *happy dance*

    1. *woot* Finally caught you Rati *happy dance* …Your comment means a lot *thankyou* so much…yeh and not nivea only there are so much products of well known brands, that are still to come in India.

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