The worst thing you can say to me is this: “Candice, you look tired!” I feel this to be a passive aggressive way of saying you don’t really look your best. Now, I have a very busy life – I’m always on the go, and often times don’t get enough sleep. This results in my skin looking tired and dull. Because of this, I try include products into my nighttime regime that boost the skin’s functions while I sleep, to help me awaken to fresh, glowing skin – even if I haven’t had a full 8 hours.
The newest product on my beauty radar is the NIVEA Q10Plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream (R169.99 for a 40ml tube) that contains a unique combination of two powerful antioxidants – Q10 and pure Vitamin C to increase skin cells oxygen absorption overnight so you wake up to energised, smoother skin.
Oxygen is essential for skin cells to function optimally, and boosting oxygen supplies recharges the skin. If cells are starved of oxygen – which happens when skin is exposed to pollution and environmental stressors – it looks dull and sallow.
The NIVEA Q10Plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream formula has been *proven to increase the uptake of oxygen in skin cells by 50% while you sleep. In doing so, it stimulates energy production, needed by the skin cells to perform important metabolic functions like repairing and regenerating the skin.
Vitamin C (also known as Ascorbic Acid) is essential for humans and is naturally present in the body and skin. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and works to fight free-radicals (those nasty, unstable molecules in the air that mess with our DNA and cause ageing, pigmentation and even cancer) and energise the skin. It has also been shown to increase collagen production, reduce inflammation and enhance the skin’s repair process.
The Vitamin C in the formula is supported by Q10 which occurs naturally in skin, and functions in two ways: As an essential energy provider and as an antioxidant. An important part of energy production in skin cells, Q10 also supports important processes in the cells: From cell regeneration to collagen synthesis. Unfortunately, as we get older, the body produces less and less Q10 over the years – NIVEA Q10Plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy replenishes the Q10 level in the skin and prevents premature skin ageing.
The innovative gel-cream works at night by increasing oxygen absorption into the skin, thereby stimulating energy production – essential for the skin cells to perform important nighttime metabolic functions of repair and regeneration.
I’m also impressed with the packaging of the new NIVEA Q10Plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream. Because Vitamin C can oxidise when exposed to light and air, the 100% air-tight aluminum packaging (that’s also light-proof) protects the formulas integrity. It also allows you to squeeze out every last drop by rolling the tube, so there’s no wastage.
I also want to touch on the re-worked formula of the NIVEA Q10Plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Day Cream SPF 20 (R169.99). I really like the light texture of this day cream, and how quickly it’s absorbed – leaving the skin refreshed and intensively moisturised. Again, it combines two highly effective antioxidants – Q10 and Vitamin C that instantly revives tired and sallow skin, while reducing fine lines. The fact that it contains an SPF 15 helps protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays – a necessity when trying to combat ageing.
*This blog post is sponsored by Nivea*
I have one hamper valued at R1 249.98 containing the following:
1 x NIVEA scarf valued at R160
1 x NIVEA Q10PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream valued at R169.99
1 x NIVEA Q10PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Day Care SPF 15 valued at R169.99
1 x 1 hour Oxygen Facial Treatment valued at R750 – T’s & C’s apply – open to Cape Town residents only, valid for 4 months from issue date.