Hard letdown

Nivea Soft, you are my Holy Grail no more.

I thought you were the answer. I thought your annoying scent, which turned into a much-welcomed one after only days, was the solution. I thought the way you didn’t make my t-zone oil up the way Olay did was heaven, and I thought that the soft, hydrated skin you left behind was forever. I thought it was true love!

And then you went and clogged my pores, you cheating bastard.


In short, Nivea Soft = pore-clogging mess. I started breaking out a couple of weeks after starting to use this, but I persisted – it was the only thing hydrating enough! But after my skin didn’t clear up (and you know my skin. It tends to be quite clear!) I gave in, and stopped using Soft.

Yes, I’m sure that it was in fact the moisturiser, and not something else. I used it for over a month, and in that period my skin started acting up. I let it go on for about two weeks before switching off Nivea and back to Olay. Two and a half weeks later, and my skin is pretty clear again, aside from the scars it left behind! I’m very thorough – it drives me nuts when people think the moisturiser they’ve tried for two days has given them acne.

Any recommendations for something to help fade those scars would be wonderful! Albeit there are only six little scars, but it’s more than I’ve ever really had to deal with at once…

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  • Elvira

    Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask it great for dry skin but still has ingredients that will lighten acne scars. :-( Sorry you had such a bad experience.

  • Ginger

    I hear that Bio-oil is fantastic at fading scars, but if you’ve got some plain Vitamin E oil or gel capsules lying around they are also an option. Bio-oil is just a fancier version.

    Hydration and time are the keys to fading scars. Good luck!

  • Rae

    Elvira: Ooh, perfect!! I have a little jar of that in my sample box. I hope it can work some miracles for me!

    (I’m dying without Soft, though – since I’ve stopped using it, my skin’s been super dry. I moisturised three times this morning. THREE! And it still felt tight!)

  • Rae

    Ginger: Thanks! I don’t have any Bio-oil, but I have some Vitamin E oil… somewhere :P I’m just so hesitant to be putting that gloopy mess on my face, lol!

  • Audrie

    oh no!! I don’t really have any recommendations for healing scars…maybe just keep it well moisturized? With something other than the Nivea of course :P

  • Tessa

    no, no, nooo! My Dove lotion just started breaking me out-little red bumps everywhere! (more on that on thurs!) And as soon as I stopped using the lotion, I became a dry, flaky mess. I just bought Nivea’s soft yesterday. Hopefully (crosses fingers) it won’t break me out!

  • Rae

    Tessa: Oh no!! I hope Soft works for you, hon. And I will NOT be buying that Dove :P