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Nivea Creme Review

 

In today's review, I will show you the classic Nivea cream. I am going to talk about the ingredients and claims as well as demonstrate it. Also, I will talk about my experience. Dermatologist Tested: The claim, “dermatologist tested,” on beauty product labels often does not mean that a dermatologist actually tested the product on their own skin. Instead, this claim usually means the product underwent testing in a lab. Then, a clinician reviewed and approved the testing reports. Strangely enough, a certified dermatologist does not have to approve or review a beauty product to make it “dermatologist tested.” The final product sold on the market must meet specific standards, as well as pass through a company panel for approval. Panel size differs by the company, but as a rule, the product must pass through at least 30 standards – and be voted on for how the beauty product will help the customer. Dermatologist Approved: This claim means that the beauty product does not pass through a company panel for review. Instead, the approval needs only one dermatologist to say, “Yes, this product is effective, and the ingredients are not harmful.” Many small beauty product companies only use one dermatologist. Other larger beauty companies may have 4-5 dermatologists sign off on their products. The claim, “dermatologist approved,” does not appear as often as “dermatologist-recommended,” as this claim is made through another process for approval based on dermatologist suggestions. Mineral Oil: The most present and beneficial ingredient in most moisturizers is mineral oil. Some dermatologists have recently questioned how safe mineral oil is for the skin – especially when the consumer exposes themselves to large amounts of UV light. Mineral oil protects skin from the air – keeping from drying out by locking in moisture. This moisture loss is also called transepidermal water loss. For those that have sensitive skin, they may benefit from mineral oil as well – as there is no evidence to prove that mineral oil harms the skin. For best results, apply mineral oil-based moisturizer liberally and often to enjoy healthy, soft skin. Lanolin: Lanolin is an oil secreted from the glands of many wool-bearing animals – most commonly, sheep. After the wool of the sheep is shorn, the wool is processed to extract the lanolin oil for cosmetic use. Recently it has been shown that lanolin can produce allergic reactions in people who use cosmetics containing its oil. However, higher-grade lanolin seems to not share the same problems as low-grade lanolin. Uses for lanolin often include cracked and dried skin, for after-radiation therapy, and nursing mothers with dry nipples. Fragrance: Fragrance is a substance used to make products smell pleasant. Many cosmetic products may simply label ingredients of the pleasant odor as, “fragrance,” without giving so much as an explanation or ingredients list. This can pose a problem for those who have sensitivities and allergies to certain ingredients that make up common fragrances. Scientists tested a list of different fragrances for their effects on the human body – especially those with sensitivities. Research suggests that some fragrances produce phototoxic effects when tested in the lab. More study and research will give scientists a better grasp of the effects of fragrances on the consumer. These same scientists found that ingredients such as allyl alcohol, amyl cinnamal, benzyl alcohol, and citronellol, cause sensitivities. Many consumers nowadays push to see the ingredient list on their cosmetics – since companies are not forced to provide them. The response from the companies slammed by this movement is often that they cannot provide the ingredient list under reasons of trade secrecy. Disclaimer: My videos are not sponsored and there are no affiliate links. The products that I use in my videos are ones that I have purchased at my own expense. I believe they are worth the cost. I can't guarantee that a particular product will work for you. If you are concerned about a product, please consult a local dermatologist. It is always possible to be unknowingly allergic to an ingredient, even if you are very careful!

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