Finding a moisturizer that works best for your skin can be a difficult task, as each product makes different claims and uses different ingredients. With a bit of research and patience, you should be able to find the important information about all moisturizers before settling on one specific product. In a comparison of Nivea Q10 Moisturizer and Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer, we find that while the two products make very similar claims, they are different in almost every other aspect.
Nivea Q10 Moisturizer claims to firm and visibly tighten the skin's surface within two weeks. The moisturizer helps to restore the elasticity of the skin, which will help it stay firm, look younger and be more resilient. It also claims to leave the skin feeling soft and supple throughout the day.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer focuses more on the appearance of the skin. The skin moisturizer claims to even out skin tone, improve the texture of the skin, and leave the skin soft and smooth. The formula consists of natural light diffusers, which reflect light, bringing out the skin's natural radiance. The moisturizer also promises to improve skin tone and texture within four weeks.
Nivea Q10 recommends that you use the moisturizer at least once daily for best results. Using gentle, circular motions, massage the lotion into your skin. For problem areas around your hips, thighs, and buttocks, you may want to use the product more often.
With the Aveeno moisturizer, you should apply it evenly before sun exposure, because it does have SPF protection. After cleansing, smooth the cream evenly over the body, massaging it gently into the skin. Use the product daily for best results.
According to Drugstore.com, the Nivea Q10 moisturizer is less expensive than the Aveeno moisturizer. The online drugstore is selling a 13.5 ounce bottle of Nivea Body Skin Firming Moisturizer Q10 for $9.99. The 15.4 ounce bottle of Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF is sold for $15.99.
With any skincare product, you must be careful about the ingredients and how they might interact with your skin. Nivea promises that their products are dermatologically tested, which simply means that the product has reached a specified level of safety or effectiveness. On the other hand, Aveeno claims that their products are noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic and gentle enough for everyday use. Keep in mind that the Aveeno product does contain SPF protection, which is a benefit for most people, unless you are sensitive to the ingredient.
The ingredients of Nivea Q10 moisturizer include: Water, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Octyldodecanol, Alcohol Denat., Stearic Acid, Dicaprylyl Ether, Dimethicone, Myristyl Alcohol, Creatine, Ubiquinone, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, 1 Methylhydantoin 2 Imide, Methylparaben and Propylparaben.
The active Ingredients of Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer include: Avobenzone (3%), Octinoxate (7.5% Octyl Methoxycinnamate) and Octisalate (2% Octyl Salicylate).
Krista Sheehan is a registered nurse and professional writer. She works in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and her previous nursing experience includes geriatrics, pulmonary disorders and home health care. Her professional writing works focus mainly on the subjects of physical health, fitness, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.