Today I want to rant about the Nivea Natural Fairness moisturizer.

A little back story – I have a love-hate relationship with lotions in general. I don’t particularly like lotions but I need them to help with moisture then, because, lotions tend to give non-sticky moisture when applied compared to oils.

Then there is the issue of finding a moisturiser, that will moisturize properly without making me sweat as I have very dry skin on my body.

Another issue is price and I guess that is where Nivea comes in for me. Nivea has one of the most affordable, versatile, readily available and lightweight moisturizers out there. They do bridge the gap in providing quality skin care products without breaking the bank. The big issue is that they are never moisturizing enough!. They have a wide range of enticing products. Products that look really good.

Nivea lotions are runny, if you were to shake a bottle of any Nivea lotion, you would hear how runny the lotion is.

Although, I have not tried their oil-in-lotion range yet. I have heard that it is a lot more moisturizing than the regular.

The top 3 brands for me are Nivea, Dove and Vaseline. They are affordable, quality, readily accessible but ever since I broke out with the Dove bar soap, I’ve been reluctant to try Dove again generally. Vaseline and Nivea, I have tried quite a bit from them.

Another moisturizer that works really well for my skin is Vaseline (Review coming up soon). They are plain and simple yet they work and I would say I’m beginning to like Vaseline products a lot more than Nivea ones.

Product Details: Nivea Natural Fairness lotion is a product of the Nivea brand. It comes in 2 sizes, 250ml and 400ml.

Price: N1,300 – N2,500. You can buy any of the Nivea range here on Jumia if you are in Nigeria.


Ingredients: Aqua, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Paranum Liquidum, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Palmitate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Octadecenedioic Acid, Fragaria Ananassa Fruit Juice, Rubus Fruticosus Juice, Rubus Idaeus Juice, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Arachidic Acid, Myristic Acid, Oleic Acid, Silica, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, SodiumCarbomer, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Geraniol, BenzylAlcohol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-CyclohexeneCarboxaldehyde, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Citral, BHT, Parfum


  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Readily available everywhere.
  • Works for all skin types.
  • Helps to maintain the skin tone and after consistent use, will (minimally) brighten your skin.
  • Good base if you would like to mix with some oils for extra moisture. Be careful not to add too much, so the lotion does not become watery.
  • Can be used by all skin tones.


  • Not moisturizing enough for my skin.
  • A bit too runny so mixing in too much oil would make it worse.

Rating: 3.8/5

I tried to substitute the moisture with some carrot oil in the lotion, and it worked, but it made the lotion a lot runny and uncomfortable which resulted in me getting fed up and throwing it out. But, it helped the lotion become more moisturizing for me.

As much as it is a good base, I do not advise you to mix this lotion because it will become watery only if you are an expert. Kindly use the lotion as it comes.

Until my next post, Kisses!


Susan · September 9, 2022 at 8:01 pm

Hi,I actually use Nivea dis particular one ,have u tried mixing it with shea butter/cocoa butter nd d oil?

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