I don’t think I’ve mentioned on this blog before, but I am something called a BzzAgent. I work for this company called BzzAgent (by work I mean volunteer) who basically sign you up for campaigns, usually provide you with freebies or money off vouchers and then you rate and review the products you’re assigned to. I have been a member of the site since 2007 and although I haven’t always been massively active, I have been a part of some great campaigns.
My most recent product to review was E45, a moisturiser I had heard plenty about, but never actually used. For me, E45 was always a product connected to its dermatological values, almost a medical product in fact. However I signed myself up to the campaign, hoping I’d get to see a new side of E45 – and I did.
In the package I received from BzzAgent, were two really large bottles of E45. One was the standard Dermatological Moisturing Lotion, the other a Nourish and Restore which was lightly fragranced.
Along with the freebie bottles, were also some freebie tester packs to give out to friends. These contained a sachet of the Nourish and Restore, along with information about the E45 product. Having just started a new job, with mostly female colleagues, this was great as I could pass them out to everyone and talk to them about my campaign.
However, on top of obviously telling people about E45, I needed to test and use the product myself.
I am not really a massive moisturiser user. I tend to apply it to my face after a bath or a shower, sometimes to my hands after washing up and occasionally to my legs after shaving. I don’t really use it every day, more just as and when I need it.
Some days E45 was brilliant, soaked straight in and leaving my skin feeling moisturised, other days it occasionally felt sticky still and took longer to feel like it had properly soaked into my skin.
There is no denying that E45 is a good moisturiser, for me I personally preferred the regular and standard E45 that we know and love, rather than the Nourish and Restore. However from what I’ve read on the BzzAgent site, reviews other people have given, they were definitely both equally liked by others.
I think my biggest problem, is that it just isn’t Nivea Soft. This is a moisturiser I have used from about the age of sixteen or so, right up till my ripe old age of thirty three (thirty four, two weeks today!). While I would definitely still recommend E45 and I can guarantee what is left in my bottles will certainly be used, I wouldn’t switch completely from my faithful Nivea Soft.