Nivea 4 in 1 Firming Body Oil with Q10 - review and photos


It hasn't been the easiest couple of weeks - the kids have been sick and now of course we are too - so I still haven't been able to completely normalise myself after the super busy month that was October.

Hoh well. All I plan to do for the rest of this month is continue to work on getting my number of draft posts down. You may remember that I had over 70 at one point: I now have 45. It's a start. I'm aiming for 30 and I want to keep things at 30 from now on - that way things aren't so overwhelming. Wish me luck!

Anyhoo. This body oil. I've been scratching my head over this one because I normally really love Nivea body products, but this oil doesn't grab me.

Indeed, it's more of a super light, dry oil that isn't very hydrating, and I'd wanted something with more punch. Still, it's not awful and I did buy it at 40% off, so I didn't waste a lot of cash on it and I'll definitely use it.

Nivea claims/product details:

  • Effective skincare product that firms skin in two weeks, evens skintone, nourishes intensively and reduces the appearance of stretchmarks
  • Helps with firmness and elasticity
  • Uses a powerful formula to offer you multiple skin benefits, to help nourish dehydrated, ageing and crepey skin
  • Powerful formula contains skin's own coenzyme Q10, avocado oil, cottonseed oil and macadamia oil to give you firmer, more even-looking and beautiful skin
  • Free of mineral oils, making it fast absorbing
  • Free of vitamin a, making it a suitable stretchmark oil for pregnancy
  • RRP$14.95 AUD for 200ml, but do shop around


I think this product is ok but I don't love it as much as many others seem to (see eg beautyheaven's website) so it's not one I would buy again. I wasn't expecting that, I must admit, since most Nivea body products work beautifully for me.

It's a standard oil that comes in a bottle with a small hole in the top, through which you dispense the product. I would prefer a pump because I find those easier to use, although I can live with this arrangement and it's not too messy.

The product smells similar to Nivea's normal creams (it's a soapy, clean kind of smell) and it spreads and applies well. Note, though, that I do seem to need quite a lot per application, even though it's a thin oil in texture - perhaps that's because it's so thin that it's sinking in super well, which admittedly is a good thing.

The other reason I need to use a lot per application is that it's not the most hydrating oil I've tried; instead it's very lightweight and it's not unlike a dry oil. Yes it does leave a slight residue, but it's not as oily as most oils. This may suit some and it's better for warmer weather, but my dry skin needs something heavier and it tends to inhale this product so I'm burning through the tube too quickly (meaning it's not good value for me personally). I suspect it would suit those with oily skin, though.

On the claims: no I don't think it evens skintone, nourishes intensively or reduces the appearance of stretchmarks; yes I do think it helps a little with skin firmness (and it's not the first Nivea product I've tried that has helped firm my skin a bit, at least temporarily); no it's not that nourishing but it does enough for my dry skin in the warmer months; and yes I do think it makes my skin look a little more youthful.

Overall I think this oil is fine but it's not a repurchase for me because I'm burning through it far too quickly so it's not great value. If you're after a budget product that firms too and is more hydrating than this oil, I recommend Nivea's Firming Body Lotion (reviewed here) instead.

Ok but not my favourite from Nivea.

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