Beauty,  Skincare

Nikel first impressions

I realise I’m quite late to the party on this one, but until a few months ago, I had never tried any Nikel products.

The cult Croatian brand has been around for 24 years and has won numerous awards along the way. While suitable for all skin types, the brand focuses on care for dry and sensitive skin. I was kindly sent two of their products to try, so here are my thoughts.

Nikel Cleansing Milk (R479) is described on their site as a lightweight, no-rinse formula.

I use it on dry skin, rub in and them remove with a face cloth, They say you don’t need to rinse, but I don’t like leaving cleansers on my skin, so always remove them.

It does remove makeup, but I found it burnt my eyes, so I use my Bioderma Micellar Water to remove makeup, and then use this as a second cleanse. The texture is soft, silky and is so luxurious, it feels like a serum. 

It leaves my skin feeling plump, hydrated and ready for the rest of my skincare routine.

Nikel Nikelnutris Face Cream (R995) is a super-rich, nourishing cream for very dry and sensitive skin.

The formula is rich and balmy, and is so thick it needs to be worked in your hands before you apply it. The super-nourishing formula is packed full of shea butter, vitamin E and a host of oils.

I’ve been using it for 6 weeks now, and can see a noticeable difference in my fine lines and wrinkles. My skin is far plumper and smoother than before, and I haven’t suffered with any dry, rough patches that I normally get in winter.

I wouldn’t try this if you have oily skin, just because the formula is so rich. But if you have dry, sensitive skin, or live in Jozi, this one will be a winner. 

You’ll find Nikel products online from Takealot and Zando, as well as a few other stockists – you can find the whole list on their website.