Two innovative products which not only soothe the symptoms of sensitive skin but which actively improve the condition of the skin itself.contains Licorine and a unique Balancing Complex
NIVEA Visage Sensitive Balance Cleaning Milk and NIVEA Visage Sensitive Balance Day Care are designed to work in harmony with sensitive skin to provide instant and long-term relief, enhancing the skins natural resistance to everyday irritants.
The unique Sensitive Balance formulations are based on licorine and a brand new Balancing Complex.
Licorine, a natural and very effective soothing ingredient, has an immediate and long-lasting effect which helps calm irritated skin and visibly reduces redness. Extracted from a flower of Chinese origin, Licorine has a long-proven history in Chinese medicine of minimising reddening and irritation.
The new NIVEA Balancing Complex combines Hydramine and Isoprotectine - both plant-derived ingredients. The complex helps to strengthen the skins own resistance to external irritants and to reduce its sensitivity in the longer term.
Hydramine regulates the water content of skin cells, while Isoprotectine is a highly active antioxidant that neutralises free radicals, activates the skins own protection system and helps prevent sun allergies. It is derived from the flavonoid, 'rutin', which is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the Japanese pagoda tree. Flavonoids are natural plant-based derivatives which offer the skin optimum protection from harmful external influences.
What is sensitive skin?
The interpretation of sensitive skin is very subjective and can be understood in different ways. What is clear is that everyones skin can react sensitively to both internal and external factors. Internally, these can include stress, psychological problems, hormonal changes and diet. External factors include UV rays, climate changes, environmental pollution and reaction to fragrances, preservatives or specific ingredients.
Dermatologists and researchers in the cosmetics sector speak of sensitive and reactive skin when the skin reacts to different internal stimuli (stress, diet, smoking, psychological problems, genetic factors or hormonal changes) or external influences (UV rays, pollution and variations in temperature, for example). The visible symptoms of this level of sensitivity are reddening, blotchiness and fine flaking. Sufferers may also experience symptoms such as discomfort where the skin feels stretched, tight or taut and even a burning sensation.
New NIVEA Visage Sensitive Balance Range
The new NIVEA Visage Sensitive Balance Range is designed for 54% of women who experience this condition at different times, describing their skin as 'very sensitive' or 'sensitive'. (Research International, Brand Monitor 2004)
For sensitive skin which can be irritated by wash-off cleansers, the Cleansing Milk is highly recommended, followed by the Day Care cream which literally envelops the skin in a soothing protective film.
Used regularly, the Sensitive Balance products will boost the long-term resistance of the skin, so that it is more balanced, less tight and less red. The skin will feel soothed and softer, with a more even tone and radiance.
NIVEA Visage Sensitive Balance Soothing Cleansing Milk (RRP $9.40)
Visibly calms and soothes skin and reduces tightness
no fragrance, no colourants and no alcohol
boosted with Panthenol
light but effective cleansing formula
NIVEA Visage Sensitive Balance Day Care (RRP $14.65)
Provides instant and long-term relief and enhances skins natural resistance
contains Licorine and a unique Balancing Complex
no fragrance, no colourants and no alcohol
boosted with Vitamin E and UV filters
nourishing, fast absorbing formula that provides 24 hours of moisture
Results for sensitive skin
Recent research carried out on a test group in Europe over three consecutive days, demonstrated that the licorine content of NIVEA Visage Sensitive Balance reduced reddening and rough skin by up to 70%.
In longer-term testing over a period of two weeks, the active ingredients in the Balancing Complex, Hydramine and Isoprotectine, were shown to reinforce the skins natural resistance to harmful external influences, bringing about a reduction of up to 50% in the damage caused by free radicals.
NIVEA Visage Sensitive Balance - now it feels good to have sensitive skin.