Your daily cleanse just got simplified with this range of budget-friendly cleansers

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this crowd-pleasing range

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 23 2021

The product

When it comes to selecting a daily cleanser, you need something that will effectively remove makeup, dirt and impurities, while still being gentle enough to use on skin at least once a day – all this without completely stripping it of all moisture, too.

A pick that doesn’t break the bank is always a nice bonus as well, because let’s be real, if you’re gonna use the stuff everyday, you don’t want to have to fork out a small loan to keep your skin clean.

The NIVEA Daily Essentials range ticks all of the boxes above and with three skin-specific formulations to choose from. From sensitive skin-friendly to oil-combatting, there’s something for everyone.

Introducing NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wash Cream; a dry-skinned gal’s best friend, this pick is enriched with almond oil and highly purified water for a gentle cleanse that won’t compromise your skin barrier, NIVEA Refreshing Face Wash Gel; enriched with lotus flower and Vitamin E for a deeply effective cleanse that refreshes skin, and NIVEA Purifying Wash Scrub; a pure-purifying pick that includes ocean algae, purified water and dissolvable exfoliating beads.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about these budget-friendly cleansers.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the NIVEA Daily Essentials range to a panel of women aged 20 to 30 who have either normal to dry skin or oily to combination skin.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the NIVEA Daily Essentials range.

NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wash Cream: Our members liked how gentle the formula was on their skin as well as their wallets. For just $11 they were able to enjoy an effective cleanse that did not strip the skin or leave it feeling dry or uncomfortable.

NIVEA Refreshing Face Wash Gel: Reviewers recommend this pick for those looking for a clarifying cleanser that effectively removes makeup and impurities without the need for a second cleanse.

NIVEA Purifying Wash Scrub: Members liked that the scrub wasn’t too harsh but still cleansed skin well, saying they liked this 2-in-1 product for removing their makeup, dirt and impurities at the end of the day.

The verdict

“I would definitely recommend [NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wash Cream] to anyone that is after a simple, affordable and good quality cleanser... I really do love the beads that help to exfoliate the skin very gently and not too overpowering where it feels like sand. I have sensitive skin and very dry skin but it didn’t irritate me which is fantastic, and also didn’t get a rash which is something my skin tends to [do] if a product is too harsh. I will definitely be using the product and look to repurchase down the track. For $11, you can’t go wrong!!”
Julia N
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[NIVEA Refreshing Face Wash Gel] is a great budget friendly cleanser that is good for everyday use. The gel foams well and cleans all traces of makeup and oil really well, it’s good for sensitive skin as it doesn't irritate my skin at all. It is lightly scented which is quite pleasant and the gel has a nice consistency that makes it easy to use. It can be a little drying so I recommend following up with a good moisturiser to hydrate. The price is great so using it everyday won't break the bank. I would buy this cleanser again.”
Debbie P
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I have very oily skin and [NIVEA Purifying Wash Scrub] felt cooling and refreshing, the scrub components felt more like soft gel spheres so wasn't harsh on the skin like other products that have granules. This wash feels particularly good after a sweaty gym sesh in the morning and as a second step cleanse at night time, and so far has not aggravated my acne prone skin. I would recommend this wash for those who have very oily skin and wanting a non abrasive wash scrub however may not be suitable for those with dry skin.”
Minh L
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this range of budget-friendly cleansers? Read more NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wash Cream reviews, NIVEA Refreshing Face Wash Gel reviews and NIVEA Purifying Wash Scrub reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by NIVEA to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wash Cream, NIVEA Refreshing Face Wash Gel and NIVEA Purifying Wash Scrub is based on a combined total of 75 reviews submitted and is correct as of 18/06/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).