If you're one of these 4 skin types, here's what your routine needs.

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Let’s talk about building an effective skincare routine. 

Even better, how about I skip all the confusing steps and just go straight to what you need for your skin type; products you can reach for everyday and they actually work (yay). 

I know when it comes to my skincare I like to reach for products I can trust, from brands who do all the hard work for me. Even better if I can do a simple routine that aligns with what my skin type needs and my skin goals. 

NIVEA have been making skincare for over 100 years, which means they understand skin and what it really needs. Their Q10 range features coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant that can provide a range of benefits no matter your skin type. The range also helps to protect the skin from UV and environmental damage throughout the day, as well as assist in the repair process.

Q10 is found naturally in your skin, but does decrease over time, so using the NIVEA Q10 range helps boost your skin’s own processes. This makes it super easy to use every day – even if you’re sensitive – and easy to work in with your existing products or routine. 

That all sounds great, but where do you start for your skin? Fantastic question, let’s talk skin types!

Dry to very dry skin

Hello my fellow dry skin friends! Trust me when I say I know exactly what it’s like to have skin that sometimes resembles a desert and soaks up product like it’s never going to be moisturised again. 

Not anymore! In your PM routine, we’re going to keep it simple but nourishing by starting off with the Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Mature Night Cream. This cream combines Q10 with organic argan oil for a deeply nourishing experience overnight. Follow this up with the NIVEA Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Expert Targeted Wrinkle Filler Serum. It comes with a super easy-to-use applicator, so you can smooth it onto freshly cleansed areas like the forehead, and around the eyes and lips, to let the Q10 and peptides do their work to help fill out fine lines.

For your AM routine? Start with the Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Mature Day Cream SPF15 to hydrate and firm the skin throughout the day, and finish off with the same serum for a smoother-looking, dewy finish.


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Combination skin

If you’re reading this, it’s because your skin likes to mix it up, with some areas tending towards dryness and others leaning towards oiliness. This means that finding a product suitable for your entire face can be a bit overwhelming.

In your search, look for skincare products that strike a nice balance between hydrating ingredients for the drier areas and oil-controlling elements for your T-zone. Look for non-comedogenic formulations, which includes gentle cleansers, oil-free moisturisers, and products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and algae extract, well-known for its antibacterial properties. This means it can help with active breakouts or inflammation while still providing hydration. 

Normal skin

Sometimes called the Goldilocks of skin types, normal skin just means that your skin isn't too dry or too oily, sitting somewhere in the middle. You might still deal with some regular texture and pigmentation, but overall your skin isn’t too fussy. 

This is one of the reasons that a Q10-centred product is ideal, helping to deliver on firmer and smoother skin in a way that’s super easy to work into your everyday routine. 

Start by reaching for the Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream, which adds in creatine to help support your delicate underage area. The result? A fast absorbing formula that reduces under eye circles and improves puffiness for an overall fresher look. Pair this with the Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Night Cream for an intensely nourishing nighttime routine. 


We love skincare that works hard while we sleep! In the morning, go for the Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream SPF30 which provides protection against UV rays whilst also nourishing the skin. 

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Tired skin

I know we’re all tired but some of us see and feel it in our skin more than we would like. You might notice this as dullness, more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles, or just a general lack of that soft, bouncy feeling. Ugh, no thanks. 

Instead of reaching for an energy drink, look to ingredients like vitamins C and E for that super antioxidant boost, refreshing the skin and reducing signs of fatigue. Vitamin C, in particular, helps brighten the complexion and promotes collagen production, while vitamin E contributes to skin hydration and protection against environmental stressors. The power of this duo can make all the difference. 

Building an everyday routine that works for your skin type really doesn’t have to be that hard, especially when we’re all overwhelmed and just trying to figure out what our skin actually needs. NIVEA really has your back when it comes to reliable formulas – it can be just as simple as adding in a single product to start hitting those skin goals.

Shop the NIVEA Q10 range for firmer skin and visibly reduced wrinkles in 7 days. 

Results gathered in a one week self assessment study. 

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

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