In an ideal world we would all get 8 hours sleep a night. We wouldn’t drink too much wine on that impromptu mid-week girls night. We wouldn’t stay up till the early hours catching up on work (or binge watching series). We wouldn’t stress about deadlines or indulge in that extra croissant or spend too much time outdoors or live in cities that never stop buzzing.

Doesn’t sound like much of a life though, does it?

Luckily, great skincare can help us to look fantastic even if we’re running low on battery power. Feeding your skin with potent antioxidants helps to defend it against free-radical damage and prevents inflammation that will make you look older, faster (eek!). One of the best ingredients for this is good ol’ Vitamin C, which can boost your skin in the best ways.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair. In other words, this is the good stuff.

Until now, however, quality Vitamin C products have been super expensive. And then Nivea stepped into the ring with their new Q10plusC range, which is budget friendly and packs a punch.

The hero product, their Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Sleep Cream, contains a high level of pure Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) that works while you sleep, so you wake up looking energized (even before your first cup of coffee).

How does it work?

The Energy Sleep Cream let’s your cells take up 50% more oxygen overnight*, which leads to smoother, well-rested looking skin. This then stimulates energy production, needed by the cells to repair and regenerate.

Aside from pure Vitamin C, the cream also contains Coenzyme Q10, another antioxidant that boosts energy production. And at the same time it nourishes with Shea butter and Panthenol. Nivea Q10 plus C 9Lives 4

Seriously, you’re going to love it

I received the products a couple of weeks ago and I think it’s brilliant. The Energy Sleep Cream is light-weight but nourishing, with a mild scent. I could pick up a boost in radiance after just one week.

And thumbs up for the packaging! When it comes to antioxidant skincare, airtight and lightless packaging is essential to preserve those potent ingredients. The Energy Sleep Cream comes in a 100% air-tight and light proof tube (that is also completely recyclable – yay!), which protects the formula and prevents contamination. Oh, and you can roll that tube up tight near the end to squeeze out every last drop (yes, we all do it).

The Energy Sleep Cream has launched in combination with their new Energy Day Care, which is light-weight with a broad spectrum SPF 15, stabilized Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10 and creatine.

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Best of all? It won’t break the bank!

The Nivea Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Sleep Cream retails for R169,99 for 40ml, and the Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Day Care SPF 15 is priced at R169,99 for 50ml.

GIVEAWAY! Win a hamper worth R1250!

Win a hamper worth R1250, with a professional Oxygen Facial Treatment and the new Nivea Q10PlusC skincare range to try at home. To enter, share one of the ways that Vitamin C boosts your skin. Pop your answers in the comments below or mail sayhello@9lives.co.za. Competition closes 20 October. Open only to residents in Cape Town and surrounds.


*proven in vitro

This post was sponsored by Nivea.

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I am a lifestyle blogger from Cape Town trying to find the best ways to spend my time, take care of my body and express myself. I am slightly obsessed with fragrances, sneakers, Jamie Oliver and Masterchef Australia. Oh, and I probably drink way too much wine.

87 Comments

  1. Boosts skin vitality, feeds it with the best “food” and reduces inflammation

  2. Mudassira khan Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair

  3. Emy Clarke Reply

    It’s a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production.

  4. Carolyn Augustus Reply

    It’s a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production.

  5. I am soooooo excited about this product!!! I have used a vitamin C serum once and it was A-MA-ZING!!! Vitamin C increases collagen production and we all want that, especially since no one is getting any younger! Love this!!! 🙂

  6. Heidi Sneddon Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair. In other words, this is the good stuff. ???

  7. Denise van der Wath Reply

    Vitamin C which encourages Collagen production which at my age 53 I need desperately..

  8. Letesha Korasie Reply

    Vitamin C increases collagen production and evens out your skin tone

  9. Ericaisaacs2@gmail.com Reply

    It definitely enhances skin repair and reduces inflammation .. Awesome

  10. Vitamin C helps even out skin tone and increases collagen production

  11. Cherie Clair Loots Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and boosts collagen production ??❤️

  12. Mudassira khan Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair
    ??? ??

  13. Hmm wonderful stuff, builds collagen, fight the free radicals- Firm fit skin thats what im about

  14. Vitamin C defends the skin against free-radical damage and prevents inflammation

  15. Enhances skin repair!
    Definitely going to give this a try seeing it has all I need!

  16. Gillian Maritz Reply

    It increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair

  17. I’m super keen on this! I love oranges and Nivea so it’s a win-win.

    Answer: Vitamin C reduces inflammation and enhances skin repair.

    (I’m also based in Cape Town. ^_^)

  18. Vitamin C boosts collagen production and is an antioxidant – great for creating radiant skin!

  19. Melissa Robert Reply

    It protects your skin from sun damage. Its strengthens your
    skin, repels things that can cause damage and is a natural antioxidant. Love this product xxx

  20. Patricia Jones Reply

    23. Aids In Collagen Production

    Vitamin C is a required component for the production of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, both of which are needed to bind the molecules that produce collagen. This, in turn, firms and tones the skin. Collagen deficiency makes the skin dull and lifeless. Collagen rejuvenates the skin from the roots and reduces wrinkles and symptoms of aging.

  21. Vitamin C plays a role in collagen production and has antioxidant properties! Oxidation of molecules leads to formation of free radicals that damages cells and causes aging, but antioxidants will stop oxidation from occurring.

  22. The Nivea Q10c is great realease into the market! With Vitamin C it makes skin look radiant and supple whilst hydrating and restoring it?. It increases oxygen intake, boosts collagen production and prompts new skin cell renewal! Definitely heading out to buy it today 🙂

  23. Feeding your skin with potent antioxidants helps to defend it against free-radical damage and prevents inflammation. A must try!

  24. Naasira moola Reply

    Im a lover of vit c . It enhances skins brightens makes skin feel rejuvenated

  25. Krystle Jones Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production!

  26. Almarie du Preez Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production

  27. The energy sleep cream increases the cells ability to absorb oxygen which leads to smoother looking skin, as well as stimulating energy production, which is needed by the cells to repair and regenerate the skin.

  28. Amanda Tshabalala Reply

    It gives your skin more energy and revitalise will norish your skin,maybe I should call it beauty sleep

  29. Vitamin C gives that youthful, it is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair. it boosts skin’s smoothness, radiance, and vitality leaving it soft to the touch.

  30. Vitamin C gives that youthful glow, it is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair. it boosts skin’s smoothness, radiance, and vitality leaving it soft to the touch.

  31. Melissa Williamson Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair. In other words, this is the good stuff.

  32. Elle van Heerden Reply

    Vita c boosts radiance and collagen for brighter, firmer skin

  33. Tasneem Jacobs Reply

    Fight free radicals and boostes the skin immune system by repairing damage skin cell at night while you are sleeping.leaving the skin fresh and reguvanated the next morning

  34. Teryn francis Reply

    It reduces inflammation ans enhances skin care. How amazing is this

  35. Tracey van Eeden Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair.

  36. Lauren - Leigh Daniels Reply

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair.

  37. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C assist with collagen production. It also help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage.
    – can’t wait to get rid of my dark marks on my skin.

  38. Nedeen Isaacs Reply

    The Energy Sleep Cream let’s your cells take up 50% more oxygen overnight, which leads to smoother, well-rested looking skin

  39. Elsa Luter Reply

    Vitamin C is an antioxidant that increases collagen production

  40. Alicia Bergstedt Reply

    Vitamin C protects your skin from damage, i.e. the sun, strengthens your skin, which results in maintaining a healthy and youthful complexion.

  41. Hi I am not based in Cape Town. With vitamin C my skin is firm, smooth and and bright. Less make up . I can’t wait to try the new Nivea Q10plus product. U will never go wrong with nivea

  42. Rehana Lombardo Reply

    It fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair!!!

  43. Answer: VitC increases collagen production and enhances skin repair….But really You had me at pure VitC. As someone who has huge vitiligo rings around her eyes(the size of large glasses) I’m really keen to give this a try! VitC is good for our vitiligo skin and with summer around the corner really in need of that exstra booster.thx for the post this made my Saturday!

  44. Maike Versfeld Reply

    Feeding your skin with potent antioxidants helps to defend it against free-radical damage and prevents inflammation.
    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and enhances your skin repair.

  45. Vitamin C enhances skin repair which makes for smoother and brighter looking skin! So excited for this !

  46. Enid Matthews Reply

    It let’s your cells take up 50% more oxygen overnight*, which leads to smoother, well-rested looking skin. This then stimulates energy production, needed by the cells to repair and regenerate.

  47. Vitamin C helps keep my skin healthy and it helps repair my dry skin.

  48. Ferial ismail Reply

    Vitamin C increases collagen production, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation.

  49. I’m such a huge Nivea fan!! Have been for years, so super excited about this new product. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, figts free radicals and reduces inflammation . And I’m pretty sure it will also smell divine – just like ALL their products. Holding thumbs!!

  50. Answer to competition: It reduces inflamation.
    I’ve been using Nivea products for years. Simply love it.

  51. #NiveaSA
    I have not tried yet, i love to try it soon the reviews sound AWESOME

  52. Vitamin c is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production

  53. I have been using Nivea Q 10 For months now. Vitamin c is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production and at 64 years old this month , my skin looks great. No wrinkles and sagging skin.

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