Skincare

January 1

eSkincarestore Canada Promo Code: Save 20.14% On Everything

Posted by on January 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM

eSkincarestore Canada Promo Code: Save 20.14% On Everything

Get 20.14% off at eSkincarestore to celebrate the new year!

Click here to shop @ eskincarestore.com now

  • Coupon Code: 2014
  • Discount: 20.14% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

I’m not sure how a store could give 20.14% off, it sounds like tricky math to me. I’m just happy I don’t have to calculate the discounts. Either way 20% is a nice discount to get on everything in the store with a few exclusions, which are listed on the store’s home page. I won’t bore you with them here.

You can also pair this coupon with their specials on right now, which include up to 50% off a number of items.

If I were shopping, I’d use the coupons on:

If 2014 is your year of great skin, then you’ve come to the right store.

Shipping is free when you spend over $200, but you’ll also get free samples with every purchase and a free gift on orders over $120.

Check the eskinstore coupon page for more coupons.

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November 2

5 Tips To Save Money On Skincare

Posted by on November 2, 2013 at 8:00 PM

5 Tips To Save Money On Skincare

Skincare can be very expensive, but of course, well worth the investment.  With the increasing worries of what is actually in skincare products (and the fact that we are absorbing this into our skin), many people are opting for more natural options.

Making your own skincare can be a great, self-sustainable option that is good for your body and good for mother earth.

Here are three do-it-yourself skincare recipes that will have you making more!

#1. Citrus Facial Refresher

5 Tips To Save Money On Skincare

From Corrine’s Kitchen Spa, this recipe makes a perfect spring or summer spritzer to freshen your face up especially when the weather is hot and drying.  With this, you won’t need to buy the expensive Evian water spritzers anymore!

It takes eight hours to make (just because you need to let it sit) but it is super easy.

All you need are:

  • 2 lemons (only the peels)
  • A vitamin C tablet
  • 2 cups water
  • Small spray bottles

Instructions:

  • Boil water in a small saucepan
  • Add vitamin C tablet and dissolve it
  • Put the lemon peels in a separate glass bowl
  • Pour the hot water over the lemon and cover with plastic wrap
  • Leave it overnight to steep
  • Pour the mixture into spray bottles and leave a small peel in each spray bottle

#2. Yogurt Cleanser

 

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(Image credit: Kiya beauty)

 

This is a recipe created by dermatologist Dr. Shamban from the show “The Doctors”, from the blog beautylish and is meant for oily, acne prone skin.  The zinc and lactic acid in the yogurt helps smooth the skin, and the enzymes help to reduce pore size and moisturize.  The baking soda acts as a gentle exfoliant to get rid of dead skin.

What you need:

  • 2 Tbsp yogurt (plain)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp apple sauce

Instructions:

  • Mix all ingredients together by hand
  • Massage into damp skin
  • Rinse off with tepid water
  • Use once a day

#3. Apple Skin Toner

This recipe is from Gaiam Life, an authority on organic lifestyle.

This toner is intended for slightly oily skin because the witch hazel acts as a gentle astringent.  A lot of people swear by vinegar to keep the acne away because it keeps the pH of your skin balanced.

What you need:

  • 2/3 cup witch hazel
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Few drops of lavender (or other essential oil)

Instructions:

  • Mix well into a clean glass bottle
  • Shake well before use and apply on cotton pad and massage into face

#4. Find an All-In-One Product

Find a product that is gentle enough to use as an all-in-one product: one that can be used as hand soap, body cleanser, facial cleanser, and even as shampoo.  One that comes to mind (that smells great and is organic) is the Dr. Bronner’s castille soap.  You can find it in most organic grocery stores or even buy it online in bulk on Amazon.ca.  They have different scents, including almond, baby mild, citrus, eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rose, and tea tree.  You can get an entire gallon (which will probably last the entire family for a year) for under $65.

Not only does it help keep everything nice and clean (without all the parabens crap we are all worried about) but having one soap that does everything keeps your bathroom from looking too cluttered.

#5. Scrap the Spa Stuff:

If you’re not into making things yourself and would rather buy store-brand, it might be reassuring to know that there is little difference between expensive department store brands of skincare products and drugstore brands, especially if they all contain the same active ingredients.  Dr. Cheryl Burgess on the Oprah.com website indicated that price alone isn’t a huge factor in the strength and efficacy of skin care products.  If the drugstore brand and spa brand have the same active ingredients with the same concentration, then you’re not necessarily better off buying the more expensive option.

The skincare industry is huge, with every new marketer vying for your attention and your hard earned money.  Just because it’s expensive does not mean that it is effective.  Taking a bit of time to make your own skin care products reassures us that what we are putting on our face isn’t full of unpronounceable ingredients.  On top of all these tips, probably the easiest way to ensure your skin looks fresh is to make sure you drink at least eight glasses of water a day!

 Bargainmoosers, do you have any favourite DIY skin care tips?

(banner image credit: sunshinecity)

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October 8

Groupon Canada: Celebrity Peel & Hyaluronic Serum Only $19 ($90 Value)

Posted by on October 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Groupon Canada: Celebrity Peel & Hyaluronic Serum Only $19 ($90 Value)

Get the Celebrity Peel & Hyaluronic serum for only $18.99, an $89 value at Groupon.

I wanted to blog this deal because when I was price comparing to see if it was a good price (it definitely is), I found a ton of great reviews for it. Although I don’t see it offered at many Canadian retailers, I have to wonder if this is a diamond in the rough. Maybe it will become something you’ll tell your friends about.

It is an anti-aging formula made with glycolic and salicylic acids that dissolves dulls and aging skin cells, smoothing out your skin and making you look younger. It is a gentle formula that needs no recovery time, but still produces the desired results. The moisturizer helps keep your skin hydrated, especially after the peel. This stuff is similar to what you’d get in a high-priced medi-spa, although it is gentle enough for first-time users.

My skin is getting older and duller, I hate to admit and I’m really considering this product. This review almost has me there:

I have done four Celebrity peels, one every two weeks, and the results have been AMAZING!!!

I’ve done series of peels through the derms before, mainly glycolic acids, and this is even more powerful,
the first treatment I only left it on for four minutes, and was amazed how powerful it was, I’m now up to ten minutes, a little redness and flaking for a few days to reveal smaller pores , more even skin tone, and the age spots on my nose are almost gone!!! You can also layer the product to even go into Deep peel territory.

Shipping is $4.99.

(Expiry: 10th October 2013)

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July 12

Marcelle Canada Promo Code: $4 Off Any Product

Posted by on July 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Marcelle Canada Promo Code: $4 Off Any Product

Get $4 off any Marcelle product with promo code. It’s good all summer, so you can use it again and again.

Click here to shop @ Marcelle.com now

  • Coupon Code: ELLE2013
  • Discount: $4 off
  • Expiry: 31st August 2013

I really like Marcelle’s products. I’ve used quite a few of them and I find them great for my skin and not too expensive. They have two types of skin care product – anti-aging and hydration (read: for younger skin). I’ve only used the hydration products and found them light enough to use on a summer day. I’ve also used the eye cream, which I really needed and the makeup remover, which worked amazingly well. I can’t stand raccoon eyes after a long day.

BB creams are all the rage right now and Marcelle has a BB cleanser at a great price, especially once you factor in $4 off. Was $16.95, now $12.95.

Their twist push-up mascara is supposed to do for your lashes what a tight bra does for your breasts. Sounds intriguing. Was $13.50, now only $9.50.

How much do I need this BB roll-on concealer today? So much! If dark circles plague you too, check it out. Was $20.95, now $16.95.

I love that the shipping is free on only a $25 purchase, so you don’t need to buy a ton to save on delivery.

The Bargainmoose forum is where we keep all our Marcelle coupon codes, so check it out.

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June 30

Stark Skincare Canada Coupon Code: 10% Discount

Posted by on June 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Stark Skincare Canada Coupon Code: 10% Discount

Stark Skincare Canada is a lovely little Canadian company that makes fabulous natural skincare products. They are offering 10% off with no minimum this Canada Day long weekend.

Click here to shop @ Stark Skincare Canada now

  • Coupon Code: Eh!
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: 1st July 2013

I would say I swear by their GRAPEFRUIT cleanse + hydrate balm but I prefer not to put so much pressure on my face cleanser. However, the grapefruit balm is pretty awesome. I use it one to two times a day depending on how bad the weather is. When I need extra hydration I leave the balm on and it works wonders. Regularly $40, after discount the balm will be $36.

I use mine with amazing mighty little Konjac sponge which I am a huge fan of as well! This fun little plant fiber sponge is wicked at taking off dry skin in the gentlest manner possible! They are only $10, and only $9 after coupon. There are five different sponge types so pick the one for your skin!

I can’t recommend Stark’s products enough. I really look forward to trying more of them!

Free shipping on $100 or more.

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June 25

Pur Minerals Canada Coupon Code: B1G1 Free Skin Products

Posted by on June 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Pur Minerals Canada Coupon Code: B1G1 Free Skin Products

Buy one skincare product and get one free with coupon code at Pur Minerals right now. You will get the same product free with your first purchase, which means you’ll have one for summer and you can save the other for fall!

Click here to shop @ Purminerals.com now

  • Coupon Code: SKINBOGO
  • Discount: Buy one, get one free
  • Expiry: Unknown

Winter is hard on your skin, and while you look great all summer with a bit of glow, that’s when you start to notice skin damage, spots and for me, breakouts big time. I have never shopped at Pur Minerals, but looking through their skincare line, I’m definitely intrigued.

The See No More pore minimizer (Item No: 851114010) sounds like an amazing product for someone who absolutely hates their skin (me). The serum reduces pore size and makes your skin smoother and primed for makeup: $23.

Without parabens or formaldehyde and not tested on animals, the Pur Body Butter (Item No: 951131020) in a natural lemon scent sounds fab. Take a look at your legs. If they are anything like mine you might wonder who replaced your calves with a crocodile. Scales are for fish, not humans: $23.

The Pur Polish (Item No: 951135010) is so effective, it’s just like going to the beach every day and rolling around in the sand. You might look a little strange doing so, so try this instead. The reviewers recommend you do: $23.

Get free shipping on orders over $50.

The Bargainmoose forum is where we hide all the good coupons for Pur Minerals. See what you can find!

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June 4

Canadian Freebie: Santalia Acne Sample Packette

Posted by on June 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: Santalia Acne Sample Packette

Santalia is giving away free acne sample packettes to all Canadian residents who are interested in trying this product. Quantities are limited, so act fast to ensure that you will get this freebie!

I absolutely love trying new products. It’s so easy to get stuck in a beauty routine, using the same old products. Sometimes the products are right for you, and sometimes they’re not, but you’ll never know until you try!

In your packette you will receive:

  • Daily Cleanser (2 mL)
  • Daily Balancing Serum (2 mL)
  • Intensive Spot Treatment (2 mL)

Let me just say this: acne is a pain in the butt. It’s very common to have acne as a teenager, with all of those hormones racing through your system. But adult acne? I’ve been waiting and waiting to “grow” out of it, but now that I’m 30, I’m pretty sure it’s wishful thinking.

There are so many acne products out there and it can be overwhelming at times, trying to figure out which one works best for your skin type. The great thing about Santalia is that their products do not contain sulfates, benzyl peroxide, artificial fragrances, dyes or preservatives. Their claim to fame ingredient is actually sandalwood, which has both cleansing and healing components.

After you click the above link and are on the Santalia website, click on “Add to Bag” and then “View Cart and Checkout”.  You will be prompted to enter your country, province and postal code to estimate shipping and taxes. You won’t have to pay any shipping fees or taxes, but it’s a part of the checkout process. You can either register or checkout as a Guest (I checked out as a Guest, as it’s way faster) and then just follow the directions and you’ll be golden!

Bargainmoosers, have you tried any skincare products that contain sandalwood? If so, was it effective?

A special thank you to Sarah for notifying us of this awesome freebie!

(Expiry: While Supplies Last)

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May 1

Canadian Freebie: Five Neutrogena Skincare Samples

Posted by on May 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: Five Neutrogena Skincare Samples

Neutrogena Canada is giving away free samples that are personalized to you and your skincare regimen.

The first thing you will have to do (after clicking on the above link) is make a couple of decisions. There are ten different  product options, and you can choose any five, depending on what kind of skin type you have, and what you are interested in trying. Four of the ten products are already out of stock, so in those cases, a coupon will be given away instead.

Your free trial options are:

  • Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer, SPF 45
  • All-in-One Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes
  • Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser Foaming Formula
  • Beach Defense Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 60
  • Triple Protect Face Lotion for Men, SPF 20
  • Invigorating Face Wash for Men

Your coupon options are:

  • Norwegian Formula Fragrance-Free Hand Cream ($5 Off)
  • Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer, SPF 30 ($15 Off)
  • Naturals Acne Cream Cleanser ($5 Off)
  • Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes ($5 Off)

Personally, I am going to choose the trial size products because they are the perfect size for traveling or for throwing in your purse. After all, you just never know when you’re going to need Invigorating Face Wash for Men handy, right!? On the other hand, the coupons are very high value discounts, so if you’ve used any of the products and you know you like them, that might be the way to go.

To make your five selections, simply hover your mouse over the product and then click on the “Add Trial Size” or “Add Coupon” button. Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on “Continue”. On the next page, you will be asked to enter your contact information, birth date, etc. and Voila!

There is a limit of one trial offer per household, and you can expect to receive your samples in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

Want more free samples? Take a look through our Freebies Forum, where you can find all of the newest and hottest freebies!

(Expiry: While Quantities Last)

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April 28

Shu Uemura Canada Exclusive Promo Code: Get $20 Off Your Purchase Of $75+

Posted by on April 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Shu Uemura Canada Exclusive Promo Code: Get $20 Off Your Purchase Of $75+

With yet another exclusive, check this one out for Shu Uemura. We got you a promo code that will save you $20 on your $75 purchase.

Click here to shop @ ShuUemura.ca

  • Coupon Code: SHUMOOSE
  • Discount: $20 off $75
  • Expiry: 3rd May 2013

With one bottle sold every seven seconds, Shu Uemura’s cleansing oils are extremely popular. The fresh pore clarifying gentle cleansing oil is perfect for removing pores and giving you a fresh face. This 450ml bottle is regularly $79, but you’ll get it for only $59 with our promo code.

Shu Uemura’s makeup is also renowned world-wide. Check out the rouge unlimited supreme shine in a capsule that creates a smooth and thick coating on the lips for superior staying power. Choose from a number of awesome colours, for $36 each.

Their liquid foundation hides imperfections and evens skin tone, so check out the Face Architect illuminating moisture fluid foundation at $56.

Get both for only $72 with promo code.

Shipping is free on orders over $50, so on top of the discount, you’ll also get free shipping. Plus, every order comes with a free sample and you’ll choose this one from a list available.

Check the Bargainmoose forum for more Shu Uemura coupons.

Shu Uemura Canada Exclusive Promo Code: Get $20 Off Your Purchase Of $75+

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April 9

Murale Canada: Free Gift Samples Worth $315 When You Spend $125

Posted by on April 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Murale Canada: Free Gift Samples Worth $315 When You Spend $125

Murale Canada is giving you a great reason to shop there right now. In-store and online, when you spend $125, you’ll get a free tote with samples totaling $315!

What’s awesome about this deal is that you actually know what you are getting before you buy, instead of receiving surprise samples you’ll never use. In the stylish tote bag you’ll get:

  • 7.5ml Benefit The POREfessional
  • 20mL Bioderma Sensibio H20
  • 7ml Clinique Repairware Uplifting Firming Cream
  • 5ml Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer
  • 2ml Darphin Age-Defying Dermabrasion
  • 7ml Strivectin TL 360 Tightening Eye Serum
  • 2ml Erno Laszlo Luminous Intensive Cream
  • 2ml Skin Authority VitaD Fortified Tropical Elixir
  • 1.42g Skin Authority VitaD Fortified Whole Food Spice Powder
  • 15ml Deborah Lipman Nail Lacquer in Sweet Dreams
  • 10ml Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
  • 15ml B. Kamins Nutrient Replacement Cream
  • 30ml Shiseido The Skincare Gentle Cleansing Foam
  • 2g Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara
  • 5ml Eve Lom Cleanser and Cloth
  • 30ml Kibio Fit By Nature Lifting Cream Gel
  • 15ml Nuxe Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revitalizing Fluid
  • 5ml Prevage Anti-aging and Intensive Repair Daily Serum
  • 1 pair Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
  • 6ml Ojon Rare Oil Blend
  • 7ml Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
  • 30ml Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm
  • 15ml Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream
  • 3ml Soap & Glory Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss in Candy Gloss

As you can see, these are some of the best brands. What I love about this deal is it opens you up to new products, which you may not have shelled out the money to buy, until you know you love them. Use your $125 to buy the products you usually buy, and get the free samples and tote as a bonus. Next time they have a deal like this, you’ll know what you want to buy.

Shipping is $8.50.

(Expiry: While Supplies Last)

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April 2

Biotherm Canada Promo Code: Save $10 WUB 3+ Products

Posted by on April 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Biotherm Canada Promo Code: Save $10 WUB 3+ Products

Biotherm Canada has been putting out a ton of new coupons lately and here is another great one.  Save $10 on the purchase of three or more products for a limited time only.

Click here to shop @ Biotherm.ca

  • Coupon Code: SPRING10
  • Discount: $10 Off 3+ Products
  • Expiry: Unknown

It doesn’t matter which three items you purchase; whether they are big or small, you will still get this deal with the coupon code.  You will be allowed to get one $10 gift card per order.

With summer just around the corner, I have been looking for a new sunless tanner product.  I love looking tanned but I don’t want the harsh effects of the sun on my skin.  Biotherm Canada has a two different self tanners to choose from that are both $30.  The price is pretty comparable to others that I have tried so I am interested in checking them out.  They also have some after sun products ($35 each) for those of you that like to lounge out in the summer heat.

Another bonus is that when you spend $50 or more, you will get two free samples and free shipping.  One of the great things about shopping online at Biotherm Canada is that you can use more than one coupon code when you check out.  Not a lot of companies do this.  For more Biotherm.ca coupons, you will find them up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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March 29

Ethical Deal Canada: 50% Off Affera Vegan Mineral Makeup & Skincare

Posted by on March 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Ethical Deal Canada: 50% Off Affera Vegan Mineral Makeup & Skincare

EthicalDeal has a great deal on Affera Vegan Mineral makeup and skincare. Buy a $50 voucher for only $25.

You can buy one voucher per person, but multiple as gifts. With excellent reviews, this healthy makeup is also eco-friendly. Affera Cosmetics is a B.C.-based company that offers handmade mineral cosmetics. They have everything you need including eye shadow, bronzer, concealer, and lipstick. Their skin care products are divine and made from raw, natural ingredients.

You can order samples for $5, so you can essentially try before you buy the full-sized version.

The B.C. facial clay looks luxurious and contains over 30 trace minerals. On sale right now for $8, regularly $12.50. This item also ships free when purchased on its own.

I love coconut and this organic coconut face and body soap is as good as using a fresh coconut on your skin. Regularly $6, on sale for $4. With your Ethical Deal voucher, you could technically get 13 bars of soap for only $27.

So while you are already getting $25 off your purchase, they also have lots of great items on sale.

Shipping is free on orders over $75.

(Expiry: 1st April 2013 and you can start ordering 2nd April 2013)

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March 27

Yves Rocher Canada Coupon Code: Save 10% WUS $10+

Posted by on March 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Yves Rocher Canada Coupon Code: Save 10% WUS $10+

Yves Rocher Canada has a new coupon code out right now that will save you 10% on all orders of just $10 or more.

Click here to shop online @ yvesrocher.ca

  • Coupon Code: YVES10OFF
  • Discount: 10% Off Orders of $10+
  • Expiry: 30th April 2013

This is a great coupon because you only need to spend $10 to use, it which is really easy to do.  They also have more than 150 items that are $3.50 or less right now that you can pair with this coupon.  It can be used on all regular priced items and sale items as well.

As for the cost of shipping, you will get free shipping on all orders of $35 or more.  You will also get free samples and your choice of four free gifts when you spend $45 or more, which is a huge bonus!

If you are looking for all of the latest Yves Rocher coupons, they will all be posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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March 24

Avon Canada: Anew Reversalist Night Sterling Emulsion Was $37 | Now $10

Posted by on March 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Avon Canada: Anew Reversalist Night Sterling Emulsion Was $37 | Now $10

Avon Canada is offering a huge discount on their Anew Reversalist Night Sterling Emulsion Gel. Originally $37 this product is now discounted to only $10! You save $27 off the original price, that is a huge savings!

This gel is supposed to help your skin repair itself and imbue your skin with added moisture. It is part of the Reversalist skin line which helps to help fight moderate signs of skin aging. The product comes in a 50 g container and should last several months.

Avon offers $3.95 shipping when you shop with a Rep at AVON Canada. If you don’t have a representative, you can find one here.

You also qualify for $15.00 off this Pave Circle Necklace and Earring Set with a minimum purchase of $10. Since the above product costs $10, you can get the pave circle necklace for only $4.99 (reg. $19.99) with your purchase if you so wish.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 17

Canadian Freebie: Nivea Aqua Effect Purifying Cleansing Gel & Mattifying Day Care Samples

Posted by on March 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: Nivea Aqua Effect Purifying Cleansing Gel & Mattifying Day Care Samples

Nivea Canada is giving away free samples of Aqua Effect Purifying Cleansing Gel and Mattifying Day Care, along with free coupons.

Click here to get your free samples from Nivea Canada

  • Coupon Code: CSPUF
  • Discount: Two Free Samples With Sign Up
  • Expiry: While Supplies Last

After you click on the above link, you will be prompted to enter in the promo code. Step number two is entering your name, birthday, e-mail address and mailing info. Then voila! Your samples will hit your mailbox in six to eight weeks.

I am definitely looking forward to trying the Aqua Effect Purifying Cleansing Gel. This deep cleansing gel contains peeling scrubs that remove oil and assist in the prevention of impurities building up on your skin. It also prevents your face from getting shiny by reducing the extra sebum. Sounds like a great product for anyone whose skin tends to be a bit on the oily side.

Nivea Canada also has a great “Make Care Matter” contest available on their website. Click here for your chance to win a six-day all inclusive luxury retreat at Miraval Resort and Spa and weekly prizes of Nivea gift baskets.

Looking for more Nivea coupons? We’ve got them all posted here.

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