I bought this cream as a no fuss moisturiser for my fiancé, to whom I suggested to start a basic skincare regimen (cleansing and hydrating!). Even without any attention, his skin is soft and supple, and only occasionally breaks out with hardly noticeable whiteheads.
I've noticed this cream has received a lot of rave reviews from consumers, and I can see why. It is very moisturising, and my skin feels smooth and glows with a slight sheen afterwards. I don't use it regularly (only now and then, as it lives on the bathroom counter of my fiance's house), so I can't really comment on long term efficacy.
Another plus is that it doesn't cause my sensitive skin to react.
One issue that I have with the cream, however, is it's texture. It's incredibly thick and hard to smear on the body. I had to rub quite vigorously, and expend quite a lot of time, to let it sink into the skin. This might not be such a bad thing, as the massage was probably good for my skin's circulation! ;) But perhaps not so great when I'm in a hurry for university or a date.
The scent is not my cup of tea. It's a bit soapy. I prefer fresher, more organic scents (or perhaps Aesop has spoilt me).
The price is, of course, excellent. The packaging does not inspire a sense of luxury, but it's no fuss, and does the job.
Would I purchase again? I know I picked "yes" but to be honest, I'm not sure. I don't doubt it's effectiveness, but I like a moisturising regimen that is a bit more indulgent, to bring a specialness (or me time) to my days. For that reason alone, I'd like to try Aesop's Geranium Body Balm first.
I'm a bit silly like that, sometimes lovely packaging and exquisite scents are as important to me as the potency of a product.
I believe that Nivea Creme would work a charm for very dry skin. I like that it is suitable for the whole family - the women, the men and the children.
Best product for dry patches on skin! I use it on my hands before bed and it's really helped the dry skin on my knuckles I get in the winter. I would definitely recommend this. And for only a dollar, it's a huge bargain!
I use this moisturizer in the morning after I get out of the shower. I spread it on my cheeks and around my mouth, where my skin gets the driest. Others have mentioned that this moisturizer is thick...that is an understatement. I feel like I am spreading a very thick Elmer's glue on my face. That being said, it did wonders to my face. I am yet another acne-prone girl whose face breaks out at the mere mention of moisturizer (which in fact it has done with each moisturizer I've tried). Not only has Nivea not broken me out, it has evened out my skin tone and made my face smooth and wrinkle-free! It leaves a bit of a sheen on your face, but it doesn't look bad, in my opinion.
This is a heavy duty moisturizer.
Price: for what you get, and what it does, I think it's dirt cheap.
Packaging: I got the blue tin, manufactured in Germany. Some are bothered by tin / jar packaging. I'm not.
Product: I bought this after reading several online comparisons of this and La Mer, and wanted to try for myself. I have very dry skin and live in a climate with very harsh winters and am on the hunt for an HG moisturizer. (I also had a small sample of LM when I used this.)
My results: It smells like La Mer. It looks like La Mer. At 1/20 the price, I wanted very badly for this to be a facial alternative. However, like many of the blog comparisons I read, I didn't find it to have the same absorbency as La Mer. It sat on my face rather than sinking in, and felt a bit heavy. On elbows, feet, hands, however, it's wonderful. And I say this as someone who generally prefers moisturizers to be as unscented as possible, which this is not.
So, for me, that said, this is a great creme, particularly for body areas that need really heavy duty moisture, but for my face, I'll keep looking. I'll most certainly buy it again for everything below the neck.
I bought this product on a whim because I needed a good heavy duty moisturiser. I really enjoy the consistency, it's uber thick but spreads like a dream. I dont put it on my body because I have to moisturize while my skin is wet, and this doesnt spread well on wet skin so I stick to my good old body butter from the body shop for body. But let me tell you about what it does for my face! I exfoliate twice a day because I have oily skin and dirt and grime really build up. After exfoliation, I use a strong astrigemt, then pile on this beautiful stuff. You have to kind of pat and spread so it doesnt pull, but it made my acne prone skin clear up in two days! I also pile it on for an overnight cream. This is my new holy grail moisturizer. Definitely recommend it and will be buying again and again! The use for this product has no end, I used it on my hair for a mask aswell! This product has saved my skin from the haree candian winters. I have to walk to and from school every day and I get very wind chapped cheeks and eyes. I put this stuff on, and its a all gonemover night. Its a miracle cream!
Love Nivea creme, been using this since I was 13. It immediately healed my acne when I was a teen and kept my skin from flaking. I love this product! I use it mainly on my undereye area, applying lightly on the face and neck because it is so thick. I use this in the winter mainly when it is cold and dry outside, as a night cream, and when I have been sunbathing. It works well as a cold cream/makeup remover as well.
I wish they would make a travel size!
This is a must for me! I have using this for years and years, for all kinds of problems. It works wonders for cuticles, dry lips, hands and little injuries. My skin is quite dry so sometimes I use this creme as night creme, and it doesn´t block my pores or break me out. Sometimes it even makes my old pimples go away, it´s magic! The tin can is so cute and reminds me of childhood. I will never stop using this!
Lately I´ve found Elizabeth Ardens Eight Hour Cream, and II´m quite surprised how similar these two creams are! Together these are an unbeatable duo! :)
Been using this since I was little girl. not going to stop now or ever! :)
Nivea Cream has been in my family for generations and it's a cure all for so many things. From chapped hands and lips to soothing sunburns, as a body moisturizer, makeup remover and hair treatment. BUT there are 2 Nivea Creams on the market: The one in the smaller plastic tub is made in China and for me is completely different from the one in the large flatter metal tin which made in Germany is the original one. I never buy the one made in China for obvious reasons. Because the German made one is too bulky for having in one's purse I depot it into a small jar which is perfect for slathering on my hands during the day.
I can't believe I waited so long to try this product. I can't keep the excitement inside, so I just have to write my very first review.
I have extremely sensitive skin with the occasional eczema, so I was a little nervous to see whether my skin would break out in eczema or pimples. Tadada it didn't!! What happened was that my very dry skin drank the moisture and just loved it.
In generel I have clear skin but it is very horribly dry, so using foundation and especially concealer can easily look cakey - not good! But but but Nivea to the rescue! Mixing my foundation and concealer with this cream is perfect. My skin looks even and perfectly hydrated and if it looks a little to shiny, then just apply a little powder. You don't need to apply on lids if they are oily. And this in general might not work for oily skin. I can only speak for my skin.
I didn't really expect it to work, but I am extremely satisfied - and that is difficult when it comes to beauty products ;)
As a note I am used to use expensive products, so I don't only use it beceause it is cheap. I use it because it works! Love Love!