Let me start off by saying, I have SUPER dry skin. Not even joking. I have had to apply at least one full bottle of Lubriderm lotion to get my skin to stop itching..a week. Then, I found out about this. AMAZING STUFF. My knees& elbows were literally black,itchy& tight all the time. I use this when I take a shower, and at night on my knees & elbows. Softens them like a dream(: even better then TBS body butters& B&BW body creams:) MUST BUY. I have stocked up on this now, around 5 6.8 oz bottles. AMAZING. RAVE. continued >>
this is a great moisturiser and hand cream and such great quality for such an affordable price! definitely recommend!
i keep coming back to this product in the winter. it doesnt break out my sensitive skin or clog my pores. i wish it wasnt so fragrance, but i will continue to use it during the cold winter months
I wouldn't dare put Nivea Creme on my oily, acne-prone complexion. I'd imagine it would turn me into a fish and chips frying pan!
This doesn't work too spectacularly as a body moisturiser either. Its thick consistency takes an eternity to absorb into the skin.
It does, however, make a decent, penetrating cream for severely dry hands and feet.
Its scent reminds me of the days when my dad would slather sunscreen on my face and arms before swimming lessons. So from a nostalgia perspective, it always makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Conclusively, it's cream designed for dry skin, but application is a little frustrating. I prefer good old aqueous cream or a lightly fragranced body butter. And...
If I want a trip down memory lane, I'll browse through scrapbooks and photo albums. Lol...
I gave this product a 3, because I wish it was more versatile. I know some ladies (and men!) use this everywhere, but aside from my feet before bed.. I just cannot stand the texture. It's just SO thick and creamy and I find it takes awhile to sink in. The lotion itself does moisturize well, but the formula feels a little too heavy. Even heavier then any body butter I have tried!
The smell isn't really girly nor is it masculine. Somewhere in between, and too be honest it reminds me of certain ointments/rash creams I have smelt; that medicated sort of scent.
The little tub container is okay and cheap enough so I do repurchase for my dry feet until I find something better. However, I would not recommend for those who are prone to body acne, or have oily skin (especially if they plan to use it on their face/back!)
This moisturiser is way too thick and creamy for my dry, acne-prone skin. It doesn't sink in so therefore doesn't moisturise and leaves me feeling greasy.
This is an amazing foot cream. I would never put it near my face but I slather it onto my feet every night and wake up with very soft feet. And I love that it's cheap. Will keep buying it for that purpose
I doubt I will ever use another face moisturizer after using this one (at least as a night moisturizer). I live in a dry climate and have dry skin. So during the winter it's a constant battle not to have a dull flaky complexion. I have tried many moisturizers ranging from cheap drugstore up to $100+ moisturizers and this beats them all. I use this after using a creamy cleanser (I use Burt's Bees chamomile) at night and really slather it on. It does make my face feel very greasy at first, but it sinks in within 5 minutes or so. When I wake up in the morning, normally my face is flaking horribly and looks like the skin of a dead person (ashy, dull, and gross).
After using this for 2 weeks, my face is the softest and most radiant I've ever seen it look and feel. I have to fight to keep myself from running my hands all over it. It is just astonishing. I can then wake up, apply this to my cheeks, apply my daytime SPF lotion, and put on my makeup. My skin has that dewy look I used to use so many products to achieve, just on its own. I have naturally very ruddy cheeks and they have GREATLY diminished since using this. The fine lines around my eyes, mouth and on my forehead have diminished and are less visible. I cannot rave about this creme enough. Yes it is greasy, but it's really best as a night creme (I use it in the morning on my cheeks too). This stuff has completely changed my face. Complete HG, miracle product for dry skin.
I also use this as a hand creme and it works fantastic at softening the scaly feeling bits. It's the only one I use that doesn't like an icky powdery feeling film on my hands.
This is also works FANTASTIC as a base for a DIY BB Cream. I scoop out a bit of this, pour in some medium-heavy coverage foundation, and then mix it together and apply.
Edit: I have been using la mer creme and even though they smell and look the same and the ingredients are similar, I find that the comparisons end there. La mer spreads onto the skin easier and absorbs very soon after without leaving a greasy shine. Both leaves the skin very moisturized but La Mer leaves the skin softer, smoother, and more supple feeling. I do prefer La Mer but for the price, it is not proportionally better. I think the pricing of La Mer should be more in line with chanel or dior.
I have combination skin and have suffered from acne since 13. My face finally started to improve at around 19 years old but have recently (at 26 years old) started breaking out like crazy again. I get the closed comedome type acne that just wont resolve unless I get a facial and have them manually extract them. My face continued to break out despite my last facial so I finally had my doctor prescribe me differin gel. It cleared my skin but left my face extremely dry. Even my shisheido bioperformance revitalizer moisturizer wasnt enough to help with the dry skin so I tried the german version of the nivea creme and now I am sold on it. It didn't make me break out even though it's so thick and it keeps my face moisturized morning and night. The only complaint that I have is that it takes a long time (about 1 hour if using a generous amount) for it to be completely absorbed into the skin so my face is greasy and shiny for awhile. Once it is absorbed though, there is no shine. I tried using my shisheido for the AM and the nivea in the PM bc of this problem but it seems like nivea is the only one that will keep me moisturized. The best part is that it is only a fraction of all the other moisturizers that I have used (shisheido, chanel, kate somerville, md forte, dermalogica).
I have both "versions" of this, and I can definitely tell a difference. The one made in Mexico is OK, but I recently got the German version on Ebay and I love it. I use it after showering. I personally like thicker creams so I love the consistency of this. Will repurchase!