For reference, I have combo skin, tending towards oily, and no problems at all with acne or pimples, just very mild keratosis pilaris along left jawline.
Well, I needed a moisturizer, so I filched this from my mom. Instant HG. It's really thick, and goes on white, but half an hour later it's completely vanished. My skin is plump, glowing, dewy, and soft, and the appearance of my KP has actually diminished. Works for my mom and sister too, and they have different skin types (mom=dry, sister=oily). Highly recommended, will definitely be buying some more.
I bought a trial size tin to try for 99 cents. This is good as an extra moisture barrier in the winter and when my ezcema is acting up. The scent is light and a little goes a long way. I've moved on to unrefined shea butter for after showers, but I still keep a tin of this in my purse.
So I remember as a child stealing some of this stuff from my aunts Huge jar I remember once I got yelled at because I smeared it all over the wall years later now I'm a 24 year old adult who suffered from severe acne as a teen and now left with huge pores, a few indented scars (that are hardly noticeable) and breaks out every now and then !!! One day as I was Browsing food for less isles I came across the huge blue glass jar so I decided to take it home !!! Once I got home I checked the ingredients for comedogenic ingrediets one by one none are comedogenic so decided after a nice warm shower to use all over my body then put some benzoyl peroxide gel on my face let it dry then slather a nice rich layer of this on my skin feeling a bit greasy threw my pj's on and went to sleep !!! Woke up @ 5 am with the most beautyfully plumped smooth skin that I've ever and I mean ever experienced !!! Washed my face left it some what wet and got a tiny amount of this stuff and rubbed it between my some what wet hands and rubbed on my face and neck then went to work !!! A few hours later went to the restroom checked my face and to my surprize my extreemly oily acne prone skin was incredibly smooth two active pimples had gone down, and no sign of oil production just a nice glow with no greasy shine what so ever !!! I was shocked to see such nice skin !!! ON ME !!! I was almost flawless and others noticed it, try this product my work for some might not for others but for me I have words to explain it !! Its dirt cheap, smells great, reminds me of my childhood and before I forget to mention somehow it soothes my rudy complexion it really calms redness and irritation !!! I'm in love and will I buy it again hell YEah !!!!
Great, great, great! I use this as a creme on my face at night. It's a bit oily, but a great moisturizer. It helps my skin when I have been out riding horses in the cold wind all day
This California winter has been horrible to my skin. Unpredictable weather and going to work with the a.c blasting all day made my skin feel tight and itchy :( I was using cocoa butter but it wasn't enough. It got so bad, it looked like I had wrinkles on my boobs, arms and thighs :0 a couple of nights ago I remembered I had a jar of nivea creme, and I wondered why I had stopped using it. Within two days my body skin is nice and supple, no more dry patches and uncomfortable tightness, hey!! I have used it on my face before and I've had no issues, and I'm very acne prone. I don't know why I ever stopped using this as a night moisturizer, but from now on I'm gonna stick to it since my skin loves this, and it gives me such a pretty glow.
I thought twice about posting because I saw there were over 500 rave reviews on this product and I thought, does makeupalley really need another one? So I decided I should, just to pay my respect for a product that saved my life! I mean skin! I had never in my life experienced dry skin as I have at the beginning of January this year. My face was flaky, itchy in a painful way and even hurt when I smile--gross. I blame it on the dry cold weather we experienced and also my use of benzoyl peroxide. Normally the side effect of benzoyl peroxide could be subdued by my regular moisturizer (The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream) but the combination of dry cold weather and BP completely ruined my skin. I tried exfoliating several times and I rummaged through all of my moisturizers in my collection, including Jamieson Vitamin E Cream, but nothing seemed to get rid of the dry patches. Needless to say my face wasn't pretty to look at for a while there. Finally, something clicked in my head while I was watching Lisa Elderidge's video on Youtube regarding Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn supposedly used Nivea Cream and Vaseline on her face religiously) and I remembered I had a travel size Nivea Cream in my storage unit. It was almost instant that I felt there was something different about this cream. I was amazed that it didn't just sit on top of my skin, my skin soaked it in like a sponge. I've been using it regularly at night and in the morning on my face and it has never looked fresher. Although the texture of this cream is very thick, it never leaves my skin feeling greasy. This is it, I've found my holy grail moisturizer.
*Update* I have subsequently purchased La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche moisturizer which works just as good as the Nivea and feels less heavy. I still love my Nivea and use it in conjunction with LRP whenever my skin needs a boost of moisture. I now use the Nivea Creme mainly on my body and feet.
I received a small sample tin of this at the end of a Rihanna concert last year (she was the face of Nivea at the time). I put it in my purse but never used it. One day I went to get some lotion out of my bag and this was the only thing in there.I used it on my hands and fell in love. It's sooo moisturizing. I bought the jar and use it for my body and at night, on my face. I also used it in the winter time on the dry spots on my face before applying makeup. It smoothes everything out and makes my skin soft. I keep a tin in my bag;it's only $1 at target.I love the scent,love the simple packaging.I just love it.
The best hand and foot cream ever!
I've never used this on my face, and I do not think it would do any good for my face since it is really thick and heavy.Also there are some rumors that this cream adds to facial hair. I have no idea..
BUT, as I use this only for my hands and feet, my 5 lippie review depends on that usage.
I loved the body shop hemp hand cream but I hated the scent!
I loved l'occitane shea butter hand cream but I hated the price!
This nivea creme is just perfect for dry hands and feet, especially in cold winter months. It is cheap, widely available (where I live) , and smells great. No cons. Just perfect!
I got 2 tiny travel size tins when on sale(for like 50 cents each-coupons are awesome, haha) just to give it a go. i've used it before but it's been almost 20years when i still lived in south america(it did wonders for my sunburn, from what i remember). anyway i haven't tried the kind which specifically says for the face but i've been using this as a moisturizer and it's all right. hasn't broken me out yet. all though i must say i don't use it all over, just in the specifics dry spots(if ever), before putting primer/make up on. it keeps my skin moisturized, i prefer it to other face creams.
This is a classic beauty indulgence, and the best part is so many women can use it now that it's more widely available. The scent may be too much for some, but I think it's feminine and soft. Like retro cosmetics used to smell. I don't mind keeping this on my vanity with my perfumes and high end makeup. The product itself is semi thick and works for dry to very dry skin. The formula is gentle, but I would still choose the Soft version for using on my face. This is best for your body because of the ingredients. The directions specifically say it can be used on your body, but the Nivea Soft says for face and body.