I have the kind in the blue jar. This is the only moisturizer that I have found that works wonders on my super dry cheeks. I only use it sparingly on my super dry areas because it is too heavy for anywhere else.
I am so excited about using Nivea Creme as an under eye moisturizer. I have worked as a licensed cosmetologist specializing in skin care for the past 9 years. I have had access to professional products and found nothing that works as well as Nivea cream. My eyes can become very dry and basically old looking when seasons change. I use Aveda Green Science eye cream, Philosophy Miracle Worker, Clinique Moisture Surge...etc... Nivea has knocked my socks off!! I have used it as a hand cream, but now, will use this as under eye creme forever!!
Update: I've moved onto using coconut oil for under my eyes as well as for my body (more cost effective reasons than anything). I still stand by my original review for this product, though, and won't hesitate to repurchase during emergencies. The little blue tins are staying with me for hand cream during harsh Canadian winters!
The texture of this creme is very thick, and it has the classic floral Nivea smell. I use it on my body and it does require some warming up between the hands or elbow grease to work in into your skin. It doesn't spread as well as the thinner lotions on the market, but that's what gives it such a moisturizing effect. If you apply too much, it will feel oily and your skin will have a slight sheen to it. However, since I've moved further north in Canada, nothing else will keep my skin moisturized.
I make sure to apply after shaving to keep my sensitive skin protected, and I also dab it under my eyes as an intensive moisturizer. I used it on my acne-prone, combination skin as well for over 6 months with no issues, but I prefer the Nivea Soft for this ultimately as it is lighter for under makeup application. I carry a little tin of this around as hand creme as well, and it has done wonders for an eczema patch that has been cropping up in times of stress/weather changes.
This creme can be found at any drugstore or grocery store. The lowest regular price I've seen it retail for is $10.99CAD at Superstore. However, it goes on sale quite regularly for about $8. One 400mL tin will last me well over 10 months will daily application on the arms, legs, and under my eyes. Nivea's parent company Beiersdorf is bound by the European animal testing ban law soon to go into effect. However, their policy has been to not test for years, so it's a definite bonus and repurchase criteria for myself. You can't go wrong with a staple such as this creme - at $0.99 for a trial tin, what is there to lose?
I got the european version in 400ml for about 5 dollars - thats under 1 dollar for 1.6oz.
I use to use very expensive creams/serums like Sisley etc. And this cream is just as good - or actually better! It firms, plumps and keep my face moistured all day. For under a dollar for a months use day and night! How good is that :)
I got sensitive normal to dry skin. It hasnt make my skin break out.
UPDATE: Still love it. The best cream ever!!
No more expensive products, when this cream deliver better!
Better than Sisley, Chanel, Dior, La Mer, Estee Lauder and all the others I have tried!!!
I bought the little travel tin size from Ulta on a whim. I like the packaging, very compact and easy to travel with. I use it mostly as a hand cream, and on my elbows or knees in an emergency. I always carry regular lotion around, but nothing ever seems to really work on my hands. Some of the commenters mentioned the tin version is unsanitary, which it is, but I only use it on my hands after using a anti bacterial gel. This formula is very thick, very heavy, I cant believe people use this on their face! I suppose it would be good for someone who has a very dry face, Im really oily so I think this would irritate my skin a lot. The creme keeps my hands hydrated and feeling soft, it was only like 3$ for the tin, so I will probably repurchase.
I bought this in a tube version.
It smells so strong and i dont like it strong, yet it's very creamy and buttery. It works GREAT for my hands, elbows and knees. But when it comes to dry patches, it does not seem to work that well.
I really wish I could see al the hype. I have the original in the tin too. Which, if i may say, is very unhygienic for one.
When I try and put this on my legs and arms after showering, it goes on like rubber. It's IMPOSSIBLE to spread at all, and it's so heavy. It just sits on my skin for about an hour, until it either comes off or sinks in.
I wouldn't dare to put this on my face. I didn't even notice it moisturising a whole lot.
My favorite heavy moisturizer. I remember my mom having the little tins around in her vanity area. I don't notice a difference between the German and Mexico version other than price. Theres a difference in the ingredients though.
Anyway, a jar (which I love) lasts quite awhile. I put some in little jars and carry it with me. Can be used anywhere. :)
Nivea Creme holds a big place in my heart. Believe it or not, my great grandmother used to travel the world and met and married a German 10 years before WWII. She moved to Germany, and they lived there for 5 years until they moved to America (where she was from) to escape the tension. Guess what managed to come back with my Gran? This creme. Her and my mother swear by it. I remember throwing fits as a child when she would slather this on my chapped, windburned face and tell me that Marilyn Monroe used this. I remember layering this stuff on so thick at night just wishing I would wake up with blonde hair and that famous beauty mark.
Honestly, I can't remember my Gran having any wrinkles even in her 80's. This is why Nivea has been in my bathroom cupboard since I was a child. It works. It doesn't clog pores, leaves skin bright and dewy, and lasts forever.
The best part? Opening up the tub and breathing in the sweet smell of Nivea.. It can't be mistaken.
STILL using this. Love it. I purchased two tins of the german formula from smallflower.com and see the difference. I now use the "american" version on my body and save the german stuff for my face. It's still smells amazing, still works amazing. I'm still a Nivea-lover.
Okay, this is officially one of my favourite products. I've just applied Nivea Creme onto my face&Legs and several hour later I have a soft baby skin!
I totally recommend people who have a combination/dry skin to use it. For people with an oily skin; You should cleanse your face first, and after the oil has been washed away, apply a thin layer of Nivea creme onto your face. Even people with an oily skin need to use moisturizer to give them that bright look. I'm now trying to apply the creme underneath& around my eyes. I'm curious how it will turn out!
- Nina ♥