I can't say much for people with acne prone/ oily skin but if you have dry skin, you better get your ass to Walgreens and buy this ASAP. Yeah, it's that amazing.
The first time I've tried it (which was on my face), I resented the greasiness of the product and the thick texture. I had to sleep on my back that night because if I slept sideways, dust and dirt would stick on my face (I applied the cream right before bedtime). It takes a long time for the cream to get absorbed into your skin, which is why it's best if used as a night cream. Despite all my suspicions that the cream will clog my pores (since it's greasy and pretty thick), the next morning, I woke up to a super soft and squishy and hydrated face. My friends kept on poking my face because, apparently, they're a bunch of idiots who can't resist touching something squishy and soft.
That night, when I reused the Nivea cream, I enjoyed how thick it was. And that heavenly smell radiating from the cream- pure bliss, I tell ya. Despite the cream being greasy and your face looking like a shiny disco ball, all these factors (of the cream) help your skin- especially if it's dry and badly in need of a miracle moisturizer. Now, this cream cannot be used as a usual moisturizer- only as a night cream- because of how long it takes for your skin to absorb it. However, you can apply this cream on dry areas on your body (like elbows, knees, etc.).
The only downfall about this cream is that my hands need to be cleaned before apply it on my face. This means that I have to wash my hands before using this cream. For me, I don't use towels to dry my hands because if I do that, bits of dust and dirt hidden deep within the towel show up on my fingers. Disgusting. So my hands are always wet after washing my hands (because I never bother to dry them, instead, I just air-dry my hands). I have to wait several seconds for my hands to dry before using the cream, because if you use the cream with wet hands- and trust me- the cream gets all smushy and rolled-up and disgusting that I almost feel the need to give up on life.
Other than that, I'm very satisfied with the cream. And can I talk about how freaking cheap this wonderful, almost magical, piece of shazzle (I'm not gonna use curse words and NO, 'freaking' is not a curse word so NO, I'm not a hypocritic) is? It's so cheap ($1 per travel-sized tins and $5-8 for the big ones) and you can find this in ANY drugstore/pharmacy- hell, you can even find this in the falsely-claimed-"99 cent" stores! It's easy to find, dirt cheap, amazing- what more can you ask?!
This traditional beauty cream will be a stable item in my skincare supply. It even helps with wrinkles while moisturizing and softening the skin! *mindblown*
If you don't have this cream yet, please, I beg of you, GET IT! Especially during the winter/cold months, this cream will be your Superman wrapped up inside a blue tin. All that's missing from this cream is a glowing halo and some wings on the back.
THIS SHIT IS AMAZINGGGGGGGG.
i bought it last week out of curiosity. i usually prefer dept store creams or shits like body shop or l'occitane. but i was bored with expensive stuff and wanna try out something cheap.
yes the PRICE is cheap but the QUALITY i must say is waaaaay better than anything i ever tried.
i use it to replace body shop vit.e night cream, with similar thick texture and greasiness (i prefer a greasy night cream) and rose-grandma smell (it soothes me and helps me sleep), but nivea wins bc it doesn't clog my pores like body shop. like seriously, people said this is "too thick" for a face cream, but it doesn't clog your pores it will not give you pimples but rather a nice glowy face in the morning. i have dry skin but i live in tropical country, so if you're from somewhere with winter please consider trying this as a night cream.
i also use it as a hand cream. compared to l'occitane shea hand cream, it's more oily and doesn't dry out with a powdery feeling like l'oc.
for dry areas all over my body and it works better than body butter.
did i mention that it's super cheap?
so overall this is a luxurious multi purpose cream with dirt cheap price. you just can't get enough of it. i already stock up and have this everywhere so i can grab it everytime i feel like just to sniff it or a quick moisture.
and the classic blue jar is just too beautiful and elegant.
ps: mine is the germany version not the waxy one made in mexico.
this cream is something my sister turned me onto. It is super rich and moisturizing—one of those lotions that leaves a greasy feeling after applying. It’s not my favorite but the travel containers of this lotion make it unbeatable for me. I travel a lot and having to only take this little container of lotion to help combat my dry skin really makes a huge difference in my already massive toiletry bag. I will repurchase this product for travel only. Definitely a lotion you want to apply right before bed and NOT before getting dressed.
I love this in the little tin for a $1.00 at most drustores. It makes a great hand lotion, but you can use it anywhere you're dry including your face providing you don't have a sensitivity to it. I would suggest doing a patch test behind your ear first. I know a lot of people use it as an eye cream or just on random dry spots. Some people even use it as a cold cream. It's been around forever and was the first of its kind. FYI: Apparently the Nivea Creme sold in the U.S. is lighter than the Nivea Creme sold in France. Different versions are made to meet the different cultural expectations. So if you're going abroad you might want to stock up just to test the difference.
Good old cream, easily available everywhere in the UK.
Very well hydrating.
I've seen people using it on their face, but I am always using it on my body, or feet, as it gets rid of dry skin pretty quickly.
I always keep spare one in my house.
I love traditional stuff!!! :)
As some said here, this is porbably the best night creme I have ever used. I have a very sensitive skin, oily inside but dry at the surface. Yet, this lotion did not make me break out and in the morning I was having a perfect shiny and clean face.
I'm really fond of Nivea Creme in the little tin. I usually carry one around in my purse, and have one on my bedside table. In the winter, it can be a life saver when my skin gets flaky (usually I use CeraVe, but Nivea is easier to carry around and is thicker and can feel a bit more satisfying to apply.) The texture really can't be beat, and feels divine when sinking into your skin. I will say that I don't particularly like tub-style lotions, because it isn't particularly sanitary, but nothing washing you hands won't solve. I also use this on my hands and elbows, and any other dry spots that pop up. There is a very noticable scent, which some people might not like, but I love it and don't mind it at all.
I am a total Nivea Convert as of this year. I cannot believe it has taken me this long to use the creme and as a Face cream!! I have very sensitive/reactive/combo to dry skin that is acne prone. Yeah, I won the skin lottery lol. I have been able to finally get my skin to a point that it is calm, no redness by using cold cream as a cleanser/Pond's wipes, witch hazel toner and I was using Argan oil or a skin oil blend for moisture. I turned 42 this year and my skin has gone from being combo to oil to almost more totally dry. It's weird for me to get used to the change and sometimes not sure what products to use for moisture as a lot of moisturizers on the market do not agree with my picky skin. I do great with argan oil but it really is not enough moisture alone. I tried Pond's dry skin cream and though its great for the body and neck, on my face it gives my tiny whiteheads. My Neighbor suggested I try Nivea and gave me a brand new tiny sample jar in the cute little tin. I tried it around my eyes first and wow, overnight they became completely rehydrated. Before using the creme they were dry and getting kind of creepy looking. It did not sting my eyes at all which is very rare for any cream for me. The next night I tried allover. I used the La Mer cream application method (It's actually a french skincare application method also used by Clarins). Emulsify the cream in your hands until almost clear and Pat into the skin, not rub. the formula is not meant to rub and tug. A little greasy at first but within 20 minutes it had warmed up to my skin and melted in. I went to bed and was amazing in the morning. Past breakouts were almost cleared and unnoticable, skin was soft, supple and I really did have that glow!! I was hooked. I have used this twice a day everyday and my skin looks fantastic. I'm not using any actives other than twice a week at night I am using a natural Fruit enzyme peel. the only true prevention for wrinkles in Proper moisture balance and staying out of the sun.
Inexpensive $5 for a large tub at CVS (the mexican version) with ingredients comparable to La Mer (Which is $100 plus) minus the algae extract. But works EXACTLY the same. I have a small sample jar of LaMer and prefer the Nivea if you can believe that.
Rehydrates dehydrated skin like nothing else I have tried, overnight it got rid of all dryness/flakes and they have not returned.
any scars, dark marks on my face are healing ten times faster. I think there is definitely some kind of healing ability with this creme. My Face is more even toned. Even my BF mentioned how good my skin looks and he actually like the light scent.
No breakouts, pimples, whiteheads. as a matter of fact the two pimples on my face shrunk totally overnight and I have not had one since. that in itself is a miracle.
Cons:- the tin requires your hands to be completely clean. I keep the tiny tins for a hand cream and not worry about those. My big tin I found a scooper at Sally's and use that instead. I understand why cremes need to be in jars. This stuff is pretty darn thick to put in a tube, I think the Tube version of this is less thick but I have not tried it yet.
Even if you are breakout prone this might be a surprise for you. Super oily types will need to take it easy on the application but to be honest I found this much less greasy than Pond's dry skin cream once it sunk into my skin, it was left supple, moisturized, glowing but not greasy at all. It made my makeup glide on like a dream.
I can't believe Im saying this...HG product for me. the only other HG product I use is Pond's cold cream.
My skin was particularly dry last winter so I decided to try this product after reading all the great reviews. This product is very thick and I find that it takes some time to sink in. After applying my face does feel moisturized but also very greasy. For that reason, I only used it as a night cream. After a few weeks, I stopped using the product because it was causing me to breakout. The fragrance is also very strong and lingers for a long time. While I don't like this product for the face, I've found good use for it as a foot cream. I just apply at night and slip on some socks. The scents doesn't bother nearly as much this way and I wake up with nice smooth feet :)