Nivea has been around for-eh-ver and it's OK. Not a HG and not awful. It is, indeed, thick and creamy - and on me a bit greasy feeling even though other people swear it's not. Good for elbows and knees. Best (for me) in winter.
I can't believe it took me this long to try this cream. I'm 29 and just "discovered" this wonder, even though I've grown up seeing a tin of it in just about every bathroom of every woman I've ever known.
I have very oily skin, prone to hormonal breakouts, sensitive to almost every commercial brand of mineral makeup, and I have tried probably 100 different facial creams in my time.
This creme is thick, but not greasy, and absorbs very quickly. I'm using it as a cold cream, and a moisturizer. As I massage it in, I can feel hard little blackheads/comedones just loosen out of my skin right away. As a moisturizer (after cleansing) I'm able to go right outside in the humid Florida air and my skin doesn't become greasy and shiny at all!
My skin is supple, due to its oiliness, but also very dry and flaky in patches. This creme evens out my whole complexion, and smooths out blemish areas that I've abused by squeezing and popping.
My boyfriend and I have two pet squirrels that have very sharp nails and leave our hands and arms covered in tiny scratches. After 3 days of repeated applications, my boyfriend's fresh scratches are nearly healed, and his older pink scars are already fading. Needless to say, I now have a jar of this creme in the bathroom, living room, and tiny travel tins in my purse at all times.
If you haven't purchased it recently, they've changed the packaging. It's still dark blue, but is now in a screw-top jar instead of the older metal tin. The screw-top is very secure, and easy to open and close with wet or creamy hands!
Excellent for dryness. Cheap. Multi-purpose. I've bought this for years. Comes in different sizes and ideal for carrying around in a purse.
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!
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!
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 doesnīt block my pores or break me out. Sometimes it even makes my old pimples go away, itīs magic! The tin can is so cute and reminds me of childhood. I will never stop using this!
Lately Iīve found Elizabeth Ardens Eight Hour Cream, and IIīm 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!