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!
AWESOME for your undereye area before makeup!! Nivea Cream will counteract that concealer-dryness dilemma like nothing else!! Pat it twice under your eyes 10 minutes beforehand - it will sooth, smooth, hydrate and really treat the undereye area (don't put on your lids if they're oily, though!) My concealer goes on like a dream, I swear!
I reckon this is the most versatile product among thousands, and it has been around for generations - it must mean something! I use it from feet to knees, then hands, elbows, eyes, lips.
German hairdressers swear by this as a leave-in for your hair.
I've always heard stories about old grannies (South American and European ones) with amazing young good-looking skin that would tell you - "Only Nivea Cream all my life" - I reckon they are true. I'll update on this in two decades.
In Germany, "Nivea" is often used as a synynom for cream. Everybody over here knows the original Nivea, and the scent is our very idea of "baby", "childhood" or "cream" in general. I love the smell, the packaging, the consistency.
When I was a child I suffered from allergies and blue Nivea was the only stuff that helped me out.
I then developed acne-prone skin, and since it got worse after skipping the birth control pill I wasn't able to use even the lightest lotion on my face without breaking out badly. I'm in my early 30ies and haven't used anything but aleppo soap, benzoylperoxide (10%) and aloe vera gel on my face for like 5 ys. Going under a medical treatment, I suddenly found my skin drying, esp. around the eyes. It took three more days and I woke up with the eye area of a 60+ sailor, not only it was all flaky and dried out but covered in thousends of small and a few deep, long wrinkles, feeling sandy, red and burning like hell. Really hurtful. I tried anything from a few organic and non-organic eyecreams, pure naturals oils, a selfmade lanolin coldcream without preservatives etc. - but everything I tried made it even worse. Finally I got myself a tin of Nivea around the corner - and oh that relief. No burnings. I pat a fat layer under my eyes and waited it to be absorbed, then added another and went on until bedtime. The next morning I didn't have a single mini wrinkle any more, I looked like I was 17 again - and still do.
Since I still suffer from some acne I am careful with using it all over my face. I do sometimes though, patting a little bit over my aloe vera gel. That amount's just fine. I mainly use Nivea for feet, elbows, eyes and on my (former!) nasolabial fold whatsoever and it works just great. As for the eyes, I also put on a protecting layer of Nivea *before* washing my face, add my aloe vera on cheeks, chin and forehead afterwards and then put on some more Nivea under eyes plus on anything that looks like it could become a wrinkle. Et voila, my skin is all moisturized and plump and younger than ever. Under eye wrinkles, nasolabial fold? Gone. Even dimethicones couldn't do that.
My waistlong hair loves it as well as a leave-in.
I wish I had re-discovered it earlier, though. I've been sold to the "no mineral oil" idea for six years, learned about ingredients, tons of different oils, learned how to make my own creams for my body and alcohol free lotions of all kind for my hair. But when the skin reacts to everything you put on and finally says yes to this stuff, you start wondering if mineral oil (= petrolatum liquidum) is all that bad.
Even dermatologists over here recommend the original Nivea cream over and over, both as an everyday-product "as it give the skin everything it needs" and, covered with wet sheets on top, as a first-aid measure after sunburns, chemical peelings that went wrong etcpp., claiming the mineral oil bashing would be completly overemphasized. I know a child with the Harlequin disease/Ichthyosis and his mother says mineral oil is the only oil he does not react on.
So yeah, wrinkle-free for now, I'll stick with good ol' Nivea.
This cream is so great for my face! Thank to one of the reviewer who told her story how she cured her acne with this I started using this cream on my face lke a mask to sleep. My face looked quite oily in the morning, but after I washed it my skin looked so great! Not oily during the day at all... It helped me to get rid of peeling skin and made it looking soft and hydrated. I use it all over my face almost every night now. Btw it helped to smooth my under eye lines too,
As for the body I only use it on elbows, feel and hands as its not so easy to smooth this cream on your whole body due to a thick constancy.
I think I'll be repurchasing this cream as long as they produce it )))
its good to keep the feet hydrated but i dont use it elsewhere on my body because its super thick and oily
I have used nivea for 22 years and to even try Made from Earth was a challenge for me but after using their Vitamin C Moisturizer - i am very happy with the results from the last 6 months! I can see a difference in the lines around my eyes, and just my skin looks and feels fresher over all. Everyone is telling me how healthy I look - Love it!
I have the small travel-sized tin of this cream. I recently took it on vacation to las Vegas because it was compact, but I really ended up disliking the product and packaging after e week was over.
The product: very thick but not very moisturizing. Hands felt greasy after using a normal amount of cream. Felt like it never soaked into my skin.
The packaging: A small metal tin about the size of a small blush compact. Not travel friendly as you need 3 hands to apply the cream while holding both tin and lid. You also have to pay attention whitest applying. If you don't, the lid will dip into the cream and make a horrible mess.
Would not recommend.
I have the pocket size 1oz tin creme. I like the ease of keeping it on hand and I wash my hands a lot. This creme helps keep it smooth and soft.
I put this product on my face and neck every night after i cleanse and tone my face. At night time my skin gets pretty dry and certain products do break me out. Except when I wake up in the morning having used this Nivea Creme my face is breakout free, moisturised and soft. I use it in both Summer and Winter. This is a great night time cream as it is very dense and quite thick. I am going to buy it over and over again! I definitely recommend this product! xo
I have a love and hate with this item. It can make my face greasy and I can break out like crazy. But sometimes my face has a nice glow too. That being said, I might smear this only during heavy winter (below 0).