I wrote a whole list of stuff that its good for but everyone has done that so I'm going to share a tip or two with you. Apparently the difference between this and La Mer is that La Mer turns liquidy once warmed up (and the seaweed extract blah blah blah). Now I thought it must be down to extra oil content soooo I added some DHC olive oil (about 5-10ml into the 50ml tub) and mixed well.
It absorbs much faster than before, really makes a difference AND liquefies once warmed. Take that La Mer! You can use any base oil of your choice and if you are feeling adventurous you could add an essential oil. For facial use - only use one drop per ml. I used rose oil.
I compared my pimped version with Nivea Soft (supposed to be a thinner version) and the latter clogs my pores surprisingly. Mine does not, plus I make sure my facial wash/cleanser cleans really well and this should avoid build up in your pores. I rated it a four as I haven't used it for a month straight. Will update if I have problems.
Update - Is a little bit rich for my skin to use every day but as a multi purpose product it can't be beaten.
Amazing basic, rich mositurizer, for dry spots: on feet and heels, hands, nose in winter and sometimes on my neck, when feeling dry. I also use this as an eye cream morning and night, as it keeps the sensitive eye are hydrated and supple.
Pleasant smell, non-greasy, sinks in amazingly and just simply quenches my thirsty skin, soothing it as well. And think of it, this product came out in 1911. :)
Love this! I ordered the German version from Drugstore.com or Beauty.com (I can't remember) because the posts sort of led me in that direction. Something about mineral oil not being the first ingredient as in the Mexican version. I use this cream for everything.
The container is huge, come on! .... .and the smell is pretty nice. I just got over a bad cold and used it all over my face and concentrated on my nose from tissue use, and not a bit of redness, drying or peeling as usually happens even from aquafor.
It's the last thing on my face at night, after the serums and moisturizers, etc. Sounds like overkill but believe me it makes my rather "mature" skin look unbelievable in the am. Love love love.
Holy Grail. This is not breaking me out when used on my face. As the weather changes (colder and drier), with Nivea my skin seems perfectly balanced. I cleanse with Neutrogena Acne-Prone Skin bar and smooth on just a tiny amount of Nivea Creme, and my skin is happy all day. A little under the eyes, and my concealer applies smoothly. I tissue off the excess before applying makeup ( I only wear rice powder) and my skin just looks-normal, and healthy! I have tried the giant glass jar and the little tins (both made in Mexico), and ordered the German version in the 400 ml tin also just to compare- I am not noticing much of a difference. I reserve the tiny tins for facial use only to avoid contamination, but I use this stuff all over after bathing. I can't get enough! It's cheap, it works, and it's "less" toxic than a lot of other moisturizers out there. I've been using it now for two months and can safely say it works for me. It works for my itchy dry 11-year old boy, too! I am looking for simpler, less dangerous beauty products (paraben-free, endocrine disruptor-free) and thought I was out of luck when jojoba oil and sweet almond oil broke me out- Nivea to the rescue.
My mum recomended this product. And as a child i always used it when i was on holiday to keep my skin mosturized as it gets very dry from the sun and water.
For a week now i have been applying it as a mosturizer on my face before my makeup. I have to say i am very impressed, i have oily skin so i wasnt to sure if my face was going to become a oily mess through the day, but safe to say, it didnt! I was very pleased and i love how it makes my skin feel soft. The only down point is it is VERY thick, but it does still soak in!
Nivea Creme..the one that comes in a Navy Blue pastic pot.Ive bought this product when its winter and need a basic moisture for elbows, knees etc. Soon later, I saw in the commercial, people wearing it on face as well.
So, Ive applied it on face, massaged for abt a minute and then washed off. Though there is no moistened feel of the skin, but after 6-7 hours, I could see that there are several pimples all across my face.
I thought that it wouldnt suit face, started to use on hands n legs. Wonder! It broke out my skin over there too. End of my story. IVe handed it to my sis to try, and the twist in the story, she returned that to me,,saying that its crap.
I just have to dump it in the bin..
its thick and creamy and it hydrates my dry, acne prone retin-a loving skin. it has not broken me out and it has evened out my complexion and my hyperpigmentation marks dont seem to last as long as usual!
My whole family uses this! Ive watched my mom put this stuff on everyday since i was a baby. Its greasy but it doesn't break me out. This stuff is amazing in the winter when my skin dries out. i have the big glass container of this cream. I loooove the smell! i would repurchase this until the day i die!
I totally agree with the reviewer below on its use under a thick concealer--it totally smooths it out and avoids creasing particularly for undereye concealers. This works well too for hands, neck, feet. I've used this since I was a child during dry winters too. Not much has changed since then which is fantastic. Unlike many creams that have too many ingredients or can sting the skin, this cream does not react with my sensitive skin. I do not however apply to my whole face.
I absolutely love this creme! My mother introduced me to it and she's been using it since 1975... thus, it's been the traditional face moisturizer in my household for decades... and it never disappoints.
- Contrary to other opinions, I actually love the thickness of it! When you open the tin can (Germany Made), the creme is nice and thick and it means business.
- I approve of the smell. It's not offensive and it's rather pleasant.
- I find that it works amazing under a thick concealer. You know those concealers that cake up and dry out underneath your eyes? Well, using Nivea underneath one of those bad-boys will straighten that problem out.
- It reduces the appearance of fine lines underneath my eyes (I guess it fills them up for the time being).
- It makes the skin glow. However, if you apply too much,you'll be greasy. ;)
- Softens the skin.
- Doesn't break me out!
I guess you can say that spreading it can sometimes be difficult but if you apply a generous amount to different parts of your face, you'll be able to spread it better.
Overall : I love it!