Blech - zit city. No matter how little of this product I use, the result is always the same, massive zits the next morning and blocked pores. I tried using the rest of it as a hand cream but really didn't like it, so ended up giving it back to the girfriend who gave it to me (and who uses it every day and raves about it). She gets fantastic results from it and I get the spotty complexion of a 13 year old. Just goes to show that everyone's skin is different.
I used this as a face cream for years, loved the thickness for my dry skin - so rich & moisturising! Great value for the big tub, I used it twice daily at least and a tub lasted me about a year!! Now I just use it as foot/body cream - can sometimes take a while to rub in on your body. I'd buy it again, as it's great value & a good, thick cream!
All I can say is I have swapped for this item 3 times, I am stocked up! First tried it as a body treatment, about a month ago, I thought what the heck... try it on my face:-) My fine lines are diminshing!!! People are asking what I'm doing differently! If you can get some of the GERMAN made... Do it! My skin is glowy, it hasn't looked this good in quite some time. HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!
While this is waaay to thick (and potentially breakout inducing) for me to use on my face, and is usually a bit much for me to use as a body cream, I will continue to repurchase it over and over again. That's because it is hands down the best foot and hand cream I've ever used. Seriously, a thick coat of Nivea on my feet before bed, pop them in a pair of socks and when I wake up- baby soft, smooth feet! It's like magic. It's also great for dry elbows and knees. It's also been great for my son's sensitive, eczema prone skin. Whenever the weather starts to turn dry and I start to see those little patches cropping up on his skin, I break out the Nivea and within a few days all is well. Great multi-use product.
I use this as a facial moisturizer before I go to bed and wake up with gorgeous, supple, dewy skin. It didn't break me out and the price is within my means. I use to spend hundreds of dollars on facial moisturizers that gave me the same results. It's a bit thick so I warm a decent amount on my palm and pat on my skin too. I love this as an all around eye moisturizer as well, just be careful not to get any in your eye (durrr, lol)
AAAHHH!!!!! This review is for the German formula. Okay, due to the wonderful reviews about this product I decided to go against my better judgement and try it. I used it for 4 nights- taking a tiny pea sized amount, warming it in my hands for a few seconds, and patting it over my face. NO MATTER HOW LITTLE YOU USE IT STILL FEELS HEAVY AND GREASY!!! After the first night I really didn't notice anything except the greasy feeling. After the second night I noticed a few clogged pores. After the third night, more clogged pores and a few under the skin bumps. After the fourth night, EVEN MORE CLOGGED PORES AND CYSTS. The only reason I gave it a 3 is because it does great for moisturizing my feet.
I bought a big tub of it after reading the reviews here (I tried to look for the small one that people have mentioned to try it out, but I couldn't find it.) I was going through a really weird phase with my skin one time where I had this dry flaky patch that just wouldn't go away, so I tried this out on that patch one night. I'm very acne prone so I was a little worried about it breaking me out since the cream is really heavy, but I thought I would give it a try. The next morning, Wow! The dry patch was completely gone! And no breakouts. The next night, I cautiously smoothed it over my cheeks as well since I thought my skin could use the extra moisture. When I woke up, my skin was soft and moisturized and I still didn't have any breakouts. Nowadays, I use this on my face once or twice at week at night to help keep my skin hydrated. Since it's heavy, it tugs at my skin when I try to rub it in, so instead, I just gently pat it onto my skin. Once it's on my skin, I don't find it super heavy or greasy. I wouldn't use it during the day or every night (i'm afraid it might make me a little too oily) but it's been working great for me so far.
I bought the small tin of this (30ml size) for $0.99 at Rite Aid. I've searched and searched for a HG eyecream and I think I've found it!! I dab a bit around my eyes and WOW! it is really moisturizing! I've paid 10x as much for eyecreams that don't work as welll as this stuff does! This is a very thick white creme and it spreads more easily once it warms to your body temp...so I dab a bit around my eyes, let it sit for a min or two then pat it in. I did take off one lippie because I don't like the smell (floral). However, this hasn't irritated my eyes, or caused any breakouts---I'll update in about a week but at this moment, I am in love!
EDIT: This has given me milia around my eyes and I've never had that before. It also started making my eyes swollen by the time I woke up in the morning. I'm heartbroken tho, because this was sooo moisturizing and I loved the sheen it gave me under my eyes, it really seemed to diffuse the look of my fine lines. My quest for a moisturizing, fine line plumping eye moisturizer is still on--sigh!
PS works well as a hand moisturizer at night!
Sadly, i could not find the German version anywhere! Ugh, im absolutley pissed the eff off. That one doesn't have all the mineral oil and wax and shit but this mexican version does. W.e anywaysss this stuff realllyyy is great for a one time use for SUPER dry skin, but i have combination/acne prone skin and i knew that it would break me out. I could already see new forming zits. Too friggin bad, hunh?
The first few weeks I used this creme, I adored it. I was excited to come on MUA, wax lyrical about it & proclaim it my HG night cream. But, after about a fortnight of use, it started to make my skin slightly red, then it stopped taking care of my flakiness when previously it had banished them no problem, then I got so red I looked like a lobster. For some reason, it has ceased to moisturise at all just 3 weeks into my using it - I had been using it around my eye area, and they are so dry that I struggle to shut my eyes. I wish this had worked for me - it's tried and trusted, cheap, and an old favourite - but sadly it doesn't agree with me! :(
[Edited to add: I am in the UK, and so have been using the infamous German version.]