I don't use this daily because it's a really thick and heavy cream so I'm pretty sure my skin can't handle a daily use of this. I have combination and somewhat sensitive skin.. however this is still a little gem for me. Because of the formula it works really well for those annoying dry patches (often from dried acne scars, etc.) that most moisturizers can't seem to moisturize leaving a flakey mess when applying foundation. So I pick this up when I need to "spot" moisturize, it does the job within seconds. The formula also doesn't leave a greasy/shiney residue. It does a good job moisturizing without being oily at all. I like it comes in a variety of sizing. I always buy the smallest tin which is about $1 because a little of this goes a long way. It's an especially great item to have in a kit especially in tough situations when applying makeup on others with a time limit and you need a smooth canvas.
I give this a 4 only because the lid of the tin is always loose so it doesn't close too great. I know its their classic packaging but if they put it in a little disk/jar they could switch to the plastic screw top container Nivea Soft is in or even better put this stuff in a squeeze tube for sanitary purposes.
Someone said you're not supposed to use any moisturizer containing paraffin cause it can cause your skin to breakout. Well, I didn't really believe that at first and also after hearing so many good reviews about this cream. I thought I might try it out and see since my skin isn't really sensitive and I hardly had any pimples. I loved the soft dewy look it gave and my skin was well moisturized and it felt good however, it caused my skin to breakout badly for the first time!! At first I was confused whether it was really the cause of this cream but then I noticed that everytime I used it, I had huge zits...eww Too bad my skin didn't choose this stuff. I'll never use it again.
UPDATE 27/8/09: so EVOO breaks me out and clogged my pores so i'm back with my old faithful moisturizer..its the best no doubt..for the mineral issue,well it works for me so i don't see any problem about it at all..try it..its the best..!!
UPDATE:i've read somewhere that this thing contains mineral oil which is not a good thing to put on your skin..despite the fact that ive been using it for such a long time since my early teen,i dun wanna harm my skin while im still too young..so now i've been using olive oil instead and its awesome and its natural..
i have this thing in practically every size they offer in the market!!that shows how much i adore this stuff myself.my trick is to buy the small tin for your makeup bag, along with the largest tin for your room.i refill my small cute tin every time i'm almost done with it.living here in hot humid weather of Malaysia however, i cant wear this during the day as it is way too thick. but i slather this all over my body right before i go to sleep and it makes my skin supple and soft the next morning.i don't dare to use it on my face though.this will be my absolute staple for my very dry,scaly skin.HG!!and its cheap too!!
If you need some serious hydration well then this just exactly what you need! It's very emolient that you only need pea size to warm up with your fingertips then spread on your dry patches to avoid greasiness. Best to use at night time, makes my skin look plump the next morning.
Nivea Creme made in Germany
Lovely smell, best night moisturizer. My skin looks bright and healthy in the morning, no dry lines, no break-outs. Safe for my eye area. Very cheap and extremelly effective. Just love it!
I bought a 150ml or 5oz tin of this for $5 from a beauty supply shop in Manhattan. I've heard how the German version of this creme in the tin with German writing is far superior to the American one. Sadly I can't read a thing on the tin so i can't say what the ingredients are but the list is far shorter then the one on the small American tin version. I use this as a face moisturizer. I got oily skin but it gets dry because of my acne treatment and thus i get oily and flakey at the same time. Not good. With this creme my face gotten much less flakey. Since it takes a while to sink in I only use it at night. Will definately repurchase.
This stuff is good...$200 a jar good? ;) Y'all know what I mean. Anyway, it smells like old-fashioned, fresh-faced goodness. I have oily/combo skin during the summer so I'm only using this at night. It's not too greasy at all. I take just a bit, use both hands, and rub it between my fingers. Then I pat it on my skin in the areas where it gets dry. It hasn't irritated my skin at all. I bet when it gets cold outside, I'll maybe even use this under my Gerda Spillmann foundation.
I also use it on my legs and arms, especially my elbows and chest area. It's thick, rich and it works! And it's not $200. It's 0.99 for a wee tin that lasts forever. What MORE could anyone ask for? Ok, I did knock off one lippie for the packaging quality because the top of the tin could stay on a little bit better. Other than that...perfection.
Only would use on my body. Now breaks my face out and aggravate flakiness. Sad.
Nivea, how could I doubt you? I put off trying this for ages once I saw the ingredients. But after reading a few reviews on MUA, I decided to buy it. First day I did a test on about 25% of my face. Nothing bad happened, so I did my whole face the day after.
I love this stuff. It's my HG face cream. It looked a little oily right after putting it on, but once it's absorbed my face is dewy and baby-soft. I also have the nerve to say it doubles as both a moisturizer and a foundation primer. :3
I tend to get extremely oily throughout the day, and when I started using this daily I only had to blot my face once. Not sure if it's a coincidence with the timing of my menstrual cycle, but I know for certain this product didn't make me any oilier then I usually am.
By the way, my face cleared up beautifully. Once again, it could be a coincidence, but I can at least say that this didn't break me out at all.
(I use about a pea sized amount, and I massage it into my face. It's thick, so it requires some effort to spread it flawlessly. Nothing I can't manage. ;3)
By the way, packing's okay. You should always wash your hands before applying anything to your face, and you can't get too much product with a jar.
Ahh... Nivea... time and time again I am astounded at how fabulous this product truly is. Nivea Creme has been my family's "secret" for over 30 years! My Granny began using this in the late seventies after a glowing recommendation from her dermatologist, and thirty years later it has truly paid off! She *just* turned 72 and does not look a day over 60 -- hardly a wrinkle in sight! The same can be said for my mom, who looks rockin' at 46. Plain and simple: it works!
I love this cream. Classic, simple and has been around for years. Like many of us, i too tried a lot of different moisturizers but i have decided to come back to this one because i can't be bothered fussing and wasting money on expensive moisturizers that made no difference to my skin. Regards to what someone else commented about 'sticking your fingers into the cream', just dip a cotton bud/ball into it, wipe it over your face and dispose it. Simple.
Creme is great as an all over moisturizer :-)