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 :-)
I was given a small tin of this when I changed jobs. I use it to moisturize my legs when they are extra dry. It works pretty well for that. Understand - my skin is naturally oily so my legs don't get that dry that often. I'd rely on other reviewers with truly dry skin for feedback on how well this stuff moistuizes. A big minus for me - the Nivea scent (generally rosy) is incredibly strong - overwhelming any perfume I may have put on that day.
i look forward to putting this under and around my eyes every night before bed. so creamy & hydrating! The little tin can is too cute. i plan to make this a nightly regime for the rest of my life.
I decided to buy this cream after reading some rave reviews on it, and um yeah, was very disappointed indeed. I have a normal skin that can border on dry during winter, but after having my baby boy, my skin is like a desert. So in a bid to rectify this I tried this creme, and eek, it was awful. It actually stings my skin alightly when I put it on, and I do not have sensitive skin ever and it does NOTHING for real dry skin. What a let down, I am just glad that I didn't spend much on it, I will use it on my hands and feet maybe. Do not waste your money on this if you have any type of dry skin. I am now about to try MAC Moisturelush, and I just know it will be fabulous ( I LOVE MAC)
I love this stuff! I moved to San Diego a month ago and, while I've used it before the move, it keeps my skin hydrated in this very dry climate. I started using it when I was working in nursing for my hands that were over-washed, but eventually used it all over my body, including my face. I know it seems wrong to put something so greasy on your face, but it really has cleared up my face of breakouts and evened out my complexion too.
this stuff is great! i haven't tried it on my hands, etc, because i picked up my sister's .99 cent tin with very very little left inside of it. in any case, i had dry cracked skin around my lips after a bit of (self) lip waxing but after 2 days of putting this thick cream around my lips at nighttime, it was gone. very moisturizing! too thick to put it all around on a hot sticky day, but i'd think it'd be amazing during the winter.
i got the cute little $0.99 tin. the top of the tin comes off a little too easily, in my opinion. i like the color and simplicity of it, however.the texture of nivea creme is very rich & thick. a bit too thick to use as a cold cream, but just right as a nighttime moisturizer, as it takes a long time to settle into the skin. it is very moisturizing and hasn't caused my sensitive skin a breakout. the one thing i dislike about this product is the scent. some of you may like the florally scent. however, it is way too strong and a bit nauseating.
My forehead had been giving me problems lately. It would be all irritated and flaky and itchy. I read a review about this cream and voila! My irritated skin went away! I think it became irritated after I tried different creams from Lancome and Chanel. I tried EVOO and Creme de La Mer cream, and EVOO helped a little, but it didn't soothe it. CDLM is so expensive and I didn't want to shell out the money for this problem. I read also about Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer also helping with irritated/flaky skin, so I'll write a review once I start using that, but the Nivea cream was a skin saver. I highly recommend it for problems areas. I thought it might clog my pores but it didn't really. I even put it on my eczema prone areas and they haven't totally gone away, but they are definitely less itchy and rough.
Thanks Nivea cream!
Update (9-12-08): It's getting cold again and my skin is drying up like crazy.I used it again today on my problem areas (forehead, chin) because yesterday I had some major flakiness going on. I mixed it with my normal moisturizer (Sekkisei Emulsion) and put my foundation on (LM Mineral Foundation) and my skin looks awesome. I highly recommend nivea cream for flakiness on the face.
how adorable! picked this up for $.99 at my riteaid after seeing all the rave reviews and a recommendation by my friend. i think the packaging in the cute small tin can is such a great idea since im always carrying around a bunch of cosmetics anyway (i have no time to do my makeup routine in the morning). the texture is very rich and thick but at the same time very creamy and soft. perfect for dry areas. i especially like using it as a hand cream when my hands are extra dry after washing them. might not use this for my face since i get oily but it should work great for dry skin. the floral scent is strong but tolerable.
The Original German formula of this is my HG face product! Its the only moisturiser that doesnt give my skin any reaction what so ever.
You only need to use a tiny, tiny bit on your finger, then warm it in your fingers and pat it onto damp skin. Calms any irritations almost instantly (post shaving in particular) and makes the skin feel soft and moist, but not greasy.
Whats more is that it is dirt cheap to buy - its about £1 for a small tub which for facial use lasts for months.
Im not sure what the fragrance in the US version is like, but the Euro/UK version has a very mild, fresh rose/soapy fragrance that dissapates very quickly and neither irritates my skin nor eyes.