This is about Nivea creme Soft. No idea whether it is the German or Mexican version, don't know whether there actually are two versions of the Soft version, didn't even know there were two versions of Nivea creme before I read the reviews yesterday...
Anyway. This is fairly...unassuming item in terms of packaging and claims - dirt cheap, too. But what it does, it does quite well. It's fairly thick, I would hardly put it on during the day, or even all that often at night, since my skin is break-out prone (though I'm not sure it would cause breakouts - I just don't want to take the risk.) I had badly dried, flaking skin though these days, and was really quite helpless about it. Well, I put on Nivea Creme thickly two nights in a row, almost as a mask, just wiping the excess before I went to sleep, and wow, good bye dry skin. All in all, I really think my skin likes it. Might even help with redness.
Oh, and it doubles as a light hand cream. Aaand, actually, the first time I used it was because I had a small, superficial burn and nothing to put on it, so I slapped some on thickly and -because it was cool, maybe- it did soothe me a little.
So, versatile, dirt-cheap, got to love this.
When my skin feels like alligator skin, this is the perfect product. Put it on after shower, go to sleep and wake up to baby smooth skin. Not expensive for the amonth of product and it last a long time. The packaging is average, nothing special.
This lotion (the one in the squirt bottle, not the tin) is great it's kind of liquidy which is a good thing, because that means its really moisterizing, love the smell and it really nourishes all of your dry spots and all over your body as well. The only thing for me is that its kind of expensive for a drugstore brand.
Germany is Nivea-Land, so you can get it at every corner.
It is said that my grandma only used water and nivea cream and she was neary wrinkleless till her death.
Unfortunately this so not work for me. Probably it is the lanolin and paraffinum. It is very cheap and the packaging and the scent are classics, but exept from winter (sometimes I use it for my cheeks when I got outside) it is way to heavy and I'll break out after a short time.
Every now and then I use it for try areas on my body or my hands, for these purposes it is great.
So if you wanna have an "all purpose tool" for dry skin on your body, like legs, elbows, hands, go and get one. For everything else I prefer the Nivea Soft Cream in the white packaging, it is much lighter.
I have this in a little travel tin and I love it for my cuticles. It is nothing really special, just a very thick moisturizing cream. I probably wouldn't be a fan of using it on my whole body, however, as it seems more like paste than lotion and would probably be too thick. For my cuticles however it is perfect, and I like how I can just drop it in my purse and not worry about it leaking since the product itself is too thick. Cheap and effective, would buy again.
I really don't understand the hype on this product. I've been offered this product in the tin can several times for my hands growing up and remember never liking it. Well, two winters ago, I was on accutane so I bought a tube, which I shouldn't have. It feels tacky and doesn't sink in no matter how much I rub it. Moisturizes okay, but I really can't get past the smell. It's too strong and floral and makes me want to gag.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! IT'S THE BEST CREAM EVER!!
This cream works great it leaves my skin so soft...
I usually use this cream for work cause i type alot all day so it moisturizes my hands so that there super soft.. i really like this product those who don't have it i suggest you go get one..
Every 5-lippied review has already mentioned the excellent qualities of this product
...I have one more thing to add: it heals skin wonderfully.
You know those Veet hair-removing creams for the body? Well (last year) I decided to try it on my upper lip area. The folly of youth. Got my skin burned so bad, raw red skin, and it got worse so fast, all scarred. It was mortifying, had to go to class with concealer above my lips (and it was STILL obvious).
I put on some Nivea creme when I got home...and swear to God..within a few hours, that skin was totally healed. Next morning it was as if the burn hadn't happened. Now I use it after a traumatic wax or whatever.
That's my little anecdote. One more. A guy in my neighbourhood got burned on half his face (long story).
He applied Nivea creme daily (my advice) and now it's healed completely, after a week.
I've never gotten pimples from this cream (although Nivea SOFT is another story)...though the climate of my country is HOT.
p.p.s. By the way, make sure your skin is a bit wet before spreading this on your face. Makes application easier.
***UPDATE*** After letting Nivea Creme absorb for about 10 min, I wipe off the excess film with a clean facetowel. Then on top, I've started applying a layer of plain old castor oil. Castor oil is drying but cleansing, Nivea Creme is moisturizing & healing, but a bit too greasy. Together, it balances out. Never had better skin, been doing it for a week. You might want to try this.
These are the kinds of compliments I got after using this as a night cream: "Where do you go for facials?" [I don't GO for facials!] "Your skin looks great!" "What foundation do you have on?" [Answer: None]