Okay, this is officially one of my favourite products. I've just applied Nivea Creme onto my face&Legs and several hour later I have a soft baby skin!
I totally recommend people who have a combination/dry skin to use it. For people with an oily skin; You should cleanse your face first, and after the oil has been washed away, apply a thin layer of Nivea creme onto your face. Even people with an oily skin need to use moisturizer to give them that bright look. I'm now trying to apply the creme underneath& around my eyes. I'm curious how it will turn out!
- Nina ♥
Use the German version!! It works great and is effective. Plus, it's cheap and lasts a really long time.
im in junior high and my mom is still skeptical about teens using make up(its obviously because she don't use it) and one day i got really dry and itchy skin on my checks from dry weather and she recommended me to use it. it was creamy and it made my skin soft and silky. i dont know much about creams and the difference between night cream and so on..but applying this before you sleep reduces scaly skin so dont waste your money on brand names when you can use this!!!
Let me start off saying that I usually use Clarins and Shiseido in summer and La Mer in Winter. In other words, I spend $$$ on facial moisturizer. This summer, I somehow wanted to give Nivea a try as a facial creme. The result - I LOVE IT. My sensitive skin has become baby soft. The allergic and patchy face has a much more even colour (note that I am not allergic to mineral oil). My face has a glow to it.
To all who have problem applying this thick creme, just apply it like applying La Mer. You rub a small amount between the fingers of both hands for about 20 seconds, warming, softening and spreading the cream. Then you *pad* it on the face. The initial greasiness of the creme is fully absorb in 2-3 hours, leaving a soft feeling to the touch.
This is a great treatment- After cleansing, while face is still damp, I pat this on and spread it. I leave it like that as a mask and then wipe off the excess. It gives a great boost to dry skin!
My family has used this for mild (kitchen, irritation, etc) burns, and it really works. I used to use this as a moisturizer in my teens and it was the best- now i use oils and serums, as my skin needs stuff for brightness, but it still has its place esp as an occasional treatment. Excellent product.
I hesitated to pick this up since I wasn't too sure if I could use it on the face. Oh well, 11 dollars isn't so bad. I'd figured I'd give it a go. It's been two weeks. I have the plastic 200g tube from Mexico. The product smells lovely in my opinion. I like the thick consistency. I've been using it on my face, arms, hands, knees and neck. It is pretty greasy after a while BUT I use so much of the product so it is my fault. I find that on my arms it feels powdery. Yet on face it's kinda greasy. I use it at night or when I'm at home & not planning on applying makeup. It makes my skin feel rather nice in the morning when I wash my face. Its surprising something so cheap can do what all my 25$ creams do. I cannot say any other cream has made my skin feel so soft. I've had a few spots and has helped avoid them scaring as badly. Anyways it hasn't clogged my pores. Usually a cream can cause major breakouts for me if it is this greasy. But I never go without moisturizer, that is a big mistake...just because you have oily skin doesn't mean your skin doesn't need moisture. I will buy again depending on the German version. My mum is bringing me back a tin of the Original Nivea to try out. I am curious to see if there is a difference between the Mexico or German version.
I want to Like this product,but it's just to greasy for me and my skin type..it just doesnt work.. i get a weird serface residue that takes a long time to go away.
Nivea is a classic cream for me; a family association.
I love the scent and texture. Not too greasy. The only ingredient in this cream that I am uneasy about is the 'lanolin alcohol'. Put on the face, this cream sometimes causes breakouts and I suspect the lanolin alcohol or the methyl* ingredients. I am very hesitant to use this on the face. This cream works great as a 'body butter'.
Update 7/12 - this cream works so well on scaly, chapped feet! I had been using J.R.Watkins foot creme which has fancy ingredients like peppermint essential oil and other nourishing oils but unfortunately, the Watkins foot creme was doing nothing for smoothing the skin. Using Nivea creme has helped a lot. Feet are now very soft and smooth. The Nivea is a lot cheaper than Watkins, too.
My (body) skin is always dry, parched, ashy and crinkly with a little eczema thrown in for good measure. I've used the original Nivea lotion for years with great results and decided to give this (tube) a try. I'm in love and plan on going back to get some tiny tins to carry with me.
I wouldn't dare put this on my (oily) face, but I slathered it on from the neck down. It's extremely thick and a takes a bit of working, but oh so worth it and there isn't much of a lingering scent. Seriously. I hate smelling like Moonlit Walk in a Mango Cupcake Grove.
Probably not good for use use during the day in the summer, but at night and in the winter? Yes! My consistently dry feet, elbows, and knees actually look hydrated and not greasy.
This cream has a really thick texture so it's kind of hard to apply on my dry skin. It is pretty moisturizing though, almost bordering on greasy (not as greasy as Weleda's skin food though) and the feeling of moisture does stay on the skin for a couple of hours. I prefer to use it as my night cream.
When I finish it I plan to buy the Nivea soft one, I don't think it's as moisturizing but I just really want something that's easier to work with.
I definitely think it's one of the best drugstore/cheap moisturizers you can get in Europe (we don't have Aveeno and Cetaphil).
Mine is made in Germany and it's the only one I have ever tried.