To give you some background on me, I have very very very dry skin and have been looking for a moisturizer that would make my foundation go on smoothly and evenly and this does exactly that! I use te nivea creme at night before I go to bed and in the morning underneath my makeup. This may sound bad or gross but it recreates having oily skin for me , and that's actually really good! I just apply powder over my foundation where I look too greasy but then it leaves me with a dewey, healthy, natural finish! I even got compliments on how healthy my skin looked. I haven't broke out from this but I have only used it for a few days and since it makes my skin so oily I'm waiting to get a breakout and I will edit if I do!
In short, I you have dry, dull, skin this stuff works wonders!!
So so moisturizing. If you are a huge lubriderm fan like me then you will love this moisturizer. It feels like a drink for your skin!
I'm going to try to break down this review. I'm going to give a 'meh' on both the German Nivea and Mexican Nivea as a general moisturizer. The thing I love about it is it's scent and consistency and it's small tin. The thing I don't like about it is how greasy it feels. Now, I'm not a lotion type gal, so tis essentially is pretty useless for me. Maybe in the future I'd be willing to use it.
The main reason I got nivea was to try out the whole 'La Mer' dupe theory. I remeber hearing about Jlo buying tons of La Mer for her skin. That connection stayed with me for years to come, and I found it so interesting that people found out that the German Nivea was just like La Mer.
The verdict? Well, considering how I haven't really broke out lately, and suddenly a sore pimple appeared the day after I left German Nivea on my face, I'd say it didn't work out too well. Smelling Nivea for longer than 10 minutes can be annoying too. Overall, I just felt like a ton of chemicals were infusing into my face.
I didn't notice any sort of glow or even tone skin. I didn't feel like my pores were refined. If anything, aside from the additional pimple, my skin looked a little dehydrated.
So now I am left with a large tub of German nivea sitting on my dresser.
I gave it a three because I think I should be fair. This isn't meant to be a face cream.
Good for: People who don't mind taking a risk on their face to test out the 'La Mer' dupe. People with thirsty skin.
Not for: People who don't want to take a risk on their face. People who can't tolerate fragrance in a lotion. People who steer away from oily lotions.
I just picked up some from my local big w (200ml) for $8-$9?and noticed its made in Germany (apparently its the best one) my grandmother and my mum used it and when she saw I got this she was ecstatic! I love this classic cream and will continue to use this until the stop making this stuff lol.even though I have oily skin I still use the stuff I just adjust the amount I use on different body parts eg: only alittle on the face,a lot on the legs etc.i like the plastic tub super easy to use and the smell is oh so Devine!
Nivea has been around for-eh-ver and it's OK. Not a HG and not awful. It is, indeed, thick and creamy - and on me a bit greasy feeling even though other people swear it's not. Good for elbows and knees. Best (for me) in winter.
I can't believe it took me this long to try this cream. I'm 29 and just "discovered" this wonder, even though I've grown up seeing a tin of it in just about every bathroom of every woman I've ever known.
I have very oily skin, prone to hormonal breakouts, sensitive to almost every commercial brand of mineral makeup, and I have tried probably 100 different facial creams in my time.
This creme is thick, but not greasy, and absorbs very quickly. I'm using it as a cold cream, and a moisturizer. As I massage it in, I can feel hard little blackheads/comedones just loosen out of my skin right away. As a moisturizer (after cleansing) I'm able to go right outside in the humid Florida air and my skin doesn't become greasy and shiny at all!
My skin is supple, due to its oiliness, but also very dry and flaky in patches. This creme evens out my whole complexion, and smooths out blemish areas that I've abused by squeezing and popping.
My boyfriend and I have two pet squirrels that have very sharp nails and leave our hands and arms covered in tiny scratches. After 3 days of repeated applications, my boyfriend's fresh scratches are nearly healed, and his older pink scars are already fading. Needless to say, I now have a jar of this creme in the bathroom, living room, and tiny travel tins in my purse at all times.
If you haven't purchased it recently, they've changed the packaging. It's still dark blue, but is now in a screw-top jar instead of the older metal tin. The screw-top is very secure, and easy to open and close with wet or creamy hands!
Excellent for dryness. Cheap. Multi-purpose. I've bought this for years. Comes in different sizes and ideal for carrying around in a purse.
This is a classic that we always have in our bathroom. It's a lovely thick and soothing cream with the traditional scent. It can be a little hard to rub in but is deeply moisturising. I find this too oily for my face but great for dry patches. It's particularly useful for sunburn and I've even used it as a nourishing face mask. Just put on a thick layer and leave it then wipe off with a warm flannel. A great basic.
I got this in the tube i think that's a new thing because i always remembered the tin but this says it's the original. I am apt to believe it because it is that wonderful thick cream that I remember as a kid. I have the Mexico version but I read the German ingredients and the only difference is some of the ingredients are in different order but they are the exact same ingredients. I guess whatever order they are must make a difference I don't know because I have used both the German and Mexican and honestly I can't see the difference. Maybe that's just me but I like this cream a lot.
I got it for X-Mas in the tube which I think came out because the jar can be not to everyone's liking. I love this stuff the Winter here in NY has been very cold and drying to the skin. As a Retin user I needed something that would really hydrate me and this does the job on my face really well with no breakouts yet. I have been using it since X-mas so I think for me it's safe to say it does not break me out.
It gets rid of any flakes and leaves my skin soft and supple. It almost feels like I can use it as a face primer. It reminds me of how my Clarins primer feels so I will give that a try. I have been using coconut oil on my body but I want to get the tub of it for my body and keep the tube for my face. I have to say I feared mineral oil as well and I don't know but I have super sensitive skin and I'm amazed that it hasn't broke me out!
I highly recommend this for dry winter skin and there are other uses as well but I think this is a must have staple if you have really cold weather. Also you can get a little tin so you really don't have much to lose.
I bought this cream as a no fuss moisturiser for my fiancÚ, to whom I suggested to start a basic skincare regimen (cleansing and hydrating!). Even without any attention, his skin is soft and supple, and only occasionally breaks out with hardly noticeable whiteheads.
I've noticed this cream has received a lot of rave reviews from consumers, and I can see why. It is very moisturising, and my skin feels smooth and glows with a slight sheen afterwards. I don't use it regularly (only now and then, as it lives on the bathroom counter of my fiance's house), so I can't really comment on long term efficacy.
Another plus is that it doesn't cause my sensitive skin to react.
One issue that I have with the cream, however, is it's texture. It's incredibly thick and hard to smear on the body. I had to rub quite vigorously, and expend quite a lot of time, to let it sink into the skin. This might not be such a bad thing, as the massage was probably good for my skin's circulation! ;) But perhaps not so great when I'm in a hurry for university or a date.
The scent is not my cup of tea. It's a bit soapy. I prefer fresher, more organic scents (or perhaps Aesop has spoilt me).
The price is, of course, excellent. The packaging does not inspire a sense of luxury, but it's no fuss, and does the job.
Would I purchase again? I know I picked "yes" but to be honest, I'm not sure. I don't doubt it's effectiveness, but I like a moisturising regimen that is a bit more indulgent, to bring a specialness (or me time) to my days. For that reason alone, I'd like to try Aesop's Geranium Body Balm first.
I'm a bit silly like that, sometimes lovely packaging and exquisite scents are as important to me as the potency of a product.
I believe that Nivea Creme would work a charm for very dry skin. I like that it is suitable for the whole family - the women, the men and the children.