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      26.05.2015 19:19
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      NIVEA Creme

      The NIVEA Creme is available for GBP 3.50.

      The cream is in a blue tin. The product name stands on the front. At the back of the tin there are the product name and the product informations. In it are 200 ml included.

      The cream is described as follows. "NIVEA Creme's unique preservative free formulation has remained under lock and key since its birth in 1911. It provides the skin with all it needs to stay pure, making it the all time beauty classic! And it has just beaten a £105 luxury cream in a 4-week test carried out by Claire Cisotti for the Daily Mail. It has been dermatologically proven to be more hydrating for your skin and reduced lines more visibly than the more expensive cream."

      The ingredients are Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cera Microcristallina, Glycerin, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit®), Paraffin, Panthenol, Decyl Oleate, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Stearates, Citric Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Stearate, Parfum, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate and Cinnamyl Alcohol.

      The cream can be applied very well. As it is a mild and extensive cream, it needs some time to absorb. The cream moisturizes the skin, in particular dry places. The skin feels soft and cared for. After applying, the skin shines for a longer time.

      The cream has a soft scent. The scent cannot be noticed after applying.

      I can recommend NIVEA Creme, as it is a rich cream which supplies the skin with moisture. The cream can be applied very well and cares for a pleasant, soft skin feeling.

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      21.03.2015 19:33
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      Great cheap cream for dry skin

      Nivea crème is a more old fashioned moisturiser I would say than a lot, it is a classic.

      This cream has been around since 1911, so to still be going strong it must be good right?

      The formulation remains a secret within the holds of the Nivea Company, it is also preservative free.
      The ingredients are listed as follows: - Aqua, paraffinum liquidum, cera microcristallina, glycerin, lanolin alcohol (eucerit), paraffin, pathenol, decyl oleate, octyldodecanol, aluminum sterarate, citric acid, magnesium sulphate, magnesium stearates, parfum, limonene, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, linalool, citronellol, benzyl benzoate, cinnamyl alcohol.

      ***THE PRODUCT AND WHAT I THINK***

      The cream has a pleasant sweet smell, which is the traditional "Nivea" smell, difficult to describe unless you smell it. The smell is clean, fresh, unobtrusive and doesn't really linger on your skin noticeably.

      The texture is what makes the cream seem old fashioned to me. It is not your usual runny lotion or rich cream that many are, but a thick, stand up on its own, won't fall out the pot even if you turn it upside down and shake it cream. Excellent for the accidental person who tips pots of cream everywhere.

      To use I find it best to apply in small finger scoop amount, which I then rub between my hands before applying to an area. This is because the cream is so thick it takes a bit of work to get it to rub in and absorb. When you first scoop it out it is quite cold to the touch and therefore working the cream warms it helping it absorb better in my opinion.
      Absorption does take more time than some moisturisers; it is quite oily probably from the lanolin and paraffin. It takes a bit of effort and you need to be prepared to wait for it to absorb sufficiently to put your clothes on (approximately a couple of minutes), or end up with fluff stuck to you!
      The company do not specify a particular type of skin that this moisturiser is made for but I find that it is really good for dry skin areas, great for after shaving you can feel it soaking into your skin and rehydrating it.
      The cream can be used on the face too. There was a recent article in the Daily Mail newspaper where a woman used it on half her face for 30 days and the other half with an expensive cream. Apparently Nivea came out best, the article is easy to find online if you search and is an interesting read, even though it is only one person.
      I have used it on my face in the winter when my face becomes chapped by the icy wind taking the dogs out and it does work well, although I have not used it for a prolonged period on my face. Given that it is quite oily, I personally wouldn’t used it on oily facial skin. Saying all that, given the article reports, I may try it as a night cream for a while!
      The fact that it is so simple and none gender specific, women or men can use it.

      The cost for this classic cream, just £2 -£3 on average for 200ml blue plastic tub with a screw top lid, perfect for home. Or £1 - £1.50 for 50ml tin perfect for handbags.

      Available from supermarkets, chemists, and online at www.nivea.co.uk

      Overall, I can’t fault it really especially given the amount you get for the price.

      Review maybe posted on other review sites under the same username Siberian-queen ©

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      16.02.2015 18:22
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      The NIVEA Creme is available for GBP 3.50.

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      13.11.2014 13:08
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      A Classic Cream!

      My mum used to use this classic Nivea Crème moisturiser and since then I've always had my own tub. It's a moisturiser I reserve for specific parts of my body because of the properties of the cream. I find that I use it more often in the cold autumn and winter months than at any other time.

      The product I have comes in a small 50ml sized blue plastic tub. There is a flat screw off lid which is easy to twist on and off. The cream is initially protected by a foil lid which should be removed completely prior to use - it gets messy if you don't remove it! The little pot is a handy size for taking travelling, putting in a handbag or just storing in your beauty kit.

      This Nivea Crème is the brand's signature product and has been around since 1911. It only recently beat a rival cream worth £105 in a product test run by the Daily Mail. Preservative free and dermatologically tested, the cream is perfect for all of the family since it is so mild and versatile.

      The moisturiser is like no other I've used. It's like a cross between body butter and a very thick moisturiser. It's extremely dense and sticky and because of this it goes into stiff peaks when you rub it into your skin. Once you pat in down into the skin it absorbs well though. A little bit does not go a long way so it's better to focus on areas that really need attention.

      The cream has a pleasant, fresh and mildly floral fragrance. It reminds me of talcs and soaps as it's generally just a very clean scent. The fragrance would be suitable for both sexes and for children since it's very mild.

      The cream is deeply moisturising. It's so effective you might think it was a medicinal treatment for dry skin! It is the equivalent of an intensive hair masque for your skin. It makes my skin feel slightly moist and elastic again. It removes any flakiness or roughness on the surface of the skin.

      I particularly like to use this on my hands, my feet, my knees and elbows. However I've even at times used it on my face when I've had very bad dry skin. It's extremely versatile and can be applied anywhere on the body.

      I think this is an essential moisturiser to have at home and although I use other creams too I think this is a good one to have as a back up cream, always at hand if you need extra pampering. I would recommend it to anyone who has dry skin.

      www.nivea.co.uk

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      30.10.2014 10:41
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      • "Suitable for sensitive skin"
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      • "Takes a while to absorb"
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      Almost...the Crème de la Crème!

      I bought the Nivea Crème General Purpose Cream recently, online at www.amazon.co.uk, where I paid around £2.70 for my large tub, which is 200ml in size. The product is widely available from drugstore such as Boots.

      The packaging is fairly simplistic, but I do find that it serves its purpose well. There is a screw-on lid on the tub which is fairly easy to remove and replace with each use.

      The Crème is very thick and has a notable scent, which I find is fairly strong. I can smell the fragrance quite easily even as the lid is removed from the tub and a helping of the product is scooped out with my fingers. I quite like the aroma, but it may prove to be too strong for other consumers.

      I find that when used on the face, the Nivea Crème is slightly too 'heavy' for my own skin type (for use during the day, at least) but there have been many occasions where I have slathered a thick layer of the product over my face and neck at night time, and I do find that the product works quite well when used this way, with my skin feeling fully moisturised and softened the following morning.

      My main use of the Nivea Crème General Purpose Cream is as a body cream, however, rather than a face cream. I do find that the product's formulation is rather more suited to my own requirements when it is used as a body cream.

      I tend to 'scoop' a dollop of the cream from the Nivea tub and apply to the legs. I then carry out the same process to the upper arms, and this is where the Crème's moisturising qualities really make themselves known. The skin at my upper arms is particularly dry, and is prone to flaking if it is not properly maintained. There are one or two patches of eczema on my upper arms too that have an uneven texture and will stubbornly remain dry if care is not taken to maintain them properly. In actual fact, I find that the Nivea Crème works well at smoothening these areas out to a degree, providing full moisturisation.

      The only real downside I have encountered during the continued use of the product is the fact it feels slightly greasy on the skin following application. This is not so excessive to put me off from using the product, but I do prefer to use it at night time when it's slightly 'tacky' residue is not as much of an issue.

      Even though I suffer with sensitive skin and outbreaks of dryness, I have never encountered any irritation from the use of the Nivea Crème.

      Taking everything into account, I do feel that the Nivea Crème General Purpose Cream is a good product that is of a decent quality, and it has proven to be a worthwhile purchase for me over the years.

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        07.07.2014 02:53
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        A must have for dry skin

        This cream or ''creme'' rather is a definite purchase. I have really dry skin and have tried plenty of face creams to try and solve this issue. I was recommended this cream by a friend who has eczema and said that this solved all her problems. I do not know why I had not tried this sooner because it has been around for years and years, which means it must be doing something right and I can honestly say it has. The first time I used this I could feel the difference straight away. If you have extremely dry skin I would definitely recommend this as it works for sure. This face cream is not overwhelmingly fragrant, which is a great thing because I usually turn away from fragrant creams as they have a bad effect on my skin. The mellow fragrance is very nice and you can still smell it when it is on your skin. It does leave a shine on your face when applied to it but within a few minutes it is absorbed and leaves a lovely glow. Also, if you use this as a primer or as an undercoat for your make-up it makes your foundation glide on beautifully, giving even coverage.

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        01.07.2014 21:28
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        • "Moisturising and thick"
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        A must have in your beauty regime

        I am 29 and I have been using Nivea creme every day literally for as long as I can remember. I use this cream every evening before bed after using a Nivea face wipe. This cream is really hydrating for your skin. I suffer from dry skin but using this cream every evening my skin is fine. I do find that because the cream is thick it can leave a shine on your face and this is why I don''t use it in the day time. However I guess if you are good at applying make up (which I''m not) you could find a way to work around this. As well as suffering from dry skin I also have sensitive skin but I get no irritation from this product. It''s so cheap and effective I cannot recommend it enough. I also read in a magazine once that Kate Winslet uses this cream so it must be good!

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        23.05.2014 16:43
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        • Long-lasting
        • "Reasonably priced"
        • "Everyday use"
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        Great for everyday use, lasts a long time

        Nivea is a trusted brand which I use a lot! I never wear make up - I just wash my face and then use a small amount of Nivea Cream on it every morning. I will be 40 this year and have no wrinkles yet! Its such a nice cream to use on your face, not too heavy, as long as you do not use too much and cake your face in it! It lasts a long time after opening. I have one of the big tubs on the go at the moment and it has been opened for months and is still as good as the day it was opened. I would definitely recommend this cream to anybody who has a bit of dry skin on their face, or just wants to have softer feeling skin.

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        18.09.2013 22:22

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        I am fresh and new to skin products being 20. I got recommended this from my dear friend who is almost 65 she looks no older then 45. I asked her what she used and she said nivea. I thought the lady is living proof this works. I was worried as my skin is sensitive but it worked amazingly within a week my skin was fresher and felt and looked less tired. I use it before bed and as soon as I wake up. incredible stuff. highly recommend for anyone who doesn't have the time for expensive drawn out regimes this takes literally 2 minutes a day.

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        19.08.2013 22:43
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        Nivea cream is solution for every skin. My friend used to spend fortune on expensive products. Then she lost the job and started to use cheaper Nivea. Her skin kept the same look. Nivea got tens of year of tradition and bring all the best for skin. I love using Nivea especially for dry parts of the body like feet, its amazing as cream after shaving and for winter face. I find it a bit too heavy for summer skin.

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        02.06.2013 18:42
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        Top moisturiser, great memories!

        After seeing Nivea in my gran's house as a child, and growing up with it in the family home, I decided to carry on the tradition and buy some for myself (I'm 32!).
        The design still looks pretty much the same as it did back then which, as strange as it may sound, has a comforting feel to it. Like it's a family favourite, a little friend for the females in the family.
        The smell takes me back to my childhood too. It's hard to describe -- it's not floral, it doeesn't have a medical smell to it... it's subtle but refreshing.
        I use Nivea Creme for any part of my body. It's slightly thicker than the lotions I usually use, but as a creme it feels like it's working better (are lotions watered down??). It's lovely a white colour and rubs in easily and keeps my skin moisturised for hours and hours. I particularly like using it on my elbows and knees, although I feel it's a little too thick for my face.
        For something that feels so luxurious it is relatively inexpensive! Last time I bought a 200ml tub/pot (and it was only a few months ago) it only cost me £1.99! Bargain!
        I'm a little sentimental about Nivea with the memories of it, but even if I had just discovered this product I'd have fallen in love with it today.

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          27.05.2013 14:33
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          I really love this product!

          DESCRIPTION

          I've always loved Nivea Crème. I remember my Nan always having a little pot on her bedside table and I'd always try to make up an excuse to use some. These days I too always have a pot of Nivea to hand and I'll use it for anything from moisturising my face & lips to applying to cuts or sores to help soothe them. My Nivea pot is a 200ml example but you can get them in smaller 50ml pots and I've also seen larger pots although I don't know the precise quantity of those. Nivea doesn't make a huge list of claims which I like. It is a cream free from preservatives and suitable for any skin type.

          PACKAGING

          Nivea crème usually comes within a navy blue coloured plastic tub with "Nivea" printed on the top in white sometimes with the word "crème" underneath and on the bottom there is a sticker with all the relevant details. You can sometimes pick up the smaller 50ml tubs though which have a white coloured plastic bottom. The tubs/pots have a simple screw top lid which can be twisted to reveal the purely white cream.

          PRICE

          The prices of nivea products greatly vary I find, I picked up my most recent tub (200ml) for just under £3 from Superdrug. I've sometimes purchased a 50ml tub from Wilkinsons for a pound though and I've also found the 200ml tubs on offer in several chemists, it is definitely worth having a search around before purchasing to get the best deal.

          PERFORMANCE

          I cannot fault this cream from nivea I really can't, it's my favourite moisturiser by far and it's what I use in my nightly routine on a daily basis. The consistency of the cream is quite thick and when first applied to the skin it almost feels as though it won't sink in.

          Using the fingertips though to rub in an upwards and outwards motion on the face I find it soaks into the skin easily and immediately gives me a fresh and moisturised feeling. Nivea crème also has a slight smell to it I can't really describe it other than being that sort of "clean" smell. I like this because I don't really enjoy facial moisturisers with strong smells but I appreciate a tiny scent addition.

          The cream is not greasy and feels as though it is getting to work straight away. The moisturising feel also lasts a very long time, I will usually sit up in bed watching TV etc for a couple of hours before sleeping after applying the product and my face will still feel very moisturised.

          I also find it works very well as a lip moisturiser, I will often apply this as a base before applying lipstick and again it moisturises and soothes the lips making them feel lovely and soft.

          OVERALL

          Overall this is one of my all time favourite beauty products, it's simple and does exactly what it says it will. It's usually quite cheap to buy if you look in the right places and is also very versatile, I would recommend to everybody!

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          15.05.2013 18:27
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          A great moisturising cream

          When I was a little girl in the late fifties and early sixties there was no such thing as sun cream - at least not at a price affordable by ordinary people! As I am a fair skinned redhead my mom used to smother my skin with Nivea Crème to try and stop my skin burning. I can remember her putting it on my shoulders and it melting as my skin (and the sun) was hot! She also used to put lots on my pink skin when we got back to the B & B too to try and minimise the discomfort of any sunburn. It sounds terrible now but in those days we didn't know any better!

          The main thing that I can remember though is the fragrance - I love the sweet creamy smell of Nivea and, whenever I smell it now, I am transported in my mind back to the happy family holidays of yesteryear.

          Nivea itself has been made using the same preservative free formula that they have been using since its inception in 1911. Before you ask I don't go that far back! The blue pot containing the crème hasn't changed much either - it is still very simple in a lovely shade of dark blue with the words NIVEA crème written across the top in white. I have an idea that the containers were tins in days gone by but I may be mixing that up with something else. The containers these days are made from plastic and have a screw top.

          Whenever I unscrew the lid to use the crème that lovely, sweet, familiar fragrance wafts out - I never tire of this smell. The crème inside is white and thick but not solid. It is absorbed very quickly into the skin and does not leave any greasy residue.

          The crème allegedly 'provides the skin with all it needs to stay pure, nourished and smooth'. It is suitable for use all over the body and for all the family - young and old alike, and it is dermatologically approved.

          I use Nivea when I need a bit of intensive moisturising on my arms and legs. Once it has all been absorbed my skin feels lovely and soft and I can smell that wonderful fragrance off and on all day. I don't use it on my face as I do love my Oil of Olay for my face.

          Currently, in Boots, a pot containing 50ml of Nivea would set you back £1.49 and one containing 200ml is £3.39. Of course, once the pot is empty, it can be recycled with your general plastic recycling.

          In conclusion Nivea has been looking after me for over 50 years and I still trust it just as much today as I did then.

          And that smell ............................................. lovely!

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            13.05.2013 20:25
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            An excellent, very reliable product.

            My bathroom is cluttered with all manner of lotions and unguents to make me softer, smoother, moister, and more fragrant. I've got the whole range, from stuff I've picked up in the pound shop to luxurious items I've received as gifts, and I love chopping and changing as the mood takes me. One of the few products to which I actually have some loyalty is Nivea Creme General Purpose Cream, which retails at £2.78 for 200ml, and comes in a smart blue pot with a screw off lid.

            The pot is very basic - a plain dark blue cylinder with the brand name printed on it in white. Apart from a brief ingredients listing, there isn't a lot of gumpfh on the pot, it's all very simple and uncluttered. In fact, it doesn't even come with any usage instructions - but then it doesn't really need any.

            This is a lovely cool whipped bright white cream, in a nice thick, non runny consistency, that can be applied whereever it is needed to soothe, cool, or moisturise the skin. I find it instantly cooling and soothing on my skin, and although it is very thick and quite luxurious feeling, it does blend in well. I tend to use this most often to moisturise particularly dry bits - elbows, knees, and feet, and it is really brilliant at restoring moisture to cracked skin. Although it is suited very well to intense moisturising, I think it is also suitable for the face, although it is a little thick and occasionally can leave my t zone a little greasy.

            It's not remotely irritating, and has a clean clear smell to it, though not any scent I can particularly identify. It's a very neutral product, and can be used by the whole family - in fact, my boyfriend occasionally steals some as a shaving foam substitute when his real foam runs out, and also uses it to soothe his excema flare ups when the skin becomes dry and broken. And when my daughter was little, although I generally used dedicated baby products, this was occasionally called into play as a substitute bum cream.

            This is an inexpensive all round moisturing cream that, despite my dazzling array of lotions and potions, I will always have a place for in my home. 5 stars.

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            I prefer Nivea Soft in a tube, but this is a decent cream overall

            **What is it?**

            Nivea Creme is an all purpose face and body moisturiser which has been around for many many years. My mum and gran always used it and I have used it sporadically since.

            **Price and Availability**

            Nivea Creme comes in a range of sizes however the 50ml tin retails at around £2 and the 200ml tin at £4.50 - £5, so it is better value to buy the 200ml if this is something you use regularly.

            It is available in all larger supermarkets, pharmacies, at online retailers and very very occasionally it can be located in the Pound Shop (for the smaller and travel sizes).

            **Packaging**

            The colour of the packaging never changes, as it is always a bright royal blue tin, and always has the Nivea logo and 'Creme' in a white script on it - very plain and identifiable, and very classic. But there are two versions of packaging material, there is the more traditional lift up lid tin, and there is a screw top lid plastic version.

            The tin is more traditional but I find that the lid can sometimes be tricky to lift up especially if it is a bit greasy or if you have long fingernails. The plastic tub is easier in terms of opening as it screws and lifts off but again this has it's downside as the screw thread can get ingrained with the moisturiser and end up a bit messy.

            Personally I prefer the tin because it's such a classic design, though there is no difference in price whenever I have purchased it.

            **The Creme**

            Nivea Creme is a little bit thicker and a little bit greasier than Nivea Soft Creme which is another popular product (identifiable by it's white packaging) in the Nivea range. This Nivea Creme is thick and white and stands in round peaks in the tub.

            It is applied by hand and can be used anywhere on the body - for hands, face, limbs and so on. It's great to use as an all over body moisturiser, after a bath or shower, and to keep your skin soft in the winter, or when you come back from holiday. Basically it's very very versatile.

            I used to use it daily, but now I only tend to purchase it when I can't get hold of my regular Nivea Soft Creme. The reasons for this are that it is a little greasier and I like to use it as a face cream without having to worry about spots. And I do find the packaging a bit fiddly.

            Overall though Nivea Creme as it stands is a good quality un fragranced moisturiser which is sure to suit many skin types.

            **Downsides**

            I've already stated one of the downsides - the packaging is a bit fiddly, it can get messy and it's just not as easy to use as a squeezy tube, and I don't feel that this is something I'd carry in my bag in case the metal got pierced or the lid came off. It's more one for the bathroom shelf.

            Another downside for me is that I find applying creams by hand a little bit unhygenic, as surely any bacteria on the fingers is transferred to the cream and then to the face or body. Also, over time, little bits of fluff and hair and so on can get mixed in with the creme, not very nice. This doesn't happen with a squeezy.

            In terms of the product again I find it a tad greasy, which is OK when you are being very very sparing on your face, and great for your hands, but it does leave you open to more spots if you use a little too much, also I don't want a sheen on my face (I don't want to look sweaty!!) when I am wearing moisturiser alone.

            **Overall**

            I think Nivea Creme was a great product back in the day but personally for me the downsides are enough to knock it back to a 3 out of 5 rating for me. I do use it but only when I can't get hold of my favourite Nivea Soft Moisturising Creme in a tube, there is no difference in price, and I much prefer the convenience and hygiene considerations of a tube applicator rather than using your fingers, and I find the actual product lighter and creamier.

            I do recommend trying Nivea Creme, but you may find that you feel the same as me. Either way for the price, it is a decent product worth trying but you may fare better with others in the Nivea range. I think it depends on the individual and how you apply it and your lifestyle needs.

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