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Nivea crème is possibly one of the very first skin care products that I can recall. The reason for this is that for a ten-year period, starting in 1974 or 1975, it was my responsibility and great pleasure to rub this product into my balding grandfather’s head.
Naturally this product has many memories for me and I can still pick the scent out from a mile away.
Available in a very familiar blue and white flat, thin tub, the fragrance has not changed at all in my opinion. It is a soft, gentle smell…of cleanliness. What has changed in my opinion is that nowadays this crème seems slightly thinner than I recall it to be in my childhood. It is still quite thick, but not as it was all those years ago.
Being a thick moisturising product, Nivea Crème is unsuitable for my combination facial skin. I use it on my dry calves during winter and also occasionally on my arms or back if I have become sunburned.
This product takes a little time to soak into the skin. It certainly does a good job at moisturising, and I am very happy with the way it leaves my skin.
The only reason I don’t use Nivea Crème all the time is because I like a little variety in my life, so have many different moisturisers in my bathroom cupboard.
Recommended. Various sizes are available at an inexpensive price. I usually pay around GBP 3.00 for a 200mL tub.
Nivea crème is one of those real true classics of our time in my opinion. It’s a product I remember my nan using, 30 plus plus plus years ago and I think it’s some of that nostalgia which makes it such a lovely product to have to hand. It’s the smell that is so distinctively “Nivea” that really transports me back, bringing elements of comfort and relaxation when I use it.
Over the years, the packaging has changed … but only slightly. This is a product who knows its roots and recognises the value in “if it aint broke don’t fix it”. The crème still comes sealed under a foil lid when you first unscrew the lid, so you always get a beautiful untouched pure white dish of the crème.
Nivea is a soft white cream, which is fairly thin without being runny. When you put your fingers into the cream, a generous amount can easily be lifted out, according to your needs. I use this crème on my face as a moisturiser, and I really believe in its claims and abilities. It rubs in and is absorbed by the skin easily and it leaves my face feeling fresh, clean and refreshed with no hint of greasiness or any residue.
A 50ml pot which I usually buy costs around £1.50 but can be picked up for £1 when on offer, which represents great value. Sometimes if I’m out of other products, I will use this on my legs after shaving and in that respect, a 50ml tub doesn’t seem to last me very long. However, this is testament to how much I like the product and that it’s well used.
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!"
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.
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.
I bought this moisturizer as I was sick of regular moisturizers bringing me out in a rash. I have very sensitive skin and the longer the list of ingredients the higher the chances of me being allergic to it. I thought I would go back to basics and try some classic creams instead of my regular moisturizers.
Well this was a big fat fail for me. I was expecting it to be thicker than a regular lotion, but even butter straight from the fridge is softer. The consistency reminds me of Sudocrem and it is very difficult to smooth over your body. I have tried heating it up slightly in a bain marie and applying whilst my skin is still wet from the shower to no avail. It still leaves big white marks on me where it hasn't absorbed.
As for moisturisation, well as you can imagine it moisturizes quite well, but I'm not sure if that's because it's so thick it forms a barrier against your skin or it is actually a good moisturizer. I haven't tried it out on my face but that's only because it's so thick, I reckon it would break me out.
I had high hopes for this as many people like it but for me it's a bargain buy that's best left on the shelf.
Every now and then my face has an outbreak of very dry skin. I wake up with it being bright red and quite frankly feeling like a lizard. I've tried several moisturisers over the years to find one to tackle this and I'd been unsuccessful until I purchased this Nivea Creme.
This moisturiser comes in a navy blue pot with a twist lid. The packaging is very simple, just plain blue with the words 'Nivea Creme' in white text. The peel back label on the bottom of the pot tells me that the cream is preservative free and dermatologically approved.
The texture of this moisturiser is very thick and opening the pot you see that it is quite set in place inside. I've found you only need a small amount of this on your finger as a little goes a long way. I literally put my index finger in and cover the tip to the size of a 20p piece and I find this covers my face more than enough. This is great as it means the pot lasts a long time. I like to apply moisturiser before I go to bed as I like my skin to feel fresh in the morning. After using this I wake up with my skin feeling really soft and healthy and since using this I've had no dry outbreaks which is fantastic. It is such a simple cream with no extravagent claims on the packaging and no fancy ingredients that I can see but it is the best moisturiser I've ever used. There is also only a mild floral scent to the cream which makes me happy that there aren't any added fancy fragrance ingredients that may unsettle my skin.
The best thing about this cream is that not only is it brilliant in what it does it also has a great price tag. I purchased my tub at Asda and it cost me £2.78 for a 200ml tub, which I am not even half way through after 6 months (label states it can be open for 12 months) I use this every other day, personally don't feel it needs applying every day but I suppose it depends on your skin condition.
I give this moisturiser 5 out of 5, does an excellent job and cheap as chips!
This is a review of nivea creme version. The product is as the dooyoo picture above only the one I have is in a 50ml pot and is in a plastic and not a metal tin.
*The history of nivea*
Most people will be familiar with the nivea brand. It has been around for over 100 years and is a world wide product although is based in Germany. The company behind nivea, beiersdorf produce many other skincare products however nivea seems to be by far the most recognisable of these. Eucerin seems to be another one of their popular (but more specialist) brands. Since it's original conception over 100 years ago the nivea brand has grown and now includes deodrants, lip balms and after sun products.
Interesting nivea fact - one of niveas best selling products is not in fact a skin product but the nivea ball - released post -war it aimed to encourage people to have fun outdoors and was especially popular with families who would travl to the beach and use it as a beach ball. Over 20 million balls have now been produced!
I bought this from ebay for £1.00 although I have seen it widely available in most major retailers including supermarkets, discount stores and major stores such as Boots. The price of this small pot varies between £1.00 and £2.00 on average.
I only bought a small pot as I've actually never used the nivea creme before so wanted to sample before I went for a bigger size. I was looking for a very thick moisturiser as my overuse of air con had dried my skin out and with the winter coming up I also thought a nice thick moisturiser would be a good idea.
The packaging is instantly recognisable. With a blue background and bold white writing I feel the product stands out when you see it online or in the shops. There is also minimal writing (all the information on the product they keep in a little leaflet stuck to the bottom) thus you aren't overloaded with information. I like this simplicity. Also the pot design means that you get to see the product and use every last bit. The only minor grumble I have about the pot design is however I do not recall there being any safety/hygiene seal on it - thus I would be concerned about the possibility that other people may have dipped in my pot before me!
The creme is a striking white colour with a very thick consistency. It reminds me a lot of the consistency of sudocrem. It's smell is very nostalgic - there is a slight floral, talc like smell to it which reminds me of being a child and covered in talc after baths! Whilst it does bring back fond memories it is not a scent I particularly like however luckily it doesn't linger!
The skins is very easy to apply, although you only need a small amount and it does take a while to rub in! It is suitable for the whole body. I started using this on my face initially and after only a few applications it did my dry skin miracles! I then stopped using it on my face as after the few applications needed to rehydrate my skin it did start to make my face feel a bit greasy! I know use it on my feet and sometimes my hands which are prone to callous due to rock climbing and I have found after using every few days it does wonders for both feet and hands, leaving hydrated and silky smooth.
So... would I recommend?
Most certainly! I think although I wouldn't use this as a regular face cream I will definitely continue using on my feet and troublesome hands. For the price you can't really go wrong and only using a little bit of this it goes a long way. The product is widely available and offers a good reliable brand.
One note of warning however - the product claims it is dermotologically approved. I tried researching what this meant and it just means that - dermatologists have approved it yet it doesn't necessarily mean the product has gone through extensive research outside what is normally expected! Still tested tried and liked by Mia - good enough for me! Loses a star for the old fashioned scent though sorry nostalgia!
My mother has always sworn by Nivea Crème and has used it for years and she has lovely skin even now so it must be doing something right. I use it sometimes in the winter time when the weather has taken a tole on my skin as it is really rich and creamy and when my skin is dry it is just what I need to put some moisture back in it and make it feel more comfortable.
The little blue tub of Nivea costs next to nothing when you compare it to today's brands and I can still pick some up in the local chemist in my town for 99p so it is really good value. This is only for the little pot but as I don't use it very much it is enough for me but for people using it every day larger tubs are also available.
I love the smell of Nivea Crème as it has a really delicate almost floral fragrance that is really comforting.
The crème itself is a thick white cream.
I use this on my face but also on any dry patches of skin that I have. I have body moisturisers but this just gives my skin that extra boost. I only use this at night in the house though as it is far too rich for my skin to wear during the day. I have tried wearing it during the day and applied make-up on top like I always do but this left my skin shiny and really greasy feeling and the make-up practically just slid off it so now I just stick to using it in the house when I feel like I need an extra moisture boost.
I use this mainly in winter when the weather has made my skin ruddy and a little bit sore. My cheeks sometimes get dry and sore in the winter and as soon as I put this on my skin it starts to soothe it and if I put it on at night and go to sleep then my skin looks and feels much better in the morning and the sore dry bits have usually all gone.
I have also used this as a make-up remover when my skin is feeling particularly sensitive and it actually does an ok job of removing my make-up. It would never take the place of proper make-up remover or of wipes but it does get the majority from my skin and leaves it feeling less sensitive.
I will probably always continue to buy Nivea Crème even if the main reason is that it is just something that I have grown up with but I do like it. It isn't suitable for me personally to use all time but it is a good cream nevertheless and it does help my skin when it is sore, dry and sensitive.
Nivea Crème is a classic product that's always been around my house somewhere, and one which my Mum has always used. It's an all-round intensive moisturiser, which is available in a variety of sized. A 150ml tub currently costs £1.49 from Boots.
Nivea Crème usually comes in a classic blue tub which most people will recognise, it's plastic and has a screw top lid. The cream itself is white and very thick, it has quite a luxurious whipped texture. The scent is one which is very difficult to describe as all I know it for is being Nivea, it's quite a light scent but very clean and pleasant.
The cream can be used for a variety of things, a face cream is a traditional use, although I tend to use it mainly on my hands. As it's very rich it's great for very dry areas when you need some intense moisture. To use simply rub the cream into the chosen area and massage well until absorbed. The cream is very thick and a little really does go a long way. A few dabs is enough to moisture my whole hand. A dab on each cheek, chin and forehead will ensure your whole face is well moisturised. I find it particularly effective around my nose which becomes particularly dry in bad weather and Winter months. The main moisturising ingredient in Nivea crème is Eucerit, which is a natural chemical substance extracted from the waxes found in sheep's wool.
The cream can feel a little greasy when applied, especially if you put too much on. For this reason alone I don't tend to use the cream as my main moisturiser. It can be good as a base before applying make-up, especially on very dry areas, however it won't be for everyone and needs time to sink in. It's more of a classic product which I think is being used less now-a-days but remains a favourite with my mum and get used now and then by myself.
Nivea Crème is preservative free, 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, Cinnamyl Alcohol.
3/5 for me. A good intensive moisturiser which is an old favourite, but can be greasy and isn't a particularly natural product.
I bought this because I get a really dry and flaky T zone (gross I know!) unless I use an intensive moisturiser.
I usually use the vitamin E intensive night cream from The Body Shop but this is a lot cheaper and was on offer as well so I decided to try it. A 50ml pot retails at £1.49 and Boots currently have an offer on where if you buy one Nivea product you get another half price, which I think is a great deal and I ended up buying two.
The moisturiser comes in a basic, unisex dark blue plastic pot which is pretty basic but it's not ugly or anything and I quite like the simplicity. The pot has a screw-on lid which stays on securely and when I first got mine it had a foil covering which I found easy to remove. The moisturiser itself is a thick white cream.
It's not overly thick though and it is easy to spread over my skin. I only need a small amount to cover the whole of my face and it smells quite nice - its a clean, fresh scent which is very inoffensive and subtle. It is definitely a unisex scent as it doesn't really smell of anyting particular.
The cream has quite a 'wet' texture to it which I find a little unpleasant and sticky but it's not greasy and the very slight sticky feeling soon subsides. As for the effectiveness, it sinks into my skin within a matter of minutes and it makes my skin feel instantly moisturised, soft and smooth.
However, the first time I used this it felt like it was stinging a little and the next morning I woke up with a bright red T zone, which is where I'd applied a generous amount. I was mortified, however I decided rather than throw it away to be brave and try it again lol and I've not had any problems which is kind of odd but worth mentioning! I think maybe I applied too much or something.
I'm still on my first pot of this and have had it for around a month now and there's still plenty left so it's really good value for money. I'm not quite sure if there are larger versions of this available so if you don't want a pocket sized pot of it then I'd recommend looking in boots or superdrug to see if there's any other size options.
Overall I recommend this moisturiser. I use it everyday on my face and sometimes my hands if I have any dry patches and its really effective at hydrating smooth skin and completely getting rid of any yucky flakiness really quickly. I highly recommend this as it's affordable, good quality and effective, but like I said I did experience a very slight reaction to it at first so if you have majorly sensitive skin then this may not be ideal.
Four out of five stars.
I am sure that everyone is familiar with the Nivea brand, which is now over 100 years old. You can get everything from lip balm to deodorant under this famous brand name, but this cream is the real classic product. I remember my grandparents using this and I am sure all of you are familiar with the blue tub with white writing.
According to Nivea's own website, the secret formula for this cream is preservative free and contains eucerit, pathenol and glycerin to moisturise and soothe the skin.
Thick, rich ... and a tad greasy
This original Nivea cream is pure white and is thick and rich to the touch. I have always thought the formula to be slightly greasy, but it is the smell that is the most nostalgic element of using this cream - and a lot of more recently launched Nivea products carry the same fragrance. It is fresh and light and very distinctive.
I can't remember a time when I didn't have a tub of this cream in my house. However, I must admit that I use it less and less these days. The reason for this is that I tend to use products these days that have anti-ageing properties or other features that this more basic cream doesn't have. I definitely wouldn't use this for my face as it's a bit too greasy - however my husband would use it with no problems at all. And every now and then I do use it for my hands, mainly just to enjoy the fragrance, but I do find it to be a really effective moisturising cream that leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth.
In summary ...
I think the main reason I like this cream is for nostalgic purposes and I am much more likely to use other Nivea branded products these days - and Nivea is certainly one of my favourite skincare brands. However, it is a real classic and I do recommend it highly as an effective, yet basic moisturiser.
This cream is widely available - a 200ml tub will cost you £3.39 in Boots or Superdrug, or you can buy a 15ml tin for £1.15 - ideal for holidays!
The Nivea Crème comes un in a little blue metal pot which is quite wide, yet quite shallow. You have to pull the lid off to get to the cream. There is a foil lid on top of the crème which allows you to see that the crème is 'fresh' and that no one else has used it which I think is good.
To look at the cream is bright white; it looks very 'set' and thick. It actually looks quite messy (reminds me a bit of sudacrem to look at.
Applying the cream is very simple; simply dip your (clean) finger into the pot and start rubbing into the face. I find that the cream absorbs really quickly which is good as it means that you can carry on with whatever else you are doing. I usually apply it before bed; with other creams I have found that my hair sticks to the cream in the night and then I wake up in the morning with greasy hair; but I don't get this with this product which is great for me.
The crème is an intensive moisturising cream and so it does the job well, and quickly too. I find that because it does such a good job, for me, it is not something that I need to apply everyday, but more every other few days or so. But I guess this depends on what kind of skin you have; for example if you have very dry skin then it may be something that you may need to apply every day.
You don't need that much and so one little tin will last you a long time. When first bought it, I instantly thought; well that's not going to last very long as there is only a small amount in the tin. But don't be fooled, as it will last you a good few weeks.
I have quite sensitive skin which soon lets me know when it's not happy; yet I have never experienced any discomfort or other problems when using this product, and so I would say that it is suitable for sensitive skin.
I would recommend this cream. It is available for around £3 from places such as Boots.
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Nivea cream is my beauty essential, if i were lost on a desert island I'd choose this cream to take with me. Both me and my mother swear by it's moisturising magic and ability to transform dull and dry skin into healthy,happy and glowing fresh beauty.
My mother has used this product alone for over 25 years, and when people ask why she looks so young, wrinkle free and just simply has glowing healthy skin, they cannot believe it's also down to this cheap and cheerful product. This is another added bonus, forget your expensive creams and lotions of bigger brands, Nivea have managed to create an affordable product which actually works.
It glides onto skin and soaks in well, I use it first thing in the morning and last thing at night for the most effect and it completely hydrates my skin as i suffer badly from dry and sensitive areas. But don't just use it on your face, it's cheap price means you can also use it as a body moisturiser for those extra dry areas.
A brilliant brilliant product.
For as long as I can possibly remember I have been religiously applying moisturising products to my skin to ensure I keep it in tip top condition and hopefully fight some of the signs of aging. I tend to use a range of different brands dependent upon what's on offer at any given time as it's very rare that I will pay full price for any of my toiletries. A brand that I can vividly recall my mother using when I was a child is Nivea Crème and I can fondly recollect the gorgeous familiar aroma.
The fact that the brand has been around for 101 years speaks volumes, as they are clearly skincare experts with a host of products to suit everyone's particular needs. Whilst I can remember my mother's crème being contained within a fairly flat tin, the product is now presented in a variety of sizes in recyclable circular plastic tubs although the dark blue and white colouring of the packaging has barely changed.
The lid is easily unscrewed to reveal a foil protective covering, so you have the assurance that nobody has sampled the product prior to purchase. This is removed by way of a tiny lip although I have yet to lift it away in one section. The appearance of the product is identical to my memories from many years ago where I am able to witness the rich pure white coloured crème.
As Nivea crème is marketed as an intensive moisturiser I do not apply to my face, particularly as I would describe my skin as T-zone where I experience oily patches on my forehead and nose with dry patches on my cheeks. The crème can be used anywhere on the body although my main uses are my feet, hands, elbows and knees; all of which require an additional moisture boost. Whilst I would describe the consistency of the crème as fairly thick, it is applied and massaged into my skin with great ease where I find only a small amount is needed.
Due to the crème offering a slightly heavier texture than general crèmes, I find that it sits on the surface of my skin for approximately five minutes following application; after which it is fully absorbed. I was surprised that for such intensive moisturising properties there is no greasiness and any signs of tackiness vanish some five minutes or so later. Consequently, this is a product that can be used during the day although I mainly use it on my hands just before bed, so that I am not washing it from my skin.
I adore the fact that the gorgeous aroma lingers delicately on my skin for a good while following application and whilst I am normally confident at describing a scent, I find this one rather difficult and the words that I would use are clean and fresh, which is well suited for both men and women. Due to the crème containing eucerit, pathenol and glycerine it delivers high quality results leaving my skin fully moisturised as well as soft and silky smooth.
The fact the crème is available in tubs as opposed to a tube is a huge bonus as it means I can remove the entire contents without having the inconvenience of cutting a tube in half. Another reason why I favour Nivea is that it is affordable at around £1.35 for a 50 ml tub and £2.78 for the 200 ml tub. The crème is preservative free and is dermatologically tested and should be used within 12 months of opening with the tub being recyclable once empty. For the reasons discussed above, Nivea Crème receives 5 stars from me together with my recommendation.
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I myself like many others I have been using this cream for ages now. I have tried it on my face but I found it very rich and my face would shine pretty bad so I have decided to put it on in the evening which made a huge difference. My skin looks very silky in the morning and no oily at all.
If you are going to wear a lot of powder foundation then I do recommend you use Nivea cream first and then use your powder you will see that the powder will stick very well to your face and it will look nice, the cream will absorb the powder and it will look like you used a matt liquid foundation.
Because this Nivea classic cream is so rich it can be a very good treatment for your heels if you have very dry heels or if you just want to look good for the summer just do the following treatment every three days or so. Buy yourself a pair of 100% cotton socks, in the evening put the nivea cream on your heels, be generous, put you cotton socks on and leave it till the morning. I am telling you will not believe how your heels will look, just try it. I know you can do the heels treatments with special creams for feet but with Nivea classic cream is cheap and the results are awesome.
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I have been buying Nivea cream for many years. I am nearing my last jar and have bought some more recently, so that I am never out of it. I like to use it alongside my other creams I like to use. I find Nivea is a really good well known brand. It has been around for such a long time and is very reliable.
The one I bought comes in a dark blue tub, it has a screw off lid and the cream is a white colour. It is such a thick, rich cream which has a really soft texture to it. One that feels lovely while rubbing it into the skin. It looks rich inside the tub and has a nice perfume fragrance to it and one that in my opinion smells gorgeous.
Only a little of this cream is needed for it to work to soften the skin. It takes around 15 minutes or so to fully soak into the skin. this cream does tend to leave a white residue on the skin for a minute or so, it does feel quite greasy and a little tacky too until it is fully absorbed. I wouldn't suggest using it if you are ready to go out the door and to use it maybe around half a hour or so before leaving the home. That way it is fully absorbed and the skin doesn't have that sheen to it.
It is very easy to gently rub into the skin, a little does go a very long way with this cream. I find just a small amount on my fingertips and rubbed over my face is enough to soften my skin. once fully absorbed I can feel it is beautifully soft. I just love this cream, it is very effective and leaves my skin feeling soft to the touch. It also helps the appearance of my skin look much better too. I have quite dry skin and it helps to remove any dry patches I may have on my face. I use it on my elbows to help soften them and my knees. When I use it for these areas, I tend to use it just before bedtime. In the morning I can definitely feel the dry skin has softened really well.
It moisturises really well and it is one of my favourite creams which I buy on a regular basis. The fragrance is apparent on the skin for quite some time after it has fully absorbed into the skin, unlike some other brands where it is just the smell from the jar and then disappears soon after, this one has staying power and one that suits my skin.
I have found that this one has never irritated my skin at all in all the years I have been using it. I think it is so affordable for any budget. It can be bought in a variety of tub sizes too. I bought the 200ml tub for just £3.39, this size tub will last me a very long time with regular use because I don't have to use much of the cream to get good results to soften my skin. A variety of sizes are available and the smallest one being 30ml, I am not sure if this is the smallest on the market because I haven't bought any smaller than this amount. The small tub is small enough to carry in a hand bag and quite a good size to use if you want to top up during the day.
I am of my mature years now and do need to use a cream more than once a day. I tend to use a moisturiser both day and night using it to moisturise my skin with my daily routine and also to top up during the day quite often to just help to keep it a little softer and to help the dry patches. This cream works well for a top up during the day.
I cannot recommend this cream enough to help moisturise the skin it has been around for so many years and I can see why because it is just a very reliable skin softener which works very well for all types of skin and most of all very dry skin. I will continue to buy this one because it works well for my skin and it gives me all the results that I expect from a very well known brand.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
During all seasons / contains skin-related Eucerit a unique moisturising ingredient / Skin compatibility dermatologically approved.