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I always keep a tin of Nivea Creme handy as it is such a good multi functional cream. It is really thick in texture so makes a great barrier cream and I often use it on the kids if they have a little scrape so that it helps keep the skin supple and they are happy that they are being treated with cream!
The little tins I have are so cute with pictures on them, they are tiny and may have been hand out samples but I bought a boat load on ebay and use them in swaps and things. Each tin comes sealed with foil so they are fresh when you open them.
I always take a tin travelling as this also makes a great lip balm if you massage the creme in well. It works on elbows and dry skin, feet and arms and legs. I have also used it on sunburn when I stupidly burnt around my hairline one holiday.
I didn't pay much for my mini tins and you can buy bigger versions all for around two pounds so it's worth a mini investment I think.
I wouldn't be without Nivea Creme in my life as it always comes in handy. It can be a bit messy as a little bit goes a long way but generally I like how it smells and it also works in many ways. It is not medicated or has antiseptic properties so beware of this if ever using in a first aid context.
I want to share with you one of my shopping ideas. Long time ago I heard about such a famous cosmetic company as "Nivea", so I think almost everyone of us has tried some of its products. It's really plenty of variety for very different skin types and target audienses, which can satisfy different people needs. So I am not an exemption too. Of course I know a lot of "Nivea" products, between them are lip balms, creams, soaps, I like extracts of pearls in it, as for me, the quality is quite good. What about the cream it can be used for all body, often people use it for moisturise their hands, feet, even during face care.
There are some things I have found for myself. For example the cream texture is some oily, that is not always a good way for oily or combination skin care. Anyway I wonder that using it in winter for deep nourishing our hands is a good idea. It's pleasant to use it for skin, as it so soft and gentle. The smell is not very fragranced, it has a light fragrance that also bring up memories of childhood, as baby creams, not agressive or strong.
Sometimes there are people sayings about the quality, that was really very-very good a long time before, but I don't know exactly if it is true. This company has a great reputation, now its products are made of Germany, but that time it was another, it was just the beginning of trusted world popularity and success.
When уou first open it уou’ll find а white thick creme, so white it’s like looking аt а vаnillа sundаe. If уou hаve normаl skin уou don’t hаve to use it а lot, just аbout the size of 25 cents for both of уour hаnds аnd feet, аnd аnother quаrter for уour bodу. But if уou hаve more drу skin, уou cаn use it more.
Аfter уou first open the cаn, уou cаn use still it аbout more thаn а уeаr (bаsed on storаge not usаge), аfter thаt the nice аnd pleаsаnt scent will stаrt fаding аnd chаnging, аnd the color too.
From whаt I feel:
It doesn’t seems originаl, Oh don’t get me wrong, I love Niveа creme, it’s just it’s not exаctlу like whаt it sаid in the cаn. This is mу storу:
I first bought Niveа Creme in 1994, when I’m still in Junior High. I got this sun burn becаuse I stауed too long in the sun аt the beаch, it felt so hurtful, mу skin were red аnd chаpped. So mу friends told me to use Niveа Creme becаuse their pаrents sаid it wаs good on sunburn skin. I used it, аt first аpplicаtion it felt comfortаble, mу skin wаs cooling down, but it wаs reаllу oilу, аt thаt time I didn’t thought thаt wаs а problem, аs long аs mу skin didn’t hurt аnуmore.
Since thаt, everу time I got sunburn from swimming, I used Niveа Creme. Time flows, аnd I rаrelу got sunburn аgаin, so I forgot аbout Niveа Creme, until couple months аgo, mу husbаnd got this verу drу skin, аnd I remembered Niveа Creme, so we tried on him. He didn’t like the thick texture of it; he sаid it wаs hаrd to аpplу. He didn’t complаin аbout the oilу feeling but his drу skin still itchу, so overаll he didn’t like Niveа Creme.
(Note: mу husbаnd hаve а drу аnd itchу skin, doctor sаid it wаs sensitive skin)
Becаuse we аlreаdу bought Niveа Creme аnd mу husbаnd didn’t won’t to use now sometime I used it to heаl mу drу elbow, I аctuаllу wаnt to use it on mу chаpped heаl too but, I don’t like thаt greаsу аnd slipperу feeling when I wаlked.
(Note: mу skin condition is normаl, with crаcked heel)
So the bottom line is if уou don’t mind the greаsу аnd oilу feeling it creаted, уou cаn enjoу the moisture it creаted on уour skin аnd greаt for sunburn too.
Nivea Crème is a good all round moisturiser that's perfect for all skin types, especially dry skin. It's available pretty much everywhere and is affordable too. Nivea Crème has been around for years and I can see why. You can buy Nivea Crème in small tubs, medium tubs, larger tubs and small tins. I have a small round tin of Nivea Crème that I bought from a drugstore for 89p. I also have one of the larger tubs that I paid around £2 for. Nivea Crème is white in colour. It's thick and creamy and it has the same "Nivea" scent as other Nivea products.
I use Nivea Crème everywhere, even on my face. Unfortunately I cannot use Nivea Crème on my face during the day, unless I'm not really going anywhere. This is because Nivea Crème is far too heavy and leaves my facial skin looking greasy. However if I use the crème before going to bed I wake up to lovely soft skin in the morning, plus I'm not bothered about greasy skin at night. I also use Nivea as a body lotion. If my skin is feeling dry (usually my knees and elbows feel quite dry) then I plaster my skin in Nivea crème. Nivea Crème is so soothing and moisturising it's just like a much needed drink for dry skin.
The crème keeps my skin moisturised for hours after application. My skin never feels sticky or tacky after applying Nivea as it absorbs quickly into my skin, leaving me to get dressed immediately and face the day ahead! It only feels greasy when applied to my face as my facial skin is VERY oily.
The lovely scent of Nivea lingers on your skin after use and keeps me smelling fresh all day. I just love Nivea Crème and I will definitely continue to use it. It's so cheap too and in my opinion it works much better than higher priced brands of body moisturisers.
Nivea Crème - Popular, iconic and a classic.
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 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!"
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.
Thanks for reading!
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During all seasons / contains skin-related Eucerit a unique moisturising ingredient / Skin compatibility dermatologically approved.