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A few years ago, when we were first hit by heavy snow, I found that my hands were impossible to keep healthy and smooth. I decided to pick up a hand cream, to get rid of dry skin and chap and try to restore my hands back to their soft, healthy self's again.
I picked up the Nivea SOS hand cream as I felt my hands needed something strong to help restore them and keep dry, sore skin from reappearing.
You don't really need a lot of this cream to get good results. To use you simply smear a little over your hands and allow it to absorb. I find that it doesn't take too long for this cream to absorb fully into my skin, making this cream quite good for using when I am out and about.
There isn't really much of a scent that comes from this hand cream, but it does smell fresh and clean. The scent of this cream actually reminds me a bit of baby powder and I quite like it as it isn't too overpowering so it is good for everyday use.
I found that this hand cream definitely keeps my skin looking healthy and moisturised.
It doesn't sting when I put it on dry or chapped skin and it actually calms my skin down and takes away any redness when I do have very sore hands.
I have found that if I remember to use this cream daily, my hands feel lovely and soft and look much more hydrated that they do when I have went a long period of time without using it. This hand cream gives me great protection in the cold winter months and is also useful when I have an outbreak of mild dermatitis.
Price and Availability
You can buy this hand cream for around £3.50 for a 50ml tube in Superdrug. I think that this is a great price for such an effective hand cream and will definitely buy another tube when mine runs out.
I really love this hand cream, I do tend to stray from this brand from time to time, but I always return to it as it is definitely the most effective and price efficient cream on the shelves at the moment. I think that this is a great little tube to keep in my handbag and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is prone to taking dry hands. Overall I would give this cream 5 out of 5 stars.
NIVEA is a good old-fashioned moisturiser that comes in a little, blue, lidded tin. It's been tried and tested by women for decades and continues to sell.
It is a thick, soft, white cream and very greasy. I only rub in a tiny bit on my hands and avoid my face all together unless I'm going to bed alone. Do not let this put you off, the thick cream is a bonus, use little and it will last a long time. The down side is that the cream does not absorb into the skin easily.
NIVEA is a low end price moisturiser that really does soften the skin on immediate application. It's just not practical if you want to spread it on thick in daylight hours. Use it at night and I swear it will rehydrate the dry skin. However, I have, I think, combination to oily skin, and the oil can be too much. I do not use it nightly but just when my face looks weather beaten or dried out, in winter, from central heating. NIVEA market it for all skin types but I'm not convinced that is possible.
The cream doesn't harm my sensitive skin. It has never caused any redness or stinging sensation but when I've used it thickly, I could swear my skin is a bit dry by morning. I can't emphasise enough to use this very sparingly. I put a tiny bit on the tip of my finger, rub it onto the back of a hand, rub my other hand against it and then put my hands to my face. It's so greasy it won't absorb immediately and you'll look shiny and unsightly. It seems odd to encourage you in the purchase of this cream but I see it as a staple to pull out now and again, in tiny amounts, and then it does what I want from it. The cream softens my skin on my hands. I've also tried it on my feet. It temporarily softens the skin but it does not take away the dryness over time. It's cheap and makes a suitable temporary measure.
The German company, has been selling creams since the 1920s so they really have to be getting something right otherwise they would have gone out of business a couple of generations back. Women have used this cream and not turned their back on it. The tin can bring a sense of nostalgia if you saw your mother or grandmother use it. The scent is not floral but a smell that makes me think of cleanliness and good health. I feel the scent of Lidls branded, cheap, alternative mousisturisers perform better.
Tins come in different sizes. I think the smaller the better as it will last ages if applied as sparingly as it ought to be. Mine happens to be 75ml and cost about one pound. The tin is light and fits easily into a handbag if you want to travel with it though taking the lid off and holding the lid and tin in one hand can be awkward when on the move.
Over all, I like to have NIVEA, in the way one might have a spare tin of cheap tinned tomatoes, in the food cupboard. It's useful to have and reliable for once in a while night time applications. There's a comforting nostalgia associated with NIVEA. It's hard to determine the stars three seems cruel and four maybe a bit generous. I'll give it three and a half in this write up but obviously I can't represent that on the star chart provided.
I have used Nivea products on and off for years. I often buy their stuff but none of it ever lives up to their one staple product I buy every time: the blue tin.
This is a blue metal tin with the Nivea brand name across the top of the tin. The design is literally so simple but amazing. The lid pulls off the tin and inside is this huge chunk of the most amazing cream. The tin is fairly lightweight and because it is metal is keeps the cream really cool and lovely. They have since produced this in a plastic pot but it simply is not the same as the tin, which somehow just makes the cream miles better.
My only slight issue with the design is that because the lid just pulls on and off I worry it may not be secure. I do travel with this a lot though and has never had any problems so I'm guessing it is actually more secure than it seems.
The cream itself is a bright white colour and super thick in consistency. I've never found another cream a thick and rich as this. I absolutely love to feel the effects of a cream straight away, and to feel it on my skin. This cream is perfect because it is so thick it literally sits on your skin working magic. For some this might feel a little heavy but for me I can actively feel my skin hydrating and I love it.
Once the cream has soaked in your skin feels amazing. I tend to use it most on my feet as this is an area where I struggle with dry and cracked skin. One treatment with this cream and my feet feel loads better, much softer and definitely hydrated. With consistent use the cracks heal and they just feel amazing. I also tend to use it for thing like skin irritation. Because of the metal tin the cream is kept really cool so it instantly soothes irritated skin. I absolutely swear by this for shaving rashes as it soothes my skin instantly and in the long term alleviates redness and irritation.
You can buy this in a variety of sizes and therefore prices. The large pot retails at around £4-£5 which is great for a cream this good. I would thoroughly recommend you hold out for the metal tin rather than the plastic one as it is just a million times better.
This is a cream I absolutely swear by.
I've always been one to get easily confused and this Dooyoo catalogue item proves no exception to that. The picture is of the good old fashioned multi-purpose Nivea cream, but the description is of the handcream which comes in a tube and is a different product. Which do I write the review about, I'll follow the convention and go with the multi-purpose option.
One of the things that make Nivea such a softening cream is that it contains lanolin in the form of 'Eucrit' this is what Wikipaedia (sorry) has to say about it "Eucerit is highly purified lanolin alcohol with a high cholesterol content. The especially pure lanolin alcohol Eucerit has a much lower allergy potential than other lanolin alcohols". This could explain why my skin doesn't react to Nivea in the same way it does to other creams which contain lanolin. Sadly there is a very mild reaction but it doesn't involve itching.
My favourite aunty always had a ginormous tub of this on the side of her bath, I loved the smell and would often take a sweep of the beautiful white cream (the name itself is from Latin 'niveus' meaning white) simply for that scent. I haven't seen those huge tubs big enough to bath a baby in lately, but it does come in various sizes in the trademark blue livery that has been going for generations. For example a 200ml pot will at the time of writing cost £2.95 from Superdrug.
The cream carries off a difficult trick that few seem to be able to emulate, it is thick, creamy and rich, without being the slightest bit heavy or oily I can rub this into my hands and carry on immediately with whatever I want to. It won't leave greasy fingerprints on anything or make your hands (or wherever you apply it) slippery.
This cream is multi-purpose as already mentioned and recommended for all skin types. I can sort of vouch for that as I have oily to combination skin and don't use moisturiser per se as it only clogs up my pores. If I do use a face product it's usually for a specific targeted purpose not for moisturisation, such as sun blocking qualities or skin tone improvement. When my skin does feel a little thirsty though I have no hesitation in using this on my face as it sinks in quickly and any excess seems to sit as water rather than oil, and is easily swept away.
I sometimes get a problem with my eyes (damn allergies) where the skin around them feels super dry, and a dollop of this just smeared on sinks in almost instantly, feels cooling and soothing, and solves the problem immediately. Normally I would never use products containing lanolin on my face, let alone around my stroppy itchy eyes, but this doesn't seem to have any rebound effect; such as increased irritation or becoming dryer than before application. Which is how my skin normally responds to lanolin, becoming sort of papery feeling.
I'm not going to include a list of ingredients for this product, but when I looked it up I was surprised at just how many there were. I assumed that because this was the worlds first oil in water moisturiser and has been in production since 1911 that it would be more natural than a lot of products on offer today. I suppose that was naïve when you look back through history and see the awful things they used to put on their skin (mercury and lead to name but two). It contains mineral oil, lots of fragrance products to create that unique fresh clean smell and is packed with parabens, so it's not the sweet old worldy cream I assumed it to be.
One benefit of it being a little old fashioned in it's formulation is that it doesn't contain any of the lipid type ingredients that help the product to penetrate deeper into the skin, so perhaps that is why the dodgy components of the ingredient list don't seem to create much of a problem for many many people. Some of the ingredients can cause sensitivity in some people, so I would assume it's a matter of trial and error as with most things we use.
Despite the above I still really like this cream. My great granny, my Nana, and almost every female relative and some of the male ones too that I have has used and continues to use it, and none of them have died (of Nivea related exposure), involuntarily changed sex, or grown extra teats. In fact the biggest user of this was my mother in law, it was her only moisturiser (facial) and she had the best skin for her age I have seen and lived to a ripe relatively healthy old age.
The thing that tickled me is that she would habitually miss the outer portions of her face when she applied it, and the only wrinkles she had were here on the perimeter of her forehead. Which is an unusual place to get wrinkles, foreheads normally crease in the middle portion somewhere. I was convinced that the wrinkles here were directly linked to Nivea deprivation.
I use this mostly for my hands, feet (tops) and décolleté and am very happy with its performance. The comfortable hydrated feeling lasts well and I don't need to constantly re-apply. A little goes a long way and I've had my 50ml pot for about 4 months now and still have about a third left. I don't buy it regularly but always find my way to it in times when I can't make up my mind between the plethora of fancy pants (reasonably priced) creams out there, or just want something reliable, and somehow comforting.
The best thing you can do for your skin is wear a sunblock but Nivea is not a bad reasonably priced moisturiser for simply keeping skin plumped and comfortable.
Particularly in the winter months and on frosty days, my hands can get quite dry and start to itch a little. It can be a nightmare for me and can often get in the way of day to day tasks which I am doing if I do not apply something to help heal this. I have tried various hand creams out in the past, but you can always know what to expect when paying for a brand such as Nivea, so last winter I grabbed one of their original Nivea Creme pots, however this one was specifically created as a hand cream.
Despite being branded as a hand cream, this is the original and popular Nivea Creme, therefore it is really an all rounder moisturiser as opposed to being targeted at just the hands, but due to its quaint 50ml size, it is perfect for carrying around in handbags to treat dry skin. I also have this creme in the larger tub, but this would be far too heavy to lug around with me on a daily basis, therefore this is an essential for others who are on the go regularly like me.
My particular pot is a tin, therefore I have faced difficulties in getting it off if my hands are moist in any way. However, I think they have recently updated the design of this as it is plastic and unscrews easily now saving the fuss of trying to get into the thing! Once you have got the pot open, you simply need to dab your finger into the liquid and apply generously throughout your hands and fingers, particularly focusing on those areas which are most dry. I do personally use this mainly as a hand lotion, however if you do experience dryness in other places throughout the day, I would recommend using it for this also, as I often end up applying some to my face here and there.
From touching the creme on your finger tips, you are able to feel its moisturising properties as it applies really smoothly and easily to the skin. However, I do feel that it is a little too moisturising for me, and as I suffer from oily skin, straight after application of Nivea Creme can leave me looking quite a bit more oily than originally, therefore this is definitely for those with the drier skin types. However, it works wonders on my hands, however it does leave a residue for a little meaning you have wet hands for a minute or two after application which does put me off the product a little, and it is why you should ensure you do not use more of it than you are needing.
Another thing to add about Nivea Creme is that it has a lovely, natural smell to it, whereas some other lotions can have ghastly, strong scents to them. I do not want to apply various perfumes to my face, but you really know what to expect with Nivea, and as it suits even the most sensitive of skin types it is worth a go.
If you are interested in buying the Nivea Creme 50ml sized Hand Cream version it retails in Boots and various other pharmacies for around £1.50, but a tip I would mention is to look in your local bargain stores such as Poundstretcher and Poundland, as this is where I picked mine up for only £1.00 so I am fairly happy with this!
Overall, a bargain essential which every family should have, but this version is so much more convenient for when you are on the go. Despite the nasty residue that can linger for a little, you get what you pay for and it does the job at the end of the day. Thanks for reading.
Nivea is a brand that I liken to Dove. In my mind it is old, trustworthy and caring. They provide all the moisture without the frills. I must admit though I don't often use Nivea. I think i've tried a shower gel, a deodorant and perhaps even this moisturiser I am reviewing, though I don't remember much about it! I think the reason I don't use this brand is because I get swayed the by the new, bright products that come out. Nivea has always been there on the shelf and so I guess I think it is always going to be.
Nivea is owned by the German company Beiersdorf and appears to have always have been from its creation 1911. Nivea comes from the Latin word which means snow-white.
Looking on the Nivea website it seems they are pre-packaging and re-naming some of their products into sleeker, curvier bottles. For example the Rich Care Body Moisteriser is now Rich Nourishing Body Moisteriser.
This product can be used by everyone but I would say teenagers would probably not pick this up due to what they might class as boring packaging and smell. My teenage sister picked it up said something along the lines of 'urgh that smells horrible!' I think that sort of age prefers something more colourful and sweet smelling! For the rest of us I think it is a case of, if it works it doesn't matter what it looks like.
This Nivea moisturiser is cited to be a bit of a one product does the lot item. Nivea say this, other people say this and its packaging says this.
The packaging of this product is simple. It is in a small, round, dark blue tub with a screw top lid. I have the 50g but it also comes in a 200g tub and a 30ml tin, though I didn't see this.
If it was in a small tube I would think it was a hand cream, a large tube/bottle and I would think it a body moisturiser. I think this design screams multi-use. It is easy to un-screw the lid, even with greasy hands. When opening you will see that it is sealed on top, which I didn't expect but was happy about.
On the top of the lid it simply says 'Nivea Crème'. This is also repeated around the outside of the tub. There is a sticker on the bottom that tells me that it is the 'world's favourite moisturiser, wherever skin needs care, preservative free and dermatologically approved.'
For me, it being dermatologically approved is more important than the preservative side due my having sensitive skin particularly on my face and hands. I can't use anything fragranced. According to the Nivea website it contains Eucerit, a special moisturising ingredient. It also contains glycerin which is good as my skin likes this. It always makes me think of the Avon hand creams with glycerin!
So upon ripping off the seal you are greeted with a tub what appears to be a very thick product. You could say it looks a bit like poly-filler! Now the smell of this is different to other moisturisers which will be fragranced with flowery smells or even to unfragranced products which still have a sweet smell. I would say if fragrances could be sweet or sour, this would sit around the middle. It is a little similar to the classic Dove soap smell.
The way I use this is to lightly brush a finger along the top. Don't press too hard or your finger will go right through! I think it would be nice to try this in the fridge. It would firm it up more and the coldness upon application would be refreshing on the skin. It is quite thick, thicker than a normal moisturiser but a little thinner than something like E45 or Aqueous cream. It rubs in very well.
Your can smell the cream well on your skin, with it disappearing in an hour. Upon trying this for the first time I wasn't too keen on the smell. It didn't offend me, but it wouldn't be something I would pick. But now I like it slightly better, so it grows on you.
Because of the thickness of this product you need quite a bit as it does not spread well. Depending on what you are trying to moisturise this tub could run out quite easily! For me it is just the hands so this will last me a while but for larger patches of skin such as the legs and arms it would be advisable to purchase the larger tub.
*So how does it fare?*
This multi-purpose product can use be used anywhere: hands, feet, legs, face and I even tried it on my lips!
Hands - As a hand cream it did not irritate and smoothed out my dry patches between my fingers straight away and only left a slight greasy feeling. This goes away after a while and leaves really smooth hands. Even after a few times of hand-washing they remained smooth. The next morning they were still in a good shape and it was only after my shower that they were starting to feel a little rough again. I imagine though that after prolonged use hands would stay smoother for longer. For me though, it is difficult to test this as I always forget to moisturise and only remember when my skin gets to the obviously dry/stingy phase!
Feet - I tried on the heel of my foot in the evening and it didn't seem to provide any immediate relief to my cracked skin but in the morning it was ever so slightly smoother. They are very dry though so prolonged use would be needed. If looking for quick results a product designed for the feet would be more suitable.
Face - Putting this on my face left it feeling a little greasy in some places for a long time. It felt as if it was sitting on the top of the skin. I would have expected my face to look shiny however it actually didn't; it just had a hint of shine more like a glowing look which I was surprised about. It seems to have sunk in by the morning; I can still feel it slightly on my face. So although it felt greasy it didn't so I won't hesitate to use this on my face when need be.
This tub cost me £1 from Sainsburys which is good value as it lets me try the cream in a small size without having to spend more on a big one and is also the perfect size to take away with you. Their website says you can buy from Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Boots, Amazon and Superdrug. I know you can buy this in Wilkinsons so there must be other shops which sell the brand too.
Would I re-purchase this? Yes I will and in the same size. This is perfect to put in my handbag but is still big enough for me to actually be able to find it! It moisturises well on my hands, lasting a long while and is cheap. This is a good general purpose moisturiser that everyone can use.
Fun trivia - Apparently a spokesperson stated that Robert Pattinson was to be the face of a new campaigin in 2009. I think it was wrong unless I missed something!
Also posted on ciao under the same name.
Nivea hand cream is an excellent beauty must have!
I do like to look after my hands and Nivea really have everything for them. I love the feel of this hand cream it is so silky and smooth. Any rough skin on the hands is treated very fast and left feeling smooth. I didn't used to use hand creams before I discovered the art of beauty therapy and now I am obsessed with the new creams Nivea make. This cream is the oldest and the best really. My mum used to use it years ago and I always remember not being able to find it in her room so I could rob some off her!
I saw some in boots and soon to my mothers relief I had my own. Certain hand creams don't nourish the skin on the hands they only give it a small amount of moisture but because the cream isn't a good texture. Even top brands I notice have the same effect they are only best for temporary use. This one leaves my hands feeling soft for days not just a couple of hours. You can buy this boots and superdrug for around £2 for the 50ml. It comes in a tin, which can be messy, but it does the job and it's not about the packaging with this product. I love its normal no frills style anyway! The blue tin with the Nivea logo on the front crème being the main word. That's really what it is about see the creams texture because it is that, that really makes all the difference to your hands.
Rub a small amount into your palms and into your wrists it is good to also rub some into your cuticles and nails to keep them soft. After a week of using this stuff you really notice the difference in your hand and nail colour. The nails with look nourished and the palms will be soft and the cuticle will be nice and moist. You will have hand confidence.
Someone with soft nice hands always give the impression they look after them selves well and that's a compliment.
So compliment your hands and rough skin being picking up this tin. Keep it in your bag and use it twice a day.
Good for sensitive skin and great for dry skin, if you suffer with any skin allergies it's always best to try a small dot on the wrist and wait 24 hrs to see if your suited with this but it is very unlikely an allergic reaction will occur.
It has a fresh fragrance nothing strong and it smells a little like after sun but not as harsh. Overall brilliant product and great price will be buying it again my hands feel the best they have ever felt these days!
5 out of 5!
I am always trying out different creams and body lotions, a lot of them I get through free samples but I do have quite a collection. One type of cream I had never tried was Nivea crème, I had always heard good things about it but never tried it myself, that was until a free sample of it dropped through my letter box, and I have to say being a sufferer of dry skin particularly in the winter I have been very impresses.
The Nivea I received was the blue tin (I believe this is the original but not too sure) The appearance if very basic and simple, the cream comes in a small round tin which is dark blue in colour. On the lid are the words Nivea crème written in white lettering, that is it. On the back of the tin again all of the writing is is white, it has information such as the ingredients and the size of the tin, mine is only a 10ml but as I said it was a sample, much larger tins can be purchased. The back of the tin also has the Nivea website written on the back which is www.nivea.com That is basically it for the packaging, more information may be included on the larger tins, but with my little sample tin the information is very basic.
As I said I had heard a lot of good things about Nivea so I was expecting it to be of a good quality, and I was not disappointed. When I opened the lid of the tin (which simply pulls off) the cream was pure white with a very soft and smooth appearance. The smell was in no way overpowering, the fragrance is quite hard to describe it has almost a flowery fragrance to it but is very delicate, the fragrance is q very fresh smell. The tin I have does not actually state what sort of cream this is so I took it to be a body lotion and have mainly used it on my face and hands. The cream does not come with a applicator and has to be applied with your fingers. As you rub the cream in it is silky smooth and feels almost cool on your skin as if it is soothing it, I found this to be he case when the skin on my hands was particularly dry. The Nivea crème took hardly any effort to rub into my skin, some creams I have tried seem to take ages to soak in and still leave your skin greasy, however with this cream it absorbed almost immediately, there was no greasy coating and my skin instantly felt softer and rehydrated. Another bonus with Nivea is you do not need much of it at once, the tin I received was only small but I still have a lot of it left, a little bit really does go a long way. I particularly like the way the cream absorbs into my face as it means I can moisturise just before applying my make up in the winter, in the past I have had to apply cream to my face and wait for it to soak in before I can continue, however Nivea soaks in immediately meaning there is no waiting around.
Nivea can be bought from many shops such as Superdrug, Boots and Tesco, Tesco sell this product at a very reasonable price, at my local Tesco you can purchase a 50ml tin for £1.04 or a 200ml tin for £2.80. As Nivea crème is so long lasting a tin this size would last for several months making it very economical.
I particularly liked Nivea as it was gentle on my skin, the main ingredient is Aqua (water) which suggested to me straight away that this product was not going to be harsh, it is a product suitable for those with sensitive skin, I myself cannot use some products due to sensitive skin but had no problems with Nivea. I would certainly recommend this product and buy it myself in the future.
I bought a little tub of the Nivea cream recently and this is my review.
The cream is listed on Dooyoo as being a hand cream but it can be used anywhere and I have used it on my face a lot of times in the past. The cream is just an all round moisture cream really.
I had not tried the Nivea cream for a long time absolute years but I had ran out of my usual moisture lotion which I buy from Avon and was waiting on my order. I was looking for something to keep me going in the meantime and so I bought this when I saw it was in my local chemist shop and it was only costing me £1. I liked the fact it was in such a little dinky tub that it would do me for the small amount of time I needed to wait until my usual moisture lotion got delivered in my Avon order.
The tub is a bright blue colour and is made of plastic. The packaging has not changed much in the past twenty years or so and I always remember it looking like this. The tub is in two bits and I can take the lid off and inside the tub is a thick looking face cream. The cream comes in a little tin to as well as other sizes of plastic tubs.
Inside the tub is the cream which is a white colour. It has a nice smell which I do not think has changed much over the years the same as the packaging. The smell is nice but if you put on to much cream I think the smell might be a bit to much.
The cream is very thick and so I do not need to use to much. I think it can be a bit greasy and so I do not need to use very much on my face for it to leave a greasy feeling. I use just a ten pence piece shape blob and that is enough to use on my face and if I use any more than this it leaves a greasy feeling that I do not like.
The Nivea cream leaves my face feeling soft and it is as good as any other moisture lotion that I have used before. I have also used it on my hands as they are chapped and it has helped with this problem too.
I like the little size of the tub and will be buying the cream in this size tub again to take with me when I go to Spain as it is so small and light to travel with.
The Nivea cream I have used it around my eyes and it does not cause any bad effects. There are no anti aging claims on the Nivea cream but I knew that before I bought it.
I would suggest giving the Nivea cream a try out and especially if you are going on holiday as the small size of the tub is very good for popping into your bag and it is light for travelling. It is a nice cream to use and I like the smell of it. Just do not use to much of it on your face or you will feel like it is far to greasy.
I love Nivea, this is a let down for me! I wouldn't recommend this cream..
The size of this tub is small, saying that though you really don't need very much of this cream, which is one advantage. Another advantage, it is very easily carried around, small and compact. Getting the lid off this small tube can be tricky. The price of this is also decent and varies from shop to shop..
When applying the cream from the tub, it feels solid to get out.. It comes out in blobs.. Applying to the skin feels unpleasant, it goes on quite sticky and greasy.. It feels like it has left a residue.. Though after a while it will feel less greasy as long as you don't put on too much..
The skin does begin to feel moisturised, but your skin doesn't feel smooth.. For sensitive skin it feels tough to put on as you have to put slight force while putting it on, which feels stressful on your skin..
Overall.. Nivea has many more useful products than this.. Try them!
For a lot of years now I have kept a small pot of nivea cream in the cupboard for those times when I suffer from really dry skin, mainly during the winter.
The nivea brand is one of the familiar old faithful brands on the market that have been around for years, this is one of the most recognised products from the range and nearly everyone I know has used it at some point.
The packaging is nice and simple, the cream usually comes in a small round aluminium tin although you can also get this in a plastic tub (mainly for the larger tubs). On the back of my tin is boasts that it is the world's favourite moisturiser which is a big claim.
I like the fact that this cream is preservative free as a lot of newly moisturisers are going that way as more research comes out that preservatives in skin cream can actually increase wrinkles!
The cream itself is a very thick white cream that looks a bit like sudocrem, in fact it also smells a little similar. I'm sure my mum used to use this on us as children as the smell always reminds me of being little and it has hints of baby cream in there too.
It can be a bit greasy on the skin if you use too much, best to use it on a night to give it time to soak in otherwise you'll leave greasy fingerprints everywhere you go!!
As it's a really thick consistency it needs a little bit of work to massage into your skin. I use this during the winter when my hands take the full force of the cold and damp, usually smothered on my hands on a night under cotton gloves. It works a treat on seriously dry skin and leaves my hands feeling soft and supple again.
Don't be fooled into thinking that is just for your hands, I use it wherever my skin needs a little moisture, knees, elbows and even recently on my nose after a really heavy cold left my poor skin chapped and sore.
I must admit that rubbing on lashings of white cream onto the end of my nose left my other half in hysterics but it really did help to sooth my red and irritated skin. So much so that usually I would suffer a few days of flaky horrible dry skin around my nose after a cold, but not this time!!
A small 50 ml of this cream will cost you about £1.04 which is a bargain as this will last you a decent amount of time without breaking the bank!!
This is a great little product to carry around with you on the go for dry and sore hands.
It is in a very simple round tin in the classic Nivea blue, with just the name in bold white letters on it (spelt creme!). The tin is quite large (almost 10cm across, but is only just over 1 cm deep. - It is quite easy to put in a side packet of a bag.
The lid is fairly tight and although it should just pull off, I have found you sometimes need to twist it - good for not having it open in a bag.
The cream itself is quite thick and stodgy, more like a body butter than moisturiser. It is a very bright white (there must be some colouring in it).
The smell is a soapy frsh smell and maybe due to the consistency of the cream lasts for ages and ages.
You only need a small amount to cover the skin. It is very protective but does feel as though it is laying on the skin for a time - I wouldn't choose to use this on my face as I would feel like it was blocking pores. However for my hands the effects last ages. I find I only have to apply this about once a day and the effects last, making my hands feel softer.
I have tried a lot of different products on my hands, but there is nothing like this one.
Nivea is very familiar company and been here for quit a while. I am sure your parents and grandparents try it too and it is probably one of their favorite brand. Maybe they have never tried those new products, what are on the market now, but this hand cream have tried everyone at least once.
What i love about Nivea hand cream is their design. It is simple dark blue aluminium or plastic container and what I remember design of this product was the same forever.
They have many sizes, 150 ml, 75 ml , 10 ml and that could be really handy. I love it, because I have always big one at home and the smaller one in my purse or pocket and have it close to me, whenever I need it.
I don't think I need to tell you , how to use this hand cream, because it is common thing. Just massage to your hands and that's it. But if you have really dry skin I recommend to make this before you go to the bed. Apply thick film of this cream on your hand and put some cotton gloves on and wait till next morning, what a miracle it will make with your hands. But that's in not my only usage of Nivea hand cream. I also use it on my lips. It might sounds weird, but it is really good when you go skiing and the sun is just too strong. Nothing will protect you more then this cream.
Fragrance and consistence
Smell of Nivea hand cream is really clean and so pleasant, you will never get tired of it. It's not strong at all, so it won't mix with our perfume. The consistence is really creamy and I would say much thicker than other creams, but anyway it is easy to apply.
I have to admit, I have no clue what was the price of my Nivea hand cream, because I bought it about two years ago and still have some much left. I find the price on the internet where you can purchase it. www.drugstore.com and for 192 g container you have to pay $7.49 . I don't know if it is too much or not, but i know one thing, this hand cream last just forever and I know what I am talking about. I use it several times a day in the winter, because my skin gets so dry.
From all products from Nivea, this my the most favorite one and I would recommend it to anyone. this hand cream is good for any type of skin and if you cannot find any cream working for you this one might help a lot. So just try it.
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I have used Nivea hand cream for ages. I remember that it was already in my family 20 years ago.
This is an excellent product which will help you keeping not only your hands, but also your skin very moist.
Although a bit greasy when you apply it to your skin, it very easily gets absorbed. It has a UV filter, it definitively smells good and can be carried around easily due to the fact that the box closes very well.
I use it when I need to soften and moisten my hands, for example after making sport or cooking.
I have also used to help my skin recover after taking the sun in summer, luckily my skin is strong and I do not get burnt.
I still have a good stock at home, since I bought quite a few of them at the duty free in Bahrain 3 months ago.
You can find it in most pharmacies and I believe in supermarkets as well.
I have used Body shop Hemp hand cream for a couple of years and when i ran out i decided it was time for a change.As a carer my hands do get very dry especially wearing plastic gloves all day and before i started using hemp my hands used to crack and bleed so i needed to find something as good. I know what you're thinking " If hemp worked then why change it?" Basically it's laziness, I have to go into town for the Body shop but if i find a equally good cream i can get it locally! So i had a good browse in my local Boots and decided on this one as Nivea normally has a good reputation.
Nivea was born in 1911and combined the works of 3 German men, Oskar Troplowitz, Isaac Lifschutz and Paul Unna. They invented the first long lasting skin cream and named it "Nivea" which in latin is "Nivus" meaning snow white.
In the 1930's the brand was given a facelift and they also came out with their first suncream along with a 2 weekly weather calender! More products also came out in this era including shaving cream & shampoo. The war years were very bad for the nivea brand even though they tried to distance themselves from the nazi image of Germany at the time the brand was snubbed by most countries that were fighting Germany at the time.
By the 1950's the nivea brand was back on the up and enjoying the new interest in women's fashion. The 60's saw a revolution in skincare and a tan was a must and nivea was still keeping up with the trends with good advertising and marketing. Even with more and more competition nivea still stand by their core product and though the packaging changes the high quality brand stays the same.
This comes in a 100ml tube with a flip top lid that you can stand up on the lid. The tube is light blue & white with the nivea hand logo with 2 hands ( Looking better than mine!) It then states it is a new formula nourishing cream. Also that it softens & nourishes dry hands & cuticles with a long lasting effect, With natural minerals, Vitamins & macadamia nut oil.
Nivea state that this is a quickly absorbing cream that softens and nourishes dry hands. And will leave them soft and supple, This product contains natural minerals and taurin to enhance the skins natural moisture production. Also vitamins B5 & F to nourish, And Macademia nut oil to soothe and replenish dry skin.
It is also dermatologically approved.
The cream is trade mark white and with the famous Nivea smell, You don't have to use too much at a time. When rubbing in i noticed that at first it seems to sit on the top of the hands and then seems to sink in. It is quite light and not very thick like some creams, I use hand cream day and night and tend to use more in the evening as by then my hands are very dry. I make sure that i cover all areas of the hands especially around the nails and in between the fingers. After a couple of applications i noticed that my hands were looking dryer than they had for a while so i started using a bit more, Then i noticed that the skin around my nails was starting to flake and the more worrying was my nails had become very soft and started to break. The final straw came while working one morning my friend asked me who i had been hitting, When i looked at my knuckles they had started to chap and bleed!. So i had to admit it was the other half ( only joking)!.
Aqua, Glycerin, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetyl palmitate, Stearic acid, Myristyl myristate, Cera microcristallina, Glyceral stearatese, Macadamia ternifolia, Panthenol taurine, Maris sal, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated coco-glycerides, Paraffinum liquidum, sodium carbomer, trisdium EDTA.
If you can decipher that lot than good luck to you!
PRICE & OUTCOME
I payed £2.49 for this and i only used a quarter of the tube and suddenly my hands started to look older than my 90 year old favourite client! I ran off to the Body shop and bought my life saver hemp and my hands are now back to normal.
So really i can't recommend this and yes i have learnt my lesson stick to what works. well until the next time i am too lazy to go into town!!
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