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Brand: Nivea / Texture: Cream / Type: Hand Cream / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Smoothes, Nourishes

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      28.12.2012 14:48
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      A good hand cream that does what I expect it to do, softens my hands.

      I got this hand cream in a Nivea hand gift set as a random present last year at Christmas and I started using it earlier this year when I ran out of my Lush hand cream which I always carried around with me in my handbag. I now carry this Nivea nourishing hand cream around with me as I always like to use hand cream after washing my hands as I cannot stand the feel of my hands feeling even the slightest bit dry!

      The first thing I noticed about this hand cream, and others who have used some too, is that the smell reminds you of sun cream lotion. If you like the smell of that then you will love this Nivea hand cream! The scent doesn't linger on your hands for very long but when you first apply it, it is hard not to notice that distinctive smell.

      To use you massage this hand cream into your hands whenever required. It's purpose is to soften and nourish dry hands. I don't have very dry hands anyway I just like to use it when my hands feel dry which is mainly after washing them, and I can say that it does a pretty good job at quickly making them feel soft again. I however cannot comment on how good this works on hands that are very dry all of the time.

      I like this as it very quickly absorbs into my skin and so it doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy. This is great if like me you apply this a lot throughout the day.

      Overall I love Nivea's nourishing hand cream and would recommend this to anyone. It is available in a lot of retailers but I have looked this up and it costs £3.39 for a 100ml bottle from Boots. I think this is great value for money as I have been using mine everyday for several months now and I still have a little left. Although I have seen smaller 30ml travel size bottles available, I think the 100ml bottle is still the right size to be carried around in a handbag.

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      01.01.2012 09:33
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      A value for money hand cream from Nivea that leaves hands soft and smooth

      Although I'm a bit of a cosmetics and beauty junkie, I tend to neglect my hands. As a busy mum of two toddlers if I'm not washing my hands I'm probably cleaning so as a result the skin on my hands tends to get quite dry. Once winter started setting in I couldn't ignore the problem anymore especially as my hands were getting quite sore therefore I decided to give my hands some TLC and look for some hand cream. I ended up purchasing Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream to help come to my rescue.


      *** Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream***
      Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream is described on the packaging "Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream is a rich yet quickly absorbed cream that softens and nourishes dry hands." The packaging claims when used daily it improves the skin's elasticity and leave hands and cuticles smooth and supple. The Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream contains ceramides to help improve the skins structure, pro-vitamin B5 and F to regenerate dry skin and macadamia nut oil to soothe and relieve taut skin.

      The Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream is dermatologically approved.

      The handcream comes in a flip top tube packaging, so the bottle stands on the lid. The packaging is practical and functional. This is a white tube with the blue Nivea branding on the front, and on the base of the tube there is a flip top lid covering a dispenser hole for the cream to come out of.

      Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream is available from Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's. It is also available from discount stores such as Wilkinson's and B&M's. The cream comes in two sized tubes a small 30ml sized tube or a larger 100ml sized tube. Boots sell the 100ml sized bottle for £3.39 and the smaller 30ml bottle for £1.39. The discount retailers sell the larger 100ml bottles for around £2.00 a bottle and you can purchase the handbag sized 30ml bottles for under £1.


      ***Application and Results***
      The directions for use are "massage Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream into hands as often as required".

      When I first started using the Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream it was a reactive response to the skin on my hands being in very poor condition as a result of excessive washing and cleaning. I have used a number of hand creams in the past however I suppose through laziness I had just started to neglect my hands. The whole of the skin on the back of my hands had a very dry rough feeling, almost paper like when you ran your hands over the surface. The skin around my knuckles was particularly dry and cracked and the skin felt very tight and uncomfortable so I was not expecting miracles straight away from this cream.

      Applying to hands is very easy. You simply open the lid on the tube and squeeze a small amount of cream out and massage into your hands. I found a very small dot of cream (about the size of the head of a drawing pin) was ample. The cream is a white cream which I found a lot thicker than many other hand creams I have used and very greasy; which is like most Nivea moisturizing products I have tried. The consistency of the cream makes it very easy to spread over hands and a little bit of cream goes a long way. As a result a small 30ml tube when used at least 2 times a day lasted almost 4 weeks before I needed to replace it.

      My main and only real criticism of this Nivea product is that I do not agree with the claim that it is easy absorbed. Once rubbed into hands I felt I needed 5 minutes before I could do anything as my hands felt wet and very greasy. With many other hand creams I have used once rubbed in, you are ready to go 2 minutes later but with Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream this is not the case. Initially I thought I was using too much hand cream and this was why the product would not absorb but this was not so. Even when I only used a very small amount of product this still occurred and I realized it is just the result of the thick greasy formula.

      The scent of the product is very pleasant however not overly strong or fragranced. The product does not have a very recognisable scent but I feel it is very much like freshly washed cotton; a very light and clean scent. You can smell the product as it is being massaged into hands but after it is absorbed you will need to sniff your hands closely to smell the scent.

      Once absorbed I didn't notice an instant difference to my hands on the first use. However in the first day of getting this cream I probably used the cream about 4 times. After 24 hours and these 4 applications I did feel there was a difference to the condition of the skin on my hands although my super dry hands were not "fixed". The particularly dry and cracked areas were still very dry, although I could feel an improvement and my hands did not feel as sore. However overall the skin on the tops of my hands did feel a lot softer and smoother when touched and not so paper like.

      I continued to use the Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream for 3-4 applications per day and within 3 days I feel there was a massive difference to the condition of my hands and my issues were "fixed". The dry cracked skin around my knuckles had completely vanished and the skin was not sore and tight feeling. My hands all over felt a lot smoother and softer and the skin on my hands looked a lot healthier and soft feeling. I also felt that the skin around my nails and my nails felt improved and there did not have a very dry brittle feeling like previously.

      Obviously as a busy mum I had to continue with the constant hand washing, cleaning and general abuse of the skin on my hands but I continued to use to Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream to help keep my hands in good condition and purchased another tube of cream once the first one ran out. I have been using this product at least twice daily now for 6 weeks and my hands have stayed soft and silky feeling. The hand cream has stopped my hands getting back into their previous condition and kept the skin looking and feeling healthy.


      ***Overall***
      Of all the hand creams I have used over the years the Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream is not the best however it is very effective and is excellent value for money at around £3 for a 100ml tube.

      The hand cream is slightly thicker and greasier than other hand creams I have used (like most Nivea moisturising products) meaning it does take slightly longer to absorb into hands but the thick consistency helps to moisturise even the most dry and cracked of skin. Within 24 hours of using Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream on my very sore dry cracked hands I noticed my skin was smoother and within 3 days of use my hands were "repaired" and all of the cracked dry areas of skin hand vanished. My hands were left softer feeling, moisturised and the skin looked healthy and supple rather than dry and cracked.

      With daily use I have found my hands have stayed in a healthy looking condition. Functional yet fabulous!

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        15.09.2010 21:40
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        If only I did not have eczema

        My sister got me a 'heavnly hands' gift set for my birthday this year which contained this cream, a nail file, a cuticle pusher (not sure what the actual name is but you push your cuticles down with it) and some cotton gloves. Having searched online I have found that the cream alone costs around £2.50 for a 100ml tube.


        I have problems with my hands getting rashes and eczema which cause dry patches and blisters sometimes so I was a little worried about using the cream to start with.

        The tube is a light blue and white colour with a Nivea hand logo on it. The tube says that the cream 'Softens and nourishes dry hands and cuticles' also that it contains 'natural minerals, vitamins and macadamia nut oil'. The tube has a blue lid which it stands on so the cream is always ready at the lid for you to use.

        Flipping the lid open I found a small hole to squeeze the cream out of. The cream is quite thick so you will not need too much to cover both hands. My hands were a little dry to start with due to my eczema so I rubbed it into my skin and the cream was absorbed quite quickly and did not leave my hands slippy which was good. My hands did sting a little sadly when applying but I think this is down to my eczema. I was a little worried that the next day my hands were going to have broke out even more but I was suprised to find that the next day my hands actually did feel smoother. So I am going to continue to use this cream alongside my cream for reactions and hope that my hands continue to get softer.

        3 stars just be careful if you have eczema.

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        12.08.2010 00:36
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        Not one I'll buy for myself

        I received a tube of Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream as a present. I wouldn't have picked it up and bought it for myself, as I am quite fond of the Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising Cream, and have found all the other Nivea creams that I have tried to be just poor cousins of that. However, I did get it in the winter, which is when my hands are most dry, so I was keen to give it ago - as soon as I could tear myself away from my Lush favourites.

        This product comes in an easily squeezable plastic tube which is quite durable, with a blue flip-top lid that can also be unscrewed when you're getting low on the product and want to be able to squeeze more out or fish some out of the lid. The tube has an inoffensive blue, white and pink design, and is printed with the ingredients, brand and product information, and suggestions for using it. Nivea recommend that this be used daily.

        I would agree that for lasting results this should be used daily, because overall this Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream was a bit of a disappointment. If your hands are a little dry you might like it, but if your hands are more red and raw by the time you try it don't expect it to be a miracle cure. There are products that work very effectively and quickly on very dry hands, I found the Vaseline Intensive Care hand cream much more effective than this. If you use this every day as a rule (I don't like to use hand cream except when I'm going to sleep as it makes my hands feel clammy) as suggested, it would probably protect your skin quite well though.

        The smell is a bit chemical and it also seems stronger than the Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising Cream. I don't really like the scent, especially when I'm going to bed as I sleep with my hands under my pillow and can smell it! If I put this cream on during the day and keep my hands away from my face it's no problem.

        Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream is £3.15 for 100 ml. My advice is that you save your money and if you want a Nivea cream to carry in your bag, go for the Nivea Soft 75ml tube, which is only £1.95 and can be used on face and body as well as hands.

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          01.06.2010 11:49
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          An excellent everyday hand lotion.

          As you probably already know If you've read my other Nivea product reviews, I am a big fan of Nivea and this is now my favourite hand lotion.

          ~Packaging and Appearance~
          Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream comes in a blue-lilac squeezy bottle with a navy top. Both of these are pearlescent becuase if you look really closely you can see tiny flecks of glitter. Anyway, Nivea claims that this lotion will 'Soften and nourish dry hands and cuticles' and that it has a long-lasting effect.

          ~Contents and Product~
          To get to the lotion you simply flip open the lid and squeeze the container. The lotion comes out in a worm shape which I was quite surprised at becuase I though it would come out in a hard-to-control blob. The hand lotion had the trademark Nivea scent, nice and fresh, which I liked. I then rubbed in the lotion and it was very soothing on my dry skin and absorbed very easily and wasn't greasy at all (I hate greasy hand lotions). Within three days my hands were really smooth and supple, probably thanks to the macadamia nut oil and natural vitamins and minerals. I was astounded as I only applied it twice a day!

          ~Value~
          A 100ml container of Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream is £3.19 from Boots, which is fantastic value for such an excellent cream.

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          08.04.2010 22:15
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          a nice cheap hand cream that does it's job

          I received a tube of this cream in a manicure set for my birthday and have just started using it in an effort to keep my hands youthful and moisturised!

          The cream is thick and it is easy to squeeze out the amount you need, and you don't actually need much as a little goes a long way. I massage it into my hands and my nail beds after washing up or when my hands are feeling dry. It is absorbed quickly and does leave the hands feeling soft and moisturised. It is less greasy than a lot of handcreams too.

          It contains Taurin to enhance the skins natural moisture production and vitamins B5 and F as well as macadamia nut oil to nourish cuticles and soothe dry skin.

          It has a soft, pleasant smell which is very Nivea. My tube is 100ml and has lasted well.
          I have been impressed with it and for a cheap everyday handcream does a good job.

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          31.03.2010 18:41
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          A great little cream from Nivea

          Nivea has been around for years and i know a lot of people turn there nose up at their products because they are so cheap, but i find that most of the time their products are much better than the more expensive brands you see on the tv. This 100ml tube sells in Boots for about £4 and as you only need a small amount it will last you for ages.



          The packaging is very simple but is designed with the opening at the bottom of the tube so that you can get every last bit of cream out so theres very little waste. This claims to soften and nourish dry hands and cuticles and has a long lasting effect. Im glad to say that it actually does these thing, no matter how dry your hands are. My hands tend to get very dry, so dry that they get quite sore and have white flaky patches on them especially so during the winter. Even when they are that bad though, i still dont have to use loads of this, i find about the size of a 2 pence piece normally works. This covers both my hand and my cuticles, giving a great coverage. It has a great immediate effect and within a few minutes the cream has soaked in and i can get back to getting on with my day. Its not a greasy formula, even when i apply a bit too much and doesnt leave that slimy residue that i find i sometimes get with hand creams. The only downside i can think of is that you have to reapply after you wash your hands although this may be just because my hands are so dry. It also lives up to its claims of being long lasting as when i apply it before i go to bed, when i wake up the next day my hands are still soft and mouisturised.



          I also find this is great as a cuticle softener and often put some on my cuticles and them put them in a bowl of warm water to soak for a few minutes and it makes it easier to remove them and push back. It has something called macadamia nut oil in it which apparently helps in the mouisturising effect. There isnt much of a smell from this, nothing special just your average cream smell but its fresh smelling so its pleasant to have on. The only thing that i think this could be doing with , would be having an spf in it and it would be perfect.

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            09.03.2010 15:10
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            A fantastic hand cream well worth a try

            So this hand cream by Nivea is very trustworthy and definatley worth a try, especaily if like myself you suffer from extremely dry hands which crack and bad nails that need a good moisturising session.

            The lotion itself has a light scent a smell that is exactly the same as all other Nivea products. The lotion is really thick which is probably why it lasts so long as it is so thick you only need a tiny amount.

            This hand cream also works well for those with sensitive skin as Nivea is so gentle and works with the skin and not against it, it replaces all the things that are lost from our hands due to every day use.

            The hand lotion comes in a squeeze tube and dries very quickly with no real mess, the lotion is thick and white and you really only need a tiny bit on one hand and it will cover both. It will give your hands a lot of hydration and makes your fingers and palms of your hands feel easier to move and well protected.

            Within a week my hands had dramatically improved and the bottle seemed hardly touched. I personally used this product about three times a day but normally you should re apply hand cream every time you wash your hands.

            It is designed to give your hands full protection and keep them well mositurused and well hydrated. This formula even helps nail and keeps the cuticals well looked after and smooth. People do not always realise how much protection your cuticles need and they are often forgotten about this is why this formula is so fantastic it does several jobs all in one go with no need for cuticle creams.

            Nivea hand cream will cost you around £2.50 which is fantastic for a hand cream which really works and a bottle that lasts such a long time.

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            17.02.2010 14:17
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            I'm sticking with Nivea from now on

            I tried this hand cream after using another one by Vaseline which didn't work that well. I have used this Nivea one before and I could remember it being good but didn't remember how good it actually was.

            This is a nourishing hand cream that is meant to soften and nourish dry hands and cuticles with a long-lasting effect. The bottle says that it contains vitamins and minerals which enhance the skin's natural moisture production, nourishes hands and soothes and replenishes dry skin.

            All of this is true as it seems to be doing everything that it claims it will do. It soaks into my hands quite well and very quickly without leaving no grease so that I can immediately touch things again straight after putting it on. It has a subtle but sweet scent which does smell very nice on the hands. It makes my hands feel softer straight away and gives them a bit of a glow but without looking or feeling greasy.

            The patches of dry skin that I've had have cleared up quite a bit and I've only been using this cream for about a week. My hands have been nowhere near as itchy as usual and I only find myself putting the cream on a couple of times a day rather every couple of hours.

            The Vaseline one that I previously used worked great at making my hands feel softer but it didn't actually get rid of the dry skin and only masked it over for a couple of hours. I am now sticking to using this Nivea hand cream as, not only does it make my hands feels much softer, it also seems to be clearing the dryness and cracks on my hands.

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            16.02.2010 22:01
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            good cream recommended by me

            Was bought this for Christmas last year. My nails and hands are always in need of some extra loving care due to biting the skin around my nails so this was welcomed with open arms.

            I use this every time I French manicure my nails although I should use it more often. It comes in 100ml tube with a click cap which is easy to open. It was a new formula at the time, but I can not compare this to the old one due to not trying it. It is supposed to soften and nourish dry hands and cuticles and has natural minerals, vitamins and macadamia nut oil. It states that it is quickly absorbing and with daily use it will improve the skins elasticity.

            The three main points of the cream are that it holds natural minerals and Taurin to enhance the skins natural moisture production, holds vitamins B5 and F to intensively nourish hands for long lasting care and holds macadamia nut oil to soothe and replenish dry skin and cuticles.

            I recently burnt my hands with bleach this was my own stupid fault because of being allergic to latex I did not use rubber gloves and washed some garments in strong bleach, this is not recommended at all, due to doing this all my hands became irritated, dry and burning, I found this cream out to see if it would soothe the pain.

            It smells like all the other Nivea creams that I have previously used and think that the smell is very nice. It is a white cream that you do not need a lot of to cover your hands. I have found that applying it twice a day for 3 days my skin on my knuckles was no longer dry and flaky also I found the rest of the skin on my hands that wasn't burnt very soft and felt like new skin. My cuticles were softer so I was able to push them back and make my hands look neater. I have also noticed my nails look shinier too.

            The only down side that I have had is that it does not sink into my skin as fast as I expected. I have had to wait about 10 minutes before I am able to touch anything without my hands feeling greasy. I would advise this product for hand care but as long as you have some spare time to allow it to sink into your skin. It does do what it says on the tube and has really helped the care of my hands. It has also healed the broken skin that I have bitten around my nails and made them look like new, I have just got to stop myself from biting them now.

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            06.02.2010 12:08
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            A trusted, non greasy hand cream

            Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream

            I shall begin with the basics. I'm thankful to have received both large and small sized hand creams, with the smaller being 30ml and bought by my boyfriend's mum to keep in my handbag. I believe that the 100ml version sells in Boots for £3.19 and if my memory serves me right, the smaller version came with some nail polishes so I'm not sure whether this is sold individually at this size.

            The reason I started using Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream was due to working as a bar maid at weekend evenings, where I would constantly wash my hands and working on a farm on Sunday mornings where my hands would get dry very quickly.

            The cream comes in a pale blue tube, which gradually turns white towards the middle, with a darker blue plastic lid. The darker blue Nivea Hand logo is incorporated into the middle.

            According to the packaging, the nourishing hand cream "softens and nourishes dry hands and cuticles" and the effect is long-lasting. Included in the ingredients are natural minerals, vitamins and macadamia nut oil.
            Apparently the cream, if used daily, will improve the skins elasticity, leaving hands and cuticles smooth and supple. (Information found on packaging.)

            - My thoughts -

            I love this hand cream. You don't need a great deal of it unlike other hand creams that I have used in the past, which is good as even the 30ml cream lasts for a great deal of time, depending on usage, obviously.

            The cream is absorbed so quickly, which is useful for me as I always apply hand cream at the most inconvenient times, for example, just as I'm about to type on my laptop.

            I can feel my hands are more soft after using the cream and it smells quite nice too, although, thankfully, not an over powering fragrance.
            I would recommend this hand cream over any other as I've never had any problems with it, I cannot stand to apply hand creams which leave my hands feeling greasy for any length of time.

            This hand cream is so good that my Mum likes to 'borrow' it as often as she dares. This is a good sign, as my Mum is very picky with the products she uses on her very dry hands.

            Overall, a great value for money cream as it lasts a long time due to not needing excessive amounts.

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              21.12.2009 17:38
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              WHY I WILL CONTINUE TO USE THIS EFFECTIVE CREAM.

              I wear acrylic nails, i have them done professionally once a month. I have treated myself to this little luxury since giving up smoking. However it suddenly dawned on me last week that i have been constantly wearing these acrylics constantly since may. So decided to give my own nails a bit of a breather.

              It was only after the acrylics were removed did I realise how much my own nails were damaged. The appearance of my nails were shocking. really short, brittle and also very tender and sore. I couldnt even do buttons up without being in quite a lot of discomfort. I decided that it was obvious i needed to give my hands and fingernails some tender loving care.

              I purchased from Asda Nivea hand nourishing cream. which promises to nourish dry hands and cuticles. I knew that this was more of a hand cream than a nail cream. But I wanted something that would provide nutrients and moisture into my hands and nails.

              THE PACKAGING
              The packaging is quite pretty but certainly aimed at the female market. The packaging is a neat squeezy plastic tube. The colours on the tube are very girly. lilac with pink coloured piping around the lid. Also the navy blue famous nivea logo is printed on the front of the tube.

              There is quite a good amount of information provided on the packaging in order for you to establish if this product is what you are looking for. The first thing that caught my eye was that the cream is made from natural minerals and macadamia nuts. So I would have thought any one with a nut allergy would have to steer clear of this product for safety reasons.

              All ingredients used in the product are clearly written on the back of the tube. Also nivea provides a website for any queries or questions consumers may wish to ask.

              www.NIVEA.com

              THE CREAM
              My initial impression to this hand cream was that it was quite greasy. However I quickly realised that all this feeling of greasiness quickly goes as the cream is very fast absorbing. I loved the feeling of smoothness that the cream gave to my hands. I also noticed almost immediately that the cream was very soothing to my sore finger nails.

              A week later and I have seen a dramatic improvement in both the suppleness of the skin on my hands and the condition of my nails. My nails have become stronger and healthier in appearance.

              It does not give any indication on the packaging how many times a day you are suppose to use the cream. But I find that I have been using it up to four times daily. I don't really think if your hands are in good condition you need to use it this much as the cream is very effective in leaving your hands feeling nourished. I have been using this cream so much because I love the cooling and soothing effect it immediately provides to my damaged nails.

              Another thing which I love about the product is the scent. It is very clean and natural smelling. Certainly not heavily perfumed or synthetic smelling. The smell almost further conveys that the cream is doing you good, as the smell is very natural and high quality.

              I have bought the cream in a handy 30 ml tube. I find this is fantastic for putting in my handbag. I only paid £1 for the 30 ml size tube. which I think is fantastic value for money.

              I would certainly recommend this product to anyone who wishes to revitalise their tired looking hands or improve the state of their nails. It has totally been effective in providing relief and nourishment to my sore and brittle nails. Whilst providing a good moisturiser to my hands.

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                25.10.2009 11:25
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                very good for very dry/eczema skin

                Nivea hand - Nourishing cream

                Since i was a baby i have suffered from Eczema, thankfully as i have grown older i have out grown it, but have been left with very dry hands (especially after the washing up that no one else seems to do). I have had awful trouble trying to find a nice moisturising cream that wont burn or sting my very sensitive hands.

                Last year for christmas my husbands sister gave me a Nivea hand looky after thingy me bob pack, which contained a tube of this hand cream. I dont normally like getting things like creams or soaps as i usually cannot use them, they either dry my skin out even more or burn like hell. Well, this tube looked and sounded quite nice so i decided to give it a go to see if it could nourish my little paws.

                The Packaging:

                The tube is pale blue with a dark blue lid, it stands upright so you dont have to over squeeze to get any cream, or shake it. The tube fits nicely in the palm of your hand when squeezing gently to extract the cream. The lid is very secure so no dribbling over the table.

                The product:

                Claims to soften & nourish dry hands & cuticles with long lasting effect, it also contains Natural Minerals & Taurin to enhance the skins natural moisture production, Vitamins B5 & F to intensively nourish hands for long lasting care & Macadamia Nut Oil to soothe and replenish dry skin and cuticles. I dont know if this would affect Nut allergy sufferers or not, the tube doesnt give any warnings.

                The cream is quite thick and not at all runny. I would recommend using only about a centimetre to a centimetre and a half at most, for both hands. The cream rubs in well and leaves your skin feeling nice and silky, it is also quickly absorbed. However, if you do use too much of the cream, it will leave your hands with a "ewwww, i have to wash my hands" feeling. This cream does not affect the small patch of Eczema that still remains on my one finger (apart from moisturising it, obviously) so i would recommend to all who have dry sensitive skin.

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                  05.07.2009 19:33
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                  A super hand and cuticle cream that smooths and moistures the skin

                  Nivea Hand Nourishing Cream

                  When I bought my Nivea body cream I reviewed earlier I also got with it in a pack a hand cream and something else.

                  **The Hype**
                  Nivea nourishing hand cream is advertised as an intensive cream to restore lost moisture and nourish dry cuticles. It has some special ingredients too like ceramides, vitamins and macademia nut oil. If you use this stuff daily it is meant to improve your hands elasticity and leave your hands and cuticles smooth and supple. This is meant to have an immediate effect.

                  **The bottle**
                  I have the 30ml version and it is white tube like shape with a blue lid. It has the brand name in a small blue box and a picture of hands. It clearly shows it is a nourishing cream but also shows that this is for intensive care to restore lost moisture and lists the quick ingredients on the front. It is a flip lid opening and the cream comes out quite thick like the Nivea body cream in this same version.

                  **Using it**
                  It comes out neatly in a squirt and I find if you squirt a little dollop this will cover one hand and all fingers and cuticles. It comes out in a thick dollop but once you start to spread it into the hand and cuticles it has a more loose consistency. Like the body cream version though it blends in within a few seconds. It also does not leave a sticky feel but leaves a shine and feels instantly smooth. I then add more to the cuticles when they feel particularly dry or damaged -especially when I am wanting to push them back and do a manicure. There is less of an aroma to this over the Nivea body cream and it smells quite pleasant like any other hand cream.

                  **Opinion**
                  As I mentioned in other review I do seem to have drier skin as I get older but I have always had quite dry hands that need moisturising regularly. They aren't overly dry but will suck in creams readily without feeling greasy. I try to look after my hands with creams as to keep moistured as I do have quite dryish and sensitive skin. This cream causes no irritation to my sensitive skin and is a good one to use. I would not say it is the only one I use as I do have a few different ones that I change between as I like variety. This one is perhaps better in the summer months compared to some more intense ones I use in winter.

                  **Does it live up to hype**
                  Yes over time using this each day does make a difference and it has made my hands feel smoother and gentler.

                  **Recommend**
                  I think this is a good hand cream and using daily certainly improves the softness of the skin and the dryness. I got it in my pack with the body cream for about £5 so I am not entirely sure of the individual price but I suspect it will be bigger than my 30ml sold on its own and be under £3.

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                  15.06.2009 14:50
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                  Great price for great hand cream!

                  I have to have hand cream in my handbag. I think I have mild OCD which, for me means, I have to "know" that my hands are clean. This will include washing my hands constantly or at least putting hand cream on so that it smells like they're clean.

                  I picked this up from my local Boots because at a price that was approximately £2, it was the cheapest nicest smelling hand cream available.

                  Tube
                  The cream comes in a tube of 100ml. Upon a quick sweep of the Boots hand cream section, I found this to be one of the larger tubes so partnered with the price, good value for money.

                  Smell
                  It has a very distinctive Nivea smell. Unlike Dove, for instance, Nivea tends to stick with the same floral, almost baby cream smell for all their products. Personally, I like this a lot but other people may find this quite boring.

                  Application
                  This hand cream is a lot thicker than the other hand creams on the market. Actually, I find most Nivea products quite thick. Because of this it can be difficult to absorb into the skin, requiring a couple more rubs. I wouldn't describe this as greasy, because it appears too thick to even make your hands slippery. However, when it is absorbed, the skin feels really soft and smooth. The cream is so good at conditioning the skin that when I go and wash my hands about one hour later, my hands still feels soft, without needing a top up.

                  One thing though, I ran out of body lotion once and picked this up to put on the dry skin on my shins. It took forever to blend into the skin because the surface area was so much bigger than my hands! OK, fair enough, I wasn't suppose to use it anywhere else but my hands, but it looks like this product is best used for hands only, otherwise you'll be sitting there forever rubbing at your skin!

                  Overall:
                  Everything about this hand cream is great - the price is cheap, you get a bigger tube than the other hand creams, the smell is lovely and, most important of all, it conditions your skin, leaving it baby soft and smooth!

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                • Product Details

                  A quick absorbing cream that can be used daily to improve your skin's elasticity and leave your hands and cuticles smooth and supple /