I bought a jar of this cult classic face cream to try out a couple of weeks ago. I was standing in the chemist feeling rather overwhelmed by the vast array of facial products staring back at me, when I noticed this unassuming little package on the shelf. I decided that this was the product I was going to take home with me, based on it’s simple packaging, small price tag and cult status.
My grandmother is a huge fan of Nivea Crème. She’s been using it for as long as I can remember, and she has gorgeous skin. My grandmother is a very fussy woman when it comes to beauty products, so the fact that she’d been using this cream for such a long time was a good sign.
I have to say that I am very, very impressed with this product. I’ve been using it for about four weeks now, and it has had a remarkable effect on my skin.
The crème itself has a rather thick texture. It’s much thicker than any face cream I have ever used before, and I was a bit dubious about how it would work with my rather oily skin. The crème is quite thick and it does take a bit of effort to smooth it into your skin. The extra work is definitely worth it though. Once the crème has sunk into your skin, it has a soft, silky texture. It is intensely moisturizing, and quickly perks and plumps dry skin. I used it religiously when I had a cold a few weeks ago, and it stopped my poor nose from drying out, even with all the nose-blowing I had been doing. My skin is also rather sensitive, and this crème didn’t aggravate my skin or make me break out.
Even though my skin can be on the oily side, the Nivea Crème doesn’t leave my face looking like an oil slick. It sinks into the skin well and doesn’t leave a lot of greasy residue. It is fantastic underneath makeup, as it helps my foundation to glide on easily. I have found that if I’m wearing a liquid foundation, I need to apply a little translucent powder over the top, because my face can get a little shiny. The Nivea Crème is ideal for applying underneath mineral powder foundation, as it helps the product to adhere to my face better, so it lasts longer. The crème also gives the face a dewy glow when worn under mineral foundation.
The Nivea Crème comes in a simple, navy blue jar. I prefer face creams that are packaged in jars, because it’s easy to control how much you use, and there’s no wastage, because you can get to every last drop of product. The cream has a light, classic scent that is sweet but not overpowering. The smell of this reminds me of staying with my grandmother, because she used this product religiously.
This product is also excellent value. I purchased my jar for just $6.95 at my local chemist shop, and I estimate that the jar will probably last me five months of daily use.
I am very impressed with the Nivea Crème. It will be perfect for the cooler months, when my skin tends to dry out with the harsh, windy weather. I would highly recommend it to anyone that has dry or sensitive skin. It is perfect for daily use or for giving your skin an intense shot of moisture. Nivea Crème is a great product for ladies with a tiny beauty budget, as it costs about the same as a Happy Meal and is infinitely better for you. I can’t say enough good things about this product. I’m totally hooked.