REVIEW: Nivea Creme

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Nivea Creme is one of those products that has been around for so long that most of us don’t even notice it on the shelves- it has very simple packaging and no catchy slogans- nothing to really catch our attention. But last Christmas my mother bought me a pot and I’ve been hooked ever since. I just had to review this little beaut!

There are millions of moisturisers out there that make impressive promises, contain exotic ingredients and smell good enough to eat- so why do I use this simple product every single day? Well, for those of you like me who have extremely sensitive skin, you’ll understand me when I say that it’s incredibly difficult to find cosmetic products which achieve a happy medium between dry and oily skin. This Nivea product doesn’t claim to help sensitive skin in particular- its website simply says that is is a “moisturiser for every skin type”, and that it “helps your skin stay soft and supple”. But, in my opinion, it is perfect for those of us who have skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or generally dry, flaky, oily or easily irritated skin.

You can buy it in a variety of sizes, but this one was only £1.00 (50ml) from Superdrug. Very reasonable!

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The “creme” doesn’t have much of a scent, which I prefer- I don’t want any unnecessary chemicals in my skin, thank you! The consistency is quite thick, which prevents it from dripping everywhere and also helps to apply an even coverage.

There aren’t any directions on the pot and it doesn’t specify which parts of your body it is safe to use it on, which would be quite confusing for people who have never used the product. For those of you who don’t like the idea of sticking your fingers into the pot every time for hygiene reasons, it is also available in a tube so that you can squeeze it on. It doesn’t make your face feel oily or tight as some creams do.

I personally use a small amount of the moisturiser on my face (ensuring all of my make up has been wiped off beforehand), and on any dry or chapped areas of my body, such as my elbows, knees, wrists and ankles. I then leave it on overnight and come morning my skin feels refreshed and smooth.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Moisturises skin
  • Easily sourced in the UK
  • Pleasant consistency
  • No noticeable scent
  • No oiliness or tightness of skin after applying
  • No irritation to sensitive skin
  • Simple packaging

Cons 

  • No directions on packaging
  • No other information on pot, such as ingredients, explanation of the purpose of the product, etc.
  • Nothing to draw one’s attention to the product

Conclusion
Although there seems to be nothing particularly special about this moisturiser, I felt I had to write about a product I genuinely like. This is one of only two creams I’ve ever experimented with which hasn’t irritated my skin at all, which is pretty impressive because, believe me, I’ve tried a lot! I would 100% recommend it to anyone who deals with sensitive and/or irritated skin. In all honesty, if your skin is fine with most products then you might find this one a bit boring, but it should still help to keep your skin smooth.

Rating
4/5

 

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or would like to let me know about your experiences with this product, please leave a comment below. Check out the rest of my site for more product reviews. Toodle-pip!

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