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      07.07.2014 02:53
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      A must have for dry skin

      This cream or ''creme'' rather is a definite purchase. I have really dry skin and have tried plenty of face creams to try and solve this issue. I was recommended this cream by a friend who has eczema and said that this solved all her problems. I do not know why I had not tried this sooner because it has been around for years and years, which means it must be doing something right and I can honestly say it has. The first time I used this I could feel the difference straight away. If you have extremely dry skin I would definitely recommend this as it works for sure. This face cream is not overwhelmingly fragrant, which is a great thing because I usually turn away from fragrant creams as they have a bad effect on my skin. The mellow fragrance is very nice and you can still smell it when it is on your skin. It does leave a shine on your face when applied to it but within a few minutes it is absorbed and leaves a lovely glow. Also, if you use this as a primer or as an undercoat for your make-up it makes your foundation glide on beautifully, giving even coverage.

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      01.07.2014 21:28
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      • "Moisturising and thick"
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      A must have in your beauty regime

      I am 29 and I have been using Nivea creme every day literally for as long as I can remember. I use this cream every evening before bed after using a Nivea face wipe. This cream is really hydrating for your skin. I suffer from dry skin but using this cream every evening my skin is fine. I do find that because the cream is thick it can leave a shine on your face and this is why I don''t use it in the day time. However I guess if you are good at applying make up (which I''m not) you could find a way to work around this. As well as suffering from dry skin I also have sensitive skin but I get no irritation from this product. It''s so cheap and effective I cannot recommend it enough. I also read in a magazine once that Kate Winslet uses this cream so it must be good!

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      23.05.2014 16:43
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      • Long-lasting
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      Great for everyday use, lasts a long time

      Nivea is a trusted brand which I use a lot! I never wear make up - I just wash my face and then use a small amount of Nivea Cream on it every morning. I will be 40 this year and have no wrinkles yet! Its such a nice cream to use on your face, not too heavy, as long as you do not use too much and cake your face in it! It lasts a long time after opening. I have one of the big tubs on the go at the moment and it has been opened for months and is still as good as the day it was opened. I would definitely recommend this cream to anybody who has a bit of dry skin on their face, or just wants to have softer feeling skin.

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      18.09.2013 22:22

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      I am fresh and new to skin products being 20. I got recommended this from my dear friend who is almost 65 she looks no older then 45. I asked her what she used and she said nivea. I thought the lady is living proof this works. I was worried as my skin is sensitive but it worked amazingly within a week my skin was fresher and felt and looked less tired. I use it before bed and as soon as I wake up. incredible stuff. highly recommend for anyone who doesn't have the time for expensive drawn out regimes this takes literally 2 minutes a day.

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      19.08.2013 22:43
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      Nivea cream is solution for every skin. My friend used to spend fortune on expensive products. Then she lost the job and started to use cheaper Nivea. Her skin kept the same look. Nivea got tens of year of tradition and bring all the best for skin. I love using Nivea especially for dry parts of the body like feet, its amazing as cream after shaving and for winter face. I find it a bit too heavy for summer skin.

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      02.06.2013 18:42
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      Top moisturiser, great memories!

      After seeing Nivea in my gran's house as a child, and growing up with it in the family home, I decided to carry on the tradition and buy some for myself (I'm 32!).
      The design still looks pretty much the same as it did back then which, as strange as it may sound, has a comforting feel to it. Like it's a family favourite, a little friend for the females in the family.
      The smell takes me back to my childhood too. It's hard to describe -- it's not floral, it doeesn't have a medical smell to it... it's subtle but refreshing.
      I use Nivea Creme for any part of my body. It's slightly thicker than the lotions I usually use, but as a creme it feels like it's working better (are lotions watered down??). It's lovely a white colour and rubs in easily and keeps my skin moisturised for hours and hours. I particularly like using it on my elbows and knees, although I feel it's a little too thick for my face.
      For something that feels so luxurious it is relatively inexpensive! Last time I bought a 200ml tub/pot (and it was only a few months ago) it only cost me £1.99! Bargain!
      I'm a little sentimental about Nivea with the memories of it, but even if I had just discovered this product I'd have fallen in love with it today.

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        27.05.2013 14:33
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        I really love this product!

        DESCRIPTION

        I've always loved Nivea Crème. I remember my Nan always having a little pot on her bedside table and I'd always try to make up an excuse to use some. These days I too always have a pot of Nivea to hand and I'll use it for anything from moisturising my face & lips to applying to cuts or sores to help soothe them. My Nivea pot is a 200ml example but you can get them in smaller 50ml pots and I've also seen larger pots although I don't know the precise quantity of those. Nivea doesn't make a huge list of claims which I like. It is a cream free from preservatives and suitable for any skin type.

        PACKAGING

        Nivea crème usually comes within a navy blue coloured plastic tub with "Nivea" printed on the top in white sometimes with the word "crème" underneath and on the bottom there is a sticker with all the relevant details. You can sometimes pick up the smaller 50ml tubs though which have a white coloured plastic bottom. The tubs/pots have a simple screw top lid which can be twisted to reveal the purely white cream.

        PRICE

        The prices of nivea products greatly vary I find, I picked up my most recent tub (200ml) for just under £3 from Superdrug. I've sometimes purchased a 50ml tub from Wilkinsons for a pound though and I've also found the 200ml tubs on offer in several chemists, it is definitely worth having a search around before purchasing to get the best deal.

        PERFORMANCE

        I cannot fault this cream from nivea I really can't, it's my favourite moisturiser by far and it's what I use in my nightly routine on a daily basis. The consistency of the cream is quite thick and when first applied to the skin it almost feels as though it won't sink in.

        Using the fingertips though to rub in an upwards and outwards motion on the face I find it soaks into the skin easily and immediately gives me a fresh and moisturised feeling. Nivea crème also has a slight smell to it I can't really describe it other than being that sort of "clean" smell. I like this because I don't really enjoy facial moisturisers with strong smells but I appreciate a tiny scent addition.

        The cream is not greasy and feels as though it is getting to work straight away. The moisturising feel also lasts a very long time, I will usually sit up in bed watching TV etc for a couple of hours before sleeping after applying the product and my face will still feel very moisturised.

        I also find it works very well as a lip moisturiser, I will often apply this as a base before applying lipstick and again it moisturises and soothes the lips making them feel lovely and soft.

        OVERALL

        Overall this is one of my all time favourite beauty products, it's simple and does exactly what it says it will. It's usually quite cheap to buy if you look in the right places and is also very versatile, I would recommend to everybody!

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        15.05.2013 18:27
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        A great moisturising cream

        When I was a little girl in the late fifties and early sixties there was no such thing as sun cream - at least not at a price affordable by ordinary people! As I am a fair skinned redhead my mom used to smother my skin with Nivea Crème to try and stop my skin burning. I can remember her putting it on my shoulders and it melting as my skin (and the sun) was hot! She also used to put lots on my pink skin when we got back to the B & B too to try and minimise the discomfort of any sunburn. It sounds terrible now but in those days we didn't know any better!

        The main thing that I can remember though is the fragrance - I love the sweet creamy smell of Nivea and, whenever I smell it now, I am transported in my mind back to the happy family holidays of yesteryear.

        Nivea itself has been made using the same preservative free formula that they have been using since its inception in 1911. Before you ask I don't go that far back! The blue pot containing the crème hasn't changed much either - it is still very simple in a lovely shade of dark blue with the words NIVEA crème written across the top in white. I have an idea that the containers were tins in days gone by but I may be mixing that up with something else. The containers these days are made from plastic and have a screw top.

        Whenever I unscrew the lid to use the crème that lovely, sweet, familiar fragrance wafts out - I never tire of this smell. The crème inside is white and thick but not solid. It is absorbed very quickly into the skin and does not leave any greasy residue.

        The crème allegedly 'provides the skin with all it needs to stay pure, nourished and smooth'. It is suitable for use all over the body and for all the family - young and old alike, and it is dermatologically approved.

        I use Nivea when I need a bit of intensive moisturising on my arms and legs. Once it has all been absorbed my skin feels lovely and soft and I can smell that wonderful fragrance off and on all day. I don't use it on my face as I do love my Oil of Olay for my face.

        Currently, in Boots, a pot containing 50ml of Nivea would set you back £1.49 and one containing 200ml is £3.39. Of course, once the pot is empty, it can be recycled with your general plastic recycling.

        In conclusion Nivea has been looking after me for over 50 years and I still trust it just as much today as I did then.

        And that smell ............................................. lovely!

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          13.05.2013 20:25
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          An excellent, very reliable product.

          My bathroom is cluttered with all manner of lotions and unguents to make me softer, smoother, moister, and more fragrant. I've got the whole range, from stuff I've picked up in the pound shop to luxurious items I've received as gifts, and I love chopping and changing as the mood takes me. One of the few products to which I actually have some loyalty is Nivea Creme General Purpose Cream, which retails at £2.78 for 200ml, and comes in a smart blue pot with a screw off lid.

          The pot is very basic - a plain dark blue cylinder with the brand name printed on it in white. Apart from a brief ingredients listing, there isn't a lot of gumpfh on the pot, it's all very simple and uncluttered. In fact, it doesn't even come with any usage instructions - but then it doesn't really need any.

          This is a lovely cool whipped bright white cream, in a nice thick, non runny consistency, that can be applied whereever it is needed to soothe, cool, or moisturise the skin. I find it instantly cooling and soothing on my skin, and although it is very thick and quite luxurious feeling, it does blend in well. I tend to use this most often to moisturise particularly dry bits - elbows, knees, and feet, and it is really brilliant at restoring moisture to cracked skin. Although it is suited very well to intense moisturising, I think it is also suitable for the face, although it is a little thick and occasionally can leave my t zone a little greasy.

          It's not remotely irritating, and has a clean clear smell to it, though not any scent I can particularly identify. It's a very neutral product, and can be used by the whole family - in fact, my boyfriend occasionally steals some as a shaving foam substitute when his real foam runs out, and also uses it to soothe his excema flare ups when the skin becomes dry and broken. And when my daughter was little, although I generally used dedicated baby products, this was occasionally called into play as a substitute bum cream.

          This is an inexpensive all round moisturing cream that, despite my dazzling array of lotions and potions, I will always have a place for in my home. 5 stars.

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          29.04.2013 16:21
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          I prefer Nivea Soft in a tube, but this is a decent cream overall

          **What is it?**

          Nivea Creme is an all purpose face and body moisturiser which has been around for many many years. My mum and gran always used it and I have used it sporadically since.

          **Price and Availability**

          Nivea Creme comes in a range of sizes however the 50ml tin retails at around £2 and the 200ml tin at £4.50 - £5, so it is better value to buy the 200ml if this is something you use regularly.

          It is available in all larger supermarkets, pharmacies, at online retailers and very very occasionally it can be located in the Pound Shop (for the smaller and travel sizes).

          **Packaging**

          The colour of the packaging never changes, as it is always a bright royal blue tin, and always has the Nivea logo and 'Creme' in a white script on it - very plain and identifiable, and very classic. But there are two versions of packaging material, there is the more traditional lift up lid tin, and there is a screw top lid plastic version.

          The tin is more traditional but I find that the lid can sometimes be tricky to lift up especially if it is a bit greasy or if you have long fingernails. The plastic tub is easier in terms of opening as it screws and lifts off but again this has it's downside as the screw thread can get ingrained with the moisturiser and end up a bit messy.

          Personally I prefer the tin because it's such a classic design, though there is no difference in price whenever I have purchased it.

          **The Creme**

          Nivea Creme is a little bit thicker and a little bit greasier than Nivea Soft Creme which is another popular product (identifiable by it's white packaging) in the Nivea range. This Nivea Creme is thick and white and stands in round peaks in the tub.

          It is applied by hand and can be used anywhere on the body - for hands, face, limbs and so on. It's great to use as an all over body moisturiser, after a bath or shower, and to keep your skin soft in the winter, or when you come back from holiday. Basically it's very very versatile.

          I used to use it daily, but now I only tend to purchase it when I can't get hold of my regular Nivea Soft Creme. The reasons for this are that it is a little greasier and I like to use it as a face cream without having to worry about spots. And I do find the packaging a bit fiddly.

          Overall though Nivea Creme as it stands is a good quality un fragranced moisturiser which is sure to suit many skin types.

          **Downsides**

          I've already stated one of the downsides - the packaging is a bit fiddly, it can get messy and it's just not as easy to use as a squeezy tube, and I don't feel that this is something I'd carry in my bag in case the metal got pierced or the lid came off. It's more one for the bathroom shelf.

          Another downside for me is that I find applying creams by hand a little bit unhygenic, as surely any bacteria on the fingers is transferred to the cream and then to the face or body. Also, over time, little bits of fluff and hair and so on can get mixed in with the creme, not very nice. This doesn't happen with a squeezy.

          In terms of the product again I find it a tad greasy, which is OK when you are being very very sparing on your face, and great for your hands, but it does leave you open to more spots if you use a little too much, also I don't want a sheen on my face (I don't want to look sweaty!!) when I am wearing moisturiser alone.

          **Overall**

          I think Nivea Creme was a great product back in the day but personally for me the downsides are enough to knock it back to a 3 out of 5 rating for me. I do use it but only when I can't get hold of my favourite Nivea Soft Moisturising Creme in a tube, there is no difference in price, and I much prefer the convenience and hygiene considerations of a tube applicator rather than using your fingers, and I find the actual product lighter and creamier.

          I do recommend trying Nivea Creme, but you may find that you feel the same as me. Either way for the price, it is a decent product worth trying but you may fare better with others in the Nivea range. I think it depends on the individual and how you apply it and your lifestyle needs.

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            09.01.2013 14:54
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            A good basic cream to keep in your bag

            Nivea Creme reminds me of my childhood, my Mum always used this cream after a sunny day to soothe our skin. I was looking for a replacement moisturiser to use on my face, and as I was going on a couple of holidays and would be exposed to a lot of sun I picked up a small pot of this. It was £1.49 for 500ml and came in a small round pot with the iconic blue and white packaging.

            The cream itself is white in colour and quite thick. It smells nice, not perfumed but has the distinctive 'Nivea' smell. When on holiday I kept this in the fridge and found it soothing to apply to my face after a day in the sun. It kept my skin moisturised and created a good base for my make up. When at home in normal English weather I find this too heavy to use on my face. I only need to use a tiny bit, but as I haven't got dry skin I find it takes a while to absorb, and leaves a layer which I have to wipe off before applying make up. It doesn't cause any breakouts but I feel a lighter moisturiser would be more beneficial as my skin can feel 'clogged up' using this cream.

            I like using this cream on the rest of my body, as it is quite thick it leaves my legs and arms soft and smooth, and keep it in my handbag for when my hands feel dry. I have used it occasionally on my son, he suffers from dry skin and eczema, and it hasn't irritated his skin and keeps his dry patches away.

            Also, I have used this cream as a make up remover and it has worked well. I use a small amount on cotton wool and it removes foundation and all traces of eye make up. I have had this for 4 months, and use it a few times a week. As you need to only use a small amount it lasts a long time.

            As a body moisturiser I give it a thumbs up. Unless you have dry skin I would not recommend this as a facial moisturiser. But for £1.49 it is a handy cream to keep in your make up bag.

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            12.12.2012 18:04
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            A classic but too heavy for everyday use

            Nivea cream is something which my mum has sworn by for years and she has lovely skin. Though she does always use other products too this has been her staple for years. I always have a pot lying about but I have to say that I am not as big a fan of it as she is.

            The cream comes in a blue tub and is always really reasonably priced compared to today's moisturisers and serums. It has a lovely smell which I always find comforting and it is white in colour. The problem that I have with the cream is that it is too thick for me personally to use as a daily moisturiser.

            Before you even put it on your skin you can see just how thick it is and when I try to apply it to my face it takes absolutely forever before it will absorb and even then my skin is left looking white and extremely greasy. It just feels too heavy on my skin and makes it so greasy that I could never actually leave the house while wearing it.

            The reason that I keep some around most of the time is that it really is ultra-moisturising and although I don't use it regularly as a moisturiser I do use it to dab on to any little bits of dry skin I might have on my face for instance I sometimes get little bits of dry skin in the creases of the nose in winter with the harsh weather and this does help.

            I also use this as a general moisturiser on particularly dry bits of my body for instance I will dab some on my knuckles or on my elbows if they are dry and it makes a fairly decent cuticle cream. My favourite way to use it however is as a cleanser for those times when my skin is dry and sore. I will just slather some on my skin and then remove it with damp cotton wool and it not only removes make-up pretty well it actually does soothe my skin as well.

            It is a shame there isn't a slightly lighter version of this as I would love to use it on my face more often but because it is so greasy if I use it too often it can lead to my skin becoming oilier and breaking out. Because of this I will stick to using it only occasionally as I have done for years.

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              20.11.2012 14:37
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              affordable, classic, good moisturiser

              A wonderful, versatile cold creme by nivea that has become a classic beauty product in our house hold. The simple, timeless blue pot has gained a positive reputation as a multi purpose moisturiser that is suitable for all the family, both men and women alike.

              The Glycerin formula intensively moisturises and soothes the skin, leaving that suttle, yet gorgeous, distinct nivea smell.

              This product however does have quite a heavy, thick consistency and I find that it is more suitable for very dry skin, such as elbows, knees and hands. I have always used it as a hand creme, on my sensitive dry skin with great results. However I feel It wouldn't be the best choice for oily skin types or as a facial mousturiser if you're prone to outbreaks.

              One other thing I have noticed is, this creme can be difficult to apply to damp skin, It doesn't seem to absorb in very well, therefore I would advice for best results to apply about 15 minutes after a bath or shower. A small amount goes a long way and even a small pot can last months.

              Nivea creme is still one of my all time favourite beauty products and it is easy to see and smell why it continues to last the test of time.

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              15.10.2012 23:33

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              O my god this product is live saver for me igo out alot and its always in the day time and in our countryits very very very hot up to 100 degrees and nivea dont give side affect to sun and iuse it in any time of the day in any weather to..i believe that nivea is our family Legacy my grandmother use it my mom use me and my sister and all the ladyes in my family good pless nivea...

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              22.09.2012 18:06

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              A great all rounder 5stars!

              In my opinion this is the best all round, affordable moisturiser that there is!
              This was actually the first moisturiser i ever used as my mother also uses it, it has been around since 1911 and has been trusted by generations of women. It is a very natural formula that is free from preservatives and other harsh, synthetic ingredients that are found in so many skincare brands today.
              It is a thick, white cream that rubs in smoothly and really makes you feel wrapped in moisture without leaving behind any greasy residue. It smells lovely but not floral or citrus just a really nice moisturiser smell. I use it all over my body and even as a night cream on my face, i tend to get dry skin on my forehead after i have washed my hair but this clears it up overnight! A great tip that i use is also to put a layer on my eyelashes after taking mascara off before i go to sleep, it really softens your eyelashes and if you do it every 2/3 days it actually seems to helps them grow longer! (You cant do this with many other moisturisers because most have chemicals and oils that would irritate your eyes) It is a very reasonable price and a pot lasts quite a while also because it comes in a pot not a tube you don't have to fuss around cutting open tubes to get the last of it out, you just scoop it straight out the pot!
              Buy this!

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