Monday, February 24, 2014

Nivea Creme: Oldie But Goody And Kate Winslet Uses It

For many of us, this royal blue tub has been a staple in our beauty cabinets. Even British beauty, actress Kate Winslet is a fan.

Nivea Creme has been around for a very long time. And a lot of grandmothers + great-grandmothers claim it has kept them youthful + wrinkle-free.

We love the rich, hydrating cream of Nivea. We applied some to our feet , hands + elbows just 15 minutes ago. Plus, we adore the citrus/floral scent, too.

Nivea Creme leaves your skin soft, supple and with a lovely sheen. Great during these cruel winter months.

About 5 years ago there was a rumor floating around that the inexpensive tub of Nivea Creme was just as SUPERB, if not BETTER than that expensive gold standard, Creme de la Mer.

Women were also raving about the Nivea Creme from Germany as the preferred Nivea.

And women were actually doing their own testing of both skin care creams on each side of their faces.

Supposedly the Nivea we all find at our drugstores here is from Mexico and contains petrolatum which can cause irritation. We have never noticed that problem.

Both creams DO share similar ingredients, but La Mer does contain the famous, talked-about seaweed extract. Hmmmm. Well, who really knows?

We have used Nivea Creme on our neck, too, and decollete, but we have very oily skin, so we cannot use it on our face. If we had a dry complexion we would DEFINITELY try the Nivea.

We have not tried Creme de la Mer, so we could not comment on the similar or dissimilar aspects of the 2 skin care creams.

We found a 6.8 oz. tub of Nivea Creme for $5.95  at

Do you have a tub of Nivea Creme sitting in your beauty cabinet?