Disclosure: Contains a press sample
The mission seems simple enough. Take a tin of Nivea Creme and see how many different uses you can get out of it. I will show you the many uses with one tin of Nivea creme, and tell you about my three favorite uses.
Created in 1911, Nivea creme is an iconic, classic, almost cult-favorite moisturizer composed of water, mineral oil, petroleum jelly, and glycerin. This makes Nivea a heavy moisturizer that not only provides moisture but retains it. Nivea, for years, has been rumored to be very similar to Crème de la Mer at a fraction of the price. But that opinion varies from blogger to blogger, expert to expert. Nivea is affordable, easy to find, portable and easy to travel with.
How you can use it
There are lots of ways to use Nivea. There are many ways, but here’s a few:
- Cuticle cream
- Instant relief for dry skin (elbows especially)
- Foot cream
- Face cream
- Face mask
How I use it
- Foot cream- I am always looking for the next best thing to hydrate my dry feet. Nivea did wonders for providing intense moisture while I slept. I soaked my feet in warm water, patted them dry, applied Nivea Creme, slipped on some socks, and went to bed. I woke up to super soft feet. I will revisit this again over the summer for flip flop season!
- Elbow cream- I’ll admit, no matter the season, my elbows get embarrassingly dry. They become patchy, dry and flaky with a texture reminiscent to sandpaper. Nivea provides instant hydration. I just apply a dab right to my elbows and rub it in.
- Hand cream- I’ve had hand creams of all brands and price ranges land on my desk, yet this $1 tin of Nivea works best. Before this review, I had a tin of Nivea in my makeup bag. Nivea as a hand cream lasts the longest as far as hydration goes.