I used the $1 Nivea Creme on my face, and here’s what happened

Author: Jenny Wu
Jenny Wu


Thursday 26th of May 2022

I have been using Nivea cream for over40 years. I have very dry skin and can suffer from skin allergies and excema. I am now in my 50s and suffer from menopausal dry skin on my face. The only cream that has ever really worked for me throughout all of my years and skin changes is NIVEA. It truly is as good as this review says it is. Give me smooth, dewy moist skin over fancy packaging and fancy prices any day. Less is more. I have tried a multitude of fancier products but all have given me flare ups, rashes, stinging and dry aggravated skin. I have sensitive skin yet Nivea fragrance does not trigger a flare. It is also available all over the world, which is a relief when I travel. I have a tub in every room in my house, every bag I could possibly need e.g. my handbags, work bag, hill walking rucksack, gym bag, my glove box in my car, I even have some in my Kayak! Just in case.. I never leave home without it. I live in the Highlands of Scotland where it is wild in the winter and often in the summer.. driving rain, howling winds and log fires all take their toll on the skin. I also spend time outdoors in all weathers up hills and mountains and depend on my Nivea to work hard to keep my skin protected from the elements. I can comfortably wear a sunscreen on top of it but when possible choose Nivea and protect from the sun with a large brimmed hat. I am frequently complimented on my youthful appearance and youthful skin and I put hat down to my many decades use of Nivea. I have often said I should be in a Nivea advert as proof of it's anti ageing properties! :-) I cannot recommend it highly enough. If it doesn't work for your face you won't be out of pocket as it can also double up as lip balm, hand, foot or body cream or even make up remover. Good luck, I hope it works as well for you all as it has done for me all of these years. I'd have a big red beacon of a face without my Nivea. I'd be lost without it. Nivea, I salute you!


Sunday 10th of April 2022

I love Nivea my mom used it all of the time and with 89 years of age she looked amazing and of course I have been using it too and so have my girls now in there 30's and looking great they also alway associate the smell with there OMA :) Is there a lot of difference between the German Nivea and the American Nivea though ?


Tuesday 12th of April 2022

That's awesome to hear! And yes there are slight ingredient differences between the two versions: The American Nivea contains petrolatum and two extra preservatives. I haven't tried the German version so I'm not sure how it compares texture/results wise but some people do prefer it more.


Tuesday 8th of March 2022

Nivea creme do makes my skin so soft and hydrated in the morning but i am currently having a bad case of acne so i only use it sparingly, but still my skin will always look nice in the morning and feels nice too

Ionela Predu

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Loving the article, just bought my Nivea cream and I can’t wait to see the results. Thanks for all the great tips!


Monday 24th of January 2022

I used to have eczema on my palms which was so embarrassing, until I started using Nivea creme and it is completely gone. I tried everything you can possibly think of and the only thing that worked was the Nivea creme.