My New Favorite Face Cream

I’ve finally found the perfect night cream. It’s rich, ultra hydrating, and has already improved the tone and texture of my skin drastically. And it’s dirt cheap. What is this little miracle, you may ask. Well, it’s good old Nivea Crème. Yep. I ain’t even lying. That little blue tub that you’ve probably all seen on your grandma’s dresser, filled with that thick white stuff that looks like lard, is my new favorite moisturizer.

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I never even considered putting the stuff on my face until a week ago. I assumed it would be thick and oily, and I figured my pimply skin couldn’t handle it. But then I read an article that compared Nivea to the famed Crème de la Mer–and the Nivea beat out its much more expensive counterpart by far. My skin was particularly dry because of my new face wash, so I grabbed one of those 99 cent tins, just out of curiosity. I washed my face as usual, then put on the Nivea. It isn’t one of those creams you can just slap on and be done. The Nivea is so thick that you have to pat it onto your skin gently.

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It smells surprisingly good, like citrus, and it’s very rich-feeling. I was really surprised by it the first night. Despite how thick it looks, it didn’t feel heavy at all on my skin. And it absorbed immediately. I had put it everywhere, including under my eyes, and my skin felt deeply hydrated. A lot of my redness was gone too.

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It may look too thick and heavy, but it's not, I swear!
It may look too thick and heavy, but it’s not, I swear!

I didn’t want to get my hopes up though. I was expecting to wake up and be covered with pimples, but to my great shock, there were no new pimples AND all my old acne scars looked much lighter. After just one night. I was intrigued. So far, I’ve worn it for a week, and I have not gotten one single pimple. Usually, when I’m trying a new product, I break out immediately if my skin can’t handle it, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with this. Previously, I had tried lots of expensive night creams that just left me very underwhelmed, but I never thought that something as cheap as Nivea would help my skin as much as it has. My skin just drinks it up, and it’s so gentle. It’s not something I would wear during the day, of course. It is way too rich for that, but for nightly use, I think I’ve found the perfect cream. And it can be used on your body too!

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7 thoughts on “My New Favorite Face Cream”

  1. Love it. I agree with this review 100 times over! I have this & I will start using this as a face cream! Duh, Why didn’t I think of this before! Thanks for the post!

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  2. That’s awesome! I think we get bombarded with seeing so many different fancy products that are targeted towards a specific cause (day creams, night creams, eye creams, blah blah) that we can forget simple sometimes is best. I felt I needed something for my dry under eyes and being overwhelmed with all the specific stuff, I just got a big ol vat of cerave to try out and it’s been great. Sounds like this might be something for me to look into too 🙂

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  3. You are so right. And the sad thing is, a lot of the time the fancy creams just make your skin worse. Especially for my sensitive facial skin, I just need something really hydrating without all the bizarre active ingredients that irritate my skin. Glad that the Cerave is working for you! 🙂

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  4. Oh my !! Just had a flash back .. My father would make sure he got this for us all the time!! It’s been years I used it but I agree that it’s amongst the best creams out there… I have been meaning to buy one for a while now….

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  5. Go get some. I think it’s one of those hidden gems at the drugstore! I mean there are so many uses for this…lip balm, makeup remover, hair smoother…I have even heard of people polishing their shoes with it!

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