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.
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.
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.
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!