With more than 100 years under the blue belt, there is nothing more iconic in the beauty industry than the NIVEA Creme signature tin. Loved or hated for its simplicity and basic ingredients, this snow white, thick and smooth cream with its powdery milky scent is known and sought after worldwide. Sadly, the formulas vary in quite a few countries,based on prevailing local regulations. #BigMistake
How I’m familiar…
Having grown up in Northwest Poland, only a 10 minute drive from the German border, NIVEA Creme has been a staple in our house ever since I can remember. Originating in Hamburg, Germany, it was the first water-in-oil blend created by the Polish born pharmacist Oscar Troplowitz back in 1900. Being ‘old school’ and all, I always hunt down the original “Made in Germany” tub (or two) when I travel home. #CultClassic
Wait, not all the same???
There is definitely a noticeable difference in formulations of the American made NIVEA Creme and that manufactured in other countries. Having used them all, I refuse to use anything but the original. Fluffier in texture and with a lighter scent, the German made NIVEA liquifies and absorbs more quickly leaving a soft sheen that soaks in beautifully. The US version spreads poorly and stays greasy on my skin. #Unfortch
What’s in it?
NIVEA’s water and mineral oil base also contains water binding glycerin, panthenol (healing vit B5) and ultra moisturizing lanolin (no sheep were harm in the making of this creme). Ignore any “Made in Mexico,” “Made in Thailand,” or the USA versions. Try Amazon or local stores that carry international products – the preservative-free German one is the way to go. In a pinch, I’ve even used it on my face. #iSwear
Always. All ways.
Whether you’re experiencing chapped hands or chapped lips–or whether your skin needs some after-sun soothing, a tin of NIVEA Creme is an absolute must-have. It’s both travel friendly and extremely portable, so I have one on our night table as well. I’m a huge fan in spite of NIVEA’s 2010 strangely racist campaign and their dropping of Rihanna two years later. Afterall, she did find love in a Nivealess place. #TalkThatTalk
Check out the various size options of this German original on Amazon.com (many qualify for Prime shipping!).