The 99-Cent Cream Everyone Can Find At Least One Use For

The most affordable multitasking beauty product ever? I think so.
Publish date:
January 10, 2014
moisturizers, marilyn monroe, makeup removers, dry skin, hands, eczema, body creams, NIVEA, portable

Nivea Creme is a moisturizer I will forever be in love with.
The thick texture, the fresh smell, the adorable tiny blue tins they sell at
the pharmacy for a 99 cents. Not even a dollar! I can buy one for home, purse, and office!

I think I got really into Nivea Creme when I heard Marilyn Monroe liked it. I was like, “Cool, this is a cheap
product that will make me feel like Marilyn Monroe.” And it totally does.

The little
blue tin is timeless, and the stuff inside is so great for chapped skin, in the
winter especially. Ever since the temperature dropped, I’ve been using Nivea Creme for my various moisturizing needs.

On chapped, cracked hands, Nivea stays on through a couple hand-washings, which is great because I wash my
hands constantly. It’s really weird if you try to put it on wet hands; it works best when you apply it to dry hands, rub it in, and let it absorb (otherwise my pens slide out of my hands).

It’s definitely
a heavy moisturizer, but sometimes you need just that to prevent your hands
from cracking. I love to put a ton of it on, not rub it in, and sleep with socks for the
softest feet ever.

I think this is pretty obvious by now, but it’s great
anywhere you have dry skin: elbows, knees, ankles, etc. When I use Nivea more often,
I notice I reach for my prescription eczema cream way less.

I also like to use Nivea Creme as a moisturizer around the
nose and mouth, where I get especially dry in the winter and when I’m sick and
blowing my nose constantly. The cream is bright white, but rubs in clear. I need to
have a tin on me for work, because my nose gets chapped every day, and a
regular moisturizer isn’t enough to keep it from getting all flaky and gross as
the day progresses.

Nivea Creme is also a gentle makeup remover. If any of
you have used cold cream, it works just like that. You just cover your face
with a heavy layer, and wipe it off to remove makeup gently. It will take a while to wipe it all off, but
it will leave your skin clean and moisturized.

You can also use Nivea Creme as a deep moisture mask. On
severely dried-out skin, apply a thick layer where you would traditionally apply a
mask and leave it for around 20 minutes before wiping it off to reveal
moisturized, plumped up skin. During harsh winters, I do this often to make my wind-burned
face feel better.

You can use it
really liberally and decadently everywhere without breaking the bank, and you
get to feel like Marilyn Monroe in the process. What more could you possibly ask
from a 99-cent tin of cream?