I don’t mean to be a beauty snob- I just try to convince myself that it’s acceptable behavior given what I know (or think I do anyway!) about what they put into skincare formulations these days. So when it comes to mainstream brands, I often indulge in oodles of research before I take the plunge and actually go buy something. (Thank you Google!)
But anyone who knows me at all, knows my love for all things Nivea.Insert ridiculous anecdote: My husband travels and lot for work and has now taken to bringing me back Nivea “souveniers” from different parts of the world, and my, are they many…and all different too! I’m not entirely sure how he feels about trudging into drugstores in random parts of the world looking for girly skincare- but I’m guessing he doesn’t enjoy it all that much.
Maybe it’s that comforting scent of their signature cream that takes me back to a different time (think VCRs, boom-boxes and dial-up internet.) And now I’ve managed to age myself considerably as well. But I digress…what I’m really getting at is thatI love Nivea products! They’re no-nonsense and basic and simple- right down to their packaging. The nautical colors on the jars and tubes just make me feel comforted, cozy and content. (and ’tis the season for that definitely!)
Of course, they’ve also fallen prey to buzzwords and the “organic” revolution and all that, but there are still some gems in their collection that transcend time. And before I start sounding like a pretentious book/food/art/fashion critic, I’ll show you what they are!
Nivea Soft cream: My all time fav and featured throughout my blog. Like the name suggets, it really is soft and a multi-purpose cream which I have stashed in several locations and almost always makes its way into my Ziploc bag when I travel.
Nivea Aqua Effect Night cream: I stumbled upon this drugstore gem when I was in Wal-Mart back home in Canada. For a whopping $7.99, it boasts a thick and smooth texture thanks to its shea butter content, that’s perfect for dry wintery nights.
Nivea Body Cream:This one is a staple in my bathroom and I generally slather it on right after showering. Added bonus,it has the familiar comforting fragrance.
Nivea Light Moisturizing Day care: I’ve actually gone back to using this many times. Especially when my Google “research” results in a failed experiment and I end up buying a cleanser or cream that makes my face break out. This is a basic cream that helps restore skin back to…you guessed it….the basics
And here’s a Fun Fact: The thick emollient cream in the vintage blue and white tin was in fact, the first mass produced moisturizer ever! Although it looked a bit different in 1911….
What’re your favorites? Do share!