5 Surprising Uses For Nivea Creme That You Probably Didn't Know



That flat, small (or sometimes huge) blue tin filled with white, creamy gunk that you see lying around your house since time immemorial? It's the good ol' Nivea Creme, a 100- year old household and skin care remedy that's as essential and popular as the Alcohol. What about it? I'm here to tell you that it's more than what your grandma or momma had told you. :)

In my El Nido trip with Nivea, I had a good conversation about skin care products-specifically Nivea products, of course-over cocktails and fruit shakes with Alex, one of the senior managers of Beiersdorf. We talked about our Nivea favorites and it's nice to know that we're both digging Nivea Soft Creme and he also loves Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream, which is a major favorite of Julia, Beauty Blogger at Bless My Bag. What got me listening the most was when he talked about the various uses of Nivea Creme and my, I was even surprised to know that it had THAT number of uses. Alex also showed me a pocket- sized version of the Nivea Creme and gaaaddd, I hope they bring it here! :)

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What's in this popular white cream anyway? It's a simple mixture of classic ingredients that have been tried, tested, and proven to moisturize, hydrate, protect, and soothe the skin. It has skin beneficial ingredients such as Panthenol and Glycerin, but the star of them all is EUCERIT, the first and only skin care formula used in Nivea Creme from then 'til now. Eucerit is a proprietary compound and was considered a skin care breakthrough when it was invented as it was the first stable water-in-oil emulsion that has been proven to keep skin moisturized naturally, effectively, and for longer. What Eucerit does is it mimics the natural balancing act of oil and water on your skin surface so that means it can adapt to and protect your skin in the driest and coldest conditions. Even after a hundred years, Eucerit still works for all people of all ages and that's why Nivea Creme will never go out of style--EVER!

So that's what makes Nivea Creme so special! Meanwhile, here are some of the surprising uses for this product-I've tried 'em myself and everything went fine. Click READ MORE and you'll never look at that blue tin the same way again! :)

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The first Nivea Creme

1. Hand Salve


- You don't have to spend over 500 pesos on a hand cream, that's what I've proven to myself lately. With just P50 or P60, you can give your hands some TLC with Nivea Creme. It is super emollient and I use it after washing the dishes and lately, I've been applying it on my palm blisters (due to lifting) to keep 'em from turning into full- grown calluses. A pea- sized dot goes a long way. ;)

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Nivea Creme, 1925

2. Night Cream/Moisturizer


- The truth of the matter is, Night Creams, whether they're pricey or cheap, have one main goal: To keep your skin moisturized as you sleep. Dryness-due to air conditioning and lack of water intake for more than 8 hours-is one of the root causes of aging-this is why night moisturizers were formulated to be richer and thicker than day moisturizers: they're meant to keep your skin moist and supple for hours. Sure there are fancier anti-aging ingredients out there, but a well- moisturized skin is enough to keep those wrinkles at bay for a few more years. If you can't shell out thousands of pesos on a fancy night cream, I've got two words for you: NIVEA CREME. I use this as a 'sealant' for my serums. ;)

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Nivea Creme, 1930

3. Make Up Remover


- When traveling, just purchase a small tin of Nivea Creme and voila! You now have a makeup remover and night moisturizer in one product. :)

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Nivea Creme, 1970's


4. Post- Wax Creme

- It's imperative to moisturize waxed skin a few hours after the treatment. If you just need a regular moisturizer and you're not dealing with ingrown hair, forget all those pricey post- waxing solutions and just apply a thin layer of Nivea Creme on the treated part-that should be enough to keep your skin from turning dry and dead skin cells from clogging your pores. I do this!

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Nivea Creme, latest version

5. Lip Balm


- Surprise, surprise! Yes, I am surprised myself to know that this product can be used as a lip balm too! I tried it for a week and it's as good as a thick lip balm, and it doesn't have any weird taste at all. It's just a lil' waxy, but works great in keeping your lips soft as you sleep. :)

Aside from these cool uses, you can also use it as an Elbow and Knee softener, Neck Cream, and foot cream! Nivea Creme is not just a plain moisturizer-it's a skin care powerhouse! If you have a tin of Nivea Creme at home, you now know what else to do with it later! :D

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62 Lovely Thoughts

  1. This cream has been around for years but I didn't know you can use this as a make-up remover and lip balm! (Thank you for letting me know haha!) I only just use this in skin areas that are dead dry and thirsty and it does not have much fragrance to it which I like. I also remember my mom using this on me when I was little since it's so gentle enough to be used on children and I remember enjoying how it glides smoothly on my skin with its thick consistency. I love how it keeps my skin moist for a long period of time. What I also know is that you can mix this with your fave face moisturizer for extra hydration. It will take time to settle but it gives amazing results! Thank you for sharing what you know about this “almost-ancient” product!

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  2. Oh i got nivea creme,but i didnt know na pde din pa lang syang gamitinng lip balm..:))

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  3. I'm a big fan of Nivea lotions. It's the only lotion that keeps my skin moisturized without the greasy feeling. But haven't tried this blue one. I actually bought the rejuvinating one (which comes in white tub) which can also be use in hand, body and face and I'm loving it Ms.M. Specially the scent. My brother and boyfie said it soothes their sunburn.

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  4. Whoaaaaa! Never thought of these... Hmmmm time to take out the old tin and experiment! Thanks for this post!

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  5. Lovin' this post as this is my favorite multi tasker! I also use this to moisturize my cuticles. That lip balm part is interesting, would definitely try it since I'm addicted to anything lip moisturizing! :)

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    1. What are cuticles? Is that our butt cheeks or is that mean women's breasts aka TITS?

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    2. Out of respect when you mentioned "cuticles" QUESTION??? Are talking about our Buttocks?? A.K.A butt cheeks or are you talking about a women's breasts?? A.K.A TITS you being a women I'm just SAYING I never heard that saying "cuticles" very strange word I never heard mentioned:)

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  6. Most surprised about using it as a lip balm. Feeling ko lason! (tho I guess it's not, haha.)

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  7. A very informative one, I didnt know it can be used as a lipbalm. Ill surely buy this. thumbs up!

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  8. Okay... this is big news to me. I have been a loyal Nivea creme product user for about 3 years now and I just learned these stuffs. Real thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. I have 5 unused tins of these at home. Long story... Anyway, I love Nivea Creme. It really is one of the best in terms of basic moisturizing properties. I've never tried it anywhere else but the face, neck, and hands. Not sure if I'd use it as a lip balm because I find the scent a little strong.

    Huge fan of Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream. Heavenly scent! :D

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  10. I've been seeing this cream ever since I was born. No, seriously. I thought at first that it was just a random cream used by my mom everyday. I didn't expect to see all those uses from just 'a cream in a tin can.' Seriously, wow. I wanna try this as a night cream/moisturizer and lip balm. This is one hella helpful article Ms.! Thanks very much for sharing! <3

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  11. This cream has been in our house for like.., uhmm... forever? I use them for my elbows and knees. My mom have trusted this for years so the habit has just been passed on.
    i haven't tried it as a make up remover and lip balm. But I have been using nivea lip products which really kept my lips moist and reduce cracking.

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  12. We have this at home but no one had continued using it. it was stuck in the medicine cabinet and when i saw it again, kinalawang na sya. after reading this post, we may be able to hit the pan this time kasi versatile pala sya hehe. thank you for sharing this.

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  13. I'm really surprised that it can be used as a lip balm. This is worth a try


    -Ghelo Matic

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    1. Is this balm good for lubrication?

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  14. Wow! So many Nivea Creme users here :D Glad you all liked this post. :)

    Beauty By Tellie: That was the biggest revelation for me too :) I'm still alive, so I guess it's not poison! :D

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  15. I didn't know it can be used as a lip balm. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  16. My Mom is a loyal user of this specific product for more than a decade. When I received a big tub of this last year, I researched about other uses of this creme, 'coz my face doesn't seem to like it as a moisturizer:too thick, I guess. So,I was fortunate to know its uses:) People abroad especially in very cold places super love this product during winter. According to their site and some loyal users,it can also be used for sunburns, it has healing effects:)

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  17. I was so shocked about the recent Nivea TVC showing the cream in tin can. It reminds me of my childhood days because my mom used to have it around our old bathroom cabinet ♥ I don't even know it can be used as a lip balm. This is what I've been constantly asking to my sister, can we really apply it on our face? :O It won't cause any break outs?

    I also googled the bg song of the new Nivea tvc too! =)) *Eargasm*

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  18. ha?? it can be used as a lipbalm?? di ko alam..

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  19. My mom and lola and other aunties also have that blue tin. And now, im surprised that I also have this around for a long time but neglect to use it. Im so afraid that the fragrance and the thick texture wikl break me out. Im definitely give this a try after the event that im about to attend haha. Mahirap na baka dumami ang icoconceal. And I use this pala, during school hours because my hands tend to get dry because Im a washing room addict. I wash my hands all the time so i feel that my hands are a bit dry and because of cold air from aircon.

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  20. I'm a big fan of Nivea creams for years. However, I also find this a really great cream to use on leather handbags, coats, and shoes/boots of colour. Especially good for leather shoes that have white/coloured stitching that would otherwise discolour using shoe polish. Use on handbags and coats or even leather suites when they get scratched. Apply Nivea liberally and the leather comes up like new.

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  21. Thanks. I just treated my face and my leather jacket to Nivea. Amazing.

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  22. Glad that i passed on your blog! I have nivea cream and i just use it as night cream, didn't know that it has a lot of use to offer! Thank you for sharing this. :)

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  23. been digging your blog posts and this post is one of the best. hihi My super duper dry skin needs this. Thank you! :)

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  24. Hello makeshift makeup remover. Totally had Nivea Cremes around the house since I was a kid because of grandma (and she still has a lot of it now! #loyal). What an efficient product :)

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  25. for girls with new tattoo you can also use nivea rather than petroleum jelly. It can also maintain the tattoo's color.

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  26. Is it okay to use it in underarms?

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  27. wow! I always disregard this lotion because it's unscented. I never knew it has so many uses. Thanks for this! Will definitely try using it as a makeup remover.

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  28. It might surprise people, but I think this creme is also helping with my daughter's eczema!! She has had it for over 1 year on both of her arms, the insides of her elbows. We have tried various ointments and cremes from the pharmacy and prescribed by doctors, I even paid for an herbal ointment hand made by a herbalist and nothing worked, they actually made the itching worse. One day out of the blue I decided to try Nivea Creme, applying it 2 times a day, we have been doing it for about 1 1/2 months now, the itching is much less, and one of her arms is almost completely healed!!! I was shocked that something so simple was the solution, it might not work for everyone but it does for her!! We will continue using it daily and hopefully it will continue to help her heal.

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  29. This is the only moisturizer that I can use on my face without any issues. It is my HG!

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  30. I use it every night, I ❤

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  31. Thanks for the info. Never thought of using it as night cream. Been thinking of a good night cream brand, and lo and behold I see it here. Thanks

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  32. My daughter had been using a diff moisturizer and sadly that one is always sold out... bec they say koreans would buy 3-5 of it at once. She was actually sad that she might not be able to find a new moisturizer that she could really rely on other than the former product. So i told her to try nivea creme. I dont actually use this creme but my dad did. I remembered when he was still about in his 30's or 40's when he had a big problem of dry skin that produces flakes. It was really digusting and it was all over his face, neck and ears. My daughter had this similar problem on her face that is why she started to use moisturizers. So she bought one and told me after a few days that it works really well. It was a bit pricy than the other one but it has a thicker consistency, thus mas matagal maubos. She compared it to the former product which was herbal, she noticed that nivea gave her a more long lasting mousturizing effect, fairer complexion, and pinkish cheeks. So even without makeup she has glowing skin with less dark spots.

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  33. My daughter who had dry flaky skin turned to nivea creme and voila!! It worked well. Her skin is not dry anymore, her complexion became fairer with pinkish glow on her cheeks and nose tip. Her fark spots on the face also faded.

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  34. My daughter had been using a diff moisturizer and sadly that one is always sold out... bec they say koreans would buy 3-5 of it at once. She was actually sad that she might not be able to find a new moisturizer that she could really rely on other than the former product. So i told her to try nivea creme. I dont actually use this creme but my dad did. I remembered when he was still about in his 30's or 40's when he had a big problem of dry skin that produces flakes. It was really digusting and it was all over his face, neck and ears. My daughter had this similar problem on her face that is why she started to use moisturizers. So she bought one and told me after a few days that it works really well. It was a bit pricy than the other one but it has a thicker consistency, thus mas matagal maubos. She compared it to the former product which was herbal, she noticed that nivea gave her a more long lasting mousturizing effect, fairer complexion, and pinkish cheeks. So even without makeup she has glowing skin with less dark spots.

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  35. Yes its fine to use it on face but I find it too greasy. As my face took a more time to absorb Nivea than other face creams.

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  36. hi id like to ask if nivea creme is adviceable for oily skin?
    thanks much :)

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    1. I have combination oily-normal skin and I find it okay; no breakouts, although I can't say for those with really oily skin.

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  37. Im using it as lotion kase mas makikita mo yung kintab nya sa leg ang ganda ganda pero di ko sya alam na pang makeup remover at lip balm haha! Astig! Nakabili ko neto ulet kase nag 50% off sila #frugalproblems

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  38. My family has always used it as a burn creme. Sunburn. Stove burn. It's amazing

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  39. My Mom and I have been using Nivea Creme for ages. We used it for the those things you've mention. Sometimes, my Mom used this for insect bite and it really helps!

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  40. You should try it...i have been trying creams everytime with lots of breakouts...and also my skin became dry since i was working in the driest parts of this world...then a friend of mine introduced me to this.at first i thought...its too greasy and when i apply i feel like am pulling my face away...but tried it anyway.you cant imagine how my face has changed since then...am flawless all the time...no breakouts...am trying to use it my whole body though its thick hence hard to apply but am gonna do it anyway...will stick to it all my time...its the best

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  41. Can it really be use on face ? I kinda scared to use .. but i do have a dry skin and oily face ..

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  42. Can it really be use on face ? I kinda scared to use .. but i do have a dry skin and oily face ..

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  43. I grew up with Nivea Creme at home. My mom uses it until now. As for me, I use it as a hand creme, feet and elbow creme too. When my skin's too dry, I use it on my face too. But never as a lip balm, so far. ^-^ It is very effective when it comes to moisturizing!

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  44. Thanks for the info! Never know it can be used as lip balm.

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  45. Such a very fantastic blog many ladies specially like this blog about the foot healing cream very nice information well done.
    foot healing cream

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  46. I've done them all even before I read this article. :)
    I've tried doing some experiments with it too. I love Nivea Creme very much.

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  47. My sister and I love this cream so so so much. My skin is so dry but thanks to my aunt who works abroad who always include Nivea Creme in her Balikbayan box, haha! I have a very dry skin, specially my legs and I use this Nivea Creme as lotion for my legs and viola, it becomes really smooth. It also smoothened my foot. My sister also had rashes on her hands but after using Nivea Creme, her rashes were gone. But I haven't tried applying it on my lips, maybe will try it after reading this post.

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    many people are not aware that chapsticks are not a dry lip remedy just. here are some surprising and clever non-lip uses of chapsticks.

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  49. Well I've use Nivea Creme all that way. Btw. I also use this before applying my Bb creme and any other make up cause it feels like my make up is more intacked and seems to work much longer. Di ko lang alam kung pede ba talaga yun basta all I know it useful

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  50. Really like the Nivea creme, its really good! I joined here and got loads of free samples of it http://www.fantasticfreebies.co.uk/free-nivea-men-samples/ and they always send out new products when they have it!

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  51. I have nivea product collections from nivea cream to lip butter and lotion, even shower gels.it's affordable and my family likes it too...

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  52. omg I have nivea cream but I don't use it consistently as I should. Upon reading this, I think I now need to hoard HAHA

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  53. Wow I never knew that it could be use as lipbalm. I thought it was just for my face and I am just applying it to my face before I sleep. So far so good. Good to know that it can be used to my whole body ☺

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  54. Naghalungkat ako sa blog mo miss Martha habang may data pa ako đŸ˜‚ . Didn't know other uses of this great creme until now. Galing! Salamat sa pagshare :)

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  55. I started using it 15 yrs ago and I agree that nivea creme is very good on all skin types.I use it everyday as a face moisturizer before applying a touch of make up and its really lovely as it makes my face glowy and yeah makes my face skin soft and supple. i love nivea blue creme.Thanks for the tips that it can be also a make up remover.

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  56. I watched a video on youtube, and it said that you could mix Nivea Creme with your foundation to make your makeup stay longer. Anyone ever tried doing that ?

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