I ran across a list of reviews for the Nivea CrÃ¨me in the blue jar claiming that it mimics the CrÃ¨me De La Mer miracle worker that will break the average budget in one swoop.
I’ve tried La Mer products in the past and I’ve been impressed, but there’s no way I can afford them. But a $6 tub of a knockoff? I’m game. I’ll use it all over my body.
I paid around $6 for the 6.8 oz. jar of crÃ¨me at Target and started slathering it on from face to feet. I quickly tired of the time it took to rub it in all over my body, so I started limiting it just to my face, since it was being compared to a face product and that’s what I bought it for, anyway.
The crÃ¨me is very thick and moisturizing, perfect for my dry skin and I still wish I could spend time applying it all over. My skin is sensitive and I’ve had no breakouts from it.
The crÃ¨me, in my opinion, is just a good moisturizer, and not for large areas. Bummer. My skin may look a little plumper after I use it, but that goes for any heavy moisturizer.
It’s economical, but not outstanding in performance. I would honestly still prefer my other moisturizers to this one. I’d love to use it for my body because it’s so cheap, but it’s so thick, you can only pat it into your skin instead of rubbing it in.
I think it’ll be reserved for those nights my skin feels especially parched or when my elbows, knees, and heels need a little extra care.
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