Lately, I feel like more of my offline friends are getting into skin care and makeup. I couldn’t be more excited!!! One of the reasons why I started this blog is because I didn’t think I had anyone I can talk to about ‘beauty’. Apparently, many of my offline friends are closet beauty product enthusiasts or fellow late bloomers — hello Cheche and Joy!
Last week, my friend Kat and I talked about moisturizers, again. She has been using the classic Nivea Creme on her face and if I remember right, she mentioned that it’s doing great for her (Note: Kat generally has dry skin most of the year).
I’ve used Nivea Creme on my face in the past, but y’all know how that won’t work for my oily skin. I still use it now — for my feet. Ack, I might have given Kat images of my feet dipped into her moisturizer can. Sorry! But really, it’s a great foot moisturizer.
Warning: Don’t read through the italicized text if you have a sensitive stomach.
I was once asked why the calluses on my feet aren’t dark — I think Nivea Creme should take credit for that. But callus-whitening was not why I initially bought it. My feet are extremely dry for some reason. Imagine the extent to which my face is oily — that’s how dry my feet are. If I don’t intervene, they usually get scaly and white, and my cuticles hard and crusty.
I used to use petroleum jelly, but I find it too greasy and I feel like it just sits on top of my skin. Nivea Creme seems like it ‘gets absorbed’ and that gives me satisfaction. :P
Lately, I’ve been using more of this cream because my elbows, knees, and lips are getting extra-dry (yes, I use it as a lip balm, and it doesn’t taste like anything).
I’m almost out!
I was going to get my tin can refilled at my parents’ place because they have a big tub at home. But they used it all used up so I ordered from Lazada because they’re on sale — Php 357 for a pack of 3 60ml tins + a 25 ml deodorant — and because they asked me if I could link to them.*
My one gripe would be the packaging. I have no problems with dipping my fingers in a tub. I’m just annoyed that the cover easily comes off — not travel-friendly. I wish they had a flip-top or screw cap alternative. I placed it in my bag once, and the cream got all over my other stuff.
* Disclaimer: I purchased this emptied Nivea Creme as well as the new ones to be shipped to me.