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.

Nivea Creme

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!

Nivea Creme Emptied

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.


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. ay im a HUGE fan of this cream! and yes it is really nice to use on dry feet :3 very effective talaga. i actually feel like its too sticky for me to use on other body parts other than my hands and feet. ive never had a problem with their lids sis, maybe its just a defect on the piece that you got? did you experience it with the other tin cans?

    • Baka. I’m not having problems with the ones I recently bought. Pero over time parang lumuluwag sya.

  2. One of my favorites! And I agree, I used to have callused feet… very similar to how you described yours. This is one of the lotions I used to get rid of those uber hard calluses. I still have some now but not as hard as before. I remember my sister buying 3 big tubs of these when she was in Germany. Those lasted a while. :P

  3. Hi Rae! Kinilig ako when I read my name… hahaha… yes! I’m weird that way! :p

  4. Meron pa pala ng nasa tin. I remember this when I was 5 or 7, my uncle from Saudi would give this as pasalubong to my mom and at that time I hated it cause it was too creamy and sticky. I will repurchase this one of these days kasi super dry ng dinosaur skin ko. I need this now, hehe.

  5. I’ve tried this before but found it too heavy on face. it is like the cream is just sitting on top on my skin haha. I also don’t like how this is packaged, I tend to use more product and double dipping can be an issue. Anyhoo, I gave it to my mother in law and she likes it.

    I didn’t know this is such a multipurpose product, mmm, I should think of re purposing more often. If I don’t like the product or had a reaction to it, I just gave it away to my relatives and/or friends who wants it. Btw, I currently use burts bees foot cream (trial kit) so far so good. Its just that if I think about it ang mahal nya para lang sa foot moisturizer :( around 750 pesos if i remember correctly. I might try this as a foot moisturizer since this is way affordable.

    Great find Rae :)

    • Haha, ok lang din if you give it away agad. Minsan, when I keep stuff with the intention of finding an alternative use for them, I end up keeping too much unused products.

  6. I’ve tried that creme before but I only got a super oily face, I think it’s best to use if you’re in a cold environment. But I’m thinking of repurchasing it now and try it on my feet as well, maybe my petroleum jelly needs a substitute. :)

    • It’s perfect in our current weather now, but I’ll probably not use this in the summer :P

      You might like it. I find petroleum jelly very heavy.

  7. Before, I used Nivea as my night cream. But when I got married, nagreklamo ang asawa ko, ang greasy daw ng face ko. Now, I’m using Olay Total Effects.

  8. I used to use this too. Not really sure why I stopped though. Btw, Liz of Pretty Ugly said this is what she uses on her hair to maintain those lovely ringlets of hers. I was like, I didn’t know you could use that for hair too! :o :D

    • Amazing. Sobrang multi-purpose pala nito. I might use this on my ends.

    • Wow, never knew a guy with cracked heels before. I used to have that too, because I clean the bathroom barefoot (and I use bleach), this helped a lot.

  9. Ok, I should give this one more shot for my dry areas (elbows and knees) cause like you said, it’s not good for people with oily skin. I recently ordered the Origins Zero Oil oil-free Moisturizer. Can’t wait to use it.

  10. It’s lip safe pala? And I’ve heard that the one in plastic is less effective than the one in a tin. Is this true? I’ve always trusted this for super dry areas but I do avoid the plastic tubs.

    • Actually, I don’t really know. But the first two ingredients of the Nivea Lip Butters are microcrystalline wax and mineral oil), which mostly make up this creme.

      I initially had concerns about the taste and the fragrance; I thought it was going to taste bitter, and the latter is what usually irritates people. No problems so far. I only use this at night, and I wake up to smooth lips — already prepped for lipstick :D

      I haven’t seen this in plastic, what I know is that the one made in germany is different from the variants made in other places (like mexico). I remember seeing a photo of the ingredients list of 2 different nivea cremes and the ingredients are slightly different.

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