Keeping our skin, face and hair healthy can really take some work and effort because some of the vitamins and minerals that we need to care for them are not naturally produced by our bodies or are not enough in the food—like fruits and vegetables—that we eat.
The dawn of the discovery and invention of moisturizing creams and skin care products has become an answered prayer for this health issue. And through the years, among many conditioning creams for the skin, Nivea Crème has come the nearest yet by far in perfecting a formula for keeping the skin moisturized, hydrated and protected from both internal and external elements.
What’s more, we have discovered more convenient uses of Nivea Crème, which have been both tried and tested by its faithful clients. The Beauty Junkee generously gives us a glimpse of the other uses of this multi-purpose cream.
Nivea Crème: the Magic Formula
The magic behind the discovery of the special formula of Nivea lies in its three main active ingredients: panthenol, glycerin and Eucerit®. Panthenol is a Vitamin B-5 derivative and is a common ingredient in most cosmetics. It has a similar chemical model in alcohol, which, in its topical form (it also comes in an ingestible form) helps in moisturizing and hydrating the skin. Glycerin, on the other hand, is a synthetic compound which similarly functions as a moisturizer and emollient. It is also used to nourish, heal and protect the skin from harsh elements, among many others.
Finally, Eucerit® serves as the special trademark formula unique to Nivea Crème products which was invented by Dr. Isaac Lifschütz in 1911. It has become a pioneer water-in-oil emulsion proven to naturally moisturize the skin for longer periods of time. The perfected compound mixture works by adapting to the natural interaction of oil and water on the surface of the skin, which is constantly exposed to different weather conditions. The best part of this formula is that it is created to work for all people of all ages.
Multi-purpose Cream: Other Surprising Uses of Nivea
Here’s a comprehensive guide to the other surprising uses of Nivea Crème. From being a hand salve to a lip balm, it truly works wonders for the body, the best part of which its many uses can make it a budget-friendly make-up go-to.
1. Hand salve
Nivea Crème naturally being a skin care moisturizer, it makes sense that it can also be used as a salve for your hands which are constantly exposed to different external elements. It can be used after washing dishes, as well as for treating palm blisters and calluses.
2. Night moisturizer
It turns out that night moisturizers work differently from day moisturizers. They tend to have stronger moisturizing and hydrating effects, so that it can battle the skin’s tendency to dry up due to air-conditioning and lack of water intake for many hours when we sleep at night. A regular application of Nivea Crème would also make our skin more moisturized, hydrated and healthy for the rest of the night.
3. Lip balm
We heard it right—this small miracle cream can be used as a lip balm for some of us who have problems about our constant dry lips. Thick, tasteless and waxy, believe it or not, a small dab of Nivea Crème helps keep our lips soft and moisturized, especially at night.
4. Make-up remover
Why buy those expensive removers for that make-up when we can simply resort to our ever-loyal small Nivea tin cream? Definitely handy and convenient, we can now survive every event and party we attend without worrying about redoing and removing our make-up.
5. Post-wax crème
For those of us who go the extra mile in maintaining the beauty of our skin and occasionally waxing them, we would know that we also need a post-waxing treatment. We must have looked no further, for Nivea Crème, surprisingly, can also be used for this regimen, as it can moisturize our skin and prevent dry and dead skin cells from entering our pores after the treatment.
Finally, this powerful snow-white-colored cream can be used to soften and moisturize our neck, elbows, knees and feet.
So what are you waiting for? Visit your nearest cosmetic store and try the wondrous uses of Nivea Crème for yourself!