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Nivea trumps Creme de la mer!

(80 Posts)
SundaySimmons Thu 12-Sep-13 08:30:09

Ok, this is just one persons experience

I have used creme de la mer. Didnt repurchase as I didn't notice any difference. I was gifted two La Prairie creams which cost hundreds, they didnt do anything either.

I am pushing 50, over the years I haven't found any difference between a cheap or expensive moisturiser. I do like to try new ones and like a moisturiser that feels nice to use.

Not used Nivea for years but remember buying Ponds in my twenties and daubing it on in a thick layer for fifteen minutes before I applied make up and went out and my skin was perfect.

May have to try Nivea again.

Vintagebeads Thu 12-Sep-13 09:57:45

I can't use Nivea because it affects my sensitive skin.My husband does though and he has nice clear skin.
I saw the article,but imo the right side (creme de la mer) of her face looked better.

ProjectGainsborough Thu 12-Sep-13 10:12:12

I thought that, but isn't the right side really the left? (Or perhaps you factored that in and I am the only wally here).

ProjectGainsborough Thu 12-Sep-13 10:12:35

When reversed, I mean...

VenusDeWillendorf Thu 12-Sep-13 10:15:47

I used crime de la mer when I was last pregnant, as my skin was so dry. I got a tiny free pot and put a smige on my cheeks in the last three months.
It worked a treat. (And my hair was fabulous - I miss that!)

Anyone else using the lidl brand lacura? I find it's great. Nivea is a bit thick and gloppy.

Layl77 Thu 12-Sep-13 10:18:33

I use blue thick Nivea and swear by it smile

SuperiorCat Thu 12-Sep-13 12:25:18

PG there is a caption on the photo showing that her right side (left as you look at it) is CdlM.

I can't tell the difference tbh

squoosh Thu 12-Sep-13 12:29:01

Big advertising boon for Nivea.

The DM do a suspicious amount of these type of articles.

Methe Thu 12-Sep-13 12:30:54

It's not an article, it's an advert.

I can't see a difference between sides tbh.

FoxyHarlow123 Thu 12-Sep-13 12:55:49

CdlM made no difference to my skin. I don't buy any expensive creams anymore. I buy cheap and put the money I've saved towards Botox!!

MangoTiramisu Thu 12-Sep-13 13:18:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LeoandBoosmum Thu 12-Sep-13 13:23:39

I can't use either cream...too irritating to my poor dry, rosacea-ridden face! Also, I can't get past the smell of Nivea even if I could use it...It smells very powdery and strong to me. I have found the best cream in the world - there is a fragrance but it's made up from essential oils and doesn't cause me to have the severe reactions some fragranced or even fragrance-free creams have!)
It is Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Cream. I get it at You should read the reviews there! I'm not trying to sell - I understand this must be reading like an infomercial grin but it is truly the only cream that moisturises enough for me and I only have to use a little blob for my whole face. You can ring jurlique and ask for samples...they are usually good at providing free samples.
It is quite dear, although they do a small size for £27.
Anyhow, I think the secret to keeping the wrinkles at bay is moisturising well and this definitely moisturises well. I can't use spfs (this doesn't have it!) so I just wear a hat when it's summer smile

Eliza22 Thu 12-Sep-13 13:55:38

I'm not sure I can see much difference, to be honest. I think regular use is key, with any product. Having said that, I recently fell for the hype with LaRochePosay Redermic R as it was on offer, at Boots. I cannot tell any difference at all. And, depending on which "side" I've slept on, my best side varies, day to day.

One thing which has made some small difference (as recommended on here) is to use a silk pillow case. The "scars" I had from pillow crease, which in my youth would have gone by the time I'd had breakfast, were lasting all day. No more!

Dontletthemgetyoudown Thu 12-Sep-13 14:51:07

crème de la mer, really disagreed with my skin. I didn't like the smell either. Ihave tried nivea and that was fine, but am currently using a soap and glory day and night creams.

ProjectGainsborough Thu 12-Sep-13 19:17:39

Oh blush I am the only wally...

MissDD1971 Thu 12-Sep-13 20:18:36

Actually..... On another makeup site (makeup alley) Nivea trumps Cdlm too.

Personal preference IMO.

FingerPicker Thu 12-Sep-13 21:20:56

Have only ever used Nivea in the blue pot (39) smile

I have very dry skin, so it's ideal for me and tbh when I look at the skincare section of stores I'm just so overwhelmed by the array of different brands and choices that I tend to stick with what I know!

SwedishEdith Thu 12-Sep-13 21:43:47

Nivea do one that's less thick and easier to apply. And it oinly costs about £1.20 in Quality Save

123Jump Fri 13-Sep-13 02:37:17

I was thinking about getting CdlM. I was given some trial pots. After 2 weeks I had to stop. It was destroying my skin with horrible thick red spots. Really painful ones. Yuk!
I was in M & S and picked up some night cream called Formula. It is doing a great job!
I am definitely going to try [[ skin truffle]].

Eliza22 Fri 13-Sep-13 07:39:04

Have just posted a hair question and put this photo up. Got some nice comments on my "not looking my age" into the bargain! Am over 50 now, and whilst I don't look "ten years younger" I do look good (on a good day) for my age. As I said earlier up this thread, I've been drawn into hype from time to time but generally use stuff for around a tenner. Consistency is key! Ive never smoked, have to use high SPF as my skin doesn't tan (it just shrivels) and I have never, ever slept in my makeup. Ever. smile

Eliza22 Fri 13-Sep-13 07:47:24

I drink like a fish, though! I guess it'll catch up with me, when I least expect it!

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 13-Sep-13 07:50:01

I think an awful lot of how your skin ages is down to genetics, rather than creams. Unfortunately I haven't inherited my mum's beautiful skin but my dad's sad

I've tried lots of lotions and potions at various price points. I'm currently using the Lidl Lacura night cream and Nivea light moisturing cream (my ideal is the Nivea oil free moisturising cream, but it is so hard to find). I have spot prone skin that also needs a bit of anti- wrinkle TLC, and this combo is working well so far...

HessianWeave Fri 13-Sep-13 09:13:42

Used CdlM about 10 years ago and wasn't impressed. These days I'm using Astral as my moisturiser. I have slowly gone to less expensive creams over the last couple of years. I got the Neal's Yard Francincense one about 6 months ago and at £25 a pot it was the cheapest I'd used for several years. I liked it, but when I finished it I decided to try Astral. I like it just as much as anything I've used before and I'm planning to spend what I've saved (!) on actives, retin-a/retinoid and glycolic acid etc. I think they're the only things that will make a real difference to my skin.

NigellasGuest Fri 13-Sep-13 09:43:08

Eliza you look good!

Re. moisturiser, nothing's going to give instant effects and I second the silk pillow case move..... I bought one after reading about it here on MN and it's fantastic for those horrible morning face creases that don't go away for ages once you are a certain age..

I am 49 - I'm finding I have more results from investing in a good exfoliating toner, followed by serum then hydraluron and finally moisturiser, rather than simply a wonder product moisturiser.

Cat98 Fri 13-Sep-13 09:49:11

I currently swear by aldi lacura day cream - it has done wonders for my skin. It used to be dry and flaky on the t-zone - it's now lovely and soft, and the fine lines I had on my forehead have all but disappeared.

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