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Nivea Creme

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by RitaHayworth, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. RitaHayworth

    RitaHayworth One of the Regulars

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    I have the round blue tub of Nivea creme in a plastic container - it says its made in Poland - is this still the original formula?
     
  2. Audrey Horne

    Audrey Horne Practically Family

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    I'm pretty sure any of the ones from Europe are good. I always hear that the ones from Mexico aren't the same.
     
  3. jayem

    jayem A-List Customer

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    Man, I've searched every Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and drugstore in the Chicagoland area, and still can't find one that's not made in Mexico!
     
  4. Miss Crisplock

    Miss Crisplock A-List Customer

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    European Nivia is a different and preferable formulation.

    You Scored! :eusa_clap
     
  5. RitaHayworth

    RitaHayworth One of the Regulars

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    Yay for me!

    Maybe I will stock up on it!
     
  6. Last_Chael

    Last_Chael One of the Regulars

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    Oooh that's really good to know! I'm going shopping tomorrow so I'll keep a lookout for it! Where did you buy yours?
     
  7. MissHannah

    MissHannah One Too Many

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    Jayem, if you want I will happily get you some and post it over from the UK - it's really cheap here - £0.99 a tin. Just PM me :)
     
  8. Goldfish

    Goldfish A-List Customer

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    If you can't find any, I can CP Nivea from Germany for you :)
    But vintage or not - I personally wouldn't use it - too much bad stuff in there :(
     
  9. RitaHayworth

    RitaHayworth One of the Regulars

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    The Made in Poland one was from Big W and the German one from Coles!

    Under the tub is a label - gently peel it back (It sticks back again) and read where its from there.
     
  10. lyburnum

    lyburnum Practically Family

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    I hate Nivea cream - made my acne the worse it had been in years. Incredibly greasy and sort of 'sits' on your face all day.
     
  11. MissHannah

    MissHannah One Too Many

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    I think it's only suitable for dry skin. It is very greasy and you have to use a very thin layer. Works a treat for me but only as a night cream and I have pretty dry, papery skin.
     
  12. glamour-girl

    glamour-girl One of the Regulars

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    i love nivea cream, i use it to remove my makeup and sometimes as a body cream, i also use a tiny bit amount of it on my hair, to keep the freezies away ;) but i really must say, my skin isn't that sensitve.
     
  13. desi_de_lu_lu

    desi_de_lu_lu Practically Family

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    Being so close to the Mexican border here, our drugstores are jammed packed with alot of the Mexican made 'knockoffs.' (for example Ponds, Nivea, Jergens, etc.)

    However, upon closer inspection, while comparing the American made Ponds to that of the Mexican made.. I noticed the Mexican made Ponds had certain waxes in it that the one made in the USA did not. I don't know what difference that would make.. but I am sticking to the one made in the USA.

    (although :eek:fftopic: Mexican soda pop is made with real sugar and tastes 1,000 better than our American soda made with corn syrup)

    I would love to try a sample of the Nivea made in Poland or Germany. (Since I already use Nivea by the metric tonne)

    I would happily pay a new pen-pal to get some for me.

    (or we could take it out in trade for an equally coveted USA made product..)

    Desi
     
  14. Lulu-in-Ny

    Lulu-in-Ny A-List Customer

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    I am with you 100% on this. I don't know why, but it has an awful effect on my skin.
     
  15. RitaHayworth

    RitaHayworth One of the Regulars

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    Bring it on! You can ship me out some Ponds original cold cream or OPI! :eusa_clap
     
  16. VanillaT

    VanillaT One of the Regulars

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    The only difference I saw between the German-made tin and the Mexican made one is that the Mexican made one had two added preservatives listed. I am not sure if this was an actual ingredient difference or just different ingredient listing requirements between the two countries though(?)

    The fragrance of the German-made tin also was slightly different, more lemony or something...[huh]

    I agree- Mexican Coca-Cola (even their diet) is SO much better than ours here. Funny those slight differences, eh?
     
  17. desi_de_lu_lu

    desi_de_lu_lu Practically Family

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    Pm me with details of which OPI and how much PONDS and you are on!
     
  18. desi_de_lu_lu

    desi_de_lu_lu Practically Family

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    I don't know about the Mexican diet.. or maybe it is the Mexi-Ameri diet. Its good... nice and fattening.. mm cheese.. etc. LOL
     
  19. pennycarrol

    pennycarrol A-List Customer

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    Oh I love the idea of shipping things lol!! We could exchange products and stuff!! Fun!! They're are a lot of US product that I can't find in France like Coty Airspun, Lottabody lotion...
    :)
     
  20. Goldfish

    Goldfish A-List Customer

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    As I said, just PM if you want some german Nivea, I live in Germany
     

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