No matter how complicated my skincare could get in the future when I eventually bring in Retinoids etc, I don’t think I will ever stop using Nivea Blue Tin or by its correct name, Nivea Creme. My skin adores it. Literally. It drinks it up. It’s the eternal answer for my dry flaky skin and even though it contains no anti-ageing properties, it helps keeps the skin supple and look young and fresh. I use it when I’m feeling a bit dry and weekly as a moisturising overnight mask. Probably no good if you’re greasy or oily, but if you’re a fellow ‘dry as a bone’ skinned lass like me, your skin will thank you. Trust me.
Nivea Creme’s unique preservative free formulation has remained under lock and key since its birth in 1911 so it’s definitely worthy to be in my running for Classic Beauty picks.
Now us Millennials like to think that we created everything right? But even I was shocked to learn that cleansing balms were a thing back in 1910! Turns out Ponds Cold Cream was quite the hit back then. I don’t think they removed it with a hot muslin cloth like, but here am I thinking that the first cleansing balm to be released was Lush Ultrabland. I remember the revelation of people when they discovered it. I don’t think their face had ever felt so clean! Turns out people had clean faces before the days of Ultrabland, who knew?
Anyways, cleansing balms, hot cloth cleansers, cleanse and polish, whatever you want to call them, I’ve tried them all. And guess which is the best for my dehydrated skin? You’ve guessed it, Ponds Cold Cream. Plus if it’s good enough for the Drag Queens on Ru Paul, it’s good enough for me.