The scent of original Nivea Creme is so very nostalgic for me. I remember winter vacations in Vermont with my family when, before going out skiing (or sledding, for me...I was a little bitty kid), my mother would slather Nivea on my face. I loved the way it felt and the way it smelled...and I never got windburn, dryness, or chapped skin.
I've recently rediscovered Nivea and have fallen in love with it all over again. It is quite thick, so I find that it's best to use as a night cream - I put a little on before bed and when I wake up, my skin feels phenomenal. It also works wonders on hands, feet, cuticles, knees and elbows.
Now here's where things get a little contentious. I've heard some complaints from users of Nivea (and its luxury cousin, La Mer) that the creme just "sits on top of their skin." This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you're using it at night.
These ingredients may make the Creme too rich for daytime use (except for winter sports and spot treatments), but it's one of the most effective night creams I've ever used. I won't go without it during the winter months!