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Nivea cream vs Crème de la Mer
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TheresaMary
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:26 am      Reply with quote
Saw this very interesting article, and whilst I suppose at face value it can't be taken too seriously (i.e. one side of the face had cream rubbed in and the other had it tapped in) it is nonetheless interesting. Nivea is about £1 over here whereas Crème de la Mer is about £105

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2418153/Claire-used-1-Nivea-cream-half-face--105-Cr-la-Mer-The-results-VERY-revealing.html
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:14 pm      Reply with quote
I rather enjoyed reading that. Thank u for sharing.

I like that a Visia Analysis was done before & after – lends a bit more credibility to her experiment.

I’m one who, also, likes to read the Comments section under articles. There were some interesting points and perspectives there, as well.

I’m wondering what *factor 50* SS she said was recommended for her to use while she was on holiday during the time. (Maybe because I’m always curious about the ingred.-interactions-effects that can occur with the layering of products….)




ETA - Never used/tried either creme.
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:01 pm      Reply with quote
TheresaMary wrote:
Saw this very interesting article, and whilst I suppose at face value it can't be taken too seriously (i.e. one side of the face had cream rubbed in and the other had it tapped in) it is nonetheless interesting. Nivea is about £1 over here whereas Crème de la Mer is about £105

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2418153/Claire-used-1-Nivea-cream-half-face--105-Cr-la-Mer-The-results-VERY-revealing.html
I accidently hit post before writing anything. Hope it doesn't show twice. Anyway, yes very interesting between Le Mer and Nivea. If you do a search on this forum there is another longer thread about this topic. Cream de le Mer is a bit thicker, and side by side there doesn't seem to be any difference except for ingredients listed in a different order and Nivea does not contain the sea algae that Le Mer has.
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:27 pm      Reply with quote
There was a discussion on this on another forum. Supposedly there is a difference between Nivea from Germany and other places. (In the US; most likely it is from Mexico.) The Nivea from Germany has slightly different (ie; better) ingredients.

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Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:13 am      Reply with quote
Didn't anyone think the 1st photo of the woman that her face looked better from the La Mer? I found some areas of her face looked better with the Nivea, but her cheek area definitely looked better with La Mer (at least to my eyes and if I am thinking correctly that the photo was an "after" of using both).
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Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:47 pm      Reply with quote
rileygirl wrote:
Didn't anyone think the 1st photo of the woman that her face looked better from the La Mer? I found some areas of her face looked better with the Nivea, but her cheek area definitely looked better with La Mer (at least to my eyes and if I am thinking correctly that the photo was an "after" of using both).


I think I saw the same observation noted from someone in the Comments section from the above article. (which made me go back and look at photo comparison again)

I think, for me, honestly, the more I look at the 2 side by side, I'm not sure at what I'm looking at anymore. As if there's + and - in both on different areas.

Per Autumn1995 that ingr. vary -- U.S. Nivea vs German Nivea (and LaMer), I did see this, if anyone's interested --

http://www.skinacea.com/faq/general/g13-nivea-vs-la-mer.html

that charts ingr. differences and similarities amongst all 3.

I think I heard somewhere that the *German Nivea* can be purchased in US at local German import shops, but the ingredients are listed in Russian. (can't verify accuracy of that, though)
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:49 am      Reply with quote
The major difference on CDML is the so-called miracle ingredient extract from plant, seaweed or whatever.... the rest are same as what can be found in vaseline or any kind of cream.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:07 pm      Reply with quote
sab,

Do you really think that the biofermented seaweed is the cream's magic bullet?
In other words, do you really think it's a special ingredient?
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:39 pm      Reply with quote
sab wrote:
The major difference on CDML is the so-called miracle ingredient extract from plant, seaweed or whatever.... the rest are same as what can be found in vaseline or any kind of cream.


True, but for clarity purposes does have some other extracts, vitamins and minerals > per link above ^

...From the ingredient lists, you can tell that Nivea and Creme de La Mer share many of the same ingredients. Except for various plant extracts, vitamins, and minerals, the base for La Mer is pretty much the same as Nivea Creme.

Ingredients:

• German Nivea vs. Creme de La Mer:

o Ingredients German Nivea has Creme de La Mer doesn't have:
Aqua, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamyl Alcohol.

o Ingredients Creme de La Mer has that German Nivea doesn't have:

Seaweed (Algae) Extract, Isohexadecane, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Extract, Sesame Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Sesame Seed, Medicago sativa (alfalfa) seed powder, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus amygdulus dulcis (sweet almond) seed meal, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl succinate, Niacin, Beta-carotene, Cyanocobalamin, Benzyl salicylate, Citral, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone,
Alcohol Denat.

o Ingredients that are the same for both German Nivea and Creme de La Mer:

Mineral oil, Glycerin, Microcrystalline Wax, Lanolin Alcohol, Paraffin, Magnesium Sulfate, Panthenol, Decyl Oleate, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Stearates, Citric Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Parfum.

• US Nivea vs. Creme de La Mer:

o Ingredients US Nivea has that Creme de La Mer doesn't have:
Water, Petrolatum, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera).

o Ingredients Creme de La Mer has that US Nivea doesn't have:

Seaweed (Algae) Extract, Isohexadecane, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Extract, Sesame Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Sesame Seed, Medicago sativa (alfalfa) seed powder, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus amygdulus dulcis (sweet almond) seed meal, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Paraffin, Tocopheryl succinate, Niacin, Beta-carotene, Cyanocobalamin, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Benzyl salicylate, Citral.


o Ingredients that are the same for both US Nivea and Creme de La Mer:

Mineral oil, Glycerin, Microcrystalline Wax, Lanolin Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Panthenol, Decyl oleate, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Stearate, Citric acid, Magnesium stearate, Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum),
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:41 am      Reply with quote
This is not surprising, the price is more reflected brand value.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:50 am      Reply with quote
This is the type of experiment I am always telling people to do. Use one product on half your face and another on the other side. That is the only way to see a difference since results are always very subtle. Some deluded folk think they will look like the Phantom of the Opera on one side and Snow White on the other! Rolling Eyes
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:51 pm      Reply with quote
SoftSkin wrote:
Some deluded folk think they will look like the Phantom of the Opera on one side and Snow White on the other! Rolling Eyes


This is too funny.

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Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:55 pm      Reply with quote
This is an interesting read. Thanks TheresaMary Smile I am a regular user of Nivea cream but made sure that it is "made in Germany"... I think the quality is not the same as the ones "made in mexico" but this is only my findings.... I've never use Crème de la Mer and will never use for its price.... But what I do is mix some Nivea cream (in an empty Nivea jar) with some other ingredients (i.e. Argan, rosehip, jojoba, vitamin E, or anything I find "good for the skin"). This I find works for me. Not only do I make this Nivea Cream more "potent" but it helps my skin "better" I think. But of course, everyone is different...
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Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:00 pm      Reply with quote
I like the smell of la mer
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