It has been a wide spread rumor that theGerman version of Nivea Cremeis identical to Creme De La Mer. The ingredients are very similar, but I firmly believe the sea kelp and fermentation process of the Creme de La Mer makes an astounding difference. But, I was all up for the possibility of finding this illustrious $7 version of the Creme.
It is said that only the German made version of Nivea is comparable to Creme De La Mer. I was able to find this version onwww.smallflower.com. This site is a wonderful find. They have some terrific and very hard to find products from Europe. The shipping was fast, and the prices were very reasonable.
So, I ordered the Nivea creme, and eagerly awaited what I hoped would be my new (and cheaper version) of Creme de La Mer. Well.....I hate to say that I was very disappointed. Although this is a fantastic and very rich body (and possible face) creme, I found it way too thick. The application was very hard due to the consistency. It took forever to spread the creme all over my body, and I ended up having to towel some of it off so that I could put on my clothes without feeling like a wrapped sausage. It was that sticky! I also tried to use it as a night creme, and broke out very badly the next day. Once again, the Creme de La Mer is still the winner for me.
Now, all this being said I am sure that a drier skinned customer might adore this heavier version of Nivea. Even though I personally couldn't stand the thickness of the creme for my body, I will admit that my legs felt incredibly soft the next day. It was just not worth the hassle of the application and the drying time for me. Oh well, another day, another search for the best products out there!