Both of the La Mer and Nivea Soft creme do improve softness and give long lasting moisture and suppleness to ones skin. La Mer claims to free of parabens and pithalates. Both cremes have a very smooth silky lightweight texture and are best for normal to dry skin.
The ingredients for ” Nivea Soft Creme” are-Water, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Myristyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Stearic Acid, Myristyl Myristate, Cera Microcristallina, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit®), Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Dimethicone, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance.
Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer is a dermatologically tested moisturizing for all skin types. Nivea Soft is created using a unique formulation where water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion is created instead of an oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion. It is enriched with Vitamin E and jojoba oil, which go deep into the skin and turn it into a fresh, soft, smooth and healthy-looking one.
Skinsafe.com has given the creme a positive rating-SkinSAFE has reviewed the ingredients of Nivea Soft Refreshingly Light Moisturizing Creme, 6.8 oz and found it to be 91% Top Allergen Free and free of Gluten, Nickel, Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, MCI/MI, Topical Antibiotic, Paraben, Soy, and Propylene Glycol. Product is Teen Safe.
The ingredients for La Mer are-Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Mineral Oil\Paraffinum Liquidum\Huile Minerale, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Lanolin Alcohol, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Sulfate, Paraffin, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Water\Aqua\Eau, Beta-Carotene, Decyl Oleate, Aluminum Distearate, Octyldodecanol, Citric Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Magnesium Stearate, Panthenol, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol Denat., Fragrance (Parfum)
La Mer claims that their creme contains Miracle Broth that is a cosmetic ingredient used in the manufacture of non-medicated skin care preparations. The term is a trademark but we do not know what it is because it is a secret formula.The alchohol it contains in its creme is Acetylated lanolin alcohol (sometimes known as sheep alcohol, lanolin alcohol, or wool alcohol) is a non-drying organic compound produced from lanolin, the fat of wool shearings, which has been reacted with acetic acid and a small amount of lye.
Yes, there is petrolatum in La Mer but Nivea Soft has denatured alcohol which can be drying. Upon testing the creme I experienced no dryness with my already dry skin.
A good thing about Nivea Soft is that you can use it on the face, neck and body. La Mer is too expensive for that for the average gal. So I think Nivea Soft is going to be the choice here. And, La Mer ranges in price from $180 to $510.00 depending on the size you get. Nivea Creme ranges from about $5.95 in Target to $7-9 at CVS.
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