Japanese Beauty Trends: Nivea Creme Mask Pack
One of the Japanese beauty trends that is popular especially among young people is to use Nivea creme as a mask pack. Nivea creme is cheap and widely available.
Nivea creme is a product that virtually everyone knows as it can be found at the drugstores. It is a moisturizing cream that can be used by children and adults. It has high moisturizing effect and it has multi-usages.
Nivea cream was born in December 1911, and it is a moisturizing cream that continues to protect the skin of people all over the world even after 100 years. The deep blue packaging is a familiar sight to everyone.
Using Nivea Creme As A Mask Pack
In Japan, there is a beauty trend where Japanese women use Nivea Creme as a mask. If you want to follow this method, I would highly recommend you to use the Japanese version of Nivea Creme since that is what Japanese women are using.
The method to use it is simple. After cleansing your face, just slather on a thick layer of Nivea creme until your face become as white as a geisha. You can put a warm towel on your face or use the mask while in the hot tub for a steaming effect. Leave on the mask pack for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off. Your skin will be smooth like mochi! You can use this mask once a week and see the difference!
Why use the Japanese version of Nivea Creme?
Not all Nivea cremes are the same. There are different versions of Nivea creme in different countries. Just take a look at the ingredients of various versions of Nivea cremes:
The ingredients for the Japanese version of Nivea Creme:
Water, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Cyclomethicone, Microcrystalline Wax, Lanolin alcohol, Paraffin, Squalane, Jojoba Oil, Decyl Oleate, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum distearate, Magnesium stearate, Magnesium sulfate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance
The ingredients for the North American version of Nivea Creme:
Water, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Microcrystalline Wax, Lanolin Alcohol, Paraffin, Panthenol, Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Decyl Oleate, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Stearate, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
The ingredients for the European version of Nivea Creme:
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cera Microcrystallina, Glycerin, Lanolin Alcohol, Paraffin, Panthenol, Decyl Oleate, Octyldodecanol, Alumnium Stearate, Citric Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Stearate, Parfum, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellol, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamyl Alcohol
As you can see from the above, the Japanese version of Nivea Creme has better ingredients. It contains squalane and jojoba oil blended in a pure white and creamy cream, which firmly protects the skin from dryness. In addition, it has less fragrance. The reason why Nivea Creme becomes a hype in Japan is because its ingredients bear resemblance to a popular luxurious cream (Psst… it’s Creme de La Mer).