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Drugstore Week: Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream

Julia of Bless My Bag first got me interested in the Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream (P167) when she raved about it last year. Then, Dinna Vasquez, an editor at Manila Standard, told me on Twitter that she couldn't live without it! I take raves seriously, especially when they're from people I respect, so I hunted high and low for this moisturizer.

It's not easy to find. It's usually out of stock, or simply not available in the baby section of drugstores and supermarkets. I finally got hold of in the Mall of Asia Hypermarket some months back! It was in the bottom of the Nivea baby section then. Anyway, true enough, this "miracle" cream is something special.

This is designed for baby skin, so it's gentle and tested to be hypoallergenic. It doesn't contain parabens, alcohol, and colorants. It also contains natural calendula which is a well-known herbal remedy for wounds and skin irritations. It's meant for the sensitive skin of babies, but surprise - it's also great for big girls like us!

I haven't tried the famous Embryolisse moisturizer, but people say that this is a good dupe. It's lighter, too. You can definitely use it as a face moisturizer (even acne-prone skin), and not break out. Dinna uses it as a substitute to her Embryolisse. As for me, I prefer to use it as a body moisturizer for now. It has a light, non-greasy texture that makes my skin feel super smooth and soft.

I loooove using this when my skin feels itchy or irritated. It calms down rashes, and even the occasional skin asthma. The Smoothy Cream is also a great hand moisturizer! It revives my parched cuticles pretty well.

This smells like a baby's freshly washed bum, if you can imagine that. A little soapy, a little powdery, but it's not overwhelming. :) Like everyone else, I wish there was a perfume-free version but it doesn't bother me that much.

Overall, I recommend the Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream to anyone who is looking for a gentle body or face moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin and find that a lot of moisturizers irritate you, then this might be the one that wouldn't. ;) It's so affordable, it definitely doesn't hurt to try!

Any feedback on the Smoothy Cream? What's your favorite way to use it?

You can find this product at SM Hypermart, Puregold, Watsons, and other leading supermarkets.

Reader Comments (36)

The packaging alone is adorable enough for me to buy it. :) Huge plus that I can use it on my sensitive skin. I'm currently out of the country and will be on this cold country for several months. I brought this with me on my luggage... next to Petroleum Jelly, this is the only cream that works on not making my skin flaky dry with the weather. :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMina

I honestly hate summertime, because the heat and humidity really wreak havoc on my skin and revive my allergies. I've tried the Nivea Essential Care cream, which although gentle, didn't work well for my rashes. But this may be the one I've been looking for! Getting a hold of it seems pretty tricky, though, so I better start hunting. Your posts are so timely for me, Miss Liz! Thank you so much! :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenine

I've been using this for 3mos now. I'm actually also using the soap. I have skin asthma and this product did not disappoint me. Plus, its non-greasy so it doesn't feel sticky on my skin even on a warm and humid weather. I hope this works for you Jenine coz it truly helps me with the dryness and itchiness of my skin due to hypersensitivity. Thanks for this feature Ms. Liz.

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterconconichi

HI Miss Liz! How does this feel on the skin given the humidity and heat we have right now? I've really dry skin, but I hate it when I feel sticky because of the lotion I out on whenever I'm outside. :( Another question, how does this differ from the one packaged in dark blue?

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterValerie Basinillo

I always believe that products intended for babies are less harsh. Kaya I'm definitely giving this a try! I just hope that it doesn't clog my pores.

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle

Thanks for this recommendation! :) Will surely try it. I'm a big fan of baby products that work just as great for adults :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

I think this would be great to put on just before bed after cleansing! :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAri

Ive just been recently introduced to moisturizer when i attended thw bdjbox beauty social event and i got tot ry physiogel cream. Takot kasi ako magmoisturizer before dhil oily and acne prone ako so i tjought n lalo siya maaggravate. Question po ladies, don sa mga nakatry na nito is this a good barrier between makeup and your skin? Thats what i mainly use moisturizers for kasi. If yes, ill search high and low for this. Im not miffed by the fact na scented to kasi it makes makeup and skin care routine more njoyable for me

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

Nivea Creme in tin cans (not the ones in the plastic jars!) is my ultimate moisturizer! I love how deeply and heavily it moisturizes. I've never tried the Baby, can anyone compare?

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeauty by Tellie

Nice! :) I'm definitely getting one since I'm nearly out of lotion, and in need of a lighter moisturizer at night.

Thanks for the recommendation :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I used this before and it's really good for my skin asthma and the smell puts me to sleep because of the baby smell. I actually forgot about this product so thanks for the reminder, I needed it now that the weather is bipolar and signs of skin asthma is showing on my skin. There's also a baby milk soap from the same line that makes my skin so soft. I forgot the exact name but it worked well together with the smoothy cream

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterarya

From what I can see in the pictures, it looks quite similar to my Mizon moisturizer :))
Curious with trying this one, hopefully the Watsons near my place has it in stock

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYsabelle

My classmate's elder BROTHER uses this. I was with her shopping once and she said, "you know what, my -bi- brother uses this" then she picked it up and I was like "that's for babies" I guess I need to search for this product. I'm about to run out of my Olay one.

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

I am using this baby cream on my baby's skin after bathing. I accidentally ran out of lotion, and I can't skip putting on any moisturizing cream or lotion on my skin because it is extremely dry, I thought of temporarily using this and ended up loving it. Just like what you've said, it is lightweight and very moisturizing, totally not greasy despite the weather in Manila and, you'll smell like a baby as a bonus! :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Gonzales

I love your drugstore product week! I also love products made for babies. Since my dermatologist told me to only use baby products till my hair and skin clears up I've never looked back. Haha. Can you please recommend a product that can whiten the teeth? I drink a lot of tea and my teeth are starting to get yellowish! Thanks so much! :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoie

this is kind of hard to find... that' why i didnt repurchased and forgot all about it. I like its scent actually. And I'm loving this weeks theme Ms. Liz. I hope you can do a lipstick theme week or a 30 day lipstick posts, but since you have a lot, you can even probably have more than 30 days :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

I thinks this would be great for my sensitive and dry skin. I hope I can find this in my nearest local store. The packaging alone is so adorable :) Gonna include this on my shopping list :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersammy

this would really help me Liz,knowing i've got a really super sensitive skin,thanks for this post i'm surely would definitely grab one of this product. ;)

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheenee

I'm definitely giving this a try! :)

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRizza

Yay thanks for sharing this! I got frustrated cos I wasn't able to find stocks of Embryolisse moisturizer when I went to France a few months ago. It was winter season so people hoarded. I'm definitely trying this alternative. Super plus points when it's oily skin friendly so it won't cause breakouts. :)

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbby S.

this is interesting... Just added this on my to-buy list! hehe

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHollie

I'm not sensitive moisturizers but this one says non greasy and I looooooove baby smell. Thanks for sharing Liz! :D

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRanne

I'm using a baby lotion but my skin is sort of getting used to it that its moisturizing effect is somehow diminished. I'm definitely trying this one when my bottle runs out and when I find this on stock. This is the first time I've heard of this product. Thanks for sharing Ms Liz!

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I was about to get this one last Monday when I am looking for a moisturizer! Sayang! Dapat pala ito nalang. Hehe! I have sensitive skin too. Hmmm gonna try this one Ms.Liz since you recommend this. I will encourage mom to use this too since she's not using any moisturizer because her skin reacts from those products she tried before.

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

@Joie : I just read your comment about how to whiten teeth. I used Crest 3D whitening strips a year ago and they worked! However I can't find any of them in our local drugstores so I have to wait for my aunt to come back from the US before I can use their strips again. I don't drink tea and I'm a rare coffee drinker but one of my friends who is worried about yellow teeth has just started using a glass straw for her hot drinks, actually all of her drinks. It keeps the tea and the coffee from touching her teeth, she says.

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

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