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I made the world’s largest tin of Nivea

I made the worlds largest tin of Nivea


Hello lovelies, today I will be creating the world’s largest tin of Nivea. I got this massive tin of Nivea a few years ago as a Nivea gift set for Christmas. I have always wanted to fill up the can with Nivea, and now I finally did it! Watch the video to see how many tins of Nivea it took to fill one massive tin. First, let’s talk about the history of Nivea and what old Hollywood movie stars used it. 


NIVEA has been a familiar friend to families for over 100 years, supporting them with carefully selected ingredients.


Everyone knows the blue tin, white cream and unique scent. This cream is loved by generations worldwide for its moisturization properties and its truly unique fragrance, which is synonymous with protection, care, trust and happiness.


NIVEA started in 1890 when pharmacist Dr. Troplowitz acquired a laboratory for dermatotherapeutic preparations in Hamburg. Troplowitz worked together with the scientific consultant and dermatologist Professor Unna to create the first water-in-oil emulsion.

They discovered a new ointment base called Eucerit ®. This is a wax found in sheep’s wool, which acts as an emulsifier. With this ointment, oil and water could be bound in a stable, snow-white cream base for the first time. Until then, emulsions reacted to changes in temperature, separating into independent water and oil parts. 

The resulting cream was formulated with lipids, oils and its unique scent launched in 1911. This marked the beginning of unparalleled brand history.


When it was first released, NIVEA Creme made waves — not only in terms of the innovative product but also the involved packaging.

Using a particular machine to package the cream into aluminum tins was a historical moment, which marked a turning point for modern cosmetics. 

It was no surprise the snow-white cream was an instant hit. The formula was used as a body lotion, face cream, and hands to care for children’s skin, as it was so gentle.

Three years later, NIVEA Creme was sold in 34 countries. Today, it is still NIVEA’s bestselling product, with more than 15 billion tins sold since its launch.

Lana used Nivea Creme lotion to moisturize. According to her daughter Cheryl Crane’s book “LANA: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies,” Lana used the creme right after she got out of the shower to keep her skin soft, flawless and smooth. Marilyn Monroe also used Nivea Creme.

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