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文章: [Verification] Can Nivea's Blue Tin Care for Leather Wallets!? Results and Impressions After Actual Use

[Verification] Can Nivea's Blue Tin Care for Leather Wallets!? Results and Impressions After Actual Use

[Verification] Can Nivea's Blue Tin Care for Leather Wallets!? Results and Impressions After Actual Use

Hello, it's the Hallelujah staff.

Recently, the daytime sun has become quite strong, and it's becoming a comfortable season to spend time in. However, please be careful as the temperature differences and pollen can easily affect your health.

Now, we have tested whether the popular body cream, NIVEA's blue tin, can be used to care for leather products!

We'll share the results and impressions with you one by one.


Things to prepare

<Things to Prepare>
- Genuine leather long wallet (Hallelujah's popular item, Pull-up leather long wallet)
- NIVEA cream
- Polishing cloth
- Brush

Comparison of Ingredients between NIVEA Cream and Leather Cream

First, let's investigate the ingredients of the cream to predict to some extent whether it can really be used.

■Ingredients in NIVEA Cream

Moisturizing ingredients:
Glycerin /Jojoba oil

Hydrating ingredients:
Mineral oil / Vaseline
Cyclomethicone Lanolin Alcohol      
Squalane / Decyl oleate      
Octyldodecanol

Gloss/Softening effects:
Hydrogenated polyisobutene / Microcrystalline wax
Paraffin / Magnesium stearate

Stabilizers:
Distearic acid Al / Magnesium sulfate
Citric acid / Sodium hydroxide

Fragrance:
Fragrance

Common Points between NIVEA and Leather Cream

The ingredients of NIVEA are mostly oil-based. Some people may have a negative impression of oil-based ingredients, but most of the oil-based ingredients in NIVEA are petroleum-derived.

Petroleum-derived ingredients are also used in baby oil and other products,
so there is little need to worry about their impact on the skin.
Leather cream is based on [water, oil, wax].

In fact, NIVEA also contains ingredients similar to these three components,
although the ratios are different.In terms of oil-based components,NIVEA also has similarities to leather cream.

This looks promising!
Next, let's see if NIVEA can actually be used for leather care.
I'm going to verify that now.

I tried using NIVEA cream for care

We're finally starting the verification to see if NIVEA can actually be used for leather care!I'll be using a brush and cloth.I'll follow the standard care procedure.

For detailed instructions on how to care for leather using leather cream, please refer to this article.

 

 

First, start with brushing.

Use a soft-bristled brush to quickly remove surface dust and dirt.

Be careful because if you don't completely remove them, you might scratch the leather when polishing with a cloth.

 

 

Next is the turn for NIVEA cream!
Is it really capable of caring for leather...?

Using a polishing cloth, apply NIVEA cream.Be careful not to apply too much, as it may cause stains; take a small amount of NIVEA cream on the cloth at a time.

 


Gently apply the cream in a circular motion, like drawing circles. This way, you can evenly distribute the cream.


NIVEA cream has poor spreadability compared to leather cream. Its texture is stiff, making it prone to uneven application. It didn't spread as easily as expected, and I found that I might have needed a bit more cream to cover the leather adequately.

 

Be careful to avoid getting cream into the seams' grooves, as it can make them slightly harder to clean. Therefore, I made sure to spread the cream thoroughly and evenly without leaving any residue.

Once I finished covering the entire surface, I also applied the cream to the opposite side and the folded edges without forgetting any areas.

Finally, I checked the whole piece to ensure there were no uneven patches.

 

 

Finished

I have finished applying all the Nivea cream.

The scent of Nivea may be divisive as some people may like it while others may not.There is no shine, and the finish is matte.

There is a slightly moist texture as well.It feels like the surface has been coated, but whether it's the same as leather cream remains questionable.

 

The verification result and before-after comparison

 


How was this verification process for you?

To be honest, my impression after trying it out is that it might work as a temporary solution...?

Considering that there isn't a significant price difference between this and actual leather cream, I would recommend using leather cream unless there are specific reasons not to.

Also, I noticed that the cream tends to leave a bit of residue when starting to apply it.It seems like it's better suited for quick, emergency care rather than long-term maintenance.

For more detailed information, I've uploaded a video on YouTube, so please take a look at it when you have a chance!

Here is Channel!

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