Grandmother, 91, says £4.50 Nivea cream is the key to her youthful appearance

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
·2 min read
You'll want to add some NIVEA to your basket ASAP. (Boots/ Yahoo life UK)
You'll want to add some Nivea to your basket ASAP. (Boots/ Yahoo life UK)

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A British grandmother has gone viral on TikTok thanks to her incredibly youthful appearance. Joan, last name unknown, is 91 - but looks decades younger than her age.

In a video posted on the social media platform, Joan proved her age to dubious fans by showing her year of birth on her driving licence.

Her secret? A face cream that costs less than £5, she revealed on TikTok.

With no evidence that she’s had any surgery or tweakments, Joan appears to be in her 60s, not a woman who is actually more three decades older.

So when she was asked by her granddaughter: “You look so good for your age and everyone wants to know what skincare you use?” Joan’s answer surprised the 1.4 million viewers with her response.

“When I were about 16, Nivea cream had just come out,” she admitted. “My friend came round and said ‘this cream has just come out, it’s brilliant’. “And I’ve used it for years and years.”

While we don’t have the details of the exact product she uses, we suspect it’s the long-running Nivea Creme All Purpose Body Cream for face, hands and body. At £4.59, it’s just the kind of affordable beauty staple we all need right now.

And it's no surprise it has been a classic favourite since 1911 with the ingredients Eucerit, Pathenol and Glycerin intensively moisturising and soothing the skin.

Shop | Nivea Creme All Purpose Body Cream for face, hands and body, 200ml | £4.59 from Boots

£4.59 at Boots

£4.59 at Superdrug

Bulk buy: Nivea Creme Pack of 3 | £10.65

Boots’ customers seem to also love it as much as Joan, giving it resounding four and five-star reviews.

Including one customer, who tagged it #Besteverproduct: “This is my favorite product and most trusted product ever. So mild and gentle even a baby can use it. and I have very dry, sensitive skin. I can only apply nivea creme because the formula of it is so good and mild. I remember how my grandmother, my mother used it as well. Nivea creme is a little beauty secret passed down generation to generation.”

And now Joan has passed this secret onto us.

Since starring in the video, Joan's revealed that Nivea's been in touch and asked if they can work together.

“Because of you guys and the lovely messages - Nivea have asked to collobarate [sic] with me. I'm overwhelmed. Thank you! 💙” she commented on her TikTok account.

We can’t wait to see where this partnership goes.

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