Thursday, 1 August 2013

Review: Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser.

I'm going to skim over the fact that I've not blogged in literally months and do share my thoughts on a product that's certainly been doing the rounds in the blogosphere of late.

I'm the laziest person in the world when it comes to applying body lotions (and blogging, apparently!) and admittedly I skip it way more than I should. So in theory, something that would do the job of one of my many bottles and tubs of body lotion before I even get out of the shower, sounded too good to be true. Having said that, at first I really wasn't convinced, and dismissed it as being gimmicky and over-hyped. My curiosity soon got the better of me and last weekend I spotted it with a third off in Boots so decided to go for it, and was actually quite excited to try it!

As you'll probably know by now, there's a white bottle for normal skin, and a blue bottle of dry skin. I actually preferred the smell of the one for normal skin, but as I was still a little sceptical as to how moisturising this stuff would be, I opted for the dry skin version. My skin's not overly dry, but I do get the odd dry patch here and there, so I guess it made sense.

Onto the actual product. It's a creamy white liquid, not quite as thick as your hair conditioner, but thicker than your usual shower gel.  After exfoliating any dry patches with my beloved Sugar Crush scrub and then using my new Soap and Glory Whipped Clean shower butter, I applied a generous amount of the conditioner, leaving it for a few seconds, and rinsing away. Initially my skin didn't feel overly soft, or any different to normal, but once I was out of the shower and dried myself with a towel, my skin did feel very soft and moisturised. Plus I didn't have to wait around for ages for any body lotions to sink in, which is definitely a bonus in this warm weather as they always feel really sticky on my skin. I was pretty impressed!

All in all, I really like this product, although I do feel you need to use quite a bit each time so it may run out quite quickly. Also, I did use a very moisturising body wash beforehand (Soap and Glory claim you don't need to moisturise after using it!) which may have helped soften my skin. I do feel that using this alone without a regular body moisturiser wouldn't be enough, especially if you have drier skin. But as a quick fix product, it's brilliant and will definitely save you a few precious minutes getting ready in the mornings!


  1. Glad to hear this worked for you :)
    Sadly, I just didn't enjoy this atall, didn't fell no difference for me & ran out quickly :/
    Simply-Abbi xx

    1. Oh that's a shame! I think my skin would start to feel dry if it's all I used mind. I agree with it running out quickly though, I've only used it a couple of times and the bottle definitely feels like there's loads gone! :/ x


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