I love it when I can toss a new product into my trolley at my local Spar or Checkers, which is exactly what the case was with Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser. I’m probably THE laziest person when it comes to applying body lotion, so my reasoning was that I might as well see if this makes the task more bearable.
The instructions are simple enough: after washing and rinsing your body, turn the shower stream away from yourself (or switch it off if you’re really good) and apply Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser to your body. It has the texture of a thick body lotion and the bottle has a flip-top cap, so things are pretty straight forward. Just don’t push it and try moisturise the soles of your feet if you don’t have a non-slip mat in your shower – I was doing an involuntary moonwalk after that (no-brainer if you think about it though, my bad).
I did this after I applied conditioner to my hair, and just let things run their course when I rinsed my hair – I didn’t have to put in much effort to rinse off the In-shower moisturiser. It doesn’t leave any kind of film on the skin (I was imagining having to chuck my towel in the wash after every shower), but peculiarly it does take the edge off in the dryness department. There’s hardly any discernible scent.
My conclusion? If you’re in the habit of applying thick body butters on a daily basis; I doubt this will be able to replace them. If, however, you’re (a) lazy like me and like a quick fix or (b) you don’t like the feeling of heavy products on your body (especially beneficial in hot weather or humid climates), you’ll probably love this. There’s no absorption time, hardly any scent and no feeling of product on your skin, yet dryness is alleviated and smoothness in improved.
I got my bottle from my local Spar, but it should be in most major retailers and Dis-Chem, Clicks and larger pharmacies by now. I paid around R40 for the 400ml bottle, and there’s a smaller size available too. Available in normal and dry skin variants.
Have you tried Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser? I’ve read so many mixed reviews, I’d love to hear from you.
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