Monday, 22 July 2013
Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser
Always one to be late to the party, I guess I'm finally jumping on the band wagon for Nivea's new venture into in-shower moisturisers. It's not a new concept, Olay and Lush both have offerings in this field but Nivea are certainly dominating the market. I've seen this explode over pretty much everyones blog recently but I've been so busy I've only just got around to trying this wondrous moisturiser out for myself.
I'll admit that I break one of the most important rules of skincare; I don't use body moisturiser. Okay, not never but it's a really rare occasion that I do. I tend to find that after I've used a body scrub or wash and dry myself off, the last thing I want to do is spend even more time having to cover every inch of my body in yet another product. The good news is, I'm vowing to get better, so please bear with me and send me gentle pokes in the right direction.
The genius thing about this moisturiser is how easy and versatile it is. After cleaning as you usually would, rinse that all off and stand a little out of the way of the direct stream of water. You'll need to really massage the moisturiser in and having the water lapping at your skin isn't going to help it sink in. If your shower isn't big enough I'd even suggest stepping out of it while you get to work. Apparently it's instantly absorbed into the skin, but I love to give this more of a fighting chance as my skin can be pretty temperamental hydration-wise. I found about two hand sized squeezes does the trick to cover me from neck to toe. The consistency is slightly thicker than a body milk and thinner than a traditional moisturiser. My one annoyance is it's quite difficult to see where you've already covered and you can end up wasting a lot of product. Don't forget to wash it off though, or you'll be very unpleasantly surprised when you go to towel off.
It's after you're dry that the Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser, £2.56, comes into its own. That tiny bit of extra time spent working this into the skin leaves everything supple and silky smooth. Some have complained of a greasy residue being left behind, but I've not experienced this and wonder if it might be down to too much product used at once. There's no stickiness, just hydrated skin that has done wonders for my self confidence. Investing time to properly moisturise is something I'll be adhering to and will give me an excuse to dip into my Origins Grapefruit Soufflé. I'll be using this on days I'm rushed off my feet and in dire need of a pick me up for my dull, dry skin that can be topped up with a moisturiser to tackle the really hardwearing areas like elbows and knees.
Nivea have hit the mark with this product and, although not the prettiest package in the beauty cupboard, will spark other companies to create their own. Don't be surprised to see more in shower moisturisers over the coming months!