My Sister in Law bought me the white bottle (for ordinary skin) when it launched last year and I was a bit skeptical. But I used it twice and I was won over, big time. Its been in my shower ever since.
What is Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser? Well its conditioner for your body instead of your hair. You apply it to moist skin and then rinse it off. A bit of a misleading concept, because the instructions don't tell you EXACTLY how to get the best out of this little wonder. And there is a little knack to getting it to do what you need it to do: moisturise your body.
First off, The blue bottle which is the Dry Skin variant has the classic Nivea Scent. It reminds me of my Gran. The Dry skin one is much thicker than the one for Normal Skin and seems harder to spread, but I have a knack for that now too. The Normal Skin variant spreads fairly easily and leaves a light layer of moisture on the skin. Its good, but I prefer the Blue Bottle.
And here's why: it leaves a thicker layer of
The trick to getting the best from this Body Conditioner is this: Before you even open the bottle, turn the water OFF. Do your usual shower ritual, rinse off your chosen cleanser, and then turn the water off and brush of some of the extra water off your skin. This is the first "knack" to getting the most out of this. You'll also save a whole lot of hot water and product this way. Trust me.
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Then mush a decent handful into your hands and pat white handprints on various body parts: I start at my shins, then thighs, bum, tum, as high as I can reach on my back, boobies, and upper arms. That is the trick to spreading something that will slip away through your fingers and straight down the plughole. Now you need to get massaging. Rub the cream into your skin starting at the shins. Pay extra attention to any dry areas, Take your time, do a proper job. For goodness sake don't do under your feet, you will slip and fall on your ass.
For me this is the best way to use this Blue Bottle of Loveliness. If you leave the water running when you try to apply this it just runs straight down the plughole. And you also waste water.
Once you are happy that you have given this a good rub into your skin, turn the water on and rinse off any excess, turn the water off again and step into your waiting towel and Pat Pat Pat. This is the best way to preserve your layer of
|Ingredients: I know I go on about Paraffinum Liquidum (mineral oil) on my face, but this isn't a face product.|
The big 400ml bottle of Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser is normally around the €8 mark, but they are often on special and I pick up 2 or three if I see them for under €5. This has changed the way I moisturise and while it is an extra product in my shower, it works and I don't get that horrid dry/sore/itchy skin feeling as often as I used to.
Find this Nivea Goodie in the Toiletries aisle in your supermarket or between the Shower Gels and Body Lotions in Boots & Pharmacies.
**I purchased this product with my own moolah. Unless you count the first bottle that my SIL got me.