A birthday gift review, scream my tens of readers! Just what everyone has been waiting for! I figured I may as well continue the birthday gift reviews with the easiest product, the Nivea In Shower Body Lotion. It was the easiest because a) I had been thinking about buying this since it’s introduction in late 2013, b) it was one of the cheaper items and therefore not as tempting to hoard, and c) the opportunity to use it was high as it is a shower product
I didn’t have huge expectations for this product – the idea of combining a body lotion into the shower seems quite ludicrous, especially as I have been expertly taught to moisturise immediately after bathing for my entire life. I generally like Nivea lotions for post-shower application though, and the idea of being able to skip a step is very intriguing.
So, using it is easy enough. It doesn’t leave any residue in the shower (you still listening, Sanctuary?), and is super quick and efficient to use. I haven’t used it nightly due to my above mentioned moisturiser training, but I’ve used it on nights when I really want to be over and done with the shower as quick as possible. The smell is lovely, if you already enjoy the Nivea lotion scent (which I do), and it really does leave you feeling moisturised. It’s an interesting product however, in that you can almost feel a thin layer on you when you first step out of the shower. That does go away, but it’s a very unusual feeling after having a shower. The first time I used it, I scratched my arm after getting out, and noticed that my scratching hands’ nails had some residue under it. This did kind of gross me out, so I’ve modified my post-shower scratching habits. Another interesting feature was that once I got out of the shower after using this product, the bathroom temperature didn’t feel quite as low as usual. I guess it really does provide a thin layer over the skin. This is an intriguing sensation, but nothing horrible – the science seems to check out.
Overall, I was pretty pleased with this product. I don’t think I would replace my normal body lotion with this, but it is excellent when you want to reduce your shower steps and therefore save some time.
Would I buy it again? Sure.
Who would I recommend this to? Individuals who are lazy with moisturising.
Is it value for money? I think the RRP is around $7-9, but I’ve seen it on sale for $3.98 – definitely worth it at that price! [seen at Priceline and Big W for that price]
How can you get it? Any store stocking Nivea – Priceline, Big W, Kmart, supermarkets, Target – it’s easy to find.