I am a moisturizing fanatic. I have to have a myriad of creams, butters, serums and lotions to make sure every base or, in this case, every area of skin is covered. There are foot and hand creams, dry skin lotions, skin softeners, lotions with sunscreen… the list is extensive, as you already know.
Wherever I go, lotion has to be readily available. I normally carry two in my purse, there’s one in the center console of my car, a couple of bottles and jars next to my bed, hand lotion in the kitchen and bathroom as well as body lotion and facial moisturizer (not to mention both face cream & body lotion with sunscreen) where I get dressed.
So you can see I’m well versed when it comes to moisturizers… And, I know, a little addicted. That’s why I had to try Nivea’s In-Shower Lotion. When I saw the television commercial, I was skeptical. Not necessarily because I doubted its effectiveness, but I questioned whether it would leave my skin feeling the way I like. Imagine my delight when I discovered I already had a coupon for it.
The first thing I noticed is you can’t use too much. I don’t know what I was thinking the first time, but I squirted out a big glob of it. I immediately realized my mistake when I tried to get out of the shower and couldn’t move my feet without slipping. (Someone didn’t pay attention to that warning on the bottle.) On subsequent uses I poured out the same amount overall, but in several small squirts.
Nivea also advise to wash/rinse out the tub thoroughly with hot water after use. It’s a good idea to wash the tub more frequently when you use this because scum builds up on the tub and shower more quickly.
How’d my skin feel afterwards? Although it doesn’t give me the totally moisturized feeling that I like, it did do the job. Honestly, I was surprised. I have an aversion to patting dry so I thought I would rub it all off, but that wasn’t the case. I did add lotion to my arms (have to make sure my elbows are on point) and heavy cream on my feet.
When time is tight this lotion is the ideal. The only thing I’m not fond of is the smell. If you like the original Nivea scent, then you’re likely find it appealing. It was just a little strong for my taste.
The In-Shower Lotion is available four types: nourishing (the one I tried), smoothing, hydrating and cocoa butter. Once I've used all of the Nourishing In-Shower Lotion, I'm going to try one of the others. One of the things I like about it is if you're in a rush then you're able to accomplish two beauty care routines in one swoop. I'm hopeful that one of the others will have a smell that's more to my liking.
More about the lotions:
Nourishing: This one is great for those with very dry skin and it contains almond oil.
Smoothing: This contains Shea butter and is for those with dry skin.
Hydrating: It's for those with normal to dry skin and it's made with sea minerals.
Cocoa Butter: The cocoa butter in this version is great for those with dry to very dry skin.
My overall opinion:
This a product I will definitely recommend. Despite my dislike of the fragrance, this does exactly what it says, it feels good on the skin, and it lasts all day.
Have you tried the Nivea In-Shower Lotion? What do you think? If not, do you plan to try it? And tell me about your favorite moisturizer.