Above: Sample sizes of Nivea Products
One thing I like to do as I am searching the internet randomly is I like to apply for some samples of products. This way I can try out products before buying them without cluttering my room with rows and rows of full products I have yet to try. One I came across was for the Nivea In The Shower Skin conditioner alongside the Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising cream. I've tried Nivea in the past and I have always found their products to be thick or heavy on the skin so I was eager to see if these two products would be similar.
Above: Nivea In the Shower Skin Conditioner
This product I was really interested in. It is basically a moisturiser you use like a conditioner, you leave it on the skin for a bit then rinse it off and you're ready to go! It claims it can act as your moisturiser so you have no need to moisturise separate outside of the shower. The prices range from around £3 to £5 depending on what amount you would like and there is a range for normal and dry skin, click here if you live in the UK to see the prices and here for everyone if you are interested in the range nivea offer for this skin conditioner. In my sample I got the formula for dry skin which is good since I suffer from eczema.
So what did I think about this product? Well I thought it was interesting and usual claims like this one that hold a gimmick don't really work or work well but this worked amazing. I honestly felt like my skin was just as soft as when I apply a moisturiser and after ex-foliating I felt like it restored moisture right there in the shower which was nice. When you use it it feels like you are rubbing nice smelling water all over yourself which sounds weird! But then when it comes off you feel moisturised! It works that's all I can say! I think I will be picking this up in the future when I see it!
- Feels lightweight on the skin
- Nice subtle scent
- Moisturises the skin
- Cheap product
- The subtle scent may not be to everyone's taste or may aggravate some skin types
Above: Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream
This product also came with the sample. The normal 200ml container is £4.28 and can be found here. If you would like to find out more about the product and how it works look here at the Nivea website. This is a simple moisturising cream and I used this after I shaved. It did the job really but the thing I don't like about Nivea creams is that they feel so thick on your skin and I prefer creams that are thinner and absorb straight away. This took a few minutes to feel soaked in. I just prefer moisturisers that are different but if you prefer thicker moisturisers that linger for a bit this could be for you! The thing with moisturisers is I feel they all pretty much moisturise, its how they behave on the skin that appeals to certain people and this one didn't really appeal to me. So although I may buy a full size of the Nivea Skin Conditioner I will give this one a miss.
- Nice Smell
- Too thick of a formula for me
- Doesn't absorb in straight away
So that's my review of these two samples. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you tried any Nivea products? Have you tried their new skin conditioner? What do you think? Leave a comment!