Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser

Monday, 1 July 2013

I don't know about you, but I'm a pretty lazy person, in, well, everything really. As much as I adore beauty and makeup and everything that comes with it, I sometimes cut corners or skip beauty regimes out of pure unadulterated laziness. It's something I'm always trying to defeat but it's a constant battle, trust me. 

In particular, I can be pretty slack around skincare. Although over the years (and thanks to having horrible acne) things have improved greatly in that department, I still tend to get a little lazy when it comes to moisturising. In all honesty, I only ever really moisturise my body on tanning nights. I know I know, I'm committing a huge beauty sin right there that my skin definitely isn't going to thank me for in years to come, but what can I say, I relish that extra five minutes in bed rather than slathering myself in moisturising cream. 

However - the lovely people at Nivea have come up with an answer to my dry skin/laziness prayers. The Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser. To be honest, I wonder why this hasn't been thought of before, as it's a pretty simple idea. Jump in the shower, do your usual wash and rinse, and then slather some In-Shower Moisturiser on. Rinse off, jump out the shower and you're done. Easy peasy! No waiting around for it to dry, or that dreaded 'sticky' moisturiser feeling, but nice soft, smooth skin as part of your usual shower routine. 

I'll be honest, I do like this product and I think it's a great idea, and perfect for those days you can't be bothered with proper moisturiser (which is most days for me!), but it just doesn't feel the same as using an actual moisturising cream, and I can't help but think rinsing it away means that it's doing little for my skin. Yes, it feels nice on, and my skin does feel nice once it's washed off, but no where near as moisturised as it does with normal moisturising cream. However, it smells AMAZING thanks to the almond oil inside and I definitely don't think it's doing any harm incorporating it into your shower routine. Plus, for a mere £3.50ish you can't really grumble. Will I repurchase it? Honestly, no. If it made my skin feel the same as a normal moisturiser does then yes I would, but it didn't and so I don't think I'll be buying it again. It is on offer at the minute in Boots though if you want to give it a go for yourself! 

Have you tried Nivea's new In-Shower Moisturiser? What did you think?