Monday, 1 July 2013

Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser

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? 


  1. Oh well:) I've made a post about this In-Shower moisturizing new technologie too on my own blog:

    And now I've been using some normal moisturizers again - as I've tested it a long time BUT as you've said, it smells softly after almond/almond scent BUT it works the same if you just apply your other fav' moisturizers - which works on your skin the same as the In-Showr one.

    And yes it's a bit confusing to wash it off:) BUT that's the BRAND NEW technology - otherwise it would be JUST a moisturizer:)

    Oh it kindly reminds me (with the scent) on the usual NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturizer/Lotion for Dry Skin too:)

    Wish you a nice & happy week!


  2. Looks fine, thank's for your review!
    I'm definitely going to buy it :D

    A big kiss,

    All about Lady Things

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  3. I'm lazy too so this sounds like an interesting product!


  4. I'm really terrible about moisturising my skin but I'm trying to remember to do it every day lately! It really is very boring though isn't it aha. xxx

  5. I'm super lazy when it comes to moisturising too. This is a great idea but I would end up forgetting to do it!
    I quite like the sound of the Lush shower gel that doubles up as a moisturiser, less work and I wouldn't forget to do it. The price tag is a lot heftier though :-/ x

  6. Weirdly enough I don't like the feeling of moisturizer on my skin, especially under my clothing so the idea behind this product sounds great. After your review I am totally undecided on whether to purchase but for that price I may just have to give it a go. I wonder if leaving it on longer would make any difference? xx
    Cupcakes And Cocaine

  7. I normally hate the sticky feeling that comes with waiting around for a moisturiser to sink in and this offering from Nivea sounds like a great solution but if it doesn't moisturiser like a normal moisturiser then I think I'll have to pass. I tend to get really dry skin and need every help that I can get. I agree with you Hannah. Rinsing it away just seems like it wouldn't do much for the skin.

  8. This sounds perfect for me as I also hate the feeling of moisturiser on my skin, as I don't really moisturise at the moment using this would probably be better than nothing! Definitely going to give it a try - it's worth it for the price! X

  9. I was really sceptical of this but I had a small sample in a magazine and gave it a go and honestly loved it. I'm a bit obsessed with moisturising my skin morning noon and night so I don't think I could use this in place of a moisturiser every evening but if I was in a rush on the odd occasion and didn't have time for the moisturising stage then I'd definitely use this! xxx

  10. This does sound like a good concept but wondered if it was any good.
    Thanks for the honest review!

    Katie Loves..|UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  11. I'd really love to try this out! :)

  12. I've been trying this out, but it doesn't really do much for my skin, I still need to moisturise afterwards. It does smell lovely though!

    Jennie xo |

  13. Makes your skin feel sticky when you come out of the shower! Weird stuff x

  14. I used a sample of this yesterday, I am in loveee! Going out to buy it as soon as possible!

    Lovely post! xxx


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