We all know that moisturising our bodies should be as regular as brushing our teeth, but sometimes we just don’t have the time. An extra layer of body moisturiser in the morning can cause all kinds of trouble, especially if you have to negotiate a pair of tights on over a sticky leg. Nivea have launched their in-shower moisturiser that helps to cut down on another essential stage of body maintenance, by giving you the hydration you need in a format that’s never been seen before. The big tube of shower-gel like product brings a conditioner for the body into the shower, to be used like a conditioner for the hair – after cleansing, add a layer of the creamy substance, leave for a few seconds and then wash away.
The clever bit is that the formula is activated by water, meaning it’s
instantly absorbed without leaving any residue and claims to provide so
much moisture that you don’t even need to use a body lotion afterwards
at all. I’ve been using this for a few days now and I do like it – it’s
the perfect product for using while your hair conditioner works its
magic, so no additional minutes are needed in the shower at all. The
instant feeling isn’t one of superbly smooth skin (there’s not enough
time or product for that,) but you can feel a subtle difference between
one arm and the next. For me the big selling point is extra hydration in
the morning when I wouldn’t normally bother – moisturiser application
is a pre-bed ritual because I don’t have the patience in the morning.
Nivea’s in-shower moisturiser doesn’t cut the need for a decent body
cream, but just gives you a little boost when the practicalities far
outweigh the need. For £3.55 a bottle and for no loss of sleep, this is
definitely a product I could get behind.
Available now from Boots and Superdrug in normal/rich varieties priced £3.55