Whenever I crack open a bottle of NIVEA body lotion and get a sniff of its unique scent I’m instantly transported back to high school; the good old days when my boobs sat under my chin and I didn’t have to worry about stupid things like ‘how in God’s name am I ever going to buy a bloody house?’
Anyway, as I’ve always liked NIVEA’s body lotion it’s nice to see they’ve now added a slightly more hydrating variant to their co-enzyme Q10-infused Firming line:
Aside from the co-enzyme Q10 (a naturally occuring anti-oxidant that can help encourage collagen production), its formula also includes nourishing macadamia nut oil and makes use of NIVEA’s new mega-hydrating Hydra IQ technology that I explained in an earlier post regarding their Powerfruit shower gels.
I like that it’s not as heavy as their body crème which is too rich for me but a bit more moisturising than their regular lotion making it a nice option during these drier winter months.
They’ve also created this guy:
It makes use of co-enzyme Q10 and nourishing vitamin-rich avocado oil making it perfect to use on super dry bits like ankles, knees and elbows. Scent-wise, it’s pretty undetectable so it won’t interfere with your perfume.
In regards to stretch marks, NIVEA haven’t made any drastic claims about reducing their appearance or anything, only that you can use the oil to massage them if you like, and I appreciate that. When it comes to improving the look of stretchies, your best bet isn’t going to come off the shelf at Clicks but rather from prescription retinoids, lasers and the like.
In regards to firming, I can’t say I’ve noticed any difference in my skin but then again if I’m serious about toning up I’m going to say not to carbs after four and reach for my running shoes as opposed to a body product. Buy hey, every little bit counts…