If the runaway success of BB Cream is anything to go by, you can take it as a given that women are super keen on multi-talking, time-saving time beauty goodies. I don’t know about you, but the moment they create a mascara that serves up luscious volume while standing in the queue for you at the traffic department or dealing with the sheer horror that is Cell C, I’ll buy shares sommer, let alone the product.
But ja. That’s a total fantasy so let’s snap out of it and chat about NIVEA’s new In-Shower body moisturiser skin conditioner (R27,95). It aims to serve up a nice dose of meaningful in-shower hydration; so much so that you don’t have to apply a body lotion once you get out.
To use it, you’re to slap on your regular shower gel or soap and scrub up nice. Afterwards, you can apply the in-shower body moisturiser to any dry bits where you’d usually apply a body lotion, rinse it off, jump out and hit the road.
In an ideal world, the in-shower hydrator would act as a shower gel too. This way, you could replace two products instead of just your body lotion. Still, for anyone who finds it easier to apply their body hydrator in the shower as opposed to after having dried off, this would be relevant.
Available in two variants, Sea Minerals for normal skin and Almond Oil for dry skin, I used the former a couple of times. The scent is a clean-smelling, white soapy floral that’s very, very subtle so it won’t interfere with your perfume.
My top tips? Use this only after you’ve washed your hair as you’ll transfer the product to your locks and slap it on towards the end of your shower otherwise too much water running over it removes it completely.
Once you get out the shower and towel off, you can still feel the hydrator on your skin in the same way you can still feel body lotion just after applying it. The surface of your skin feels smooth, hydrated and has a little bit of ‘slip’; as if you’d just treated it to a rich, oil-infused body butter. There’s no stickiness or tackiness to speak of, however, which is fab.
In all, if you’ve spotted this on the shelves and wondered about it, it does live up to its promises and is worth tossing in your trolley.