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Brand: Nivea / cleanser / Gender: Female / Type: Body Wash/Cleanser / Texture: Cream / What it does: Cleanses,

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      13.05.2011 03:19
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      Ph-balanced & better than Dove shower cream - worth a look.

      When it comes to shower creams, gels and soaps I like to have variety. When I was a student starting out, I could only afford the budget soap gels and at the time before the likes of LDL, used to forever buy anything at clearance to make money last longer. My bathroom was forever showered with basics here and there, and most of the time it was a godsend when it came to cleaning, as there was little to move out of the way. Nowadays as I'm much older, I prefer to have a variety of shower products, from relaxing Radox to deep sea scrubs, fresh and alert Mint Source shower gel to expensive Molton Brown (usually given as gifts) to more established and recognisable names like Dove. It was however strange of my mum to nick my Dove wash cream when she usually furnishes my bathroom with her latest shower cream purchase, "Cashmere Moments," by Nivea and by far her favourite version so far seems to be the "Orchid Blossom, with Cashmere extract," product - because Nivea make two other similar shaped bottles but don't carry the additional "Cashmere Moments," branding.


      I've been using the shower cream since December 2010 and I always seem to be able to find it on "special offer" priced at 79p for a 250ml bottle compared to the usual standard of £1-79 or the astronomical price of £2-50 in a private pharmacy I found, recently. The product does indeed match the quality of the cream - with a good tactile quality of the curvy bottle with a pastel blue top, Lilac and dark blue contrasting writing or the swirly picture of a flower in a background of flowing silk and glossy gold/cream colouring on the bottle itself. The beauty of the product however is that it is ph-balanced and against my usual "Dove Fresh Touch," there are 24 ingredients listed compared to Dove's 30 ingredients. Nivea also states that this product is also dermatologically approved, so against the likes of Dove, Nivea's shower cream has a lot to live up to.


      Firstly, the scent - it is absolutely gorgeous with a hint of warm and subtle orchids rather than a full on explosion. It isn't far away from the likes of "Yankee Candle," either in terms of a freshening appeal to fabric conditioner and whilst the flowery content is welcomed, I rather like the understated appeal, which lifts this feminine marketed product away from the realms of "women-only" products that have too many intentional pheromones to attract their partners. The other beauty of this shower cream is the smell of Cashmere wool; or rather the smell of just dry cleaned clothing when you walk into a dry cleaners, or when you have just bought a jumper for the first time out of a department store and deeply sniff the clean smell of wool. The "Cashmere" content is extremely woody and earthy which seems to bond well with the flowery aspect of the gentle "blossoming" orchids around it. If this had a salt water aspect instead of the flowers, it could pass off for any man's shower cream from an aftershave range line up.


      In use, the shower cream is quite a luxury product and a little of the cream is all that you will really require. The colour of the cream matches the bottle here, so you get a thin whitish cream with a pearlescent silk like gloss throughout that feels awkwardly slimy against wet skin - a similar feeling to hair conditioner if it runs down your neck and chest after washing your hair. The cream feels milky smooth yet quite slow to come out of the shower bottle, not enough to confirm that it is thick and gloopy. You don't need a sponge or puff to get the cream worked up into a lather though - unlike Dove shower cream - and when I rub it into my body under a shower, the frothy, foamy cream leaves my skin feeling very soft and slightly glossy under the light. The added advantage of Nivea Cashmere Moments however is the delight in finding that a little seems to go a long way and washing dry skin areas doesn't cause any adverse reaction either. I have tried washing my hair with this as an experiment, but it left my hair quite dry and brittle. It is only for the body although Nivea give no indication of whether it is suitable as an all over body cream including washing your hair. Unlike a lot of other brands however there are times I find myself staying in the shower longer than I have to with this product - it is the perfect wash before going out for the evening or last thing at night if you want a little luxury treat to yourself.


      After towelling down, the scent of the cashmere and blossom extract isn't as strong as I'd like, but it serves its purpose well when it comes to additional aftershave usage where Nivea's product here doesn't taint the body. The scent dies down but it does leave a slightly lingering effect of the luxurious cashmere scented tone. Skin however is feeling soft all the way and unlike a few other brands, there is seldom the need to add extra moisturiser. It just goes to prove sometimes that mothers do indeed know best and despite the feminine colours of the bottle, this is one Nivea product I absolutely adore and don't often recommend it to friends so that I can nab the bottles myself! The best news about this particular product is that it is also available as a hand wash, although it is a pity that Nivea haven't developed this shower cream far enough to try out new scents. Better than Dove both by content and feeling however, Nivea have produced a winner here - especially when it's on special offer. Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2011


      You can find the entire ingredients here:

      http://www.nivea.co.uk/products/bath-care/
      cashmere-moments/Cashmere-Moments-Shower-Cream

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        08.05.2011 22:02
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        A touch of luxury....it's just a shame about the scent

        For Christmas I was given a gift set containing several mini Nivea products. Having been pleased with the first couple of products I'd tried from the set- the hand cream and lip gloss - I decided to use the shower cream next, hoping it would be just as good.

        Nivea make a range of shower gels, but the one I got was the 'Cashmere Moments' variety which contains cashmere extract and orchid blossom. The mention of cashmere makes me think of both softness and luxury, so that was what I was hoping I would get from this product.

        The bottle I have is a miniature so a little different in shape to the full sized version. The full sized one comes in a rounded bottle, whilst mine is not quite so curvy. I don't think the bottle looks very luxurious or expensive and there is a lot of writing cluttering the front, but it's functional - at least in the case of the mini version.

        The shower cream has what Nivea describe as 'a luxurious cream oil formula' which they say will leave your skin 'as soft and smooth as cashmere'. I must admit the mention of oil put me off slightly as I worried that the product may have a greasy feel to it or leave a greasy residue on my skin.

        When it came to using the product, the first thing I noticed was the scent. It's really quite highly fragranced and very floral, with the orchid being the main scent. It smelled quite old fashioned to me, like the sort of products I remember my grandmother having in her bathroom when I was a child. I think had it been a bit more subtle it wouldn't have been so bad, but it's really quite a strong 'in your face' kind of fragrance, which was too strong and overpowering for my tastes.

        The actual shower cream itself is quite a thick consistency and has a yellowy-peach colour with a pearlescent sheen. I usually use a shower puff alongside my shower gels, but I haven't bothered with this one and I have found that it lathers well alone. I can see why it's called cashmere, as it feels incredibly soft and silky on the skin. I was surprised how luxurious it feels actually, being from Nivea, as it feels like a much more expensive brand to me.

        After using this, not only is my skin clean, but it feels lovely and smooth. I have quite dry skin and soapy products such as this can sometimes dry it further, however this one actually leaves it feeling mildly moisturised. A trace of the scent is left on my skin too, which is not too bad really as it's not as overpowering once it's been rinsed off.

        This shower cream costs £1 for a 250ml bottle in ASDA. Given that my bottle is only 50ml and has lasted over a week, this sounds like good very good value.

        Overall, I thought this was a good shower cream and I loved the way it left my skin feeling. Saying this, unfortunately it is not one I would choose again due to the strong floral fragrance, but I would be interested to give the other shower creams in the Nivea range a try.

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          11.02.2011 12:56
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          Worth a try!

          I must admit I love a long hot shower when I manage to get a few hours to myself, so for Christmas I asked everyone to buy me lots of pampering products so I don't have to spend a fortune throughout the year to be able to indulge myself. One of my Christmas presents was 'Nivea- Cashmere & Orchid Shower Creme', on first approach this isn't a product I would look at in the shop and want to buy for myself, but after using it, it completely change my mind. Here's why-

          -A bit about the product and packaging-
          The shower creme comes in a 250ml bottle which is pure white, with a pale blue flip lid. Its easy enough to open yet would be so much better if it was at the bottom of the bottle so you can squeeze out every last drop! The bottles quite wide and not so easy to handle whilst in the shower, I often feel like I am going to drop it with it due to it not having many places to grip. Putting those few issues aside, the 'Nivea' emblem on the front is big and bold, stands out especially when browsing through the shelves in the shops. There is a pretty picture of a pink/purple orchid on the front, this complements the product well considering it is supposed to smell of orchids. On the back is an easy to read blurb telling you a little info on the product and all of its ingredients. The product itself is divine. The liquid is a pearly colour, you can tell from how thick and creamy it is that its going to be good for moisturising the skin. I always use a shower puff to make my products foam up correctly and it also helps them last longer. The product foamed really easy and a small blob was all I needed so it shows the product will go a long way. The smell of the shower cream was beautiful- very feminine, floral yet fresh. After my shower I tend to find some shower gels/cremes make my skin a little dry and sensitive, yet this one left my skin soft and silky to touch and it also smelt gorgeous!

          -Where can you get it from and how much is it?-
          The Nivea Shower Creme was brought for me from Superdrug- I received it as part of a gift set but I have since brought this singly from Boots costing me £1.93. I know you can also pick this product up from all major supermarkets for around the same price or if you're lucky when it's on offer!

          -Who would I recommend the product to?-
          I would recommend the product to any female aged 20+, I think that the scent of the shower creme is a little overpowering and too floral for a male.

          Overall, I like this product. I don't think the bottles a very good design due to the shape making it quite slippery in the shower but that is something I can deal with- it is what is in the bottle that counts the most.

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            21.05.2010 19:56
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            A great shower gel at reaonable price

            OK, here's the low down. I'm a totally sleep deprived,rushed off my feet mum of 6! Also I'm totally broke (hey,it's Friday evening and I'm sat here writing dooyoo reviews LOL) So, that said I don't always have the time or money to spend on luxurious bath and shower products!
            I do, however ,like a nice long shower from time to time, and I do appreciate a nice shower gel.I can suffer from dry skin a fair bit so always look out for shower gels that look they might be moisturising. S
            So I was doubly pleased when I came across this shower gel recently reduced to half price. I picked up a couple of bottles of it to stock up!

            **The Product**

            This comes in a fairly standard bottle. Easy to open,fairly basic looking.There is no hook for hanging the bottle up,which I do like on a shower gel. The consistency is lovely and soft and silky. It lathers easily and forms a nicely lasting lather. The fragrance is just right. Soft and gentle. Pleasant without being over powering.

            *results*
            I have found this leaves the skin nice and soft. It leaves you feeling clean and refreshed, yet it doesn't dry your skin like other shower creams can. It leaves a nice lingering fragrance,but again without it being overpowering.


            **summary**
            This was a great shower gel. A bargain at half price,but still good value even when full price. It has a subtle pleasant fragrance, and doesn't leave your skin dry like other cheaper products can!

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            18.04.2010 20:18
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            Excellent

            I am a huge fan of Nivea's Creme Soft body wash and this is amongst the same range so had no qualms in trying it out. These are normally about £1.79 in Boots and Superdrug and every now and again will go on an offer where you can get one for £1 or on a buy one get one free offer and I stock up.

            The bottle is quite simple but I like it. It is plain white with a pale blue cap, the familiar dark blue Nivea logo and a lilac coloured picture of an orchid on the front. The only niggle is that the cap isn't at the bottom to enhance ease of use.

            The smell of this shower creme is very soft and very gentle with a light floral fragrance that leaves your skin smelling soft and sweet but without competing with your perfume. It is very almost transparent which isn't really my thing as it makes it harder to see how much you have squeezed out.

            However, using it is very pleasant. It is extremely creamy, lathers very well and leaves the skin smelling good and feeling soft and silky when you run your hand on it as well as leaving you feeling clean. I am not sure that this will knock Creme Soft off the top spot but this is really nice, reminds me of the Dove range and I would be happy to try others in the same range.

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            06.11.2009 13:18
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            Will be stocking up when it's on offer!

            I have always loved any product by Nivea, and when I spotted the luxurious sounding Cashmere Moments range of shower gels I knew that I had to try them. The combination of one of my favourite beauty brands with the luxury of cashmere extract sounded like the perfect way to wash! However, with my usual scepticism firmly in place, I diligently waited until it was on offer before making my initial purchase. I'm so glad I did as it made this shower cream so much more of a bargain!

            Packaging:

            This product comes in a slim but shapely white plastic bottle with a flip top lid. Everything about this product suggests it is a little more lavish than your average shower gel, including the material of the bottle. This may make me sound a little bit strange, but even the bottle feels silky soft! The metallic touches around the logo and on the word 'cashmere' highlights this even further. The only downside is that the bottle can become difficult to keep hold on to with wet hands. Luckily, the flip top lid is fairly large and easy to open and close, so you don't end up struggling with it for long.

            Inside the bottle:

            After flipping the lid, I must admit that the smell isn't as inviting as I had hoped. It smells quite flowery and reminds me of the scented talcum powder that I normally associate with my Grandma. It shouldn't put you off though, as I find the scent completely changes when you use it in the shower. The product is easy to squeeze out, with just the right amount of control over how much comes out. When dispensed the product is pearlescent and so glistens in the light, which adds to the luxury. The Cashmere Extract and Orchid Blossom variety that I tried was slightly peach in colour, again not exactly what I had expected from looking at the purple tones on the front of the bottle.

            However, the colour is still quite appealing and the thickness of the gel makes up for this. The shower cream is thick enough so that it sits in the palm of your hand without instantly running trying to run away. To me this is always a positive sign as I find that cheaper shower gels are often too runny to be of any use. This is not like this at all and gives you plenty of time to work the product into a lather.

            Using the product:

            After dispensing the product, the main benefit of this product becomes immediately apparent. This is that it is extremely soft and velvety. This is noticeable when you pour it onto your hands and becomes even more so when you rub it in. It really is incredibly luxurious and I was surprised at how enjoyable it was to use. I don't think I have ever encountered real cashmere, so it may be a little hard to compare. However, I can see why it is called 'cashmere moments' as it truly was the silkiest shower gel I have ever used. The only downside to this is that I enjoyed using it so much that I used far more than was really needed each time I showered. This is why I was pleased that I bought it when it was on offer as my bottle didn't really last very long.

            Aside from the incredible silky soft feeling that this shower cream has, the flowery smell that I disliked to begin with changed. When I lathered it up, it became very feminine and quite sweet. It still had flowery tones but these were not as harsh and nasally as they were when I initially sniffed the bottle. In the shower, the fragrance is quite strong, however I find it disappears quite soon after getting out. I think this is a positive factor as I wouldn't want it to clash with any perfume that I wanted to wear.

            Another benefit that I have found of using this shower cream is the fact that it seems to keep my skin relatively soft. I occasionally suffer from dry skin that can be made worse by some cheaper brands; however, when I use this my skin seems to be well balanced. I'm not sure I would go as far as saying that this actually moisturises my skin, however it doesn't seem to take anything away from it.

            Overall opinion:

            Overall, I was extremely impressed with this shower cream and I will continue to buy it, especially when it is on offer. For the price, it is an affordable luxury that makes the chore of washing that bit more enjoyable. After using it I feel clean and really quite pampered, not bad for a relatively cheap product. The only downside for me is that I use a lot of it and go through the bottle very quickly. I could make it last longer as you don't need very much to wash with, but it's so nice I often end up using more. Despite this fact, I would still recommend this product.

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              24.09.2009 22:17
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              Great luxurious shower cream (if you like the scent!)

              I have never had problems in the past with shower gels, and have never really considered myself to have sensitive skin. However, the Radox shower gels I had been using lately were starting to make my skin rather red, dry and itchy if I didn't ensure that I rinsed it all off immediately. I decided to look for something with more of a moisturising effect.

              When I saw these Nivea Shower Creams on offer in Tesco, I thought I would give them a go as I have used many Nivea products in the past and have always found them to be very good at moisturising my skin. Also, shower 'cream' sounds a lot less harsh than 'gel', and this particular one claims to leave your skin 'soft and smooth as cashmere'.

              This product is one of several in the Nivea Shower range that are currently half price in Tesco and Boots. It is usually priced at £1.78, but I picked it up for 0.89p in the offer.

              It comes in a 250ml white, pearlescent curved bottle, which helps to suggest a luxurious, silky smooth product within. Unfortunately, this is also exactly the type of bottle that slips out of your hand easily in the shower. It has a lilac flip top lid, which is also curved making it impossible to stand this one upside-down when it is running out.

              When I opened the lid for the first time I was quite surprised at how strong smelling this shower cream was. I wasn't too keen on the smell at first, as it reminded me of an overpowering perfume that I had come across somewhere before. Anyway, when I had a shower that night, I squeezed the usual amount out into my hand and spread it over my body, before grabbing my shower puff to lather up. As soon as I started to scrub I realised that I hadn't needed half the amount I used, as it produced a really good creamy lather; much more than any other shower gels I had used recently. I still wasn't too sure about the smell as it was getting up my nostrils, and when combined with the hot steam in the shower, it did seem a bit too much. I usually prefer fruity, refreshing fragrances in the shower, so this one just took a bit of getting used to.

              After using it a few times, it started to bug me that it smelt so familiar, but I eventually realised that a colleague wears a very similar smelling perfume. When I asked her what she was wearing she told me it was 'Far Away' by Avon.

              I was very pleased with the moisturising effect of this shower cream, as it left my skin smooth and silky. The scent lingered on my skin for a long time after my shower, yet no signs of irritation or itchiness appeared. However, I don't think I would buy it again, simply due to the fragrance. I have since discovered the yellow version called 'Happy Time', which I much prefer due to its refreshing, citrus scent.

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                13.03.2009 10:53
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                Cashmere soft skin

                I'm always on the look out for new and exiting shower gels and foams to liven up the bathroom and I have a strong leaning towards luxurious sounding products so Nivea Cashmere Moments hit the spot right away.

                It promised a silky shower cream with cashmere extract and orchid blossom leaves your skin as soft and smooth as cashmere. I like the fact that it was pH balanced and dermatologically tested as I'm a sensitive soul and not everything suits my skin.

                It comes in a lovely rounded bottle with a blue lid, although I think they have recently changed their packaging to include a flip top rather than a detachable lid. The cream is sort of pearlescent in colour and you can smell the scent of the orchid blossom straight away along with a hint of fresh laundry in there. It costs around £1.70 for 250ml which will last you a long time.

                It lathers up nicely for a cream formula if you use it with a shower puff and you don't need too much to get good results. It feels smooth, silky and comforting on your skin and rinses off with ease.

                You can feel the effects once your skin is dry, it feels smoother and softer and not at all dry or tight (assume there are skin conditioners in the formula also). It's great for dry or sensitive bodies and the luxurious scent lingers for ages after.

                It's a really nice everyday shower cream with a little bit of luxury

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                10.03.2009 10:23
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                A really luxurious-feeling wash on a shoestring.

                This Christmas I received a Nivea gift pack and I have been slowly sampling the different items: lip balm, deodorant, face wipes, their 'all-rounder' cream and now the shower gel. Hopefully, I'll soon get round to reviewing them all for you.

                Given that this was a present and the bottle in the pack was only a travel-size bottle, I'm afraid I can't tell you the size of the larger product and I'm not 100% sure of price, but I hear you can pick them up in Poundland.
                £1 for this is a serious bargain.

                The bottle tells you the shower gel contains extracts of orchid blossom and cashmere, and when you open the bottle and squeeze some out there is a lovely, delicate sent (not a horrible artificial one) and the gel itself is a very pale lilac pearlescent kind of colour.

                When you apply it to your body, it doesn't lather, you can just smooth it all over your skin, smooth being the operative word. When I used this, I rubbed it over my skin, and the gel felt 'soft', really silky and luxurious, you can really feel the cashmere element of it. When I'd washed with it, it left my skin feeling soft and delicately scented as well.

                You need very little to wash your whole body, so a full-size bottle will last well. I hear some people are also using it as a shaving cream, or adding it to their baths.
                As little as £1 for a shower gel that has two, even three, uses and feels as good as this one does has to make this one of the best bargains out there.

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                  05.01.2009 20:16
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                  luxurious and relaxing

                  Hard day at work? Stressed and need to relax? This is the product for you!

                  I bought this once when it was on offer... if it wasn't i probably wouldn't have bought it because when i smelt it i didn't think it was that great. However when I got it home and tried it out I fell in love.

                  Used in a hot shower/bath this gorgeous scent fills the room and makes you feel relaxed. The creamy texture looks and feels luxurious and leaves your skin feeling soft.

                  The good thing about this is it last for ages. you only need a small amount and it foams up nicely. Once finished your skin feels soft and silky and the scent lingers leaving you smelling scrumptious!

                  Although it's a shower cream it doubles up well as shaving cream. The razor glides over your skin and the cream leaves it feeling moisturised.

                  I've also poured it under a hot tap for a foamy relaxing hot bath. Great value for money especially for me as I see it as 3 products in one!

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                  24.11.2008 02:49
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                  For the price, this cannot be better, But where is the cashmere exactly?

                  Well I bought this as I am generally a big fan of Nivea products- I like the smell of their products, they seem to work well with my skin and they look pretty in the bottle/can/pot as well. I am also a huge Cashmere fan. I studied Textiles at Degree level and there homed my desire to use cashmere and only cashmere. And some silk. (Needless to say I was very broke by the end of it all.) So seeing on the shelf "Cashmere" and "Nivea" I decided it had to be worth a try.

                  Currently (at least as of November '08) a bottle of this will set you back £1.89 in Boots and its also on offer there in addition. I got this as a "buy one get one free" deal. I needed a deodorant, this came free. Check out places for offers, Nivea is a brand that does tend to have one on somewhere.

                  The bottle is a decent sized bottle, its 250mls in size and comes in a nice white curved hand sided silky matt bottle. The image in the front is of a purple Orchid Blossom flower. For me, its too big and cumbersome to take to the gym with me, but its a nice size for home. I am hoping that there will be miniatures soon at Superdrug as I do like this shower cream.

                  The ingredients are said to have Cashmere Extract and Orchid Blossom in, I cannot see this in the ingredients so I will have to take Nivea's word for it. Its stated as being PH balanced-it did not irritate my skin anyway! There are many man made products in the ingredients, the usual Glyceryl, Glycerin, Parfum, Caster Oil, and other long worded names so if your after an au-naturel product, this aint it!

                  On first inspection:
                  The smell is very sweet and quite floral. It also has a slight musk to it. It reminds me of the smell of icing sugar- and I have images of cake making and covering rich tea biscuits in icing sugar as a gift to my 7 year old sister when I was 10 :)

                  The bottle has a silicon stopper inside so I would imagine this would keep fresh for some time. Its advised 12 months on the bottle.

                  Next up, using it!
                  The colour is an off white, sort of creamy white, you could say it has a very slight iridescence to it, but that's really kind of exaggerating more then I think is necessary! The texture is one which I am not so fond of, its a bit too slimy for me: I suppose its just like shampoo in a way, and does lather up- but takes a bit of rubbing to do so. I would have liked the texture or substance to hold itself a little better, instead, this does just fall all over my hands and onto the floor of the shower all too quickly- its a bit too runny and a bit too slippery. But that's my opinion.

                  The scent gives a nice boost to this as you use it. It really comes out and smells really much better then a quick sniff at an open lid in Boots did. Much better!

                  The shower cream itself does give a nice and sort of unique sensation and texture while using it and I can see why they have labelled this as "cashmere" oppose to anything else. Its a sort of matt feel, you wont get squeaky clean finishes with this- unless you rinse and rinse and rinse... It lathers up well, but wont give you heaps of bubbles, just enough to cover your skin. It rinses off well, but does take some scrubbing as it can stay bound to your skin if you don't.

                  When had all been rubbed off, my skin did feel soft. I had used this also as a shaving gel to shave my legs with and it worked perfectly well, however, I did need to apply moisturiser to my legs after using this as they felt quite dry. (The rest of my body was fine though.)

                  I would imagine this bottle would last some time, a little did seem to go quite a distance, so its value for money in my eyes.

                  I was a bit confused by the label, which states it has "Cashmere Extract" in. Unless I am mistaken, I thought cashmere was a fibre, so was not sure how this had been captured into a bottle. The ingredients shed no light either, so I am left confused. I at first expected some sort of cashmere based exfolation going on, like with the Radox Smoothies and particles of loofah, but nope, no cashmere particles. That would be one of my main comments on this- aside from changing the texture; I would like Nivea to explain exactly where the cashmere is in the bottle!

                  A good shower-cream with a very nice scent. Good value for the price. There are areas I would improve on, but for £1.89 your paying for a wash, not a 5 star massage treatment! I will be buying this again if they begin to make miniatures for the gym.

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                    I have had to use a number of medical creams or emollients for my dry skin. When I saw Cashmere Moments shower creme I had to buy it to try. I use Nivea soft face cream and hand cream and they work well. After using the cashmere shower creme I noticed the difference in my skin, it is softer and smoother. The perfume makes showering a real pleasure. Thank you, it will be on top of my shopping list from now on.Marion

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                    05.06.2008 00:56
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                    a fantastic cheaply priced shower gel which leaves you feeling highly pampered

                    As you all know I love my beauty products, especially shower gels or shower creams. Whenever I go shopping I'm always on the look out for a new beauty product which I haven't tried before. Out of all the different shower gels I have tried in the past the Radox shower gels are a firm favourite of mines because they are reasonably priced and they all smell nice. A few weeks ago whilst shopping in Tesco's I noticed that they had a special offer on Nivea Shower creams and gels. I really live most of the Nivea products which are on the market, but the Shower Gel was one of the Nivea products which I hadn't tried before. Normally a 250ml bottle of Nivea Cashmere Moments Shower Gel costs in the region of £1.50-£2 depending on where you purchase it from; but since Tesco had their Nivea Shower Gels and Creams on Special offer I only paid £0.99 for my bottle of it

                    As you can see from the picture at the top of this review the bottle of Nivea Cashmere Moments Shower Gel is supplied in a white plastic bottle, which has a light blue coloured flip top lid. The packaging design is rather plain and simple and doesn't have much details or design on it, basically the packaging just carries the Nivea logo on the front of it and states that the product is in-fact named Cashmere Moments and that it is a Shower Gel which has an Orchid Blossom fragrance and contains Cashmere Extract. On the back of the bottle we have all the usual usage directions, ingredients list, small blurb about the product and contact details and helpline numbers. Usually when I'm buying body washes/shower gels I like to buy the ones which are sold transparent bottles because I can see how much I am using and how much is left in the bottle; but I will make an exception for this one because I like it

                    The Shower Gel is easily dispensed from the bottle by gently squeezing it until you have the desired amount. When I dispensed the Shower Gel from the bottle I was immediately impressed by the consistency of it because it was really nice thick gel like substance. The colour of the shower gel was also really nice, it was a lovely golden coloured gel which also had a pearlescent appearance as well. Most of the time when I purchase Shower Gels I am sometimes really disappointed by the consistency of them because some of them are either too thin and runny, don't smell nice, or don't leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised when they claim that they do. But in this instance I was impressed with everything about the Cashmere Moments Shower Gel and the condition it left my skin in.

                    The thick consistency of the shower gel meant that I didn't have to use a lot of it in order to get fully washed with. I found that a blob the size of a 50 pence piece on a sponge was a sufficient enough amount to get fully washed with. The shower gel produced a really thick, bubbly creamy lather which felt as if it was also moisturising and softening my skin as well as cleansing it. After I got fully washed and dried I noticed that my skin felt a lot smoother and softer than it did before I used the shower gel, and it was also highly fragranced. .I noticed a huge improvement in the softness of my skin the first time I used Nivea Cashmere Moments, my skin felt so soft after I had used it that I didn't feel the need to use a moisturiser because the shower gel seemed to moisturise my skin enough when I used it.

                    One of the main reasons the Cashmere shower Gel left my skin feeling highly moisturised and soft is because it contains cashmere extracts which help to soften your skin. The shower gel is also PH balanced so it wont dry out or irritate your skin. The shower gel is also Skin tolerance dermatologically approved as well.

                    The fragrance which the shower gel left on my skin was gorgeous and quite long lasting, I would say that the fragrance lingered on my skin for approximately 4 hours or so before it gradually faded away. The scent from the shower gel also fragranced the bathroom somewhat and the aroma lingered in the air for approximately 30 minutes or so. The shower gel has quite a strong sweet, slightly floral, musky aroma when you dispense it from the bottle; but when you are rubbing it into your skin it doesn't seem to smell as strong. I think that the scent from the shower gel is gorgeous and really feminine. It has a somewhat sweet musky aroma which is complimented by a gorgeous, fresh, crisp slightly exotic Orchid aroma. The floral scent from the Orchid isn't overpowering or cloying at all, it has a really delicate fragrance. I think that the shower gel smells really sophisticated and expensive, and it is certainly a really feminine scent which I'm sure none of the males would like. The aroma which the shower gel leaves on your skin wont overpower or mask any deodorants or perfumes you are wearing.

                    I like to use Cashmere Moments Shower Gel with my exfoliating gloves because it produces a really thick lather and the exfoliating gloves don't feel as harsh on my skin. I really love this shower gel because it smells gorgeous, the fragrance lingers on my skin, it moisturises and softens as well. This is a shower gel which I will continue to purchase and use on a regular basis. If you haven't tried this shower gel before I highly recommend that you so as you wont be disappointed by the results and the scent from it. Nivea Cashmere moments Shower Gel can be bought from Tesco, ASDA, Morrison's, Semi-Chem, Superdrug and Savers as well as some other chemists and smaller retail outlets although the price may differ depending on where you purchase it from. A 250ml bottle of the shower gel costs in the region of £1.50-£2; although you may be able to get it cheaper if it is on special offer.

                    There are a few different shower gels in the Nivea range which are also equally as good as Cashmere Moments and these are as follows ~
                    Happy Time Shower Cream
                    Sensitive Balance Shower Cream
                    Crème Soft Shower Cream
                    Pampering Shower Oil
                    Sport For Men Shower Gel

                    For more information on Nivea or any of their other products then you can find this on their website which is ~ www.nivea.co.uk

                    Address
                    2010 Solihull Parkway
                    Birmingham Business Park
                    Birmingham
                    B37 7YS

                    Telephone
                    Nivea Careline 08456 448556 (Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Fridays 9am to 4.30pm (except bank holidays).)

                    © Butterfly-Wings
                    2008


                    ~~~Review written by me and also posted on ciao~~~

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                      26.11.2007 22:46
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                      Absolutely beautiful

                      Coming up to Christmas I've made it my mission to use up loads of the toiletries that I'm sick of seeing. I don't know about you but I have bottles of stuff everywhere, all over my bathroom and in drawers. I just own too much, and I know cos I'm known for my love of buying toiletries that I will get more for Christmas so its a catch 22. Since I've been using this site I've decided to use it to my advantage, try products review them and if they don't live up to their claims then in the bin i go! This method is really good and I highly recommend it! lol

                      However i do kick myself where it hurts and make life harder for myself from time to time. Instead of using up the products I have I get bored of seeing the same stuff and buy some more!
                      That's how I came across this Nivea , Cashmere & Orchid Shower Cream.

                      I didn't mean to buy it! I went Christmas shopping with my step dad and he just hates to shop (typical man in his 50s lol) and he ran into the shops, didn't look at prices and did his shopping in 20 minutes flat (spent a fortune), but I at the end of it hadn't bought a thing!

                      So fed up I gave up and thought I'll do my shopping some other time! However walking to the car park poundland was staring at me and though he hates the store I thought hmm I'll drag him in here and get my own back! So in I dragged him much to his disgust. Now, cos I'm a shopaholic, I buy a lot of stuff for the sake of it and cos I was deflated I decided to search out some nice smellies. I'm a big fan of the pound shop and I only buy brands and get the bargains! I spent a few quid on a few things and one of them things was Nivea Cashmere & Orchid Shower Cream.

                      Now I requested this link to be here so I could write about this product and I notice the picture of the bottle is different to the one I purchased. After a little research into this it seems that Nivea has changed the packaging of this range (perhaps that's why I got it for £1 lol )

                      So all I can tell you about is my bottle (this is the only bottle I have seen). Its a light beigey/pink iridescent 250ml bottle Very nice indeed and quite classy with a dark blue flip top lid. The new design, what I've seen of it is much more basic and not as classy at all and looks like they're making the product more marketable for every day use and to appeal for the whole family rather than exclusively at women.
                      As I bought it in a pound shop I have looked at prices on the net and I see its on offer at Wilkinsons for £1.49, buy one get one free at the moment and I know for a fact its sold in Boots and Superdrug as Nivea is a popular brand and it usually has offers.

                      A little history of Nivea...

                      Nivea is a large global skin and body brand, owned by the German company Beiersdorf.
                      The company began in 1911 when Beiersdorf developed a water-in-oil emulsifier as a skin cream with Eucerit, the first stable emulsion of its kind.
                      The company is owned by, Oskar Troplowitz, and it he named it named it NIVEA, from the Latin word nivius (meaning snow white)
                      During the 1930s, Beiersdorf began producing products such as suntan lotions, shaving creams, shampoo and facial toners.
                      Nivea offers many different products in many different ranges.

                      Product Description....

                      For skin as soft and smooth as cashmere....
                      Nivea cashmere & Orchid shower cream with its precious cashmere proteins and caring oils gently cleanses your skin.
                      Experience its delicate orchid scent and creamy foam for the ultimate shower sensation, that leaves your skin feeling as soft and smooth as cashmere.

                      PH skin-balanced
                      Skin tolerance and dermatologically approved.


                      Directions....

                      For optimal results use cashmere & Orchid shower cream daily.

                      My Verdict....

                      Firstly my bathroom is far to cold to be standing about with shower gel no matter how gorgeous it may be!
                      So I used it in the bath. Lately I've been so itchy I've been being very careful what I'm washing myself with. I have no skin conditions, and no red bits but after shaving my skin does feel dry but generally I just haven't been comfortable in my own skin lately.

                      On application to my sponge I was immediately hit by the gorgeous smell. Very strong and dare I say seductive? A smell of Orchids mixed with an unidentifiable smell that makes it kind of velvety to the smell and very expensive. Its not overly flowery, I think the Orchid is calmed somewhat by the cashmere oils.

                      Although it is a liquid it has a nice thick kind of consistency and didn't come flying out of the bottle like most, though don't tip the bottle upside down and expect it not to run out it does (I did test this out) lol

                      It lathers up quickly, but is not overly bubbly, its very silk like in texture and feels so very smooth on the skin. It made shaving my legs so much easier I'm sure it made the hair I was removing softer and when I checked my legs after it was a closer shave than normal and I had no nicks at all! (very important to me!) When I got out of the bath I had a few bubbles on my legs, wiped them off on my towel and i had no sticky residue and the most wonderfully, soft skin!

                      So this products lives up to its promise!

                      Whats more when I emptied the bath the bubbles vanished and I rinsed the bath and the scum left with no effort to remove it at all. A lot of shower gels leave a sticky hairy mess in the bath that's difficult to remove after shaving but not this one.

                      My mum came up the stairs and asked me what the lovely smell was and I actually removed the bottle out of the bathroom and hid it after use so no one else is can use it!

                      Hours later my skin was beautifully soft and it struck me that if I wanted to I could fake tan, safe in the knowledge my skin is up to it I could do it without even moisturising, and I smelt gorgeous!.
                      I'm so, so impressed with this product, I cant enthuse enough.

                      Its real luxury and no matter the price I'm willing to pay it!
                      A must by for women who really give a damn about their skin!

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                      The sensual scent of orchid blossom combined with the silky shower cream of cashmere extracts cleanses your skin and leaves it feeling like cashmere /