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This shower cream is simply packaged in a white plastic bottle with the familiar Nivea logo. The bottle is squeezable, helping to encourage the contents out and features a practical flip top lid. Rather disappointingly, for a shower product, there is no hook of any sort so it's not the most practical of designs to keep the bottle to hand during use.
The claims made by the product are fairly modest. It is PH balanced and, apparently, 'skin compatibility dermatologically approved'. It also promises to 'pamper your skin and senses' with ingredients including Jojoba Oil and the 'scent of Coconut Water.'
I was slightly disappointed with this product right from first usage. For something described as a cream, I had anticipated a thick and luxurious shower product. Instead, I found this to be a very thin and runny consistency so my first rather eager squeeze did result in this shooting out faster than I'd expected and some of the product escaping. I certainly don't find this to be a rich or pampering product on application.
I do find that the cream lathers up easily when applied with a sponge and creates a pleasant bubbly white foam which is easy to spread over my body while showering. The foam disperses easily and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean without drying it out at all. I wouldn't say that this has any real moisturising capability, however, and a moisturiser would still be needed after showering.
Finding this a little runny and slightly underwhelming as a shower product, I also tried this cream out as a bubble bath for my youngest son. I found this created lots of fluffy white long lasting bubbles in the bath although that was possibly because I was unintentionally generous with the application to running water, due to the thin consistency. Sodium Laureth Sulfate does come high up the list of ingredients so this is probably not the best choice for those with sensitive skin.
The scent of this product was the biggest disappointment for me. I normally find coconut to be a very evocative fragrance; reminiscent of sun lotion and hot luxurious beaches. Here, I found the scent to be quite insipid and artificial smelling. It certainly didn't provide that richness and depth of scent that I would usually expect from a coconut scented product.
The strength of the fragrance in use was acceptable but I didn't find that it lingered on my skin after showering for any great length of time.
This is not widely available from the major supermarkets for some reason. I purchased my bottle from Wilkos for just 95p for a 250ml bottle. I certainly wouldn't anticipate paying much more for this product.
The NIVEA Creme Soft Shower Cream is available from GBP 2.03.
The shower cream is described as follows. "For a soft skin feeling Let this silky cream shower with valuable almond oil envelop your skin with a caring soft foam, while its gentle scent indulges your senses."
Item: Nivea Crème Soft Shower Gel
Price: 85p (but bought as part of a 3 for 2 deal)
Bought in: Superdrug
If you have read my reviews before you can probably detect I seem to have an addiction to travel size toiletries!!! Haha and this was the latest addition to my collection.
This travel size bottle is of similar design to the full size bottle of Nivea Crème Soft shower gel, with a mostly white bottle and a dark blue lid. The bottle holds 50ml of shower gel and is at its largest points 10 x 4.5 x 1cm in size. The white on the bottle has a slight iridescent look to it and the details are attached to it on a clear sticker. The front of the bottle details "Nivea, Crème Soft Shower Gel. Mild scent and moisturising almond oil." This gives you enough info to tell you what is in the bottle and an idea of what it will smell like. The back has details on the ingredients and the address for the head office. The logo across the front is bold blue and white and is easily recognisable as a Nivea product. As the bottle is 50ml it fitted easily in to my wash bag for my overnight trip away. The lid is made of thicker plastic than the rest of the bottle and to open it you have to press quite hard and do a half turn, it then pops off altogether so it half way between a flip top lid and a screw top. To get the lid off you do need to press and turn quite hard so although I do prefer a screw top lid, this one does feel secure enough to go in the wash bag without fear it will pop open on its own.
Does it leave me feeling fresh and clean?
Yes! It cleaned my skin and I could smell it on me for at least an hour after my shower. I do tend to go for a fruity shower gel but as I was taking this with me to share with my OH I chose a more "soapy" scented shower gel that suited both of our tastes. This really does just smell like a bar of soap and although it stated it has Almond oil in it, I couldn't detect the exact scent of Almond through it. But it did smell very nice. I wouldn't say that it gave enough moisture to stop me having to use my regular moisturiser on my skin, but it certainly didn't dry my skin at all.
I was able to use the usual amount to shower and so was my husband and we still have a little left in the bottle. So I would say you can get 3 showers out of this little bottle. So that makes it about 29p per wash. I am happy to pay that as I means I can take a much smaller bottle with me and had space for other items in my wash bag too.
I will happily give this 5 stars.
This is another product I got for Christmas- I really get the feeling that people were trying to tell me something...or just the fact that I love baths and showers has got around...
Anyway, this is another Nivea product that I'd rate quite highly. It has a lovely clean smell, not at all girly, which although I like, isn't always what I want. This product is creamy and lathers brilliantly. It also leaves the skin feeling really soft, and when used with a shower puff, really helps to get rid of dry skin on my arms while leaving my skin clean and moisturised.
I have never had a full-size bottle of this product, although it is something I would consider because it is a great product. I find that the travel-sized products are too small, and as I use quite a lot of shower gel in one go, I only get two applications out of a travel-sized product.
Overall, an excellent product that I would definitely recommend to others.
This is a review of Nivea Creme Soft Cream Shower. I never get why people spell cream or crème do you? It's a bit like Village Fayres or Fairs! Oh well, enough musing and on with the review.
I got a bottle of this shower CREAM in a Christmas cracker gift pack last Christmas with some other products and it's travel sized but it was the first time I had tried it, although I am very familiar or au fait if you're being posh (or French) with the Nivea brand. The pack had a competition within which was a bit of a secret so I bought a few packs so I've been using these travel sizes in my shower as I don't have enough weekends away planned to use up my stash.
I find a shower puff makes this crème go a long way and it is really nice and soft on the skin. It smells really beautiful but not overpowering. A bit buttery but in a skin way, not cookery way, but like cocoa butter. This makes me think that it is a really moisturising product as well as a cleansing product.
You will recognise this shower cream on the shelves as it is a cream bottle with a blue lid, very true to the Nivea branding.
This makes my skin so soft I can skip moisturising if I wish. I am more of a bath than a shower person but if I am in a rush I use the shower and this crème definitely makes the experience more pleasurable even if I am in a rush.
On the label the product contains almond oil so this is probably why skin feels so soft and luxurious after using.
250ml retails at around £1 at most places so you should not find yourself paying much more than this. You'll get a lot of showers out of this size bottle if you use a shower puff to lather up so this is great value for money.
Definitely! I will be buying some more of this shower cream once my travel sized bottles run out. It makes my skin feel marvellous and is a brand which I fully trust and enjoy using. I think for the small price it is worth trying some of this in the shower.
This shower cream is great for both women and men. It is such a mild scent that men won't feel girly using it although they may wonder over how soft their skin feels afterwards! I would recommend using a shower puff with the crème to get a lather going or it may just end up going down the plug hole and that would be such a waste!
I've always loved using toiletries and being able to indulge in a beautifully scented product most certainly lifts my spirits. Whilst I am loyal to a number of brands in respect of bathing I tend to swap around with those that I use for showering dependent upon whatever promotions are available during the time of my purchases. Whilst I would never consider myself to be a tight wad, it is very rare that I will pay more than a pound for a bottle of shower crème or gel, so when I spotted this Nivea Crème Soft Shower Cream at a discounted price of just one pound, I simply could not resist.
I have always considered Nivea to be an upmarket and caring brand, particularly as they've been around for such a long time and I have vivid memories of my mother using some of their products when I was a child in the seventies. Whilst I cannot admit to the packing being particularly striking, the combination of white and pale blue tones provide a relaxing and calming image. In addition to the product costing just one pound it was the fact that it is a crème as opposed to a gel, so I felt that I was purchasing something luxurious.
We are presented with 250 ml of product, which is contained within a sturdy curved plastic bottle. The claim is that the crème has been formulated with hydra IQ moisturising technology for a soft skin feeling, which I must admit is something that I'd never heard of before. A quick look online informed me that the technology has been created and patented by Nivea and it works to balance the skin's natural moisture level. The Nivea website provides further information on the technology, but in a nutshell it offers longer lasting skin hydration.
The lid is contained within the upper section of the bottle and is easily flipped open with the bottle being suitably shaped to be stored upright. I'm not a fan of hanging bottles of shower products in the shower itself, as I prefer my toiletries to be neatly stored in a wicker basket in the corner of my bathroom. However, if you favour hanging your shower products I would advise that there is no hook located on the bottle.
The pearly white crème is easily dispensed and offers a good consistency although I must admit that I was initially a little disappointed with the aroma, as it was very delicate. As the crème contains almond oil I was expecting a slightly stronger fragrance, but when taking another look at the bottle I noticed that Nivea has advised that the crème contains a mild scent. Nevertheless, the crème offers a favourable fragrance, which is slightly intensified when I lathered a small amount on my skin with my net body polisher, which enables my shower and bathing products to last much longer.
The lather offered a softer texture to other shower gels that I've used and felt wonderfully smooth against my body as it thoroughly cleansed away any grime that had accumulated over the day. It was easily rinsed away without leaving any sticky residue without the surface of my skin feeling dry or tight. Whilst the crème has been formulated to provide hydration to the skin, I favour using body creams, particularly as I suffer with a few dry patches on my elbows and the creams offer additional moisturisation together with an adorable scent. However, I am of the opinion that the crème would suffice on its own for those people who have normal skin due to the highly beneficial properties of the almond oil. Despite my initial thoughts in relation to the delicate almond oil aroma, it delicately lingered on the surface of my skin until it was masked by my body cream.
My bottle is now empty and whilst I would not normally pay more than a pound for my showering products I would go as far as saying that I would probably pay the full price of £1.90, as this is a very luxurious shower crème and well worth every penny.
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Nivea crème soft shower cream
I bought a few of these shower creams figuring they would serve us well when we go on holiday in the summer.
This shower cream is apparently enriched with almond oil, and promises to envelop you in a caring, soft foam leaving your skin smooth and moisturised. It is ph balanced and dermatologically tested so should be fine for all members of the family.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The shower cream comes packaged in a plastic 250ml bottle with a flip up/down lid and has all of the information and instructions on the back of the bottle. When I squeeze some of the shower cream out of the bottle, it is, as expected, white and relatively thick although not as quick as a bath cream. Although the cream is advertised as containing almond oil, this isn't the smell I smell when I pour our the cream but there is a very faint and not unpleasant scent which is rather more masculine than floral. Not unpleasant, but stronger than expected.
USING THE SHOWER CRÈME
The shower cream should be poured onto a sponge and massaged into damp skin. I find that its creamy enough to work into a lather and is nice and easy to rinse off skin. I have also used it as a bath cream by pouring it under running water. Again it does clean skin nicely and rinses off without too much trouble, but unfortunately, when used this way there aren't sufficient bubbles for my liking.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The shower cream is widely available and is usually priced at about £1, so its very reasonably priced.
Although not the best shower cream I have ever used, and certainly not the best for use in the bath, it is good quality and unlikely to break the bank. After use my skin is clean and although the scent doesn't linger, certainly when used the product does give off a pleasant smell. My skin doesn't feel dry after use but it doesn't take the place of a moisturiser.
I would recommend this as a shower cream mainly because it does the job at a cheap price and will certainly be taking my extra bottles on holiday.
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I like this shower gel as it smells nice. It has a lovely clean smelling scent to it that is soft and feminine. The scent lingers on your skin after use too, which is nice. It leaves your skin smelling lovely all day long!
The shower gel lathers up well. You can lather it up with just your hands or you can use it on a shower puff or a sponge. The lather is thick, creamy and luxurious. It's easy to wash with and its easy to wash off too. It doesn't leave any residue on your skin after use. It washes off without any trouble really!
After using this product my skin feels soft and smooth and I don't need to use body lotion after as the shower gel is just enough. It's best used in the shower, although you can also use it in the bath as a body wash.
You can also use it as a bubble bath if you wish to. Just pour the shower gel under warm running water and it creates masses of bubbles. The bubbles last for around fifteen minutes or so, however the product leaves your bath water feeling soft and silky.
It's great value and is sometimes on offer. I paid just £1 for my 250ml bottle.
A gorgeous shower gel.
I'm not particularly loyal to any brand of shower gel and so chose this as it was on offer in ASDA, I think full price for this item is a bit more than I'm willing to pay. Pros - feels lovely and soothing on your skin, I used it just after I had returned from holiday and it was very gentle on my sunburned skin. Unusually for a moisturising creme wash, it also leaves your skin feeling really clean and fresh for the rest of the day. It also has a great scent (there is a citrus version which I personally think smells the nicest). Finally, the shape of the bottle makes it easy to squeeze every drop of the shower gel out - something which I find frustrating with some other brands.
So in summary: very soothing and leaves skin feeling fresh and clean, but still not sure if I am fully converted and will probably stick to my 'buy whatever's on offer' philosophy. Times are tough!
Nivea makes some of my skin's favourite products, and I therefore had pretty high expectations of this, despite its low price.
The shower cream is definitely unisex, to the extent that it's not especially woman-friendly; I like shower gels and creams to feel just a little bit feminine and luxurious, and this doesn't really give me that sense. Really not to take away from it as a product, that's just my personal preference and not something that may be off-putting to everyone. However, if you are like me, then perhaps stay clear.
Firstly, the packaging is decidedly non-committal; it's not girly enough for me, really, and not manly enough that my boyfriend would buy it off the shelf. It's quite plain, cream coloured with a blue lid, and a blue 'swirl' on the front. In my opinion, pretty unexceptional, but then it is just shower cream.
The boyfriend may not buy it; he would however use it, given an absence of anything more manly. The smell is very neutral and certainly not feminine, although it doesn't smell overtly of man either. This may be positive or negative depending on your perspective; for me it doesn't do the product any favours.
It lathers up well on the body, particularly when you use one of those shower puff things.
The creme does leave skin clean and soft, so in this respect does deliver what it claims. This also doesn't dry out my dry skin particularly, and this is a definite plus.
Overall I wouldn't really recommend it. I didn't like the fact that it was not really targeted at either gender, leaving me feeling hard done by, and my boyfriend slightly emasculated (!). Having said that, it did the job fine and I'm probably just spoilt, although I would choose differently next time and probably not pay money for this.
Note: I didn't actually buy this product; it came as a miniature as part of a gift, so when I say I wouldn't buy it, I wouldn't and haven't.
I don't think I would have reached for this in a shop, as I mentioned before about Nivea products. It took me a while to try their Deodorants as I thought they would smell like the heavy Cream scent from the Nivea Cream.
I got a Nivea set for my birthday and since I don't like to waste products I god round to trying this the other month. It was only a travel size set thing, so the Shower Cream was only a little 50ml bottle.
Not sure of the price of the normal szed 150ml bottle but would hazard a guess and say it would be around the £1.70-£2.00 mark.
The bottle didn't look that exciting to me. A thick plastic bottle which is white and pretty sturdy. It has the Nivea branding on the front and just some simple blue writing on the bottle. It's alright I suppose. The flip top lid was easy enough to open even with wet hands, but it was a little bit stiffer than other bottles i've used.
The Cream is quite thick and a decent sized blob will give a good lather on a Shower Puff. I didn't count but I think the 50ml bottle gave me 5 goes, and that was giving a good lather as I like to have loads of bubbles on my skin and feel nice and clean.
This did smell nivea Creamy, but it said on the back that this contained Almond Oil and there was a slight warm scent to this, which I would assume is the Almond bit.
This washed off easily enough and seemed to moisturise my skin while leaving a light scent behind. It is sort of the same idea as Dove, but I think i prefer Dove a teeny bit more, that just because I like the scent a little more.
A nice Creamy Shower Wash which i'm glad I tried.
I do love my expensive toiletries for that pampering feeling, but like most things at the moment our budget is being stretched pretty tight almost to breaking point so it's the cheaper products from now on.
I saw this Nivea creme soft shower gel in my local shop recently at the bargain sounding price of 99p so snapped it up.
Nivea products are normally very good and with my skin being on the dry side they tend to moisturise it quite well, so this sounded good..
The price and packaging~
As stated I picked this up for 99p and I've seen it for similar prices in other retailers.
The packaging is nothing overly exciting - plain and simple really, but at the risk of sounding contradicting it's also looks quite elegant sitting on the edge of my bath.
The 250ml bottle is upright standing and has a slight curve on either side giving it a plump appearance from the front, and is relatively thin from a side view. The flip open lid is right on top and is a little tight to open at first to be honest.
The creme is white,but as the bottle is predominantly white plastic (with lettering in different shades of blue) the contents can't be seen inside. On the front is the logo and on the back is information in several different languages.
On using the creme~
On the front of the packaging it states it's a shower cream with almond oil. Great I thought; as I love the smell of almonds, however on opening the lid I noticed not so much of an almondy smell but more of a fruity aroma! There was a faint almond smell but there seemed to be a peach/orange aroma that was stronger.
It doesn't say anything about peaches, oranges or any other fruit on the bottle but after sticking the shower gel under my husband's nose and telling him to inhale he agreed with me.
So on using the almond oil shower cream that actually smells of peaches I was very impressed with the results.
I only used a small amount as it's quite thick in consistency so a little goes a long way. It lathered up instantly and cleansed my skin leaving it very moisturised and smelling lovely.
I have used this everyday for over a 2 weeks now, and the bottle still feels quite full so for 99p seems very good value.
Being a brand like Nivea I expected it to be good and it certainly is, my skin feels really soft since using it and dry patches have vanished.
This is product that I will be buying again for sure and it gets 5 creamy and bubbly stars from me.
Having very dry skin, I always use shower creams rather than gels as I find those very irritating on my skin. Nivea being a brand I like anyway I thought I'd give this a go and I love it! It's lovely, creamy and soft and unlike a lot of shower creams, does lather really well so you don't need to put tons of it on your shower puff/sponge.
It has a gorgeous smell and feels silky smooth when you are applying it; it leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft after my shower and the scent lingers for quite a while and I too have the odd sniff of my arm just because I like the scent!
I paid around £2.35 for this (250ml bottle) in Wilkinsons so I will definitely be checking out Home Bargains in future. It is available in a travel sized version which is how I first tried it. Again, I got it from Wilkinsons and it was 95p for a 50ml bottle or thereabouts. Tiny, but enough for 3 days away in Spain.
I love this product and have not used another shower cream since I discovered it.
When it comes to shower gels I have tried many different ones and there are quite a few I really like. I also like a bargain, so when I saw this Nivea Creme Soft Shower Cream for only 89p in Home Bargains I had to have some!
I like Nivea products, but have never bought any shower or bath products made by them before, so was looking forward to trying it.
Nivea Creme Soft Shower Cream comes in a plastic bottle with handy flip-top lid. The bottle size is 250ml.
It states that it contains moisturising almond oil to cleanse and moisturise your skin, which I liked the sound of. 'Let the gentle caring scent indulge your senses, while the silky shower cream enriched with almond oil, cleanses and moiturises your skin. Relax and rejuvenate with every shower!'
There is also information to tell you that it is pH skin-balanced and dermatologically approved.
MY EXPERIENCE USING IT :
The shower cream is a smooth white cream which lathers up quite nicely after I squeezed some onto my sponge. It does feel silky smooth on your skin and also has a lovely fragrance, but not over-powering like some shower gels and creams.
I could smell the almond oil and also a slight citrus - lemon fragrance, and it did feel smooth and creamy on my skin like a moisturiser as I washed with it.
When I looked at the ingredients on the back of the bottle afterwards I noticed it does contain Citric Acid which must account for the slight lemon fragrance. I was expecting it to only smell of almond oil, but the two fuse together quite well.
After getting out of the shower and drying myself, I could still smell the almond oil and citrus on my skin slightly. However, I didn't really notice any difference to my skin and it didn't feel any softer than usual, but it certainly didn't dry out my skin like some shower gels have which I have used.
I have been using it daily since buying it and really like it as much as Dove which is one of my favourites. Overall, I just really like the subtle fragrance and the smooth creamy feeling on my skin when washing with it.
I do prefer using a shower cream instead of shower gel, and really do like this one so will be buying it again.
I intend to stock up on my next trip to Home Bargains!
Enriched with almond oil to cleanse and moisturise your skin /