Product Type: Nivea Bath / Shower
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Nivea Men Sport 2-in1 Shower Gel
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Nivea Men Sport 2-in1 Shower Gel
Advantages: Brill Value
Disadvantages: See review
I recently ran out of shower gel and as I was only a day from my Avon order arriving (I work part time as an Avon representative) I was reluctant to buy more, seeing as I had two bottles of Avon shower gel on order.
Therefore, I had to use what was available, namely something belonging to my other half. On this occasion, the shower gel he had in the bathroom cabinet was this Nivea 'For Men' Sport shower gel. The bottle is 250ml in size.
I did note that on the front of the bottle, there is a little statement under the words Shower gel which states "2 in 1 Body & Hair". This of course means that this product is suitable for use on hair as well as being used as a shower gel. I am not overly keen on these types of 2 in 1 products, but given the fact I had no other shower gel in the house, I went ahead and tried it out - it was very much a choice of using this or nothing!
Supplied in a navy blue coloured plastic bottle, I did note that the 'flip-up' style plastic lid was a little poorly designed. The plastic surrounding the outside of the lid is slightly 'unfinished' and this means it is a little on the 'sharp' side when pulling it up with my fingers. The plastic is obviously a bit cheap or perhaps this is not a design flaw at all, and I found it uncomfortable to lift up the 'flip' style cap because I am a girl and the bottle is designed to be used by men only? ;-)
Anyway, after I finally managed to open the lid (I know, I'm a wimp!) I squeezed out a little of the shower gel lotion into my hand - an amount roughly the size of a 50 pence piece or similar - I was aware instantly that the smell of the shower gel was quite intense. Not exactly over-powering, but the product is most definitely one that is quite strongly scented. I did also find that the whole bathroom reeked of the stuff after using, and anytime my partner has had a shower using this shower gel it is very obvious, given that the smell creeps right through the house! It's definitely strongly- scented! And thank goodness the smell isn't horrible lol.
The scent is very masculine, very much as I expected it to be. I would actually say that the fragrance is quite an energising one, and it did occur to me whilst I was using this shower gel that it would be quite invigorating to use first thing in the morning... It gave me the impression that it would wake me up a little!
The liquid is a bright blue colour and I did think it was very thick - It was really like rubbing washing up liquid over my skin lol! The consistency seemed to be much thicker than any other shower gels that I use on a regular basis. When I commented on this fact to my partner, he replied that this was usually the case when a product is designed to be a '2 in 1' kind of affair. I would have to say that I agree a little with his assumption, as the consistency reminded me of a shampoo rather than a shower gel!
Anyway, I did think that the shower gel lathered up quite nicely on my bath 'scrunchie'. I would not say that it created a huge amount of frothy bubbles or anything of the sort, but as this is a product aimed at the masculine end of the market, this was no surprise to me.
The shower gel didn't feel at all unpleasant when applied on to my skin, and I didn't detect any sort of side-effects in terms of my sensitive skin, and more importantly the product caused no irritation to my eczema. This was a huge plus point for me, as it is not always the case, particularly with men's toiletries and lotions, as they seem to be a bit harsher in nature for some reason!
I was quite pleased that the scent of the product didn't remain on my skin for any significant period of time after I had finished showering. I certainly wouldn't have been too happy if it had, considering that the scent is so masculine.
There is no way that I would personally use this product on my hair, as I use a specifically bought shampoo to preserve my hair colour. That said, my partner has been using it on his hair of late and I must comment on the shine it has given his locks! His hair is usually quite dull-looking but I do feel that the shampoo element to this product has given his locks a bit of a 'lift'. For this reason, I can only assume that it does work quite well as a shampoo as well as a shower gel.
When I asked my partner for his opinion on the shower gel for the purposes of this review, he commented that it was as good as any supermarket-own branded one, but no better. He did say that he didn't feel it was as high quality as something like a 'Lynx' brand of shower gel, however for an 'everyday' product he felt that it worked quite well and he got good value for money when he purchased it.
Another point worth noting is that due to the thick consistency of the gel, you only need to use a small amount each time. This of course means that it offers better value for money than other products as it lasts a bit longer! :-D
The bottle of shower gel was on special offer a while ago in our local Asda supermarket, and my partner paid the great little sum of £1 for the bottle. It is also available in other drug stores such as Boots and supermarkets and the usual cost is around £1.80. You can buy it online from www.boots.com for the sum of £1.79.
I felt it was a fairly good buy considering what we paid for it and I did feel that it worked reasonably well. A four star product on this occasion.
Summary: A four star product, even for a girl!