Product Type: Nivea Bath / Shower
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Invigorating I think ye not!
Nivea Men Sport 2-in1 Shower Gel
Member Name: garymarsh6
Nivea Men Sport 2-in1 Shower Gel
Advantages: Cleans well.
Disadvantages: Smells like toilet cleaner.
For anyone who knows me I am usually very predictable when it comes to my choice of clothes, shoes, aftershaves, shower gels and other hygiene products. I know what I like and generally I stick to certain products because I like them. Occasionally I have a spark of the dare devil in me and buy something I am not usually either acquainted with or something that is marginally different to what I usually use.
My wife and daughter call me boring but I don't give two hoots because I know what I like and prefer to stick with something that I find acceptable usually from the Nivea range of toiletries which I usually hold in high regard as being fit for purpose. I find many shower gels and bath stuff smell more like toilet cleaner and actually find them quite offensive. The usual shower gel I use is not listed in the Dooyoo catalogue which is bizarre as the rest of the range is.
I usually buy my toiletries in Asda as they are normally cheaper than other supermarkets. Often they sell the Nivea range of shower gels for £1 a bottle rather than its RRP of £1.78 or in other shops around £2+. When I see it on offer like this I usually buy half a dozen bottles of the stuff and stock it up for future use. I have a whole shelf in one of my wardrobes full of toiletries. The last time I went to Asda the range was on sale again and after a flash of dare devil in me I thought let's try something different and as well as the half dozen bottles of my usual stuff I bought two different scented ones. What a risk taker eh!
The Shower gel I am reviewing today is the Nivea Men Sport 2 in 1 shower gel. The bottle is a dark blue colour and has orange colour writing both in English and French on the front of the bottle. It contains 250ml of gel which is a bright almost fluorescent blue colour. The gel is just that it's quite thick and a little runny. The gel is supposed to be used on the face, hair and on the body. I usually start using it from the top of my head down my body covering myself in the blue liquid rubbing and then rinsing off. The gel smells quite refreshing and is supposed to be of a citrus flavour. It is supposed to contain minerals and scents that invigorate the body. Maybe my nose is not as adept as some other people because although It smells fresh there is no discernible smell that I can identify as being citrusy like another well-known product and sadly to me it smells like toilet cleaner.
I usually endorse the products from Nivea as I find them quite good at moisturising however with this gel I found it dried out my skin rather than moisturising which most of the Nivea products do.
Will I be buying this gel again?
The answer to that is a simple and a straightforward NO for the following reasons. The first is I do not like the smell of it, the second is that it did not moisturise my skin although I did feel clean after using it and finally it is supposed to invigorate and recharge you well it certainly did not do that. I felt as dozy getting out of the shower as I do when I get in it. I think I shall stick to my usual Nivea product.
Just as an aside which I know will have Malu beaming with pride. This company was founded in 1882 in Germany by a chemist called Carl Paul Beiersdorf. It is a global company and sells its products all over the world. I think Nivea is a brand you can trust but this one is not for me!
Summary: Did not invigorate or recharge as stated on the bottle!