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When it comes to shower gel, I very rarely choose the same brand and normally pick up what is on offer and this is what I picked up recently.
===Price & availability===
This normally retails for around £1.99 for a 250ml bottle and it is available from most Supermarkets and places such as Boots and Superdrug. I picked mine up from Boots where they had it reduced to £1 a bottle.
===The Shower gel===
The gel comes in a purple see through bottle which has the product name in white writing and the Nivea logo to the top, it is topped with a white flip top lid. I must admit, I normally prefer a bottle which has lid to the base of the bottle as I find it easily to use with wet hands however flipping the lid was really easy and with a gentle squeeze, the gel comes out of the bottle.
I would say this has a nice consistency to it, thin enough to come out of the bottle easily but thick enough to give it a nice feel. I lathers up really easily on my shower puff and by using about a 50p sized amount, I can give my whole body a good clean. The shower gel has a fruity fragrance to it which I really like, it is meant to be scented like acai berries, to be honest, I am not sure if the scent does smell like this as I have no idea what acai berries smell like.
After drying my skin, it felt nice and soft, apparently, Nivea say that it contains Hydra IQ® Moisture Technology which will leave your skin feeling moisturised, whilst my skin did feel soft, I still felt like I needed to moisturise afterwards. The smell stays on my skin for several hours after washing and it leaves my bathroom smelling lovely and clean too.
I really like the shower gel but at £2 a bottle, this is a little more than I would like to pay so for that reason, this only gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.
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The NIVEA Powerfruit Refresh Shower Gel is available for GBP 1.89.
The shower gel is described as follows. "Revitalising Acai Berry to nourish your skin and senses Experience the revitalising scent of Acai Berry while this nourishing Shower Gel turns into a soft foam, leaving your skin soft and well cared for."
The ingredients are Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Parfum, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Sodium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyquaternium-7, Citric Acid, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, CI 16035 and CI 42090.
The shower gel is ever in a plastic bottle. Although this is only purple-transparent, but this can be really good to see the purple gel. On top of it there is the white hinged lid. This can be easily opened even with wet hands, which I ever very suit you. I have otherwise not so with closures. But now to the fragrance. That's just fantastic. It smells fresh and fruity and even something for blueberry. Of course, has also been diligent showered with it, because in blueberry, everything stays others are only once. The shower gel is more viscous and you have been around a little lather with water before you can wash the body with it. If you give a little of it on his hand, and mixed it with a little water froths it on the same level and immediately smells the entire bathroom really nice fruity. With water the aroma is equal to even more intense. The shower gel spreads easily on the skin and your whole body feels refreshed after showering. But swimming has what, because you can relax well in the fragrance. After showering, the skin is soft and well maintained, you feel clean and smells also really fruity. A really great and new shower gel from Nivea. The fragrance is a fantastic and beautiful intensive, it lathers well on, you will be clean and your skin feels soft and clean. From me, there are five star.
I use shower gel daily but am not loyal to a particular brand and tend to be price driven. One of my last shower gel purchases was of the Nivea Powerfruit shower gel which was priced at just £1.00 for a 250ml bottle in my local Sainsbury's store.
The shower gel comes packaged in a purple transparent bottle with a flip top cap allowing you to see the shower gel inside. It states on the bottle that this is a revitalising acai berry scent with antioxidants. The label in the back of the bottle details the ingredients listings, directions for use and states that the shower gel is pH balanced and dermatologically tested.
The shower gel is a pale purple gel and has a very light, fruity scent which you can smell as soon as you flip the cap open. To use I squeeze a little onto my shower puff with some warm water which gives a lovely thick, foamy lather. The shower gel leaves my skin feeling cleansed and soft but in use the fragrance is rather weak which is a little disappointing as once I have dried my skin I cannot smell anything at all.
Overall this shower gel does its job and leaves my skin clean but I think with the title it would be nice if the fragrance did have a little more power once it is out of the bottle. I would purchase again if on offer but only if there were no other options.
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The product I am reviewing is Nivea Powerfruit refresh shower gel which is a new product from Nivea. I am reviewing the refresh shower gel which has a Goji Berry fragrance, but there is another one in the range called relax which has a blueberry fragrance. I have already used the relax powerfruit shower gel and I liked this as it smells really fruity and leaves my feeling fresh and clean. The refresh shower gel contains Vitamin C and cranberry which gently cleanses and invigorates your skin leaving it feeling soft and well cared for. The product is pH balanced and dermatologically approved. This particular shower gel comes in a tall but flat bottle which is clear. You can clearly see the colour of the shower gel inside the bottle which is a deep pink colour. On the front of the bottle it clearly states what this product is and shows a picture of some goji berries. It also has a label on the top of the bottle stating that this product is new. On the back of the bottle it tells you a little about the product and also lists the ingredients. The top part of the bottle is white and it has a blue flip part which flips open to reveal a small hole in which the product dispenses out of. The reason I went for this particular product is that the colour of it grabbed my attention and I liked the other powerfruits shower gel I used a few months ago so I thought I would give this one a try as well.
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I purchased a 250ml bottle of the shower gel from my local boots store for £1.99, but selected Nivea products are currently on offer for 2 for £3.00. You can also purchase this product from Superdrug stores and also some supermarkets.
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Using the Product
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I always use a body puff when washing myself in the shower. I stood under the shower for a while to ensure my skin was wet and I also held the bath lilt under the shower to ensure it was wet as well. I grabbed hold of the bottle and flipped open the lid. Even with wet hands it was easy to grip the bottle without it sliding out of my hand. I held the bottle upside down and squeezed it gently to dispense some of the shower gel. The shower gel has a nice consistency and runs easily out of the bottle. It's not dark pink in colour as I thought, but instead it's a light pink colour. The shower gel isn't too runny and definitely has a runny gel like consistency to it. As I rubbed the body puff across my skin the shower gel felt slightly cool but smooth and it started to lather up a little. As I continued to rub the body puff over my wet skin it lathered up even more creating a nice soft foam which felt smooth and soft against my skin.
I could really smell the fresh, fruity scent of the product which smelt gorgeous. It really felt as though I was getting a really good clean as the Goji berry scent was so refreshing. After giving myself a good wash and now my body was covered in a rich lather, I stood back under the shower to wash the product off. The lather rinsed off my body easily, without me having to rub my hands over my skin. I could still smell the scent of the product a little after it had been washed, but it was slightly weaker than it was when rubbing the shower gel over my skin before stepping under the shower. After getting out of the shower and patting my skin dry it felt clean and fresh. I wouldn't have said that my skin felt much smoother or softer than it normally does when coming out of the shower but it didn't dry out my skin or cause any irritation which is good as I have sensitive skin. I found that the scent of the product stayed on my skin slightly which was nice as it made it smell nice and fresh.
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I was looking forwards to trying this product after trying the relax powerfruit shower gel in this range. Although I'm not a huge fan of pink I like the design and the colour of the bottle. The product sounds really nice and it sounds as though it's really moisturising and refreshing to use. The shower gel has a nice consistency and feels nice on my skin. I love the way that the product lathers up to create nice foam which feels as though it's giving my skin a really good clean. I found the scent of the product really refreshing and pleasant. The product was easy to wash off and left my skin feeling clean and fresh. I like that the scent stayed on my skin a little after drying it, although even if the scent hadn't lasted on my skin it wouldn't have bothered me because I would be applying moisturiser anyway. In terms of value I think the product is very reasonable as is good, especially as you can purchase two bottle of the product for just £3.00. You can mix the different powerfruits as well so you can try the different ones in the range. I would definitely purchase this shower gel again as its refreshing and makes my skin feel clean and fresh.
(review will also appear on ciao)
I have been trying out yet another variant of shower gel this week - this time Nivea's Powerfruit refresh which is £1.90 for a 250ml bottle in Sainsburys.
The product comes in a flip top bottle and displays a picture of red berries on the front. The colour of the gel is a rather attractive deep pink/purple; a colour I somehow found nurturing in this cold winter weather.
The product promises an intense goji berry fragrance and Hydra IQ moisture technology for soft skin. It has been dermatologically tested and has a skin friendly ph.
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Juice, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyquaternium-7, Benzophenone-4, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Parfum, CI 16035.
My experience of the product:
The gel itself looks fairly clear coloured once its poured out on to your hand. It is thick and syrupy in texture. A small amount creates a good lather. Maybe not as good a lather as some of the cream shower products I've tried - but nonetheless, still more than acceptable. The most notable aspect of this gel is that from the moment you use this product you are enveloped in a gorgeous fruity aroma. There are apparently goji berries, cranberries and vitamin C in this product amongst its other ingredients. I can't pretend to know what goji berries smell like having never encountered any - but this fragrance does bring to mind the deep fruitfulness of berries. It's quite a powerful fragrance and lingers both on your skin and in the bathroom when you've finished your shower. I liked the fragrance - but it is rather feminine in my opinion - my husband decided to give it a miss and stick with his zesty smelling product.
The bottle does not elaborate on the benefits of vitamin C being in this product specifically - so as I layman I can't comment on that. The Nivea website says the product offers replenishing skin care and invigorates your skin. I find that it cleanses, leaves my skin soft enough and does not dry out or irritate my slightly sensitive skin - so it's fine by me on the skin care score.
If you like a well-fragranced shower gel, this is a good one to try. It's like an aromatherapy session in the shower. Would recommend.
I love trying different shower and bath products and picked this 'refresh' shower gel by Nivea up from Sainsbury's recently as it was offer at half price. Also available from the Nivea powerfruit range is a 'relax' shower gel.
It comes in a purple plastic bottle with a white and blue plastic flip top lid. There is a sticker on the front of the lid saying 'new' and underneath this it displays the Nivea logo in blue and white. Directly under that are the words 'powerfruit' and 'refresh. There is also a small picture on the front of some cranberries and next to that it confirms that it is a shower gel containing vitamin C and cranberry as well as giving the bottle size. (250ml) On the back of the bottle it gives some product information, lists ingredients, shelf life (12months) and some brand contact information.
The product and use.
The product is a thick clear gel with a mild fruity smell. To use simply apply to wet skin whilst in the shower to create a lather and cleanse the skin. It is PH balanced and dermatologically approved so great for sensitive skin. It contains Vitamin C and cranberry to leave the skin feeling soft.
Price and availability.
It is widely available both in store and on line. Sainsbury's currently have it on offer at half price for 95p for 250ml (usual price £1.90)
My experience and verdict.
This leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I like the fruity smell but would not describe it as 'vibrant' as it does on the bottle but more of a mild scent. It lathers up well and was a great bargain at half price. I would recommend this if you like shower products with a mild, non lingering scent.
I have both varieties of the Nivea Power Fruits shower gels, they are identical in looks apart from colour. The Refresh variety is in a clear magenta coloured plastic bottle and the Relax variety is in a clear purple coloured bottle. The bottles hold 250ml of product and both have easy to flip open and close lids and both contain Hydra 10 technology for 'soft skin feeling'.
The Refresh variety is scented with Goji Berry and Cranberry and contains vitamin C. Of the two this is my favourite, the clear coloured gel has a lightly floral scent that is lifted by the fresh Cranberry scent. It smells really nice, I just wish the scent had some lasting power beyond its heady delights in the shower. The gel foams up easily on my shower puff and a small amount creates enough lather for me to comfortably wash with. The foam is super soft and full of small smooth bubbles that rinse away easily leaving my skin feeling soft and cleansed.
The Relax variety is scented with Acai Berry and Blueberry and contains Anti-Oxidants. The clear coloured gel again has a lightly floral scent but this time lacks any lift from the scent of the berries contained within. I personally have always been left disappointed by Blueberries, they look nice but seem to lack any discerning flavour or scent and this is tellingly evident in this shower gel from Nivea. The initial scent from the gel is lost the instant it hits my shower puff. The gel foams up nicely in the same fashion as its stronger partner Refresh and again my skin is left feeling soft and cleansed.
In my opinion there is no difference between the two shower gels despite Refresh containing vitamin C and Relax containing anti-oxidants. They both leave my skin clean and soft, the only thing that causes me to choose Refresh over Relax is the lovely scent of Refresh, my only criticism is that I wish the scent lasted beyond the shower.
In conclusion, two good value shower gels from Nivea you just need to decide which scent is your favourite.
Rrp £1.99 usually on offer somewhere for 99p.
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Whilst shopping in Superdrug a couple of weeks ago my eyes were drawn to Nivea Powerfruit Refresh Shower Gel especially as it was on special offer in addition to displaying a "new" sticker in the familiar Nivea colours. Always one to try and test out new beauty products I popped it into my basket with this review discussing my experience with using.
Appearance wise, the 250 ml plastic bottle is considerably appealing to the eye due to its diluted Ribena coloured contents to depict the aroma, which according to the packaging, offers a vibrant goji berry, vitamin C and cranberry. I don't generally spend a fortune on shower gels and tend to choose those around the pound mark especially as my husband uses far too much and can easily use a few day's worth for a single shower; much to my frustration. Taking a sniff prior to my purchase informed me that the gel would be suitable for use by both men and women.
I would describe the skin on my body as normal with the exception of my knees and elbows, which are a little dry, so I don't need to carefully study the packaging prior to my purchases to ensure that the product is suitable for my skin. The bottle offers a curved shape, which is comfortable to hold with a wet hand whilst dispensing the gel via the easy to open flip top lid, which is located on the upper section. Due to the appearance of the packaging, I had anticipated the colour of the gel to replicate that of Ribena. However, it was almost translucent in colour with a touch of pale pink with the deep shade of purple belonging to the plastic bottle.
Whilst contained in the bottle the gel appeared to offer a runnier consistency than the majority of brands that I've used, but when I witnessed the small blob on my net body polisher, it seemed to offer a good consistency. As I worked the gel over my damp skin it created a plentiful fluffy lather and what really surprised me was its high level of rich creaminess. I had the distinct impression that a body moisturiser had been included in the ingredients and a quick look on the reverse of the bottle informed me that this was not the case. I really was not expecting this from a gel, particularly one that generally retails at less than a couple of pounds.
Whilst the gel contains a combination of berries and vitamin C, I cannot admit to recognising any particular scent, but a real burst of berry freshness greeted me as I swept the net body polisher over my skin. However, after the initial freshness, the aroma totally vanished, which was really disappointing especially as it was so uplifting. On the occasions when my husband used the gel he complained about the same issue although the refreshing scent was evident across the landing and into the neighbouring bedrooms. I don't believe this to be due to the intensity of the aroma, but probably more due to the fact that my husband uses far more than he needs; the reasons of which I will never know as he strongly refutes this!
In terms of its effectiveness as a shower gel I was more than impressed, as only a small amount was needed and the lather was rinsed away with minimal effort without leaving any residue on the skin. As I expected, the scent does not linger on the skin's surface although this isn't really an issue for me due to the fact that I smother myself in body butter or cream directly after bathing or showering. I cannot speak of suffering any adverse effects whilst using, such as dryness and neither did my husband who occasionally suffers with skin sensitivity.
I think I paid around 85p for my bottle from Superdrug, which was good value for money although I cannot see me repurchasing at its normal price of £1.95 despite my love of the rich creamy lather.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
When it comes to shower gel I am not loyal to a particular brand and will tend to go for whatever is on offer at the time. During a recent shopping trip to Tesco I needed to purchase some more shower gel and found the new Nivea Powerfruit shower gel on offer, I decided to give it a go, they had a range of fragrances available so I went for the Refresh variety.
The Nivea Powerfruit Refresh shower gel comes in a transparent purple plastic bottle, the lid is made from blue and white plastic and is a flip lid. The bottle has a label on the front of it which has the name Nivea written inside a large dark blue rectangle in white writing, beneath this is the name of the product "Powerfruit Refresh", right at the bottom of the label is a picture of some cranberries indicating the fragrance of this product. On the back of the bottle is a white label which contains all of the product information along with the ingredients, this is then repeated in a second language.
The Shower Gel
The Nivea Powerfruit Refresh shower gel is a transparent purple colour to match the bottle, the consistency of is of a reasonable thickness and has a lovely fragrance. The fragrance of this product as I expected and as the name suggests is fruity, to be honest I wouldn't say the fragrance was of cranberries as suggested, it has a sweet smell to it which is combined with the fruit fragrance.
The product information states that the product should also smell of goji berries which I have no idea what they smell like. The combination of fragrances is designed to energise you whilst the vitamin C cleanses and invigorates your skin, this shower gel is said to leave your skin feeling soft and well cared for which I have to agree with, after using this product my skin feels lovely and soft, this is caused by the Hydra IQ moisture technology, the fragrance lingers for a good amount of time afterwards and really does leave my skin smelling fresh.
Directions for Use
There are no actual directions for use on the packaging, however you use this product in the same way as any other shower gel, you apply a small amount of the product to your sponge or puff and lather it up, apply it to your skin and then rinse. The amount of the shower gel that you use depends on personal preference, however I find that I only need a small amount of the shower gel as it lathers up really well and a small amount goes a long way.
Price and Availability
As I have mentioned I purchased my 250ml bottle of Nivea Powerfruit Refresh shower gel from Tesco, however it is also available from Boots, when I bought mine it was on offer for £1.00 but it is normally sold for £1.95. Personally I think this is quite a reasonable price especially as you only need a small amount of the product at a time, the bottle is long lasting.
Since I purchased the Nivea Powerfruit Refresh shower gel I have been very pleased with it, it has a lovely fragrance which lasts well and leaves your skin smelling and feeling clean and fresh. Although it does not make any promises to be suitable for sensitive skin it does seem to be mild and gentle and is ideal for all the family.
I have found that the shower gel leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated, even the lather feels soft to touch. Personally I think this product is very reasonably priced and worth the money. I would certainly buy this shower gel again and would recommend it to anyone.
I am a big fan of the Nivea brand and regularly purchase a variety of skincare items from the Nivea range that I find are extremely kind to my troublesome skin and are usually of a very high quality. In addition to this, I am a huge fan of using bath and body products that have robust, fruit-based scents and fragrances, finding them to be wonderfully uplifting, particularly during the cold, dark winter months.
Based on these preferences, it was really only a matter of time until I got around to trying out the "Nivea Powerfruit" shower gels, as they are of course fruit fragranced items from my beloved Nivea brand. The "Powerfruit" range carries only two assorted shower gels, as far as I know, which are available in either a "Refresh" or "Relax" choice. The Refresh option is presented in shades of pink (identical to the picture shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here) whilst the Relax option is presented in shades of purple. I do enjoy using bath-time products aimed at de-stressing, so of course, I purchased the Relax option, and this review outlines my experiences of using the product.
I paid around £1 for the shower gel from a local branch of Tesco. I though this price offered reasonable value for money, especially when you consider the generous bottle, that is 250ml in size. The product is available from good supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Co-Op. It is also available from good drugstores such as Boots. I have found that prices can fluctuate incredibly, so I would suggest shopping around a little before parting with your cash, as you can usually pick the shower gel up for around the £1 mark.
The packaging is rather pretty, I must confess. Comprising of sturdy plastic bottle with the familiar Nivea branding appearing at the top in the usual shades of blue and white, the bottle is a gorgeous purple colour, although the plastic is see-through, so I can see the liquid within. There is an attractive image of some juicy-looking berries on the front of the bottle too. The lid to the bottle is the usual 'flip up' design and I have found this can be slightly difficult for me to open on occasion, if I am suffering with stiffness and weakness in my hands. I do think that your average consumer would experience very little difficulty with the packaging however, so I won't be deducting any points from the product rating score for this.
There is a small description on the front of the bottle "Delicate Acai Berry Fragrance, Antioxidants and Blueberry." I thought this sounded rather enticing and was looking forward to experiencing a fruity 'burst' of fragrance in the bath. Whilst I am on the subject, I think it is worth mentioning that the product is designed as a shower gel, but personally I tend to take a lot more baths than I do showers, so at these times, my normal shower gel product will be dispensed under the running tap in the bath. I have found that most products are versatile enough to cope well with this practice.
The product is easy enough to dispense, in either bath OR shower, thanks to the liquid having a slightly runny consistency. That is not to say that it is so runny as to spill and drip all over the place, but it is runny enough to be squeezed from the bottle without too much effort on my part. The liquid is actually a very pale lilac colour which surprised me as I think I had been expecting it to be a deep purple to match the bottle.
The appearance of the product is attractive enough nevertheless, and I was certainly impressed with the amount of foamy lather that is produced almost instantly, after the product comes into contact with the hot water in the bath tub. Fluffy white bubbles adorn the bathwater's surface easily, allowing for a rich, luxurious lather, making the bath look thoroughly inviting. This is impressive and completely enticing, I must admit, but I couldn't help but notice the distinct lack of any robust fruity fragrance lingering as the bathtub filled. I didn't worry about it too much at first, thinking that perhaps I had not used enough of the Powerfruit gel in the tub to achieve its full 'fragrance potential' as it were.
Alas, this wasn't the case at all, as the next few times I tried out the Powerfruit Relax gel I made sure I squeezed a generous helping of the product into the bathwater. This still produced very little in the way of fruity fragranced scent, however, and I could barely detect a light whiff of 'berry-like' scent that was certainly pleasant, but packed nothing in the way of 'punch' which is not my preference at all. I really enjoy experiencing fruit-fragranced scents when bathing and showering and sadly, it seemed that this fruity offering from Nivea was not going to provide any such experience whilst I soaked in the tub. I decided to abandon its use in the bath altogether, as it obviously wasn't suited to this practice.
Instead, I decided to keep the remainder of the bottle for use in the shower only, and I have found this has proven to be more successful, with the pleasant 'berry-like' fragrance taking on a little more 'body' in the shower than when used in the bathtub. This has allowed me to enjoy using the product slightly more by using this method, as the fruity scented gel apparently does not cope well with being diluted. I do have to confess that although the fruity fragrance is pleasant enough, it is still not nearly strong enough for my own preferences, and actually I was quite surprised at it's lack of 'oomph' when used in the shower. The smell is certainly noticeable, but really only as the product's later is present on my skin. As soon as it is rinsed off, the smell all but disappears and there is hardly any noticeable trace of it present on my skin after showering. This has led me to feeling rather disappointed in the product, and I can't honestly say that I would ever go out of my way to purchase it again.... A first, I think, for my relationship with the Nivea brand overall!
On the plus side, the product thoroughly cleanses the skin, and a pleasant lather is produced in the shower as well as in the bathtub, as I mentioned previously. I have experienced nothing in the way of irritation from using the product, and my overly sensitive skin has not suffered from dryness or any sort of 'tight' sensation which is usually an indicator that a product has been overly harsh for my own skin type. Thus, I do feel the product is of a high quality and is suitable for use by those consumers with sensitive skin like myself.
In summary, I felt a bit disappointed at the lack of 'strength' in this product's fragrance and would probably not buy it again for this reason. This is a real shame because the product ticks so many other boxes for me personally, but given my huge love of robust, strongly-fragranced fruity scents, I cannot really overlook the weak and rather pitiful 'whisper' of scent that this gel produces. For the reasons outlined in this review, I can only really award the Powerfruit gel three stars in the product rating.
When I saw this Nivea body spray on offer for 0.97p at Tesco, my hand automatically reached out to it. It comes in a really nice clear plastic bottle with the color of the shower gel clearly visible. Since I got it in the berry flavor, the color was a deep purple. I put my nose to it and it smelt really fruity and similar to a strawberry scented shower gel. In fact I instantly thought of why I spend my money on body shop products when Nivea have a much cheaper option.
I was really pleased I bought it. I used it and figured it does the exact same thing other expensive shower gels do. It left a very subtle smell on my skin, it lathers up nicely on the loofah and it was pretty refreshing too. I then, as usual, use my body cream and perfume over the top.
I am not entirely sure how much the full price is but I know I will be buying this as long as it is less than two pounds. I am not a big fan of Nivea generally but I am very pleased with this new shower gel of theirs. Very impressive!
Nivea do 2 powerfruit shower gels that I have seen - refresh (the pinkish/red colour as shown) and relax (a purple/blue) - I have both but have only tried the refresh so far, which is what I'm reviewing.
The shower gel comes in a basic bottle, see through with an opaque label - nothing special or magical. Normally £1.90 in tescos currently they're one of many shower gels and washes down to £1 - I tend to stock up when they are just as I like a variety. Plus every 85p I save on a cheap wash is 85p towards a pointlessly extortionate one!
This is a fairly runny gel shower gel - I use all my shower gels/body washes/similar with a body puff - one of those weird things with lots of layers coming out from the middle. I prefer it to a sponge or hands as I find you need less product as it foams things well and doesn't waste as much. Anyway with this I only need a small amount of the product. However, the runnyness wouldn't be as good I'd imagine on a flannel or with hands as I can imagine wasting more product. It does foam up very well and keeps the smell when doing so. The smell is noticeable but quite mild - I'd not mind it stronger but it's certainly not too weak, and of course overpowering is always worse.
I do tend to choose the scent of my shower gels based on my mood, I love this one either for a morning shower as a wake up (though it's not so good as more citrusy smells for me), but I also find it nice and soothing in the evening.
A great, lovely smelling shower gel. It gets 5* from me - it's niggles (weaker smell than I prefer/runniness) are very minor and really not a problem for a cheap product. And it feels lovely!
I am not very fussy when it comes to buying shower gel, I just tend to buy whatever is on offer although I must say I normally pick well know brand but nowadays there is plenty to choose from and you can always pick something on offer. That particular week, when I was doing my weekly shop, I noticed Nivea shower gels were on special offer at half price I didn't hesitate and put one in my basket. I chose Powerfruits Relax, also available is Powerfruits Refresh. I had few different Nivea shower gels in the past but, I chose this one as it had NEW sticker on (it was probably on shop shelve for a while but I haven't noticed). I do like trying new products I haven't had before and upon conducting smell test I preferred the smell of Relax version to Refresh.
Shower Gel comes in a plastic 250ml bottle with the flip top lid. I couldn't see any other sizes of this shower gel available in the store. Bottle is purple in colour and transparent so you can clearly see how much shower gel is left in it. Shower gel contains delicate acai berry fragrance, antioxidants and blueberries. I can definitely smell berries, I am not very good in describing smell but to me, this shower gel has very pleasant fruity smell to it. Bottle also states that shower gel has Hydra IQ moisture technology for soft skin feeling and is dermatologically approved.
Shower gel is clear but has slight purple tint in it. I use shower rose and only small amount is needed to be squeezed out to get good amount lathering to cover my body. My skin doesn't feel dry after using this shower gel, I do not use body lotions regularly however I didn't need to use it at all whilst using this shower gel. Only downside I would say is that my skin doesn't stay smelling of fruits for very long time after the shower which is a shame and therefore knocking 1 dooyoo star of the overall review.
Nivea Powerfruits Relax can be purchased on any big supermarket or chemist such as Boots and so on. I have brought it at half price offer, I cannot recall exactly but I was under £1. The full price of this shower gel is £1.90 which I would not pay but I wouldn't pay full price for any shower gel. I feel this shower gel deserves 4 stars from me and I would consider purchasing it again.
As with most of my reviews of cleaning products, hair products, shower gels and the like, I bought this Nivea Powerfruits Shower Gel because it was cheap.
Nivea Powerfruit Shower Gel comes in two 'varieties' - Relax (with acai berry and blueberry), and Refresh (goji berry and cranberry). I bought the Refresh shower gel as I like zingy smelling shower gels and thought this would be something I would prefer.
The shower gel comes in a curvy clear plastic bottle with a white plastic flip-top lid. It is a 250ml bottle which is the only size available. The liquid inside is a nice light purplish-pink.
I really liked the smell of this. I must confess I have no idea what goji berries smell like so cranberry was the only recognisable scent in this for me. It has a fresh and fruity scent which wafted around the bathroom while I was using this.
I found this shower gel very runny, so a lot came out when I dispensed it each time. Because of this, I did finish the entire bottle after only about a week and a half or so; if that. Therefore it was just as well it was cheap - any dearer and it would have been a bit of a waste of money.
This claims to cleanse and invigorate the skin. I certainly have no complaints about the ability of this to clean, but as far as invigorating me goes - well, is anyone ever really invigorated by a shower gel?!
My skin felt soft after using this and the smell lingered on my skin after drying, which I like.
I found this to be a nice shower gel. Just nice. Aside from the lovely smell I wasn't especially blown away and I certainly wouldn't pay full price for it.
The usual price is £1.85 which is about 85p more than I care to spend on shower gel right now, but it's on offer for half-price at Sainsbury's currently.
I will buy this while it's on offer but the fact I go through a bottle so rapidly would prevent me from ever paying full price.