I have seen this Nivea shower gel for sale at £3.99 and was sorely tempted so when I saw it on offer in our local saver shop I grabbed it for £1! I am really pleased with the product for several reasons -
- it is ideal for my sensitive skin
- it smells lovely and the perfume is not too overpowering
- it claims to be dermatologically tested
- it is said to be ph balanced
- Nivea has never left me down!
The bottle is exactly as pictured by Dooyoo and is 250ml which is the perfect size in my opinion. The liquid itself is clear but you can see how much you have used which means you have fair warning when it starts to run low. Nivea claim the gel 'gently cleanses and moisturises' which I would agree with. It is said to make 'skin feel smooth and beautiful' I am not sure sure about the 'beautiful' but certainly my skin did feel much smoother.
The flip cap is sturdy and easy to use even with one hand and the product does not leak or spill down the sides (annoying thing I have noticed with other shower gels).
The product contains chamomile which probably accounts for the lovely smell which Nivea say is 'delicate' although I would say it is quite perfumed.
I have been using this shower gel for about two weeks and there is still plenty left as you do not need to use a great amount so for a pound I reckon it is fantastic value. Would I pay the RRP of £3.99? not sure but you never know because I can highly recommend this lovely enhancement to my showering experience! Five stars from me!
Recently I have been trying to stick to gentler and less strongly perfumed and chemically shower gels and looking out for the ones which are non irritating and suitable for sensitive skin, because I was advised to do this for a few weeks after a medical procedure.
This Nivea shower gel caught my eye in Tesco as it stated it was for sensitive skin and had a simple, calming look to it. When I had a closer look I saw that it was ph balanced to be non irritating, has chamomile and is gentle and moisturising. I trust the Nivea brand as they are so well known and reliable so for the bargain price of just £1 on offer I decided to buy it.
I have been using this shower gel regularly over the last couple of weeks (alternating with another similar one from Simple which I will also review) and I really like it.
The shower gel is in a clear 250 ml bottle and the gel itself is also clear without a visible colour. However you can still see the level going down in the bottle. It is easy to dispense but not too runny and watery. It lathers up very nicely on a shower puff and the foam it makes is lovely and feels soft and light but moisturising. It smells really nice, quite simple and natural with a calming green sort of scent which does not come across as chemically or artificial.
It leaves my skin feeling very clean and fresh, and does not dry it out at all and I have not suffered any kind of irritation whatsoever from this product.
I really like this one. I often am tempted to go for all kinds of different scents in shower gels but I have actually enjoyed going back to basics with this and I would definitely get it again.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants a bargain shower gel, who prefers a simpler scent and wants something that works well is gentle and non drying or irritating.
I bought this shower gel like most people running around in my local Asda store.It was on a special offer at £1.00 and I knew my last shower gel was on the way out and thought I better buy it. Never used it before but this is what i thought.
The packaging is completely unisex, branding is clear and noticable so if you wanted to buy Nivea its not hard to see that it is!I like the cap on the top that you open to get the product out, as it feel quite secure, so if I needed to travel with this product, or just worried overall if the product would spill, as long as you have shut it properly I can not see that being an issue.
I have used used this product in both the shower and bath ( although it is for the shower ), and I found that it lathered fine, although could have done with a bit more. It left my skin feeling clean and not dried out. The smell is fresh, clean and not overally powerful. It does not overwhelm. In fact, I felt the fragrance should have been stronger.
In regards to the sensitive aspect, I have not used it long enough to comment. I do tend to have sensitive skin on my body and it has not caused any problems, as yet, but I always find it annoying that products that are for ' sensitive skin ' still tend to have chemicals in them that your would think would not help the skin etc sodium laureth sulfate. But if you spend only a £1.00, you can not get it all, can you?
Being one of the unlucky ones who suffers from sensitive skin, I have to find cleansing and beauty products that are gentle enough not to bring me out in dry, red, itchy skin. I have a few 'staple' products that I know I can rely on but sometimes, particularly if I see an offer on, I like to try something new.
It was on one of these offers that I picked up a bottle of Sensitive Balance by Nivea. On a boring food shop round the local supermarket I saw it on offer for £1.00 and my eye was drawn to it as it said 'Sensitive Balance - for sensitive skin', so picked it up to have a look. The wording on the front told me that it was a gentle care shower gel for sensitive skin with natural chamomile extract. I thought I'd give it a try and put it in my basket.
The next morning in the shower I put it to the test. The gel is clear in colour and quite thick (gel like!) in texture. When I first put it on my shower puff I thought it smelt quite pleasant - not of anything in particular but not a bad smell. However, once I started to apply it I found the smell a little strange and wasn't overly keen on it. Again, it didn't smell of anything in particular and wasn't overly offensive but it wasn't very nice. The likeability of a perfume of a product is, of course, different for every user and so I can completely understand others reviews of this product that have said they love the smell, I however prefer something a bit more fruity or sweet smelling.
As a sensitive shower gel however it works very well. I have never had a reaction from it and my skin feels clean after use. I do find that I still have dry skin after a shower and have to apply moisturiser but this is standard for any shower or bath product as I just generally have dry skin.
A little does go a long way and I have been using it for over a month now and still have a quarter of the bottle left. I do use a shower puff which does mean that less shower gel is needed and I would therefore always recommend this to save the pennies. I know I would get through the products a lot quicker if I was applying them direct to the skin.
The bottle is a clear plastic so you can easily see how much of the product is left in the bottle. The colours of the text and pictures on the bottle are blues, pale greens and yellows and I suppose represent the 'sensitive' aspect of the product. It is not an overly eye catching bottle but it does clearly explain in large font that it is for sensitive skin. The lid of the bottle is a flip lid which is fine if your hands are dry but can get a little tricky with wet hands.
~From the Back~
'The caring soap free formula with natural chamomile extract has been especially developed for sensitive skin. The soothing foam gently cleanses and moisturises your skin leaving it feeling calm, soft and beautiful. Relax and rejuvenate with every shower.' It also tells us it is pH skin balanced and dermatologically approved.
As I said, I managed to pick up a 250ml bottle for £1.00 but you should be able to get it for between £1.00 - £2.00 from most supermarkets and chemists.
So in conclusion I have been satisfied with this product for its cleaning abilities and sensitive ingredients but I would not choose to buy it again due to the smell. I think there are other products out there that clean and sooth just as well but with a smell that appeals much more to my taste.
Thanks for reading
I purchased the Nivea sensitive balance shower gel when my skin was being rather sensitive to my normal products, and it kept feeling a bit itchy. After going to the docs and realising that it was not an allergic reaction to anything serious, I decided to change my shower gel which I use daily to something more delicate.
The product --> The shower gel comes in a clear plastic 250ml bottle, with the label on the front even in calming colours which is 'Sensitive Balance'. On the back there is a white label which gives a brief outline of the product. It has a flip light blue lid. The gel itself is quite thick, and a little goes a long way.
It contains a slight scent, but is not overpowering but delicate instead. the gel includes a chamomile extract, which is commonly found in products developed for sensitive skin. I find that it cleans as good as all other Nivea shower gels, so the fact that it is for delicate skin makes no difference to the cleaning. After my shower my skin felt calmer and soothed. It is PH skin balanced and dematologically approved.
The cost --> I have seen this product for a similar price all over shops like boots, ASDA, superdrug, Sainsburys and others online for around £1.90-2, and find that it lasts for months.
Nivea have been around for years and their aim is too give customers a great experience of their products, and I find they achieve this great by actually caring for my skin.
A great brand, totally recommend.
During my pregnancy my skin type constantly changed. Normally I have quite dry skin which can at times be slightly sensitive but throughout the 9 months it changed from dry to normal to oily and the slightest change in shower products or detergent could set my skin off. During a trip to my local supermarket I found on offer Nivea Sensitive Balance Shower Gel as apart from it being on offer it appealed to me as I was suffering with my skin and I wanted to find a shower gel which I could use and not irritate my skin.
** What Nivea Say **
"The caring, soap-free formula with natural chamomile extract is especially developed for sensitive skin. The soothing foam gently cleanses and moisturises leaving your skin feeling calm, soft and beautiful. Relax and rejuvenate with every shower."
** Packaging **
Nivea Sensitive Balance shower gel comes in a slim almost almond shaped clear (easy to see how much you have) plastic bottle which has a white and pale blue flip top lid and the dark blue Nivea logo clearly on the front. The front of the bottle features the item name and a sort of wave logo. All text is in blue and aqua colours, very simple. On the back there is all the usual information you would expect such as contact information and ingredients.
** Use **
The shower gel is clear in colour and has quite a thick consistency which is ideal when you are putting it on a sponge as you will find it lathers up quite easily when you come to wash. However, I have found that this white bubbly lather rapidly disappears without much notice and you do have to use more of the shower gel. It doesn't help that this shower gel seems to dilute too quickly when it is mixed with water. I have found myself using quite a lot of this shower gel for just one shower which meant that I got through one bottle far quicker than any other shower gel which makes it quite an expensive shower gel to use!
I have also used this as a bath foam as well and I find that the once fluffy white bubbles that the shower gel can produce rapidly disappear and you are left sat in a bath surrounded by a few small bubbles that are only too keen to disappear. I know this is a shower gel and not a bath foam but I do expect some staying power both either in the bath or shower.
The shower gel has no real aroma to it whatsoever. If anything there is a very mild fresh scent which again soon disappears and certainly does not linger in the bathroom unlike a lot of shower gels. Then again for a sensitive shower gel I wouldn't expect a fragrance and I am quite happy with no aroma at all.
** Ingredients **
Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Parfum | Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutica Flower Extract, Sodium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Benzophenone-4, Laureth-2, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Limonene.
** Availability **
The shower gel is available at all supermarkets and stores such as Boots etc and costs around £1.30 - £1.50 for a 250ml bottle.
** Overall **
Despite having to use a lot of the shower gel for just one shower which didn't really impress me my skin was however soothed and wasn't irritated in the slightest which was the result I was after. After the shower my skin was left soft, moisturised and best of all it wasn't as dry or irritated as it has been. The shower gel is PH balanced which is great for those who do have sensitive skin. I would recommend it to those who do suffer with sensitive and easily irritated skin but I wouldn't say that this is the best shower gel I have used as it just has no staying power and disappears far too quickly when on the sponge. It is value money but only when it is on offer.
Recently it was my birthday and although I had some fantastic presents I had some rather odd ones too like this...my bestmate/flatmate bought me lol. Not sure if she's trying to tell me that I stink or she was actually considering my needs however I'm always pleased to get given toiletries so happy I was!
Like most Nivea products it comes in simplistic packaging. The see-through plastic bottle with a white and light blue plastic flip top-lid to the top of it holds 250ml of the shower gel and on the front of it we are told that it is Nivea Sensitive Balance Shower Gel 'With natural chamomile extracts', the size is stated (as I've listed already) and there is something written at the bottom of the bottle in a foreign language. On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed and contact details for Beirsdorf UK Ltd are given (the manufacturer Nivea products). Like I said this is a simple to look at bottle, to use and is of course informative enough too.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The bottle:
The clear, caring formula with its delicate scent and natural soothing chamomile extract has been especially developed for sensitive skin. It gently cleanses and moisturises, leaving your skin feeling soothed, calm and beautiful. Relax and rejuvenate with every shower.
I absolutely love this simple, kind and extremely brilliant shower gel and I think its perfect in every way!
From the moment I spotted this as I unwrapped it I was a little unimpressed by its appearance, the plain bottle, the see-through gel and when I sniffed it I thought it smelt nice enough and was a unisex fragrance but all round it was plain and me, well I like highly fragranced all singing and all dancing shower gels that cost the earth usually lol.
However don't be deceived by the appearance of this. Simplicity may well be its approach but the results it gives are truly wonderful and soothing.
All you need of this gel is a very small amount indeed. The consistency is good being runny but not too runny and the fragrance is, as I stated earlier unisex in my opinion. It simply has a sort of light and natural leafy smell to it which isn't too heavy on that fragrance but its fresh, airy and light and a pleasure to use.
It lathers up into rich thick lather on touch with damp/wet skin, doesn't feel greasy but nourishing and cleansing and you can feel how mild and gentle it just as your using it. I can shave my bits and bobs with this, it rinses off with incredible ease and yep its all very straightforward indeed to use this.
This leaves my skin impeccably clean and refreshed. The scent lingers on my skin for a good couple of hours but what is totally surprising to me is how kind it is to my skin. I'm left feeling really supple, soft and hydrated and have no need to use a moisturiser at all after using this but like I say it does all this in a natural and good way.
I think this is one of the nicest, most gentle shower gels I have ever used and I simply love it! It's goodness in a bottle and I'm so shocked I love it but I genuinely, simply do!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc priced at about £1.50 a bottle though it is rather often on offer for a pound in places like Asda and Boots.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
After going on my local shop a while back, and being determined to live up to my name as "bargain whore" (I will very rarely stick to a specific brand if something else is on offer!), I was pleased to find the item I will now review for you, as it (at that point anyway!) is very rarely on offer.
The product I will now review for you is - "Nivea - sensitive balance shower gel".
I have to say the only reasons I initially purchased this product is due A, to the price, which was going for £1.00 a bottle or "4 for £3.00", which I defy anyway to turn their nose up at, and B, the bottle and contents are just really pleasing to the eye, I know, very shallow!
The bottle is a rounded edge oblong shape, with a flip lid, ok, my first bug bear being to fit in with the rounded theme the lid is slightly rounded too, so when you get to the dregs you can't tip it on it's head to get every last scrap out, though I have it heard it said that beauty is pain, well this certainly a pain in the a...., anyway I digress!
There is all the relevant "bumf" on the bottle, this being brand name, product name, description, scent and size.
Finally threw the clear plastic bottle you can see, well a clear liquid that is described as a shower gel with a simple and light chamomile extract, ideal for a family who all share the same bathing and showering products, especially when three out of the four people have skin conditions.
To use you simply squeeze either into hand, flannel or my preferred method, onto my showering puff, which means I have twice as many fluffy bubbles as the hand method, to clean with.
Another problem I encountered was the lid, which (with wet hands) I found extremely difficult to flip open, having to get my nail under the clip part and snapping my nail off, no I wasn't too impressed!
The liquid itself looks like glucose syrup, being extremely thick in consistency, but flowing on it's own without much squeezing of the bottle required.
The smell of this is subtle but divine, a really fresh scented gel.
After use I felt really clean, with my skin feeling nice and clean, with no tightness or irritation to speak of.
This is a lovely shower gel that (when on offer again!) I will happily buy again this again!
For more information visit - www.nivea.com
Thanks for reading x