“ Brand: Nivea / Type: Body Care / What it does: Smoothes, „
I received a small 30ml bottle of this moisturiser as part of a Nivea gift set a while ago. I haven't tried this moisturiser before, but because it is made by Nivea I decided to give it a go, as I like their other moisturisers. I haven't seen or heard of this product before, and after searching online to see where I could purchase it from, the only place I can find that sells it is Amazon, which is a shame because I really like this product. I have noticed, however, that Nivea produce an 'Irresistably Smooth Body Lotion', that can be found at Boots and Superdrug for around £3.55 for a 250ml bottle, and I'm wondering if this might be an updated version of this moisturiser, as it looks similar.
My sample-sized moisturiser comes in a light blue bottle with a dark blue lid that you twist to take off and then push back on to secure it. The lid is flat at the top, which I like, as it means I can store the bottle upside down when it is getting close to being empty, so that the product comes out of the bottle quickly.The bottle informs us that this moisturiser smoothes, softens and tones. It contains ginkgo, shea butter and vitamin e.
The moisturiser is white in colour, and I find it to be a very similar consistency to Nivea's body lotion (lotion that comes in a dark blue bottle with a white lid), with it being not particularly thick but not runny so it doesn't run everywhere. The thing that made this moisturiser stand out for me is it's scent, as it has a lovely subtle fresh-smelling scent that made spreading this product over my skin a really enjoyable experience. The lotion is really easy to spread over your skin and absorbs easily. I have been using it on my arms because I sometimes get dry skin on the tops of my arms and I've found that this lotion does a good job of moisturising my skin, and it makes my skin feel really soft and smooth.
The colour of the bottle means that it could be a unisex product, and the fact that my partner tried a little bit of this product on some dry skin on his arms means that men are likely to be ok using it, as he can be very picky about products that look girly!
Overall, this is a very effective moisturiser that moisturises skin well and softens and smooths your skin. I also love the fact it has a lovely subtle scent. The only issue is that I'm not sure this version is being made anymore!
I love creams, body washes, scrubs and just about anything that you can use to pamper yourself, so it wasn't a surprise to me when I got around six or seven toiletry sets for Christmas. One of the sets was a nivea one which included a hand cream, body wash, lip balm and nivea body smooth sensation. When I get a set like this I like to use the products together so I used the body wash when I was in the shower then when I got out I used the moisturiser.
The moisturiser was in a light blue, rectangular shaped plastic bottle with a dark blue lid. It is a 250ml bottle which usually costs around £3.50. On the front of the bottle was the nivea logo, the name of the product and a small description of what the product does. On the back of the bottle was all of the relevant information, for example directions of use, ingredients and contact information. The packaging is just simple but it does its job. The lid is completely secure so if you keep the product in a drawer and have to lay it down (like I do) it does not leak out like some other products I have had in the past.
The cream itself is white in colour, and has a light, fresh smell. It is a good consistency; not too thick that it doesn't come out the bottle but not too runny that it runs through your fingers. When putting it on my skin it rubbed in nicely not leaving the skin feeling greasy or sticky. I get a small amount of dry skin on my legs which can be quite itchy and using this moisturiser stopped this from happening.
The cream left my skin feeling lovely and soft and smooth. It is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone. The only problem is that it is quite difficult to find somewhere that sells it.
I do like to try different moisturisers because my skin changes with the weather and I have found more recently that in the winter I need heavy moisturisers than in the summer. I have oily combination skin which means I have to be careful of the moisturisers I use otherwise I will end up with an outbreak.
I have used nivea moisturisers a lot in the past and my favourite has to be the nivea soft cream. I received the smooth sensation moisturiser as a tester through the post. It came in a small tube rather than a packet and there was rather a lot in it, 50ml for a tester. It is a light blue rectangular bottle with a darker blue rectangular lid. The lid is a flap with a small opening. I prefer the moisturisers that come in bottle/tube rather than a tube because the ones in the tub get dirty really quickly as they are exposed each time the lid is opened.
It contains Gingko Extract, Shea Butter and Vitamin E. Gingko helps to rejuvenate the skin and boost collagen formation. Shea Butter makes the moisturiser easy to absorb and makes the skin feel smooth without being greasy. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the skin against free radicals cause by the suns UV rays.
The moisture is not liquid in constancy but it is not very thick like body butter either. It is in between and it is absorbed quite easily into my skin. I used it as a body cream and not as a facial cream as I find it is a little heavy for my face. It smells really good. It has a warming smell that fades away after about 5 minutes so if you do wear perfume it won't interfere with the smell. My skin stays soft and moisturised for at least 18 hours even though it doesn't last for the 24 hours advertised I don't mind because I tend to moisturise again before bed or when I go out in the evening. As long as it lasts for my working day it is ok for me.
The moisturiser is available from superdrugs at £3.52 for 250ml and there is 3 for 2 on skincare products in superdrug. I can't find the moisturiser in any other high street store. Boots and Tesco's don't stock this moisturiser so for me it is a bit of a pain that superdrugs is the only place I can get it.
This moisturises my skin without making it greasy for a long enough time. It is also a reasonable price and smells good. This is one of the not so well known Nivea moisturiser.
I started using the Nivea Creams a few years ago. I always used to get my lags waxed and I found that the skin on my legs wasnt too dry. However, when I started to shave my legs instead, I found that the skin on my legs was getting very dry so I needed to find a rich moisturiser. I normally have dry skin anyway so I have to moisturise everyday but now that I shave my legs again I have to use a very rich moisturiser.
When I was shopping I came across this moisturiser, I thought that it would be good for me because it is meant to keep your skin moisturised up to 24hours. Therefore I bought this one to try out.
When I tried it I was very happy because it did keep my skin moisturised for 24 hours and it left my skin feeling very soft and smooth. After I had shaved my legs and put this moisturiser on, my legs felt as soft as silk! I was very impressed.
The moisturiser comes in a blue plastic bottle and to get it out all you have to do is squeeze a little out. You wont need much as it is quite rich. The cream is a nice consistancy; it is not to thick but not too runny, it is just right and it is very easy to rub in.
I will be buying this moisturiser again and I will recommend it to anyone!
Having used Nivea body moisturiser in the summer months for many years, I was pleased to receive this as a sample to give it a whirl!
- Price and Packaging -
This comes in a bottle that is quite flat, almost cuboid-like. It has a blue lid which is very easily undone with one swift twist so not really a screw top, I like to call it a twist-top!
The usual RRP of this is £4.49 for a 250ml bottle but Superdrug is selling this £1 cheaper, at £3.49.
- What does it promise? -
~ Irresistibly smooth body lotion
~ Intensively moisturises your skin.
~ Gives a 24 hour smooth skin feeling.
~ Enriched with Gingko extract, shea butter and vitamin E
- My experience -
* Smell and Appearance
This has a very pleasant scent and like other Nivea products I've used, hasn't got an overtly feminine aroma to it so it's a great unisex product in my opinion. The smell of it lasts for quite some time so could possibly conflict with any perfumes you may want to use. It is a white cream with quite a thick consistency.
The cream has a lovely feel when applied to my skin. A little really does go a long way due to it's consistency so although it's more expensive than other moisturisers I've bought, it lasts a long, long time.
It absorbs really quickly into my skin which does actually feel quite smooth after each application although I would have to disagree with the 24 hour claim. My skin is generally normal to dry but the area around my shins can become slightly scaly and it has worked really well at moisturising this area in particular.
- Overall -
Given my positive view of the sample I received, I've since taken Superdrug up on their £1 off offer. It is suggested that all of the cream be used within 12 months of first opening it and I since a little really does go a long way on my skin, this seems about right.
A great moisturiser and for me, does most of the things that it claims!
Thanks for reading.
Review also posted on ciao.
I first used Nivea Body Smooth Sensation body lotion when I started going swimming last year. I found that the chlorine at the swimming baths dried out my skin and I needed to find a moisturiser that not only worked but did not make my skin greasy too.
I found an article in my usual glossy magazine about this new Nivea moituriser and the magazine had rated it highly.
My local supermarket had an offer on the Nivea Body Smooth Sensation moisturiser and they were selling the bottles for £2.99. Even with this offer on I found the moisturiser slightly more expensive than my usual 'cheap' option.
The bottle was ligh blue with a dark blue 'screw' lid and the usual dark blue Nivea logo on the front of the bottle.
The actual moisturiser was white in colour and quite runny. It was very easy to squeeze out of the bottle. I applied the moisturiser to my dry skin, it was easy to apply and rub in however only a small amount was needed. When I first used the Nivea moisturiser I used a little bit too much and found my skin to be oily and greasy.
Although I do like this moisturiser and it did the job a the time I found it did not keep my skin moisturised and it soon became dry again and for that reason I would not use this product again.
Nivea Body Smooth is one of the new Nivea range which is available in many chemists, highstreet shops and supermarkets. It is easy to find Nivea products, which is good if you are shopping in a rush.
The bottle is a pale blue (most of the nivea range I have used in the past have been dark blue or white bottles). The click lid isn't the best as the lip is quite prominent and I found in a bag it caught on something and opened.
The first thing you notice is the smell of the lotion. I find that Nivea products always have a fresh light soap smell about them, usually with some hint of flowers. I guess this has something to do with the vitamin E in it. They don't smell like chemicals which I like.
The liquid itself is a bright white and will pool on the skin for a few moments, but sinks in fairly fast. I feel my skin is very comfortable moist after using the fluid, but not obviously smoother. The price is slightly more than standard moisturiser from Nivea and I don't really think it justifies it.
I received a small sachet of this body lotion as a sample in a magazine, and after being suitably impressed with the results after two applications I decided to splash out on a bottle to use as my current body lotion.
The body lotion itself is white. Unlike other body lotions that I've used in the past, it isn't too greasy and is the right kind of consistency to rub in easily without too much effort. It dries in a few minutes, although admittedly I didn't slather myself in it or I imagine that it would have taken some time to dry fully! There is a light fragrance to the lotion, which to me smells more of Vitamin E than anything else. That said, I have no idea what Gingko smells like so it may well have some of that in the smell too.
The packaging promises to smooth, soften and tone your skin to create "irresistably smooth skin". Its main ingredients appear to be a combination of Vitamin E (which is known for its skin-softening properties), Shea Butter (ditto) and Gingko (which I'm not familiar with, to be honest). So, does it live up to these promises? I have got into the habit to applying this once I get out of the bath or shower as my skin often feels quite dry and tight after this. Within a couple of days, I noticed quite a big improvement to my skin, which both looked and felt a lot softer than before. I'm not sure about the toning part as my skin doesn't look any different in that respect and I suspect that you would have to use it for months or even years on end to notice a significant toning effect but I am impressed with how well it has softened my skin and made it look a lot better.
I bought mine from Superdrug for around £4.50, which I seem to remember was quite a bit cheaper than Boots. I always look in Boots first as the Advantage points make it more appealing if a product is a similar price in most shops. In this case, the same size product was just over £5 in Boots. I'm not sure why Boots have it for 58p more as Superdrug didn't seem to be running a special price offer as such (or at least it wasn't clearly advertised if this was the case) but I would suggest trying Superdrug first if you want to buy it given the price difference.
Until I discovered this, I was using Palmer's cocoa butter body lotion until it finally ran out but I've switched to this after absolutely loving it. Although I like the cocoa butter fragrance of the Palmer's, it does sometimes have a tendency to interact with a fragrance (body spray or perfume) if I'm wearing one, whereas this has a lighter fragrance that is a bit more neutral. There isn't a lot to choose between them in terms of the overall results but I really like this particular one and will definitely continue using it at least until it runs out too.