Product Type: Nivea Body Care
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Nivea Light Touch Body Lotion
Member Name: pink_glitter
Nivea Light Touch Body Lotion
Advantages: smells nice, hydrates well
Disadvantages: may not be widely available
As I've been away from home a lot recently, I've been using lots of travel-sized products, one of which is the Nivea Light Touch Body Lotion. I got this in a gift set for Christmas along with lots of other products. I always have a large amount of body lotions waiting to be used, which is why it's taken me so long to get round to using this one.
The lotion is for 'normal' skin and contains sea minerals and vitamin E. Nivea claim it will give 24 hour moisturisation and has a light feeling formula which is fast absorbed into the skin.
The lotion comes in a white bottle with blue accents and is an unusual curved shape. I have to admit, I don't really like the shape of the bottle, I don't think it's particularly attractive and I feel it makes the product look cheap. Although luxurious packaging isn't an essential requirement, there are plenty of budget brands who at least try to make their products look special, and that would have been a nice touch.
The lotion is white in colour and has a rather glossy appearance to it. It has a thin consistency, but isn't so thin that it's runny. The lotion feels very light on the skin, which I think makes it a good product for the summer when you may not necessarily want to be using thick body butter. It doesn't take a lot of rubbing into the skin before it starts to sink in, and so application is a rather quick process.
The scent of the lotion is much nicer than I had anticipated. I read 'sea minerals' and was expecting it to smell masculine or like a cheap shower gel. In actual fact, it has a soft, slightly fruity scent to it, which is quite summery and reminds me slightly of suntan lotion. The strength of fragrance is quite gentle and I would say that the scent is suitable for both men and women.
Once it sinks in (literally seconds) there is a very slight tackiness to the skin, but this does disappear within a few minutes. The feeling that is then left on my skin reminds me of the feeling you get from liquid talc (can you still buy that?!). It feels very soft and silky, but there is a very slight powdery residue almost. My skin feels lightly hydrated too - my skin is dry rather than 'normal' but this product hydrates even the driest bits of skin on my elbows, so it is rather an effective moisturiser. Saying that, I think the claims to provide 24 hour moisture are going a bit far, this only seems to last about 8 hours or so before I feel I need a top up.
I've found sometimes applying lotions can improve the appearance of my skin, however I didn't notice any difference to the way my skin looked after applying this.
The lotion is available in both 200ml and 400ml sizes. It doesn't seem all that widely available - I can't find it on the Boots websites or any of the Supermarket sites either. It is available to buy online however, Chemist Direct have the 250ml size for £3.59 and the 400ml is on Amazon for £5.69.
Overall, I was quite pleased with this lotion. I didn't particularly expect much from it, but it provides a good level of hydration without feeling heavy or sticky, smells lovely and doesn't break the bank. Given this, I would recommend it, and will consider buying it again in the future.
*also posted on ciao under username pink_champagne
Summary: great product, great price
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