Product Type: Nivea Body Care
Newest Review: ... the lotion, I would rub in circles and continued until it absorbed. Week 2/3 (end) I only used it for a little over two weeks beca... more
My silhouette feels tightened
Nivea My Silhouette! Body Gel Cream
Member Name: daniella2202
Nivea My Silhouette! Body Gel Cream
Advantages: It is an unusual type of gel-cream, gives instant tightening on problem areas of the body
Disadvantages: Slightly sticky and quite pricey
Well I first tried this product when I was staying at my mum's house one night. I had just gotten out of the bath and was looking for some body lotion. I spotted this in its very distinctive green tube with a curved top to the tube and thought I'd try it. I have never dieted and luckily don't have the need to; I have a high metabolism which is lucky for me since I eat far too much. But if something is going to help me tone up or help to keep me slim then I'll try it if it doesn't involve giving up cakes!
So Nivea's My Silhouette comes in a white and green box with a picture of a lady on it dancing and black lines going around her stomach to form a bio-slim complex. The tube inside is green with the same dancing lady on. It is a 200ml tube which retails for £11.79.
***What is a bio--slim complex?***
It is the combination of two key ingredients:
* white tea (which naturally reduces fat) and
* anise extract (which increases collagen production)
In summary the white tea slims and the anise extract reshapes.
The instructions on the box claims reduction of 3cm when the gel-cream is used on a specific part of the body for 4 weeks, once or twice a day.
Well when I squeezed the tube I was surprised to see an unusual green gel come out. I was completely intrigued by it. I first of all massaged it onto my stomach and then my legs. It felt slightly sticky once massaged in but this went away quite quickly. I was pleasantly surprised by the gel, it gave an instant feeling of tightening. So when I was in Boots a couple of days later I saw this on the shelf at half price and I thought it felt quite nice so I bought one. I wanted to see if I would actually see any difference after the 4 weeks of usage. It has been 4 weeks on and I think it is hard to see whether there is any change or not because so many factors would affect any reduction on areas like the stomach and legs like exercise and food intake. I think I will still continue to use it because it feels so different to a body moisturiser and I love that it instantly sinks in despite the first off sticky feeling. However I think I will only buy it again if it is at half price again. I can't see how it is worth £11.79 to be honest but £5.90 I can just about justify. I give it 3 out of 5 stars, one star is lost because of the price and another star is lost for the slight stickiness and my unsure head on whether it actually reduces centimetres off specific areas or is it psychological because of the feel of the product tightening on the skin. I suppose the only way to know is to actually measure yourself at the beginning of the 4 weeks but I can't see myself ever doing that.
Summary: A cream-gel that works to tighten and reduce cms off a specific area of the body
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