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I favouring using talcum powder directly after my evening bath or shower as in addition to absorbing any excess moisture, I love the comforting sensation that it offers to my skin. I cannot admit to being brand loyal as I tend to purchase whatever product is on offer at the time. A product that I've purchased a good few times is Nivea Pure Fine Talc with this review discussing my experience with using.
I have a considerable amount of faith in Nivea due to the fact that the brand has been around for many years with their products being of a consistent high quality. Whilst I am open to the challenge of trying and testing out value products, I will not compromise with many items; one of which is talcum powder especially as experience has taught me that the cheaper brands often offer of coarse powdery grains.
Nivea packaging is always appealing to the eye as far as I am concerned due to the signature colour of white and the eye-catching deep blue contrast. There is a limited amount of marketing information displayed on the sturdy plastic tub where we are informed that the powder is fine, which will deliver softness and smoothness to the skin.
Identical to the majority of talcum powder brands, the tub is opened by easily turning the circular dial, which is located on the upper section whilst following the arrows. The six dispensing holes are a little too big for my liking as despite only gently tipping the tub on its side, the talcum powder dispenses far too freely and it's difficult not to end up with it on the floor. On a positive note, the consistency of the powder can be described as smooth and fine with no coarse grains being present and as a result, it is wonderfully comforting as I smooth it over the surface of my skin. It effectively absorbs moisture without causing any dryness and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth.
The fragrance is a real winner for me as whilst it can be described as subtle, it perfectly mirrors the significant aroma of Nivea. Whilst I normally find it quite easy to discuss a fragrance, I find it extremely difficult and would describe it as clean and fresh and well suited for use by both men and women. I love the fact that the aroma lingers on my skin for several hours after using with the scent of Nivea always whisking me back to my childhood. I am fortunate that I suffer with normal skin on my body with the exception of my elbows and knees, which can become quite dry. However, I'm aware that talcum powder can cause dryness for some people.
Nivea's Pure Fine Talc will always be a winner for me especially as it's so reasonably priced and can often be found in Poundland. I looked on both the Boots and Tesco website to find out how much they are charging and was surprised that they do not stock this product, which I presumed would be quite popular.
Due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a four star rating to be appropriate together with a high recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I used to use talcum powder a lot when I was younger but then didn't use it for a long time. I think it sort of went out of fashion as so many different skin creams and potions came onto the market and seemed to take over.
I do like Nivea products so this was one of the first ones I started buying a few years ago when I started to have hot flushes as I thought it would keep my skin a bit dryer and keep me cool. As this talc is designed to absorb moisture I hoped it would help me to stay feeling dry during the day and stop the intense feelings that my skin was over heating.
The bottle is plain and simple and is white with a blue lid which twists to open and is 300g. You turn it anti clockwise to open which reveals six small holes where the talc comes out, and then turn clockwise to close. The usual Nivea logo is displayed on the front of the bottle with the instructions for use on the rear.
The talc itself is white and lightly fragranced and I would describe the smell as clean and fresh and similar to the Nivea creams. It doesn't smell perfumed or feminine so is suitable for all the family. The directions are to smooth over the body after a bath or shower. I do have a powder puff which I use usually when I have had a bath and am not in a rush as it is a bit messier than using it with your hands. I sprinkle some talc onto the powder puff and then pat it a bit to settle the talc and then rub it lightly onto my body. When I am using my hands I will sprinkle a smaller amount onto my palms and then rub it in the same but as I can control where the talc goes it doesn't make so much mess. The powder puff does do a better job though as it seems to absorb in better and my skin feels extra soft and smooth when I use it.
The ingredients are Talc, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Parfum7.
I also occasionally sprinkle this talc into my shoes if it is really hot and I know I am going to be on my feet for a long time. My feet feel cool when I first put them on and as it absorbs moisture it stops my feet from feeling too hot and sweaty.
I bought this from one of the 99p shops, but it isn't much more than this at other places. You can currently get it from Lloyds for £1 and online at Nivea for £1.15. I think this is very good value as a bottle like this will last me at least six months with regular use.
I really do think that adults have forgotten the benefits that talc gives to you and think that talc is just for babies, but it really isn't. Although I still get my hot moments I don't feel as though I am completely melting and my skin is definitely dryer.
I highly recommend this as it is a good quality talc at a bargain price. I find that it does really absorb moisture and when I use it I definitely feel dryer and more comfortable. I give this talc five out of five Dooyoo stars.
I love Nivea products and I have been buying them for many years. As a general rule, I always have a bottle of talcum powder in the house and usually this is Johnsons. However, I had ran out of dry shampoo and I'd used up all of my talc on my hair and needed another bottle. Having set out to buy another bottle of Johnsons', I saw that Nivea also make their own talcum powder for only 99p for a fairly large sized 300ml plastic bottle.
The packaging is plain and simple. The colour is primarily white, but it has a blue top with half a dozed medium-sized little holes in the top. The idea is that to get the talcum powder out, you have to first twist the top around, and this releases the holes so that the powder can be dispensed.
I tend to use talc mainly after a bath or shower as it absorbs moisture. My husband uses talc more than I do, and that's why we go through so much of it. I was surprised by how fine this talcum powder actually is, having been used to using Johnsons for so long.
The smell of Nivea talc is very different to the Johnson's variety, in my opinion. It is somehow slightly sweeter smelling and more 'fragranced'. To me, it doesn't have as much of a 'baby' smell as Johnsons does.
The powder comes out of the little holes easily and two shakes is usually all I need to use. The only thing I don't particularly like about using this talcum powder (or any, come to that), is the fact that it's very messy to use, and I invariably end up with talcum powder sprinkles all over the carpet, where I have been applying it. For this reason, I try to remember to lay a large bath towel down flat on the floor before sprinkling this powder.
Nivea fine pure talc is lovely to use after a bath or shower and I always feel that it makes my skin feel lovely and soft and smooth. The fragrance also lasts for ages after it's been applied and it's also great for popping just a small sprinkle onto the greasy roots of my hair between washes, so it's also very versatile.
I would say that this compares very favourably to the Johnsons variety. The smell isn't quite the same, and I do miss the 'baby' fragrance of Johnsons, but other than that, I love this Nivea alternative.
*Nivea Pure Fine Talc*
Having suffered from athlete's foot in the past, I always make sure that I dry my feet thoroughly after a bath/shower, and use talcum powder. I buy whatever brand is cheapest, and my most recent purchase was the Nivea Pure Fine Talc.
The Talc comes in a white plastic bottle, with a blue plastic lid. The lid is turned anticlockwise to open and clockwise to close, and there are 6 holes located around the lid, which open to release the powder. The powder is white, with a sweet scent, and it makes me think of lemons/ a citrus scent. It is a thick powder, almost like flour in appearance.
On the back of the bottle there are directions, which are a simple 'Smooth over the body after a bath or shower'. There is a warning to keep the powder away from children's nose and mouth (although Im not sure adults would like it in their nose/mouth either...). The 300g bottle should be used within 12 months of opening.
Nivea Pure Fine Talc is made by Beiersdorf UK, a german company. The ingredients are: Talc, Limonene, Hydroxycitrontellal, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate and Parfum.
The talc is said to 'absorb moisture, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth' and I find that it is great at going this. My feet feel nice and soft after use, and stay dry and sweet smelling all day. I have also used this talc as a replacement for dry shampoo in emergencies, (when I oversleep) and sprinkling a small amount on my hairbrush and brushing it through works well to remove the greasy appearance.
I purchased this Talc from Savers for £1.29, but saw afterwards that it is sold in Morrisons for only £1. (annoying!)
Talc is one of the most under-rated items that you will find in someone's bathroom. This particular talcum powder is one of the simplest and nicest I've tried.
Nivea Pure Fine Talc comes in a 300g plastic bottle that is 19cm tall, 7cm wide and 4cm deep. It is plain white all over except for the twist lid which is blue. On the front the blue Nivea logo/text can be found, and below it is the product name and a short description. On the back another label has all the boring information on, such as directions for use, ingredients, barcode etc.
On the back it is described as being "Lightly fragrenced, Nivea Pure Fine Talc will absorb moisture, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth". It then tells you that the directed way to use it is to smooth over your body after a wash.
The bottle itself contains a lot of talcum powder and it can be felt by the weight. To open it up you simply twist the blue cap anti-clockwise to open six small holes in the cap. Then to use it just shake some out and spread it in the desired areas. You have to be careful when it is full though as it comes out really quickly for the first few uses. To close it you just twist it in a clockwise direction and it is secure from spillage. Travelling with it in a bag is no problem at all. I have taken it away with me quite a few times and it has never spilled or exploded.
I don't use talcum powder to often after baths or showers but when I do I find it works best after having a quick dry off with a towel first. A light sprinkle of powder rubbed in after this works a treat and keeps your skin dry and feeling smooth. Despite it being slightly fragrenced, I haven't really noticed any smell, apart from the normal talcum powder "smell".
I also use it a lot in my running and cycling shoes to dry off my feet during races. I put a big "squirt" of it into the shoe and then dust it around to cover all of the inside. I find that this works really well to dry my feet if they are wet during and running or cycling race. Even if I have socks on that are soaked, I still find that it makes a noticeable difference to make my feet a bit more comfortable.
I've had this bottle for a couple of years now and there is still about half left in the bottle. If you use it sparingly like me then it will last you forever. To buy it the shops it will cost you no more than £2 from any good chemist. As it's made by Nivea you can expect it to be good and it definitely is. I like that it is a simple, plain bottle as it means all you pay for is the talc and not fancy packaging. Despite being so plain and simple, I don't think it would look out of place alongside other bathroom products.
If you want to feel dry and you skin to feel smooth when you get out of the bath or shower then this is definitely what you want. There is no need spending more on other brands that have fancy packaging. Nivea gives you a great product at a great price.
This comes in a large white bottle with a dark blue lid which you twist around to release the talc. There is only two colors present on it, those being blue and white and white being the main one. On the front of the bottle you will see "NIVEA" written in big white letters and below that you will see the word's "Pure Fine Talc" and finally at the very bottom of the lable you will see written " Fine powder for soft smooth skin." I find the bottle to be very plain and lacking in any color or anything that would encourage me to buy it appearance ways.
On the back there is another lable that says the same things that it says on the front and it also says "Lightly fragranced, Nivea Pure Talc, will absorb moisture leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. Then there is a part below that with instructions which tell you to smooth the talc over your body after a bath or shower. Directly below that there is a very short warning telling you to keep the powder away from children's nose or mouth. Other than those things mentioned there is a Website for nivea which is www.NIVEA.com. The big bottle it comes in is quite thick and easy to hold. If you are holding this after a bath or shower theres a good chance it will not slip out of your hands and go all over the place.
About Nivea Talc
I never overly bothered with talc after bath or showers before, i just used my favorite bath products and shower gels and ignored this. Even though my mum always buys it in and it's always there. It just never appealed to me much before because i noticed how white it was and i am already white as a ghost minus my tanning products. I did not want to be running around like "Casper the ghost" and i remember using talc once in my past when i was younger and at school, i wanted a day off and no matter what i tried my mum and dad just wouldn't let me have the day off. I cant remember why i was so against going that day but i really didn't want too and i resorted to desperate measures.
I lifted the big bottle of talc (its too long ago to remember which talc it was) I emptied some onto my hands then standing infront of the mirror, i spread it all around my face. I had it blended in perfectly and in the end the only person who knew i had it on was myself. When i walked down the stairs my mum was so shocked when she saw how white i was, she made a fuss, which resulted in her saying i was too sick too goto school. So it had the desired affect and got me quite a few happy days of not going to school. Until one day she figured it out and my little plan was shattered into a million pieces LOL
So from that day on she hid the talc out of my way and i was too small to reach it. I have happy memories off talc because it got me some days off school, well at least until she caught me LOL. Anyway's i never really thought it was relevant for after my bath because i love to relax, light some candles and have a lovely bubble bath and the last thing on my mind was to ever use talc.
One day however i decided to try it and to my suprise this didn't leave me white as a ghost which was the first major plus on its side and it was actually quite pleasant to use after my bath's and i have started using it alot since. This particular talc smells quite nice the scent is not in any way strong but its still detectable. The first time that i used this after using it to escape having to goto school, was a few months back. When i unscrewed the lid a whole load of it burst out of the top and my eyes got sprayed with it which stung ever so slightly.
So now i know to hold it back from my face lol. It's a very smooth powder which can be quite messy if it drops on the floor or clothes. After tipping it upside down to empty some out, when i went to seal the lid quite alot of the talc blew out of the top of the lid. There is six holes on the lid for the talc to come out of but when you twist the lid it stops any talc from escaping, well after the first puff of it escapes which usually does if you have tipped it upside down to use it. It claims to absorb moisture and leave skin feeling soft and smooth and it does. It's actually quite a nice feeling on your skin this one in particular wont makes you look like a ghost and it smells nice.
This can be gotten in semi chem for £1.59 and in various other shops online and off-line, prices which vary but not by much.
The bottle is quite plain and in my opinion could do with some jazzing up because i like to buy things with nice designs and bright colors but nevertheless this product is high quality and lasts quite a while too. Me and my mum both use it and it lasts a good while before requiring replacement. It does what it says it will and unlike the talc which i used all those years ago this doesn't leave you looking like a ghost.
It can be slightly messy but its worth putting up with that because it is quite nice and leaves your skin feeling and smelling lovely. I think the price for it is reasonable as the bottle is quite big. The lid and the fact you have to twist it to dispense the talc, is a good idea and the fact that the talc comes out from the little holes give you ability to control how much comes out to an extent.
The writing is clear and easy to see, i always say this in my reviews because i think it is important that you can see the directions, warnings and other information clearly, for instance i got a new lipstick sealer today and could not see the instructions at all they were so tiny and i went ahead and tried it and it burnt my lips. Although i was ok after it, it was unpleasant and i think clear instructions prevent things like that from happening.