Product Type: Nivea Hair Removal
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No More Razor Rash
Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Gel
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Gel
Advantages: Easily administered, Smooth and Gentle on the Skin, Easily removed, Leaves no irritation
Disadvantages: None for me but costs more than some brands
I don't ask for a lot out of a shaving gel or foam when it comes to me having a wet shave, all I want is for a product to foam up to a decent consistency and for it to soften the bristles on my neck and face. Given that this shouldn't be too hard to achieve I'm constantly amazed at just how rubbish some of the shaving gels actually are that are available to buy especially from the budget, supermarket brands and the term 'false economy' more than applies when it comes to buying some of the cheaper end products that provide little in the way of protection against razor burn or rash. It was after a disastrous shave using Asda's own shaving gel that prompted me to look for something better as that single encounter left me with more nicks and cuts on my face than I've had since first shaving over 20 years ago and so deciding to go on the look-out for a 'brand' name I ended up buying Nivea's Sensitive Shaving Gel for Men.
Packaged as shown in the accompanying picture it's a rather understated product which sits unassumingly amongst the brighter, more eye-catching shaving gels on the shelves of supermarkets and chemists but drawn to the Nivea name and the claims that it "protects skin from irritation" I parted with a little under £3.00 for my 200ml can and waited until I was next ready for a shave before I used it for the first time. I'm rather lazy when it comes to shaving and prefer to leave it a few days inbetween shaves, not only do I prefer the stubble look a couple of days of non-shaving achieves but I'm also prone to razor rash and irritation on my neck if I shave too often so tend to shave around 2 or 3 times a week or when my moustache and beard area adopt a scruffy rather than stubbly look. The claims on the back of the can of this shaving gel from Nivea state that this is "good for men with sensitive skin who want to protect against irritation and razor burn and the "New Active Comfort System" formula is extra-gentle, fragrance-neutral and enriched with natural pure Chamomile and Vitamin E to care for the skin". It has "Ultra Glide" technology which apparently softens the beard, helps protect against irritation and allows for a close and extra comfortable shave and the directions for use are clearly explained on the can although it's pretty obvious how to use any sort of shaving gel and this one from Nivea is no different to any of the countless others that are available.
The can has a pump-action nozzle on its top and the gel is easily administered onto your hand, it's pearlescent white in colour and has no odour whatsoever to it. My first reaction when I saw what it looked like was that of disappointment as it looked far too runny to be of much use but my opinion changed when I started to rub the gel into my beard area as it soon lathered up into a rich, thick white foam which felt smooth to the touch. I only use disposable razors nowadays as I got fed up of having to buy replacement heads for my expensive Mach 3 razors and even with inexpensive single-use throwaway razors the gel allowed for a smooth shave that left me stubble free in next to no time. I found a single application of gel was sufficient to give me a clean shave first time and I was impressed with how refreshed my skin looked once I had washed away the remaining residue, my neck (normally a problem area for me with some shave gels) didn't feel hot or irritated after using the gel and I could tell a difference to how my skin felt after using this compared to the cheaper gels I have used in the past. I've found over time that I don't need a great deal of the product to give me a good coverage and given how often I shave during the week my first can has lasted me a lot longer than the other cheaper alternatives used to so I think for the money it costs then it's working out to be actually cheaper for me in the long-run.
I would certainly recommend this to anyone who shaves daily, its formulation seems to be a lot milder and gentle than other shave gels I've used in the past and I've had no experience of my skin feeling dried out or irritated once I've used it. It doesn't claim to be a moisturising shave gel so some other after-shave product may be required for those with extra-sensitive skin but for me it's just about perfect and I have no complaints about it whatsoever. I will continue to use and buy this from Nivea over the cheaper gels that I used to buy and my five star rating here goes to show how impressed I am with it.
Definitely recommended, thanks for reading my review.
Summary: Sensitive Shaving Gel from Nivea
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