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I have been using nivea sensitive for around 2 years. I suffer from very sensitive skin. Especially around my neck. I had tried so many different types of sensitive balm, normal shave gels and other foams. None of them worked and caused me so much pain and anger! I then tried the Nivea sensitive shave gel, I hadn't tried this one before because it was a bit more expensive than the rest on the shelf!
I Took the bottle home and tried it, straight away I could feel the cool gel on my face and new that it was going to work. It smells nice and fresh and feels great. I then used my razor after lathering over my face and neck. The razor glided straight through and didn't hurt at all! It gave me a really nice clean shave. And better yet, no pain! I had no irritation. I wish I had tried this sooner because It would have shaved me a lot of pain and bother.
The bottle is a white colour and looks nice, it looks appealing and doesnt look ugly on the bathroom shelf like other products I have tried. It is worth paying the extra money for this product because it works better than any other I have tried. Its definitely the best shaving gel for sensitive skin.
Since using this product I have had no more problems. I also use a Nivea for men sensitive shave balm afterwards just to make sure I don't get any pain later on. I also very rarely cut myself using the gel. Where as before with the cheaper brands I would cut myself too.
I would recommend this to any man because even if you havent got sensitive skin, it will still look after your face and make your face feel nice all day!
Thanks for reading, hope I have helped :)
When it comes to a beauty regime unlike a lot of men my age it would seem that I prefer rather unusually to like the minimal approach. I can't be doing with spending minutes let alone half hours styling my hair and moisturising my skin but there is one thing I frequently have to do and that is shaving. I have particularly sensitive skin and because of this I needed a product that would be suitable to these needs. It was for this reason I stumbled upon Nivea for Men Sensitive Shaving Gel. The idea behind the gel is simple and much like the majority of my time in the bathroom it fits in with my desire to spend as little time in there as possible.
Gel v Foam
Over the years I have tried both foams and gels and found that a 200ml can of shaving gel goes a lot further than the foam and as they both cost around the same it made the decision to stick to gels a real no brainer. This particular gel comes in 200ml white canister with the brand name and Nivea logo taking pride of place on the front. For those who haven't been shown there are directions as well as ingredients on the can but I think it's fair to say that 99 out of 100 users will have at least some idea of how a shaving gel works.
Unlike the foams you only need a small amount of gel to really get a decent lather on your face. It is quite surprising how far such a small amount of gel will go and applying it onto my face I usually manage to get a decent coverage out of quite a small quantity of gel. As soon as you apply the resulting lather to your face you can feel a soothing feeling taking over and straightaway it doesn't fell to thick as I've found foams do. There is a slightly fragrant scent to the lather but it's a very subtle scent and one that is incredibly hard to identify, but it is pleasant and certainly doesn't detract or add to the overall experience.
Razor Blade In Hand
Of course the feel of the lather on your face is really just a introduction to the real test and that is how the gel actually performs when the razor blade is out and about. Now I don't tend to shave every day and in fact during my recent unemployment I've only been shaving for Interviews and as a result I can accumulate a decent amount of growth on my chin. For this reason it puts the Nivea's claims that it aids with the blade getting a closer shave whilst preventing cuts and nicks to the skin.
With a decent amount of facial hair I was very surprised that the blade does, as advertised, glide across your skin and gets just as close a shave as you would get shaving every day. I always used to find shaving a bit of a chore as I'd miss bits or end up with small cuts but since I started using Nivea for Men I've found this only tends to happen when the blade on my razor is getting a little worn. Unlike a few other brands I've tried there are no instances where the blade snags or pulls on a bristle and the overall shaving experience feels a lot easier and more enjoyable.
After The Event
I used to find that if I didn't apply aftershave properly I would get painful red marks on my face but Nivea doesn't seem to do that. After I've finished shaving I feel a little bit more relaxed and the overall feel of my face is cooler. The sensitive nature of the gel seems to sooth my skin and even leaves it feeling a little softer, whilst the shave I have is often closer, with the same razor type I may add, than I have ever had before.
A Full Recommendation
I think it would be fair to say that after such a glowing review I really can't find fault with Nivea for Men's shaving cream. It is very good on my sensitive skin, it helps to achieve a smooth finish and more importantly than anything it doesn't leave my face red and blotchy. It is currently on offer in Boots for £2, saving 99p a can and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who has sensitive skin and like me has had trouble with other brands.
I have really sensitive skin and shaving is a nightmare for me with ingrown hairs and shaving rash so i do whatever i can to try and minimize the discomfort through a combination of wet and dry shaving.
I always try and buy a shaving foam or gel that is formulated for sensitive skin and the last purchase I made was Nivea for men sensitive shaving gel. The reason I bought this one was because my usual brand was unavailable so I picked this one up while doing food shopping in tesco.
It comes in white 200ml tube and costs £2.97 in tesco but I'm sure it can be found cheaper in the discount stores such as wilkinsons. This is a gel instead of the more usual foam, I have no idea why I prefer the gel to the foam but I just like how it feels as opposed to the foam. You wet your face and hands and push the button to release the gel from the container, now for people more used to foam than gel you only need a small amount of the gel as when you rub it in your hands it expands and turns to foam.
Once the gel has become foam you just spread it on your face and neck where you are planning on shaving. It does get rather messy so make sure you have a tap running to wash the gel from your hands or you will get it everywhere.
A little really does go a long way and after a couple of times you will figure out the amount you need for your face saving a load of waste and the tube should last you a good few weeks of daily shaving.
I find that the gel when it turns into foam is really thick so does cushion your face well from the razor but with it being so thick if you want a really close shave you are going to have to go over the area a couple of times which to my mind defeats the purpose of a shaving gel that is supposed to protect your skin. Men with sensitive skin should only go over the area once as repeated shavings will just cause the skin to become red and sore and with this gel I have to go over my skin a few times to get through the gel.
I find that with this gel once I have washed it off my skin doesn't feel dry but soft and moisturized and it doesn't make my skin red but I find it a bit hit and miss when it comes to helping with the shaving rash sometimes I won't get one and sometimes I will.
The best thing about this shaving gel is that it doesn't dry the skin out and leaves it comfortable after shaving but it's not a wonder product by any means but for the money it does the job.
I first received this particular brand of shaving gel as part of a gift pack for Christmas coming bundled with an after shave moisturiser. For years I had used the cheap and cheerful shops own brands believing them to be very good, but after trying this there's really no going back again.
The gel comes in a relatively large can and only needs the smallest squirt to lather up enough to cover the average beard area adequately. The gel is lightly scented though I cant actually place of what, maybe it's just soap. Either way the gel is particularly kind on my skin which can be very sensitive to such things.
The gel works particularly well and encourages the hairs to stand up enough to make shaving relatively easy and I've definitely cut myself a lot less since switching to this brand. A single 200ml can lasted me over three months and I shave almost daily. The gel isn't the cheapest on the market but if you shop around smartly you can usually find it in three for two's at places like Boots or the supermarkets.
I used to use King of Shaves shaving gel, but it was proving to be too expensive. I tried several reasonably priced gels including the cheap Palmolive one. Eventually I settled on this Nivea one. Not the cheapest, but it strikes the best balance in terms or quality of product versus price.
When you first use it, you notice how smooth and silky the foam is. The razor glides nicely. I have noticed some reviews saying it doesn't smell of anything. This is false. It has really nice subtle smell. One of the best things about this gel is how gentle it is. I have sensitive skin and this gel causes me no problems, leaving my skin feeling supple without irritation. I do moisturise afterwards to make my skin feel even better.
The only issue I have is the can. When it starts to get empty the pressure reduces and it takes ages to get enough gel out because it comes out so slowly. Fully expect shaving to take longer when this opens. Several times I have got fed up and just binned it! Overal the can lasts a good length of time - approx 4 weeks depending how much foam you like to have.
I have always hated shaving, as it always leaves my skin feeling dry afterwards, as well as looking terrible.
But then i tried Nivea for Men Soothing Shaving Gel, it definately would be my recommended choice from now on. The soothing gel helps the blade sweep smoothly over the skin, decreasing the chances of those annoying shaving cuts. The gel is easy to apply, and only minimal of the bottle's contents needs to be used per shave, making it last longer. The gel also soothes the skin, keeping it feeling soft and smooth afterwards, and you can notice the close shave. The Gel also leaves a nice smell after used, giving you that fresh, clean feeling in which you want. I know its "for men" but its also great on females, especially the legs as my girlfriend has tried.
I would definately recommend this product to anybody for a comfortable, close shave.
Thanks for reading and i hope it helps
Given that Nivea make so many girly potions and lotions, I assumed they would know how to make a simple Shave Gel for men. So quite foolishly I purchased this item for a "try".
Admittedly, I am normally a Gillette man (because in my opinion nothing comes close to either the razors, nor the gels/foams that they manufacture) so maybe im slightly biased but there are two issues that immediately struck me with Nivea gel (before using it).
Firstly for a similar cost to the equivalent Gillette gel, you get less for your money. We are talking 200ml versus 250ml for most of the others at the same, or a more expensive price. In fact they are just very pricey compared to most of the competition.
Second issue was the packaging, I found the prominent "FOR MEN" label on it quite patronizing, as if it was a warning to women not to touch this. An after using the product I can well understand why Nivea would not want women (their largest customer base) to touch this stuff.
~USING THE GEL~
As is the normal, the instructions for usage advise that you wetten your face and apply. In this case the instructions indicate a Hazelnut size will do the job. I am not sure if they have their nuts confused, but I would argue a large Walnut would be closer to what is needed.
The gel did lather nicely into a creamy foam, but the MAIN problem was that once lathered the foam would only stay nice and pliable for about ten seconds, after this time it started breaking down. In comparison Gillette gel lathers into a creamy rich foam, that stays creamy an rich even if you touch it after applying it to your face.
The consequence of this "unstable" foam, is that when the razor passes over, the foam doesn't act like it should and does not allow a smooth glide. This resulted in an uncomfortable shave, and although it didn't cause a rash, it certainly was not what I would call a comfortable shave.
One positive I did note, was that the product did leave a nice blokey smell. Sort of Brylcreem meets vanilla-ish. Rather nice I thought.
Very easy to summarize this product. In my opinion NOT worth bothering with! Nice smell, but since the gel is so poor to use I would not recommend this to anyone who has anything other than bum fluff on their face!
First off, let me say that I hate shaving so anything that takes the pressure off shaving is always a godsend. Shaving is one life's more pointless creations along with periods, wasps and Jim Davidson. When I stumbled on this last year, I was dubious as I associated Nivea with products for women, but I was pleasantly amused.
After a good wash in warm water to open the pores and soften the beard, you need to dispense a small blob of this onto the palm of the hand. The gel comes out clear and with water begins to lather up very well. I found it lathered better than the Gillette gel.
Applying to the face is easy enough and then the face was ready for the shave.
Because the gel is so sleek and holds to the face well, the blade glides effortlessly over the skin and there were minimal cuts or scrapes made. It washed eaily after with warm water and the face was left feeling moisturised wthout feeling greasy or dry. I have sensitive skin and I did not come up in any kind of rash or blemish
Price: Around £3 a bottle, but a bottle usually lasts about a month if used every day or so.
Better than: Gillette, it lathers better and has a silkier feeling on the skin
Verdict: A very good shaving gel which works brilliantly.
I am the first to admit that I am a creature of habit. Whilst I will embrace change when it is forced on me, I do not actively go looking for it. I am the sort of person that finds a product I like and will continue to use it forever and a day.
The only way I will try something else is if I am given a free sample to try, someone else buys me the product for me or the product I want is not available and I have to find an alternative.
Running out of shaving gel one evening I was forced to go to a Tesco Metro to get some more. The choice in the Metro was limited to say the least and the only shaving products included a number of different types of foam or Nivea shaving gel.
I don't use foam and since there was no Gillette (my gel of choice) the Nivea was the only option.
****Nivea for men shaving gel****
Nivea for men sensitive shaving gel with ultra glide technology is produced, and distributed by Beidersdorf UK Limited.
It comes in a white and clinical looking can in the standard size of 197g/200ml, like most shaving gels.
The can suggests using a walnut sized amount per shave and claims that this shaving gel:
1) Helps calm easily irritated skin while shaving
2) Cares and protects from irritation
3) Subtle fragrance
4) Has an effective razor glide
5) Gives a close and gentle shave
6) Protects against cuts and irritation
The gel is white in colour. This is a change since the Gillette I normally use is a toxic looking marine colour.
The can states that there is a subtle fragrance. This is wrong as there is no smell to this whatsoever. Whilst some people may not want their shaving gel to smell, I actually do and I like the smell of Gillette.
I squirted the same amount of gel as I would have done if I was using Gillette and I noticed that it was far too much. The Nivea gel is a lot thicker and it goes further, as such you do not need so much.
The razor did glide easily through the gel and it did give a close shave, although I can't say that it is any closer than what I get when using Gillette.
Nivea's claim that this gel helps calm easily irritated skin, it cares and protects from irritation and that it protects against cuts may be true but I didn't notice any difference between this gel and Gillette.
The Nivea cost £3.10 for a 200ml can. I managed to get 18 shaves out of the Nivea., equating to just over 17p per shave.
The Gillette costs £1.99 for a 200ml can. I usually get approximately 14 shaves out of Gillette, equating to 14p per shave.
Based on the above the Gillette is better value for money.
****Would I recommend it?****
The Nivea is a nice shaving gel but all things considered, I would not recommend it over Gillette. The Gillette is cheaper to buy, better value for money and smells nice.
Nivea claims their gel does a lot but I couldn't notice it performing any better than the Gillette gel I usually use.
It is not just the gel that results in a good or bad shave. It is all tools used in shaving, i.e. the razor, the gel and the after balm/cream, that results in the quality of the final shave.
In my experience the gel plays the smallest part. They all basically do the same thing and I have not found one that is head and shoulders above the others I only use Gillette because I always have done and it is still one of the cheapest on the market. If it isn't broke then don't fix it.
Shaving gel is a personal thing and what suits one person may not suit another. I have learnt that if you find a gel you like, and more importantly it likes you and doesn't cause irritation, then you may as well stick to it.
Subtly fragranced with Chamomile and Vitamin Care to specially soothe irritated and sensitive skin while shaving /