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Nivea Sunkissed Skin - This is a great gradual tan product. I bought this product when it was £4.99 for two bottles on promotion from the co-operative chemist after it being recommended by a few people to me.
That night after my bath I applied liberally to my legs, arms and chest - needed some assistance with my back though haha. Made sure I waited for it to soak in to my skin properly before putting my pyjama top and shorts on - this took about 2 mins of waiting that is all!
I went to sleep as usual and woke up the next morning with no stains on my crisp white bed sheets or my light pink pyjamas! This is a big advantage as most other gradual tan products leave stains on sheets and clothes.
My skin felt firmer and already I could see the sunkissed skin effect. I bathed as usual that night and the product didn't disappear like I thought it would so I applied again, and yes! you guessed it! No stains, and sunkissed beautifully!
The smell wasn't very pleasant as with all gradual tan products - but this is the one that has the least smell. Infact it smelt to me a bit like celery haha.
I still use this product and know many people who have chose this one over the others out there.
Definitely recommend to all you people out there who desire that sunkissed look in an easy way! :)
NIVEA BODY SUNKISSED SKIN
+ FIRMING CARE
I bought this product 3 years ago when I saw it reduced to £1.41 on a Boots clearance!
As you can gather from that piece of information I don't use it very often!
(actually after initial summers use I mislaid it for a long time so couldn't use it, but having just found it again a couple of weeks ago it has lost none of it's qualities!)
I had tried various other makes by using the testers & borrowing from friends so that we could all see which ones left streaks & which ones left a good result.
I much preferred this Nivea one out of all of them.
I use the Fair to medium skin one as I am fair skinned & don't want to look like a Red Indian! I have heard that some people use the darker one for a quick result even on fair skin, but I don't think that would be right for me as I only want a more subtle result.
I use it mainly on face, arms & legs in summer. I apply very occasionally, in the morning & it gradually dries so as not to come off on everything. As I am at home a lot I am able to just wear an old bra & loose t shirt & baggy trousers so as not to ruin decent clothes. I don't know if it would spoil clothes or sheets but I have not taken that chance.
It leaves a nice tanned sheen on my face & works straight away - within 24 hours I mean. I don't use it again for about a week or more. I find I don't have to wear foundation on my face as it has this colour, just eye make up & lipstick. I have in the past occasionally used it more often & it does build up a good tan, so it's up to the user how they want to use it.
I have not found the smell to be offensive; in fact I have not noticed it.
I have some photos of me at a Christening looking very nicely tanned & this was the result of using this product.
With all the hype about damage to skin & resulting wrinkles & skin cancer in some cases, I have stopped sitting in the sun & feel happier to use this product which is also a moisturiser.
I would recommend this one as it doesn't leave streaks, I am very pleased with the result & it is a reasonable price (£5.06 Amazon). It also has good storing qualities & is a good old fashioned name you can trust.
Whenever I go out I NEED to be tanned...it is this thing I have and I cannot have a night out without having a tan!
I have tried various self tanning products and as a rule use the gradual tanners as I find the method easy to do, although it can be time consuming as you need to do it more than once for a decent tan. I would love to be brave enough to go and try a spray tan but until that day I am stuck with the gradual tanners.....
The first thing I have to say about the Nivea self tanning body cream is that it really smells! To be fair I haven't found a gradual self tanning product that doesn't smell but you will find you wake up the next morning and everything stinks of the tanning lotion!
It is very easy to use however. You apply the tan as you would a body lotion. I use it all over my body and so can use quite a lot per application as you are better applying it quite liberally so to not get any streaky parts.
I buy the medium to dark skin product though you can buy a version for lighter skin. I am not particularly dark, but I do find the medium/darker skin products work better for my skin. I usually need around three separate applications to have a tan I am happy with.
Strangely, like in real life, my legs are harder to tan! I usually need more applications on my legs and be warned if you are likely to have a bath before your night out and shave your legs you will lose some tan from there so it is a good idea to make your tan a little darker to start with.
The bad thing with this kind of product is when you begin to wash the tan off it can come off very patchy but all in all I really like this product and think it is great for giving your skin a lovely sunkissed feel...just a shame they don't smell a bit nicer!
I usually buy products when they are on offer at certain stores too....you can often get up to half price off tanning products at one of the big stores such as boots, asda etc.
I have tried various brands of gradual tan including the johnsons one and they are all pretty bad to be honest. The best fake tan available is rimmel's self tan that comes out brown, anyway back to this product. I got this last year ready for the summer and thought a gradual tanner might be nice, as it's a moisturiser too. Do not fall into the trap, it's rubbish.
The product packaging is actually quite nice and looks fairly modern. I think it costs about £2.00 and it's the worst money you will ever spend.
The cream itself is white in colour and I actually found it a bit runny. It smells ok, but very creamy and not of much else. It rubs in ok, it does take longer than other products I have used though. I left this over night and when I woke up the next day all I could think when I saw my skin was thank heavens I didn't use it on my face. Even one application of the lightest of the two shades available, made me ridiculously streaky. I think the problem is that it isn't gradual enough, and also because it's white, you can't possibly keep track of whether you have rubbed it into every nook and cranny and where you have applied a bit more or a bit less.
I found this product came out particularly bad on feet, hands and the backs of my upper arms. It is so noticeable that people will point and stare.
I would not recommend any of these gradual tans, they are all pretty awful. They aren't gradual and you can't see how much your putting on and where, it's just guess work. I will stick to the rimmel instant self tan from now on, it goes on brown (so you can see where it is) and it's instant. It's the best tan out there and it's only about £4.99. Far better than any of these products.
This product doesnt seem to have great reviews however I do rate this as a reasonably good product. It is the only gradual tanning lotion that I have used that makes my skin look like I have a tan as opposed to orange. This tan doesnt streak either however there are a couple of negatives - it leaves tan lines on my wrists, but this is because I always wash my hands after use (as instructed). However if I don't wash my hands properly then I do get orange stains on my hands too.
This lotion also has a nice smell, quite fruity where as others I have used have had the fake tan odour that lingers until showered.
I have mixed race skin and therefore I use the meduim-dark and this does leave my skin with a nice sun tanned glow. It is gradual and normally see the difference after day 2.
However I will say that I only use this as a tanning lotion and not firming because I havent noticed any difference in that area when I have used it. Im not really sure why it is advertised as a firming lotion but as a tanning lotion I give it the thumbs up!
i recommend this tanning lotion it works and keeps your skin real soft. you don't notice any change in skin color til the 4th day using it. skin firming... not so sure its gonna do anything at all.
I bought this intending to use it as my everyday moisturiser that would also give the added benefit of giving me a bit of a tan, however after using it for a few weeks I don't use it everyday as I was getting some dark patches that weren't looking to good!
I am pretty happy with the product though and I've had a few positive comments from friends and even a workmate enquiring as to where I had been on holiday! For me, its better to use it a couple of times a week which still gives a nice colour but doesn't look too fake.
Although it doesn't smell particularly nice it's a lot better than other gradual tanners I've tried, I'd say It was a lemony scent. Its also pretty easy to use as long as you're careful to rub it in properly.
I would buy this again and say to others it's worth a try but just don't expect miracles!
I got a bottle of this given to me at the clothes show, this is the newer version for 2009 and states on the bottle that it has a 'new fragrance' so they are listening the what customers say!
The new fragrance is very sickly sweet but quite nice, its fruity and annoyingly i can't quite put my finger on what exactly it is, I currently going with somewhere between melon or apple. The cream is very liquid and runny, so the first few times i ended up with far too much on my hand but it doesn't take too long to rub in. There is no stickiness after it has all been rubbed in, I have no brown marks on my hands so it washes off easily, the colour develops gradually over a week or so, one day in you can see a slightly yellow colour but this goes darker over time. Since its so runny I found myself rubbing it in quite a lot, which I think is the reason that the colour looks so even, no streaky marks so pooling around the knees or ankles. It left my skin feeling very soft and smooth.
I will continue to use this an will even pay for my next bottle!!
Well it's getting to that time of year again, spring has sprung and I don't know about the rest of the world but up here in Sunny Scotland we've had some fantasticly Warm days. Days that would have justified wearing a skirt to work or shorts and t-shirts in the evening. The one thing that puts me of wearing these sorts of clothes is how pale my skin is after the long cold winter, so I set about looking for a solution until I can build up some colour again and I came across Nivea Body Sunkissed skin, a firming gradual tan lotion and I thought to myself - why not, I'll give it a go. Now I've always been a bit reluctant to use self tanning products because normally you end up streaky and the smell is hideous, but the thing to remember is this isn't just a self tanning lotion, it's a moisturiser so there are multiple benefits.
****THE HISTORY OF NIVEA***
Nivea was established in 1911 with the development of Eucerit, an emulsifier discovered by Dr Isaac Lifschutz. A combination of fat and water that would provide a stable base for ointments. Dr Oscar Troplowitz used this revolutionary discovery as a basis for a new cosmetic cream known today as Nivea Creme. The name Nivea is derived from the latin adjective "niveous/nivea/niveum" which is translated into snow-white a colour characteristic of the Nivea Creme, and we can stil buy this cream in a large variety of outlets today. Nivea today produces a large variety of products from facial care, body care, hand and nail care, sun care to anti-ageing care and much more
***WHAT IS NIVEA BODY SUNKISSED SKIN***
Nivea Body Sunkissed skin is simply a body moisturiser that has a hint of self tan that alows you to build a gradual, subtle, even looking tan, with the added benefit of also being a firming moisturiser.
I've always been a huge believer that we should go with our first impressions so here goes. I've always liked nivea products so thought I'd like this self tanning formula. Well when I first popped the lid open I was overwhelmed by the stench of tanning lotion which isn't the most pleasant of smells, regardless, i'd paid for the product so smell aside lets continue. The cream is just a basic cream colour like regular body moisturisers (although it's a lotion) it's not thick enough to be a cream so it has to be a lotion. I'm always very careful when using lotions for tanning as these are normally the biggest culprits for streaky skin so when applying I ensured that I rubbed it in evenly all over. My skin felt deliciously smooth shortly after application and I just couldn't help touching it, but that smell lingered. After day 1 I noticed a very very small colour difference in my skin but it takes up to 5 days to notice the full effects of this product so I continued to use it.. So here I am at day 5 and I have to say that I have no streaks and my skin has changed colour although it's not the subtle golden brown I wanted it to be but more of an orangey brown that thankfully is subtle enough for it not to be a huge problem. I'll continue using this until it's finished just because I don't believe in waste but I don't think I'll be buying it again.
*****EASE OF APPLICATION****
It's always so important to ensure that when you use lotions such as this that you are very careful to ensure that you rub it in evenly. The product requires you to use it liberally so I spent a good couple of minutes smoothing the lotion over my skin to ensure even coverage, after exfoliation in the shower and a body brush before application to ensure that my skin was as smooth as possible. As long as you are willing to take your time the result will be non streaky but I think sometimes people are just in such a hurry that they don't take their time and they can be a bit sloppy with the application. Overall very easy to apply.
After applying the product I only felt comfortable that I was pretty dry after about 10 minutes after application so it doesn't have the greatest absorbency in the world
****DID MY SKIN FEEL FIRMER****
I have to say that I am still relatively young so I don't know if the firming portion of this lotion would realy have applied as I think my skin is pretty firm as it stands so I can't be sure if the product really does provide this firming effect.
****SO WHAT ABOUT THE TAN****
well as I mentioned previously, my skin did change colour but not to the colour I would have expected or preferred but it's not dramatic and it really doesn't look too bad but I do find that tanning products in general do tend to be rather orangey instead of the lovely golden brown that you'd like it to be. The product is available in a fair to medium or medium to dark option. I chose the fair to medium which means that it really is a subtle change to my skin colour, I dread to think what the result would have been had I bought the medium to dark skinned option.
****WHERE CAN YOU BUY IT*****
Pretty much anywhere to be honest. Asda, Boots, Tesco, Superdrug and many more places.
***WHAT'S IN IT***
The main ingredients are a hint of self tan and greap seed oil. The rest is a long list of ingredients that some of them I can't pronounce so I'm not going to bore you with the run down this time. One thing to note is that this product is dermatoligically proven to be compatible with the skin.
This is a great moisturiser that makes my skin feel smoother than it has ever felt before but it fails as a self tan lotion in my opinion and is something I won't be purchasing again
I have tried lots of different Gradual tanners and I remember why I chose my favourite one (Garnier Summer Body) after trying Nivea Sunkissed Skin.
I decided to try it as the bottle promises both firm skin and a sunkissed glow. The product works by adding a gradual tan each time you use it. It comes in two different shades Fair-Medium and Medium-Dark. I bought mine from Boots for £5.99, which is more than I usually pay, so I expected a really good product for my money.
They have recently revamped the product and my bottle says 'New Fragrance'. Not having used it before I'm not sure of the old fragrance, but I thought this one was a little odd smelling, it's a sort of sweet smell, maybe like actual sweets, I was left smelling like pick'n'mix which was a bit sickly! Although I did notice this masks the usual 'biscuit' smell of self-tanning quite well.
The instructions on the bottle state 'apply liberally' however this is not good advice as little goes a long way! On first application I put way too much on my legs and ended up with too much product on my feet causing them to go orange! It's tricky to rub in too, it just doesn't seem to absorb into the skin very quickly and I felt I was constantly massaging an area to get it to dissapear.
As for the 'firming' element - I haven't noticed any difference! My skin is softer for using it, but no different to if I had just used a bulk-standard moisturiser or gradual tanner.
After first application I thought the colour developed quite well (apart from my feet, but maybe that was my error as I wasn't used to it!), however the more I use it the more I feel like it's turning orangey and patchy.
Overall I feel pretty dissapointed with this product. I paid more than usual and thought I'd be getting something new and different. Think in the future I will just stick with what I know!!
I have tried several gradual tanners and decided to try Nivea body sunkissed skin at the start of the Summer as it was on offer at Superdrug (a third of the usual price). The bottle is 250ml and comes in either light to medium or medium to dark skin. I opted for the medium to dark skin as often the lighter versions don't make much of a difference to my skin.
Firstly, the bottle looks attractive in a light golden colour and it claims to also firm your skin as well as providing a sunkissed glow. The product contains grapeseed oil as well as ahint of self tan.
Although the bottle claims to have a new fragrance, I thought the smell was quite strong and although perfumed a bit sickly. It is easy to apply and feels very moisturising once on but also quite sticky, so it felt a bit uncomfortable espeically as it was a warm night when I applied it. The cream is white so it's easy to miss bits unlike some tinted lotions.
The next morning I excitedly checked out my skin for signs of a natural sun kissed glow but I have to say I was quite disappointed; I felt the colour was orangey and patchy in some places. I decided to persisit witha few more applications but I found it didn't look natural and so reverted to my usual gradual tanner (l'oreal).
I am a big fan of the new gradual fake tan moisturisers, so when I couldn't buy any of the Johnson's one that I usually buy I looked for an alternative. I thought I would try Nivea Body Sunkissed Skin instead. I picked it up for the bargain price of just a £1 in poundland!
Nivea Body Sunkissed Skin left me with a nice glowing look and left me feeling soft and smooth. The tan developed gradually, and looked nice and natural. It didn't leave me looking orange!
However, the smell of this product is horrible! It isn't the usual 'fake tan' smell, which although isn't nice is quite bearable. Sunkissed skin has a horrible chemically smell. I used to put it on before I went to bed, and by the time I woke up the smell had gone so it didn't last too long.
Nivea Body Sunkissed Skin is a great lotion that leaves you with a gradual tan and soft skin.
I brought this item whilst in Superdrug as it was a third off the normal price. After trying several other tanning moisturisers all without much luck, I thought I would give this a go.
Before I continue I will add that I went to Wilkinson's after and saw this item for £1 less than Superdrug!! So go there first!
The bottle looks nice and inviting so I was looking forward to trying it. I had a shower and scrubbed myself soft all ready for application. The smell is putrid! I really struggled to apply it. I was concerned that there was something wrong with the bottle as it was so awful! I managed to apply it the best I could and I stank all night!!
I had no colour the next morning but the smell had gone so I tried it again that night. The smell was so bad that I had to get back in the shower to wash it off - I was heaving!! The only way I can describe it is that I smelt like I had been dipped in chemicals and blow dried!! Very disappointed. I gave it to my sister in the end and she has got on ok with it so maybe it was just me?
Anyway, I wouldn't recommend buying this product but there are other reviews on here which praise the item which just proves how different we all are. If you are going to buy it, please go to Wilkos where its about £2.50!
I'm a regular in poundland. OK I admit it. I'm forever buying things that I don't need or duplicating my purchases. My bedroom is jam packed with goodies and occasionally I'll get stuff out and have a bash with it.
After seeing some photos of myself at a party a couple of days before Christmas I was shocked at how white I was. I've seen no sun this year and I have black hair and I'm so goth looking without trying to be! lol
My step dad looked at my photo's on my digital camera and said oh dear you'll have to colour your skin in using a PC programme as he reckoned I look like a ghost! lol
Anyhow I did that lol
However I decided I'm going to a posh do on New Years eve and I need to test some fake tans out and a few bottles I own. If it goes horribly wrong I got time to scrub it off!
So I rooted through all my bottles of fake tan and they are numerous! I opted to try this one.
My Nivea Body Sunkissed Skin Gradual Tanning Body Moisturising & firming Lotion for fair to medium skin comes in a pale yellow 200ml recyclable bottle with a flip top lid. Simple packaging, nothing special. On back tells us what it is, directions and ingredients.
What The Product Promises....
When you're feeling great you don't need to look in a mirror to confirm it. It's obvious from the way you walk, the way you talk, that you feel every bit gorgeous. it's that feeling that comes from the tanned, firm and nourished skin that Nivea Body Sunkissed Skin leaves you with day-in, day out, come rain or shine.
This great new formula, enriched with a soft tanning agent and grape seed oil.
Gradually builds a subtle, even looking tan.
Improves skin's firmness.
Moisturises your skin with Nivea body care.
Use everyday for beautiful skin with a great natural glow.
Apply liberally, evenly smoothing on to your skin. Avoid contact with clothes until the lotion is fully absorbed. Wash your hands after application.
The lotion is white. it comes out of the bottle easily but it is a good consistency, kind of creamy for a lotion. The thing that hit me was the smell. I really don't like it. It isn't as bad as the old fashioned lotions we are all aware of but it's got a musky smell and I really don't like it. I felt well stinky after!
My application was very hard. As I mentioned earlier I'm really pale so I chose to use some transparent gloves. I bite me nails and tan lotions always stain my fingers. I don't know whether this hindered the application but I didn't use much and I found it really hard to rub it in. It went on really streaky and I was concerned and all that kept me sane was that at least it is pale colour lol
I eventually got it all on and lay back and wait for it to take effect.
An hour after I still looked like I hadn't fake tanned and I did wonder if I had or I hadn't and if I'd been dreaming! However could tell I had used it cos I felt incredibly smooth and soft in places and sticky in others. Besides that I smelt funny! I was going to re-apply the product but I watched tv for a while and when I looked in mirror you could definitely see colour on my skin.
Even though this is the fairest colour of the two on sale I do look like Ive faked it! I look far too orangey and you can see where I wore gloves cos the colour stops at my wrists. Not too much of a problem I can apply some to the back of my hands but even so it will still look fake on my skin. This is a colour that is meant to offer gradual colour build up but there is no way I could use it again, soon or I will look better placed in a Tango advert. I certainly wouldn't want to use this as a moisturising product anyway as I do not like the smell its gross.
I'm not impressed but then I'm hard pushed to be. I've never felt any fake tan products were any good for me. I always like that cartoon character, Morph lol
I shall continue with my quest though to find something that suits me!
I'm sure if you have a bit of colour to your skin already and don't resemble Casper the ghost this would be great for you. After all it left no streaks on me and I'd be able to see them!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I am a fair skinned, freckly red head so, when I used to sunbathe, all I would get was lots more freckles and sunburn! Of course nowadays I have more sense (allegedly) and I dont actually sunbathe and I always use sunscreen when I go out in hot sun.
So I have never experienced a suntan as such. I even had a nickname at work of milk bottle calves given to me when I used to wear summer dresses with no tights and my white legs would be sticking out beneath the hem!
I had seen various products advertised which would allegedly give me a light suntan building up over a few days, although I have to say that I wasnt convinced that any of these products would work. I am very cynical where advertisements are concerned.
Anyway I was having a look round Boots one day to see what they had on special offer where I saw Nivea Body Sunkissed Skin (200ml) being sold with a free tube of Nivea Visage Sunkissed Skin (50ml). The cost was £5.65 for the two, which is the cost of the body cream. I have tried to find out the cost of the face cream to see how much I had saved but, apart from seeing it on EBay for about £4; I cant find the price of it anywhere.
*** The Bottle ***
The pale peachy coloured plastic bottle is about 6 inches tall and is about 2.5 inches wide but only half an inch thick making it quite flat in appearance. This shape makes it easy to hold and squeeze to get the contents out. It has a plastic flip top cap which is easy to open and close.
On the front of the bottle are the dark blue Nivea logo and the name of the product. There are also the words gradual tanning, body moisturiser and firming care and for a year round summer glow big claims then! I still wasnt convinced though but at least it had been a special offer!
I bought the one for fair to medium skin for obvious reasons but there is also one available for medium to dark skin.
As you would expect the instructions for use are printed on the back of the bottle, but you need eyesight much better than mine to read them! The print is extremely small so out came my trusty magnifying glass! There is also a list if the ingredients of the cream (most of which I have never heard of!) and the company address.
*** The Instructions ***
You are instructed to apply the lotion liberally, smoothing it evenly over your skin. You are advised to avoid contact with your clothing until the lotion is fully absorbed and to wash your hands after you have finished the application. I suppose if you dont remember to wash your hands you might end up with very suntanned hands which would look very odd.
*** The Lotion ***
The first thing that struck me as I squeezed some of the lotion into the palm of my hand was the smell. I had tried fake tan many years ago and had ended up a streaky orange colour and had never bothered again, but what did stick in my memory was the smell of the fake tanning lotion and this was the same smell. I suppose thats logical really as this has to be the same type of fake tan albeit a lesser strength.
The consistency of the lotion is that of single cream; thicker than water but still definitely a lotion as opposed to a cream.
*** The Use ***
I decided to just use the lotion on my legs - as my arms, being exposed to the elements more, tend to colour enough anyway. I just wanted to achieve a light colouring as opposed to a darker tan which would look odd with my natural pale colouring. The lotion, which I used daily, is very easy to apply and is absorbed into the skin quickly. I was concerned as to whether I was applying it evenly and I was worried that the backs of my knees might be a problem and end up darker than the rest of my legs so I tried to be extra careful when doing that bit.
** The Result ***
After a few days my legs did begin to turn a nice golden colour, but the result was a bit patchy and streaky. The effect of the streaks wasnt too noticeable as the tan was quite light but it was definitely there. As soon as I stopped using the lotion the colour disappeared within a couple of days. The other claim of the lotion was that it would increase the firmness of the skin but I cant say that I noticed that this had happened at all.
Another thing that I did notice was when I took a shower and used a white bath towel you can guess where this is going cant you? yes, youre right the stain came off on the towel and has continued to do so even when I have stopped using the lotion for a while. It does wash out of the towel when it goes in the washing machine by the way.
*** In Conclusion ***
I have used the lotion on a few occasions now and have the same patchy results each time so I have to say that I would not buy this again. I shall not be trying the other one on my face in case the same streaks and patches occur. The way I see it is that if my legs look odd I can wear trousers but if my face looks odd (well worse than usual anyway!) I can hardly wear a bag on my head, although there are those who would think it was an improvement. The Nivea Visage Sunkissed Skin went on EBay.
I think I'll just stay pale and interesting! LOL!
Gradually build a subtle, even looking tan with new Sunkissed Skin from Nivea body / These brand new products available for fair to medium skin and medium to dark skin will improve your skin's firmness as well as providing moisturising care day in, day out ¦ come rain or shine!