I am Mummy to a gorgeous little boy, and fiance to the best bloke ever..I am slowly tiptoeing my way around reviewing products on here and DOOYOO so bear with me please and I will find my voice..
i can finally feel body beautiful....
nourishes, firms, brightens and evens skin tone . . . what more do you need?
a shower creme to match?
How does it affect your skin?
Does it smell good?Yes
How easily is it absorbed?Very fast absorbed
Why did you buy it?Low price
Value for moneyGood
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Having a particularly dry skin means moisturising is a must! I would never go without moisturising my face but for years neglected to pay any attention to my body. I started using the dreaded sunbeds in my 20's and found my skin to be even drier (as one would expect from being sizzled and fried by 200+ WATT bulbs.) I also found when applying fake tan it would never smooth on perfectly and would stick to the drier areas..very unsightly and offputting. Shaving my legs was the worst as I would never get a close shave and ALWAYS felt scaley and prickly. It was definately time to find a suitable body lotion.
This was a chore in itself! I'm quite fussy with the products I use...if I am buying things I have to feel like its working and can differentiate with and without but I can't abide thick, gloopy sticky products. So I tried a few...all the Jergens natural range (each of them had the foulest (apparently natural) smell that lasted all day..some may like this but really not my cup of tea) they were also quite light in texture which disappeared really quickly but didn't bounce back in moisture. I tried bio oil and as positive as the feed back is on that, I felt that wasn't enough either. No 7 and vaseline were far too greasy and cocoa butter was too thick and caused spots on the usual areas. So after 6 months was still really struggling finding something I wanted to repurchase.
I eventually started trialling nivea and ended up with rich nourishing body lotion for dry skin and was happy with that for a little while but was going through a 400ml bottle in 2 weeks. They had an offer on at Boots for 3 for 2, so picked this up as my 3rd item to trial it. I liked the idea of firming (something the current one didn't offer) Well as soon as I tried it I knew it was the one. As with all nivea products it features that fresh clean distinctive scent of essential oils (you'd be able to recognise it blindfolded). I found it was just at the right consistency to not be too greasy and sticky (which would feed the spots), but felt there was enough moisture for it to not just disappear. It definately counteracts the damaging effects of the sunbeds! It brightened and illuminates my skin and even out my skintone which can tend to look a bit like corned beef! In regards to its 'firming' properties, there are soooo many products on the market with these claims, where do you start? Q10 has been around for years and is still a really popular ingredient within the Nivea brand and trusted by consumers so this is enough confirmation for me. Now I know at 25, I'm not by any means mature or aged but I do still have the dreaded dimpling of cellulite, with less bounceback on my skin than I once had. However I can confirm after a month my skin was firmer and much smoother around the thigh and bottom area. I also feel my skin looks much more glowy and radiant. And definately much more bounceback.
I have been using this for 4 months now having repurchased time and time again and can safely say I WILL be using it for the foreseeable future. Boots often have rather good deals on this whether it is 3 for 2, buy one get one half price, or even half price on very rare occasions. I would definately recommend it and can confirm it does exactly what it says on the tin!!