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I was recently sent a body moisturiser to try in place of my usual moisturiser for 2 weeks as part of a survey panel. It arrived in a plain, white, non descript tub but despite this, immediately upon smelling the moisturiser, I knew it was a product by Nivea! Nivea products seem to have that lovely Nivea smell, even the small lip balm I use has the same whiff! My guess was correct as (rather unusually) the survey told me at the end the product was Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising cream.
Itís so wonderfully thick and creamy...
The product must have changed in recent times as it now comes in a 200ml pot, so it seems more like a pot of body butter, but there are a few pictures online showing this product in a tube. The tub is really large, and I don't know if it's just me but there's always something nice about seeing a moisturiser in a pot and digging my fingers into it! It had a screw lid and itís easy to use. Itís full to the brim inside of the thick moisturiser, thereís nothing worse than a company only half filling the packaging up, but this isnít the case with this moisturiser.
As I mentioned before, the smell of this is so typical of Nivea, and when I unscrew the lid it always hits me as it's quite a strong, but pleasant scent. I'll be honest; I've never really used any of Nivea's moisturisers before. When it comes to body moisturisers I always seem to have tubs and tubes stashed away from gift sets given to me, however I have used other products in the Nivea range and I do quite like what I have used to date. If you arenít a fan of the Nivea scent then I can safely say this wonít be a product for you. The smell is strong but I find it really nice, I love that old fashioned Nivea smell which doesnít seem to have changed much through the ages, and itís nice to see theyíre sticking to their original ways!
Such a pleasure to use!
I have loved using this moisturising cream, mainly for one reason, and that's the consistency. It's got a really nice creamy and thick texture to it, and it feels really nice smothering this over my skin! I love digging my fingers into this cream, it just feels really nice, and itís relaxing to smooth this onto my skin. Itís not really runny as some moisturisers can be, nor is to practically solid like body butters can be, I think theyíve really hit the nail on the head with the consistency. You probably find it strange me going on about it, but you have to try it to see what I mean! Itís honestly one of the best moisturisers I have used mainly due to the thick creaminess of it. The moisturiser is absorbed easily, does not feel oily or greasy, and most importantly my skin feels really soft after using it. It also smells great and it does linger on the skin for quite a while. I don't have particularly dry skin, however I do love a nice moisturiser and my upper arms tend to be the driest area really, but they always feel lovely and soft after using this! I have been using it for a couple of weeks now, and itís always such a pleasure to use after showering.Nivea say this can be used on face, hands or body. I wouldn't use this on my face (I have oily skin so can't see a thick cream doing my face any good!) but I do love using it on my hands and body. It contains Jajoba Oil to give skin a good moisturising care, and Vitamin E to protect the skin's natural structure. Whatever it contains, it's a great moisturiser!
Itís highly recommended from me!
I can see how this cream would be excellent for people with dry skin, it's just so thick and creamy, and I've loved using it. In the future if I need another body moisturiser as I don't have a supply anywhere, I will certainly opt for this one. Usually when I am sent something to try from a company I don't think twice of it once it's gone, but this is one of the best moisturisers I have used to date.
As mentioned before, this now comes in a tub and is widely available as Nivea is a common brand. It usually costs £4.59 in Boots (thought it's got £1 off at the moment!) so keep an eye out for those bargains.