Nivea In-Shower Death Trap

UK blog review of the Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser

I was really excited to get my dry scaly summery BODY on the new Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser. I’m the laziest person in the world when it comes to moisturising after a shower, so to skip that step and just get some moisture on my skin whilst IN the shower seemed like a pretty good idea to me. Not to mention, seeing an abundance of blog reviews of the Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser praising how great it was kinda sealed the deal too. I chose the Nourishing Cocoa version because it smelt the better out of the two to choose from on the shelf – but in retrospect it kinda smells like babies. I don’t know if this is a good or bad thing to smell of a baby when you’re an adult, actually no, scrap that; it’s a bit weird, but it’s not an offensive smell non the less. The product itself is alright. It makes your skin quite soft and supple without creating a horrid film-like or greasy feeling, but you do find yourself using a lot of it to make sure you cover your entire body and I found myself using more than I would just using a moisturiser post shower. Although the product itself itsn’t too bad, and probably worth about £2.50 or whatever I paid for it, the main downside is that this stuff is a slippery slidey DEATH TRAP and gunks up your drains something rotten. I only realised after the second use when I nearly fell when I stepped in to the bath for a shower that it was this which made it so slippery. I then noticed that the water wasn’t running down the plug hole properly and on closer inspection it was because this had clung around the hole. Even after cleaning, the bottom of the bath still remained slightly slippy in places, and living on my own I DON’T WANNNNAAA DIEEEE IN THE SHOWEERRRR. So I won’t be using this any more, as it’s kinda not worth it. Maybe I’m just being paranoid, but regardless of the slip factor the cloggy drain part is a bit annoying too. And for god’s sake do not buy this for any elderly relatives, it’s a Daily Mail story waiting to happen. 
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I like this nivea in-shower thingy but my god, i almost did the split when I first used it and didn't wash away the excess off the bath tub. ha ha! I gave a bottle to my mum and I kept telling her "PLEASE BE CAREFUL. YOU HAVE TO WASH IT OFF THE BATH TUB BEFORE YOU GET OUT" x

Sandra TheBlackPearlBlog

Death Trap indeed! I am sooo clumsy in the shower, I would die after/during the first use…

Amy Keeling

Haven't tried this one but funnily enough Olay do something similar and it is really good! I haven't tried it in the shower despite what the bottle says, I used mine in the bath and it was impressive.
Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing


I laughed out loud at this title – it sounds like a heavy metal band. I've had like 3 bottles of this and it just doesn't work on my lizard skin.. So annoyed as everyone raves about it, feel like I'm missing out.

Danniella x

Amy Amynmore

I have the extra dry version and it's a win-win at the moment, means I can feel less guilty for not moisturizing plus I get to spend longer in the shower!

Joanna Victoria -x

I worry about this kind of thing atm last thing I want to do is slip over when pregnant.

Naomi Mango

I agree, it is pretty slippery! But it's a great moisturiser! Dilemma! Xx


I freaking hate the idea of this product, you can't moisturise with your body wash it's absolute bollocks! If it's gunking up the drain then imagine the impact on the water & environment……argh! makes me so mad ……okay rant over lol

Topaz Shaked

Haha I'm also always paranoid about slipping in the shower and hitting my head or breaking my spine and DIE! At one point in life I used to scrub myself sitting down! Crazy I know lol
Great writing 🙂


Hahaha whenever I see this on the TV I wondered whether it would be a good thing, the lotion going down the drain that is… and evidently not. Great review! x

The Style Rawr

CRIPES. Maybe I'll pass on this one then, I'm such a lazy moisturiser too! This should probably come with a health warning haha.

Tara x

Victoria Jane

hahahaha I feel like you are exaggerating and you wouldn't really die but you actually might