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.