A Bit of a Review a Bit of a Rant

Hello friends,

Today I’m reviewing the Nivea In Shower Moisturizer Body Conditioner R39,99. I also am aware this is going up a little later than usual because I’m just putting it out there that I have ‘finished’ second year and woke up with out an alarm. You know, just living my life, bitches.


Why yes that is Olive oil in the picture but more on that later.


Nivea claims that the In-Shower Moisturizer is a convenient new way to moisturize in the shower to help you get soft and silky skin.

Packaging 3/10

This is your run of the mill Nivea packaging nothing particularly remarkable in design aside from that it sits upside down (nice one) however, I did notice that in the actual shower it did get a bit slippery.

Application 7/10

After you’ve washed with your soap/shower gel whatevs, you rinse off and then apply Nivea In Shower moisturizer and rinse off.

 Texture 2/ 10

It’s a cold lotion you apply in the shower which I could have been ok with had it not made me feel slimy after rinsing it off. The scent is the same non-invasive perfume Nivea uses in all of their products. I used this solidly until it ran out and I just couldn’t put my finger on the feeling of it. After lots of discussion with Michelle, we agreed that something about it gave my skin a feeling as though I’d applied deodorant- that weird skin lying over skin and touching but not really. Hmm, hard to describe but very similar to what it feels like if you put antiperspirant on and it almost feels squeaky. Now I also have a tummy which meant I felt that until I got dressed which at night under your boobs is not ideal.

Price 3/10

At R40 for 400ml this doesn’t really break the bank as such but I am quite unimpressed with the fact that this lasted me two weeks. I could very well have been using a lot but a normal body lotion lasts me a lot longer when I use it consistently.

Overall 3/10 

I really wanted to like this. I had so much faith in a body conditioner that didn’t cost a fortune and the concept is a really great one. If you aren’t weird with textures like I am you should try this and let me know how you got on with it. I only used the dry skin formulation so I’d imaging that the normal skin variant is quite different.  However despite the fact that I did not get a long with it in anyway my shower drain was not particularly happy with it either. It clogged up the drain a few time and there I was having to draino the bugger more frequently that I’d like. I do however, feel that those lovely ladies living in Gauteng where the climate is much drier should try to incorporate this into their shower routine while exfoliating at least twice a week.

Now… the olive oil. After being on the fence about this whole In Shower Moisturizer debackle (real shit Michelle and I deal with in our house, yo) I started thinking about an alternative that wouldn’t make me feel as though I’d deodorized my entire body. Now on the rare occasion I shave my legs I enjoy using either olive oil or coconut oil. So I figured, the ancients use olive oil for everything and if it was good enough for them, then it was good enough for me. So using the same idea as the In Shower Moisturizer, after I have washed and rinsed, I squirt a few spritzes of olive oil and rub it into my skin. I’m not trying to emulate Kim Kardashian’s lastest cover for Paper Magazine so make sure you use it sparingly. Also, I only use this if I shower at night. If you use this in the day, you’ll fry. It’s straight up oil with no spf, don’t be silly.

There you have it. If you have tried this and loved it or tried the Normal Skin variant and got along with it please let me know. I might have been over zealous with my application.

Have a lovely weekend

Love and olive oil



One comment

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