Total honesty: I am not great at regularly remembering to use body lotion. Actually, let me clarify that further – I don’t particularly like to use body lotion, and that goes a long to explain why I don’t regularly remember to use body lotion. I know, I know – I have dry skin, I have dehydrated skin, I have easily irritated skin, I am a perfect candidate to be marinating myself in oil and lotion and creams 24/7. It’s all the other stuff that comes along with body lotion that puts me off. The greasy hands. That sticky skin feeling. The scent. Ugh.
There is good news to be had after all of this negativity though, don’t worry. It turns out that the easiest way to make me start using body lotion regularly is bypass all the usual post-bath hoopla and just put it on while still in the shower. Genius! Nivea In-Shower Rich Body Lotion is exactly that – a conditioning body moisturiser that gets slathered on while still in the shower or tub, giving my skin a drink without being thick or sticky. The sweet almond oil is moisturising enough to leave my dehydrated and dry skin feeling soft for hours, even when I’m working in air-conditioning that borders on Arctic cold, but doesn’t leave any sensation of greasiness or stickiness.
The downside of this product – and I mean downside, singular – is that I feel like I’m blitzing through it incredibly quickly. A decent palm-sized squirt of cream just covers my arms, shoulders and décolletage, not including the times I remember to lotion up my gams (rarely). I’m blitzing through a 400ml bottle of In-Shower Rich Body Lotion every two weeks, and that’s without being decadently lavish with product. At eight bucks a pop it’s not exactly breaking the bank, but the cost-per-use could definitely be improved somewhat.
The big comparison to Nivea In-Shower Rich Body Lotion is, of course, Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. They’re both conceptually similar products, albeit with significant packaging and ingredient differences. Ro’s Argan has an argan oil base, In-Shower is almond oil based. Ro’s Argan has a strong oil-based rose perfume note that lingers for hours, In-Shower has a very mild unisex fragrance that is almost completely imperceptible after a few minutes. Ro’s Argan is in a tub that’s not particularly shower caddy friendly, In-Shower is in a squeeze bottle that’s ideal to keep in the shower stall.
I like both products equally but I use them completely differently: while I love Ro’s Argan as an ultra-feminine bath treat, In-Shower is my choice when it comes to day to day convenience and wearability.
TL;DR version: if you’re a slacker when it comes to body lotion, a moisturiser that you can apply while in the shower makes it ridiculously easy to keep your bod happy and hydrated. The lightweight texture and mild fragrance of Nivea In-Shower Rich Body Lotion makes it an easy unisex choice for everyone in the house, but you may find yourself going through bottles of it very, very quickly.
This item was purchased by swatchgirl.com.