Hot Off The Shelf – Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser

My first HOTS blog post – I’ve decided to give certain types of blog posts a title / theme (I think it’s so cute when bloggers come up with specific names or phrases for things).  Like Chicara from Lipgloss Kisses has her ‘Five Favourites Friday’ and Charlene from Gee Whiskers has her ‘Wishing Wednesday’.  I currently have two permanent themes going called ‘Currently Testing’ and ‘Friday Favourite’, if you would like to see what the ‘Currently Testing’ series is about, then click here.

The ‘Hot Off The Shelf’ (or HOTS) blog posts will feature products that are new to South Africa.  I won’t be doing a full review on each product, as I probably wouldn’t have had time to really test the product out.  The idea behind this new theme / series is to inform you guys of new products as soon as they hit the shelves.  I’ll give you a short description of the product, where I found it and the price I paid.

I have been waiting for these body conditioners to hit South African shores for a while now.  I was moseying around Dischem last week Friday, looking for this new Nivea product but not really expecting to see it on the shelves just yet.  I didn’t see it with the Nivea body washes, and so I decided to walk to the health food section as I was out of my favourite ‘Toasted Corn Dippers’ and needed to buy another 2 or 3 boxes.  As I turned the corner on one of the shelves, something caught my eye…  It was the new Nivea In-Shower Moisturisers, patiently waiting for me to take them home with me.  There was only 1 dark blue bottle (this one is for dry skin) and 3 white bottles (for normal skin) left on the shelf – I immediately popped one of each into my basket.  Thinking back now, I probably should have bought all 3 white bottles (I’m THAT scared I’ll never see them again).

Ok, on to actual information about the product…

These in-shower body moisturisers are, well, just that.  You use them in the shower while your body is still wet.  I’m personally the world’s worst body moisturiser-person, some days I just can’t be bothered applying a body butter (or even dry oil).  This body conditioner is a total game-changer for me (it’s probably a mental thing) because I’d much rather slap this on my body and then rinse it off, than stand around rubbing and rubbing and rubbing a cream into my skin.  I also can’t stand how some body butters leave the skin feeling greasy & sticky.

The facts

–  The body conditioner’s consistency is similar to that of a normal hair conditioner

–  The packaging is a squeezable bottle

–  It leaves skin feeling soft and moisturised (even after rinsing)

–  It does not leave the shower floor slippery

–  The scent of the body conditioner for normal skin (white bottle) has a light, refreshing scent

–  The scent of the body conditioner for dry skin (blue bottle) has a creamy, almond oil scent

–  Both in-shower moisturisers give my skin the same amount of nourishment and moisture, I personally        haven’t noticed a noticeable difference using the one designed for dry skin

–  I suggest starting with the dry areas on your body, it leaves more time for the product to be absorbed

Price:  R 29,99 (250ml) and R 39,99 (400ml).  I was, however, lucky enough to snatch these up at a special price of R 27,95 (400ml) at Dischem – SCORE!!



  1. Chicara 30 September 2013 / 09:55

    Fabulous review! I need to get one. :)

    The only thing that would make these better would be if they came with a holder that you could stick against the shower wall and then use it like a soap dispenser. Haha. I’m lazy!

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 09:08

      I completely agree! I’m also a lazy bones and your idea sounds like a winner to me!

      Thanks for popping onto my blog and commenting, Chicara! xxx

  2. CharlieW 30 September 2013 / 15:46

    I can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for the great review xx

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 09:07

      Great! I hope you like them! :)

  3. Belinda 30 September 2013 / 16:37

    Just found your blog! Love it! I saw these this past weekend in the shops and was intrigued. Thanks to your review I’ll definitely get it – which one is your favourite?

    Great blog!

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 09:06

      Wow, thanks Belinda!

      The white bottle (for normal skin) is my favourite, the scent is a bit more refreshing. I just bought 2 extras of the white bottle the other day (even though we’re still on holiday), I want backups of backups lol! 😉

  4. Lauren Henderson 30 September 2013 / 22:20

    I love these named themes – such a cute idea!

    We have these here too & I love using mine! I am constantly buying back-ups. This really is a great product in my opinion!!!

    Hope you are enjoying your vacation, Luzanne. xox

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 09:03

      Thanks Lauren, we’re having a blast! :)

      I agree, this is an amazing product! Really love using mine! I even bought 2 bottles whislt on holiday – haha! xxx

  5. Lily 30 September 2013 / 22:50

    I am ALL about body moisturizers, these sound great since you can apply them while still in the shower. I wonder if we will get them in the states soon…I sure do hope so.

    And I agree with you, I love when bloggers come up with cute little names for a series of posts. I love the one you came up with.

    Lily |

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 09:02

      I hope you guys get them in the US! They’re such an interestig thing to use and waaay less than half the price of LUSH’s Ro’s Argan Moisturiser (same idea).

      Thank you so much for commenting, Lily! xxx

  6. Natasha 1 October 2013 / 09:35

    I need to apply lotion because my skin gets itchy if I don’t. I’ve been using baby oil in the showers for years. I just rub it on after washing and then I don’t have to do anything else.

    • Luzanne 2 October 2013 / 08:59

      I used to have extremely dry skin and was forced to apply a thick body butter every day… Fortunately that changed and I don’t have to anymore but now I’m so very lazy to apply anything every day. I love the Balm Balm Bath & Body Oil because I don’t have to rub it into my skin, it kind of melts into the skin.

      Thanks for commenting, Natasha! :)

  7. Tjoppie 7 October 2013 / 11:26

    I’m definitely going to try this out!Great way you did the’facts’ part!

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