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 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!!