I had high hopes for this product. Moisturising is one of my least favourite beauty tasks, particularly in winter when the combination of cold mornings, cold me and cold body lotion doesn’t bear thinking about! So an in shower moisturiser that would replace this chilly step as well as buying me a few more precious moments in a warm shower sounded like my kind of product!
I do have quite dry sensitive skin, particularly in winter, so I was pleased to receive the product with almond oil for dry skin. The lotion smells pleasantly Nivea-ish, and is quite thick and creamy. A little doesn’t seem to go a long way, and I ran out when I reached my knees. I had to get out of my head the idea that this is like using a shower gel – it isn’t. It feels like it should foam, but it doesn’t, it feels quite like washing yourself in hair conditioner.
I followed the instructions and rinsed it of. Then negotiated the ice rink-like bottom of the shower to reach my towel. The results were disappointing. Whereas the product moisturised the bottom of the shower to a treacherous sheen, I felt like I had used nothing more than my regular shower gel, and felt that I needed to apply my usual body lotion as well. Perhaps I rinsed too much, I’m not sure, but I have tried it a few times with a similar outcome. It just seems an extra, unnecessary step in my morning regime. Like they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.