Aside from pampering your face with extensive 10 steps routine and daily sheet masks, one must not forget other areas that also need some tender, loving care – your body, although the hands always get the balance of sheet mask essence once in a while. Choosing the right body lotion to be wear is also as important as choosing the products that will suit the face skin type though most of body lotion always offers hydrating and moisturizing claims for the skin. Skin in other parts of body might not be the same as your face but that should not be the reason to neglect them completely.
For my first time readers, I just want to inform you that I have dry-combination skin most days of the year while it tends to get even drier when I’m on my period. TMI? Would it be shocking news to you that my limbs also leaning towards the dry type side? This is because I used to have eczema when I was a little kid, so all folded areas (especially behind the knees and elbow fold) used to be scaly and flaky, and watery (yikes, I know). That was because they were so itchy and my hands cannot stop from scratching those area. But as I grew up, I learnt the ways to avoid them from being dry and that was to apply lotion to dry, flaky areas.
Enough with the introduction, I’ll jump straight to the product review okay?
I chose this Nivea Oil-in-lotion in Argan Oil and Rose variant because I know that argan oil can do such an amazing and excellent job in providing moisture to dry skin, hence it is regards as the knight in shining armor for dry skin people. And I love all rose-y scented products. That are all the reason why I chose this variant, simple isn’t it?
The packaging/ content:
This body lotion comes in a huge 400ml pastel purple-colored plastic bottle. It also came together with a pump which enables us to pump out the content into our palm. Another thing that I recently discovered is that this pump also has a lock feature to it. I only need to twist the pump head from left or right to lock it and turn it back the front or back to enable the pump again (pump facing front & back = open; pump facing left & right = lock). Got it?
This one clearly mentioned that it is an oil-in-lotion means the oil already infused in the lotion. Which also explains the thick lotion texture when applied to the skin. It also has that greasy feeling to it (like an oily blanket to the skin) whenever I applied to my limbs.
Ingredients list is pasted down below for your reference. Take note, although the parfum is listed last in this list, it still smell strong (I mean, that is the purpose of body lotion, to make you smell good, ain’t it?)
Aqua, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., Glyceryl Stearate SE, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Coumarin, Parfum
Honestly, it did feature the smell of roses and has the high moisturizing properties of argan oil.
I love love love this body lotion! Apart from making me smell so good before going to bed (can be a substitute of scented candle very well) , this lotion is super moisturizing for my dry skin. When dispensed on the palm, it did look light but once applied to the skin, it tends to feel very heavy (but a good kind of heavy for body skin).
However, one thing that throws me off is that whilst it did felt greasy during and after applying it, the greasiness tends to stay even after rinsing it. And when rinsing it with water, it felt like I have a slimy coating on my limbs (legs and hands) so I need to double wash to remove that slimy-greasy coating. Despite that, my skin felt moisturized very well afterwards.
I can’t show how my dry skin (especially my legs and feet) turned out well moisturized here but I highly recommend this body lotion for you to try. Apart from the fact that it smells good, it works well for the body too. And I don’t know how would you prefer the rose fragrance, however for my nose, it is very nice (not too faint not too strong) for my liking.