So I had a first date on Valentine's Day. He wasn't as tall as I usually prefer, but he was smooth. And he didn't take up too much room in the shower. Of course I am talking about the new In Shower Body Milk by Nivea. As someone who has used several tubs of the Ro's Argan Body Conditioner from Lush, I can say that I love the concept of this product. Let's get into my first impressions!
I found this product at the drugstore, on sale for $6.99 CAD (marked down from $8.99) You get a very decent amount of this stuff, and the scent is really nice. There are a few different options for skin types, but I chose the dry to very dry option. It smells of Almond Oil, which doesn't linger on the skin as much as I would like it to. The texture is definitely thicker than an average body wash, and does require some extra attention to properly rinse off. Think of this as the Dairy Queen Blizzard of the body lotion world. You could leave the bottle upside down, and nothing would spill out.
This is a four step process, which seems intimidating, but it's really not. This is honestly just like a hair conditioner for your hair, but for your skin.
1. Use your normal shower product and rinse off.
2. Apply in Shower Body Milk on wet skin while still in the shower.
3. Rinse off Immediately.
4. Dry yourself, get dressed and go.
Seems easy enough, the same process as using the Lush Body Conditoner.
After using my body wash, I applied this to my skin, and I was happy with the texture. It felt nice and rich, and didn't immediately rinse off the skin. I usually left the Lush product on for a few minutes, however this product specifically says (twice) on the bottle to immedietly rinse. So I rinsed the product off (which took a little more effort than a regular body wash) and was left with absolutely no residue. The Lush product left me with an oily residue which caused water to actually bead off of my skin. I wasn't a huge fan of this feeling, but I did get used to it. When I got out of the shower, I dried off as per usual, and to be honest, I still felt the need to put a body lotion on. Being that this was the first time I used the product, I decided to resist the urge to apply lotion, and surprisingly I didn't scratch myself to death in my sleep (which usually happens if I totally skip any sort of body lotion!)
This did make my tub a little more slippery than usual. I would suggest a quick rinse of the tub after you're done using this. However, if you're using this product to save time, you probably won't have time to give the tub an extra rinse. So try to remember to be careful when jumping in the shower, to avoid any broken hips.
Overall,I feel like this product was simply okay. The price difference between this and the Lush Body Conditoner is extreme, but I can say I definitely prefer the Lush. If you are someone that can't stand the feel of residue on the skin, but want some help in the dry skin department, I would give this a try. If you are someone who loves the feeling of emollient products that truly moisturize and leave a feeling on the skin, I would splurge for the Lush Ro's Argan. I will definitely be finishing up this bottle, and I think I have decided that I will use this product in the Summer, when my skin isn't as dry, and pull out the Big Guns for the colder months, and splurge on the Lush.
Have you guys tried this product yet? Any feedback?
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