22 May, 2015

Review: NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion Cocoa Indulging

Oh hello, before I get into my NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion review NIVEA have requested I share some statistics on beauty shortcuts that savvy Australian women (and women worldwide I'm sure!) are employing to squeeze more into their day...

 "A new study by NIVEA In-Shower found that the majority of Australian women don’t have enough time to care for their skin the way they’d like to, with nearly three quarters (74%) of the female population saying they want more time to take care of their skin.  Motivated to overcome this, 78% of Aussie women are creating shortcuts to maintain the beauty regime - from skin and body care to hair. The research proved this is working by allowing women to squeeze in more. These shortcuts help save the average Australian woman just over eight minutes a day, nearly an hour per week or a full weekend per year. But what is really driving their desire to create and use beauty shortcuts?

Easing stress in the morning proved to be the number one reason for using savvy innovations (46% of women), with a quarter of women (26%) just wanting more time to snooze. However, the research also revealed that almost one out of every two women (45%) are introducing these products or techniques simply because they want to feel better about the way they look or feel in general.

Top beauty and wellness hacks:
1. Packing bags out night before - 76%
2. Putting work clothes out night before - 51%
3. Using double duty products - 39%
4. Brushing teeth in the shower - 34%
5. Hairstyling the night before - 18%

Top beauty hackers most likely to use at least one beauty shortcut:
1. Millenials - 92%
2. New mums (kids aged under 4) - 87%
3. Gen Y - 86%
4. Mums (kids aged 5-12) - 81%
5. Women with partners - 78%

This means women are demanding beauty products that can keep up with their hectic schedules and help put more beauty care into their day. More than half of all Aussie women (53%) use beauty products that last longer, while almost half (49%) said they use products that multitask. With 50% saying they wished they had more time to take care of their body skin, recent beauty innovations like NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion are working to meet this demand."

Which brings me to...

NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion Cocoa Indulging (250ml)

NIVEA says this in-shower body lotion is their first "skin conditioner" which can actually be applied in the shower to wet skin, eradicating the time spent waiting for sticky moisturiser to dry. Taking just seconds to apply, the product ensures smooth and residue free skin in the time it takes you to rinse off, allowing you to squeeze more care into your day while you take a shower.

I'm sounding a bit like a broken record but I'm a typically time poor person as I juggle with full time work commitments, family responsibilities, trying to keep fit and trying to keep on track with life in general - like a lot of people I know!  This means I'll jump on board and try any reasonable sounding time saving beauty hack.

My Impressions:
As you can see below this body lotion has a good thick consistency so it doesn't run off my wet skin before I can rub it in. The Cocoa Indulging scent is a subtle, natural Cacao, combined with that hint of classic NIVEA.

After using and rinsing off my usual body cleansing products, I turn off the shower for a few seconds while I squeeze out and slather a generous amount of NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion all over my wet skin from neck to toe.  Then all I have to do is turn the water back on and quickly rinse off - I don't feel greasy at all, just a little hint of a moisturising 'film' coating the skin. All I have to do is towel dry and the whole body moisturising process is done so I can get dressed immediately afterwards.

I found the cocoa scent is more of an in-shower sensory pleasure and it doesn't linger on the skin after drying off so I can wear any fragrance without fear of clashing.  In terms of the all important moisturising properties I've found this product has worked surprisingly well at staving off the usual dryness (and itchiness) I suffer in winter and it has definitely simplified my weekday body moisturising routine as I don't have to waste any time at all trying to get product to absorb.


I was a bit unsure as to whether a rinse-off moisturiser would actually work and be effective at moisturising my body but it does, much like a hair conditioner does for my hair!  I will definitely be purchasing another In-Shower Body Lotion in a larger size once this bottle runs out.

NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion range is available now at the following recommended retail prices:

  •       $7.99 for In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner (400ml)
  •       $7.99 for In-Shower Smooth Body Lotion Skin Conditioner (400ml)
  •       $6.50 for In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner Cocoa Indulging (250ml)
  •       $6.50 for In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner Honey Indulging (250ml) 

Aqua, Cera Microcristillina, Parafinnum Liquidum, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Parfum, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Sine Adipe Lac, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Coumarin, Benzyl Alcohol.

 (This  product was provided for my consideration.  All comments and opinions are my own.)


  1. Replies
    1. I love how easy it is! Such a revelation for me :)

  2. I have this and love it! I'm not a huge body moisturizer fan, so for me this woks great!

    1. Aargh! Products that take minutes to absorb are the bane of my life so this is perfect for me!

  3. We got a Nivea shower soap and I didn't like it very much, so I think I'm a bit wary about their shower stuff now, lol! But this does sound like a time saver!

    1. It's literally like using conditioner! Apply and rinse - I'm hooked! Lol

  4. I haven't tried this version of it, only the first plain release. I've been using a Lush in shower conditioner and love it, this one is much more affordable for every day though :)

    1. Yeah affordability is a good point because I don't want to skimp on product when I use it either!

  5. Anything that will save me some time is worth a try! I just need to get my head around the fact that you rinse it off afterwards rather than it fully absorbing in - I guess I do the same with my hair conditioners and they work!

    Also, just to let you know, I host a makeup and beauty link up party called Monday Makeup Madness each Monday through to Wednesday night on my blog. You are most welcome to join in. You can link up an old or new post if you like :)

    1. If you think of hair conditioner then this product works on the same principle!

      I will definitely check out your Monday Makeup Madness - thanks for the invite! :-)

  6. I really wanna try this. So good that we have this concept now in drugstore. I have just started trying the Almond Shower Oil which is a bit similar to this concept and quite like it ..

    1. I actually just bought a backup in the larger sized bottle for dry skin!

  7. LOVE in-shower moisturizers! I have one from Nivea in my shower as we speak. It works SO well and is DIVINE in the summer months when the last thing you want to do is apply lotion after stepping out of a humid shower room.

    1. I'm completely sold on these too! I've bought the larger size bottle in the dry skin formula so I don't have to worry about running out of supply for a while now!


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