I’m going to be writing about different kinds of body moisturisers today 🙂
Our skin will always need and be thankful for a bit of moisture, whether it’s against the harsh cold winds of Winter, or the dry heat of Summer – let’s also not forget about heating and air-conditioning that unfortunately, although necessary, reek havoc to our skin 😦 Whilst keeping hydrated in Summer and wrapping up well in Winter can help minimise the damage, there’s still always one more thing that needs to be done: moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
Body moisturiser – not a very exciting product… or is it? I came across these two products that seem to be relatively new and are different to the standard thick-cream-in-a-tub kind of thing. Introducing to you, Vaseline Spray and Go and Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser. The names of the products themselves are quite self-explanatory really: the former is a spray on, and the latter is used in the shower. Interesting 🙂
The Vaseline Spray and Go comes in a spray can at about 30g in weight. Up until now there are three different types: Total Moisture for very dry skin, Aloe Fresh for dryness associated with sunburn and Cocoa Radiant for dull, dry skin. Until now I have just tried the Cocoa Radiant one as I just love the smell of cocoa!
Use: Just like an ordinary body moisturiser that you would apply; best after you have taken a shower.
Scent: The smell is just incredible as I said before – it’s also very true to the product name.
Cost: As usual costs will vary. At my local supermarket this costs €8.33, which is about €2 more than the average of a good body moisturiser that you can find from a supermarket or pharmacy. A bit pricey but considering it lasted about 6 weeks of everyday use, once a day, I suppose it’s not too bad.
Verdict: It sprays on very lightly and a little goes a long way as it spreads very well and is instantly absorbed into the skin. Leaves your skin feeling extremely soft without any greasiness and smells great for quite some time. As it spreads so easily and is absorbed so quickly, I feel that this product does save me a lot of time if I am in a hurry. I have also noticed that I’ve been moisturising every morning before heading off to work, which is a definitely a first! Highly recommended! I’ll definitely be buying the others varieties.
The Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser comes in a squeeze bottle and is about 250ml in weight. Currently there are four varieties available; two in original scent for Normal Skin and Dry Skin and two different scented ones; Nourishing Cocoa and Pampering Honey. To go for a different scent than the previous mentioned moisturiser, I opted for Pampering Honey.
Use: Rinse, cleanse with your usual body soap, rinse, then whilst your skin is still wet, apply the moisturiser on your skin. Apply liberally all over your body, then rinse off.
NB. There is no need to leave the product on your skin for very long as it is immediately absorbed. This also does not lather up and does not replace your cleansing product. There is also no need to apply any further moisturiser once you have dried yourself.
Scent: Pampering Honey has a lovely smell. I wouldn’t say the honey is very strong, in fact, I was getting a hint of coconut for some reason! That being said it’s a great smell in my opinion and stays on for some time after you have dried up, however for not very long.
Cost: I came across this for about €5.60. Not a bad price, however I found that for best results, you need to apply quite a large amount of product to really reap the benefits, so for me, it did not last that long. I hadn’t used it everyday, but if I did I don’t think it would have lasted as long as my regular body moisturisers would have.
Verdict: Smells great and easy to apply. That being said, it does not really save too much time. You may not have to apply moisturiser once you come out of the shower but it is like you are taking two showers! I also really like to work it in to get as much as I can from it as I hate the feeling of just washing it of straight away (even though it says you can), and feel that a lot of product needs to be used for best results. Therefore, I don’t really think that I would be buying this very often, however I still would like to try another scent. A product to buy once in a while in my opinion.
What do you think of these two different kinds of body moisturisers? Better than the regular kind, or not really? I’d love to hear what you’ve got to say 🙂
Prefer thicker body moisturisers?