Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Product Review: Nivea Intensive Body Milk



At a Glance:
Price: RM6.70 (approx. US$1.80)
Website: Nivea.com.my
Weight: 75ml
Made in: Thailand
Likes: Absorbs quickly with no sticky feel, cheap, easily available
Gripes: Contains denatured alcohol, could be more moisturizing
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 3 Stars!! Not too bad, but won't repurchase because of the alcohol in it!

Ingredients:


Product Description:

For skin that looks and feels great all day long. Skin compatibility dermatologically proven.


Actual Product Pic:



Texture & Scent:


This lotion is quite runny, so it spreads unto your skin quite well! This gives a cooling sensation once applied (hint: alcohol), and the lotion sinks in really quickly which is nice. This smells like the other lotions from this range... powdery and soft - it's quite comforting actually! haha!! :D

Packaging:


I bought the smallest bottle which is the 75ml one with a flip top cap! There's another bigger one which contains 400ml and it comes with a pump.

The dispensing hole:



Time Test:
This lotion sinks in quickly, but i find that i have to reapply after a few hours!

Price & Availability:
This lotion is priced at RM6.70 which i think is pretty affordable! The 400ml pump version is priced at RM23.60. This lotion should be available at most Guardian / Watsons outlets and your local supermarket! :)

Usage:
Since this absorbs quickly, it's perfect to use in the mornings when you're in a hurry! :D


My $0.02:

I was in the mood to try something new when i came across this product in Watsons!! The "Intensive" word probably sold me instantly (until i forgot to check the ingredient list!!) because my legs were all dry and itchy at that time (Rosken running low... lol!! :P).

The moment i put this lotion on, i realised i made a mistake in buying this product! This gives a cooling sensation on the skin which usually means it contains alcohol! Probably because of that, this lotion sinks in really quickly, making this ideal to use when you're in a hurry and but need some body lotion before putting on your clothes! lol!! :D

Despite it being labeled "Intensive" and for dry to very dry skin, i find that this didn't help my scaly dry legs much. Sure, it did curb the itchiness, but my legs were still dry and scaly after i finished the bottle! On other parts of my body (like my arms) which are not dry, this performs nicely to soften skin and keep it moisturized!

So to summarize, while i love how affordable this lotion is, i won't be repurchasing because 1. it contains alcohol (which is a no-no for my skin) and 2. i wished it was more moisturizing! I much prefer the Extra Whitening one!


Credits: Product photo from Nivea.com

9 comments:

  1. if it didn't help your scaly legs, it won't work for me too! thanks for your review!

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  2. Yup... sadly that is the case!!! I'm sticking to Rosken!! hehe!! :D

    You're welcome! :D

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  3. Thanks for the review. I'm sorry it didn't work for you. I have dry skin so I'll pass on this. But I can't believe that, considering the high concentratin of alcohol it contains, this is marketed as a lotion for very dry skin. Alcohol dries skin even more! That's definitely an ingredient to avoid if you have dry skin but sadly it seems live Nivea loves to add it in most of their products. :(

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  4. gio: yeah!! I'm surprised at that too!! I'm quite bummed actually, as i quite like their lotions generally!

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    1. ALCOHOL DOESN'T DRY OUT YOUR SKIN. :)
      Check this page:
      http://www.zaega.com/beauty-myth-alcohol-dries-out-and-damages-your-hair-and-your-skin.html

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  5. my sister has been a fan of nivea for about 6 years and about 6 years ago she had a surgery on her arm to remove some lump. Since then, she started using nivea, and her scar is REALLY reduce a lot now! Thanks to nivea i guess.

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  6. Wow... that's really great!!! :D

    I also kinda like Nivea lotions! Cheap and good!! (except this one la... hahaha!! :P)

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  7. hello.. (^_^)
    i'm recently using this and it worked for me...

    I was wondering how your regimen is?

    Even how intensive or nourishing the product could be it won't be effective without taking proper bathing and moisturizing for dry skin (take only short baths not more than 5-10 minutes, then apply moisturizers immediately within 3 minutes of bathing)
    this regimen was advised by a doctor when I was lately diagnosed to have very dry skin that is leading to eczema (i actually never thought that I have sensitive skin then)

    The doctor actually recommended me to use JERGENS Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer and DOVE Soap Extra Sensitive, which I did follow. When i was finished with it and saw NIVEA Intensive body milk was on sale, I just give it a try and it worked. But sooner I'd be repurchasing more on Jergens since its less expensive.

    For further information on Guide to Bathing & Moisturizing for Eczema and Sensitive Skin here is the link:
    http://www.easeeczema.org/erc/bathing_and_mosturizing.htm

    hope this could help... (^_^)

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  8. ALCOHOL DOESN'T DRY OUT YOUR SKIN. :)
    Check this page:
    http://www.zaega.com/beauty-myth-alcohol-dries-out-and-damages-your-hair-and-your-skin.html

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