Hello! It’s raining pretty much all day where I live and the humidity isn’t helping either. Don’t get me wrong I like rains when I don’t have to go outside and have no clothes to dry.
Anyway, today I’ll be reviewing a very lightweight and non-greasy body lotion from Nivea Aloe Hydration range which was launched a few months ago. Let’s head to the review to see how it worked!
Price: ₹210 for 200ml
I got it for ₹158 from Nykaa. Look out for discounts, they have them almost every week.
I can’t spot any paraben in there!
Nivea is NOT cruelty-free. They have stated it on their website that their products are sold in China where animal testing is compulsory by law.
Description & Product Claims
It’s getting pretty humid here so I wanted something that would hydrate my body, get absorbed quickly without being too heavy and this body lotion provided just that.
It comes in a white sturdy bottle and has a flip-open cap which is blue-coloured. The packaging is hygienic and travel-friendly. It is available in both smaller and bigger sizes so you can choose one, depending upon your requirement.
Texture & Smell
The lotion is white in colour and has a runny consistency. It is water based, very lightweight and has somewhat a thin creamy consistency. Has a very mild fragrance which is common in all Nivea products I feel. Nothing to bother about since it’s not overpowering and disappears after some time.
How does it work?
I apply it mostly once a day after the shower (twice if I have to take 2 showers) on my partially damp body. It is enriched with aloe vera and keeps skin refreshed. It gets absorbed very quickly and my skin feels very soft and hydrated.
I can go on without the need of reapplying it the entire day. But that’s the case in summers and rainy season. I don’t think this would be enough in winters, especially for me as my skin gets very dry at that time of the year.
Whenever I get out of the shower my body starts itching and I get a few red spots here and there. (Blame my city’s water, since I have used the most hydrating shower gels and it was still there, I’m telling you it’s not great for sensitive skin people).
I mostly used body butter to calm my skin but they can get pretty heavy and take time to get absorbed hence not the best choice during this season.
This body lotion calmed my skin, hydrated it without any greasy or heavy feeling. It blends into the skin and moisturizes instantly. It doesn’t feel sweaty at all throughout the day.
I don’t agree with the ’48-hour hydration’ claim and wouldn’t that wash off when you take a shower and why wouldn’t someone do that for 2 days straight especially in summers? This works fine for my normal to dry skin but if you have a very dry skin you might have to reapply.
Overall, I think it’s a good body lotion for the times when you don’t need excessive hydration. This is pretty great for summers and monsoons and is quite affordable.
I have a lot of stuff from Nivea and I didn’t know it wasn’t cruelty-free so I won’t be repurchasing this product. Will be working on my Nivea collection and try to use them up quickly.
I do love the brand though, wish it was cruelty-free.
But I still do find it a very good body lotion and currently enjoying using it. You can give it a try if being non-cruelty free isn’t a problem for you.
Do you have some recommendations for a cruelty-free body lotion that’s lightweight and affordable?
Leave in some suggestions 🙂