Friday, September 25, 2009

No Need to be ASHY!!!

Hi Y'all!!!  It's seriously fall here in CT :(....  Which means for me it's time to moisturize with a heavier body & face lotion.  I've mentioned in the past that my Holy Grail moisturizer is Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion with Aloe mixed with a little bit of Creamy Baby Oil.  I was running low and went to Wal-Mart to pick up some more and they didn't have any!! They probably did but they are renovating Wal-Mart here and they are moving everything around.  It's crazy, I dropped off an RX and went back to pick it up a few hours later and the pharmacy was gone!!!  Ok, not gone but moved.  Since I couldn't find my Gold Bond I decided to try something new. Nivea Body Essentially Enriched, Daily Lotion for Very Dry, Rough Skin.  The bottle claims to "Dramatically Improve Skin Condition over time. With Sea Minerals, Vitamin E & Almond Oil.

Ingredients Water, Mineral Oil, C13-16 Isoparaffin, Glycerin,
Isopropyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, PEG-40 Sorbitan Perisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil Sweet Almond*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Taurine, Sea Salt, Magnesium Sulfate, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate

(*Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil Sweet Almond 
I was pleasantly surprised!!!  The lotion is thick but still easy to pump and easy to rub onto my skin.  It does take a minute or so to absorb (probably because of the Almond Oil).  I usually shower at night and I don't need to reply in the morning or throughout the next day.  It doesn't really have a smell, I guess it smells like Nivea.....  I've noticed that my skin looks radiant & smoother!! I also like that I don't have to mix two products. I will buy this product again when I run out. It isn't to expensive either. I don't remember the exact price but it was in the range of $6-$8 for a 13.5oz bottle
I give this product ♥♥♥♥♥ 

Since I liked the body lotion so much I decided to try out the old school Nivea in the jar for my face which is drier during this time of the year.  I ran out of my MARK lotion and I'm trying not to order things until I move.

• Water
• Mineral Oil: emollient
• Petrolatum: occlusive
• Glycerin: humectant
• Microcrystalline Wax: commonly used thickening agent
• Lanolin Alcohol: emollient, very closely resembles your skin's natural oils
• Paraffin: occlusive
• Panthenol: humectant
• Magnesium Sulfate
• Decyl Oleate: emollient
• Octyldodecanol: emulsifier with emollient properties
• Aluminum Stearates: emulsifier
• Fragrance
• Citric Acid: used to adjust the pH
• Magnesium Stearate: thickening agent
• Methylchloroisothiazolinone: preservative
• Methylisothiazolinone: preservative

Ok, this stuff is THICK!!! Like really thick kinda like when you forget to take out butter to let it soften before spreading it on something...  I find that using thin layers & applying a little at a time works best.
 It absorbs quickly but you may look a little greasy for a minute or two.
A little goes a long way!
It kinda smells, like Nivea (lol, I can't describe it.  It smells more Nivea like than the body lotion.
If you have oily skin, DO NOT PUT THIS ON YOUR FACE.  You will turn into a shiny greasy hot mess!  I find that my nose is a little oily so I don't put this on my nose.
I do feel like my skin looks a little more radiant without makeup.  I'm not sure if I would buy this again.  I definatley would not use it in the summer.
Although the Creme is really thick it's great to use on extra dry parts like, elbows, hands, feet, & knees.
Price $5-$6
I give this product ♥♥♥♥

So there's no reason to be ashy! Put on lotion people! Be moisturized!

Luv Ya!
    Mean It!


8 ♥Say Something♥:

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Whew, chil'! I'm always buying I think Nivea's definitely a good brand. Haven't tried the Essentially Enriched, but will. Thanks for a detailed review!

Imee said...

fa'real! i'd rather look trashy than ashy! i'm always moisturized, even on the hottest day!

Askmewhats said...

I love the look of your blog so much :) :) :)

thanks for the review, your review is too cute and funny and useful :)

wuzzyangel said...

Haha!! Thanks for the reviews Popolo!! LOL At your RX going MIA!! Haha....!!

I hear good things about NIVEA body lotion. Never tried them though. But thanks for the warning on the face cream! I'm an oil not for me! LOL!

anne-nonymous said...

hey girly im baack. cant update much this wk cause i have to study for my broker's exam. i feel like im in college again. =x hope all is well.

anne laurice

Ethereal Prey said...

it is seriously fall in nyc too! girl I <3 nivea lotion! xpinkxx got me into that nivea lotion and I went to costco and bought 2 bottles! and it came with a free lipbalm! have you tried the origins body scrub yet?

DSK Steph said...

I wish I would have read your post before I went to the store today! I ended up buying Eucerin cream lotion lol

I'm always up to try something new though, i'll keep nivea in mind.

How are you doing girly? I haven't talked to you in forever!

Tammy said...

LOL I was going to do a similar post! I love Nivea products. Ashy is NOT cute.