Monday, April 09, 2012

Product Review: Nivea Sensual Beauty Shower Cream Oil

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Nivea
Name: Sensual Beauty Shower Cream Oil
Size: 17 fl oz / 500 ml
Price:  approx. $7 CAD

What it says on their web site:
This creme oil shower with rich Shea Oil and the sensual scent of Vanilla Blossom leaves your skin with a long-lasting velvety feeling. Indulge yourself in a sensual shower experience. This moisturizing shower cream oil formula enriched with Shea Oil lathers into a fine, creamy foam that leaves your skin with a long-lasting velvety soft feeling. Let the delightful scent of vanilla blossom gently envelop your senses.

- pH skin-balanced
- Dermatologically approved
- Hydra IQ moisture technology for a soft skin feeling

To Purr About:
- lathers up very well
- smooth creamy texture is nice
- leaves skin feeling very moisturized and clean
- didn’t irritate my super sensitive skin
- a little product goes a long way
- kept itchy skin at bay
- affordable price

Claws Out:
- scent is a little too sweet for me

Final Comments:
I picked up Nivea’s Sensual Beauty Shower Cream Oil recently since it was on sale. I’ve always heard great things about Nivea’s body creams and was interested how their shower cream oil would fare.

My first impression when I squeezed this product out was the creamy texture and its sweet smell. It lathers up very well and just a little product goes a long way, so you use less product each wash. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized and clean. In addition, it doesn’t irritate my super sensitive skin and I haven’t had any major issues with skin itchiness (which I’m quite prone to) while I’ve been using it.

I’m very pleased with this product. The only con I found was the scent was a little too sweet for my liking, which means I’ll pick the less sweet sounding shower cream by Nivea next time.

Rating (out of 5):

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Suziesaurus

Monday, April 02, 2012

Product Review: Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Herbal Essences
Name: Touchably Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner
Size: 300 ml
Price: approx. $4.99 CAD each

What it says on their web site:
Wild hair? We’ll help you tame it. Our formula, a fusion of pink lily and Asian silk, leaves you smooth, silky hair in one shower. guaranteed. Use our shampoo, conditioner, or 2-in-1 with built-in soothing serum to enjoy sleek, smooth hair

- leaves hair feeling clean
- hair is smooth
- pleasant floral scent that isn’t too overpowering
- lathered up well
- affordable price
- isn’t too heavy/oily
- comes in a 2-in-1 version
- bottles can be stood on their tops or bottoms and are easily distinguishable

To Purr About:
- convenient pump dispenser
- nice clean scent that isn’t too strong
- leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed
- doesn’t dry out skin
- doesn’t irritate my super sensitive skin
- affordable

Claws Out:
- hair isn’t as smooth as other smoothing shampoos/conditioners have left it

Final Comments:
I’ve been using a smoothing shampoo and conditioner for the last couple of years now and although I’m pretty happy with it, I’m always on the look-out for other alternatives for variety and to save some money. I’ve used Herbal Essences products in the past before and enjoyed them, so I was interested in trying their smoothing line to see if it would be a good substitute for my current favorite when I have to tighten my purse strings.

Firstly, I love the bottles which can be stood up on their bottoms or tops. They are easily distinguished between each other making it easy to tell which one is the shampoo and which one is the conditioner when you go to reach for them in the shower. This may seem silly to most people, but seeing as my eyesight is quite horrible it is definitely a plus for me.

On to the product – I am really enjoying the pleasant (but not too strong) floral scent. It is really nice and doesn’t linger too long after my hair wash. Both shampoo and conditioner lather up well and wash out easily leaving my hair feeling clean and fresh. They don’t leave my hair feeling as smooth or as soft as I’ve expereinced with other smoothing products, but on the positive side of that - they aren’t too heavy or oily, which is nice as my hair doesn’t feel as oily the next day. My hair is acceptably smooth and controlled after using this product.

In conclusion, I definitely think this is a great product for the price. I’m happy with the way it makes my hair looks and I’m looking forward to trying the 2-in-1 version of this product (anything to save time, right?)

Rating (out of 5):

Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten
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