A few days ago, sweet Iliada from beautylicious offered to send me a Nivea body lotion from the new Pure & Natural line and of course I was super excited! Thanks a lot Iliada!!
I don't know if you have heard but Nivea is currently celebrating 100 years!! Yep, a whole century has passed since the first Nivea cream was made. The company, the formulas and the products have changed a lot since then. Even the tin of the classic Nivea cream has changed though the century.
For more information you can browse through the company's history: Nivea's history. I love all the retro advertisements, check them out!!
Ok, back to present. So, this new line is supposed to be 95% natural ingredients, no parabens, silicons, artificial colour and mineral oils! Sounds amazing, right? Let's see...
It comes in a white opaque plastic bottle that holds 250ml of product. I like the shape of the bottle, it's pretty and easier to hold than the regular shaped ones.
Click the picture to see it larger. You can easily see the ingredients in the back of the bottle. I can't understand every single word but I see that there's no parabens or mineral oils. Good job Nivea! :D
The actual product
ColourIt's a white lotion. No shimmers in it.
FeelingIn the top part of the bottle, there is a sticker that claims "Light feeling". I was really happy to discover that it's actually the truth! The lotion is lightweight and easily absorbed. But it does moisturize, you can feel it. You don't need a lot of product, a little goes a long way. Keep in mind that there's also a "very dry skin" option of this body lotion, I guess this one is a little heavier but I haven't tried it so I can't tell for sure.
Smell/TasteIt has a light smell which I can't describe and I'm so frustrated because I usually can describe scents! It's not floral or sweet or fruity, it's not soapy or anything. It may be the argan oil smell, I don't know. Anyway, it's there but it's light and is gone in an hour or so, so don't worry too much about it. Btw, I do like it.
Last but not leastAs stated here Nivea is against animal testing but the company is not in the PETA list.
Summary: 5/5It's a really nice try from a big company to go more natural. The body lotion itself is great, I want to try more products from this line! I know that many of you are searching for parabens-free products so I'm sure you'll like it!
Where can you find it-Cost- http://www.nivea.gr
- It costs about 6.50€ in my nearest beauty store (Hondos Center).
Iliada sent me 2 more goodies, the Max Factor smoky eye effect eyeshadow in a purple/olive combination and the L'oreal 6h glam shine lipgloss in a lovely coral with fuchsia shimmers colour.
Thank you so much Iliada!! Please, check out her blog, it's lovely and she always hosts great giveaways!!
So, tell me, have you tried this lotion? Are you generally a fan of Nivea body products? I like Nivea deodorants, I've been using them for many years. Are you searching for more natural, paraben-free products?
Disclaimer: The product was provided by Iliada from http://www.beautylicious.gr. Nobody pays me to use and review the product. This is my honest opinion.