It's 2 am as I'm writing this. I am starting this week with a feeling of anticipation, mixed with a healthy dose of dread - I'm going to need a lot of patience and energy to get through it! Today, Monday, is going to be dedicated to meetings so I need to finish my tasks as early as humanly possible!
So anyway, let's talk about moisturizers (again). Body moisturizers don't need to do a lot of things to impress me. I just require three things: that it moisturizes, feels comfortable, and smells good but not overwhelming. One product that I am loving right now is the Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion because it delivers these three requirements exceptionally well. I am pleasantly surprised because it's unlike the other Nivea lotions I've tried before!
Texture and feel. The Nivea Express Hydration is, hands down, the lightest body lotion I've tried to date. It's watery and absorbs almost immediately on skin without any sticky or greasy residue. It doesn't feel "thick" even when it's super hot and I'm all sweaty. Plus plus plus points - I can't stand greasy lotion.
You'll remember that I liked the Nivea UV Protection Body Lotion because of its lightness compared to other Nivea lotions. Well, the Express Hydration is considerably lighter than UV Protection!
Fluffy, watery texture
No streaks, gets absorbed by skin like a boss
Scent. Express Hydration has the soft, powdery scent that Nivea is well-known for. This time though, the scent is more toned down. It doesn't stick to the skin which is how I prefer it. I like wearing perfume so I don't appreciate heavily scented body lotions (unless I love the scent and would like it to replace perfume). So yeah, love the faint scent of EH!
Moisturizing powers. I don't have dry skin so I can't really tell if it is "expressly hydrated" just by using this product. It moisturizes just like any other moisturizer I've tried before.
Price. You can get this at any drugstore for as cheap as P26/ 75 ml. Biggest bottle is only P220/ 400ml.
Verdict. I seriously love it! I'm really happy that Nivea came out with a super light, fast-absorbing body lotion that smells nice. The Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion is now my daily go-to moisturizer. I recommend this to everyone who likes watery body lotion that doesn't feel icky when it gets hot. ;)
More product info here, plus info on the technology of how the Nivea Express Hydration lotion works.