Neutrogena Body Oil Review

Moisturizing my skin is such a chore for me, sometimes I get so exhausted!!! But no matter how boring the process is, I try to keep up with it as much as possible. This also pushes me to keep on trying new products, and this time I ended up picking up Neutrogena Body Oil. When I spotted this Neutrogena body oil in NewU, it took me back to days when I used Johnson&Johnson baby oil for my skin. So I decided to give this oil a try.

Price: INR 499 for 250 ml

Shelf Life: 36 months

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Product Description:

Experience Neutrogena Body Oil. Its light sesame formula glides on easy to moisturize dry skin. It’s so sheer it vanishes into shower-damp skin leaving it soft and silky,with a radiant, healthy glow. No moisturizer can touch this experience.

Directions for use:

After Shower or bath: While skin is damp,smooth on a few drops to help seal in moisture. Let your body dry naturally, or simply pat dry with towel.

In the Bath: Add to water and soften your skin while you bathe.”

The Neutrogena Bath Oil comes in their standard packing, transparent plastic bottle with black cap.The oil is light yellow in color. The oil has a strong smell, which some may find pleasant, though it is slightly overpowering and artificial for me. But luckily, the smell is not that strong on skin and mellows down after application on skin.

IMG_1413The formula of the oil is amazingly light. It is a sesame seed oil based formula, something which I have never come across before. It is very easy to work with, and gets absorbed in the skin in the matter of seconds. i use it on slightly damp skin, and it gets absorbed without leaving any greasy feeling. Immediately after application, skin feels soft and hydrated. I tried it on towel dried skin as well, and it got absorbed in skin like a dream! It keeps skin hydrated for couple of hours on its own, and for a very long time if followed by a moisturizer. In summer, it might be able to sustain on its own.

The application is so much easier than those in-shower body moisturizers, as you don’t need to wash them off and this one hydrates much better. I tried it on my skin couple of hours after a shower, and it hydrated my skin equally well. There was no greasy feeling, though it left a shine on the skin. But the shine was not like the one you get with other oils, it was much less intense. I am really enjoying using this oil, and I am so happy that I gave it a try.

Rating:4/5 ( the fragrance is too artificial for my liking)

Will I recommend Neutrogena Body Oil to others???

Yes!!! If you are looking for in-shower hydrating options, this one is a great one to try. The only suggestion is to check the smell before buying so that you don’t find it overpowering later on.

Have you tried the Neutrogena Body Oil??? Which one is you favorite body oil if not this one???

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Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser Review

Hope every one had a fun weekend. I am back with another review, and this time it is for Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser for dry skin. One of the major trouble for the dry skinned beauties is to keep their hydrated, so that it does not end up looking scaly and rough. I have very dry skin in winters, and since I am lazy, I keep on looking for easier methods for hydrating my body. This is when I bought this body conditioner from Nivea, and let me share my experience.

Price: INR 250 for 250 ml

Shelf Life: 30 months from date of manufacturing

IMG_0949Directions for use:

Use your normal soap/body wash and rinse off

Apply NIVEA’s In-Shower Body Moisturiser on wet skin while still in the shower

Leave it on for 2 minutes and then rinse off

Dry yourself, and get dressed immediately. Leaves no residues in towels

The Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser comes packed in a blue tube packaging, with a flip cap. The packaging is quite sturdy, but as is the case with tube packaging, it is hard to get the body conditioner out when you reach towards the end. The body conditioner is white is color, and thick in consistency, and has a smell that is some what chemical in nature. The smell stays on body for a while, but the smell could be troublesome for people with sensitive nose.

I use the body conditioner as directed. Firstly, I find that it is hard to wash off. I keep on getting a slippery feeling even when I have washed off many times, and the feeling is relieved only when I towel dry my skin. Secondly, as mentioned on the product itself, it tends to make the floor slippery, and you have to be careful to wash off the floor well.

Now coming to the hydrating part, I started using it before the winters, and it did moisturize my skin. But if I did not follow it up with a body moisturiser, it started to feel dry after 2-3 hours. Not impressed! In winters though, it performed even worse and I had to religiously follow it up with a body moisturizer. All it did for me that it provided a healthy sheen to the skin for sometime but nothing much.

I did not enjoy using the product that much. It might be hydrating enough for normal skin, but not for dry skin. If I have to follow up with a moisturizer after using it, then there is no point for me to add an extra step in shower.

In my opinion, try this only if you have normal skin, and find out if it works out for you. I think dry skin beauties can invest in something better than this one.

Rating: 2.5/5

Will I repurchase or recommend Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser to others????

I will not repurchase it, and will recommend it only to people with normal skin, and see if that works for them.

Have any one of you tried Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser??? If yes, please share how it worked out for you.

 

 

Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love Body Butter Review

I was not planning to blog today. The cold weather got the better of me, and I am having a sore throat and fever since last night. But since I am feeling a little better now, I thought…. why not???

I have been using Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love Deep Softening Body Butter for a week now. As I have already mentioned in my earlier blog here , it is a gift from Australia. Unfortunately, that is the reason I don’t know the exact price of this one. But I have been looking it up online, and it is available for INR 999 at Flipkart and somewhere around INR 2500 at Amazon!!!

VS Body ButterThe one that I have is White Cotton & Pink Lilydeep softening body butter.It is packed in a pink plastic tub container with a golden plastic lid. Now the consistency of this body butter is something that I have never come across earlier. It is pale pink in color, and has a jelly like consistency to touch. It resists your attempt to go deeper in the pot, so you end up using the product from the top layers only. Quite interesting to me!

The body butter is easy to spread, and gets absorbed quickly in the skin. Though it leaves a slight shine on the skin, it is not one of those look-i-have-oil-on-my-skin kinds. It is more of look-i-have-glowing-skin kinds! And I like that a lot. The only problem I face is applying it on the back, because I find it hard to apply there due to its thick consistency. But to solve that problem, I just warm up the body butter in between my fingers a little bit and it is good to go.

This body butter moisturizes my skin well, but not upto 24 hours like the Jergens Ultra Healing does. That said, it is still an amazing product, especially for normal skin in the winter. I will have to see how it works out in the summers for me, but I have high hopes given it’s current performance on my dehydrated skin.

The only con that I can find is the smell, which I don’t enjoy that much, but I know that’s just me!!! It reminds me of Vaseline body lotion which I didn’t enjoy, so that could be the reason for my disliking.

In my opinion, this is a wonderful product from Victoria’s Secret, and though it is not readily available in India, you should definitely try it out if you can get your hands on it!

Flawed or Fab???

Fab

Rating: 3/5

Will I repurchase the Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love Body Butter???

Probably no, and that’s just because of the smell and nothing else. I will love to try out other body butters from VS for sure! You listening bro and sis-in-law??? 🙂

Jergens Ultra Healing For Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

I am back from my brother’s wedding after almost a week. It was such a fun trip with the complete family and relatives that I am already missing being there. Wish I could have been there for a longer time!

Anyways,today I am going to review a product that I have been meaning to try for a long time, but somehow did not manage to do. I have dry skin on my face and super dry skin on my body. Especially the skin on my legs and back tends to get very dry in winters. But lately as the winters started approaching, my skin got drier and drier, thanks to my carelessness to moisturize my body regularly.

So when the things got so bad that my legs started getting a white cast all over, and every now and then I started getting itchy skin, I decided to get into serious mode. I started using Vaseline body lotion as well as Neutrogena Norwegian Formula but it did nothing for my super dehydrated skin. That is when I ordered this product in sheer desperation. I had used some other variant of Jergens years back, but did not enjoy it very much, but I still wanted to try this one.

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I have been using this moisturizer once every day for last 2 weeks, and I am ready to review it. During the first 2 or 3 days, my skin drank this lotion greedily. No matter how much I applied, my skin used to soak it up completely. Not only this, my skin used to get dry after 10-12 hours of application. But after the initial phase, my skin started getting better and I now need way less quantity than I used to. And it keeps my skin hydrated for almost 24 hours now. Not only is it great at hydration, it has made my skin super soft.Amazing stuff!!!! And did I mention this stuff smells heavenly????

I am totally in love with this body lotion and I think I am going to use it for a long time. Although the weather is not too harsh right now, but I would love to see how it performs during the extreme cold weather.

All said and done, in my opinion, this is an excellent body lotion. Any one struggling with dry body skin should give it a try. A big thumbs up to Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion from my side.

Price: INR 339 for 436 ml (Don’t remember exact price and may vary site to site)

Rating: 5/5 (Might be less effective in harsh winter, but as of now it is working great)