Have you ever tried using shaving cream as a body moisturizer?
No? Me neither. But I think it’s a lot like using Nivea Smooth Body Mousse. It has the same fluffy texture. The same colour. Same feel on the skin.
But Nivea Smooth Body Mousse is a little more hydrating. A little. As in, if you’ve got normal, oily or just slightly dry skin, this’ll be enough to keep it hydrated.
If you’ve got dry-as-the-Sahara-skin as yours truly, you need something way richer. Preferably something with Shea butter. That’s the only thing it works for me.
Sadly, Shea butter isn’t here. Instead, the mousse uses a big dollop of glycerin to draw moisture from the air into the skin and a small amount of mineral oil to seal it in.
On me, this combo works for up to 6 hours. Then, my skin gets thirsty all over again and I need to apply another dose. But as I doubt most of you have such dry skin as me, this’ll do fine for you.
The scent is very refreshing and the mousse melts quickly into your skin. It leaves no greasy residue behind so you can just put it on, get dressed and go.
I think this mousse is a nice idea. I just have no luck with body care (damn you, Sahara-like skin!).
Available at: £3.99 at Boots
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Isobutane, C15-19 Alkane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Alcohol Denat., Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone, Butane, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Parfum