Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Cream Review

Pricing: A 250ml tub retails at INR 275. So, I’d say the pricing is fair.

Fragrance: This cream smells pleasant and sweet just like sweetened cocoa butter. I really love the smell. Unfortunately, it’s not long lasting.

Physical Attributes: This cream is white in colour and is packed in a screwtop plastic jar which makes accessibility very easy and ensures zero wastage of product. But it is true, tubes have better hygiene and are easier to carry around. But, I prefer tubs and jars unless I’m buying a product exclusively for travel.

Ingredients: Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Alcohol Denat., Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Cocoglycerides, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, BHT.

Claims:

  • Intensive nourishing cream that provides moisture for up to 48 hours.
  • It features a non-sticky formula that intensively nourishes for irresistibly soft skin.
  • Enriched with cocoa butter and vitamin E to deliver deep and long lasting hydration.
  • Leaves your skin delectably fragranced with the soothing scent of sweet cocoa.

Experience: Let’s examine those claims now, shall we?

  • It provides intense nourishment and moisture for sure.
  • Skin becomes soft and supple.
  • It is not overtly greasy like body butters and oils but it is not too mild like gels and lotions. It is somewhere in between but tilts more towards the greasy end of the spectrum. That’s great in my books because that translates to more nourishment and moisture.
  • Although it provides intense moisture, it is easy to apply just like a light cream.
  • It’s for people who have dry skin but dont want to deal with the trouble of applying a butter or oil that is a task to apply.
  • It is not sticky or tacky.
  • It is easily available.
  • That’s a lot of product in a big jar so it should last you a while even if you have parched skin and use moisturizers a lot, the quantity is great.
  • It’s not for people who are used to body gels and yogurts or even light lotions because this one is on the heavier side.
  • It’s great for night use just before bed. But it may be a bit too much for day use or to go to work with.
Made in Poland. This is an imported product

Verdict: I am extremely pleased with this body cream and definitely see myself repurchasing this over and over and over again especially considering the value-for-money aspect. This has become one of my favourite skincare items now.

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9 Comments

  1. It was very interesting to see the different categories of moisturizer that you listed in your Nykaa review, I used to think they were all the same.
    Before these last dozen years, I never thought of the importance of body lotions. Now though, I apply a moistruizer all over my wife’s body after giving her her bath. I think it not only smooths and softens but I wonder if it is actually good for people who are confined to a bed keep their skin stronger by the moist elasticity lotion seems to give. Anecdotally I have seen this, but not sure if it is true, after all, she doesn’t yet have old person’s skin.
    I wondered if for older people, those at risk of bed sores, would they be helped by a body moisturizing regimen added to their bathing system. I know good nutrition and frequent repositioning are the two most important and effective things to prevent bed sores, but beyond a certain age, their skin seems to get thinner, more papery, and so I was curious about this idea of moisturizing in order to strengthen an elder person’s skin by enhancing the elasticity.
    I apologize that this is so off topic, but I would be interested in your considered opinion if you wish to share it.

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    1. Hi gldn2th,
      I’m really sorry to hear about your wife’s situation. You’re a good man. I pray God showers you two with His grace in abundance.
      I didn’t care too much about skincare and moisturizers earlier too until a few years ago. I wish I’d started earlier. I believe it’s true. I have read about it and it makes sense to me theoretically. Moisturizing does form somewhat of a protective barrier over the skin preventing tears and cuts due to dryness. It also helps to keep the skin hydrated (outermost layers). It maintains the elasticity of skin and depending on the ingredients moisturizes from within by not just preventing loss of moisture into the atmosphere. It’s definitely not off topic. My granddad was bed ridden for many years and repositioning him was extremely painful so not possible too often …but yes that was done and he got oil massages which not only helped with the bed sores but also gets blood circulation going and relieves sore muscles to a small extent. I think in case of an elder person especially, the act of very gently rubbing the lotion into the skin and body would really help. But I can’t say for certain gldn2th, because that’s not really my area of expertise. I do hope it helps. And do let me know if you get some more information on this. I’d really like to know. I hope all goes well with you. Have a blessed evening. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’πŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌ

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  2. Thank you for a well reasoned reply, I was thinking along the same lines of logic, (just another piece of datum proving the theory “Great Minds Think Alike”). I hadn’t considered massaging with oil to improve blood flow, that is and excellent point. I think I do that as I scrub each area as I give my wife her sponge bath, dry, and then apply lotion. Sometimes, if I am a little heavy handed, she exclaims “I am not a sink to be scrubbed!” Now I can add to my usual reply of needing to exfoliate, that I am improving circulation. I won’t “blame” you, but I will give you credit when I tell her “I read it online.”
    But really, it was her father that made me think the moisturied skin idea. About 2 1/2 years ago, he was no longer able to walk. He started getting pressure sores on his feet and backside. He then went (exactly 2 years ago this week, which is why I suppose the idea popped front and center to my brain) into the nursing home, presumably to get those healed. My mother inlaw couldn’t take care of him any longer, and he ended up staying until his passing, this past New’s Eve. Now, just a couple short weeks ago, my wife’s mother has entered the nursing home. It is a tough time for the elderly when they reach that point. More than for herself, my wife wishes she were healed in order to help them in their last years.
    As to some of your other kind remarks, thank you for them, but sadly, I shudder with fear to admit to you, there are many here who think me a grizzly bear instead of a nice man, no matter my vehement protestations that I am a Panda Bear.
    God has always showered us with His grace, I just wasn’t always paying attention. I am one of those I referenced in another post who was intimidated by the bible. I saw a big book, a couple thousand pages, NO pictures, and the word Holy on the front cover, and I was afraid to open it up. It was why I loved the engaging language in your poems.
    After my wife finished all her treatments, and nothing more humanly could be done, an old friend of her’s mentioned a particular pastor of a church who knew healing. When you are in a position like she was in, you cling to any hope. He came, showed us the passages, told us to claim them, and wait for healing. After a time, though never explicit in their words, the implication was, her (our) faith was not strong enough to allow His healing. This made my angry. In a situation like that, people are desperate to believe and cling to that hope with all their heart and soul, and we were no different. Then We started to see for ourselves what the Bible actually said. I read it aloud to her. We started with the passages given, reading them in context, not just the parts of sentences highlighted to us. It was a real eye opener for both of us. Since then, we started reading cover to cover, and have been amazed. We still read it each morning for about an hour or so, it takes 8-9 months to read the whole thing. We have 3 different translations, 2 we had gifted to us when we were married (had to be dug out a closet I am sad to admit), the other a newer translation.
    After getting over the initial fear, it is actually a very good book that we enjoy and learn from it constantly. I even try to read in character. I have to catch myself though, when I think I am starting to sound like Charlton Heston when he was the voice of God in the burning bush in the movie “The Ten Commandments”
    I apologize for the length, but you are very appreciated, and I thank you for all you do.

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    1. Great minds do think alike πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ€©
      Oh yes, exfoliating helps increase circulation too.
      I’m so sorry to hear about your father-in-law’s passing and also about your mother-in-law’s condition. It must be a very painfully helpless feeling for her. It is sad.πŸ’πŸ§ΈπŸ’πŸ§Έ

      Hahaaaaa…..grizzly to panda….lol….
      I’m so glad you wrote these lines gldn2th. It tells me so much about you and I’m able to connect on a better level now. What would you like to be addressed as henceforth?
      I feel so happy that you find my poems engaging….you know I started writing poetry about a year ago. I never had any interest in poetry or reading. I never read any book apart from my school books and work manuals. I hated it actually. I never thought I could write poetry….not even in my wildest dreams. I always thought that was for intellectuals….not people like me. I feel intimidated and scared at times to reply to compliments or just replies because I feel incompetent to answer. I don”t know how I write….but somehow I do. I have been an extremely forgetful person since the beginning and maintaining a proper sequence of events or narrating anything in the proper order is almost impossible for me. But there have been moments where I doze off writing at night. Wake up with no knowledge or state of knowing what is already written or my chain of thoughts. But I keep dozing and waking and writing for few minutes in my groggy sleepy state and doing that in cycles all through the night….I don’t know how I write at times…but it just happens…
      Wowwwwwwwwwwwww 8-9months….that’s amazing….you must be reading a lot in a day….I hope to finish the gospels in my lifetime….πŸ€©πŸŽ€πŸ€©….
      Reading in character must be fun….you should probably share those videos on YouTube. I’m sure you’ll be a blessing to the multitude.
      I completely relate to what you’re saying. I began my journey of seeking Jesus during ordeals….the worse the situation….the more I clung to him. I believe He’s teaching me …..I’m such a playful person….i wouldn’t care to learn otherwise….Jesus knows what works best with me. I find it difficult to accept at times but then He finds a way to draw me back….
      I’m so glad we had this conversation….chat….thank you being such a beautiful light in the darkness. I’ll keep you in mind when I pray….stay blessed.
      Peace and hugs
      πŸŽ€πŸŒ·πŸ§ΈπŸŒ·πŸŽ€

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