zaterdag 16 november 2013

Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

Introduction.


Everyone probably knows the brand Nivea which got famous because of the Nivea Cream that comes in a blue tin.


But Nivea also has for quite a long time a line of care products for guys and this line includes shaving software like shaving cream, aftershave balms and shaving foam in cans which is of course crap so I stay away from shaving foam in cans.

And in this blogpost i'm going too write about the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Balm, which is widely available in many countries and mine I bought in the Netherlands.


The Packaging.


I do personally find that the package has a nice and simple appearance and the white glass bottle definitely doesn't look cheap and its okay to place it in your bathroom in sight. The carton box that the post shave balm comes does not look bad at all and makes it look a bit more luxury when compared to really cheap balms that just come in a plastic bottle.

However trees have to be cut down in order to make these carton boxes, so its not so good for the environment, but I personally keep these kind off boxes often.


This in an older packing, the new one looks slightly different 

Ingredients.

Nivea doesn't really show off the ingredients like budget brands do like Isana Men, K-Classic, Balea Men, Rewe, but instead of that they use a meaningless term: active comfort system.


But if we take a look at the ingredient list of the balm anyway then we see Chamomile which is used to supports the healing off the skin and looking further we find Isopropyl Palmitate and this ingredient is used as a moisturizer, but it can cause blackheads.

And this balm also contains vitamin E, which also is mentioned on the Nivea Men website and this ingredient name is actually Tocopheryl Acetate. To look up information off the ingredients I used an german website called Codecheck.info.


Performance and smell

This post shave balm is dosed quite good because it isn't a thick balm but also not too watery, but be careful that you don't dose too much, as the balm comes quite easy out off the bottle while dosing it.

I really find the performance of this post shave balm very good, because its easy to spread and absorbs quickly and I can tell you that in the winter you don't need any menthol in your post shave balm because when you put the balm on in the morning then the cold weather outside provides you already a cold feeling.

I find the smell off this post shave balm quite good and I would describe it as a neutral smell which is not too strong, but I can definitely smell it when i'm adding the balm on the shaved area.

Price

In The Netherlands this product is sometimes is one sale for 50% off and the normal price is about € 8, but in Germany the price is below € 5 and not so long ago it was on sale for € 3,49 in Kaufland.

So I have to say that this post shave balm offers really a lot value for your money, especially when on sale and then the only brands offering more value for money are brands like Isana Men, Balea Men, Florena Men, Rewe aftershave balm, which all are sold for less than € 3 in Germany and thats without any discount.

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