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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

STYLIST100's picture
Written on Sunday, October 12, 2014
Pros: large container, nourishing
Cons: heavy on skin

My hands get very dry from constantly washing the dishes and especially during the winter time.  I have to slather on hand lotion two times a day for them to remain hydrated and smooth.  I like to try different brands of hand lotions (because I haven’t found one that I absolutely love), and right now I am using the Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion (Dry to Very Dry Skin).


                                           This lotion comes inside a tall and dark blue pump bottle.

Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion


I bought a 16.9 fl oz bottle for @ $6, so it’s an average price, since that’s what other competitor brands charge as well.  Since Nivea is a popular brand name, you can find this lotion practically anywhere- drugstores, retail stores, beauty stores, and also online.

A feature that I like about this lotion’s bottle is that it has a big pump on top.  I only need to pump it one time to get enough coverage for both of my hands.


                                                     Bottle has a big pump on top that is very handy.


Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion


The lotion inside is a white semi-thick cream (it’s not too thick and not too thin).  It also has a standard cold cream smell to it when it is first applied onto the skin, but this fragrance dies down throughout the day.


                                                         Lotion is white and semi-thick in texture.

Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion


When I apply this lotion onto my hands, it feels a little watery to me.  It glides smoothly all over my skin, but the lotion stays on top of my skin, it doesn’t get absorbed right away.  My hands are left with a greasy residue.  It also takes a long time to fully dry (@ 15 minutes).  My hands feel very slippery during this timeframe, and I can’t grab a glass of water or it will fall out of my hands and break.  Since I’m always busy and I can’t just sit there and “wait” for this lotion to dry, I sometimes end up rubbing my hands on a hand towel to speed up the drying process. 


                                                  Hands feel slippery and greasy for @ 15 minutes.

Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion


This lotion’s bottle states that it is a “body” lotion, so you can use it all over your body, and not just on your hands like I do.  I use a spray lotion on my legs and arms (since it’s easier for me to apply) and Vaseline on my dry knees and feet.  


                                                                          It’s a “body” lotion.

Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion


Nivea also carries other body lotions that I haven’t personally tried.  They have an Original Moisture, Extended Moisture, Cocoa Butter, Skin Firming, Happy Sensation, and Express Hydration lotions.  They state that the Express Hydration lotion dries in seconds, so I will probably buy it next to test it out, since the drying time is a huge factor for me.

So, I’m only giving this Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion 3 stars, because it’s inexpensive, but it takes forever to dry.  It also leaves a greasy film that stays on top of my hands.  I’m still on a mission to find the perfect hand cream.  I will let you know when I find it!

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STYLIST100 doesn't recommend Nivea Essentially Enriched Daily Body Lotion for Dry to Very Dry Skin

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Type: Lotion
Brand: Nivea
Category: Body Care
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